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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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Company Confidential Valdosta, GA, 31602
CPA Valenti, Rackley & Associates, CPA, LLC has an opening for a CPA with a minimum of five years public accounting experience. Interested parties should send resumes in confidence to Attn: Nick Valenti, 208 W. Park Ave Valdosta, GA 31602 or call 229-247-8005....
Key responsibilities: The Accountant, under the direction of the business manager, is responsible for the financial activities of the Company, including A/P, A/R, and the GL. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports required by the Company and Regulatory Agencies. Direct and participate in various annual audits and surveys as required. Assist in managing the administration of an enterprise re...
Company Confidential Erie, PA, 16506
BOOKKEEPER/PAYROLL Full-charge, 10-20 hrs/wk. Must be tech-savvy. Accounting degree & payroll experience preferred. $12-17 per hour. Send resume to PO Box 46, Fairview, PA 16415...
Signing Bonus MXI a local carrier is looking for OTR/regional and local drivers with a class A CDL with HazMat endorsement. Must have 1 year of driving experience. Good Pay, Benefits, Steady Work. Drive a late model tractor and be home weekends. Call John Yarber at 800-243-3452 ext. 212 As Posted in the Bristol Herald Courier...
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Assistant Bookkeeper PART TIME position: A local company is seeking an individual to assist in processing accounts payables/receivables, timely and accurate payments, record keeping, reporting and perform a variety of bookkeeping functions. The individual must have experience with QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and have 3-5 years office bookkeeping experience. Please send resume to...
Company Confidential Saxonburg, PA, 16056
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS: Position available July 1, 2014. Enrollment 2,560; $35 million budget. For details and an application go to www.southbutler.org under Employment and Employment Opportunities. DEADLINE: May 8, 2014 at 4 p.m. EOE...
Description: The Senior Actuarial Associate is a position within the Total Retirement Solutions - Actuarial practice, a team of professionals focusing on delivering actuarial consulting solutions and services to retirement plan sponsors. The individual will support the delivery of actuarial services for Prudential Retirements Defined Benefit clients. The candidate selected will: -Complete annual a...
Description: The Enterprise Services & Financial Systems (ESFS) department has an opportunity available for a project manager/business analyst on the Reporting, Analysis & Control team. The team is responsible for supporting Prudentials business units and corporate areas by providing solutions to their reporting needs. We are seeking an experienced professional with actuarial knowledge, strong bus...
Description: The Director, Actuary, Pricing PRT, is a new position that will play a key role in the overall pricing execution and infrastructure development of Prudentials rapidly growing PRT Funded Business. Responsibilities: · Lead financial modeling and pricing execution for funded PRT transactions. · Supervise highly motivated and talented quantitative professionals to achieve aggressive busin...
Position Description Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA. Annually, Covanta’s mo...
Description: The Director, Sales Development role exists to create and execute on ways to differentiate Prudential Retirement throughout all stages of the sales process and prepare market-facing associates for critical conversations with and presentations to intermediaries, prospects, and clients through highly engaging and effective learning experiences that get results. This role reports to the...
Job #: 303958 Title: Statistical Analyst Grade: 21 Department: Wilmington Operations Division: ACE USA Location: Wilmington, DE Key Objectives: Reporting of premium and loss statistical data to regulatory authorities in order to fulfill and maintain corporate compliance. Responsibilities: · Submit accurate and timely transaction level detailed data to statistical agents while reducing and maintain...
Financial Analyst III-WD30004630 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market shar...
Rezult continues to make great strides toward enhancing the financial services community nationwide. We are consistently looking for qualified professionals to join us in achieving success. Currently we are searching for a Staff Accountant to fulfill an immediate vacancy. The Staff Accountant role is highly visible within our organization and is responsible for producing various analysis and sched...
ACE USA ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, offers more than 170 sophisticated property, casualty, risk-management, and accident and health products and services through retail brokers. The ACE Group of Companies is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with 16,000 employees worldwide...
Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Investigations Lead - Risk Consulting - Multiple Cities ID: 8130 Location: US-Multiple Cities Firm Services: Risk Consulting - Regulatory Compliance Type: Regular Full-Time More information about this opportunity: Company Overview: Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core p...
Federal Tax Senior Manager-New York (8127) ID: 8127 Location: US-NY-New York Firm Services: Tax Consulting - Federal Tax Services Type: Regular Full-Time More information about this opportunity: Company Overview: Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe...
Healthcare Business Analyst Senior Consultant - Nashville or Indianapolis - 8288 ID: 8288 Location: US-TN-Brentwood US-TN-Brentwood US-IN-Indianapolis Firm Services: Performance (IT Consulting) - Credit Balance Management Type: Regular Full-Time More information about this opportunity: Company Overview: Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting...
The Portfolio Credit Analyst III is responsible for Credit Analysis of an existing portfolio of commercial merchant accounts. The successful candidate will minimize the credit risk and financial loss the merchant account provides to the firm. Responsibilities include: Perform a detailed financial statement analysis (balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows) based on key financia...
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