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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 Jacksonville, 28540
NewToday.jpg Medical ATTENTION: OFFICE PROFESSIONALS Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper for skilled nursing facility. Responsible for billing and collecting all monies owed to the facility as outlined in company policies. Responsible for maintenance of all resident financial records and resident fund ledgers, timely collection of all claims and necessary follow-up for any unpaid claims. Must be comput...
Company Confidential Erie, PA, 16505
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Local Erie firm needs staff accountant w/ 2-4 years public accounting experience. Salary 35k+, benefits, growth potential. Required Experience: 1) Preparation of form 990, 1040, 1041, 1065 and 1120 Tax Returns. 2) Proficient with XL and QuickBooks. 3) Write-up work and prep of financial statements. We are a non-smoking facility. Resumes to: Box 297, Erie, PA 16534...
Full Time Revenue Cycle Manager Available at Ashtabula County Medical Center To join our team, apply via our website www.acmchealth.org...
Company Confidential Anchorage, 99508
Fiscal Lead - Anchorage The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hiring a Fiscal Lead for the State Office, located in Anchorage. This position is fiscally responsible for monitoring all funds administered by the SBDC in accordance with Federal, State, and UAA regulations. All procurement requests are reviewed and approved or disapproved by this position. All decisions relating to th...
Bookkeeper North Haven CPA Firm seeks exp’d individual. Full time with benefits, Flex hours. Send resume to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL...
New York, 10171
Chief Investment Officer Tola Capital Management LLC in New York City seeking to manage investment funds to maximize client ROI & ensure port folio meets client investment & risk goals. Will meet regularly with principals to discuss investment goals & strategies, product risks, fees & fund performance. Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting plus 5 years executive-level experience in financial or...
New York, 10036
Financial: VP; Investment Manager Research Analyst sought by Merrill Lynch. Reqs: Master's & 3 yrs exp or Bachelor's & 5 yrs exp; & exp w/securities mrkts, securities & industry dynamics; portfolio mgmt best practices; ability to anlyz/synthesize data to assess current condition & formulate a recommendation; Servicing clients or Financial Advsrs; Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Invstmnt anlytic...
New York, 10036
Financial: Associate, Equity Capital Markets sought by Merrill Lynch. Reqs: must have exp in invstmt bnkng or captl mrkts. Equity mrkt expertise & deep equity issuance transaction exp. Exp from a top tier firm. Supervisory exp involving managing teams of jr bankers. Outstanding academic qualifications. Job site: New York, NY. Reference # 9JN27N & submit resume to Merrill Lynch HR Box 02, 161 Maple...
Philadelphia, 19102
BOOKKEEPER Office Assistant Wanted Urgently Looking for a Full / Part Time Office Assistant. Must have a minimum of 1 year experience in data entry (Excel and Word) and human resources. Phone skills for customer service required. Must be detail oriented, a self starter and have good interpersonal skills. Both written and verbal skills required. Note : $500/WEEK If you are interested in applying fo...
Tampa, 33603
ACCOUNT We seek an Office Assistant, He/She must be highly reliable, able to communicate with applicants and clients in a professional manner, and assist in keeping daily schedules organized. This position is responsible for all aspects of administrative/office support and should have a keen interest in either a sales/marketing or recruiting/staffing career track. Weekly : $450. Forward your CV to...
New York, 10019
Financial: Director, Product Control Manager for Barclays Services Corp. (NY, NY) to mng day-2-day actvs of Stratgc Credt Prtfl Mgmt Prod Ctrl Team for globl finl srvcs firm. Req BA or for equiv in any fld + 8 yr post-BA prog exp in acctg, audit, or finl srvcs cntrl role. 5 yr exp must incl: act as Fin/Cntrl Mgr or Prod Ctrl Mgr w/in globl finl srvcs firm. Dmnstr exp must incl: prep & rev data & d...
Financial: Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions for Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (NY, NY) to be rspnsble for multibln dollar cross-brdr M&A trnsctns for institnl clnts acrss a rng of indust incl Mdia, Hlthcare, Divrsfd Indust & Metls & Mining sectrs. Reqs Bach in Econ, Fin, Busns or rltd fld & 3 yrs of prof exp in the psn ofrd or rltd role in M&A. Exp must incl: M&A in Metls & Mining sectr; Fin...
ABOUT THE FIRM Serving the Bay Area, Central and Northern California, Lautze & Lautze traces its roots to the mid 1940s, with the firm name established in San Francisco by Richard and Robert Lautze in 1945. Throughout the years, Lautze & Lautze has continued to grow – with many of our clients growing with us for more than a generation. We have excellent opportunities for Tax SeniorsandTax Supervis...
Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company ("GNY") is an A+ rated, financially stable and growing property casualty insurance company with locations throughout the Northeast. We currently have an opening for aTraining Specialist with experience in rating and/or underwriting to work at our New York City headquarters. Job Responsibilities: · Interview and evaluate applicants for the underwriting trai...
The corporate accounting team of a San Diego company is looking for a senior accountant to join their team. Responsibilities: Perform month end close responsibilities including preparation and posting on journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis, and researching and correcting account discrepancies. Evaluate journal entries for completeness and accuracy in compliance with US GAAP. Perf...
The corporate accounting team of a San Diego company is looking for a senior accountant to join their team. Responsibilities: Perform month end close responsibilities including preparation and posting on journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis, and researching and correcting account discrepancies. Evaluate journal entries for completeness and accuracy in compliance with US GAAP. Perf...
The Internal Audit Manager is a member of the corporate internal audit team for a global company headquartered in San Diego. This manager with have 2 direct reports so strong leadership skills are a must. This position will be working closely with the VP of internal audit as well as the external auditors. Responsibilities Include: Work closely with the VP and Big 4 external auditors on risk assess...
Global company headquartered in San Diego is seeking an IT Audit Manager RESPONSIBILITIES: Create required engagement planning documents, testing workpapers, and draft audit reports Perform audit procedures to assess IT internal controls Work independently and utilize professional judgment while under general supervision from the Audit Director Actively manage budgeted hours and consistently meet...
SUMMARY Under the direction of the Cost Accounting Manager, this position is responsible for preparing journal entries, maintaining and reconciling ledger accounts for balance sheet accounts as assigned, and ensuring that the books and records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures. Also this position...
Major New York City financial services firm seeks a Senior Quantitative Analyst/Modeler with Credit Derivatives experience. Qualifications: * Masters in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, etc. PhD degree is a major plus. * 3-5+ years of relevant credit derivatives experience. * Solid understanding of credit derivatives (CDOs, CDS, etc.). * Applied statistics, econometric modeling...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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