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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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Connexion Systems & Engineering, a Boston based IT and Engineering Solutions Company immediately seeks individuals with the following skills: Job# bh2811 Accounts Payable Specialist In your role as the Temporary Accounts Payable Specialist it is critical to support a high-volume Accounts Payable cycle in a fast growing company with critical customer-driven deadlines. Provide superior customer serv...
PRIMARY DUTIES: · Maintain and prepare for payment, all charges for rent, CAM, taxes, insurance, promotional charges, etc. for our Retail Store locations. · Prepare Percentage rent sales reports. · Analyze annual reconciliations of the properties’ operating expenses received from Lessor. · Prepare audit schedules for the audited financial statements. · Assist the department with other job responsi...
Insurance Sales Agent Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll lear...
Description: ABOUT THE POSITION Record monthly journal entries for public company’s corporate entity Maintain month-end balance sheet account reconciliation Maintain monthly schedules for corporate allocations and distribute to sites Report monthly results for corporate entity in monthly reporting package Reconcile inter-company balance sheet and income statement accounts monthly Analyze monthly i...
Bring your “A-Game” and create a win-win for your career! We are Growing – come grow with us! We are currently seeking a Controller for our growing company in Charlotte, NC. Forklift Pro, Inc. is proud to offer: Competitive salary - $65K-$85K Medical and dental insurance 401K with match Paid time off Reports directly to the President Chief decision maker – position that makes a daily difference Gr...
General Position Summary Manages Lexicon’s accounting team, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash coordination. Directs the monthly accounting and book-close process for consolidated company results of all company subsidiaries in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Monitors and maintains process and internal control documentation where necessary in...
Department Description The JPMorgan Chase Audit Department is accountable to the Audit and Examining Committee of the Board of Directors, the Office of the Chairman, senior management and global and local regulators. The department has in excess of 800 staff, located in key locations across the globe. The Audit Department is responsible for assessing the adequacy of the control environment across...
Triumph Staffing is working with a Boca Raton based organization looking for an Accounts Receivable Clerk. This role will be responsible for receiving and posting payments on a daily basis as well as some collection calls as needed. The desired candidate will be diligent and hard-working. You must be able to work independently as well as with a team from time to time. Must possess a strong work et...
Grow Your Career at Cherry Bekaert! Cherry Bekaert LLP, located in some of the most desirable locations in the Southeast, offers professional opportunities and resources normally associated with National Firms in an environment that is supportive, flexible, entrepreneurial, and offers personal growth. The Firm selects honest professionals with a passion for excellence, treats them with respect, pr...
Dell Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Dell Services Federal Government, Inc. (DSFG) is seeking a Finance Analysis Advisor to join our team. If you are a financial savvy person, this is the position for you. We are looking for a Financial Analysis to provide financial management support for an organization ranging from $40 to $70M in size. In this position, you will participate in all aspects of cont...
Department Description The JPMorgan Chase Audit Department is accountable to the Audit and Examining Committee of the Board of Directors, the Office of the Chairman, senior management and global and local regulators. The department has in excess of 800 staff, located in key locations across the globe. The Audit Department is responsible for assessing the adequacy of the control environment across...
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...
A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you build your business » Worldwide incentive travel Be in business for yourself but not by yourself! Mutual of Omaha has: » One of the best comprehensive training programs in the industry » Turn-key programs dedicated...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you build your business » Worldwide incentive travel Be in business for yourself but not by yourself! Mutual of Omaha has: » One of the best comprehensive training programs in the industry » Turn-key programs dedicated...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
Mutual of Omaha is the ideal career destination for dedicated professionals seeking a new opportunity with a flexible schedule and outstanding income potential. As a Financial Advisor, you are given the opportunity to structure your day as needed. You can set simple targets to achieve, or challenge yourself with more aggressive targets and goals. Regardless of your goals, Mutual of Omaha provides...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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