Washington (April 20, 2004) -- While the financial finagling at Enron, WorldCom and other corporations may have tarnished the accounting profession’s image, those same scandals are creating long-term job security for CPAs throughout corporate America, federal analysts at the Bureau of Labor Statistics concluded.

In its latest 2004-05 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the BLS concluded that the profession’s overall employment prospects in the coming years will be “favorable” because “increased scrutiny of company finances will drive growth of accountants and auditors” over the next few years.

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