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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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TELLER Full Time Position Boulder Location • No experience needed. Starting at $11/hr plus benefits • Includes some Saturdays • Apply at • www.efirstbank.com • FirstBank is an • EOE/Affirmative Action • Employer. All qualified • Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, • religion, sex, national origin, disability or • veteran status, • or any other status...
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Accounts Receivable/Front Office Clerk Needed in Culpeper Area. F/T. Duties incl. Answering phones, invoicing, accounts receivables, bank dep., and day to day office operations. Thorough knowledge of Quick Books 14, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook req. Send resume to, ***** As Posted in the Culpeper Star Exponent...
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Clerical Position available immediately for Payroll Assistant must pass drug and alcohol test, clean criminal record. Company provides health insurance and life insurance. Please apply in person at 2421 W. 49th St., Odessa, Texas. Intersection of 49th St. and West County Rd....
City of Bristol, Virginia Treasurer's Office Part-Time General Clerk. A minimum of two years experience with manual bank statement recon, proficient with Excel & Word, experience with receiving cash payments and balancing a cash drawer. Submit a resume to ***** EOE As Posted in the Bristol Herald Courier...
Bookkeeper Needed. Position requires experience in accounting to include: accounts payable and accounts receivable, payroll, cash handling, income statements and bank reconciliation. Organizational skills are a must. Must be good with computers and people. Please send resume with salary requirements to: *****....
Employment Opportunity American Crane & Equipment Corporation, (www.americancrane.com), a growing equal opportunity international manufacturer of overhead material handling equipment, located in Douglassville, PA, has an opening for the following position: Accounting Administrative Assistant Full-time position requires a detail oriented, self-motivated, flexible professional; data entry skills w/a...
Busy Apartment Complex seeking Assistant Manager. HS. Dip/GED preferred. Must have good communication, computer skills, able to multi-task and is organized. Salary plus monthly bonus and yearly vacation. LAKEVIEW APARTMENTS 1600 Dale, NO PHONE CALLS...
INSURANCE AGENCY BROKER / MANAGER Established insurance agency based in Nassau County seeks experienced licensed agent to lead a retail agency. Please email resume in confidence to ***** Text JAX15658093...
Posting date: June 9, 2014 Job Title: Operations Finance Manager Number of Direct Reports: 5 Position Summary: Partner with the Site Leader and Operations team to achieve business goals and ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results for a $500M manufacturing, distribution and service business. Manage 5 direct reports. Key Responsibilities: · Promote teamwork and manage and develop f...
While other companies have a freeze on hiring or laying off we are actively searching for qualified individuals. The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Financial Representatives with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network provide expert guidance and innovative solutions to help meet a...
General Overview: The Director of Accounting holds the key leadership position within the CPWM Oakland Accounting Department and is responsible the overall management and daily operations of all accounting services including Sales Audit, Inventory Accounting, Accounts Payable, Inventory Control and General Accounting. The position will report directly into the Corporate Controller’s group and will...
Company Overview: The Bosch Group operates in most countries in the world. With over 300 ,000 associates, a career at Bosch offers a chance to grow an exceptional career in an environment that values diversity, initiative, and a drive for results. Bosch in North America is part of the Bosch Group, one of the world's largest private industrial corporations. In North America, the Bosch Group manufac...
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide. Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: To produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Today, the Milwaukee name stands for the highest lev...
Our Fortune 500 global manufacturer is currently in search of a Plant Controller for its Operations Finance team base in North Jackson, Tennessee. You will closely partner with the Director of Operations to drive operations productivity and deliver the stated financial objectives for the assigned operations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work in a business group and to evaluate...
Our client is currently in search of an Assistant Business Unit Controller-Fortune 500 Company. You will closely partner with the senior management team to drive operations productivity and deliver the stated financial objectives for this growing Houston based business. The ideal candidate will lead by example and drive team enthusiasm. S/he will be someone who has a keen ability and a proven trac...
Our Fortune 500 global manufacturer is currently in search of a Senior Financial Analyst for their Maryland based business. You will closely partner with manufacturing operations, commercial finance and platform FPA to drive operations productivity and deliver the stated financial objectives. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work in a business group and to evaluate current policie...
Senior Internal Audit (management development) DESCRIPTION: Our client, a Fortune 500 company, seeks accounting/audit professional to join their group. This is a prestigious and highly respected team within the company. You will spend approximately 2 years in this area and will then choose a position in corporate or one of the business units under the supervision and direction of executive managem...
Our client is looking for a Senior Manager and Manager of FPA for their Maryland based business. 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. Preparation, consolidation, analysis and documentation of financ...
Our Fortune 500 global client is currently in search of a Senior Accountant for their growing business based in Maryland. You will closely partner with Finance, Controllers and Operations to drive productivity and deliver the stated financial objectives. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work in a business group and to evaluate current policies and procedures and make recommendatio...

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Size of Industry in 2006:
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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