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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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We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
The Financial Analyst will be located in Cupertino and will report directly to the Sr. Vice President, Finance Treasurer and PAO. The work is generally of a confidential, critical nature, involving attention to detail as well as a broad working knowledge of global policies, practices and organizational structure. Responsibilities include: - Prepare materials and drive agenda items for staff...
Company Confidential Framingham, MA
Growing manufacturer in need of an accountant with inventory and internal controls experience. Accounting: · Post Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, General Ledger and Payroll · Preparation of bank deposits, daily cash reporting, and rolling cash reporting · Manage weekly Payroll, monthly commissions/reporting · Assist in Human Resources- benefit administration · Assist Sales De...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
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...
Our client who is located in downtown Chicago has an immediate opening for a Payroll Tax Manager. If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity with a company that has multi-state locations and is growing tremendously, please send us your resume for further consideration. Responsibilities include: · Responsible for all domestic federal, state, local as well as international payroll tax compl...
In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in t...
Evergreen Home Loans is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Home Office as a Compliance Specialist. A strong problem solving and organization skill set with an emphasis on customer service is a MUST! We offer a very competitive salary and wonderful benefits!! If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to apply today! Why you’d consider Evergreen Home Loans We’re looking for people who feel the...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN, 46240
GROWING REGIONAL, HUD APPROVED DELEGATED MORTGAGE BANKER THAT HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS IS LOOKING FOR LICENSED LOAN OFFICERS. EXCLUSIVE, INBOUND LEADS GENERATED WITH DATA SPECIFIC CRITERIA, MEETING SPECIFIC NICHES ACROSS MULTIPLE STATES IN MIDWEST. (THIS MEANS NO LENDING TREE, NO LOWERMYBILLS, ETC TYPE LEADS!) HIGH CALL VOLUME AND LEAD COUNT. LOOKING FOR MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT T...
Do you want to work with LS & CO Procurement? Because if you do, you’re going to be supporting one of the world’s iconic company’s, helping drive a mammoth change program which will; • Transform the Procurement function • Unlock and create real value • Change suppliers perceptions and behaviors • Deliver breakthrough results It won’t be easy, it won’t be boring and it won’t always be comforta...
BOYLSTON SEARCH ASSOCIATES, Boston’s premiere resource for elite senior, managerial and executive level Accounting and Finance professionals and the Companies that seek these special individuals, has been contracted to find superior candidates for the following opportunity: STAFF ACCOUNTANT – North of Boston Our Client, a global publicly held engineering/manufacturing leader, located in accessib...
POSITION OVERVIEW: Position reports into the Director of Planning & Strategy. The Lead Strategy Analyst is responsible for developing and evaluating Crickets key strategic growth priorities, analyzing market activity to understand the impacts to the business, and helping to answer the organizations most pressing strategic questions. KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Scan and evaluate the wireless...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Key Roles and Responsibilities: May provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of int...
Alternative Investment Accountant - Strong salary + bonus A fantastic asset management firm based in Boston is seeking to add an alternative investment accountant to a small but going group based in their Downtown Boston office. Duties of this diverse role include the accounting and operations functions for various alternative investment and pooled products that are managed by the firm. The alter...
Due to departmental and company growth, Norgren Inc., currently has a Compensation Analyst position open in our Americas headquarters in Littleton, CO. We are looking for someone with 3 to 5 years of compensation experience, This position offers you the opportunity and working with, international compensation issues, (US, CA, MX, BZ), and having you work , one on one, with line managers and execu...
Construction company in Braintree is seeking a Job Cost Accounting Clerk. Will be responsible for review of daily job reports to verify all transactions; daily data entry of equipment cost and inventory costs; compile job package for Operations; weekly review of jobs for billing status and billing approved jobs. Will also review job profitability and monitor jobs for completion. Will also be respo...
Company Confidential Alexandria, VA, 22314
Rapidly growing public traded digital publishing and social media company has an opportunity for the right candidate to get in on the ground floor! The successful individual will exhibit a high level of professionalism, and adaptability to changing business priorities; be responsible for all areas relating to accounting; have experience in both publicly held organizations and emerging/start-up bu...
Senior Accountant/Project Accounting Our well established growing client on the North side of Indianapolis is seeking assistance in identifying a potential candidate for a Contract Senior Accountant in their corporate office. Responsibilities will include: Managing large government contracts Resolving all billing issues Ensuing cost allocation is accurate Reconciling accounts and posting jou...
Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Commercial Credit Specialist. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience reviewing and approving commercial credit lines. This position would involve maintaining credit and collection files on existing customers, as well as credit investigation on new accounts, and obtaining credit information for annual review. Duties will include: •...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, v...

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