Most Accounting and Finance Workers Express Confidence in Career Opportunities This Year
Latest Accounting and Finance Employment Report from Spherion Corp reveals two-thirds of accounting and finance workers in the U.S. are confident in their ability to find a new job this year.
June 21, 2007
Sponsored by Spherion Professional Services
by Brendan Courtney, senior vice president, Professional Services Group
Nearly two-thirds of accounting and finance workers in the U.S. are confident in their ability to find a new job this year if they desired to do so, according to the most recent Accounting and Finance Employment Report from Spherion Corp.
The Spherion survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, was conducted in the first quarter of 2007. The survey found that 63 percent of accounting and finance workers are confident in their ability to find a new job and 68 percent have confidence in the future of their current employer.
These survey findings indicate more confidence from accounting and finance workers than in the overall U.S. workforce. For example, while 32 percent of accounting and finance workers believe there will be more jobs available to them this year, only 26 percent of the total U.S. workforce expressed that optimism. And although 63 percent of accounting and finance workers said they were confident in their ability to find a new job in today’s economy, 59 percent of the overall U.S. workforce voiced the same confidence.
This confidence in career opportunities is well-grounded in the fact that the unprecedented demand we saw for CPAs in 2006 has not let up this year. It continues to be an extremely competitive environment for finding, recruiting, landing and retaining skilled talent.
In particular, there are three significant market trends that are driving this attractive employment outlook for accounting and finance workers in 2007:
On top of these considerations, we’re still seeing strong demand for CPAs of all experience levels and internal auditors who can assist with financial reporting compliance. The convergence of these market factors lead us to believe that the remainder of 2007 will be another very strong year for the U.S. accounting and finance workforce.
It’s a good time to be a CPA, and the confidence expressed by accounting and finance workers in the most recent Spherion survey is soundly rooted in a very favorable employment outlook.For more information, visit Spherion.