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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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Professional VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND PLANNING Maternal & Family Health Services, a non-profit health care agency offering prenatal, family planning and related womens health services, is currently recruiting for a Vice President, Finance and Planning for our Administrative office in Wilkes-Barre. Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President, Finance and Planning leads and manages the fiscal d...
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Description Responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications. Involved in test planning, writing test cases/scripts, creating reusable test data, test case automation, and test execution. Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defects, defect counts, test results and test status. Collects and analyzes data for softwa...
This Manufacturing and Distribution Company in the Greater Chicago, IL area is looking for a Senior Tax Accountant to join their corporate Tax department. This person will report to the Tax Director and have varied responsibilities as it relates to tax compliance, preparing returns and tax research. This is a very stable yet consistently growing company with excellent benefits, promotional opportu...
One of my very best clients located downtown Cleveland is looking to add a staff accountant due to growth. This client has been named as "One of the 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio" by the Employers Resource Council. Excellent work life balance, great compensation and bonus, fabulous hiring manager and team! This position is responsible for recording all journal entries includ...
Accounts Payable Job in Brentwood, TN An Accounts Payable job in Brentwood, TN is currently available courtesy of Accounting Principals. This is a Direct Hire opening with a healthcare management company. To be considered for this role, you must have at least one year of experience processing high volume accounts payable (200+ invoices/week). This position reports to the AP Manager who has been w...
We are excited to announce that Accounting Principals is opening a Grand Rapids, MI office! Accounting Principals places top accounting and finance professionals in temporary and full-time jobs at leading companies –accountants, bookkeepers, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, credit/collections, controllers and more. We offer a variety of benefits to make your experience wi...
Parker + Lynch's client in the West Palm Beach, FL area is hiring for a Tax Accountant to join their rapidly growing team.This position is responsible for providing preparation support for all federal, foreign, state and local income tax returns for the Client's different companies. Responsibilities also include assisting with federal and local income tax audits, guiding and working with other tax...
Underwriting Clerk job in San Francisco, CA Accounting Principals has an immediate opening for an Underwriting Clerk job in San Francisco, CA. This temporary position at an insurance company is located near Fisherman’s Wharf, and is a great opportunity to further your experience while being part of a motivated team. The ideal candidate for the Underwriting Clerk position must have previous cleric...
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Responsible for charge data entry, payment posting 2. Assist EOB comment as needed 3. Backup for billing of primary, secondary, and tertiary insurance claims 4. Assist with assuring all contractual adjustments are correct for primary claim submissions 5. Assist with private pay collection calls 6. Assist with collections of aged accounts as requested ...
Our client is hiring for a temporary Billing Specialist job in Beachwood, OH. You must have prior accounts receivable experience. You will be responsible for accurate and timely billing of customer fees/retainers and indirect expenses. You will also be responsible for auditing direct expenses to verify that they have been billed. The hourly rate for this positions starts at $14.00 per hour. The B...
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...
A Senior Financial Reporting Accountant Job is currently available in downtown Nashville, TN courtesy of Parker & Lynch. To be considered for this position you must have a Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years' experience in a similar role. Are you tired of the long hours of public accounting? This is a direct quote from my client.."I believe this is a 40 hour a week job." Also, this client is ve...
We are hiring for a Credit Analyst/Account Analyst job in Northbrook, IL. You must have experience managing a high volume of accounts while utilizing multiple systems. You will be responsible for managing account disputes, maintaining and updating accounts, collections and verifying orders. This is a company with long term stability! Credit Analyst/Account Analyst Job Responsibilities: - Dispute...
An Accounting Associate job in Indianapolis, IN is open for an immediate start. You must have software experience in JD Edwards, Great Plains, or Cargowise. Your main responsibilities will be billing, moving on to full function A/R and A/P within the eight person finance team. Our client is a nationwide logistics company working with multiple Fortune 500 companies and has experienced tremendous gr...
Parker + Lynch has an Accountant job in Lake Kiowa, TX. The client is looking for someone who has a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience. We will prepare income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements and various other accounting statements and reports. We are seeking someone with oil and gas experience. Responsibilities for the Accountant job: • Prepare month...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a Credit Analyst for our Customer Focus Center located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Manage the collection of accounts receivable by monitoring customer accounts to ensure c...

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