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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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Growing Investment firm for high net worth clients is looking for a sharp Client Relationship Manager that will be responsible for managing a group of clients from daily activities to reviews and special projects, meeting clients, opening new client accounts, processing client requests, performing daily duties and workflow assignments and acting as a liaison with clients and partners. This individ...
Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within the structure of a proven system? * Are you committed to finally making a...
Job Description: Job Description Title: Revenue Analyst A Revenue Analyst job in Vienna, VA is available with one of our telecommunications clients, courtesy of Adecco. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least two years’ experience within revenue recognition, financial forecasting and revenue analysis along with advanced MS Excel skills. The pay range for this position will...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fe...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fe...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fe...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fe...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fe...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fe...
POSITION SUMMARY Return to Work Coordinator (RTWC) is responsible for driving a reduction in lost time days for the NE Region, South Central Region, and Air Serv Division. The RTWC receives notification of injury, arranges for post-accident drug test when appropriate, schedules first medical appointment and makes medical provider and associate aware of ABM’s aggressive return to work policy. RTWC...
POSITION SUMMARY Return to Work Coordinator (RTWC) is responsible for driving a reduction in lost time days for the NE Region, South Central Region, and Air Serv Division. The RTWC receives notification of injury, arranges for post-accident drug test when appropriate, schedules first medical appointment and makes medical provider and associate aware of ABM’s aggressive return to work policy. RTWC...
Our client is an A+ rated Carrier and is considered to be one of the top Excess and Surplus insurance carriers in the Country. The Company is respected not only for their financial strength but also for their innovation and distribution of surplus insurance products for over 45 years. Our search is for a Sr. Professional Liability Underwriter. Our candidate may be a current Underwriter with a Carr...
Our client is an A+ rated Carrier and is considered to be one of the top Excess and Surplus insurance carriers in the Country. The Company is respected not only for their financial strength but also for their innovation and distribution of surplus insurance products for over 45 years. Our search is for a Sr. Professional Liability Underwriter. Our candidate may be a current Underwriter with a Carr...
Our client is an A+ rated Carrier specializing in underwriting Technology Companies. They have had success in building profitable regions around the country and are now looking to add an experienced Underwriter/Underwriting Manager in the NYC/NJ area. Our search is for a highly motivated and enthusiastic commercial property and casualty underwriter. We are looking for someone who is a technically...
Our client is an A+ rated Carrier and is considered to be one of the top Excess and Surplus insurance carriers in the Country. The Company is respected not only for their financial strength but also for their innovation and distribution of surplus insurance products for over 45 years. Our search is for a Casualty Underwriter. Our candidate may be a current Underwriter with a Carrier or someone who...
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