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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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Company Confidential Chelsea, MA, 02150
A major fresh produce distributor at the New England Produce Center is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Accounting Manager to handle all financial matters and support continued growth and expansion. The appropriate candidate should have relative experience in the food distribution industry. The position responsibilities, functions and qualifications are as follows: RESPONSIBILITIES: R...
Requires a highly motivated person with approximately 3+ years of payroll processing experience and an interest in working at a fast growing government contractor. This role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy.The individual should be a self-starter, team-player, work with minimal supervision, and have strong commu...
Founded in 1989, Sabre provides customers integrated end-to-end solutions focused around analytics; autonomous systems; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); critical infrastructure protection; and cyber. This solutions strategy is built upon the strength of our technical competencies in engineering, information technology, software dev...
The Accounting Supervisor will be responsible for financial reporting and tax supervision. W ill support the accounting and financial reporting group primarily through the oversight of the general ledger accountant, tax accountant and the joint venture accountant. This position reports to the Assistant Controller of Financial Reporting and Tax is primarily focused on ensuring the day-to-day operat...
Work closely with the Regional Sales Consultant, Customer Service Rep, and Center Manager and Managing Physicians to maintain existing accounts and resolve any client issues. Generate new business from employers with <50 employees. Maintain regular contact with existing clients using USHW databases for each center in the territory to ensure we are meeting their needs. Introduce new and existing se...
Job Description All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta, is currently seeking a Compliance Manager to join our team. Position Summary: Assists the Director, Compliance Services with overseeing and tracking all activities related to risk management for All Covered clients. Activities include Enterprise Risk Management, GLBA and IT Risk Management, Data Classification and asset management, and ...
MARQUETTE - The Veridea Group seeks to hire an experienced, well- organized, dependable, accountant. Two years of accounting experience preferred. Strong bookkeeping and Quickbooks background necessary. Must be knowledgeable of financial statements, month-end reporting, payroll tax prep and reporting, and budget analysis. Apply online at www.verideajobs.com No phone calls, please. provided ...
Company Confidential Coconut Grove, FL, 33133
Confidential Company is seeking a Senior Director of Information Technology and Finance. Position will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Information Technology and Finance departments. At minimum, qualified candidates must have a College/University Degree in Finance, Accounting or other related field, and at least 5 years prior experience in a leadership role. Please submit res...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offe...
Collection Specialist (Star Billing) Department: Star Billing - Patient Accounting Schedule: Full time hourly with Benefits (nonexempt) Shift: Day shift Hours: Job Details Star Billing, located in Wheaton, MD, has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Collection Specialist to join our team full-time to handle insurance and patient claim follow-up. Requirements: * HS Diploma or equiv...
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...
BOBER MARKEY FEDOROVICH Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors Bober Markey Fedorovich, based in Akron, Ohio, with a satellite office in downtown Cleveland, is one of Northeast Ohio’s premier accounting and business advisory services firms handling a wide variety of complex audit, tax and business advisory matters for a prestigious and diversified client base. With nearly 75 employee...
A Reservations Coordinator with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for providing Reservations support in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilt...
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Assists with the General Books (General Ledger) functions. Other duties as needed. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an innovative, forward-thinking hospitality leader by offering best-in-class products, services and amenities to ...
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