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Accountants Consider Job Changes As Economy Recovers

Tammy Whitehouse | July 24, 2009

Nearly one-fourth of accountants are getting antsy in their current positions, even plotting a job change if and when the economy begins mounting a recovery, according to a recent survey by Ajilon Finance and the Institute of Management Accountants.

The two groups polled 458 accountants during a recent webinar series and asked them whether they were thinking about changing jobs. Some 57 percent said they are content to stay put while 23 percent said they plan to explore their options. Asked where they see themselves in five years, 44 percent of accountants said they expect to have a more senior role with their current employer while 25 percent said they expect to have a different employer entirely in that time frame.

With the general population facing soaring unemployment in recent months, the accounting profession has faced only 2 percent job loss since June 2008, said Ajilon. That may be just...

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