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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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Perry Homes is seeking an Estimator to join our team at our corporate office located near Hobby Airport. Established in 1967, Perry Homes is a private, stable homebuilder. We are committed to providing you with exceptional value, quality, and designs that fit the way you live. With this uncompromising commitment to quality, Perry Homes has become one of the largest and most respected new home bui...
Full-Time Controller position - An agricultural company in Santa Maria, CA has an excellent opportunity for an experienced CONTROLLER. B.S. in Accounting or degree with concentration in accounting, CPA preferred. Must have strong supervisory skills and a thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and have a minimum of 5 years experience in cost accounting and budgeting. Wil...
Insurance Billing Specialist Surgical practice in the Medical Center has an immediate opening for an experiened Insurance Billing Specialist. Will ensure that all charges are posted in MOMS AT and that the correct provider/patient is billed. Will be responsible for appealing denied claims, negotiating payments of in-network or out-of-network benefits with insurance companies, and collect outstand...
Our client, a prominent Boston Law Firm, is seeking a Legal Billing/Accounts Receivable Coordinator to join their Billing team. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with an interest in accounting/billing to work in a successful, team oriented environment with excellent employee benefits! Great Downtown Boston Location! T- Accessible! Responsibilities: 1. Serve as primary contact for the ...
As a Sr. Underwriter, your responsibilities will include underwriting Non-Standard Auto and other new and renewal Program Business for the entire United States. The key responsibilities for this position include: Develops and executes plans to develop and drive new and renewal business. Evaluates, classifies and rates risk to determine acceptability, coverage and pricing for current and proposed...
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We are looking for a full-time Accounting Manager to join our team. This individual will be responsible for managing the daily accounting operations, including the preparation of monthly financials, processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, coordinating the year end audit and supervising a staff of one accountant. This position will also be responsible for processing payroll and acting as ...
We are a Small 10-15 Person CPA Firm in Northwest DC. We have two partners and we specialize in estate taxes and income taxes. We prefer local applicants and will not hire someone who is primarily from a big four firm or has no current public accounting experience. We need two CPA tax staff accountants that have 5-6 years of current public accounting tax experience. We do Individual Tax Returns,...
Premier Brokerage Services, a full service, nationally renowned LIFE INSURANCE BROKERAGE FIRM, is looking to add another talented Case Design Specialist to our team. We cater to top tiered producers in the industry who specialize in high net worth clients. Our areas of expertise include impaired risk, estate planning, and capacity cases. We are looking for an experienced candidate who has proven ...
Be Part of Something Big! Financial Advising is projected to grow 27 percent or more from 2014 to 2022, much faster than other professional careers. If you love helping people, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard, but the job comes with more than a few perks. You’re a problem-solver and amazing with people! You have a knack for strategic planning, self-development, and fo...
Position: Controller/Accountant - Cornerstone Winter Park Holdings Fraser, CO 80442 High end, past-paced, well established real estate development and construction company in Winter Park/Fraser is seeking an experienced Controller/Accountant. This high-level position will report to the President and CFO and will be responsible for the following: budgeting, project proformas, accounting and cash m...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...

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