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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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About Equinix, Inc. Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform, accelerating business performance by connecting companies to their customers and partners inside the world's most networked data centers. More than 4,500 of the world's most demanding customers trust us to provide a place where they can run their mission-critical applications and grow their businesses. Our dream is to int...
About Equinix, Inc. Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform, accelerating business performance by connecting companies to their customers and partners inside the world's most networked data centers. More than 4,500 of the world's most demanding customers trust us to provide a place where they can run their mission-critical applications and grow their businesses. Our dream is to int...
PALOLO CHINESE HOME Accounting Clerk (FT) At least 1 year in AP, AR or Accounting required. College degree in Accounting desired. Apply in person Mon-Fri - 8:30am-3:00pm 2459 10th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816 Fax: 735-1754 Email: ***** http://palolochinesehome.org KEYWORD: SAPALOLO From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
OFFICE ASSITANT/ACTG CLERK Full time Position Golf retail/Wholesale company looking for office assistant/Accounting clerk Duties to include, but not limited to: -Assist accountant with payables and receivables -Data entry -Assist Customers -Ordering, receiving, and invoicing of merchandise -Answering and routing incoming calls Apply in person @ Golf concepts, M-F 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, 94-38...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. Purpose The Sr Financial Analyst develops an...
CITY OF WORCESTER TREASURY Chief Accountant The City of Worcester is seeking a professional for the position of Chief Accountant in the Office of the City Treasurer. Successful candidate will be responsible for the direction, coordination, development and supervision of staff engaged in general accounting activities involved in the receipt and disbursement of monies; the recording of revenues, exp...
FISCAL OFFICER The Franklin County Engineer's Office is seeking a Fiscal Officer to develop and administer the budget; to oversee accounting, auditing, and purchasing; to manage grant reimbursements; and to provide customer service regarding fiscal procedures. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years' fiscal management experience, preferably in the public sector. Interested applicants should sub...
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Laurel Lake is a beautiful retirement community nestled on 150 acres in historical Hudson. Our values driven organization is looking for an Accounting Assistant who will share our values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, and Service and will exhibit these values in their position. The ideal candidate wll perform general accounting functions related to accounts payable...
HC149005: Schorre & Associates, LLC Houston, TX ***** CPA firm located in SouthWest Houston has an opening for a Tax Accountant. CPA preferred, with 3 years experience. Work involves tax preparation using Lacerte tax software and client write-up work using QuickBooks software. Flexible hours. Non-smoker. Professional atmosphere. Salary DOE. For immediate consideration, plea...
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Accounts Payable FT, detail oriented individual to process accounts payable & accounts receivable, with experience. Please email resume to: tschreur@ gentrysupply.com...
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HC148915: JSW Steel (USA) Inc. Baytown, TX See below to apply Finance & Acct Manager: Mstr or equiv in Comm/Finance/Acct'g/Law + 1 yr exp or Bach + 5 yrs post-bach prog exp in Account'g & Fin Oper'ns. Resume to: HR Director, JSW Steel (USA) Inc. 5200 E. McKinney Road, Baytown, TX 77523. Job Loc'n: Baytown, TX....
Dyax is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for unmet medical needs while creating value for patients, employees and shareholders. We are driven by one unifying factor which is to improve the lives of patients. We currently market a product for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare genetic disease. We also have an...
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for performing analysis, reporting and journal entry preparation for various functions, programs and corporate departments. The team member will prepare balance sheet reconciliations and maintain and demonstrate an understanding of the account balance and provide explanations for variances. The Team Member must interpret legal agreements and apply current ...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offe...
Leave Of Absence Coordinator CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is th...
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Technical Standards & Compliance Manager CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Se...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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