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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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Workforce Connections Inc., Is Hiring! Our agency is growing and expanding due to new funding opportunities and is looking to fill the following positions: Director of Finance - based in La Crosse Job Developers - based in La Crosse Employment Coordinators - based in Black River Falls, Prairie du Chien, Independence, Viroqua, Mauston and La Crosse. Employment Coordinator positions are for the ...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) The Supervisor of Billing and Receivables assists in the supervision and management of the medical billing staff as well as the collection...
ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) is looking for professional applicants for the position of Accounting & Payroll Administrator. This position requires Associates Degree in Accounting or Finance. Bachelors Preferred The successful candidate must possess experience in all areas of accounting. Applicant must also be able to pass a Pre-employment...
FUND ACCOUNTANTS-Evansville, Indiana Are you ready to work with some of the most prestigious clients in the Financial Services industry? SS&C Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the delivery of investment and financial management software and leading global provider of on-and-off shore fund administration services to the Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Institutional Financial Services Investment ind...
FUND ACCOUNTANTS- Evansville, IN Are you ready to work with some of the most prestigious clients in the Financial Services industry? SS&C Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the delivery of investment and financial management software and leading global provider of on-and-off shore fund administration services to the Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Institutional Financial Services Investment industr...
Description: Position Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception at Optum like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work...
Bryant & Stratton College Online Bookstore Position Posting Position: Inventory Control Specialist Position Status: Non Exempt Work Hours: 12 month full-time (40+ hours) Reports To: Bookstore Operations Supervisor Location: Online Bookstore (Orchard Park, NY) Position Description Summary: Bryant & Stratton College’s Bookstore Inventory Control Specialist’s responsibilities include assist...
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. owns and operates a diversified $3.2 billion portfolio of regulated and non-regulated utilities in North America. The company's regulated utility business is committed to provide water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 470,000 customers through a nationwide portfolio of regulated generation, transmission and distribution utility systems. Our F...
Liberty Utilities is an independent water, natural gas and electric company providing local utility management, service and support to small and mid-sized communities across the United States.​ With more than 335,000 customers, Liberty Utilities is committed to local decision making that directly meets the needs of its customers.​.​ The company measures its performance on customer experience, publ...
CITY OF WORCESTER TREASURY Chief Accountant The City of Worcester is seeking a professional for the position of Chief Accountant in the Office of the City Treasurer. Successful candidate will be responsible for the direction, coordination, development and supervision of staff engaged in general accounting activities involved in the receipt and disbursement of monies; the recording of revenues, exp...
Customer Service Rep/Data Entry HOYA Vision of Largo is seeking an experienced customer service and data entry person at our high volume lens facility at 12345E-Starkey Road. See position at www.employflorida.com or send resume to ***** Reference Code:25456...
FISCAL OFFICER The Franklin County Engineer's Office is seeking a Fiscal Officer to develop and administer the budget; to oversee accounting, auditing, and purchasing; to manage grant reimbursements; and to provide customer service regarding fiscal procedures. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years' fiscal management experience, preferably in the public sector. Interested applicants should sub...
HC149005: Schorre & Associates, LLC Houston, TX ***** CPA firm located in SouthWest Houston has an opening for a Tax Accountant. CPA preferred, with 3 years experience. Work involves tax preparation using Lacerte tax software and client write-up work using QuickBooks software. Flexible hours. Non-smoker. Professional atmosphere. Salary DOE. For immediate consideration, plea...
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HC148915: JSW Steel (USA) Inc. Baytown, TX See below to apply Finance & Acct Manager: Mstr or equiv in Comm/Finance/Acct'g/Law + 1 yr exp or Bach + 5 yrs post-bach prog exp in Account'g & Fin Oper'ns. Resume to: HR Director, JSW Steel (USA) Inc. 5200 E. McKinney Road, Baytown, TX 77523. Job Loc'n: Baytown, TX....
Procurement Supervisor Georgetown County School District. 1 – 3 years Public Procurement experience, Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent required. Working knowledge of SC Procurement Code, local laws and regulations, and contract administration. Starting salary $38,844 – $60,597 Interested candidates should submit a resume via email to *****...
OFFICE ASSITANT/ACTG CLERK Full time Position Golf retail/Wholesale company looking for office assistant/Accounting clerk Duties to include, but not limited to: -Assist accountant with payables and receivables -Data entry -Assist Customers -Ordering, receiving, and invoicing of merchandise -Answering and routing incoming calls Apply in person @ Golf concepts, M-F 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, 94-38...
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Laurel Lake is a beautiful retirement community nestled on 150 acres in historical Hudson. Our values driven organization is looking for an Accounting Assistant who will share our values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, and Service and will exhibit these values in their position. The ideal candidate wll perform general accounting functions related to accounts payable...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29417
Commercial Insurance Account Manager/CSR A local, independent insurance agency is seeking experienced individuals for a Commercial Lines Account Manager position. This full time job includes benefits. Valid SC P&C insurance license and some experience is required. Coastal experience in an independent agency setting is preferred. Salary is based on experience. Email resume as a separate attach...
PALOLO CHINESE HOME Accounting Clerk (FT) At least 1 year in AP, AR or Accounting required. College degree in Accounting desired. Apply in person Mon-Fri - 8:30am-3:00pm 2459 10th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816 Fax: 735-1754 Email: ***** http://palolochinesehome.org KEYWORD: SAPALOLO From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Candidate will provide support to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Resource Manager/Comptroller. The individual will provide support tasks to include: - Standardization and full documentation of the process of reconciling financial data in the agency's customer budgeting tool - Support tasks to standardize and fully documen...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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