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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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Bookkeeper/Accountant Manufacturing company seeking a bookkeeper/accountant to replace long-term accountant set to retire. Responsibilities/requirements · Accounts payable/bill payment · Accounts Receivable/collections · Workers Comp/business insurance · Payroll and check registers · Work-in-progress · Prepare journal entries · Process sales tax payments · Great Plains experience plus ·...
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...
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,...
The Operations Accounting Manager is charged with the oversight of the finances of the company and daily operations of the company. 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 concerning the implementation of ...
Johnson Controls St. Joseph Battery Plant is seeking qualified applicants for machine operator positions with opportunity for wages ranging from $17/hr to $21/hr. Qualified applicants must be available to work any shift/day including 12 hours shifts, have at least 1 year machine operator or equivalent experience and have received a high school diploma or equivalent. Serious candidates will posses ...
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Maintenance Mechanic RitePack is a dry flowable product processer. The Maintenance Mechanic performs predictive, preventative, and emergency maintenance on all plant equipment. These efforts help create and maintain a safe working environment for our employees, while ensuring production of cost-effective, high quality products. As Ritepack is continuously updating and automating our processes, the...
The Payroll Manager role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to handle multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy. Must be a self-starter, and have strong accounting, systems, communication, and problem-solving skills. Essential functions: Oversee the day-to-day processing of payroll for 1 ,500 employees to include review of timesheets, computing pay in accordance ...
Night Audit FT BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn. 161 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul. 11 PM - 7 AM shift. Performs audit functions & provides quality guest service. Apply at hotel or send your resume to: *****...
Our next big investment is in you Let's talk about taking your career to new heights You have a proven track record of success but you're looking for more. More responsibility. More challenges. At Wells Fargo you'll find that opportunity. You'll join a team of people who are smart and share your values. You can enjoy a diverse career as you learn and grow your capabilities across our multiple line...
Job Summary: The Transaction Manager services current and new accounts by coordinating and monitoring various transaction activities and will work with internal departments to manage purchase, sales and lease transactions. The Transaction Manager will also serve as the in-house point-of-contact for clients, brokers, and others to collect or to provide information on all account transactions. Ess...
Full training provided. Excellent opportunity to break into a career within the insurance claims industry. Claims Associate - Liability 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...
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Disability Representative, Sr 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 t...
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Disability Representative 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 the p...
Disability Representative, Sr 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 t...

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