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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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JOIN A WINNING TEAM Alsco is a 125-year-old Global Uniform & Linen Rental Company! Accounts Payable - Computer Process - Process Deposit - Process Mail - Other duties as assigned Requirements: - Provide typing & 10-key proficiency certificates - Pass a pre-empl background check & drug screen All applicants must apply online at www.alsco.com. OR, use our kiosk located at 715 W Firewee...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Professional/Technical Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as ...
Ashtabula County Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Affiliate The Director,Patient Financial Services is responsible for ensuring the overall optimal performance of all current and future information systems utilized by the Patient Financial Services department to manage cash flow. This position is directly responsible for the timely and accurate installation and subsequent maintenance of all infor...
Job responsibilities consist of experience in write-up, tax preparation, accounting, team work, and client services. Send resume with employment history and past salary to ***** . Information about us can be found at www.southerncpa.com....
Financial Analyst The financial analyst works directly with the Operational Controller to support daily, weekly and monthly transactions. This role is a support function, focusing on analytic's and support consistent with departmental reporting and timing and accurate deliverable s. The financial analyst reports into the Assistant Controller to achieve financial objectives and complete all delive...
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Job Purpose: Provides management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts; preparing financial statements. Duties: * Prepares consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments. * Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by inputting data; scheduling required ...
Are you a Rockstar in your field? If so come join LoadSpring Solutions, winner of the 2011 Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces “Top Small Company Workplaces”. LoadSpring is the market leader in the development of enterprise level cloud computing solutions for the project management market incorporating market leading technology (i.e. Oracle, Autodesk, Trimble) coupled with LoadSpring’s market lea...
COMPANY DESCRIPTION Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from the field to the table. We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States, and the first sugar certified CarbonFree® by Carbonfund.org. Our renewable energy facility is the larges...
Claims Representative - Liability CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick ...
A local public accounting firm has asked me to bring them a top talent Tax Associate . They are looking for a person with excellent communication skills as this person will have direct client interaction. The firm is known for their strong tenure, excellent culture, and flexible schedule to support life balance, along with competitive compensation and generous benefit package. There is a clear pa...
Collette is searching for a Senior Accounting Manager to join our Accounting team! Assisting the controller in ensuring timeliness and accuracy of the financial statements Maintaining budget and forecasting models for use by senior management Assisting with analysis and review of the organization's financial performance by collecting, analyzing and reporting financial and statistical data Esta...
SUMMARY Perform both routine and non-routine tasks in establishing and maintaining current and accurate portfolio’s cost basis on portfolio and cost basis systems. Perform account reconciliation and provide support to department for various functions in maintaining portfolio accounts. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform daily maintenance functions on portfolio systems for establishing...
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Century 21 Affiliated is seeking an Operations Director at its corporate office located in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has experienced significant growth through business expansion including mergers and acquisitions. Corporate office supports 65 branch real estate sales offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Madison Magazine awarded Century 21 Affiliated th...
ROLE DESCRIPTION SENIOR GL ACCOUNTANT - CONSTRUCTION General SUMMARY This accounting position is responsible for maintaining general ledger account balances in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), plus the preparation of timely and accurate monthly financial reports and accounting summaries for two construction companies, three waste management companies, and multipl...
Basic Purpose: The Customer Relations Retirement Specialist I position exists to analyze, process and articulate vast participant requests and inquiries pertaining to the full GuideStone Financial Resources spectrum of retirement, taxes, and loan programs via our toll-free service. Customer Relations Specialists are usually the initial and only liaison between participants and the various levels ...
The Audit team contributes to and performs audits of business departments, processes, products, or functions with a view to improving controls, increasing efficiency and decreasing risk. This is a role where audits are designed to help the business achieve their objectives by providing targetted review and consultancy. All of our work is planned in conjunction with business management and is focus...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Warwick, Rhode Island (RI). This role will be responsible for tax returns, financial statement preparation, and auditing. REQUIREMENTS: 3-5 years of public accounting experience Computer skills Excellent interpersonal communication skills Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment CPA or CPA candidate...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Audit Manager in Warwick, Rhode Island (RI). Duties: Responsible for running multiple client audit and due diligence engagements Demonstrates a thorough understanding of complex accounting and auditing concepts and applies them to situations Must be able to lead a skilled group of accounting professionals Must have proven leadership skills Ability ...
Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.   Valuation Associate – Forensic and Valuation Services - Consulting Position Summary: Within Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS), Grant Thornton Valuation Services Group ...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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