AICPA just released its 2008 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits study.
Several positive and interesting trends were revealed in the study:
- Accounting enrollments are up almost 19 percent as compared to the last survey in 2003-04. This translates to the highest accounting enrollment in almost four decades!
- Hiring reported by CPA firms is up 83 percent from 2003.
- Candidates sitting for the CPA exam is moving toward parity with pre-2004 levels (2004 is when the exam changed to computer-based and takers declined drastically).
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