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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 have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
Currently Experis has an Accounting Analyst opportunity. This individual will perform customer account analysis; month end close; reconciliations and analysis to complete; intercompany reconciliations differences; accounts receivable/payable invoicing with reference to intercompany transactions; miscellaneous requests; analytical review for assigned general ledger accounts and general ledger proce...
Company Overview: With an excellent reputation built on years of successfully acquiring and servicing a broad spectrum of commercial real estate and industrial loans, Capital Crossing Servicing Company LLC is an industry leading financial services firm, specializing in the acquisition, valuation, management, and servicing of commercial real estate and commercial and industrial loans. This positi...
Corporate Accountant Hollister has partnered with a well-known Technology Company located in the Boston, MA who has an immediate need for a Senior Accountant to join their growing team. The candidate that will be considered for this position will have at least 1 year of accounting experience. The ideal fit for the role will be a candidate that has high energy and is able to work in a fast paced e...
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Accounting/Administrative Assistant in our corporate group located in Ewing, NJ. This position will be accountable for providing high level administrative and professional support to the Corporate Accounting and Corporate Tax Departments. Responsibilities Provide help deck support and administration for the Concur e...
About Us: ResidentCheck and ResidentCollect are leading national providers of resident screening and collections to the Multifamily industry. Our proprietary tenant screen model and multifamily collection programs offer the advantage of a unique "whole picture" approach to the entire leasing life cycle. With over 19 years in business we have established a reputation as a dynamic and ethical orga...
RiverStone is a global insurance industry leader specializing in the acquisition and management of insurance portfolios. With highly skilled insurance specialists employed in the US and Europe, RiverStone has amassed unrivaled industry and regulatory experience, and is the recognized market leader in the resolution of complex insurance claims arising from APH (asbestos, environmental, and mass to...
Are you looking for a great place to work? Republic Bank & Trust is committed to providing a unique, quality experience to our customers, community and Bankers. We are currently seeking bright and outgoing personalities. Part-Time Teller Positions - Previous cash handling experience preferred. Must have Monday thru Saturday availability. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at: www...
We currently have a great NEXUS Accounting Testing Senior Analyst opportunity with a leader in financial services. Job Description: Write test scripts and perform Accounting systems testing for ALFA. They must be able to recognize deficiencies in the system and accurately document the deficiency for follow up. This testing includes analyzing amortization schedules, General Ledger postings to SAP,...
Senior Internal Auditor Seeking a Rotational Senior Internal Auditor for a Dynamic Young Company that has had high growth over the past few years. This Senior Internal Auditor is perfect for a 3+ year public accountant either out of the Big 4 or a Large Regional firm. The position is located in Boston, MA and will have direct interaction with the Director of Internal Audit. The Senior Internal Au...
THE Company MOBI is a rapidly growing, technology and managed service company dedicated to helping Fortune 1000 Enterprises better manage their wireless strategy. Evolving technology, more sophisticated devices and new ways in which employees use wireless devices cause strain on companies IT and management resources. MOBI has developed a sophisticated line-up of tools, support and technology reso...
This role will support our client – a federal law enforcement agency as a Jr. Financial Analyst. The Jr Financial Analyst will assist in all financial related matters to include planning for the cost and schedule performance of programs. Position Requirements: Generate financial reports that portray specific movement of funds Will be responsible for reviewing undelivered orders reconciliation a...
Responsibilities We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join Verizon, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same. You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and drive your professi...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About VerizonWe believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to ...
Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join Verizon, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same. You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and drive...
Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
SUMMARY: This position supervises the coding and billing function for a multi-specialty, 45-physician clinic. Must be a self-motivated team player with significant experience in physician office or medical practice revenue cycle management including coding. Supervises and oversees performance of coding and billing personnel. Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Ensures accuracy and co...
Responsibilities As a Business Account Apprentice, you will be in a structured development program that will provide you with the tools necessary to succeed as a Business Account Executive. Upon successful completion of the program, the expectation is that you will qualify for a Business Account Executive position. The Business Account Executive is an aggressive sales position that requires you t...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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