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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Job Market Wide Open For Accountants

According to the most recent survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, enrollment in undergraduate accounting programs has increased 19% between the years 2000 and 2004. Ever since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the demand for accountants has been strong. Top accounting firms are paying an average starting salary of $52,000 to recent college grads who majored in the field and top graduates may earn as much as $57,000 to start.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the fourth largest accountng firm in New York City, has even created a separate campus candidate career portal to attract top talent. In addition, they recruit year-round and forge relationships with students as early as their sophomore year through classroom programs and leadership and teamwork conferences.

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