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Accounting Industry Overview


While about 100,000 firms with combined annual revenues of approximately $120 billion make up the accounting services industry, employment in accounting typically involves working for just one of three sizes of employers:

  • The Big Four accounting firms -- Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Ernst & Young -- that together offer about 650,000 accounting jobs and bill over $100 billion annually
  • Midsize US accounting firms, including Grant Thornton, McGladrey & Pullen and BDO Seidman
  • Smaller accounting and auditing firms that primarily serve specialized industries and local businesses

The accounting services market is fragmented: The 50 largest accounting companies hold just less than 50 percent of the market, according to Hoovers.Other jobs in accounting can be found at large accounting-related companies such as payroll services provider Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and tax preparer H&R Block, Hoovers says.

Accounting Job Market


Accounting job opportunities are plentiful in the US and expected to stay that way. In 2010, there were more than 1.2 million US accounting and auditing workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Auditing and accounting employment is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations, the BLS reports. Nearly 191,000 new accounting jobs are expected to open up over that time period.

Small and midsize public accounting firms made big cutbacks during the recession, driving many people to shift their accounting careers into the corporate sector. Now that the economy is recovering, public accounting firms are looking to upgrade their staff, creating openings in higher-level accounting positions.

While public accounting hiring is picking up for positions at all levels, professionals at the senior-accountant level are particularly in demand, according to Robert Half International’s 2012 Salary Guide. Demand is also strong for tax professionals, especially those with international tax backgrounds. To bring recent accounting graduates into the profession, Big Four firms have stepped up their campus recruiting efforts. The hardest accounting jobs to fill include controllers, internal auditors, accountants, tax accountants, cost accountants, auditors and accounting operations personnel, according to the Robert Half report.

Accounting Salaries


Median annual accountant and auditor salaries were $62,850 in May 2011, according to the BLS. The middle half earned between $48,920 and $83,210. The top 10 percent earned nearly $110,000.
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Parker + Lynch's client in the West Palm Beach, FL area is hiring for a IT/Accounting Analyst.This is a newly created position as a result of the company’s rapid growth. This company has great benefits: employer pays 100%, 401k match, annual increases and company wide bonuses. This position will be a blend between IT and Finance. Candidates must be technically strong to excel in this role. Any exp...
SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT!!! Are you looking for an opportunity with a stable and dynamic company? Our client is a leader in the real estate development industry. They are looking for a Senior Tax Accountant to be responsible for the preparation of federal and multi-state tax returns, tax research, tax reporting under ASC 740 and other special projects. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree - CPA an...
We have a job opening for a Senior Financial Planning Analyst in Houston, TX. This position will be responsible for leading the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning and reporting activities. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company while utilizing a blend of both your accounting and analytical skills and work closely with upper management. The job duties for the Sen...
Rapidly growing mid-size O&G company seeking experienced O&G professional for challenging O&G Revenue position. This role will work in revenue department and perform wide range of duties supporting O&G Revenue department. Specific tasks include compilation, preparation and recording of monthly revenues, coordinating new well set-ups with Land department and ensuring revenues are in accordance with...
Purchasing Job in West Palm Beach, FL Our client is looking to hire an experienced Purchaser/Buyer to work in the West Palm Beach, Florida area. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field. Client would like 5 plus years of manufacturing experience. Candidate should have strong communication skills, hardworking, and organized. This company is offering up to $50...
A highly prestigious firm located in the heart of downtown Chicago is seeking a Tax Supervisor for a role open due to internal promotion. The Tax Supervisor in this role will be responsible for preparing and filing a variety of tax work including Federal, State, and International tax returns as well as assisting in tax planning and estimations, responding to notices and law changes, and more. Thi...
If you are searching for a new Investment Advisor job and would like to join a growing, stable and supportive environment in the Salt Lake City area, keep reading. If you have a minimum of four years’ experience in a client-focused role, and hold Series 7 & 65 or 66 licenses, then you may be the perfect candidate! Add your ability to be a “hunter” and your drive to bring in new business, and we de...
We are currently assisting a long-term client, a global fortune 500 company in their search for two Financial Analysts (Staff level and Senior Financial Analyst level) to join their growing team. This is a management development position intended to identify and develop high-potential individuals who will play a leadership role in the future. This is a great opportunity to join a world class orga...
A SOX Compliance Manager job in Nashville, TN is available courtesy of Parker + Lynch. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 5 years of experience in either external or internal audit. This position will play a pivotal role in the success and efficiency of this publicly traded company's internal control framework. If you are seeking an organization that places a high value...
If you are interested in applying for this job opportunity, please email your resume in Word format to ***** and put “Tax Manager” in the subject line. Emailed resumes will have priority consideration over online applications. PUBLIC ACCOUNTING TAX MANAGER JOB IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IL A client, a mid-size public accounting firm, is seeking to fill a Tax Manager job in downt...
A Cost Accounting Manager job in Dickson, TN is currently available courtesy of Parker & Lynch. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with exposure to cost accounting. This client has exceptional benefits and a great company culture. You will report to the Plant Controller who is a very good mentor who measures success vi...
Our publicly traded Woodlands client is searching for a Sr. Financial Reporting Analyst to help with the SEC reporting - timely preparation of reports (10-Q, 10-K, 8K), analysis of reporting, SOX compliance and development, and related technical analysis. This role will report to the Manager of Financial Reporting. This is a great time to join this newly public company as it grows and offers great...
Financial Analyst job opportunity in San Francisco, CA Looking for a great opportunity in San Francisco? One of our top clients has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst to join their team. This contract-to-hire position is a great opportunity to work with an innovative company in the financial services industry that values excellent customer service. The ideal candidate for the Financial ...
Executive Recruiter Jobs in New Jersey and New York City Parker+Lynch is the Permanent Placement division of Accounting Principals and we are experiencing tremendous growth and need to hire Executive Recruiters in many of our locations!!! How do you know if Parker+Lynch is the right firm for you? Ask yourself a couple of questions: • Do you enjoy the “thrill of the chase” that recruiting top cl...
Collections Specialist job in Fort Lauderdale, FL Duties: Oversee company internal and external collection portfolios. Under established department guidelines, perform and process the collection of past due accounts and delinquent balances through direct contact with customers by letter, telephone, and email. Uses company resources and management support to effectively and efficiently return de...
Accounting Principals is searching for a Customer Service Representative with Supply Chain experience to join an excellent company's Finance and Supply Chain Department Job Responsibilities Include: • Responsible for receipt, validation and processing of customer orders entered via the web portal, ensuring that requested product meets order criteria and verifying exceptions or non-compliance iss...
Executive Recruiter Job in Middlesex County, NJ An outstanding opportunity exists in our hub office in Central New Jersey for an Executive Recruiter! We are looking for bright, hungry, go-getters that are interested in unlimited earning potential, have the drive and determination to not only make it in sales, but succeed and love the thrill of chase. If you have an accounting/finance background...
Lead A/P Accountant- Perm! Join this global company and enjoy exceptional benefits, potential to develop your skills and career and contribute from day one in this fast paced role within the Accounting team. You will oversee and ensure that payables are processed accurately and effectively. You can take part in assessing and improving process. Convenient location. Job responsibilities Respond t...
Our client, a well known financial institution in the greater Sacramento area, is seeking highly motivated individuals for a contract to hire opportunity. This is an hourly + commission opportunity working standard business hours. If you are interested in working for a highly innovative technology company with a fast pace environment this is the place for you! THE SALES SPECIALIST ROLE: This is ...
Parker + Lynch has a Tax Associate job currently available in Winston-Salem, NC. You could be the ideal candidate for this role if you have strong tax knowledge, are able to communicate effectively, and enjoy interaction with clients. Our client is a well established firm that will offer you upward mobility, a professional team environment, and flexibility. Tax Associate job responsibilities: • ...

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