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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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Local Sub-Prime Auto Finance Company is looking for a career minded, energetic, courteous Customer Service/Collections Representative - Spanish a plus. Please e-mail resume to ***** Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Mclean, Virginia (VA) is seeking a Business Analyst: Job Description: The department is undergoing business process assessment and redesign. This assessment is intended to identify process improvements, create operational efficiencies reduce manual or redundant processing where possible. The assessment includes the following areas within the department: Collatera...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst to join their team in Houston, TX. For this role, the responsibilities include compiling GAAP Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows, processing entries for month end close and assisting in request from internal/external auditors. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in accounting from four-year C...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client who is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to join their team in their Boston, Massachusetts (MA) location. Responsibilities may include: Processing accounts payable invoices in Sage Filing invoices Working in Excel REQUIREMENTS: Prior Accounts Payable experience Good Microsoft Excel experience...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Assistant Office Manager to join their team in Saint Louis, MO. The duties for this role will include all aspects of general office coordination including scheduling crews, answering telephones, detailed invoicing in Xactimate, sorting incoming correspondences, including faxes and email, and providing operational and administrative support to incr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Demand Planning Analyst to join their team in Kansas City, MO. Duties: Develop and support forecasts for multiple time periods Review historical sales trends, research sales drivers, prepare forecasts, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results Cross-functional research coordination Reconcile significant variances and re...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in Mclean, Virginia (VA). Duties: Business Resource will perform key activities as they relate to Initiative Budget management, Multifamily corporate and divisional reporting, project governance and process, resource management, and strategic planning Resource will act as liaison to project teams within...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Executive Assistant to support the President of this client in Dallas, Texas (TX). They need a sharp, organized person with excellent communication skills. This client offers excellent benefits and a very competitive bonus structure. REQUIREMENTS: 5+ years supporting C level staff Very organized, punctual, excellent communication and presentatio...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client who is seeking a General Ledger Accountant with 2-3 years of experience specifically with Intercompany Reconciliations to join their team in Chantilly, Virginia (VA). REQUIREMENTS: 2-3 years of General Ledger experience Experience performing Intercompany Reconciliations in a previous role Experience utilizing SAP is STRONGLY preferred...
The Medical Biller is responsible for preparing and submitting claims for accounts to ensure timely reimbursement, investigating and processing refunds when warranted. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare, edit and submit account billing in accordance with client contract or payer guidelines. Ensure all invoices are submitted accurately and timely per policy guidelines. Submit system contract/f...
Description Corvias Group, based in East Greenwich, RI, is a fully integrated development, construction and property management firm. Our expertise in public-private partnerships is just one of the many things that set us apart. We work with partners that share our core values and commitment to excellence because we’re in it for the long haul. We pursue projects where we know we can dramatically ...
Company Confidential Lynchburg, VA, 24504
Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director/Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for the management and supervision of the financial operations of all agency programs, investment planning, compliance with HUD, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Duties include the daily operation and supervision of the Finance department including payroll pro...
A highly reputable Medical Device Company, and global leader, is looking for a Controller to join the team! The Controller will lead and manage the Company's daily operations for all accounting functions, including general accounting, accounts payable and receivable, account reconciliations, financial and operational reporting, budgeting and forecasting. The position will also be responsible for ...
Our Accounts Payable department is growing! We are looking for two new people with accounts payable experience. If you are looking to join a legacy company with an entrepreneurial culture then this is the job for you. AP Responsibilities. What we’re looking for is someone who can help out by: • Knowing how to do everything. Ok, maybe not everything! • Completes payments and controls expenses by...
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 ...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN, 46240
Clientele and service North side specialty retailer is currently interviewing for a full-charge bookkeeper with a solid basis and knowledge of accounting principles. We are not just looking for someone to plug numbers into Quickbooks for answers. We are looking for an accountant / full charge bookkeeper, with a minimum of a bachelors degree in accounting. Minimum 2 years experience in accounting ...
Are you a Collections Superstar and up for a challenge? This is a terrific opportunity for professional individuals ready to move ahead in a great career. Help us continue to be a leader in the Financial Services industry by working as a Collector making outbound calls and receiving incoming calls to/from customers in an effort to resolve their account. Experience, positive attitude, flexible an...
Job Description Financial Investment firm seeks a polished and professional temp-perm candidate for their Client Services Associate role. This position will start off paying $15/hr on a temporary basis while the person goes through training. On a permanent basis the salary will be $40-45K DOE. They only want to see candidates who are interested in staying in a Client Services role for a few year...
Technical Standards & Compliance Manager CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Se...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offe...

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