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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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Job Description: Adecco Finance and Accounting is currently looking for a bookkeeper for a contract position with our client located near downtown St. Paul. The company is looking for someone who will hit the ground running in the areas of expereince but is looking to gain expereince to progress their career in Accounting. In this role you will be completing A/P, A/R, invoicing, creating POs, reco...
Job Description: Adecco Finance is looking for 2 staff Accountants for a large organization in the metro area. The Staff Accountants should have a strong command over all general staff accounting principles. Experience with budgeting, light supervisory duties and presenting financials to a team is a strong bonus. Both positions require a command of MS Excel and expereince in either an Oracle based...
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Job Description: Adecco is seeking qualified Operations Support professionals to assist with processing billing. Qualified candidates will have billing experience, and will have excellent communications skills. This Operations Support position is a great opportunity with an excellent company - qualified billing candidates should apply today! The responsibilities of this position include: -Data ent...
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A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
Job Description: The Accountant will perform assigned professional accounting functions requiring the application of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, procedures and techniques. Duties and Responsibilities: Individually performs a variety of accounting assignments including account analyses, account reconciliation of sub-ledgers to general ledger, monthly JE preparation, monthly...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover e...
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