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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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Transplant Genomics Inc. (TGI) is an early stage molecular diagnostics company in the process of launching a CLIA lab services operation. The tests we are commercializing are intended to improve organ transplant outcomes by detecting early signs of graft injury, differentiating among actionable causes and enabling optimization of therapy. The company has funding, top-notch management, and world-cl...
Objective Work with Personal Lines Team to protect our current clients and develop new relationships Authority & Responsibilities Learn and implement guidelines and standards for coverage Service a book of Personal Lines business Learn company products and guidelines Master the use of automated systems Work with management to create your professional development plan Cultivate professional...
Trading Operations Associate (Contract Position) A leading Securities Investment firm in the Twin Cities is looking for a temporary Trading Associate to help manage trades and assist the broker team with daily operations. This position is a great fit for anyone who is looking to get some experience within the trading and investment industry. The position would require someone that can work to ass...
Are you ready for a challenging position as a Financial Planning Associate in a very successful, independent Financial Advisory Firm? If so this position is for you. The ideal candidate has 5-10 yrs industry experience and must be familiar with the full array of investment vehicles (IRAs, AUM, REITS, MLPs, VA's, etc.). Must have a sophisticated working knowledge of Excel as a problem solving too...
A-Line Staffing Solutions is seeking a Accounts Receivables to work within a large healthcare company in Kentwood, MI. Job Details: Coding and processing claim forms; reviewing claims for complete information, correcting and completing forms as needed; accessing information and translating data into information acceptable to the claims processing system. Job Requirements: High School Diploma o...
This HireStrategy client is currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to supports the creation and communication of the annual budget, quarterly financial and operational forecasts, and various ad-hoc financial and operational analyses. This individual also creates and distributes monthly management reports, coordinates capital expenditure and headcount planning, and helps ensure that all work ...
Our government contracting client located in Bethesda, MD is seeking a Staff Accountant on a temp to hire basis. Candidate will handle general ledger, bank reconciliations, and month-end close. They will also process between 100 and 300 invoices monthly and process payroll for 25 employees. Requirements Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or related field required GCS Premier experience required ...
Manage Accounting and operations within our insurance agency. Provide management support and advice to senior management team. Provide relevant and timely operation and financial analysis; identify and report on key performance indicators; and help prioritize management tasks consistent with defined strategy and plan objectives. Experience / Education Requirements: MBA preferred or BA/BS degree i...
Howard Hanna is a family-owned, full-service real estate company, providing the finest in real estate, mortgage, title, and insurance services. We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect our pride in our company, ourselves and each other, and in the people and communities that we serve. Through our knowledge, integrity and innovation, we are able to participate in our customers’ realiza...
TechTarget is seeking an Accounting Manager to join our Finance organization reporting directly to the Assistant Controller. This is an excellent long-term growth opportunity for the right individual who would be interested in progressing with a dynamic, growing business. Essential Job Functions: Management of the accounts payable, payroll, stock compensation, travel & expense report processing ...
Job Title: Full Charge Bookkeeper Job Purpose:Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Job Responsibilities: Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. Balances subsidi...
Please click on the link below to apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12057091 Summary:The Customer Relations Representative-Collector assists the department in the collection of past due accounts.They are responsible to counsel customers regarding the status of their account and assist in providing resolutions on all incoming and outgoing phone contacts. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBI...
A-Line Staffing Solutions has an immediate opening for a Medical Biller in Kentwood, Mi!!! Please email your resume to Jessica DiCicco ***** Coding and processing claim forms; reviewing claims for complete information, correcting and completing forms as needed; accessing information and translating data into information acceptable to the claims processing system. Descripti...
Dealer Relations Analyst (Clearwater, FL) Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm Hourly Range: $10-$12 + Monthly Bonus Opportunity Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401 K, Sick Time available after 90 days; Vacation Time available after one year We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated individual with some combination of collection, call center, and customer service experience and ...
The Life Lines Sales Specialist is an employee of the Agency Owner and not an employee of American Family Insurance. Objective The Life Lines Sales Specialist role markets, prospects, and sells American Family Insurance products in a specialized product line. Maintains effective customer relationships, understands customer`s needs, and matches them with appropriate product and service offerings....
CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are together ranked as one of the top providers of accounting services in the United States. With more than 35 offices and more than 2,000 professionals, we serve the country’s growing mid-market public and private businesses. MHM provides high quality audit and attest services, while closely associated CBIZ provides all other accounting, tax and consulting...
Description: UnitedHealthcare Community & State (C&S), a UnitedHealth Group company, is a recognized leader and innovator in providing managed health care solutions to its membership, which includes Medicaid, Medicare and SCHIP recipients. With over a decade of growth and success, we are poised for continued expansion of our services in this dynamic marketplace. Our commitment to this specialized...
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. 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. And you can join us in achieving these goals as a Financial Consultant. You will collaborate with an ...
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. 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. And you can join us in achieving these goals as a Financial Consultant. You will collaborate with an ...
Description: Why work for the leading organization in health care to help improve the lives of millions? You'll find that this is no small opportunity on our Health Care Economics team. There are new challenges and bigger rewards around every turn. Now is the time, and this the place where you'll find a career in which you can make a big difference - in our company, our industry, even our world. ...

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Rate of Growth
11.70 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
2,735,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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