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    Hiring Trends 

    SUPPLY & DEMAND

    The 2013 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits looks at current trends in accounting education and the hiring marketplace.

    Key Findings

    • Enrollments at BA and MA degree levels continue to increase, reaching nearly 240,000.
    • Nearly 15% of universities continue to receive more applications from qualified applicants than they can admit.  
    • Ninety-seven percent of universities stated they have included some IFRS curriculum in their current coursework, and the remaining 3% projected to have it implemented by 2013.
    • Hiring by public accounting firms is at an all-time high, especially at the Master's degree level, signaling the importance of the 150-hour rule.
    • Eighty-nine percent of public accounting firms forecase they will hire the same or more graduates in the following year. 

    Publicly Reported 

    Glassdoor.com is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share salary details about specific jobs for specific employers or company and interview reviews describing life on the inside of an employer — all for free. What sets it apart is that all the information comes from the people who know these companies best — either the employees who work there or the candidates who have interviewed there.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics 

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report in 2008 that looks at the job market for accountants and auditors through 2018.  They project a growth rate of 22% during this time frame.  You can view the full report that contains information on salaries too.
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