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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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Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (JNLD) has an opening for an Internal Wholesaler. JNLD markets and wholesales Jackson National Life Insurance Company® ("Jackson®") retail products (variable, fixed and fixed index annuities) to independent and regional broker-dealers, independent agents and financial institutions. Jackson is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing financial services...
Billing/Accounting Specialist The Billing/Accounting Specialist will partner with the Project Accountants by preparing project billing/invoicing, management reports, employee payroll entry and general project accounting and administrative support. Primary Responsibilities: -Responsible for processing all financial items for selected clients; including client invoicing, revenue recognition, acco...
Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple. If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks. Team up with Apple, one of the most influential technology leaders in the industry. Join the Apple Finance organization and make a positive impact on a company that is known for its impressive lineup of products, inc...
Your job, as a Client Service Associate, is to enhance the client experience by servicing clients and providing operational and administrative support to Financial Advisors. Your knowledge of firm policy, procedures and technology allows you to interface with clients and prospective clients, anticipate their needs, resolve their problems, and follow through to provide exceptional service. You perf...
Our client, a Fortune company is looking for a Senior Accountant for a 6 months contract position in North Andover, MA. RESPONSIBILITIES: •Prepares timely and insightful analysis of financial balances and results to determine accuracy and compliance with GAAP and Client accounting policy. •Understands financial systems and data elements. •Prepares management reporting and analytical tools. •P...
. A Finanical Analyst III position is available at the World's leading router developer in San Jose courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technical: Will be responsible for the end-to-end management of customers vetted and approved through the selection process. Will ensure customers satisfaction by acting as single point of contact and connecting customer with appropriate contacts within our clien...
Job Purpose: Maximizes return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. Duties: * Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. * Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. * Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing inf...
AP has partnered with a well run local public accounting firm, searching for a small business/individual tax professional to join their group. Our client has a healthy culture and is run by a flexible sole proprietor, looking for the next right fit for his firm. Open due to an employee move out of Rochester, this is an opportunity to join a local public firm where being hands on and having regular...
MRINetwork™ is the world's largest executive search and recruitment organization. We have a global network of more than 1,000 offices. Management Recruiters - The Boston Group is our 5 office organization, established in 1966 to provide executive and management level staffing services to a wide variety of industries. COMPANY INFO Our Client, a dynamic global leader in the medical device industry...
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is seeking a Purchasing Manager Position requires a minimum of a BS in Business, Public Administration or closely related field. Must have experience with accounting, procurement and inventory practices and procedures; experience with writing and awarding requests for proposal and invitations to bid (please provide examples); experience with contact negotiatio...
We are assisting our client in their search for an Associate Manager, Audit. The Associate Manager will obtain a deep understanding of operational objectives, key performance measures and leading practices for the area under audit; identify internal and external risk factors; identify control objectives, control activities and key control points; execute High Quality Audit Fieldwork; evaluate the ...
Representative requirements include: • Exceptional communication skills • Exemplify quality customer service skills • Strong telephone etiquette • Team and customer oriented • Strong consideration to detail • Strong problem solving skills • Strong capability to adapt to change • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment Handle inbound and outbound collection calls in a professional...
Tax Accountant Calibre CPA Group is seeking a Tax Accountant to join our team, preparing corporate, individual, and partnership tax returns as well as providing select accounting services for small and medium-sized businesses in the Chicago and Mokena areas. This position offers excellent opportunities for career advancement. Responsibilities include: Providing extensive preparation of corporat...
ARK Solutions, Inc. is a software consulting firm headquartered in Reston, VA specializing in providing SAP solutions is seeking a Staff Accountant for our growing business. This is an excellent opportunity to join our winning team which has been recognized as the 2nd fastest growing IT firm in America by Inc 500 in 2009. With deep industry and business process expertise, comprehensive resources a...
Job Purpose: Protects and recovers organization's assets by monitoring accounts; collecting delinquent accounts. Duties: * Prevents losses by monitoring customer account balances; notifying customer with exceeded balances; suspending service of high-risk accounts. * Controls delinquent balances by preparing and mailing past-due notices; suspending service to past-due accounts. * Collects deli...
Specialty healthcare organization is looking for an experienced Medical Biller to join the staff at one of their Buffalo, NY offices. This full-time, direct hire position will be handling the entire billing process. Typical duties will include dealing with prior authorization issues/questions, third party and patient billing, and insurance verification requests. A cardiac or internal medicine bac...
Capital Group is a global leader in investment management. Our businesses encompass American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund groups in the U.S., and a globally diverse institutional investment group managing large pools of capital such as pensions and endowments. The companies within our organization independently manage more than $1 trillion in assets. Our Global Portfolio Accounting group...
The Rezult Group continues to make great strides toward enhancing the accounting and financial community nationwide. We are consistently looking for qualified professionals to join us in achieving success. Currently we are searching for a Cash Application Specialist to fulfill immediate contract need for a Nashville based client. This individual will be responsible for working with the collection...
The Office of Internal Audit at the University of the Pacific is seeking to fill a Senior Internal Auditor position. Responsibilities include performing or supervising full scope auditing and advisory services encompassing financial, compliance, economy and efficiency, and effectiveness reviews as a service to management, assisting the Director of Internal audit and others in management, and draft...
Our firm currently is working with two area banks looking to add to their professional accounting staff. These positions involve overseeing or working with the financial reporting functions of the Finance department to regulatory agencies, board of directors and bank management and will be involved in the overall management of the investment securities system for the bank. This person will work wi...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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