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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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Transplant Genomics Inc. (TGI) is an early stage molecular diagnostics company in the process of launching a CLIA lab services operation. The tests we are commercializing are intended to improve organ transplant outcomes by detecting early signs of graft injury, differentiating among actionable causes and enabling optimization of therapy. The company has funding, top-notch management, and world-cl...
Risk Audit Manager - Accounting & Reporting We are seeking a strategic business partner to fill a RISK MANAGER opportunity for a global multi-billion dollar organization. The position reports to a very dynamic VP of Global Corporate Risk and will be responsible for helping to develop the global risk and controls function for accounting and financial reporting. Responsibilities include: Educate ...
ACCOUNTING MANAGER - Top Notch Co. 30% Bonus! We are searching for a detail-oriented and technically savvy Accounting Manager for our client. (Very reputable / top notch organization headquartered in Downtown Boston). Under the supervision of VP / Director of Accounting, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for various tasks in support of a large business unit, such as: Financial Reporti...
Company Description Capay Organic Farming since 1976, Capay Organic is a leading grower of organic produce. Inspired by the idea of farming sustainably, this second-generation, family owned company pioneered the organic food movement. Our diverse crop allows us to offer fresh, seasonal produce to our wholesale, retail, food service and restaurant partners. Capay Organic operates at some of the b...
Real Estate Brokerage firm seeks a part-time Bookkeeper to work either one day per week for 4-6 hours (Tuesday or Thursdays preferred) or 2 days per month. This will start as a temporary position but could move into a permanent role. Candidates will need to be able to compare contracts to invoices and use QuickBooks. They will need to enter and track rents, pay invoices and print reports for the...
Description: Position Description: As part of its overall function to ensure Medicare/CMS has the most current information regarding plan beneficiaries, the Medicare Revenue Reconciliation (MRR) team is responsible for completing Medicare as Secondary Payer (MSP) investigations and submitting updates to Medicare's Coordination of Benefits Contractor (COBC). The MSP team is production focus...
Description: Position Description: You'll join a high caliber team where you're assisting, educating, problem-solving and resolving tenuous situations to the best possible outcomes. Bring your people skills, emotional strength and attention to detail. In return we offer the latest tools and most intensive training program in the industry. Get ready to start doing your life's best work. Pri...
This highly self-motivated individual will have the opportunity to complete a variety of responsibilities including but not limited to: preparation of projections, forecasts, reporting and analysis to communicate financial and operating performance to key external and internal users of financial information; provide key back up and assistance in maintaining the company’s debt capital structure, in...
Our client is looking for an individual for a contract to hireTax Accountant Job in Chicago, IL. You must have a minimum three years of tax accounting experience. You must also a very strong understanding of IRS state reporting and procedures. Tax Accountant Job Responsibilities: Prepare Tax Returns and reports involved with federal, state, local, property, sales, and other tax liabilities Assi...
We are looking for a candidate to fill a temporary Accounting Clerk position in the Grand Rapids, MI area! This position requires a candidate with strong working knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and with at least one year of experience. Our client is an extremely stable company and looking to fill the position immediately. Accounting Clerk Job Responsibilities: -Processing i...
A Staff Accountant job in Indianapolis, IN is opening at our client’s corporate office. You must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and be capable of utilizing advanced Microsoft Excel functions. Prior experience in the general ledger is preferred. You will be responsible for reconciling national locations, performing account analysis and participating in month-end close. Our client...
Our client is hiring for a Staff Accountant in Columbus, IN. You must have a minimum of five years’ experience in this role and have ability to perform reconciliations of various accounts and import / post to various journal entries. You will be responsible for project management and data collection improvement. You will also serve as the “go-to” person for the department for specific help and que...
Our client is hiring for a Client Services Consultant job in Carmel, IN. You must have a minimum of six months experience in this type of role and have a proven track record of providing prompt and courteous service to clients. You will be responsible for resolving any customer complaints in a friendly manner for this major national corporation. You will also act as a liaison between clients and c...
Our client is hiring for an Accounting Consultant job in Indianapolis, IN. You must have a minimum of three years’ experience in general accounting, finance of budgeting and planning with a large for profit organization. You will be responsible for all aspects of difficult projects that are broad in nature and require originality / ingenuity. You will also train and review the work of other accoun...
Collections Specialist job in San Francisco, CA One of Accounting Principals' top clients has an immediate full-time Collections Specialist job in San Francisco, CA. Located in the Financial District, this permanent position is a short walk from BART and offers a friendly, team-oriented, and casual work environment. The ideal candidate for the Collections Specialist job should be customer service...
An Accounts Payable Specialist job in Indianapolis, IN is open at a nationwide, large industry company on the west side of Indy. Large ERP job experience is necessary for the AP specialist, as well as prior experience solving vendor issues. Because the accounts payable department is becoming the hub for processing multiple locations, familiarity working to resolve issues internally is desired. Inv...
Our client is hiring for a temp to hire Cash Applications Processor job opportunity for a growing company in the Independence, Ohio area. The Cash Application Processor job qualifications include: three years minimum of cash apps experience; the person must be able to demonstrate the ability to come up with creative solutions in a “hands on” work environment. You will be responsible for applying p...
Accounting Analyst Job in West Palm Beach, Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced Accounting Analyst candidate to work in the West Palm Beach, Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, MUST have advanced Excel Skills, and self-motivated. We are looking for strong communication skills, hardworking, self-starter, and excellent in Microsoft Offic...
Our client is currently in need of a Tax Accountant for temporary assistance during tax season. Small CPA firm in the Northbrook area seeking immediate help. The role could potentially go to permanent with an opportunity to become partner down the road. Responsibilities will include preparation of personal and business tax returns. Qualifications: Candidate should possess a BS in Accounting 3+ ...
Accounting Analyst Job in West Palm Beach, Florida Our client is looking to hire an Accounting Analyst to work in the West Palm Beach, Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred but not required and 5-10 years’ experience. We are looking for strong communication skills, hardworking, organized, and advanced Excel. This position is a temp to hire...

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Size of Industry in 2006:
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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