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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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Director of Operations Our successful financial planning firm in Jasper, TX is currently searching for a Director of Operations. The purpose of this position is to ensure that the business operates in an efficient and compliant manner and that is continues to increase its revenue and profitability through business processes and employee management. Duties included but are not limited to, human res...
The Operations Manager leads the daily operational activities and approvals (e.g., new accounts, funds received and delivered, trade processing, etc.) in the complex/branch and ensures that activities run smoothly, efficiently and meets service excellence standards. As the Operations Manager you will lead all BSAs within the complex/branch and provide guidance, training and coaching needed to ensu...
Human Resources Manager YOUR ROLE: The Human Resources (HR) Manager provides leadership and direction for all HR functions to achieve strategic goals through human capital. This is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support to our employees, and leaders. The HR Manager is a consulting partner to management on Human Resource related issues such as employee r...
Company Confidential Washington, DC, 20001
This is an important role that will help improve the operational and financial effectiveness of the company while providing key insights. The position ensures the highest level of integrity for the group’s financial statements and processes. Responsibilities include understanding the business and developing/maintaining relevant performance metrics, schedules and reports/analysis; auditing processe...
6-MONTH CONTRACT POSITION (possibility of extension) Job Title: Project Coordinator (non-IT) Location: Aurora, CO 80014 Job Number: 46095 Client: One of the country’s leading health care and health plan providers Department: Accounting & Reporting Pay Rate: $23 / hr W2 Scope of the Project: Perform ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) reconciliation Purpose of the Position and Major Deliverables that ar...
Prepare monthly accounting tasks including reviewing and approving invoice coding, monthly accrual calculations, bank reconciliations, and monthly reporting packages Act as a liaison between Accounting Department and Asset Services Team to complete the accounting month-end process, annual budget process, and monitor collections of outstanding tenant receivables. Review monthly and quarterly reconc...
Company Confidential Denver, CO
Professional, growth oriented, truly unique garden supply center needs your generalist financial accounting and broad-spectrum business experience to contribute to the strategic development of this organization. You will be responsible for processing the full cycle of accounting; including accounts payable/receivable, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and other weekly reports. In addition, you w...
One of Washington, DC’s best law firms, Crowell & Moring LLP is an international firm which employs over 900 talented attorneys and professionals in the fields of accounting, human resources, administration, information technology, legal support, reference services, and operations. Our firm is AmLaw 100 and growing. We are one of the 100 most prestigious firms in the country to work for according...
Company Confidential Jersey City, NJ
Prestigious Investment Firm with offices in Jersey City has an immediate opportunity for a strategic and engaging Research Analyst to join their small cap growth team. This Research Analyst position is responsible for conducting extensive industry research of small growth portfolios in the Consumer sectors and contributing to long-term investment decision-making processes. Research Analyst Respons...
Financial Additions has partnered with an excellent organization that is seeking some temporary assistance. This position would be a long term consulting position, looking for an Accounts Payable Supervisor. Duties and Responsibilities: - Managing 1 person in Accounts Payable - Processing full cycle accounts payable - Assisting in year end close - Helping gathering audit documents Qualifications:...
PPT Consulting, a regional consulting firm specializing in People, Process and Technology solutions, is seeking a Manager of Technical Accounting for a fulltime position with a client in the Western Suburbs of Philadelphia. Qualified candidates should have strong leadership skills and a background in finance. Responsibilities:  Plan, coordinate and prepare filings of quarterly and year-end financ...
SEARCH Group Partners (www.searchgrouppartners.com), a premier recruiting firm is looking for a Global Invoicing Analyst for a financial corporation in Salt Lake City. This position is a full- time long- term temporary assignment (with potential option to go permanent). College graduates looking to start a career are strongly encouraged to apply as this opportunity offers international corporate e...
We currently have an opening for a Commercial Account Manager in the area of Property and Casualty within our team. Job Summary: The Commercial Lines Account Manger performs the essential functions of the position which include assisting Account Executives and clients with service needs and making changes to existing accounts. Specific service and marketing responsibilities are required in this po...
Job Description Senior Treasury Analyst The Senior Treasury Analyst is responsible for day to day cash management, intercompany finance and some risk management activities. This position reports to the Assistant Treasurer. The ideal candidate needs to have solid knowledge in cash management and corporate insurance programs, possess strong analytical, and financial analysis skills, have expert know...
Business Analysis Manager - Strategy & Transformation System Evolution The Business Analysis Manager on the Strategy & Transformation System Evolution Team is responsible for a variety of functions associated with TCCC’s implementation of a new 21st century beverage partnership model with bottlers in the United States. These activities include contributions on multiple projects and activities to e...
Position Available in Mountain View for an Experienced Director/Manager of Revenue Cycle Management Duties: Ensuring the successful operations of the revenue cycle process across the enterprise including maximizing cash collections and driving down DSO (Days Sales Outstanding). Adequate assessment of overall accounts receivable and aligning daily collections activities to maximize collections. Eva...
The Finance Specialist I role is responsible for weekly financial routines for key Large Store Channel customers, including forecasts for Volume, DNNSI, DNGP, and Checkbook trade spending . Finance Specialists are responsible for providing forecast updates to Key Account Managers, Account Executives, and other forecast stakeholders and are indispensable business partners collaborating with Sales a...
Position Overview: This position will be a part of the Foodservice Customer Reimbursement Center of Excellence team which provides support to Sales and Finance teams in CCR National Foodservice, National Retail, and US Regions related to the payment and administration of complex foodservice customer funding reimbursements of over $1B. This position requires subject matter expertise in the customer...
We currently have an opening for a 401(k) Account Manager to join our team. Primary responsibilities include: • Proactive utilization monitoring and review for assigned cases • Quarterly presentation to clients on financial performance of the fund options • Strong Presentations skills • Strong understanding of Excel and PowerPoint, Morningstar, FI360 are highly desired • Develop and manage vendor...
Able Financial Group is a growing Field Marketing Organization (FMO). FMOs function as an intermediary between insurance companies and the independent life-licensed producers who sell their insurance products. Able has relationships with 27 of the top life and annuity carriers offering our agents access to the most competitive products available. As we grow, we are seeking to add new team members...
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