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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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American Modern Insurance Group is looking for an Inside Adjuster I or II to join our award winning Claims department. American Modern Insurance Group (American Modern) is a widely recognized, national leader in the specialty insurance business home-based in suburban Cincinnati, OH. With more than 48 years of experience in the manufactured housing insurance sector, the company delivers specialize...
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Construction Company seeking Bookkeeper, 20-30 hours per week. Must be organized, efficient, self-starter and multi-task. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Quickbooks. A/P, Payroll and Certified Payroll knowledge, and answering phone. Good opportunity to grow with the firm....
Cordia Partners is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join our growing, Tyson's Corner based accounting practice. This is an opportunity to grow your accounting career in a supportive consulting organization which places a high premium on continuing professional education. In this role you will work within a team of Cordia Partners consultants to support the operational accounting needs of o...
This position is in the Greater DC area We are a leader in our industry and as such we are experiencing tremendous growth. to meet the demand of this growth we are seeking to add a Manager of quantitative modeling - Credit risk to the team. In this role you will be responsible for the following: Lead the development, enhancement and implementation of statistical and other quantitative models to...
ROLE: Accountant LOCATION: Greater Boston Area, MA COMPENSATION: Competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus opportunity and equity commensurate with experience. As a progressive, entrepreneurial, international company, Cryptzone is an up and comer in the cybersecurity space. Our software solutions help customers guard their environment through access control technology, p...
TERRITORY MANAGER Summary Informs, inspires, educates, and engages our Authorized Dealer’s/Prospects/Industry Professionals via a unique array of sales, marketing and training programs. The territory will cover Eastern WA, Idaho Wyoming and Montana. Essential Functions Manage Existing Dealers to use the Sales Tools and Programs available to them to increase Sales Volumes in the assigned Territ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Accounting Specialist in Woodbridge, VA. The Senior Accounting Specialist provides day to day accounting support from the corporate office in Woodbridge, VA. S/he will provide support to the Controller for numerous company accounting functions including financial accounting (G/L), invoicing/billing, DCAA compliance, tax compliance, auditing, ...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our wholesale Crop Nutrients group. We are looking for an energetic self-starter to become our newAccount Managerin the Heartland Region. You will establish CHS as the preferred supplier within the states of Missouri and Kansas. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be customer focused with the ability to build long-lasting bus...
Category Manager II (Sourcing- Facilities)-FIN000365 The Category Manager II develops sourcing strategies for assigned categories to drive cost savings and ensure the Company is making informed, best value purchasing decisions. Responsible for Strategic Sourcing for Spend Categories in the Facilities space, including Retail Store Construction, Furniture & Fixtures, Maintenance, Security and vari...
Category Manager III (Sourcing - Facilities)-FIN000363 The Category Manager III develops sourcing strategies for assigned categories to drive cost savings and ensure the Company is making informed, best value purchasing decisions. Additionally, the Category Manager III is an informal leader on the Sourcing & Procurement team mentoring and assisting in the development of other team members. Respo...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accountant in San Antonio, Texas (TX). This role will work Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm (must be available for overtime). Responsibilities: This person will be doing accounts payable work initially due to them being behind due to the software conversion Once AP has been caught up and they are more familiar with their process this role will be given gene...
Ambrion, a top recruiting firm for direct hire positions in the Metro Area, is searching for a driven and skilled Senior Financial Analyst to work for a fortune size company in a very dynamic role with multiple departments. Our client wants only the most ambitious and skilled of talents in the Analytics field as this employee will be working a wide array of Analytic duties, including ample ad-hoc ...
Manager - Technical Accounting My client is a publicly traded company in the financial services industry located in Boston who is looking for a strong technical accounting professional to join their growing organization. The Manager of Technical Accounting will oversee procedures to ensure all accounting is in accordance with US GAAP. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of public accounting ex...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client based in Washington, DC is looking for a Payroll Specialist to help with the following: Assist with timesheet review Complete leave reconciliation between Costpoint and timesheet system Assist with data entry (bonus pays, leave payout, severance pays, bonus payments and post differential/danger pay) Assist with validating and reconciling tax data Assist in other ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Revenue Recognition Analyst in Springfield, Virginia (VA). Responsibilities: Perform monthly contract revenue and labor testing/review on large contracts in accordance with GAAP Prepare monthly analytical reports related to unbilled receivables analysis and contract backlog Prepare and assist in monthly contract financial reports Prepare account anal...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client, a well established public accounting and consulting firm in Framingham, Massachusetts (MA), is looking to add a Senior Public Accountant to their growing practice. With multiple office locations throughout New England and over a 100 professional on staff, this firm offers excellent room for growth and advancement. Responsibilities: Plan and supervise financial...
Senior Internal Auditor - Operational Audit/Projects My client is a multi-billion dollar organization in the Greater Boston area seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to play a key role in the operational functionality of the company. The Senior Internal Auditor will work directly with department heads within the organization to create and maintain operational efficiency. The ideal candidate will hav...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in the New Bedford, Massachusetts (MA) area is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their team on a long term temporary basis. Responsibilities for this position will include: Prepare accounting policies and procedures, budgets, pro forma financial statements, annual reports to state agencies and departments, abandoned property filings, due diligence procedures, foot...
Senior Accountant - Hybird role (GL/Reporting) My client is very established organization in the finance industry located in downtown Boston who is seeking an experienced Accountant who can multi-task and be a contributor to a growing department. The Senior Accountant will be involved in numerous parts of the accounting function including but not limited to, general ledger reconciliations, cash m...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking an Administrative Assistant for a growing Fortune 500 company in Downtown Dallas, Texas (TX). Responsibilities: Follows up on action items and reports status Communicates with clients and vendors as needed Assists in projects Prioritizes and manages multiple tasks effectively Coordinates departmental and new hire moves with IT department Orders departmen...

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