It’s a good time to be a bean counter in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the industry will grow by 15.7 percent between 2010 and 2020, with an additional 190,700 accounting and auditing jobs up for the taking during the same period. The job itself, meanwhile, has its perks (the top 10 percent earn $106,880), especially in New York City, where professional accountants earn the highest wages in the country.
Couple that with New York City boasting the most powerful commercial real estate leaders in the land, why wouldn’t an accountant want to count beans for a major brokerage or construction firm? Death and taxes, sure, but life, too!
Here, below, are some of the top accounting firms in the area, including the size of their local and national real estate divisions, in no particular order. Although as many as 25 firms were contacted by The Commercial Observer, not all returned our calls by deadline. As such, some have been omitted entirely.