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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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Our client is currently seeking a General Ledger Accountant. This job will have the following responsibilities: Coordinate and control accounting systems and processes, prepare for the month end close process, balance sheet review and managing accountants and clerks, prepare certain financial reports maintain general ledger accounts, prepare or review financial statements. Perform research and a...
Our client is currently seeking a Payroll Manager. This job will have the following responsibilities: Lead the Payroll service delivery function forCompany's North America Business Service Center focusing on high quality gross to net calculation: payroll processing, corrections, weighted average overtime (WAOT), taxes (multi-state and reciprocity), employee payroll maintenance, non-health and we...
Description Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system. Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines. Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial a...
I. About This top University's department has an annual operating budget of $180 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, provides housing for 11,000 students, serves 18,000 daily meals at twenty-two dining and retail locations, and serves 5,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, hosts 14,000 conference guests, and operates a guest house. Additionally, this depar...
Regional Vice President, External Wholesaler Position Overview Clarke Financial Group always seeks financial service professionals who can meet and exceed sales goals.We have an immediate opening in our West Coast territory. RVPs develop new and maintain existing client relationships with advisors/producers within an assigned territory. RVPs will contact advisors, identify needs, and market appr...
Description Project control position based in San Diego, PCA support F35 CNI programs. Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system (EVM). Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines. Prepares b...
Job Description: An immediate opening for an Accounts Payable Administrator. This is a great opportunity to step into a team-oriented role and utilize your strong knowledge of general ledger and accounting principles. The Accounts Payable Administrator will play a vital role in managing processes and procedures relating to: general ledger accounts payable modules, expense reports, invoices, and ...
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Century 21 Affiliated is seeking an Operations Director at its corporate office located in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has experienced significant growth through business expansion including mergers and acquisitions. Corporate office supports 65 branch real estate sales offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Madison Magazine awarded Century 21 Affiliated th...
Job Description: I am a recruiter that specializes in direct hire opportunities. My office is working with multiple CPA firms that specialize in Tax Accounting. The opportunities that we currently have are in the areas of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, and Pasadena. Tax season is right around the corner and our clients are looking for some good talent. We are looking for candidates tha...
We are seeking a dynamo for our client! - Fast-growing boutique financial services consulting firm (HQ based in New York City) seeks an experienced Compliance Associate to work at their San Francisco Start-Up Office. Seeking a dynamic go-getter who is knowledgeable in the assessment, development, implementation, and testing of compliance programs for various clients in the alternative and traditio...
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT The Select Family of Staffing Companies is looking for a self-motivated, talented Senior Accountant to join our dynamic accounting & finance team at their corporate office in Santa Barbara, CA. Ideal candidates should be well versed in all areas of accounting and thrive in a fast paced work environment. Job Description: Reconcilement and analysis of monthly revenue and direct ...
Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. Purpose The Sr Financial Analyst develops an...
Manager, Finance and Operations-KSVEA Job Summary: The KARL STORZ Veterinary Endoscopy America, INC (KSVEA) Manager, Finance and Operations is responsible for maintenance and reconciliation of all financial records, provide all required financial analysis to grow and sustain the business, provide counsel and recommendations to senior management, preparation and submission of timely and accurate ...
JOB DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the position is to establish and manage the casino revenue audit processes, regulatory compliance audit reporting, assisting the Casino Controller in developing casino department policies and procedures, auditing financial reports, supervising staff, and reviewing related audit programs to ensure compliance with all applicable Tribal, Federal and State gaming regul...
II. Summary of Position The Financial Analyst reports to the Finance Manager of Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries and is primarily responsible for preparing weekly business reports, performing month close activities including accruals, journals, check deposits and disbursements, Concessions commission calculation and bank reconciliations. Special projects will be assigned on as needed basis. II...
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