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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accountant in Seattle, WA. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Duties: Performs multiple accounting functions including preparing standard and specialized financial statements, financial reports as directed gathers financial information to prepare entries into accounts, such as general ledger accounts, balance sheets, i...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking two Property Accountants in Garden City, New York (NY). The client is a leading Long Island based real estate organization and due to major growth, is seeking two Property Accountants. Great opportunity to join a premier company with unlimited advancement potential and very competitive compensation and benefits. Will provide support to the Property Acco...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Internal Auditor in Plainsboro, New Jersey (NJ). A world class pharmaceutical company is seeking a Senior Internal Auditor. This person works as a member of a team to review processes across businesses, countries, and functions for efficiency, effectiveness, and adequacy of controls. The responsibilities and duties of this position include but are n...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client in the Livingston, New Jersey (NJ) area, a 'Top Ranked' mid-sized CPA Firm is in need of an Senior Entity Tax Accountant Responsibilities: Preparation and light review of partnership and corporate tax returns Preparation and light review of quarterly estimates - corporate and individual State and local tax compliance and research Preparation of FAS 109 Willingness...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A growing manufacturing firm base in Lakewood, New Jersey (NJ) is seeking a Tax Manager to join their team. This is a newly created position that reports directly to the Controller. Responsibilities: Manage/drive the preparation of worldwide US GAAP tax provision for quarterly and annual financial statement processes Manage the preparation and review of individual legal entity qu...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A world class financial services company seeks a Director internal audit - Actuarial risk. The Domestic Life Insurance Audit Department at his firm is expanding its approach to covering actuarial risks and to develop and oversee the Department's actuarial audit coverage and related work in the Individual and Group Life, Group Disability and Long Term Care businesses. This high pr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Tax Manager in Concord, New Hampshire (NH). The Tax Manager will lead in the effective and efficient operations of the tax practice area. This practice area should reflect firm values: a quality process and outcome, IRS knowledge and compliance, excellent client communication that results in our firm's reputation as a preferred partner in this area of serv...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Consolidation & Financial Reporting Manager for their Newton, MA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. This position is required to/ responsible for: Manage the monthly financial reporting close and consolidation process to ensure that financial transactions are properly captured, complete and accurately reported...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Staff Accountant in Boston, MA for a dynamic high growth Software Company. The staff accountant reports to the Accounting Manager, and performs a variety of duties within a small and dynamic team to support accurate and timely financial reporting. Revenue recognition Monitor Account Receivables, inventories balance Help in the preparation of the monthly cl...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) client offers a great opportunity for a Big 4 or large Regional Public Accountant (or public / private combo) to make their desired move into the industry while building their resume! In this position, Associates will have an opportunity to enhance their resume working on: Internal / External Financial Reporting Accounting process enhancem...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking Homeowner Claims Representatives for their Lake Mary, Florida (FL) location. Scope of responsibilities include: First party property claims Analyze an insurance policy and review an estimate Assist in insurance adjustment processes and requirements Organize and maintain information needed in the performance of specific work tasks The hours for this role can...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Williston, Vermont (VT) is currently seeking dedicated Accountants/Auditors to complete small to medium sized engagements. In this role, you will: Coordinate multiple engagements Review financial statements Review and prepare corporate, individual, partnership, fiduciary and other tax returns Train & supervise staff Maintain and cultivate client relationships Monito...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Mclean, Virginia (VA) is seeking seasoned project manager is needed to work on the Procure to Pay Transformation project. This project has multiple facets and requires extensive coordination. Main responsibilities include: Coordinate project activities between Finance Change Management, Delivery Services and Implementation Partner for various sub-projects Deliverabl...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Newport, Kentucky (KY) is looking for an Internal Auditor to join their team. Responsibilities may include: Examines records, reports, operating practices, and documentation to ensure compliance with established internal control procedures Compares items to documentation to verify assets and liabilities Documents audit tests and findings Appraises adequacy of intern...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Princeton, New Jersey (NJ) is seeking a Fixed Assets Supervisor for the following responsibilities: Assist in managing staff and processes of the company's Fixed Assets functions to ensure accurate and timely capitalization of the projects, computing and posting depreciation, roll-forward of Fixed Assets schedule, and management information Coordinate all Fixed Asse...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A world class technology company in Ramsey NJ This firm offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. This firm was named to Fortune's "Top 100 Companies to Work For" for the third straight year and a Gallup Great Workplace...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a world class commercial bank seeks a Senior Internal Auditor in New York, NY. The Internal Audit department is considered one of the leading internal audit functions within the financial services industry and is highly regarded within the company. Senior Auditors perform professional internal auditing work that involves conducting operational, financial and complianc...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our local Kforce client is hiring to fill the Tax Manager position in Saint Louis, Missouri (MO). This position will be responsible for tax compliance and consulting, the review of various returns, and any additional projects that are assigned. Responsibilities May Include: Implementing and overseeing the tax plan Performing managerial functions in the office Prepare the required...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in New York, NY is seeking a Bookkeeper to join their team. Responsibilities for this position include: Enter and pay accounts payable (AP) invoices and process weekly check runs Enter accounts receivable (AR) payments Prepare and record journal entries Handle monthly journal entries GL, bank and payroll reconciliations Run trial balance Special projects as needed REQU...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Excellent opportunity for experienced medical billing professionals in Seattle! Our client has an immediate need for a medical billing professional with Denials and EPIC experience to join their team. Responsibilities include: Ensure complete, accurate and timely billing of insurance claims. Ability to manage claims volume of 45-60 per day Medicare and Commercial Billing experien...
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