Future looks rosy for accounting graduates

Graduates are unduly pessimistic about their career prospects in the current climate, according to a recent employment study.

In a recent graduate survey, 72% believed most employers would be cutting graduate vacancies in 2009, but in fact the prospects are much brighter for accounting graduates.

A study by High Fliers Research found that the accountancy sector is set to recruit the most graduates in 2009 (20.9% of the entire market).

"The results highlight the disillusion among UK graduates that has been caused by the current economic conditions", said Dorothy Wood, UK head of

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