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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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To apply to this Senior Financial Analyst position you must email your resume directly to Andria Goff at ***** In the subject line type “Senior Financial Analyst” Our client, a Fortune 500 company, is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic organization within a group that is highly visible and that drives the business. This pe...
This position reports to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. The primary object involves meeting stringent deadlines, creating presentations, generating reports, operational analysis and various special projects. Responsibilities include: - Calculate and analyze various financial and operational metrics on a monthly basis as compared to annual budget, forecast and historical trends. - Prepare...
This elite entertainment firm is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager. The Accounts Payable professional will be responsible for supervising a staff of 3 analysts. In addition, responsibilities include: Developing and reviewing a reporting package - aging report, un-invoiced receipts report etc. Closing on a weekly and at-month end the AP module - this includes balancing schedules. Direct super...
Our Client, a leading manufacturing company in the northern suburbs of Illinois, is looking for a Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. The position will assist the Controller in the month-end accounting close. Salary will be in the 60 - 70K range and include a full benefit package. Duties: • Closes cash disburseme...
Our Client is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor in the Deerfield area. The position requires 3 + years of experience along with a certified designation of CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP or CFE. The Internal Audit Associate will schedule internal audit reviews where they will follow the Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and...
One of the largest publicly held companies on Long Island is seeking an Accounting Manager. Responsibilities include: Oversee the day to day activities during the month end close and coordinate the preparation of monthly financial statements and management reports. Analyze the financial results compared to budgets and prior periods. Direct a team of accountants to ensure efficient workflow through...
The Director, Global Consolidations and Reporting job is responsible for the global consolidation of multiple entities and preparation of global financial statements. Candidate will be responsible for the evaluation, review and monitoring of financial statements and accounting policies at regional locations, ensuring consistent accounting application. Position will also oversee the administration...
The VP Corporate Controller job reports to the SVP of Finance with dotted line to the Chief Financial Officer and will be a key leader in the accounting, reporting, budgeting, and accounting systems functions. As part of a dynamic management team, you will supervise and interact with divisional controllers, finance & accounting staff, business unit leaders, corporate executives, outside profession...
Parker + Lynch has a Staff Accountant job in Dallas, TX. The client is looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. You will be responsible for posting to the general ledger, balance sheet reconciliations and financial statements. We are seeking someone who is proficient with Microsoft applications and has strong communications and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities for the Staf...
Senior Collections/ Accounts Receivable Manager Job – Morris County Company – Large company, good opportunity for exposure and growth. Purpose of the Senior Collections/Accounts Receivable Manager Job: Effectively manage all accounts receivables and provide support to internal departments to ensure they meet the financial reporting criteria, as well as, liaise with external partners. Responsibilit...
Staff Accountant Job – Morris County Company: Excellent opportunity for a Staff Accountant! Established company. Good working environment. Job Purpose for Staff Accountant: Manage multiple fund accounts. Staff Accountant Job Duties: • Prepare reports for accruals and expenses • Prepare financial statements in accordance GAAP • Compliance reporting and SBA forms preparation • Responsible for tracki...
Parker + Lynch has a Financial Analyst job in Dallas, TX. The client is looking for someone who has a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years’ experience. You will be responsible for creating and review internal control processes. We are seeking someone who has SOX experience and public accounting experience. Responsibilities for the Financial Analyst job: • Create and review internal cont...
A manufacturing client of ours is in immediate need to hire a motivated Accounting professional for their Staff Accountant Job in Lake Forest, IL. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in a manufacturing or public accounting industry. This person will be reporting to the CFO and be responsible for providing timely and informative, financial and operating reports and...
Our client, located in Columbus, IN has enlisted our assistance in their search for a Senior Tax Accountant to join the Tax Department team. Reporting to the Tax Manager the Sr. Tax Accountant will have oversight responsibility for the sales/use tax function adn will take the lead on various process improvement projects within the Tax Dept. The Senior Tax Accountant will also be involved in the co...
Our client is looking for a General Ledger Accountant who will responsible for the overall maintenance of the company’s General Ledger. This position is responsible for making journal entries into the financial system and performing account reconciliations. Job Responsibilities: · Perform general month-end close responsibilities and prepare account reconciliations. · Identify process improvement o...
Our client has enlisted our help in their search for a Senior Internal Auditor. The position is open due to growth/promotion out of the audit department. This company consistently offers dynamic career growth opportunities and promotes their auditors into other positions within the company. Responsibilities: - Assist the Manager in performing an enterprise-wide annual risk assessment resulting in...
Our Client, an industry leader in Indy area, is seeking to add a Financial Analyst to their team due to departmental growth. Our client is seeking a sharp and intelligent experienced Financial Analyst who wants to grow and further develop their career. This is an excellent opportunity offering the ability to work in a company with a great culture with exposure to upper level executives. The Financ...
Parker + Lynch has a Senior Staff Accountant job near Southlake, TX. The client is looking for someone who has a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years general ledger experience. You will be responsible for maintaining the general ledger, and processing journal entries. We are seeking someone who is proficient in Excel and has inventory accounting experience. Responsibilities for the Senio...
To apply to this Accounting Manager position you must email your resume directly to Andria Goff at ***** In the subject line of your email type “Accounting Manager” Our client, a prestigious investment management firm, is seeking an Accounting Manager. This is an exciting opportunity that offers incredible benefits and work life balance as well as a dynamic working environmen...
Fund Accountant - Private Equity Investment Firm, West Palm Beach Fund Accountant must have 3-5 years experience in Financial Services, Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund, or other professional investment portfolio fund accounting environment. Candidate must bring strong knowledge of technical accounting, US GAAP and. Public "Big 4" accounting and CPA are preferred. Primary duties include, but are not limite...

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