» Hidden gift in the stimulus package: More Accounting jobs

Hidden gift in the stimulus package: More Accounting jobs

February 19, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Communication, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

Bleak news reports aside, if you’re looking for a new challenge, now’s the time to polish your resume. Along with tax credits and new spending, the recently passed stimulus package is expected to lead to more jobs for Accounting pros of all stripes, according to Financial Week.

Reason: President Obama and many other leaders are promising to reform financial regulations as well as increase oversight of banks. That type of work is going to require the skills you and your peers possess.

Even in the private sector, companies are likely to put a renewed emphasis on keeping their own financial houses in good order, which could lead to another swell in help-wanted signs for Accounting pros — just like after Sarbanes-Oxley.

Who stands to benefit the most? Folks who have compliance-specific experience.

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