Even though overall confidence in the economy has improved among accounting and finance employees, fewer of them are confident about available opportunities within their own field. So say the results of a survey released on Monday by The Mergis Group, the professional placement division of SFN Group, Inc.
The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, which measures overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, dropped 4.0 points in Q1 of 2011 to 52.1. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that while close to a third (29%) of accounting and finance workers are confident in the economy’s strength—that’s up four points from Q4 2010—more than half, at 55%, believe there are fewer jobs available. That’s also up by 4%.
Brendan Courtney, president of The Mergis Group, said in a statement, "The financial landscape and job market remain relatively stable, despite the drop seen in this quarter's Accounting and Finance Confidence Index."