Accounting with Major Mobility

KPMG's director of campus recruiting describes some ways recently hired employees can sample different areas of the Big Four firm

The accounting scandals that rocked the corporate world several years ago have certainly taken their toll on the industry, but the government's regulatory crackdown also means that demand for accountants is higher than ever. And while accounting may never shed its nerdy, bean-counter image entirely, exciting new positions in forensic accounting and information risk management are attracting a new generation of students hoping to sniff out corporate misconduct before it hits the headlines. Perhaps that's one reason why Big Four accounting firm KPMG ranked 12th on a list of where undergraduate business majors most want to work (See BusinessWeek.com, 5/4/06, "Hello, Mickey").

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