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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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This position is located in our MA, Needham facility Support Accounting Manager in all aspects related to the General Ledger. Learn all tasks performed within the department and develop the ability to act as an alternate in each position. Assist in the month end closing process including Hyperion Corporate mapping and reporting. Provide adequate and timely responses to all audits, DCAA, E & Y,...
Immediate opportunity with Iowa City office of a growing regional firm. We are looking for a Tax Manager with CPA and 5-8 years of experience required. Tremendous opportunity for rapid advancement to Principal. Concentration is on traditional tax preparation and review skills. We are looking for someone who is very technical and has strong client management skills....
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Performs complex administrative and analytical tasks in support of a contract program. This position will be a key contributor role; ideally, this individual must be a proven leader and have the ability to assess issues and recommend solutions. Responsibilities and requirements include: 1. Expertise in creation of budgets for research protoc...
Energize your career with Westinghouse Electric Company! Our commitment to safe, clean nuclear energy is second to none. As we recognize the 128th anniversary of Westinghouse Electric Company, we celebrate our rich heritage of technical innovation and commitment to ensuring our global customers’ success. If you are interested in being a part of a company that values exceeding customer expectations...
WESTMINSTER VILLAGE SEEKING DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES Westminster Village, an upscale senior living community, is seeking a hospitality minded professional DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES who is looking for a rewarding experience working in a luxury setting. Future team members should possess excellent hospitality skills, be warm, respectful detail oriented and passionate about their work, the...
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, busine...
CRANE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Mortgage Loan Officer (Corporate Facility) Crane Federal Credit Union has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join our team as a Mortgage Loan Officer. This person will assist members with their mortgage lending needs from beginning to close; interview applicants, analyze loan requests, generate necessary paperwork, insure loans are in complianc...
Our government contracting client located in Silver Spring, MD is seeking a Senior General Ledger Accountant on a temp to hire basis. Candidate will handle budget and other financial analysis. Candidate will manage reconciliations, reporting, and month –end close. Requirements Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or related field Experience working with multiple chart of accounts Experience provi...
STANLEY Healthcare provides over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000 long-term care organizations with enterprise solutions that transform safety, security and operational efficiency. The STANLEY Healthcare solution set enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Clinical Operati...
Payroll Clerk Close to Metro Center $40,000 - $45,000 Our client, a highly regarded investor in the construction field, is looking to grow its team. They are looking for a Payroll Clerk who has excellent data entry skills and attention to detail. In addition, they want someone who is extremely professional and is able handle sensitive information. They are looking for someone who enjoys data en...
Japanese Bilingual Financial Analyst/Accountant (3-7 Years accounting exp) The position of Financial Analyst/Accountant will play a key role in 1) financial reporting process, and 2) budgeting & forecasting process. This position will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring reporting deliverable from multiple international subsidiaries. Japanese bilingual (read, write and speak) skill MUS...
Full time, no nonsense, serious minded accounting person. Must have: Quick books Expert knowledge, Excel Expert, 5 plus years Accounting Experience. Job Cost Construction Accounting. The position will require 40 plus hours per week. The job will include accounts payable, receivables, payroll, cost control, job cost tracking, commission tracking, and other duties related to accounting. Pay will be ...
The staff accountant prepares and processes assigned journal entries in a timely accurate manner throughout the month. They have month end duties completing account reconciliations and identifying and resolving discrepancies or elevating items to proper channel for resolution. They ensure journal entries are completed and back up documentation is accurate. They participate in other accounting acti...
Busy and Growing Wealth Management and Holistic Planning firm located in Mishawaka, Indiana is looking for a fulltime para-planner. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person. This position has the opportunity to grow into a junior advisor position then servicing advisor and ultimately a lead advisor position. Duties Include: Assisting senior advisor with client appointments, servicing...
Position Description: 40 86 Advisors is currently looking for an Associate Vice President, Commercial Real Estate to originate institutional quality real estate mortgages. You will join our team which produces, underwrites and negotiates commercial mortgage loans. Primary responsibilities will include: •Enhancing deal flow through development and maintenance of correspondent and borrower rela...
The General Ledger Accountant performs a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with significant responsibility for the month end close process, and balance sheet review and analysis for assigned customer locations/accounts. Strong technical accounting skills is needed for success in this role. This role reports to the General Ledger Team Lead. Responsibilities Responsible for t...
AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AllianceBernstein employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies, and alternati...
1. As a risk officer, prepare following reports and submit them to CFO and aggregate parent company - Daily position report (both physical and financial) and check if it is within limit or not - Daily mark to market report - Daily risk measure index, such as Value at Risk (or SPAN or CME) In order to do above, risk manager needs to keep daily market quotation log (price information) 2. As a c...
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Summary: This position is responsible for the day-to -day accounting and monthly reporting. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of affiliates assets, liabilities, operating results and cash flows. Responsibilities include daily review and management of cash summary reports, management and coordination of month end closing of the financial statements, monthly review of account reconciliations, a...
Come be a part of a brand new organization with a strong legacy for success, Hertz Equipment Rental! Join a growing team with great opportunities ahead as Hertz Equipment Rental starts a brand new chapter on its own as a stand alone company! Hertz Equipment Rental has been providing high-quality equipment rentals and superior service to organizations of all sizes since our inception in 1965. The...

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