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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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Major Real Estate/Construction Developer is looking for a Controller. The Controller will be an integral team member in the development, construction and oversight of existing and new development and construction projects. Duties and Responsibilities: ·Timely preparation, review and distribution of all monthly financial reporting packages; ·Maintain both stand-alone and consolidated entity financi...
Well known Not-For-Profit organization in New York is looking for a Controller to lead their Accounting department. Salary to 130K, commensurate with experience. Candidate must be directly out of a Not-for-Profit Organization with extensive experience working closely to a Board of Directors and with accounting staff supervision. - Primary Job Duties Include, but are not limited to: -Financial Plan...
Prestigious Company in New York City is looking for a Senior Accountant. This candidate MUST have 1-3 years of Big 4 Public Accounting experience. (CPA Preferred) Salary to 90K, commensurate with experience. - Primary Job Duties Include, but are not limited to: Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial Reporting Fund Financial Statements Ensure timely completion of US finance mandates including audi...
Well known Not-For-Profit organization in New York City is looking for an Accounting Manager. Salary to 90K, commensurate with experience. Candidate must be directly out of a Not-for-Profit Organization. - Primary Job Duties Include, but are not limited to: -General Ledger, Bank Reconciliations, Journal Entry Supervision -Financial Control and Reporting -Supervision of Payables and Receivables -Bu...
We are currently working with several firms seeking Staff & Senior Real Estate Property Accountants. Prior experience with Real Estate Accounting is as must as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Journal Entries Budgets Financial Statements Analysis Close Salaries BOE For consideration forward resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Not for Profit in NYC is seeking a CFO. Must have CPA. Prior Not For Profit experience REQUIRED. Job Purpose: Develops financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services; preparing growth plans; directing staff. Duties: * Accomplishes finance human resource strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and...
A Well Known Real Estate developer based in Manhattan is looking for a Controller to work directly with the CFO. The growing firm develops prime Manhattan commercial real estate space, including several Class A properties. The firm is expanding and the Controller will work directly with the CFO to build out the organizational infrastructure. Duties: • Overall management of Accounting functions • M...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Customer Service Representatives and Collections Representatives in Wilmington, DE. Earn $14.00 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Job Description: Initial responsibilities will be focus...
Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income yo...
Do you like to make a difference in people's lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salepeople, finace professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income...
Mutual of Omaha is the ideal career destination for dedicated professionals seeking a new opportunity with a flexible schedule and outstanding income potential. As a Financial Advisor, you are given the opportunity to structure your day as needed. You can set simple targets to achieve, or challenge yourself with more aggressive targets and goals. Regardless of your goals, Mutual of Omaha provides...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Looking for a career with unlimited income potential and the flexibility to manage your own schedule? Mutual of Omaha provides exceptional first careers to motivated individuals with a strong passion for success to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Be part of a great team environment and start immediately paying off student loans. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their...
Mutual of Omaha is the ideal career destination for dedicated professionals seeking a new opportunity with a flexible schedule and outstanding income potential. As a Financial Advisor, you are given the opportunity to structure your day as needed. You can set simple targets to achieve, or challenge yourself with more aggressive targets and goals. Regardless of your goals, Mutual of Omaha provides...
Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income yo...
Are you looking for a new career to marry your existing contacts/book of business with industry leading products and services? Mutual of Omaha, a company with the strength, stability and security that comes from over 100 years of satisfying customers, has exceptional opportunities for insurance-based financial advisors who are motivated, have a history of success, and possess a passion for making...
A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you build your business » Worldwide incentive travel Be in business for yourself but not by yourself! Mutual of Omaha has: » One of the best comprehensive training programs in the industry » Turn-key programs dedicated...
Are you looking for a new career to marry your existing contacts/book of business with industry leading products and services? Mutual of Omaha, a company with the strength, stability and security that comes from over 100 years of satisfying customers, has exceptional opportunities for insurance-based financial advisors who are motivated, have a history of success, and possess a passion for making...
Looking for a career with unlimited income potential and the flexibility to manage your own schedule? Mutual of Omaha provides exceptional first careers to motivated individuals with a strong passion for success to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Be part of a great team environment and start immediately paying off student loans. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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