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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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Job Description: This position is responsible for managing day-to-day forensic internal control issues throughout the organization. Job Responsibilities: • Evaluate and determine the appropriateness and efficiency of the Company’s current control structure (including a restructuring its SOX key controls) • Participate in significant forensic investigations including planning, execution and rep...
Description As a Sales Representative in a successful Farmers agency you will build and develop client relationships within local communities to promote Farmers Insurance products including Auto, Home, Business, and Life Insurance. You will have support within the agency through guidance from senior sales professionals, training, and sponsoring licensing exams. You will leverage our superior prod...
General Description: The Grants Administrator performs pre-award and post-award activities for the Children and Head Start Program (Program). Pre-award activities include assisting in the development, preparation and submission of grant proposals including detailed budgets to support the grant submission. Post-award activities include assisting in all day-to-day financial and internal control act...
Enthusiastic? Self-motivated? Very organized? Able to follow a system? Like to help people? You may be the person we need to join our insurance sales team. We are looking for high-energy. professional, independent contractors to set appointments with potential clients, visit them in their homes, and help them apply for coverage. No cold calling - we have a lead system. Life license required to ...
Excellent opportunity to grow with well-known, established company with a location that is easily accessible by car or public transportation!!! Requirements: Process receivables and credits Make Collection calls Experience with SAP or similar ERP system Cash receipts and daily balancing Review draft billing statements and invoices Develop and maintain and efficient monthly filing system for...
Documentation and Funding Specialist We are seeking an experienced, customer focused, self-motivated, Documentation and Funding Specialist with at least two years of experience processing consumer or commercial finance documents. We are seeking a team-oriented multi-tasker with a positive attitude, problem-solving approach and demonstrated organizational abilities. Responsibilities include: Pro...
This position is a great start into our Finance & Operations Department here at INNOVEX. We are a Technology & Marketing solutions company driven to support our clients. The open position is an integral part for our Business Technology division. Job Responsibilities: Manage the deal process of the Office Equipment, IT Hardware, and Digital Signage sales from start to finish Submitting for lease...
Looking for sales people to join a pre-existing sales team. Candidates would be working a lead system of clients who mailed in requests to the company. Clients have already mailed in their name, date of birth, height, weight, work phone, cell phone, home phone, and signature. Your Job: -Call the client -Set an appointment -Go to their home -Help them apply for the coverage Ideal Candidate: ...
HealthPlanOne, LLC – Tampa, FL HealthPlanOne is currently hiring Licensed Health Insurance Sales Agents and Medicare Sales Agents. Interviews will be conducted at our TAMPA office on Thursday, September 18th. Join us at our recruiting event to learn more about our exciting opportunities! UPCOMING JOB FAIRS IN TAMPA DATE Thursday, October 2nd: 4:00pm - 6:00pm LOCATION HealthPlanOne 6302 E. M...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano, TX
105710true105710falseSubmission for the position: Sr Financial Analyst - (Job Number: 1408083)false105710falsetrue Financial AnalysttrueSr Financial Analyst1408083 Senior Financial Analyst Role Mission: The Senior Financial Analyst – Supply Chain will provide financial support and guidance to the Supply Chain Planning & Logi...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Louisville, KY
107750true107750falseSubmission for the position: Inventory Coordinator - (Job Number: 1408954)false107750falsetrue CoordinatortrueInventory Coordinator1408954 Inventory Coordinator The Inventory Coordinator is accountable for recording and tracking inventories of materials, supplies, and finished product. Main point ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Los Angeles, CA
105350true105350falseSubmission for the position: Production Planner 1st Shift Vernon CA - (Job Number: 1407921)false105350falsetrue Planner 1st Shift Vernon CAtrueProduction Planner 1st Shift Vernon CA1407921 Production Planner Purpose Plan the production and materials , and plants consistent with the delivery of t...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Mississauga, ON
106723true106723falseSubmission for the position: Sr Financial Analyst - (Job Number: 1408536)false106723falsetrue Financial AnalysttrueSr Financial Analyst1408536 Sr. Financial Analyst Mississauga, ON Purpose Reporting to the Finance Manager – Canada, the senior financial analyst will be supporting the Canadian portfolio ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Sacramento, CA
102645true102645falseSubmission for the position: Sr Operational Compliance Analyst - (Job Number: 1406740)false102645falsetrue Operational Compliance AnalysttrueSr Operational Compliance Analyst1406740Senior – Field Operational Compliance-Packaged Beverages This position is responsible for working with business process and c...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano, TX
105543true105543falseSubmission for the position: Commercial Trade Accounting Supervisor - (Job Number: 1408018)false105543falsetrue Trade Accounting SupervisortrueCommercial Trade Accounting Supervisor1408018 Customer Trade Accounting Supervisor This position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano, TX
96860true96860falseSubmission for the position: Sr Financial Analyst - (Job Number: 1404298)false96860falsetrue Financial AnalysttrueSr Financial Analyst1404298 Senior Financial Analyst The overall objective is to provide financial analysis & strategic support for each of the functional areas within Sales Operations includin...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Sacramento, CA
105870true105870falseSubmission for the position: Production Planner 1st Shift Sacramento CA - (Job Number: 1408152)false105870falsetrue Planner 1st Shift Sacramento CAtrueProduction Planner 1st Shift Sacramento CA1408152 Production Planner Purpose Plan the production of finished goods across the distribution networ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Austin, TX
108171true108171falseSubmission for the position: Merchandising Manager - Wilkerson - (Job Number: 1409160)false108171falsetrue Manager - WilkersontrueMerchandising Manager - Wilkerson1409160 Merchandising Manager The Merchandising Manager is responsible for achieving sales, gross margin and profit goals through t...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Irving, TX
90787true90787falseSubmission for the position: Sr Financial Analyst - (Job Number: 1401768)false90787falsetrue Financial AnalysttrueSr Financial Analyst1401768 Sr Financial Analyst – Supply Chain (Irving, TX) This position is responsible for cost accounting and operational analysis for the plant supply chain including manuf...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Austin, TX
108168true108168falseSubmission for the position: Merchandising Manager - Kennedy - (Job Number: 1409157)false108168falsetrue Manager - KennedytrueMerchandising Manager - Kennedy1409157 Merchandising Manager The Merchandising Manager is responsible for achieving sales, gross margin and profit goals through the sel...

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