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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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SENIOR UTILITY ACCOUNTANT City of Winona, MN. Responsible for the customer service and the technical components involved in maintaining the City's utility system and other accounting related functions in the City's Finance Department. Also serves as the backup to the Payroll Technician and the Accounting Clerk. High School Graduate or hold GED required. Minimum of a 2-year College Accounting Degre...
Dahl Automotive is hiring an experienced PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR for our corporate team in La Crosse! We are a humility based leadership company and we are looking for a hard working contributor that we can value and invest in. We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated, efficient, confidentiality-focused, detailed team member to process payroll, bonuses and commissions (and all related tasks, in...
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has an opening for a Chief Financial Officer/Controller. For full job description and requirements, visit http://www.smwc.edu/hr.AA/EOE. This job listing brought to you by The Tribune Star...
Company Confidential Claysburg, PA, 16625
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE NPC, Inc., situated in the heart of Central PA, has an outstanding opportunity for an energetic professional to join a uniquely focused and passionate organization. We are looking for an individual that values demonstration of a strong sense of ownership and engagement in helping us continue to advance our business forward. Visit our website at WWW.NPCWEB.COM/CAREERS to learn ...
Our client is a Fortune 500 Global Manufacturer looking for a highly qualified candidate to manage their Accounts Receivable Group. If you are looking to work with senior level management to add value to this dynamic and growing function; please consider this opportunity. Job Summary: The Accounts Receivable Manager is accountable for the Accounts Receivable for a Fortune 500 business unit based...
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Accounting/Finance/Insurance Finance Director Town Accountant Marblehead, MA Management of the Town?s financial operations including Accounting, Payroll, Collections, Treasury, Financial Reporting, Budget Preparation and Control, Capital Planning, Workers Comp, Retirement system, Administration of employee benefits and retiree health insurance. Manage information technology projects and Town?s IT ...
ACCOUNTANT West Herr Automotive Group, New York States largest dealership group, has a position available for an Accountant. Candidates must have a degree in accounting, be self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess excellent communication skills. Experience working with a general ledger and performing monthly reconciliations required. Person must have PC proficiency in MS Excel. Prior automoti...
Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston, MA) extends a search for an experienced Controller who will be responsible for directing the Financial Services functions, under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer. These functions include general accounting, research accounting, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll and purchasing. As Controller you will: Oversee the internal reporting and analysis, inc...
Our client is a Fortune 500 Manufacturer looking for highly qualified candidates for 2 Senior FP&A for their growing Latin America business based in Florida. If you are looking to work with senior level management to add value to the accounting, finance, and operations of a business please consider this opportunity. Area of Expertise: Planning, forecasting and comparison of financial activity. P...
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED A CHANGE IN YOUR CAREER? We have an opening for a Claims Adjuster in our Lincoln District Office. Our work environment is very goal and teamwork oriented. We have an excellent training program. We are looking for a person with a college degree. Some business experience, and aptitude in building construction or automobile repair, could be helpful. Qualified applicants must posse...
HIT, Inc., a complex nonprofit organization, is seeking a VP of Finance/CFO. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of HIT and its affiliate organizations. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal, property management, deal a...
At Gordon, Keeter & Co. our team of skilled professionals work together to deliver tax, bookkeeping, and consulting services to our clients who are in a wide variety of industries. We have been providing services to Concord and the surrounding community since 1992. Our focus is to put our clients in a better tax and financial position not just performing compliance work. We are located 25 minutes ...
Company Confidential Bedford, MA
Controller Fast growing, private business is looking to hire full time Controller to manage the accounting team, cost controls and reporting process. The Controller will report to the executive management team and be responsible for closing the books each month, preparing financial statements for external reporting, cash flow projections and overall financial management. This is an exciting oppo...
Required Skills: Bachelor's Degree, SAP, Financial Analysis, Excel, MS Office Please note that this is a 10 month contract position. Position Summary Support Sales and Marketing Finance deliverables associated with adhoc reporting of financial results and key performance metrics, building repeatable processes around compliance reports and supporting monthly close responsibilities for Sales and ...
We have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced financial professional to join a well-established, growing,Rhode Island based company as an Inventory Controller. Established in the 1800’s, the Company is one of America’s leading manufacturersofprecision, precious metal products. The company’s commitment to innovation and careful management has allowed it to successfully manufacture the major...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Managed Account and Mutual Fund Consultant will be responsible for providing day-to-day marketing and service related support to Financial Advisors (FAs) regarding managed accounts and mutual funds. The Consultant will be domiciled in the home office. This position will be the initial point of contact for FAs, vendors and other Janney personnel. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONS...
Company Confidential Santa Monica, CA, 90401
Front Office Manager: Busy real estate investment office looking for an energetic and friendly front office managerto help oversee our day-to-day operations. We are a small team growing everyday. Aspart of our team you will have the opportunity to learn many aspects of the business. You will be an important part of our office. You will be the first member of the team to greet investors, vendors ...
For over four decades Stanley Martin has built award winning homes and communities. Drive through a Stanley Martin neighborhood and the differences become apparent, the Stanley Martin streetscapes and houses are just a cut above the competition. Stanley Martin has thrived over the years because our team of people is entrepreneurial, thinks creatively, gets outside of the box, and demonstrates true...

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