Americans seem to hold a generally favorable view of accountants, according to a new survey.
This year, 30 percent of U.S. adults used accounting professionals to get their taxes done, according to an online survey conducted in April for Ajilon Finance by Harris Interactive. In addition, the survey found that among those who use an accountant, 64 percent use the same accountant every year, and 46 percent feel they would not be able to do their taxes without the help of an accountant.
The survey of 2,024 adults found that the vast majority do not agree with the stereotype that accountants tend to be boring (88 percent). An impressive 84 percent also said that the profession itself is not boring.
More than half of adults who have accountants (53 percent) trust them fully with their financials, and 39 percent say they have developed a personal relationship with their accountant.
Despite only 17 percent of adults thinking that the accounting profession will offer many job opportunities for the future, Labor Department data actually indicates that the profession will continue to be one of the fastest growing fields over the next decade.
While the official Tax Day may be over, 98 percent of survey respondents recognized that accountants work hard all year round and not only during tax season.
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