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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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HC007707: Clear Lake City Water Authority Houston, TX See Below To Apply Bachelor's Degree in accounting is essential. Ideal candidate must have 5 years of accounting and supervisory experience with a strong understanding of government accounting and good communication skills. Job duties include: manage the customer service department and complaints, prepare and maintain accounting records with TC...
Position Description AIG is seeking a Sr. Analyst - Data Integrity & Control for the Financial Planning & Analysis area in our New York office. The right individual will have demonstrated capabilities in the following: 1. Financial and Management Reporting. 2. Content Management, including dimension and hierarchy maintenance, metadata mapping. 3. Experience working with relational and multidimensi...
Position Description • Prepare subsidiary financial statements in accordance with GAAP (FSP 115, FSP 157 etc.) and ensure the timely and accurate recording of all investment related transactions in the investment accounting systems *Prepare U.S. STAT filings including Yellow Book Schedudle D's. • Prepare investment related adjustments and follow through with AIG PC to ensure the appropriate entrie...
Position Description Responsibilities: • Prepare short-term cash flow forecast for the purposes of managing cash and liquidity. • Review accounts for cash balances in excess of established targets • Adjust target balances to optimize cash sweeps • Instruct wire transfer team to move funds to/from accounts to meet daily liquidity needs • Manage operational cash to established liquidity target balan...
Position Description Responsibilities: • Review accounts for cash balances in excess of established targets • Adjust target balances to optimize cash sweeps • Instruct wire transfer team to move funds to/from accounts to meet daily liquidity needs • Manage operational cash to established liquidity target balances, providing investments with timely balance information of cash available for investme...
Position Description AIG is seeking a Financial Controls Manager to: • Perform and/or lead risk based control assessments to determine the propriety and efficiency of the internal control structure and operating processes. • Manage Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)/Model Audit Rule (MAR)/Fed Regulatory Reporting (Fed) compliance efforts, including proper identification of key risks and controls that impact the...
Senior Financial Reporting Analyst (10q 10k) – Big 4 - CPA Prominent client in Phoenix, Arizona is hiring a Sr Financial Reporting Analyst. Excellent pay, full benefits and performance based bonuses. The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will oversee the coordination and execution of the external and other various financial reporting functions for the company. If you or anyone you know if qualifi...
Current Need McKesson is seeking a Financial Analyst to be responsible for planning, forecasting and tracking all capital expenditures. The candidate must be well versed in balance sheet, cash flow and working capital. Position Description SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Develop and review business cases and build ROI models for capital investments to determine feasibility Work with the business to d...
Immediate need for Billing Clerk for in Lenexa, KS. Full-time position ($14-15/hr) with benefits Experience with 3rd party billing 3+ years of experience in an office setting Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities effectively Must be a self-starter and self-motivated Must have high attention to detail Must be able to do multiple line items for bill...
Immediate need for Billing Clerk in Lenexa, KS. Full-time position ($14-15/hr) with benefits Experience with 3rd party billing 3+ years of experience in an office setting Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities effectively Must be a self-starter and self-motivated Must have high attention to detail Must be able to do multiple line items for billing...
Location: Columbus, OH Our client, who is a leader within their industry, is looking to add to their payroll support team within the Corporate Executive Offices located in the Columbus Ohio area. We are looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to fill a Payroll Coordinator position that will report directly into the Director of Payroll. This employee will work in a fast paced environment and...
As a Finance Associate Manager at PepsiCo, you will be a key Finance contact responsible for providing the financial expertise and recommendations that enable effective decision-making within the business. This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Finance Associate Manager will be a key finance contact for the Retail Sal...
As a Finance Associate Manager at PepsiCo, you will be a key Finance contact responsible for providing the financial expertise and recommendations that enable effective decision-making within the business. This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Finance Associate Manager will be a key finance contact for the Retail Sal...
Our client a global mobile and telecommunications company is currently seeking a expansion of the US Finance team for a Revenue & Contract Accountant. Contribute to financial reporting process of Telecoms Management Practice (TMP) and Corporate USA by performing robust contract accounting and review to ensure propriety of customer billing and associated revenue recognition. Support business decisi...
FUND ACCOUNTANT-INVESTMENT ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE NEEDED PRIVATE EQUITY PLATFORM $60-80k BASE AND ESTIMATED BONUS OF 15% Excellent opportunity working for a successful registered investment advisement group with over $20 billion under management. They provide investors with a variety of closed end mutual funds, hedge funds, and separately managed accounts in which to invest. Located in the Los Ange...
We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Clerk Job in Philadelphia, PA. Our client is a Property Management Firm with a current opening! This is a direct hire opportunity with an annual salary between $40,000 - $50,000. Please read the job description for the Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Clerk Role: Key Areas of Focus: The Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable...
Summary: Design dynamic models to identify and measure treasury-related risks. Conduct stress testing and scenario analytics and provide reporting to executive management to guide strategic decisions. Essential functions of the position: Modeling and Analytics Provide ALM Analytics (net interest income, economic value of equity, balance sheet gaps), economic capital impact and stress testing analy...
Payroll Lead provides support to the Payroll Processors and Manager by adding training and audit capabilities as well as maintaining a designated group of employees for payroll processing. Payroll Lead is also responsible for auditing payroll reports prior to transmission and reviewing final detail for accuracy. The position also includes report writing functions each payroll and month end includi...
As followed is a brief description of the opportunity: Insurance Agent Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their, lives and their income. Baltimore Life's most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant man...
As followed is a brief description of the opportunity: Insurance Agent Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their, lives and their income. Baltimore Life's most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant man...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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