Friday, July 8, 2011

Supply & Demand Report Indicates Increased Hiring

The job prospects for recent accounting graduates are strong, with nearly 90 percent of accounting firms forecasting the same or increased hiring of graduates this year compared to 2010, according to results from the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) “Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits” report (PDF). Seventy-one percent of the largest firms anticipate an increase in hiring compared to last year.

Hiring of accounting graduates has increased significantly from the 2009 edition of the report, with hiring of graduates with bachelor’s and master’s degrees up from 25,488 to 33,321, the second highest point since the survey’s inception in 1971.

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