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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Production Assistant in New York City, NY to perform the following responsibilities: Partner with design throughout development ensuring product details meet aesthetic direction as well as bulk production criteria Support in product development meetings with vendors as needed and follow up on all style development in partnership with manager and design Wor...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in the Sterling, Virginia area. This position generally reports to Manager or Senior Manager. This is a great opportunity but a temporary 3 month contract with this company. This position is required to/ responsible for: Perform complex analysis in areas such as budgets, strategic plans, product line analysis, mergers and acquisitions (M&...
Location: San Francisco, CA , Waltham, MA, Washington D.C., or Remotely About the Role: We are building a next generation “big data” analytics platform for social gaming. Our BI platform runs on Vertica and contains over one trillion data points. We ingest close to 1 billion records a day from various internal and external data sources including databases, mobile devices, web services and 3rd part...
The Experis Financial Institution Business Services Center of Expertise/Practice (Experis FSI COE/Practice) is seeking highly qualified Modelers and Statistician professionals for upcoming projects with our clients. Consultants at Experis are the driving force for our success and are responsible for delivering service on assigned client engagements within their unique area of expertise. You offer...
RESPONSIBILITIES: One of our clients in the Carlsbad, CA is looking for a Sr. Controller to join their team ASAP. This position directs, coordinates and performs activities of both Finance and Operations. Responsibilities include: Manages the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements Summarize financial and operational data for presentation to CEO and Board members Creates and maintai...
Inskip's Warwick Automall, a Premium Luxury auto dealer is looking for a Financial Service Consultant who is capable of producing superior results. Candidates must have at least 2+ years of Finance experience within an automotive dealership. Strong administrative skills, attention to detail, & proven sales ability are key factors for success in this elite atmosphere. Join our Management Team today...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is looking for a Financial Analyst to sit in the San Francisco, California (CA). This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Duties: Responsible for the preparation, analysis and presentation of monthly and ad-hoc financial reports Assist in preparation of annual budget and current and future year forecasts Review administration of purch...
Boston based hedge fund seeks Analyst to join the Operations Department! Responsibilities include: portfolio valuations, negotiating bank financing, optimizing collateral and taxes, equity and fixed income borrow trading, managing multi-asset class trade settlement process, and more. Candidates should have strong quantitative analysis skills, excellent communication skills, a rigorous work ethic,...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a leading regional CPA Firm seeks Audit professionals for their growing New York practice. You will participate on diverse engagements servicing clients including, but not limited to: Investment Companies, Broker / Dealers, Not for Profits, etc. REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include 4+ years of high quality audit experience, a CPA completed or in progress, and exposure t...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Payroll Consultant in Saint Louis, MO. These duties consist of primarily union related benefits coordination, maintenance of plan activity, processing transactions, error resolution, timely and accurate remittance of dues to the respective unions and other associated or similar tasks. REQUIREMENTS: Excellent communication skills Keen attention to details A...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a Portland, OR company is seeking an Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable (Office Admin) to join their team immediately on a contract to hire basis. Duties: Contact customers regarding late payments Monitor accounts to make sure cash is received Accurately process payments received Process 1099's at year end Arrange payments with proper prioritization Answer phones,...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Woodbury, New York (NY). This role will work closely with CFO in all aspects of Accounting, Finance as it relates to Real Estate Asset Management, Leasing, Property Management. The Senior Accountant will participate in annual audits and budget process. This position will supervise 2 other employees. Great quality of life/compensation/b...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, an early stage NYC based fashion retailer is seeking an Accounting Manager/Bookkeeper with retail experience to work closely with the owner and manage all accounting and bookkeeping functions. REQUIREMENTS: 3+ plus years of solid retail experience with strong bookkeeping and accounting experience QuickBooks is a must Must have excellent written and verbal communicatio...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior External Reporting Accountant in Southlake, TX. In this position, you will have the opportunity to interact with a broad and diverse group that includes Treasury, Finance, Investor Relations, Legal, Tax and Internal Audit. Responsibilities: Assist in drafting financial statements, footnotes and other required disclosures for our quarterly and annual...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Revenue Analyst in Southlake, TX. Responsibilities of the Senior Revenue Accountant: Reviewing complex contracts for accurate revenue recognition Assist with month-end close journal entries and account reconciliations in the Airline Solutions segment. Technical research for complex accounting transactions and documenting conclusions in formal memo's...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Collections Account Manager in Kansas City, MO. REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this position, candidates must have previous collections experience in a similar role and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Relevant education and/or training will be considered a plus....
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Internal Controls Analyst in Southlake, TX. Duties: Update process narratives annually by collaboration with process owners to ensure proper documentation of all significant processes Identify key controls and facilitate the development of work programs for testing of these key controls Execute work programs to test operational effectiveness of key contro...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Technical Accountant in Southlake, TX. This position will have frequent exposure to senior management and is designed for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who enjoys research, analyzing information and has a passion for Accounting. Our Technical Accounting team will consist of four members and you will report to the Manager of Technical Accountin...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78232
Job Purpose: Supports accounting operations by entering transactions, filing documents; reconciling accounts; running software programs. Duties (including but are not limited to): * Maintains accounting records by entering invoices and timekeeping data; filing documents. * Reconciles account statements by comparing statements with general ledger. * Maintains accounting databases by entering data i...
Purvis Gray and Company, LLP is a Certified Public Accounting firm where we encourage a strong team environment in which employees treat clients and each other with respect, and each of us practices the basic principles of integrity, flexibility, honesty, trust and stewardship: principles which we believe go hand in hand with achieving success. Your career will be filled with challenging assignmen...
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