According to the National Autistic Society, careers involving numbers, statistics and facts such as in finance and accounting; computer programming or systems testing, are particularly suited to people with autism.
Whilst I'm not suggesting that there are any members on here who are quite as extreme as the character played by Dustin Hoffman in The Rain Man, I do wonder whether it is true that Accountancy is one of the professions which is attractive to people on the autistic spectrum.
One of my children has autism. I would classify it as 'mild', possibly more Asperger's, although this is a recent diagnosis and, apparently, a distinction is no longer made; you are either 'on the autistic spectrum' or you're not.
My family are all convinced that I have this condition aswell (I think they are right), I have just never been officially diagnosed; it certainly wasn't picked up in the 80's / 90's as much as it is now.
I'm not a genius with numbers by any stretch of the imagination, I'm probably average, but I find myself immensely focussed on particular interests, I am a 'factual' person, a logical thinker and I don't particularly find social interaction easy / natural. You would never know, as I mask it very well and have got better with practice.
I'm sure I'm not alone, so just thought I'd put it out there!
I dodo apprecia some people won't want to openly discuss this.