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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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Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
Position Description: Do you have experience with PD Subrogation claims? If so, Infinity’s Property Damage Adjuster/Bodily Injury Claims Specialist is an outstanding career choice in our Casualty Department. This opportunity analyzes claims and negotiates settlements of attorney represented and non represented BI/UM claims . Within this dynamic environment we are currently offering an opportuni...
Position Description: Are you looking to advance your career with a great company? If so, we are looking for you! Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. is currently looking for an experienced professional to fill the Legal Billing & Collections Coordinator position in our Kansas City office. This role will include the following responsibilities: • Prepare and review invoices in customized formats as re...
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...
FARO® is the world leader in 3D imaging and measurement systems. We are a global company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange with a passion for excellence and success. We are proud to be recognized among Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. F ARO is seeking a Marketing & Business Intelligence Analyst for our Marketing team located in our corporate headquarters in the Lake Mary Florida area. F...
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...
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...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
We have opportunities in Ogden and Layton. Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the se...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...
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...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...

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