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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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Payroll Tax Analyst - Nashville, TN - Direct Hire Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm - is offering an excellent direct hire opportunity with one of our Nashville clients. Job Summary: This position is responsible for payroll tax compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, and analyzing payroll tax deposits with returns in a high-volume environment. Esse...
Software Solutions Consultant Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. is a Top 100 CPA and business consulting firm in the U.S. and the fastest growing Top 100 firm in the Midwest (Accounting Today, March 2013). We are one of the nation’s largest and most respected professional service firms for client organizations in all 50 states and hundreds of U.S. cities. Our Software Solutions Group provides accounti...
Responsibilities Customer Financial Services (CFS) 800 Line - Representative Charleston In this position, you would work in a fast-paced, intense, results-oriented call center environment. Your main responsibilities would be to handle heavy inbound and outbound customer calls for accounts that are 30, 60, 90-plus days past due in order to identify and resolve outstanding issues for account rehab...
The Kenan Advantage Group is searching for a candidate to fill an internal auditor position at the Company’s headquarters in North Canton, Ohio. This individual will assist with examining and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of the organization’s internal control systems and procedures and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal controls and reduc...
Growth oriented Williamsville, NY CPA firm looking for individuals with recent public accounting experience for full and part time positions. Flexible schedules are available. Candidates must be hard working with strong communication skills and a positive attitude. Email resume and salary requirements to *****....
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) The E&I Finance Manager w...
Are you looking for a career where you directly impact the company’s success and your accomplishments will be recognized by the executive team? Would you enjoy working for a company that truly values their employees and provides you with the opportunity for a career that could last until you retire? As the Controller for our client, you will be in a highly visible role overseeing the daily accoun...
Adecco, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is now hiring for a Part Time temporary School Zone Monitor in the Akron, Ohio. Pay - $13.00/hr Shift – SPLIT shift 6:30am – 9:30am AND 12:30pm-3:30pm Duration – August 19th through June 14th 2014 *If schools are closed for holidays, snow days, ect you would not work* Job Description - - Drive to the main location to pick up van; will drive to designated...
Reimbursement Specialists - Franklin, TN - Direct Hire or Temp to Possible Hire Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm - is offering an excellent opportunity to join the team of one of our Franklin clients. The Reimbursement Specialist reports to the Accounts Receivables Manager and performs a variety of duties related to, but are not limited to, those listed below. Du...
Our client, a large General Contractor with a National footprint, is searching for a Regional Controller for their Washington DC market: JOB SUMMARY: Employee is responsible for; ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and internal controls, generating and implementing process improvements and efficiencies, and championing various accounting department functions. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES...
We are recruiters that specialize in Accounting and Finance. Our client is a financial services company located in Cleveland Ohio. We are working together to find an Internal Auditor . The Internal Auditor will be responsible for performing financial, compliance and operational audits. Duties will include performing risk assessments, developing audit programs and test plans, evaluating internal c...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Fraud Risk Analyst POSITION OBJECTIVE Inprove business decisions and processes to ultimately result in the reduction of fraud losses by pro-actively analyzing Kohl's Charge portfolio to find potential fraud ...
On July 31, Synchrony Financial reached its goal of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and was listed on the NY Stock Exchange under the symbol SYF. It was previously known as GE Capital Retail Finance. Synchrony Financial brings 80 years of experience and financial leadership under one new brand. We offer private label credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending and FDIC-insured sav...
ProNexus, LLC is looking for talented business professionals with experience in audit, SOX, compliance and consulting to join our upstate NY practice. As a Consultant with ProNexus, LLC you will have the ability to play an instrumental role in assisting clients in a variety of challenging projects that will make a positive impact on their ability to do business. Attributes of our consultants inc...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Health...
About Keter Environmental Services: Keter Environmental Services is a full-service environmental management company specializing in the commercial waste and recycling industry. Keter Environmental Services operates on a national footprint servicing a variety of Fortune 500 Companies. As a management company, Keter focuses on the needs of our clients operating with a complete bias to their needs....
Summary Overview Essential Functions: · Assist in the processing of multi-state, multi-company, ADP Workforce Now 2.0 (or Ultipro) payroll for over 500 employees, along with separate 1099 contractor payrolls (continually increasing locations and employee and contractor totals expected) · Verify/validate accurate full time and attendance input from all required pay groups; ensure exception-only ...
Greenlight BTS focuses on delivery of Microsoft Dynamics AX with an emphasis on project based businesses. This is a great opportunity for staff accountant that would like to expand their role in a dynamic environment working with a small but growing team. This position will be reporting to the Controller. RESPONSIBILITIES: · Assist with month end and year-end close activities for multiple compan...
Position is needed for Oracle EBS Finance Team to support the Oracle Accelerated Deployments. Needs to have an accounting focus preferably with Oracle R12 experience. REQUIRED: Bachelors degree in accounting - - minimum GPA of 3.0 - - minimum of 6 years of exempt accounting experience - - Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP and FASB regulations and procedures as they relate to the particular area of ...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...

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