06 Oct '11, 2am

Accounting firms in Singapore to continue hiring despite downturn fears

Accounting firms in Singapore to continue hiring despite downturn fears

Accounting firms will continue hiring. -- ST ILLUSTRATION: ADAM LEE By Jonathan Kwok Accounting graduates have reason for optimism despite the gathering economic storm clouds. It may not be boom time for most job-seekers but leading accounting employers say they will keep graduate hiring figures constant for the upcoming year. The firms, including the Big Four of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG, told The Straits Times the uncertain economic situation means they will have to be more cautious in hiring. Background story HIRING OUTLOOK FOR FRESH GRADS Ernst & Young: 250 PwC: 250 KPMG: 200 RSM CHIO LIM: 60 However, business for the firms is expected to be relatively resilient even in a downturn, and they will also need the manpower in the longer term. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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