Accounting Jobs

Accounting Employment Information


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.
RSS

1000+ Accounting jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 233390
Due to departmental and company growth, Norgren Inc., the Americas division of the $1.5B industrial engineering firm, Norgren Global, currently has a Compensation Analyst position open in our Americas headquarters in Littleton, CO. We are looking for someone with 3 to 5 years of compensation experience, in a company of at least $100m in sales, with the desire and potential to be ready to move up ...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, operating four major divisions -- Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United States; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In late 2012, we acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price, Internet retailer of apparel and ho...
Position: Medical Biller / AR Specialist Location: Boston, MA Medical Biller Scope: A large physician group has an opening for a Medical Biller / AR Specialist. The Medical Biller / AR specialist will be posting charges, billing, performing follow-up, collections, and payment posting. The candidate needs to have experience within the revenue cycle. This position will require communication with...
The Operations Accounting Manager is charged with the oversight of the finances of the company and daily operations of the company and all associated divisions. Serves as a member of the Management Team and The Crisis Management Team. Will provide leadership to the production management team and services to them by development of effective reporting. Will have decision-making responsibilities conc...
Position Summary The Route Auditor rides with a driver during his or her scheduled commercial or residential route to identify enhanced operating efficiencies and ensure accurate billing, as well as opportunities for increases in service and potential safety hazards. The Route Auditor will recommend improvements in route scheduling, service capabilities or other changes based on his or her findin...
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Perform diversified accounting, auditing, and consulting assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager/director, and partner · Plan and organize audits; communicate with client management regarding timing of fieldwork and client assistance levels; and communicate effectively with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement ...
Essential duties and responsibilities of the Accounts Payable & Receivable Clerk include the following: - Reviews and enters invoices/vouchers for payment. - Answers all vendor inquiries. - Analyzes vendor accounts. - Prepares accounts payable checks. - Prints all accounts payable reports and maintains all accounts payable files. - Prepares analysis of accounts, as required. - Prepares and ...
You are passionate, motivated and independent. You thrive on helping customers achieve their financial goals, objectives and lifelong dreams. You are a person that customers can count on to help them meet their financial needs. Are you an experienced financial service professional looking to spend more time selling and less time prospecting? As an Allstate Personal Financial Representative you'll ...
We are seeking an Accounting Manager position with a great company in Bethesda, MD. This is a direct hire position with a great client. Salary in the $80-100K range. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and maintain an understanding of the accounting operations within the clients' organization Obtain a working knowledge of accounting software packages and various modules Perform gove...
This is a position assisting Producers in handling and processing new and renewal lines business and providing customer service to clients as assigned and requested. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in marketing, analysis and servicing of commercial insurance business in accordance with procedures outlined by the organization Develop and produce submissions for marketing on renewal...
Job Title:Accounting Manager – Shared Services Job Description: Manager responsible for directing the daily operations of the Accounting Shared Service functions in Canton, OH. Candidates for this position should be willing to relocate to other North American locations for future assignments. This includes the oversight of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for JTEKT N.A. Currently this is...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temp-to-hire Staff Accountant job opportunity for a booming company in Independence, Ohio. You must have at least three years of accounting experience. You will be responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, reconciliations and fixed assets. The hourly pay for this position starts at $22 per hour. The Staff Accountant Job responsibilities include: ...
Delray Beach Credit Counseling Agency is developing a new division inside the agency to assist Spanish Speaking consumers. We are looking for the right individual to lead this effort. Our agency is well established (Founded 2002) we are looking to expand services to the Spanish Speaking Community across the United States. Specific Credit Counseling Industry experience is NOT necessary, however the...
You are passionate, motivated and independent. You thrive on helping customers achieve their financial goals, objectives and lifelong dreams. You are a person that customers can count on to help them meet their financial needs. Are you an experienced financial service professional looking to spend more time selling and less time prospecting? As an Allstate Personal Financial Representative you'll ...
Division : Commercial Farm/Ranch Work Location(s) : United States-Wisconsin-Madison Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Prefer candidates with commercial property and/or liability experience. Product management experience is also strongly preferred. Position Objective The Commercial Lines Performance Sr. Analyst monitors and analyzes the performance of the Commercial lines book of...
Division : Commercial Farm/Ranch Work Location(s) : United States-Wisconsin-Madison Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Objective The Commercial Lines Performance Sr. Analyst monitors and analyzes the performance of the Commercial lines book of business, provides product strategy recommendations to divisional and departmental leadership as well as the strategic business unit process at the s...
We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
Financial Analyst Job Description Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and CEO in all financial aspects of the company ...

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Accounting Career Tools

Accounting - General

Rate of Growth
16.00 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
2,637,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

Popular Accounting Articles

Finance and Accounting Career Advice Article Rating
Browse our library of finance and accounting career advice for tips on finding a job, writing your resume, preparing for an interview and more.
Accounting Career Paths Article Rating
Accountants know the language of business. Learn where a degree in this financial field could take you.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.50.56-319
eTrustLogo