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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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About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Company Confidential Cleveland, OH
Far east side office is looking to hire a full-time Accounts Payable Specialist to process high volume of invoices as well as the responsibility for account coding of invoices, weekly check runs, credit memo processing, and other general office support tasks as assigned. Also will need to provide occasional back up support for Accounts Receivable position. High school degree is required as well a...
. JOB SUMMARY We are seeking an experienced Audit/Compliance professional looking for a new challenge. The Examiner will develop and administer a program to examine the risk management policies and procedures of our member firms. RESPONSIBILITIES Develop internal policy and procedure for requesting and maintaining risk management policies and procedures from member firms. Conduct reviews in a...
Professional Management Consulting Services is recruiting a Staff Accountant Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and CE...
We are looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant for our established clinic in Beaumont, Texas! New Grad -The clinic shall make available a structured mentoring program which may include, but not be limited to direct and/or indirect supervision of professional work, assigned readings, discussion and review of literature of current topics, presentations of clinical interest to colleagues in the Cli...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an ...
Staff or Senior Accountant – Outsourced Accounting Veris Consulting, Inc. is seeking a full-time Staff or Senior Accountant for a position in our Outsourced Accounting & Financial Management group. Due to the consultative nature of our work and the fact that we provide accounting services primarily to the not-for-profit and association marketplace, the majority of our accounting work is done onsi...
Professional Management Consulting Services (PMCS) is recruiting a Bookkeeper. Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and ...
This is an opportunity for an individual with a high aptitude for attention to detail who is interested in pursuing a long-term career opportunity with a growing Investment Management firm located in Summit, NJ.​ RSW Investments specializes in the professional management of separate account tax-exempt fixed income portfolios for individual and institutional investors.​ For more information please...
Position Summary: The Assistant Controller is an integral part of the accounting functions of the Club. The position performs daily accounts payable, payroll and human resource functions as well as month end and tax reporting in support of the CFO. Position Responsibilities: Payroll/Human Resources Maintenance of Current/Former/Prospective Employee Records in accordance with applicable federal...
Just Born Quality Confections is searching for a Financial Analyst to provide research, analysis and reporting for different facets of the Reporting, Treasury and Legal Services Team, including; Responsible for identification, partnering and tracking of Productivity for Investment in our Future (PIF) opportunities. Responsible for coordinating the Company’s legal exposures and tracking status of a...
Recently named by the Washington Post as a “Top Place to Work”, immixGroup is seeking an Accounts Payable Supervisor to join our Finance and Accounting team. The Accounts Payable Supervisor is responsible for managing and forecasting the cash disbursements cycle, the accounts payable sub ledger, supervising the Accounts Payable team. This person will play a key contributor role in supporting audit...
Company Confidential KANSAS CITY, MO, 64130
2 Positions - Full-Time Cook- Monday-Friday, day hours. Must pass State background check. Downtown KC?location. Must be able to start immediately. Parking cost is employee's responsibility. Cafe Manager- Monday-Friday, salaried position. Must pass Federal background check. Two locations. All positions offer, No nights, weekends or holidays. Ready to join my team? Email resume w/contact info to: A...
Pragmatics, a mid-tier government contractor, is looking for a Senior Accountant who is a self-starter and has broad experience in accounting and compliance. Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following: Maintain Chart of Accounts Review & post cash receipts & prepare daily cash report Update and review monthly account reconciliations Responsible for monthly close and a...
Experis currently has a great Financial Analyst opportunity with a Global Automotive Manufacturer. Description: Assist with the coordination and management of the financial activities and operational support of our client Develop, analyze and review the monthly profit forecast Prepare and analyze annual budget/business plan for income statement and capital expenditures Work closely with opera...
Company Confidential ST. JOSEPH, MO, 64501
Commercial Producer News-Press TV, LLC., a cluster of television stations that includes the FOX, The CW, and Telemundo affiliates and a 24/7 News & Weather Channel in St. Joseph, Missouri, is accepting applications for a Commercial Producer. Duties include script writing, electronic field production, video postproduction and the ability to work closely with sales representatives and clients to pro...
Our client who is located in downtown Chicago has an immediate opening for a Payroll Tax Manager. If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity with a company that has multi-state locations and is growing tremendously, please send us your resume for further consideration. Responsibilities include: · Responsible for all domestic federal, state, local as well as international payroll tax compl...
WG Consulting is a full service consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas with an international office located in London. We are a member of the Willis Group family of companies and our team of proven, respected experts provide consulting and tactical solutions to businesses on an interim or project basis, employing a flexible, virtual bench model that maximizes value and minimizes cost. We...

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