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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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Due to departmental and company growth, Norgren Inc., 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, This position offers you the opportunity and working with, international compensation issues, (US, CA, MX, BZ), and having you work , one on one, with line managers and execu...
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 ...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
Lead Staff Accountant roles Global Company is adding to the team due to growth. The Company has a great track record of team work and internal promotion. Offers path to management. Role offers the best of both roles – accounting, and also the blend of analysis, working with operations to impact the business, and analytics. This professional supports the Finance Organization by providing accurate...
Due to growth of CPA firm we have two positions open for tax preparation and accounting. Preferred - four year accounting degree with two or more years in public practice.Tax preparation and Quick- Books experience is a plus. Please email cover letter and resume to ***** or mail them to David A.O'Dell CPA, LLC, PO Box 1032, McPherson KS 67460...
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse Mechanic I Maintains the rolling stock and the buildings and grounds in a clean, safe, and presentable manner. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following: Performs all scheduled preventative maintenance on equipment and the facility, operates a safe, clean, and efficient shop area where equipment can be repaired in a timely manner, ensur...
Company Confidential GLADSTONE, MO, 64118
Experienced Warehouse Associates/Forklift Operators Long Term and Temp-to-Hire Opportunities Available Apply: Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm 100 NW Englewood Rd. Ste:120 Gladstone, MO 64118 Or apply online at www.prologistix.com 816-454-4003 Ask for Susan Apply at : http://jobs.thejobnetwork.com/Job/11630539/1413/1427...
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,...
One of the premier financial services/wealth management firms catering exclusively to high net worth private clients, endowments and trusts, is once again recruiting throughout the nation to augment their sales organization. We are seeking new business, hunter type, senior sales candidates to sell a variety of financial products and services to the target market. In addition to the strong new bus...
Duties: Manage client investment portfolios of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investment vehicles. Help to grow assets under management by both participating in business development efforts and by growing client portfolios. Serve as both client portfolio manager and, as appropriate, client relationship manager. Periodically report to the client on these investments and results in perso...
Talascend is currently seeking a Senior Accountant for a contract opportunity located in Nashville, Tennessee. OVERVIEW: Position is needed for Oracle EBS Finance Team to support the Oracle Accelerated Deployments. Needs to have an accounting focus preferably with Oracle R12 experience. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties and responsibilities will be focused primarily toward project related activ...
Position Summary The Billing Supervisor supervises the billing staff and is responsible for the proper preparation of accurate and timely bills to customers based on service contract terms. The Billing Supervisor is also responsible for the enforcement of standard operating procedures that govern billing workflow and controls as well as ensuring the completion of array of billing functions. Prin...
Title: Accounts Payable Clerk Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk in Providence. This position is a long-term temporary to hire opportunity. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! *Responsibilities for Accounts Payable Clerk include but are not limited to the following: *Review and verify invoices and ch...
Business Analyst with a Strong Accounting background – Boston, MA This person understands debits and credits and the impact on the income statement and balance sheet. Familiarity with MS Query or Data Base Concepts and Excel - Strong excel skills. Needs to be able to understand and analyze large volumes of data across multiple tabs and spreadsheets. Pivot table and Lookup skills are a must Exp...
An Akron medical billing office is seeking several full time, temp to hire Facility Billing candidates. Performs follow up on billed facility fee charges. Researches unbilled charges performing necessary action to become billed timely. Researches and corrects denied claims. Provides feedback to billers and Supervisor on process improvement. Completes Secondary/Tertiary billing. Assists with profe...
Actuarial Associate The Actuarial Associate position has a key role in reserving, financial reporting and development of rates of both life and P&C products supporting the business in Puerto Rico. Design and build analyses to help meet financial reporting or product management objectives. Applies advanced actuarial/statistical techniques to enhance risk management activities. Responsibilities: ...
Premiere Credit is seeking experienced supervisors to lead teams of motivated collectors! The collections managers will manage 10-15 collectors, assist them in following all compliance rules and support our fun and rewarding company culture. Managers at Premiere Credit have a generous starting salary and monthly bonus plan. Due to rapid growth we have openings in our Indianapolis, IN office. Prem...
Technology Company in Lexington, MA seeks a Cash Management/Treasury Analyst for an immediate opportunity This role has an opportunity of becoming permanent Candidate(s) need to have at least 2 years of day to day Treasury experience Hourly rate: $22 - $25 per hour based on experience · Manage short term investments, revolver borrowings and Inter-company loan transactions · Perform cash manage...
Page 1 B. F. SAUL COMPANY / SAUL CENTERS, INC. CORPORATE POSITION DESCRIPTION Position: Accounts Receivable Specialist FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Department: Saul Centers Inc., Accounting Reports To: Assistant Controller Position Summary: Job Purpose: The Accounts Receivable Specialist is the accountant that compiles and maintains accounts receivable records by performing the specific res...
Bookkeeper needed at small business in Warwick, RI. We are looking for an entry level or experienced bookkeeper to handle all aspects of AP, AR and payroll, as well as some HR responsibilities. Candidate should have experience with Excel Outlook Computerized accounting systems This position will be 25 to 30 hours per week....
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a AVP of Imaging and Loan Review in Coral Gables, FL. The AVP of Imaging and Loan Review is responsible for supervision, quality and operation of the Loan Review, Loan Records, and Imaging Departments. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Continue to develop, implement and manage the electronic imaging and documentation management process for active/ina...

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