Forensic Accounting Emerges as Top Career Choice
2002 Year-in Review
Sometimes for the better, but often for the worse, the events of 2002 propelled the accounting profession into the glare of the spotlight. Enrollment in accounting courses at universities around the country jumped, as a recognition of the importance of this discipline to the stability of the American economy. Suddenly, the image of the accountant as either superhero or supervillain made it cool to be associated with accounting. But perception aside, the big winner in the career sweepstakes was the emergence of forensic accounting as a top career path, a position that made the top lists on several national polls of the hottest jobs of the decade.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.