Accountants are garnering more power and seats on corporate board audit committees, but their numbers still remain relatively low, according to a newly released report.

The number of accountants sitting on audit committees has doubled from 6 to 12 percent between 2002 and 2006, said a report from Huron Consulting Group. In 2006, 23 percent of all audit committee chairs were listed as accountants, up from less than 10 percent in 2002. The report was based on a sample of 670 audit committee members at 164 public companies.

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