Accounting employees in demand: Sarbanes-Oxley requirements spark hiring surge of experienced accountants, creating openings at smaller firms

Little did Josh Malarsky know five years ago when he began pursuing his master's degree in accounting that firms would be hiring in such unprecedented numbers. But that was before federal legislation tightening auditing and accounting rules and regulations turned the profession on its head. Known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the law and its stiffer controls have caused accounting firms and corporations to ratchet up staffing numbers. The Big Four firms that audit public companies mostly are searching for seniorlevel...

 

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