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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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Final Expense Life Insurance Agents Wanted (Top Broker Contracts for Agents and Agencies) You MUST have an active life insurance Life license. We want experienced Final Expense Agents with a proven track record. You must have a great work ethic and strong willingness to succeed. No Rookies please! Only professionals. Responsibilities include selling and managing Final Expense Agents that you have...
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 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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Washington National Insurance Company's largest American marketing partner, PMA USA, is looking for the right individuals who have the desire to earn a good living, work a flexible schedule and provide solutions for wealth preservation and creation to families and individuals. You can make a huge impact on your community and future by educating, advising and servicing clients to improve their qual...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). The Senior (M&A) Financial Analyst is responsible for developing acquisition and partnership strategies with senior executives, working on M&A opportunity assessments, and supporting the execution and integration of commercial deals, investments and acquisitions. The M&A Analyst will focus primarily on strategi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is working with a St Louis, MO area company in search of a Senior Internal Auditor. Responsibilities for this role include leading all aspects of the audit, assessing the risk and developing scope and objectives of the audit, developing standard audit operating procedures, preparing formal audit reports, and evaluating any plans or actions taken to correct audit deficienci...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Compliance Legal Counsel in Coral Gables, FL. Incumbent will be responsible for major legal functions e.g., loan and real estate transactions, financings, loan servicing matters, litigation and asset management, etc.). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee the legal aspects of the company's business, including matters pertaining to mortgage loan s...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Audit Analyst in Boston, MA. Duties: Understands and follows Audit processes and procedures Completes tasks independently but receives direction and oversight by management. Provides some supervision and direction for less experienced audit staff, and may also manage the work of a smaller project team. Demonstrates a strong understanding of sound au...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Audit Manager in Smithfield, RI. Duties: Work to facilitate the identification and resolution of risk issues Develops hypotheses around risks and controls, and provides input to the development of the integrated audit plan Escalates significant audit issues identified and proposes viable solutions and alternatives Coordinates Audit activities to ensure id...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is working with a St Louis, MO area client in search of a Manager of Financial Compliance. This person will be the team lead over SOX compliance and will be responsible for training and developing the team. REQUIREMENTS: 5+ years experience Willing to travel up to 20% CPA required Bachelors degree...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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