A few months ago, in this very same column, I made mention of a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed that there was, in fact, an upside to the accounting scandals that have been hanging over the profession in the form of increased job security and increased demand for accountants and auditors.

In that column, Scandals Have a Silver Lining, I also pondered the idea that all of the attention being lavished on the profession, both positive and negative, might have another constructive effect -- the potential to reverse the downtrend in the number of students entering the profession. Well, it appears that, at least in some states, it has done just that.

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