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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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Dallas, 75240
Our client, a major energy company, has an immediate need for a Senior Tax Account in its Dallas location. In this role, you will be generally responsible for increasing tax department efficiencies and directly preparing tax reporting. You will perform all activities related to tax filings at the federal and state level, including the following: Preparing and reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annu...
Company Confidential Meridian, ID, 83646
Job Purpose: Supports accounting operations by verifying and completing financial transactions. Duties: * Prepares work to be processed by gathering, sorting, and organizing data and documents. * Verifies accounts by reconciling transactions; investigating and resolving discrepancies. * Completes accounting transactions by verifying and correcting transaction information; scheduling and preparing...
Global Wealth Management – Banking Analyst About J.P. Morgan: J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, working in collaboration across the globe to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs. We operate in 100 countries, and hold leadership positions across our different lines of businesses. We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right t...
New York Life Financial Representative Come meet with one of the 100 largest companies in United States. If you are looking to join a great company and great team of people come interview with us on 9/26! The Opportunity: We are seeking talented people to join our team of professionals. Our nationwide team consists of individuals who are leaders in insurance, financial, estate, family and business...
Company Confidential Burbank, CA, 91502
Accounting Manager $100 to $140K + bonus 10% to 15% (base and bonus DOE) Burbank, CA Notes: Candidate must be a CPA! Big 4 is always preferred, from there National, regional etc. Ideal to have some private/combo, but will entertain a light manager public type—especially Big 4 if have the “must haves.” Five years (absolute minimum) to 15 years is the sweet-spot. We are targeting a candidate capable...
Warner Bros. Entertainment, a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company, is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms. The company stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature films to television, h...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Statistician Houston, TX; Austin, MS Unspecified Apply Apply Statistician Houston, TX; Austin, MS Unspecified Apply Job Details We are a fast growing and well established leader in the tax consulting world in the metro Houston area. We are looking for an awesome, dynamic Statistician who possesses stellar ana...
A fast growing,publicly traded, technology manufacturing organization looking for a Finance Manager to oversee all aspects of budgeting and forecasting for a large division. This company is doing very well financially and is continuing to have steady sales and revenue increases year over year. Because of the growth of the organization, this position will offer strong growth potential. This positio...
GHA TECHNOLOGIES WHEN SERVICE AND DELIVERY COUNTS!! Accounting Intern Assist the Accounting Department with general day-to-day functions including, but not limited to, filing, faxing, mailing, sorting incoming mail, copying, updating daily reports and other duties as assigned. Will be assigned additional Accounting-related duties as experience is gained, for ultimate assignment within the Accounti...
WEST ORANGE, NJ, 00000
Tefal, T-Fal, Krups, Rowenta, Moulinex, SUPOR, Arno… These brands are part of the daily life of millions of consumers in more than 150 countries. With 25,000 employees and over €4m sales annually, Groupe SEB is the leading worldwide manufacturer of small domestic appliances and cookware thanks to the strength of its brands, its drive for innovation, its international growth, and its vision for the...
Company Confidential Greenwood Village, CO, 80111
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Assistant Controller Construction in a beautiful Colorado mountain town looking for an Assistant Controller. Excellent financial and career upside. Potential opportunity for advancement into the Controller position within the next year. Ideal candidate will either be… · 4-8 years public accounting with construction experience OR · 4-8 years progressive accounting experience in...
Company Confidential Lake Forest, CA, 92630
General Function: Manage a general range of general accounting clerical and administrative functions such as support team members with processing accounts payable, processing credit card payment, providing new vendor or customer packet, processing online purchase order payment, and organizing year-end A/P files. Supervises one AP Clerk. Interested candidates, please apply with salary history and s...
Position Overview: The Sr. Analyst, Finance Projects, Process, and Automation (FPPA) is responsible for identifying, designing, implementing, and testing various and sundry projects in the finance team that will drive process improvements and make use of automation. The projects will span all of the team's reporting to the Corporate Controller, namely Accounting, Billing, VMS, Accounts Receivable,...
Staff Accountant Position Description Organization Summary: Edify’s mission is to improve and expand affordable, sustainable, Christ-centered education in the developing world. Edify is a non-profit organization registered in the U.S. since 2009 and now has operations in Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Liberia, Peru and Rwanda. Edify is focused on delivering 4 key resources to accompl...
Job Description: This 65k External Audit Staff-Great Company To Work For Position Features: ? Mission Valley Location ? Fast Paced Environment ? Great Benefits ? Great Pay to $65K Immediate need for an external audit staff person seeking mission valley location, fast paced environment and great benefits. 3-5 years experience as an audit staff, ability to pass criminal background check, drug sc and...
Job Description: This Reception Admin Support Position Features: ? Established Company ? Competitive Salary ? Opportunity For Advancement ? Great Pay to $16/hr Immediate need for reception administrative support seeking established company, competitive salary and opportunity for advancement. Ability to multi-task, proactive and extremely organized will be keys to success in this stable organizatio...
Job Description: Our client is looking for a detailed oriented Accounting Specialist with excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills. Duties include Accounts payable/receivable, collections and payroll. This position is for someone that feels comfortable taking initiative while working with minimum supervision. Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). As...
Job Description: Data Analyst II will manage, develop, collect and analyze data. Identify trends, issues and solutions to improve system performance. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our j...
Job Description: *ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES APPLY, SKILLS WILL BE TESTED* About the Position and Qualifications: This nationally recognized law firm is currently seeking an experienced Accountant to manage daily operations of a 60+ employee firm. This extremely professional candidate must have at least 5 years experience in A/P, A/R, data entry, payroll and Excel as well as a Bachelor Degree in Ac...
Job Description: Audit Manager with HSBC in New York City for 5+months at $50/hr. Position Overview: Co source to support the audit of payments. This will be an end-to-end audit of payments within HNAH to incorporate the following: *Wires - High value payments *Check processing *Automated clearing house *Remote deposit capture *Remittance processing *Provide support on Internal Audit coverage of p...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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