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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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As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary The primary purpose of this position is to manage and lead the financial accounting group that supports the company’s Lamb Weston business segment. Responsibilities include balance sheet analysis and r...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Description The primary purpose of this position is to provide an accurate statement of inventory position in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to minimize potential exposure to f...
Assistant Buyerneeded for a contract hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in Muscatine, IA. What You'll Be Doing: - Communicate with customers (internal and external) regarding all aspects of procured goods or services. - Assist St. Louis Payables personnel, plant personnel, and suppliers in resolving invoice issues. - Includes providing Plant support and training for the Payables Readso...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient com...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Plant Management with financial information to assist in management of operational results. Develop and monitor the required financial systems, policies, procedures, and reports to provide a f...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Finance and Operations analytical support to review manufacturing results and trends. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Determine root cause of issues and facilitate implement...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...
Immediate opportunity with Iowa City office of a growing regional firm. We are looking for a Tax Manager with CPA and 5-8 years of experience required. Tremendous opportunity for rapid advancement to Principal. Concentration is on traditional tax preparation and review skills. We are looking for someone who is very technical and has strong client management skills....
Busy and Growing Wealth Management and Holistic Planning firm located in Mishawaka, Indiana is looking for a fulltime para-planner. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person. This position has the opportunity to grow into a junior advisor position then servicing advisor and ultimately a lead advisor position. Duties Include: Assisting senior advisor with client appointments, servicing...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Performs routine analysis in support of various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, and forecasting. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases an...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Supports all treasury activities, including cash management, capital markets, capital structure and, to a limited extent, risk management. Provides analytical support for key corp...
This position is located in our IA, Coralville facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadshe...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient com...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other - field AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other - field AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other - field AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other - field AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other - field AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other - field AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...

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