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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 are currently looking for a highly motivated Sr. Financial Analyst- FP&A, who will be responsible for financial planning, reporting, consolidations, ad-hoc, partner with GM to understand their P&L, Cost Drivers, and areas for savings. This position includes heavy analytics and financial modeling and international travel (less than 10%). This is a division with in a large global leader that does...
Quickly growing real estate company located in North Scottsdale is seeking a Technical Accounting Manager to join their team! This is a great opportunity for a high-performing individual to add value in a successful organization with significant exposure to executive leadership! The Technical Accounting Manager is responsible for performing accounting research under GAAP and reviewing accounting f...
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American Specialty Health, Inc. is seeking an experienced Sr. Financial Analyst. This position serves as a financial business partner to the Company’s operations teams and will be highly involved in the development of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts for various lines of business and operating departments. The role will also involve the preparation and analysis of financial statements for bo...
Position Description Responsible for profitable growth of small commercial Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation business through proper selection, classification and pricing of risks within assigned territory/industry. Evaluates commercial business for risk acceptability - matching price to exposure, loss frequency and severity for profitability, and rating plans/modifications for renewal re...
Japanese-English Bilingual Accounting Manager Kamerycah Inc. is a Japanese-American food supplement company with customers in more than 20 countries. Our company goal is to provide best products to improve Quality of Life for consumers all over the world. We are currently seeking a professional, quick thinking, computer savvy Accounting Manager with considerable hands on accounting experience. Thi...
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IACP Certified Auto Appraisers Needed Nationwide! Excellent Pay: $60.00 - $125.00 per hour. (Spanish speaking candidates preferred but not required.) www.houstonautoappraisers.com is looking for IACP Certified Auto Appraisers to staff our client’s requirements for major cities throughout the United States. We are expanding to your local area. P&C or All-Lines Licensed Insurance Adjusters are neede...
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As the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor, Marsh is devoted to finding the opportunity in risk. Companies look to us to help them navigate the daunting global risk landscape, seeing risks others don't and unlocking opportunities others can't. With 25,000 employees and annual revenues approaching $5 billion Marsh serves more clients in more industries worldwide than any firm in our i...
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SUMMARY OF POSITION: Duties and Responsibilities This position is responsible for the SEC reporting process, research of technical accounting issues, and supervision of the monthly accounting and internal reporting process. This position supervises one full-time employee with general responsibilities that include the following: preparation and coordination of the filing of SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K...
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This position is responsible for managing the timely and accurate processing and analysis of accounting transactions and reports as part of the monthly close process in a manner consistent with Company policies and procedures. Essential Job Accountabilities 1. Supervise and manage the workflow of assigned staff to ensure the timely and accurate preparation and review of accounting transactions and...
Well established company is seeking a Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant will analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine and maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, and other financial activities within the company. Job Duties: Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual c...
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This position provides advanced professional accounting support to the General Accounting department related to the maintenance, processing and analysis of accounting records in a manner consistent with the Company policies and procedures. Essential Job Accountabilities 1. Establish, interpret, and analyze complex accounting records to support strategic decision making and ensure compliance with G...
Great company in Irvine is seeking an Accounts Payable representative. The Accounts Payable representative will be responsible for Cash Application and working with the Collections Department. Job Duties: Match checks received from lock box to apply to customer invoices for US, may include other countries Get the necessary back up documents for receipts via e-mail to customers, and other US statio...
Accounting Principals has an exciting new Payroll Accountant position available in Downtown Oakland. One of our clients, a rapidly growing organization, has an immediate need for a Payroll Accountant who can assist with writing payroll policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have experience with ADP Workforce Now. Qualifications include: - Knowledge of payroll and payroll tax laws, accru...
Our success is because of our incredibly talented people and we're one of the most respected names in the collection industry! Opportunity is everywhere at Diversified for people who go the extra mile in our dynamic and fast paced workplace environment. We expect high standards from our employees and provide a supportive environment where integrity, innovation, teamwork and performance are encoura...
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Job Description: Accounting Clerk Summary: Responsible for providing administrative support to the project accounting team as assigned. Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. As follows, other duties may be assigned. ?Update and help maintain job cost, commitment level audit information i.e. contract, insu...

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