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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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Administrative Assistant to the VP of Underwriting Entry Level Position - Excel and Math Skills Required Insurance Property and Casualty - Home Office 77027 Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables and Vlookup a plus Statistical Typing 40 WPM required Local Candidates only 77027 Position is Permanent Full Time M-F 8:30 to 5:30 Proficient in Excel is required (Pivot Tables, VLookup etc) Excellent writ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a growing E&P company, is seeking a Financial Reporting Manager in Houston, TX. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Duties: Participates in the preparation of financial statements including tracking oil and gas property, calculating depletion, calculating the asset retirement obligation, and analyzing variances. Prepares schedul...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is a top quality regional CPA firm that is growing. We have an outstanding opportunity for an accounting and auditing professional with audit experience for a supervisory and managerial role. This role involves supervising and managing the accounting staff, working and advising clients, as well as taking part in other additional value-added services that we provide t...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Tax Analyst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI). This position will be responsible for state and local sales, and use tax; personal property taxes; and fixed asset. The tax analyst will also perform tax research and assist with other tax return filings. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in accounting, public accounting experience a plus, or 3 to 5 years experien...
Job ID: 7390 Position Description: Brink’s, Incorporated is a premier provider of armored car transportation, currency and coin processing, ATM servicing and other value added services to financial institutions, retailers and other commercial and government entities. The company has a proud history of providing growth and advancement opportunities for its employees. We have a challenging opportu...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Payment Poster & Refunds candidate to join their team in San Antonio, TX! This position is responsible for the processing of adjustments to the aging, GL and refunds to clients. This position will also initiate aging research. Duties: Processing of refund requests from clients, markets or internally that entails research, verification of funds, ac...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Billing Specialist to join their team on a contract basis in Washington, DC. REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate will have experience working in a law firm setting and have experience using CMS or Aderant for billing. A candidate having experience billing for multiple attorneys is highly preferred....
The Tax Operations Analyst will be part of a team responsible for the tax data integrity of transactions processed within our accounting systems and the production of the 1099s, 1042S forms, and tax packages for our Wealth Management Clients. As a team member, you will be expected to perform the daily activities required to meet tax withholding and reporting requirements including an understanding...
Are you an expert at reaching out to patients and engaging them to join clinical trials? We are looking for strategic experts to join our feasibility team in US as 'Manager Patient Recruitment Planning' to manage and lead the strategy to develop the campaigns to attract, recruit and retain the participants globally. You would be graphics orientated, a strong communicator and resilient by nature. ...
About ARAMARK ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World's Most A...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Job Description: DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Support a corporate data reporting environment, including data modeling and development and support of reporting tools, including Microsoft SQL Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services. 2. Data analysis and expertise - Provide data expertise related to all core finance systems and processes. Data expertise includes understanding ...
The Senior Credit Analyst is responsible for objective, independent analysis of complex credit information. Prepares reports for presentation to Commercial Relationship Managers, Market President, Credit Administration, and/or Loan Committee. Assists Commercial Relationship Managers with the analytical process and with client retention functions to provide maximum benefit to the client while enhan...
Title: Billing Specialist (temp) Location: Alexandra, VA The Company FireEye, ranked the fastest growing communications/networking company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™, is transforming the IT security landscape to combat today’s advanced cyber attacks and we want you to be part of our team. FireEye’s disruption in the IT security industry has been all over media out...
Financial Analyst job in Houston, TX Our client is a growing company with many profitable investments and enterprises in and around the Houston, TX area. This position is going to be in charge of financial analysis and reporting for their new international ventures and will be working directly with one of the Vice Presidents. They are privately owned and have been in business for several years wi...
Job Description: Accounts Receivables (Niagara Falls ) compensation: Full contract job Immediate Opening- Great Niagara Falls Company Temp- Perm Responsible for general accounting processes and credit and banking administration. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Record in computer system all payments and wire transfers received from customers and make bank deposit daily. Reviews web i...
Job Description: DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Support a corporate data reporting environment, including data modeling and development and support of reporting tools, including Microsoft SQL Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services. 2. Data analysis and expertise - Provide data expertise related to all core finance systems and processes. Data expertise includes understanding ...
We are searching for an Accounting Generalist that will provide a wide range of accounting and administrative support in our Finance Department. As a member of the General Ledger team, this position provides a great opportunity for an entry/mid-level accountant to gain corporate accounting experience by being exposed to month end closing and financial reporting, payables, receivables, fixed assets...

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