CPAs continue to show optimism about the future of their companies
Not since 2007 have U.S. accountants in industry felt as optimistic about the future of their companies and the state of the domestic economy as they do now.
While concerns about regulatory requirements linger, and some companies remain hesitant to deploy cash or hire, those potential obstacles can’t stem the rising tide of optimism regarding U.S. businesses’ next 12 months. That’s what the numbers show in the third-quarter Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey, released Thursday by the AICPA.
Since the third quarter of 2012, optimism about the U.S. economy has gone from 22% to 52%. Optimism about finance professionals’ own companies has risen from 44% to 65% in that span. Read more on the Journal of Accountancy.