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Print this article  |  Return to Article  |  Return to CFO.com   Silver Lining? Global Woes Boost Accounting Profession The economy may be down but the profile of accountants has risen, says a new survey. Sarah Johnson , CFO.com | US December 10, 2008 In the aftermath of this year's worldwide financial woes, accountants are gaining an ever-higher demand and respect for their services,  according to a recent survey.  They will be expected to focus more of their attention on compliance and risk issues, says a report published this week by the  International Federation of Accountants. Public accountants have already been fielding calls involving questions that have arisen during  the credit crisis; in particular, there have been many queries about fair-value accounting, IFAC reports. Their job skills are also being  tested with increasing demands for business restructuring help and more questions about insolvency issues. 
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