San Diego (Sept. 29, 2003) -- While the accounting scandals have given the profession a black eye and the current corporate governance environment is probably giving them a headache, there is an upside: as a result of all of the changes, CPAs will be in demand to serve on audit committees, a partner of a Big Four firm told CPAs gathered here.

"Given the current movement of oversight and legislative issues, we as accountants are going to see more opportunities to participate as board and audit committee members," PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Bruce G. Blakley told attendees at the American Society of Women Accountants conference.

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