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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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I am presently recruiting for a Senior Tax Analyst for one of the top Manufacturing companies in the North suburbs. This position will be handling Federal, State and Local tax appropriation work for a multi-Billion dollar organization. The tax candidate should have a CPA or MST. Job Summary – This position is responsible for assisting in managing the domestic tax compliance function and the over...
Required Qualifications: Experience handling at least one of the following lines of insurance: Auto Physical Damage/Bodily Injury/PIP/No-Fault/General Liability/Workers' Compensation/Property MUST have an active New York Adjusters' License Job Description: Our client is seeking to add Multiple Inside New York Licensed Claims Examiners to their office in Ballston Spa, NY. In addition, TheBestI...
Required Qualifications: Responsible for handling Bodily Injury and No-Fault/PIP claims from inception to close Must have proficient computer skills Preferred Qualifications: Adjuster Licenses are preferred but NOT required Job Description: Our client is seeking to add Multiple Inside Claims Examiners. This person will need to have experience handling Bodily Injury and No-Fault/PIP losses. ...
Required Qualifications: Must have a minimum of 2 years experience handling residential property claims as a field/inside adjuster Must be well-versed in florida state law Must have an active Florida Adjuster License Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Additional State Adjuster Licenses a plus Job Description: Our client, a growing insurance carrier, is seeking multiple Inside Home...
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We are looking for a full-time Accounting Manager to join our team. This individual will be responsible for managing the daily accounting operations, including the preparation of monthly financials, processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, coordinating the year end audit and supervising a staff of one accountant. This position will also be responsible for processing payroll and acting as ...
Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment, is seeking a Staff Accountant to join the Finance team. The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Manager of Accounting and be based out of Gibson’s World Headquarters in beautiful Nashville, TN – The Music City. The Staff Accountant is a key member of the Gibson Finance Team and ...
Support Specialist The Client & Candidate Support Specialist is responsible for servicing both our clients and candidates and will be the go-to person for assistance. This person is the primary contact for clients and candidates as it relates to timesheet processing and billing. In addition, this person will be the backup for temporary payroll processing and assist with accounting reconciliations...
On July 31, Synchrony Financial reached its goal of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and was listed on the NY Stock Exchange under the symbol SYF. It was previously known as GE Capital Retail Finance. Synchrony Financial brings 80 years of experience and financial leadership under one new brand. We offer private label credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending and FDIC-insured sav...
The Commercial Collections Specialist is a key position to contribute to revenue by contacting business clients in a professional manner to ensure money for service is paid. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Respond to customer issues and inquiries via email and telephone communication • Make outbound calls to delinquent accounts over 45 days • Control delinquent balances by mailing past-due notices; suspen...
Job Title: High level Administrative Assistant Hours:Monday – Friday 7:00AM- 4:00 PM Primary Function: Provide high level administrative support to an industry leading Senior Financial Partner with high performance standards. Candidate must be driven, experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and able to work independently with little or no super...
SEC Reporting Manager Salary – $100-115K plus bonus Expanding publicly traded medical technology company has terrific opportunity for proactive CPA. Individual will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements and supporting schedules in compliance with GAAP. Will work closely with top-notch financial management team in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. RESPONS...
Job Location Charlotte, NC Job Description Functional Responsibilities: People management responsibilities including performance management, training, mentoring Oversight of the day to day functions within the Transition Group including meeting benchmarks/field commitments Prior experience in experienced advisor on‐boarding and client transition process. Ensuring associates adhere to busine...
Job Location Charlotte, NC Job Description Functional Responsibilities: People Management responsibilities including performance management, training, mentoring Oversight of the following functions: OSJ new account opening, address changes, check writing establishment/maintenance, householding, registration changes, online account access, edelivery, beneficiary updates, among other functions....
About Sagacious Consultants Sagacious Consultants (“Sagacious”) is a healthcare IT consulting firm, specializing in supporting the implementation, support, and optimization of an organization’s electronic medical record system. Sagacious was founded in 2009 and has since grown to over 150 employees. Sagacious, which is headquartered in Lenexa, KS (this position does not require relocation), now o...
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Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financi...
A Career with Us Will Provide You with: · A marketing plan we help you customize to build your brand effectively · A comprehensive training program focused on people and marketing strategy · Financial support during your early years to help you build your business · Compete with our elite and score trips to awesome places like Hawaii, Beijing and Münich, Germany Realize Your Potential Being ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Controller in Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI) to lead the accounting team as they grow and report directly to the CFO. This individual will provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing, and budget management functions ensuring accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles. Responsibilitie...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Financial Associate in Washington, DC to audit federal agencies financial statements and performing audit readiness work. REQUIREMENTS: 0.5 years of relevant work experience Bachelor's degree...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Financial Associate in Chesapeake, VA to audit federal agencies financial statements and performing audit readiness work. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. REQUIREMENTS: 0.5 years of relevant work experience Bachelor's degree...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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