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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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I am presently recruiting for a Senior Tax Analyst for one of the top Manufacturing companies in the North suburbs. This position will be handling Federal, State and Local tax appropriation work for a multi-Billion dollar organization. The tax candidate should have a CPA or MST. Job Summary – This position is responsible for assisting in managing the domestic tax compliance function and the over...
Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. Purpose The Sr Financial Analyst develops an...
Summary:The AccountingAssistant works within a team environment has prior accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger experience, and is responsible for processing invoices, supporting the monthly close, and other bookkeeping functions. This is a part time position, 20-25 hours per week – flexible schedule to be defined with candidate. Responsibilities: Receive, verify, and post v...
Senior LEAD STATE TAX ANALYST – Six WeEKS VACATION Great role in a large SA based Global Company. Offers work life balance, incredible benefits, and a career path. Some benefits: Vacation time is six weeks, 401k match is great, incredible insurance, and more!!!!! Named one of the best places to work in the Nation. Performs assignments and problem resolution in preparing or reviewing tax returns...
Monumental Concrete has an immediate opening for a Full Charge Bookkeeper as an Independent Contractor at the DC Village location. The Full Charge Bookkeeper will be responsible for billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and month end close. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of similar accounting experience, preferably working with small to medium sized businesses. Must be ...
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 ...
IT Senior Requirements: - Four (4) year degree in appropriate technical field from an accredited institution -Experience of three (3) or more years in related field - Minimum Interim Secret Clearance with the ability and intention of obtaining a Secret Clearance Desired Experience: -OMB A-127, Financial Management Systems and other federal financial management system requirements -FISCAM re...
Adecco, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is now hiring for a Part Time temporary School Zone Monitor in the Akron, Ohio. Pay - $13.00/hr Shift – SPLIT shift 6:30am – 9:30am AND 12:30pm-3:30pm Duration – August 19th through June 14th 2014 *If schools are closed for holidays, snow days, ect you would not work* Job Description - - Drive to the main location to pick up van; will drive to designated...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
City: Kent State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98032 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
Are you looking to work for an award winning company? Our client is seeking to add an ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST to their team. Responsibilities • Deliver a great A/R experience to our customers day in and day out by providing the best service and responding to their requests quickly and accurately. • Evaluate and report status of accounts business to management on a regular basis • Stay ...
City: Phoenix State: Arizona Postal/Zip Code: 85063 Superlite Block is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating loca...
Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that the monthly General Ledger close and related reporting is accurate, complete, and timely while maintaining compliance with accounting standards, financial controls and procedures. The Senior Accountant will also assist other team members with various operational responsibilities, such as AP, AR, and p...
Accounting Manager One of Hollister Staffing's Banking clients has a need within their Accounting team. Due to a 4-month leave by the Assistant Controller, they have a need for an Accounting Manager level contract employee. This role will entail the following: Accounts Payable Management General Ledger Accounting Accruals Month-End Close Reconciliations Sales/Use Tax 1099 Reporting Superv...
Junior Staff Accountant The Greysmith Companies is looking for an up and coming Staff Accountant for a fast-growing manufacturing company. This position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to be a part of a diverse and creative team where they can expand on their accounting skills and career. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, a willingness to lea...
Since 1921, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has been a part of the Cape, and our commitment to providing a positively different banking experience has never been stronger than it is today. Our history of success and commitment to exceptional customer service starts with our employees and we are seeking candidates who share our vision of excellence and distinction. As a key member of our Finance ...
Risk Management Consultant- Financial Firm Our client is a premier financial services institution that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Overview: Our client’s Finance Risk team is recruiting a Manager/Associate level to support the End User Comp...
Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting - CPA Senior Accountant wanted for a large, publicly traded, company. This person will have wide exposure to all external reporting, and technical accounting, aspects for the company. The person must have strong experience with SEC reporting and technical accounting as well as strong business partnering skills as the role will partner with many other groups...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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