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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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FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha is accepting applications for the position of Financial Aid Specialist. Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree, be able to communicate well with others and have computer experience. A notice of vacancy detailing job responsibilities and application procedures is available from the Personnel Office (405 ...
Accounts Receivable Specialist Laurel View Village is seeking a qualified, full time, Accounts Receivable Specialist. Duties include: tracking resident census, creating private statements, billing Medical Assistance, processing payments and making deposits. Experience and education in Long Term Care, A/R, and Medicaid Billing preferred. Send resume to: Controller, Laurel View Village 2000 Camb...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Plant Management with financial information to assist in management of operational results. Develop and monitor the required financial systems, policies, procedures, and reports to provide a f...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary The primary purpose of this position is to manage and lead the financial accounting group that supports the company’s Lamb Weston business segment. Responsibilities include balance sheet analysis and r...
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESIDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES The West Palm Beach Housing Authority (WPBHA) is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Resident Financial Services. This position manages a caseload of approximately 250, and assists in the implementation of Housing Counseling Services and the FSS Program. Experience in social work or related field and excellent computer skills requi...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Finance and Operations analytical support to review manufacturing results and trends. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Determine root cause of issues and facilitate implement...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Performs and interprets financial analyses for the plant team. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Areas of responsibility may include: Finance, Cost Accounting, General Accounting, Int...
This position is located in our MA, Needham facility Support Accounting Manager in all aspects related to the General Ledger. Learn all tasks performed within the department and develop the ability to act as an alternate in each position. Assist in the month end closing process including Hyperion Corporate mapping and reporting. Provide adequate and timely responses to all audits, DCAA, E & Y,...
We are a cutting-edge robotics engineering company that was acquired by Google earlier this year. Our team is looking for a sharp Financial Administrator who will handle an array of organizational and accounting tasks. You will help us keep our financial system in order as we develop the next generation of amazing robots. This is an exciting opportunity to get your foot in the door with one of the...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Performs complex administrative and analytical tasks in support of a contract program. This position will be a key contributor role; ideally, this individual must be a proven leader and have the ability to assess issues and recommend solutions. Responsibilities and requirements include: 1. Expertise in creation of budgets for research protoc...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Sam Houston facility Job Responsibilities Participate in the development of reporting requirements for the preparation, collection, justification, and submission of programming and budgetary data. Assist in other Budget functions, such as account managing, track obligations and commitments against any fund type. Resolve unliquidated obligations, unmatched tr...
Accounting Assistant Looking for someone with a Bachelors degree in accounting to assist in the accounting department of a natural gas company. Must be highly skilled with financial and numerical data, Excel spreadsheets, and MS Word. Send resume and salary requirements to: Classified Connection Box M-3594, 500 S Market St., Canton, OH 44702...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to...
Becknell Industrial is seeking a Staff Accountant for our offices in Carmel, IN to support our company in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting group. Successful candidate will work with a variety of personnel to fulfill a range of responsibilities. Only candidates with a Bachelor’s degree Accounting or Business Administration with an Accounting concentration should apply. Please di...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Senior Investment Accountant-Windsor CT SS&C delivers investment and financial management services and software focused exclusively on the financial services industry. By leveraging expertise in common investment business functions, SS&C cost effectively serves clients in the different industry segments, including: 1) insurance entities and pension funds, 2) asset management, 3) hedge funds and f...
Would you like to be part of the excitement of the travel industry? Grand Circle Travel is currently seeking Staff Accountant to work with our international offices! Grand Circle is the largest U.S. direct marketer of international travel, adventure, and discovery for Americans aged 50+. Since our beginning in 1958 we have served more than 1.5 million Travelers, expanded to 22 offices worldwide a...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Candidate will provide support to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Resource Manager/Comptroller. The individual will provide support tasks to include: - Standardization and full documentation of the process of reconciling financial data in the agency's customer budgeting tool - Support tasks to standardize and fully documen...
Company Confidential Springfield, OH, 45505
Established income tax and accounting service is seeking experienced tax professionals and bookkeepers. Openings for experienced tax professionals in Bellefontaine, Columbus, Dayton, Piqua, Sidney, Springfield, Troy, and Xenia. Our company has been in continuous operation for over 70 years. We are locally owned and operated. We offer competitive pay as well as full time-time / permanent employment...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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