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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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Position Title:BSA/AML Compliance Analyst Date: October, 2014 Reports To: BSA OfficerFLSA:Exempt GENERAL SUMMARY Sage Bank is seeking a seasoned BSA/AML Banking Compliance analyst. Must understand all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act, Sanctions laws and regulations, including USA Patriot Act. The right candidate will have knowledge of all applicable government regulations, including but not lim...
Chief Financial Officer (San Francisco based) Advertising $175,000 - $200,000 + bonus + benefits San Francisco A full-service advertising agency in San Francisco is looking to appoint a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The role will report and partner with the CEO. The agency has a blue chip portfolio of clients and has enjoyed some major account wins with dynamic pitches and innovative work...
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering exce...
The Lease Administrator is responsible for overseeing and tracking the leases of leased properties in a company's portfolio. The Lease Administrator will follow the leases of financial transactions, such as base rents, sublease payments, renewals, taxes, and property expenses. The Lease Administrator processes the leases to make sure all the information is accurate and logged onto a database and f...
Facility Name: Regional Business Office – Pacific, located in Sacramento, CA. Position Title: Insurance Verification Specialist Duties of Position: The Insurance Verification Representative is responsible for verifying insurance coverage, eligibility, benefits, obtaining authorizations and pre-certs as required by the individual insurance company. The IV is responsible for calculating patient sh...
POSTING TYPE: Open Competitive DEPARTMENT: Community Services Division HOURS: Full Time HIRING RANGE: $54,550- $61,369 /year (108 Salary Level) (Click here to view full salary range) LOCATION: West St. Paul UNION: AFSCME CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 11/10/2014 This position negotiates, prepares, manages, monitors and evaluates related contracts and grant agreements to meet the needs of ...
Our client is currently seeking a Quality or Test Analyst lvl 3. Ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of experience testing web applications. Candidate will have both strong communication and collaboration skills allowing them to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues in a clear and precise manner to the development team, and also share solutions with non-technical audience. Candidate also mus...
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Credit Analyst analyzes credit data to estimate degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money to firms or individuals. The Credit Analyst forms professional, long-term and trusting relationships with clients. This is a mid-level career position. KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: · Contacts credit and trade associations, salespeople and others to obta...
Chief Financial Officer (San Francisco based) Advertising $175,000 - $200,000 + bonus + benefits San Francisco A full-service advertising agency in San Francisco is looking to appoint a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The role will report and partner with the CEO. The agency has a blue chip portfolio of clients and has enjoyed some major account wins with dynamic pitches and innovative work...
What does a Financial Analyst do for Allegiant? The Financial Analyst will directly support senior management by analyzing cost center spend, budgeting, forecasting, performing variance analysis, capital expenditures, acquisition, ad-hoc financial analysis, and other projects requested. What are some of the daily duties of a Financial Analyst? · Results-driven and accepts responsibility for ind...
Our client is currently seeking a Quality or Test Analyst lvl 3. The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the definition, planning and tracking of project activities to meet or exceed customer and stakeholder needs and expectations. Leads one or more projects, which may involve multiple technical disciplines. May consult on and utilize latest project methodologies, including...
Our client, a top Property Management company in the metro DC marketplace, is seeking a Financial Analyst/Asset Manager who will be responsible for financial analysis and asset management responsibilities for properties covering multiple markets in Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Responsibilities: Gather and evaluate economic, demographic and real estate market data; P...
A very large, stable, and dynamic company is looking for a Senior Compliance Auditor to join their team. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and 2-5 years of audit experience. Knowledge of Federal contracting regulations (FAR, DFAR and CAS) is beneficial. Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley is beneficial. This person will interact with multiple departments, including outside au...
ROLE:Accounting Manager LOCATION:Greater Boston Area, MA COMPENSATION: Competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus opportunity and equity commensurate with experience. As a progressive, entrepreneurial, international company, Cryptzone is an up and comer in the cybersecurity space. Our software solutions help customers guard their environment through access control technol...
Our large national healthcare client has a job opening for a Senior Financial Analyst Manager in San Francisco, CA! Thought partner for Project Financial Management: • Problem solve: identify root causes and propose (data-driven) solutions; provide direction to implement fixes • Day to day leadership of SA Finance Team in SF • Provide direction and training • Support Ad Hoc requests to includ...
Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A GLOBALFOUNDRIES is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Financial Analyst to support the Information Technology organization. The FP&A Senior Analyst will be a key team member responsible for providing visibility into Information Technology financial performance, managing projects and delivering insight. You will work with cross-functional teams, gain valu...
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Targeting a minimum 3 years of risk management experience or 5 years of work experience in the financial services industry. Candidate will be responsible for adding value by identifying risk throughout the organization; collaborating with management to identify proper risk management strategies; and monitoring industry developments and market conditions. " Oversee all aspects of the risk manageme...
JOB DESCRIPTION Security Finance, a leader in finance, is seeking a Customer Service Representative to join our team. We are one of the largest national leaders in the small loan industry with over 1,000 offices we offer opportunities that others cannot match! The Customer Service Representative is responsible for collections as well as providing great customer service for customers over the phon...
ACE USA, the U.S.-based retailoperating division of the ACE Group, offers more than 170 sophisticatedproperty, casualty, risk-management, and accident and health products andservices through retail brokers. TheACE Group is one of the world'sleading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsuranceorganizations, with more than 19,000 employees worldwide and offices inmore than 50 c...
Chief Financial Officer (San Francisco based) Advertising $175,000 - $200,000 + bonus + benefits San Francisco A full-service advertising agency in San Francisco is looking to appoint a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The role will report and partner with the CEO. The agency has a blue chip portfolio of clients and has enjoyed some major account wins with dynamic pitches and innovative work...

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