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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Government Accountant/Auditor in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Responsibilities: Assists with the preparation of a timely and accurate Incurred Cost and Provisional Rate Submissions for distribution to senior management and the cognizant government agency Ensures compliance with Government Procurement Requisitions such as FAR (Federal Acquisition Reg...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Tax Analyst to join their team in Pittsburgh, PA. This resource will be responsible for handling c-corporation's, s-corporation's, partnerships and multi-state returns. REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in accounting with 2-7 years of tax experience....
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Warwick, Rhode Island (RI). This role will be responsible for tax returns, financial statement preparation, and auditing. REQUIREMENTS: 3-5 years of public accounting experience Computer skills Excellent interpersonal communication skills Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment CPA or CPA candidate...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Audit Manager in Warwick, Rhode Island (RI). Duties: Responsible for running multiple client audit and due diligence engagements Demonstrates a thorough understanding of complex accounting and auditing concepts and applies them to situations Must be able to lead a skilled group of accounting professionals Must have proven leadership skills Ability ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Treasury Manager for their Boston, MA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. This position is required to/ responsible for: Oversee cash management Manage the daily liquidity position Compile and consolidate cash forecasts and variance analysis Oversee the management of domestic and international bank account...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Audit Senior, General Assurance in Cambridge, MA. You will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day duties. Duties: Preparation of financial statements with disclosure. Application of most areas of GAAP as necessary. Documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. Responsible for acting as the client contact for basic qu...
RESPONSIBILITIES: The job duties and responsibilities of the Senior Accountant in Boston, MA include: Assist with the completion of the financial close process and the preparation of financial statements Responsible for capital tracking, reporting and maintenance of fixed assets system Responsible for treasury functions, oversight of cash reconciliations and file maintenance Oversight and pre...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Patient Financial Services (PFS) Follow-Up & Collections Specialist in Rockville, Maryland (MD). Essential Functions: Performs follow-up and denial management activities related to the collections of outstanding self-pay and/or insurance balances Researches accounts and performs necessary outreach to guarantors, insurance companies and attorneys ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Junior Cost Accountant in Westborough, MA. Responsibilities: Responsible for data entry of Inventory Adjustments, Cost Changes and Receiving Purchase Orders Work with Financial Freight to enter Inventory Transfers on a weekly basis Communication with Clubs and Distribution Centers on a needed basis for support Work with A/P and Merchandise Acco...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA) seeks a promotable and ambitious Corporate Staff Accountant to perform moderately complex accounting activities related to the maintenance of a complete and accurate GL and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for preparing and reviewing various account analysis and assisting wi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assuming this Assurance Manager role in Boston, Massachusetts (MA), the selected candidate will perform the following functions: Managing multiple engagement teams and preparing end-of-engagement evaluations for staff Providing appropriate and timely performance feedback to those supervised Monitoring and reporting the productivity of staff and adhering to work plan schedules...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Assurance Associate in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Duties: Responsible for providing timely, high quality client service Preparing all necessary financial statement and related disclosures and reportable conditions letters Supervising Audit associates on engagement teams Delegating audit section responsibilities and reviewing work that they pr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Accounts Payable Processor to join their team in Lenexa, KS. This resource will be responsible to handle a volume of 1000 or more invoices to be processed per week. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum intermediate level of Excel Pivot tables GL dynamics software is Great Plains - not a requirement Adaptable to change...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Cash Posting Clerk in Ft. Worth, Texas (TX). Candidate receives funds from customers and records monetary transactions in business establishment or place of public accommodation and compiles and verifies credit card data and computes charges and payments due to establishment to keep records of credit card transactions by performing the following duties. ...

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