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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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This position reports to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. The primary object involves meeting stringent deadlines, creating presentations, generating reports, operational analysis and various special projects. Responsibilities include: - Calculate and analyze various financial and operational metrics on a monthly basis as compared to annual budget, forecast and historical trends. - Prepare...
This elite entertainment firm is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager. The Accounts Payable professional will be responsible for supervising a staff of 3 analysts. In addition, responsibilities include: Developing and reviewing a reporting package - aging report, un-invoiced receipts report etc. Closing on a weekly and at-month end the AP module - this includes balancing schedules. Direct super...
Our Client, a leading manufacturing company in the northern suburbs of Illinois, is looking for a Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. The position will assist the Controller in the month-end accounting close. Salary will be in the 60 - 70K range and include a full benefit package. Duties: • Closes cash disburseme...
Our Client is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor in the Deerfield area. The position requires 3 + years of experience along with a certified designation of CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP or CFE. The Internal Audit Associate will schedule internal audit reviews where they will follow the Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and...
Company Description: Growing Long Island Real Estate company leading is seeking a Assistant Controller to work closely with President and COO. Responsibilities: • Responsible for all functions of the Accounting Department, including AR, AP,and Payroll. Supervision and management of three staff, which includes the senior accountant, AR/payroll clerk and AP clerk; Ensure the timeliness and accuracy...
CONTROLLER NEEDED!!! Are you looking for an opportunity with a growing company? Our client is an industry leader in the manufacturing and consumer products industry. They are looking for a controller to be responsible for month end close, financial statement audits, intercompany transactions, internal reporting, and other special projects. Qualifications: - 10 years of relevant experience - Bachel...
To apply to this position please email your resume directly to Andria Goff at ***** In the subject line of your email type "Senior Auditor" Our client, is a large publicly traded client with revenues in the billions. They are a leader in their industry and they are seeking an internal auditor to join their team. This position is open because the incumbent was promoted to an e...
TAX MANAGER NEEDED!!! Are you looking for an opportunity with a growing and stable company? Our client is a national leader in the real estate industry. They are looking for a Tax Manager to be responsible for tax compliance, tax return positions, tax basis calculations, and other projects. Qualifications: - 5+ years of relevant experience - CPA highly preferred - Public accounting experience - Ma...
The Director, Global Consolidations and Reporting job is responsible for the global consolidation of multiple entities and preparation of global financial statements. Candidate will be responsible for the evaluation, review and monitoring of financial statements and accounting policies at regional locations, ensuring consistent accounting application. Position will also oversee the administration...
Parker and Lynch is recruiting for a Property Accountant job in the North Dallas area. This position will be responsible for the property accounting for a portfolio of retail properties and corporate accounting duties as assigned. This person will report directly to the CFO. This role is ideal for someone with property accounting experience who wants a role with a family oriented business. This co...
At Parker + Lynch in St. Louis, MO we have a client in need of a Financial Analyst. This is a great company that is located in St. Louis and loves team players. Our client also promotes work life balance along with needing a candidate that is willing to work some overtime when needed. This job requires a background in analysis to assist with building reports and understand market research. Our cli...
My client is hiring a Sr. Property Accountant (Residential) in Ocean County, NJ. The client offers excellent work life balance (8-5job) and a family type of environment along with a completive salary and benefits. To be considered for this role, the ideal Property accountant must have experience with Yardi software since they are implementing Yardi. This role reports to the CFO. Sr. Property Accou...
As a Senior Tax Manager, you will use your expertise in taxation to provide compliance and consulting services to corporations, and partnerships. Candidates must be familiar with the tax consulting process and possess the analytical skills necessary for the effective diagnosis, development and implementation of solutions to clients' tax needs. The company offers an exceptional work atmosphere with...
The VP Corporate Controller job reports to the SVP of Finance with dotted line to the Chief Financial Officer and will be a key leader in the accounting, reporting, budgeting, and accounting systems functions. As part of a dynamic management team, you will supervise and interact with divisional controllers, finance & accounting staff, business unit leaders, corporate executives, outside profession...
Parker + Lynch has a Senior Financial Analyst job in Flower Mound, TX. The client is looking for someone who has a Master’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience. You will be responsible for providing financial analysis and input. We are seeking someone who is proficient with Microsoft applications and has Oracle experience. Responsibilities for the Senior Financial Analyst job: • Monthly...
Senior Tax Associate job in the Hartford, CT area A Senior Tax Associate job is available right now at a very successful CPA firm in the Hartford, CT area. The Senior Tax Associate will be responsible for the preparation and review of complex tax returns. You will also be responsible for supervising and training other tax associates. This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a Senior Tax role at...
Our Client is hiring for a Fixed Assets Supervisor in North Houston, TX. You must have a minimum of seven years' experience in full-cycle fixed assets accounting and three years supervisory experience. The Fixed Assets Supervisor is responsible, either directly or through subordinates, for the accurate and timely accounting of the company’s fixed assets and related transactions. The position is re...
Our Client is hiring for a Corporate Accountant II in Houston, TX. You must have a minimum of three years' experience in accounting. The Corporate Accountant II is responsible for processing accounting transactions, analyzing financial information, preparing accounting calculations, and maintaining accounting records for the corporate entities. The Corporate Accountant II job responsibilities incl...
Parker + Lynch's client in the West Palm Beach, FL area has a position open for a Treasury Analyst. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity, which reports into the Director of Finance. Our client is looking for someone who has very strong analytical skills and has experience using the advanced features of Excel. This person will need to have strong attention to detail as they will be handling...
Parker + Lynch has a Controller job in Arlington, TX. The client is looking for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA),who has a minimum of five years’ experience in Finance. You will be responsible for daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and financial statements. We are seeking someone who is proficient with Microsoft Applications and can travel when required. Responsibilities for the Cont...
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