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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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We are a fast growing organization and are looking to add a number of Senior Medical Billers to our team. These roles are all due to growth and if you are looking for a secure yet exciting environment this is the place for you!! We offer a superb benefits package and also annual salary increases and bonus based upon performance. Functions • Daily tracking of operational elements of physician pr...
Eley-Graham Financial Advisory Services, Inc. 334 W. 84th Drive Merrillville, Indiana 46410 Position Description Job Title: Financial Planning and Investment Assistant Department(s): Financial Planning Status: Exempt, health insurance and profit sharing benefits available. Two weeks paid vacation after first full year. Reports to: President, Senior Advisor and Business Manager This is a su...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow ...
Company Information: Large, privately owned contractor Founded over 25 years ago Financially stable and consistently profitable for the last 20 years Uniquely positioned with few competitors National footprint People are a top priority Advantages & Benefits: Competitive base salary High Growth Environment – 300 to 600 employees in the last few years! Warm family culture for substantial s...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Description: Major growing profitable client has a current need for audit talent. You will be responsible for risk based financial audits, summary of findings, follow up action plans, and communication of findings. Our client seeks a professional who can function as internal consultant and deliver value. This industry leader has proven tracks into corporate and divisional roles; therefore, this i...
Company Information: Large, privately owned contractor Founded over 25 years ago Financially stable and consistently profitable for the last 20 years Uniquely positioned with few competitors National footprint People are a top priority Advantages & Benefits: Competitive base salary High Growth Environment – 300 to 600 employees in the last few years! Warm family culture for substantial s...
BASIC FUNCTION: Under general supervision, to process employee payrolls, prepare and maintain accounts, financial reports and records related to externally funded projects, financial aid and the WCTC Foundation. SCOPE AND NATURE: Positions in this classification perform a variety of tasks related to the accurate and timely processing of employee payroll, insurance benefit payments, tax deductio...
Description: This is an outstanding opportunity to join the corporate headquarters of a company experiencing growth. We seek a public accounting or industry professional with strong abilities in financial reporting, strong GAAP knowledge, and strong analytical skills. Our client has proven tracks for advancement and offers an environment that will enhance your skills. The successful candidate wi...
Due to departmental and company growth, Norgren Inc., currently has a Compensation Analyst position open in our Americas headquarters in Littleton, CO. We are looking for someone with 3 to 5 years of compensation experience, This position offers you the opportunity and working with, international compensation issues, (US, CA, MX, BZ), and having you work , one on one, with line managers and execu...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Tampa-based company seeking multiple IT Auditors--staff, senior, senior II levels--with a can-do attitude, willingness to learn, and excellent communication skills. The individual will be working in teams to perform various IT-related audits, including SSAE-16, Trust Services, and international. 40%-50% travel involved. Excellent opportunity for growth and advancement. - Bachelor's Degree and at ...
Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of the Corporate Accounting group are to: " Produce accurate and timely financial information " Provide financial reporting that meets the needs of our customers, including both internal and external stakeholders " Set accounting policy that satisfies the needs of our company and ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( "...
Position ID: 33167 Position Title: Actuary II - Pricing Min Education Desired: Bachelors Degree Travel Percentage: 10-25% Relocation: Yes Job Summary: Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance compa...

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