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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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Our client has an immediate opening for an Accounts Receivable Specialist to fill a temporary to hire position in Grand Rapids, MI! This position requires a candidate with at least one year of recent Accounts Receivable experience. A degree is a plus, but not required. This client is extremely stable and offers a competitive compensation package! Accounts Receivable Job Responsibilities: - Calli...
One of our clients is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to fill a temporary to hire job in Grand Rapids, MI! This job requires at least one year of previous experience in an accounts payable role. An Associates degree is a plus, but not required. This is an extremely stable company, with growth potential! Accounts Payable Specialist Job responsibilities: -Review and analyze AP aging and...
AXA Advisors is a leader in helping individuals and businesses address their financial goals through financial strategies, investment services and risk management. We have more than 50 branches across the country employing approximately 6,000 financial professionals. AXA Advisors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and merit-based. We’re looking fo...
AXA Advisors is a leader in helping individuals and businesses address their financial goals through financial strategies, investment services and risk management. We have more than 50 branches across the country employing approximately 6,000 financial professionals. AXA Advisors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and merit-based. We’re looking fo...
Accounting Associate KARL STORZ Veterinary Endoscopy America, Inc. is a successful and quickly growing company distributing high quality endoscopy medical equipment to the veterinary market in the US and Canada. We are looking for hardworking, team players with a strong work ethic who want to be part of this exciting time for KSVEA. The successful candidate will support the Manager, Finance & Ope...
At the Donegal Insurance Group, we trace our origins to the formation of the Donegal and Conoy Mutual Fire Insurance Company in Marietta, Pennsylvania on May 13, 1889. The company was originally formed by area farmers in order to protect themselves from the potentially devastating financial impact of a loss of their property by fire. Eventually the name of the company was changed to Donegal Mutual...
Sales Operations Analyst(long-term contract) Job Description This position is focused on supporting the Sales team and managing commissions. As the Commissions Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting comp plan development, preparing commissions, and tracking bookings. In this role, you will regularly interface with members of Sales, Finance, Services, and Accounting. Job Responsibiliti...
Position Overview: We are looking for an extremely detailed and pro-active candidate who will be responsible for the collection of accounts receivable for assigned clients?. This individual will be a member of a cohesive team environment handling a variety of independent accounts. Must have an eye for detail, excellent communication skills and be able to work with other departments such as Cash p...
For 90 years Grossberg Company LLP, a Washington DC mid-size CPA firm, has been a premier provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services, specializing in services to the real estate industry. Because of our reputation for unparalleled client service, our clients often call upon us to perform special projects for them. These consulting engagements include accounting system design and ...
Mission Solar Energy, LLC, is looking for CPA for the position of Manager of Accounting. POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager of Accounting will assist with the financial affairs of the organization and with preparation of financial analysis of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. MUST HAVE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degr...
HVHC Inc. is a privately-held, for-profit holding company for a portfolio of vision companies which includes, among other companies, Davis Vision, Inc., and Visionworks of America, Inc. Together the vertically integrated company is the third largest provider of managed vision care products and services, and the third largest operators of specialty optical retail stores in the United States. It is ...
HVHC Inc. is a privately-held, for-profit holding company for a portfolio of vision companies which includes, among other companies, Davis Vision, Inc., and Visionworks of America, Inc. Together the vertically integrated company is the third largest provider of managed vision care products and services, and the third largest operators of specialty optical retail stores in the United States. It is ...
HVHC Inc. is a privately-held, for-profit holding company for a portfolio of vision companies which includes, among other companies, Davis Vision, Inc., and Visionworks of America, Inc. Together the vertically integrated company is the third largest provider of managed vision care products and services, and the third largest operators of specialty optical retail stores in the United States. It is ...
Company Confidential Framingham, MA, 01701
POSITION TITLE: Lease Administrator REPORTS TO: Senior Property Manager RESPONSIBLE FOR: Accounts Payable – invoice processing and coordination. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A. Code and distribute invoices to property managers/assistant property managers for signatures. B. Enter invoices into accounting system. C. Research all past due amounts, respond to vendor inquiries. D. For new vendor...
Tax Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the...
Tax Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the...
Tax Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the...
Loss Control / Risk Control / Risk Engineer Our client is a highly rated, National Insurance Carrier who is seeking an experienced Loss Control/Risk Control/Risk Engineer professional to join their rapidly growing team! The company is debt free and has been voted "Best Places to Work in Insurance" for five years in a row! Multi-line experience is required and experience working with Human and Pub...
Company Confidential West Bridgewater, MA, 02379
We are currently seeking an experienced part time bookkeeper with the potential for full time employment. Responsibilities • Data entry of all financial transactions into quickbooks and MS excell • Reconciliation of accounts • Post all revenues and expenses in the accounting system • Maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements • Keep financial records • Establish and balance a...
Be Part of Something Big! Financial Advising is projected to grow 27 percent or more from 2014 to 2022, much faster than other professional careers. If you love helping people, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard, but the job comes with more than a few perks. You’re a problem-solver and amazing with people! You have a knack for strategic planning, self-development, and fo...

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