Bankers and mortgage brokers may be facing slimmer pay packages, but accountants can expect something of a boost next year, according to a recent report on salaries.The 2009 Salary Guide from staffing company Ajilon Finance anticipates pay hikes for accounting and financial professionals both in public practice and industry. "We are definitely not seeing any decline in salaries" in either public accounting or industry, said Kathy Gans, a senior vice president at Ajilon Finance, which compiled the report from input from its staff across the country. "There's still a high demand at all levels. There's still so much regulation work. We're still seeing demand for testing for SOX, a lot of ERP system conversions, and even though we're not seeing it yet, we're anticipating a lot of demand for XBRL and IFRS."
The report offers salary ranges for a variety of positions at different-sized firms in five regions of the U.S., and Canada, and provides variances for major metropolitan areas.
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