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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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Position description Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers with more that 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain had sales of $55.5 billion in 2012 and employs nearly 193,000 people worl...
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 commu...
Responsibilities About VerizonWe believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join Verizon, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same. You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and drive y...
Application Specialist - Intermediate/Finance About DB Healthcare IT DB Healthcare IT, focused solely on healthcare IT domain, partners with Providers, Payers and established healthcare consulting practices to provide them with qualified consulting resources. We have been very successful in providing project directors, program managers, analysts, interface engineers, training and go live consultan...
Description Job Summary: Performs all levels of front desk and billing functions, which encompasses patient scheduling, registration and charge entry for the Center for Children with Special Healthcare Needs Duties and responsibilities include: Answering multi line telephones. Record and deliver message to the physician in a timely manner Scheduling patient appointments, Organize, prepare and retr...
Description Job Summary: Performs all levels of front desk and billing functions, which encompasses patient scheduling, registration and charge entry for the Center for Children with Special Healthcare Needs Duties and responsibilities include: Answering multi line telephones. Record and deliver message to the physician in a timely manner Scheduling patient appointments, Organize, prepare and retr...
Maryland Heights, 63043
Central Methodist University seeks applicants for a Financial Services Assistant at our St. Louis campus. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: The Financial Services Assistant assists students with all financial processes, provides, general customer service, and assists with other administrative duties. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Assisting with financial process...
W2only! PLEASE ONLY RESPOND IF YOU HAVE BELOW SKILLS. This is a 3 month contractbut will likely be extended - RECENT OR EXTENSIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE - Model n experience - At least one of the following – chargebacks, membership, eligibility Responsibilities: - Understand customer attributes - Determine membership - Determine eligibility - Contract analysis - Model n Recruiter:Jessi...
Accounting/Finance Description Must be degreed and willing to relocate for promotion in 2-5 years in the US for promotion to Controller position. JOB SUMMARY / GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Participate in the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments, locations, functions, and projects; the review of operational functions; and the evaluation of internal controls in place throughout t...
The Business Analyst is the liaison between business groups and development groups. Business Analysts analyze users’ business needs and work with developers to design effective, simple, creative automation solutions within project constraints. The Business Analyst provides analysis, design, documentation, and testing on projects with moderate supervision.Duties:Write business requirements, use cas...
JOB SUMMARY / GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for maintaining and managing the HRIS system including the HR, Benefits Administration, Compensation modules, and system processing. As well as, assisting the HRIS Manager and working closely with the HR, IS, and Payroll Departments in the analysis, design, and implementation of changes or enhancements to the HRIS system. ESSENTIAL JO...
Our client is currently seeking a Senior Business Analyst . Primary Responsibilities · In a lead role, collaborates with businesscustomers to elicit and understand business requirements. Translates the business requirements into functionalrequirements in the form of use cases to be used by software development teamsto deliver a technical solution. Appliesbest practices and established standards to...
Senior Project Analyst The Project Analyst will support IT Leadership with financial and operational analysis and reporting in many facets including but not limited to: Workforce planningBudget, actuals and forecastingPayroll analysisCapital and operational expenses analysisOperational reportingAd hoc reporting Key Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a common set of Information Technology opera...
DescriptionResponsible for performing General Accounting functions of hospital. Specifically this position will participate in month end close, prepare journal entries, prepare meaningful account reconciliations, maintain the integrity of the fixed asset and cost accounting systems, perform financial analysis and internal and external reporting. Position will participate in semiannual physical inv...
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.  This position requires sound knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), creating/uploading journal entries, coordinating the distribution of routine financial reports, maintaining/updating monthly...
Immediate opening for a CPA or CPA candidate that is self-motivated and works well independently and with others. We are a full-service public accounting firm serving primarily Southeastern Indiana. We work mostly with closely held and operated businesses, assisting them with their business and tax planning strategies. This position will be responsible for entire client relationships to include pa...
Billing Coordinator - Neurological Surgery/Neuro Pediatrics job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED and four (4) years medical billing or collections experience. Associates degree p...
FINANCE COUNSELOR job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Five years collection and/or financial experience; OR Two years of college and three to five (3-5) years experience as stated above is required. Prefe...
Lynch Consultants is a growing firm in the Washington DC area providing services and solutions to Federal government and commercial clients. Our support services include business process improvement, program management, audit preparation and readiness, financial systems analysis, accounting, and financial analysis and reconciliation. We are recruiting personnel with the ability to support a variet...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94111
Payroll Manager Position Summary: Manages full cycle payroll process for multi-state employer. Ensures payroll is processed in a timely and accurate manner. Job Duties: · Analyzes, prepares and inputs payroll data utilizing ADP payroll services to produce accurate and timely payroll. · Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, Paid Time Off accrual, tax...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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