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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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FINANCIAL COORDINATOR Housing Development Company is accepting resumes for "Financial Coordinator". Candidates must possesses strengths in communication, public speaking, financials, and leadership. Send resumes to HR Director, PO Box 26087, Fayetteville, NC 28314...
Qualtrust Credit Union is now hiring for the positon of Collector at our branch located in Las Colinas. We offer competitive salary, paid vacation, 401K and insurance benefit opportunities. Position is Monday-Friday with flexibility of hours required for limited after hour’s collection calls as needed. This position will report to the VP Lending and work closely with the Senior Collector For a...
SENIOR CORPORATE INTERNAL AUDITOR Position Title: Senior Internal Auditor Reporting to: Corporate Internal Audit Manager Location: Newport News, VA Job Type: Salaried Full-Time Required Travel: 40% (including international travel) THE DEPARTMENT · We have market leading positions across the US, Canada, UK, Nordics and Central Europe · The group is growing and improving profitability with s...
Position Summary: The Karras Company, Inc. an independent (RIA) with services provided through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC is currently looking for a motivated individual in the role of a Financial Analyst that is looking to help service existing clients and to assist the Financial Advisors in the firm through hard work and determination. Job Duties and Responsibili...
We currently have an excellent opportunity for an ARP Strategy & Solutions Manager located at our Ewing, NJ headquarters. Our ARP Strategy & Solutions Manager will lead strategic implementation and ongoing financial analytics of Adjustable Rate Program/Policies for all CHD Brands working with Third Party consultants, Retailers, VPs of Consumer Domestic Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain & Collaborat...
Job Description : Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Retail Operations Team and showcase your fashion retailer skills while working with our exceptional retail staff! Position: Cashier Department: Retail Operations Reports to: Store Manager Direct Reports: No FLSA Status: Non - Exempt Location: Retail - In Store Department Summary Job Function: Deliverables: Maintains outstand...
Located in either Chicago or Minneapolis, The Banker III - Life Sciences is accountable for originating new client relationships as well as enhancing existing relationships in the greater Midwest. The Banker III will have the ability to originate, structure, negotiate, and close venture loans in conjunction with the underwriting team. They will be knowledgeable in all products offered by Square 1,...
Job Description : Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Retail Operations Team and showcase your fashion retailer skills while working with our exceptional retail staff! Position: Cashier Department: Retail Operations Reports to: Store Manager Direct Reports: No FLSA Status: Non - Exempt Location: Retail - In Store Department Summary Job Function: Deliverables: Maintains outstand...
Job Description : Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Retail Operations Team and showcase your fashion retailer skills while working with our exceptional retail staff! Position: Head Cashier Department: Retail Operations Reports to: Store Manager Direct Reports: No FLSA Status: Non - Exempt Location: Retail - In Store Department Summary Job Function: Deliverables: Assists the s...
BioScrip, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading specialty home infusion companies! Our focus is clinical excellence and improving the quality of our patients’ lives. With over 2,500 employees able to service 46 states, BioScrip has externally-qualified Centers of Excellence built around specific clinical conditions and therapies, as well as Ambulatory Infusion Centers around the country. Ours is a f...
Job Description : Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Retail Operations Team and showcase your fashion retailer skills while working with our exceptional retail staff! Position: Head Cashier Department: Retail Operations Reports to: Store Manager Direct Reports: No FLSA Status: Non - Exempt Location: Retail - In Store Department Summary Job Function: Deliverables: Assists the s...
Tetra Tech, a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services worldwide has a challenging opportunity for a highly motivated professional in our growing Technical Support Services Division. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength lies in collecti...
Need a bookkeeper part time. Part time hours are 1-2 full days a week. This could lead to additional days if they had a lot of value. They are looking for a full-charge bookkeeper with QuickBooks experience. They need to have knowledge of A/P, A/R & tax fillings. Will also be handling the collection calls. Will also be in charge of entering invoices. Clients are government institutes so need someo...
If you are searching for a new Investment Advisor job and would like to join a growing, stable and supportive environment in the Salt Lake City area, keep reading. If you have a minimum of four years’ experience in a client-focused role, and hold Series 7 & 65 or 66 licenses, then you may be the perfect candidate! Add your ability to be a “hunter” and your drive to bring in new business, and we de...
Assistant Manager, Inventory Pay: Salaried, $30,000-40,000 per year, commensurate with experience Location: City Gear Corporate Offices, Memphis, TN Reports to: Inventory Control Manager Key job responsibilities include: Efficiently and accurately maintain and update inventory records following inventory management procedures Reconcile inventory to book records Make necessary adjustments or...
American Modern is widely recognized as a leading expert in the specialty insurance business. With more than 48 years of experience, the company delivers specialized products and services for residential property like mobile homes and specialty dwellings. American Modern also offers specialty policies for consumers in the recreational market, including owners of boats, personal watercraft, classic...
Our client is hiring for a contract Senior Credit Analyst job in Indianapolis, IN. You must have a minimum of two years’ experience in this role of credit analysis, collections and / or AR. You will be responsible for assessing creditworthiness and analyzing financial documentation from both inside and outside sources. You will also help to minimize Company risk and maximize sales. The salary for ...
Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is seeking a FINANCE DIRECTOR to manage the financial operations of the organization. Who we are: Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. (MHP) is an active and growing nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, that develops, acquires, rehabilitates, and builds quality apartment homes to meet MontgomeryCounty’s growing need for affordable housing. MHP’s community-...
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Job Description – Accounting – Mid Level Job Responsibilities: Accurately enter vendor invoices into system using the proper GL codes Match purchase orders to vendor invoices before entering into system Follow up with purchasing agent and accounting manager to research discrepancies between purchase orders and invoices Run A/P aging weekly to determine invoices due for payment and prepare pay...
Assists the Director of Compliance in the administration of the department including the development of an annual budget; coordination of the annual assessment of risks and identification of controls and set strategic direction of the department. Oversee the completion of regulatory and fiduciary reviews. The Compliance Testing Manager will bring first in class thinking to the compliance function ...

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