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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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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...
Our organization is looking for dynamic individuals who want to work as an Auditor in the exciting field of Family Entertainment Requirements: Associates Degree – Accounting equivalent work experience MS Office Proficient Cash Handling Experience Sound Math & Analytical Skills 10-key By Touch Driver’s License & Own Transportation Work some weekends & Holidays Job Responsibilities: Count ...
Director of Finance responsible for all aspects of financial management and budgeting for HCHNE and its affiliates. Serve as a key financial and technical expert on financial matters. Oversees all audit activities, ensuring strong internal controls are in place to safeguard organizational assets. Analyze and present fiscal and operational results to all levels of the organization, supporting the B...
Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island is seeking a knowledgeable individual to perform all accounting activities for the organization including maintenance of general ledger, month-end close, and preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organizational policies. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance o...
PRIMARY FUNCTION(S) Provide support in all aspects of financial management to the Airspace Mission Planning Division. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Responsible for monitoring and administration of commitments, obligations, and expenditures incurred for Mission Planning programs. Develop, implement, and execute current and prior program b...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Cash and Credit Card Processing Clerk for a great client located in Boca Raton, Florida (FL) area. Main Responsibilities include: Receiving, sorting, and filing of credit card receipts from over 1,000 stores weekly Maintain Access Database and ensure daily entries are complete and accurate Retrieve credit card sales receipts information in regards to ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our Kforce client in Natick, Massachusetts, seeks an Internal Audit Supervisor to: Conduct audits in complex, judgmental and specialized areas; Plan engagements, define audit scope / objectives, facilitate risk assessment workshops, develop audit programs, analyze audit evidence, identify audit issues, and propose solutions to be discussed with senior management to initiate cha...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Consumer Relations Supervisor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Primary Responsibilities: Investigate customer's and team members' problems and find solutions Communicate with customers via phone, email, or letter Hire, train, and terminate consumer relations representatives Handle major incidents that cannot be resolved by CRRs Resolve internal and ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in The Woodlands, TX. This position provides reporting support and financial analysis for the specific product lines. Duties: Coordinate the development of the annual operating budget and related analyses Assist with development on annual strategic plan updates and periodic business reviews with senior ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Accounting Specialist III for a temporary to hire opportunity in San Antonio, Texas (TX). The hours for this position are Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm. A Specialist in Accounts Payable Disputes Resolution is primarily responsible for identifying and resolving differences between what vendors are billing as compared to what product the store has re...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Project Accountant to join their team in Boston, MA. Duties: Ensure accuracy and completeness of all financial reporting, budgets and record keeping Preparation and review of operating reports Ensure compliance of established internal controls, SOX compliance Review and analyze the general ledger and ensure records are in compliance with GAAP ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Commercial Lines Account Manager to join their team in Coral Gables, FL. Duties consist of: Managing a book of business, providing quality customer service with the best coverage and premiums available to ensure client renewal and /or new sales Categories lines of business may include general liability, property, umbrella, worker's compensation, ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Accountant with strong fixed assets experience to join their team in San Antonio, TX. This candidate will provide maintenance and reconciliation support of fixed asset accounting records on both GAAP and tax basis as well as provide support in other areas including the IT department. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting required 3-5 yea...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Marketing Commercial Lines Account Manager to join their team in Coral Gables, FL. Responsibilities include: Marketing of existing and new business Business development, analyzing risks for mid to large size accounts to ensure the best coverage and premiums available in the market Establish relationship with the insurance carriers and res...
The Associate Regional Sales Consultant works in the Denver corporate office and is generally “floating” between sales territories to create new and occasionally manage existing relationships with financial advisors to increase sales of NorthStar’s products. This is accomplished through a consultative sales approach providing financial insight and product information via the telephone, so represe...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78249
This position involves contracting and accounts receivable functions mentioned below: Ø Maintain detailed and organized contract files, to review original contract, all correspondence, change orders, insurance requirements, etc., and to update project documentation and communications throughout projects. Ø The principle duties and responsibilities are setting up commercial and residential projec...
Responsible for the cost accounting functions and the preparation of various financial reports for the operation. The cost accounting functions include inventory management, financial close and reporting, general ledger, and fixed asset accounting. This position must adhere to Corporate Accounting Policies and function in a team environment. Responsible for manufacturing costs and inventory accou...
Accountant, GS-0510-12 The Defense Finance and Accounting Service have three (3) openings for a GS-12 Accountant in Indianapolis, IN. Applicants may apply from Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Friday, October 31, 2014. About DFAS DFAS' mission is to lead the Department of Defense (DoD) in finance and accounting by ensuring the delivery of efficient, exceptional quality pay and financial informat...
We are hiring for a Credit Analyst/Account Analyst job in Northbrook, IL. You must have experience managing a high volume of accounts while utilizing multiple systems. You will be responsible for managing account disputes, maintaining and updating accounts, collections and verifying orders. This is a company with long term stability! Credit Analyst/Account Analyst Job Responsibilities: - Dispute...
Company: Yoh Requisition to Payment (RTP) Coordinator needed for a contract, opportunity with Yoh's client located in Cambridge, MA. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - Experience managing Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable activities - Ariba, SAP, SRM and e-Shop. - Understanding of core financial controls related to RTP activities What You'll Be Doing: - Triage RTP ...

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