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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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Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
HC187019: The Financial Advisory Group, Inc. Houston, TX See below to apply The Financial Advisory Group, Inc. seeks a Tax Manager in Houston, TX to manage tax return preparation process for both individuals and entities. Master's degree and experience required. Submit resume to Chris Kolenda, Tax Counsel at *****....
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Invoice Clerk Looking for a detailed, organized person with good math skills, ten-key and computer experience who can multi-task and meet deadlines. Mon – Fri, PT. Send resume to Sunset Moulding Co., Attn: Wendy, P.O. Box 326, Yuba City, CA 95992. Must pass pre-employment drug and physical tests. This ad posted through www.appealdemocrat.com...
Agency Training Program Due to Growth, Farmers Insurance Group has multiple openings for our New Agent Training Program. Develop your sales skills, build your marketing pipelines and participate in ongoing training while you lay the foundation of your own small business. Small business ownership can be overwhelming, which is why Farmers has developed this innovative new agent training program. T...
Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income y...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Manager - Credit Card & Client Services in Arlington, Virginia (VA). Essential Functions: Develop and manage business relationships with credit card companies, carriers, acquirers, system providers, and travel agents to lead payment acceptance and processing initiatives that impact company settlement Lead credit card acceptance and settlement ini...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking six Staff Accountants to join their team in Keene, NH. A Staff Accountant will perform professional accounting work involving compilation, consolidation, analysis, and review of financial data in assigned areas. Responsibilities: Prepare weekly management reports in assigned areas (gross profit, shrink, operating expenses, overhead expenses, etc) I...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a International Sales Analyst in Deerfield Beach, Florida (FL). This individual will be responsible for performing the following functions: Assist Senior Division Management with sales and management projects through compiling, coordinating, analysis and computing of data and information gathered through research and reports on a variety of business...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client, a well known HiTech Company located in Mountain View, California (CA) is looking for a Financial Analyst to come on and support during a leave of Absence (through Sept 2015). This consultant will be responsible for: Building & producing monthly spend management reports for each of the Product Areas and management Calculate monthly & quarterly actual charg...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Collections Specialist in Tempe, Arizona (AZ). This client is a stable company with a growing team. This role will offer growth potential and the ability to work in a team environment with large company perks. Ideal candidates will have some college education completed and have collections experience; however, any accounting knowledge can be utilized...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client looking to add an Accounting Specialist to their team in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). This role boasts great learning opportunities with training and coaching on new concepts, as well as a lot of variety on a daily basis. If you thrive in a fast-paced, high volume environment and have excellent Excel and data mining skills, as well as a basic understanding of accou...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Staff Auditor to join a dynamic team in Arlington, VA. The Senior Auditor is responsible for executing audits and drafting audit scope. Other Responsibilities include: Assisting in drafting of Audit reports SOX control testing Attending audit meetings including opening and closing meetings REQUIREMENTS: Four year college degree in business or ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Grants Accountant in Washington, DC. Duties: Perform grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and associated communications with customers, reconciliations, and re-budgeting Performs grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Admin...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in Herndon, VA with an exciting opportunity for an entry level Investment Administrator. This person will perform administrative functions for the hedge fund, RIA and mutual fund. This candidate would need to have experience working with Excel spreadsheets, preferably a Bloomberg terminal and with brokerage firms, preferably Schwab Institutional, from the fun...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant for their Reston, VA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Process monthly recurring journal entries Prepare monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts Prepare balance sheet and P&L variance analysis Assist in the preparation of the financial statements Assist in the annual financial...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Accountant in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Description: Be responsible for creation and review of financial statements and regulatory reports Prepare and review Fund's quarterly, semi-annual reports to shareholders and file with SEC Prepare and review the filing of N-SARS and N-Q for all funds with the SEC Prepare and review Item 1 and assist w...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Portfolio Analyst in Bethesda, Maryland (MD). This team is a fast paced environment and ideal for someone with high energy. This person will have the opportunity to use analytical skills to monitor portfolios. This person will be responsible for the assessment of the investments. REQUIREMENTS: Accounting or Finance degree One to two years of expe...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Investment Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri (MO). Major Responsibilities: Initiate, accept, enter, and execute trades Assist the trade team including trader and staff Execute trades Update/ maintain new issues Recommend sales to staff based on research and inventory Review daily reports and correct errors Communicate with dealers and brokers...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Junior Event Planner to join their team in Purchase, NY to help support the Corporate Meeting Services Team on a temporary basis. Duties: Perform general administrative duties to support day-to-day department operations in such areas as phone coverage, scheduling meetings, completing travel arrangements, expense reporting, maintaining management c...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking 3 Staff Accountants in San Antonio, Texas (TX). Responsible for complete monthly accounting processes to include: Processing invoices Manual invoicing i.e. petty cash, check requests, evictions Verify E-site journals to bank; record bank activity on Excel bank recs Month-end bank reconciliation Process vendor/utility checks Vendor Management Recordi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: KForce has a client looking for a Billing Specialist located in Boca Raton, FL. The Billing Implementation Specialist performs customer-facing duties and makes determination of electronic or custom billing needs. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of detailed MS Access skills. The person will be responsible for creating, sending, modifying, enhancing and streamlining el...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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