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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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Bookkeeper/Accountant Manufacturing company seeking a bookkeeper/accountant to replace long-term accountant set to retire. Responsibilities/requirements · • Accounts payable/bill payment · • Accounts Receivable/collections · • Workers Comp/business insurance · • Payroll and check registers · • Work-in-progress · • Prepare journal entries · • Process sales tax payments · • Great Plains ex...
Larson Financial is a nationwide planning and investment advisory firm that exclusively services the financial needs of physicians and dentists. We are looking for highly ethical and tenacious individuals to become a part of our rapidly expanding team. Larson Financial is a faithful and integrity-driven company. Our comprehensive approach to financial planning offers unique solutions for doctors f...
Company expansion has opened up a position in Oklahoma. This position includes use of a company vehicle and starting salary from $34,000 to $45,000, depending on education and experience. 20% overnight travel required. Territory comprises about half of Oklahoma, however, 80% of all work is in Oklahoma City. Infinity Insurance Solutions is a Premium Auditing company established in 1988. Our compan...
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An auditor in our auditing department concentrating on audits, reviews and compilations of condominiums, homeowners and cooperatives. The position reports directly to the auditor director. Experience/Education: CPA license or candidate with a minimum of two to five years’ experience in auditing. Knowledge and experience with the CIRA (Common Interest Realty Associations) industry is beneficial. ...
Work closely with the Regional Sales Consultant, Customer Service Rep, and Center Manager and Managing Physicians to maintain existing accounts and resolve any client issues. Generate new business from employers with <50 employees. Maintain regular contact with existing clients using USHW databases for each center in the territory to ensure we are meeting their needs. Introduce new and existing se...
MORTGAGE ACCOUNT SPECIALIST - SPOC What will you do? As an Account Specialist, you will be the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for our past due borrowers. You are able to take the time to personally understand each borrower’s unique situation and needs, working together to evaluate payment options that are appropriate to each circumstance. As a successful Account Specialist – SPOC you will build ...
Collection Specialist (Star Billing) Department: Star Billing - Patient Accounting Schedule: Full time hourly with Benefits (nonexempt) Shift: Day shift Hours: Job Details Star Billing, located in Wheaton, MD, has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Collection Specialist to join our team full-time to handle insurance and patient claim follow-up. Requirements: * HS Diploma or equiv...
Job Description All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta, is currently seeking a Compliance Manager to join our team. Position Summary: Assists the Director, Compliance Services with overseeing and tracking all activities related to risk management for All Covered clients. Activities include Enterprise Risk Management, GLBA and IT Risk Management, Data Classification and asset management, and ...
Operations Director Department: Beltsville/Calverton, VNA Schedule: Full Time, Benefited Shift: Day shift Hours: Monday - Friday Job Details Operations Director Make a Positive Difference MedStar VNA Operation Directors make a positive difference in people's lives by providing administrative, financial and clinical direction to a team of RNs LPNs, home health aides and therapists. The Oper...
The Payroll Manager role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to handle multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy. Must be a self-starter, and have strong accounting, systems, communication, and problem-solving skills. Essential functions: Oversee the day-to-day processing of payroll for 1 ,500 employees to include review of timesheets, computing pay in accordance ...
Job Summary: The Transaction Manager services current and new accounts by coordinating and monitoring various transaction activities and will work with internal departments to manage purchase, sales and lease transactions. The Transaction Manager will also serve as the in-house point-of-contact for clients, brokers, and others to collect or to provide information on all account transactions. Ess...
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Service Center Representative CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is t...
Claims Associate - Liability CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is th...
Claims Examiner Workers Compensation CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwi...
Disability Representative CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is the pla...
Disability Specialist CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is the place...
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Claims Examiner Workers Compensation CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwi...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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