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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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Description Responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications. Involved in test planning, writing test cases/scripts, creating reusable test data, test case automation, and test execution. Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defects, defect counts, test results and test status. Collects and analyzes data for softwa...
Accounting Assistant Kirby Pines Estates, a large progressive life care community is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following position: Accounting Assistant Looking for an experience AP, payroll, and general accounting support person. Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude,a willingness to help others and ability to work on a team and independently. Hours are M-F, 8:30-5. R...
Junior Staff Accountant The Greysmith Companies is looking for an up and coming Staff Accountant for a fast-growing manufacturing company. This position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to be a part of a diverse and creative team where they can expand on their accounting skills and career. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, a willingness to lea...
Professional VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND PLANNING Maternal & Family Health Services, a non-profit health care agency offering prenatal, family planning and related womens health services, is currently recruiting for a Vice President, Finance and Planning for our Administrative office in Wilkes-Barre. Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President, Finance and Planning leads and manages the fiscal d...
Monumental Concrete has an immediate opening for a Full Charge Bookkeeper as an Independent Contractor at the DC Village location. The Full Charge Bookkeeper will be responsible for billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and month end close. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of similar accounting experience, preferably working with small to medium sized businesses. Must be ...
The Frost Group, a leader in the growing market for investment and financial planning services, has the following postion available: Financial Sales Assistant. This position performs moderately complex administrative and client services tasks for business owner. Duties include, but not limited to the following: greeting clients, screening and or referring callers, supporting clients by providing s...
A Branch Manager WMAG is responsible for the day to day management and business growth of the branch. They drive business goals and manage the development of Financial Advisors within the branch. The Branch Manager is also responsible for compliance, regulatory and administrative issues alongside managing a set of personal clients. Key Responsibilities * Serve as Financial Advisor to personal ...
Under General supervision, the CAD (Engineer Wood Product) Designer provides technical support to sales and customer service functions related to engineered wood products. The EWP Designer uses knowledge of customer requirements to process sales orders and to perform estimating and takeoff services. Essential Functions EWP Design Reads and analyzes blueprints while using EWP software to enginee...
FPD ACCOUNTANT Position Description: The FPD Accountant will focus primarily on project related activities (i.e. establishing new securitizations, preparation of the annual FPD forecast and budget, installing/converting new accounting systems, work with complex accounting issues) requiring the use of in-depth accounting knowledge, practices and principles as well as ingenuity and originality. ·...
Company Confidential Pawtucket, RI, 02860
The position encompasses all of the accounting needed for a small business from the preparation of daily accounting transactions through the preparation of financial statements. These may include but are not limited to: · Daily cash reconciliation · Review of accounts payable postings · Weekly payroll processing · Account analysis · Monthly account reconciliations · Standard monthly journal ...
At Great American, we focus on building relationships and linking people to various career paths. Whether it’s underwriting, claims, accounting, IT, legal, or customer service, Great American Insurance Group combines a "small company" entrepreneurial atmosphere with "big company" expertise. Great American has more than 25 specialty insurance divisions within our Property & Casualty Group, and our ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Tax Partner Houston, TX Full-Time $150,000 - $225,000 Apply Apply Tax Partner Houston, TX Full-Time $150,000 - $225,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Tax Partner with 8+ years experience, please read on! Based in Houston, TX, we are one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the country. This pos...
Company Confidential New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Director of Leasing- New Brunswick, NJ Management Company is recruiting an experienced, highly motivated Director of Leasing to execute the marketing and leasing strategy for a new, luxury rental building in New Brunswick, NJ. This person is responsible for overseeing the entire leasing process form generating initial prospect interest through qualification, lease negotiation and document executi...
The Oklahoma Tax Commission is seeking a dependable and self-motivated individual for an Internal Auditor position. Responsibilities: · Conducts financial, operational, and compliance audit engagements of the Agency’s internal operations. · Assists in identifying and evaluating the organization’s risk areas. · Plans engagements by obtaining sufficient knowledge of the business and / or functio...
The Pricing Analyst is responsible for analysis, modeling, and reporting on factors that impact product pricing and profitability. This position will use complex analysis, forecasting, and modeling concepts to mitigate risks and identify opportunities relative to pricing and profitability. This team member is responsible for summarizing and reporting pricing information to a variety of internal cl...
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...
CPA SENIOR/MANAGER Northern Virginia Firm seeking CPA with 4 -7 years’ experience to manage/supervise the tax and audit practice. We provide an array of specialized tax, audit, accounting services to clients in the government contracting, non-profit, technology, real estate, medical, professional services and hospitality sectors. We are seeking a motivated individual to participate in the growth ...
Locally owned and operated company who is looking for highly self-motivated, intelligent and diligent recovery specialist representatives with strong customer service, communication and negotiation skills to join our winning team. Sentry Credit, Inc. has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau; and was honored in September as one of the Best Places to Work in our industry. The cornerstones ...
Senior Leader Business Unit Finance – Direct Hire – Buffalo, NY – Job #6943 Large, multi-plant Global manufacturing operation seeks senior member of finance team to manage the direct financial operation of one of their largest revenue producing operations. Reporting to the Global CFO, this high visibility position is responsible for the strategic initiatives related to improving the productivity...
Site Acquisition Specialist needed for wireless project in Salt Lake City, UT. Conducts site acquisitions for customer projects. Conduct site acquisitions including site identification, analysis, and qualification through completion of zoning approval. Coordinate with project management teams to ensure sites meet customer requirements. Negotiate the leasing and/or purchasing of sites. Obtain a...

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