Accountants glum about job prospects

ACCOUNTANTS are glummer about their job prospects than the people who are hiring them, a new recruitment report shows.

On a scale of 10 (very positive) to -10 (very negative), accountants scored -6, according to a poll of 1,064 professionals conducted by recruiter Marks Sattin.

Managing director Dave Way said: “Accountants are far less confident about the future than those in charge of recruiting them,” saying they have been “bruised by a punishing recession”.

Human resources professionals are more positive about accountants’ prospects, scoring an average of 2.4.

Accountants’ salaries have fallen 2.2% since 2007, while the national headcount has dropped by 6.8%.

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