WANTED SAYS DEMAND UP FOR ACCOUNTANTS

Employers posted more than 76,000 job ads for accountants and auditors from October through December of 2011, according to Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks online job ads. Hiring demand grew 33 percent during the last quarter and 25 percent year over year with more than 292,000 jobs posted online in 2011. However, demand for this occupation has yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels and is down 31 percent from 2008.

New York and Los Angeles were the top two metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job listings for accountants and auditors during October, November, and December of 2011. Washington (DC), Chicago and Boston rounded out the top five.