Right now, accounting is in one of its periodic imbalances between the number of staff it needs and the number of people embarking on a career in the profession. This is a situation ripe for intermediation, and the Internet and mobile devices are working to bridge the gap between supply and demand.

One of the foremast players in this space is Indeed, whose Job Search app, available for both the iOS and Android devices, lets users browse extensive lists of jobs, and apply for select jobs right from their portable devices, personalizing their reply and sending along a resume from wherever they are. It'll also keep track of recent searches, let you research and follow companies you like, and even review your own employer.

Firms, meanwhile, want to make sure they're posting on Indeed, to get access to the more than 100 million job-seekers who use it each month. There's bound to be some accountants with three-to-five years of experience in there ...

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