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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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Description **This is an exempt position with regular business hours and some additional hours as needed. This position has the support of Conifer and Tenet in terms of policies and procedures. Please apply if you have been involved with PI projects and/or clinical coding experience along with the other requirements. Under the supervision of Market Director, Main focus is to reduce disputes/deni...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Description: Our finance professionals at UnitedHealth Group are engaged in the important work of making health care more affordable, simpler and easier for people to access. Now, more than ever we need finance and accounting professionals like you with the financial skills and discipline to help us achieve this goal. As a Senior Financial Analyst you'll impact millions of lives. You will collabo...
Description: Energize your career with one of health care's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading health care companies, Unite...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) Primary Responsibilities:...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
This position is located in Farmington, MN Role Profile The Sales Specialist markets, prospects and sells American Family Insurance products. The Sales Specialist will also maintain effective customer relationships, understand the customer’s needs and match them with the appropriate product and service offerings. The Sales Specialist will also promote brand awareness through participation in age...
Insurance Sales Agent Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll lea...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Multiple positions located in Hastings, MN Role Profile The Sales Specialist markets, prospects and sells American Family Insurance products. The Sales Specialist will also maintain effective customer relationships, understand the customer’s needs and match them with the appropriate product and service offerings. The Sales Specialist will also promote brand awareness through participation in age...
Job Description Job Title Desktop Support Analyst Job Purpose Position Purpose: The Desktop Support Analyst role would be responsible for providing Level 1 and 2 support services to Item Processing associates. Essential Job Responsibilities: 1. Assist in the installation and maintenance of desktop computer hardware, software, and peripheral components. Provide support for all application su...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Description: Our finance professionals at UnitedHealth Group are engaged in the important work of making health care more affordable, simpler and easier for people to access. Now, more than ever we need finance and accounting professionals like you with the financial skills and discipline to help us achieve this goal. As a Senior Financial Analyst you'll impact millions of lives. You will collabo...
Job Description Job Title Senior Conversion Analyst Job Purpose Position Purpose: Fiserv’s Conversion Services group is seeking candidates for a Senior Conversion Analyst position. This individual will be responsible for converting data for online banking/cash management conversions involving multiple Fiserv products. Essential Job Responsibilities: 1. Analyze and determine conversion requi...
Job Description Job Title Inventory Assistant Job Purpose Dept/Shift: Purchasing/1st Shift Monday through Friday Peers: Supervisor Buyer, Sr. Purchasing Assistant Working Relationships: Works closely with Production, Purchasing, Production Support, Warehousing, Material Management, Facilities Maintenance, and Equipment Technicians Job Description: Perform very broad and challenging profess...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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