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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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Commercial Insurance Underwriter Insurance Finance / Accounting - Policy Underwriting Full-time United States – Austin, Texas The Compensation $62k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Detailed Description Job Summary: Responsible for profitable gr...
Credit Finance Manager Hunt Valley Md - Internet / E-Commerce Finance / Accounting - Financial Planning / Advising Full-time United States - Maryland - Hunt Valley The Compensation: Neg Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 10+ to 15 years of experience Man...
Associate Agent/Licensed P&C Producer Don’t miss out on this growth opportunity! Nationwide Insurance Agencies in the Danville area have immediate openings for experienced sales professionals to sell and service Property&Casualty insurance products in addition to handling new business development in the Commercial Lines arena. Candidates must be self-directed with excellent relationship building a...
Commercial Insurance Underwriter Insurance Finance / Accounting - Policy Underwriting Full-time United States – Austin, Texas The Compensation $62k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Detailed Description Job Summary: Responsible for profitable gr...
Our client is looking for an ambitious entry level graduate with a degree in Finance, Economics, Math, or a related field. This company is located in the Westchester County area, and is looking to fill the position right away! Tracks financial status by monitoring variances from plan. Determines financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results. Improves financial...
Small pharmaceutical company is seeking an Accounting Assistant for 3-6 month assignment. Immediate start, possibly perm depending on performance. 1-2 years accounting assistance/clerk experience preferred, but candidates with strong database & spreadsheets experience, Excel and Access along with solid analytical skills will be considered. Oracle preferred but not required. Great team and work env...
Universal Orlando® Resort is a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at Universal Orlando. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who's serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn't take magic to put a smile on a guest's face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the rig...
Immediate Full Time position available. Job Duties include handling all functions of Accounts Payable. Assisting managers with monthly inventory procedures. Handle in-bound customer service related issues. Database entry with ability to resolve invoice discrepancies. Create daily and monthly reports using Excel. Must possess strong communication skills and the ability to multi task along with stro...
The CSI Companies are hiring a Staff Accountant for our very successful global supply client in the Jacksonville, FL area. This is a full-time, permanent opportunity offering a very competitive salary, benefits, and career advancement opportunities. Job Description The Staff Accountant is responsible for any combination of general accounting work, depending on organizational needs. Involves proces...
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I am looking for a SOLID Client Relationship person, with the ability to provide superior customer service to numerous demanding customers. You must have some background in Property Insurance and GIS / Geospatial / Mapping a PLUS, etc. You are strong with ACCESS and data manipulation, conduct research with solid analytical skills and bring some business acumen and be extremely thorough, detail ori...
A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you build your business » Worldwide incentive travel Be in business for yourself but not by yourself! Mutual of Omaha has: » One of the best comprehensive training programs in the industry » Turn-key programs dedicated...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you build your business » Worldwide incentive travel Be in business for yourself but not by yourself! Mutual of Omaha has: » One of the best comprehensive training programs in the industry » Turn-key programs dedicated...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha is the ideal career destination for dedicated professionals seeking a new opportunity with a flexible schedule and outstanding income potential. As a Financial Advisor, you are given the opportunity to structure your day as needed. You can set simple targets to achieve, or challenge yourself with more aggressive targets and goals. Regardless of your goals, Mutual of Omaha provides...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
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