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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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Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Auditor This is a 3 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and accounting...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Auditor This is a 3 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and accounting...
Kohl's Department Stores Fraud Risk Analyst POSITION OBJECTIVE Improves business decisions and processes to ultimately result in the reduction of fraud losses by pro-actively analyzing the Kohl’s Charge portfolio to find potential fraud trends occurring in-store and online. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Fraud Analysis / Reporting Manages multiple projects including daily investigations to fraud pa...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Are you looking for a FLEXIBLE part-time job that works with your class schedule? Do you love....to create a positive customer experience? Are you energized by....the challenge of engaging and connecting wit...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love. . . researching laws and regulations? Are you energized by. . . supporting policy and procedure changes? Do youenjoy. . . communicating and educating on compliance? The Regulatory Compliance An...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love . . . to create a positive customer experience? Are you energized by . . . the challenge of engaging and connecting with customers? Do you enjoy . . . providing personalized and creative solutions...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. POSITION OBJECTIVE This position manages the daily activities of Associates that comprise their team. This Coordinator is responsible for creating a productive work environment and for the performance measure...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love . . . to create a positive customer experience? Are you energized by . . . the challenge of engaging and connecting with customers? Do you enjoy . . . providing personalized and creative solution...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. POSITION OBJECTIVE This position manages the daily activities of the Call Center Supervisors and their teams. This Assistant Manager is responsible for the performance measures/outcomes for their respective t...
Job ID EMR-00001758 Emerson Company Emerson Corporate Headquarters Country United States State/Province Missouri City St Louis Publish Start Date Aug 15 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Basic Function This position supports and assists the implementation of HCM (Human Capital Management) applications for Emerson Business Units in a global, multi-Business Group envi...
Job ID ENP-00004076 Emerson Company High Voltage Maintenance Country United States State/Province Ohio City Dayton Publish Start Date Jun 26 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Job Description Manage and coordinate the collection and consolidation of various financial related information for business segment operations. This position supports the General Manager of HVM for all presentation...
Job ID ECT-00002041 Emerson Company Emerson Climate Technologies Corporate Country United States State/Province Missouri City Lebanon Publish Start Date Jul 10 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Level: G/H**Depending on level of experience Manager: Pontious Primary Responsibilities: Applies principles of accounting to conduct studies, measure operating results to b...
Job ID EPM-00008986 Emerson Company Fisher Country United States State/Province Iowa City Marshalltown Publish Start Date Sep 15 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Job Summary: This position is responsible for coordinating, preparing, and analyzing budgets, financial documents, and forecasts. Essential Job Functions: Provide coordination and analysis of financial r...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Processing and Food Ingredients Division. We are looking for aProduction Managerto manage manufacturing and maintenance operations of our Soy Protein Processing Facility. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, have the ability to multi-task and problem solve. You will: Ensure work practices and procedures ar...
If you are searching for an Investment/Financial Advisor job in the greater Indianapolis area, then we have what you are looking for! If you have a minimum four years’ experience in a client-focused role, and hold Series 7 & 65 or 66 licenses, then you may be the perfect candidate! Add your ability to be a “hunter” and your drive to bring in new business, and we definitely want to speak with you. ...
Accounting Principals is currently hiring for a temporary-to-hire Billing Specialist opportunity for a growing company in downtown Cleveland, OH. Candidates must have two or more years of billing experience, the ability to work in a fast paced environment and strong Excel skills. Pay is starting at $15 per hour and parking is only $55/per month! The Billing Specialist Job responsibilities include...
Purchasing/Procurement Clerk/ Specialist Job in Palm Beach, Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced Purchasing/Procurement Clerk/ Specialist candidate to work in the Palm Beach, Florida area. Client would like someone with 2-5 years’ experience. Degree is not required but preferred. Candidate should have strong communication skills, hardworking, and organized. This company is offerin...
Immediate direct hire role for a Tax Accountant for well-established nationwide distribution company in the Northbrook/Deerfield area. This employee will be a member of the tax team that assists the company with meeting it’s many tax reporting requirements in multiple states. The position will be involved in the day to day organization of tax documents, compliance, and research. RESPONSIBILITIES:...
Our client is hiring for a Data Processor job in Carmel, IN. You must have a minimum of two years’ experience in this role and have strong data entry skills. You will be responsible for processing AP. You will also research client invoices and have extensive customer service. The salary for this position is competitive and if later hired to a permanent position then benefits including major medica...
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...

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