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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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This supply company is seeking a Controller for a full-time, long-term opportunity. You will be responsible for balancing general ledger, managing highway use tax and sales tax, processing invoices and payables, and various other accounting duties. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Qualified candidates must have strong accounting experience in a manufacturing environment,...
Position Overview If you enjoy talking to people, are driven to achieve, have a passion for being the best in a fast paced work environment and some day aspire to run your own business but don’t feel ready to jump right in yet, this opportunity may be for you. The position is designed to give “on the job training” while working with a full time mentor in the agent’s office to build and cultivate c...
Administrative Assistant/Case Manager Assistant - full time position Business Professional Office Life Insurance Industry Small Team Environment Westshore Business District, Tampa Requirements: Minimum 3 years as an Admin Assistant with varying responsibilities Expertise in MS office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Excellent typing and organizational skills Ability to track and comp...
Meet Virgin America Virgin America is a brand new airline dedicated to making flying good again. Virgin America incorporates the Virgin Brand’s world-renowned customer focus and distinctive style, to create a high-value, low-fare airline that’s reinventing domestic flying through award-winning service and innovative amenities. Are you Virgin enough? Virgin America loves team members with the thirs...
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Staff Accountant for a small CPA firm - A local CPA firm in SSF/Peninsula area is seeking a staff account (CPA or CPA candidates) or a full charge paraprofessional. This is a temporary part time position to start, with potential to become a permanent full time position in three to six months if it fits. In this position, the professional staff accountant will be assisting designated clients with t...
Ciresi & Morek, established in 2012, is the integration of two successful search companies, Ciresi & Ciresi and Point Search Partners. Ciresi & Morek is a national search firm, dedicated to professional and executive talent acquisition. Through our search process, we use an interpersonal approach when locating talent for our clients. We proactively partner with our clients and candidates to provid...
Controller - Construction Company (Lithonia) © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) (yahoo map) compensation: $60,000 - $80,000 Lithonia based construction Company hiring a Controller to oversee and manage all accounting functions. The position responsibilities include: • Bank reconciliations • Supervise in house payroll • Reconcile accounts payable and accounts receivable to general...
Senior Accounting Manager BLT Homes, LLC is a national real estate investment company based in Stamford, CT. Our goal is to acquire, renovate, and manage single family residences. Job Summary: This position will be based in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Senior Accounting Manager is a high profile position and will have significant oversight and responsibility for the timely and accurate accounting and re...
Manage day to day operations of the BioScience Government Programs Analytics & Compliance Team responsible for: Validation of government prices related to injectable biologics Routine deep analysis on government pricing and insights to determine root cause of variances and contract effectiveness Strategy support and impact modeling for business partners Delivering subject matter expert level train...
Business Sector: Job Title: High Level Job Description: Compiles and analyzes financial information for an organization. Creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately. Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to senior management. Performs financial forecasting and reconciliatio...
Steinway & Sons, makers of the world's finest pianos, is seeking a Manager of Accounting for our Finance Department at our Queens manufacturing location Position Summary: Responsible for the general accounting functions of the company. Preparation of timely and accurate monthly financial report packages including forecasts is essential.Coordinate and prepare annual budget. Complete special project...
Remote Inpatient Hospital Coders - Work from Home Currently we are assisting a dynamic employer who is looking for RemoteInpatient Hospital Coders fordirect hire positions.This healthcare organization continues to develop their core business operations and seek new opportunities with an eye on future growth. Salary will depend on experience (up to $32/hr. for more experienced coders who have 3+ yr...
A growing oilfield services company is looking for a skilled Accounting Manager. Job Responsibilities/Duties: • Responsible for implementing, monitoring and enhancing accounting procedures and internal controls • Supervise accounting personnel • Oversee all AP/AR functions • Handle new vendor and customer paperwork and credit references • Review monthly P&L and Balance Sheet statements • Account r...
Second Family, Inc., a nonprofit organization that houses medically fragile individuals, is currently seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for oversight and management of the financial activities of the organization, including payroll, budgeting, accounting, billing financial reporting and fiscal administration of contract. This position is located in Landover, MD. A successful can...
We are currently seeking an Audit Manager for our Pittsburgh office. Successful candidates will enjoy minimal out of town travel and great work-life balance. Maher Duessel offers quality experience working with well known clients, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualifications: Passed the CPA exam and obtained certification Has demonstrated a high degree of technical kn...
Our client is looking for a new Staff Accountant immediately for their Phoenix location. Bilingual in Spanish would be a huge plus. A successful candidate will have 2+ years of experience in a similar position. Full-cycle A/P and A/R, bank reconciliations, journal entries, general ledger, and assisting with month/year-end close will be required. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related...
A Charlottesville division of General Dynamics (GD) is looking for a Senior Accountant who is responsible for accurate preparation and timely completion of audited benefit plans. The Sr. Accountant prepares and maintains financial records for the various General Dynamics Trust/VEBA accounts, drafts financial statements, working papers, and other audit reports, prepares complex allocations of pensi...
Our client is looking for a new Staff Accountant immediately for their San Antonio location. A successful candidate will have 2+ years of experience in a similar position. Full-cycle A/P and A/R, bank reconciliations, grants management, general ledger, and assisting with month/year-end close will be required. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is also required. This positio...
Our client is looking for a new Sr. Accountant immediately for their San Diego location. A successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience in a similar position. Full-cycle A/P and A/R, bank reconciliations, journal entries, general ledger, and assisting with month/year-end close will be required. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is also required. This position is a...
Financial Planning Coordinator Are you a strong collaborator? Hamilton Capital is one of the nation’s largest independent, fee-only, registered investment advisory firms. We are seeking a diligent, creative, experienced financial professional to partner with our financial advisory team to develop financial planning strategies to help our clients achieve their financial goals. This position is resp...
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