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The availability of remote accounting jobs has been on the rise, with a significant increase in the percentage of remote roles from 2019 to 2023.
Remote accounting jobs are thriving, according to ZipRecruiter's chief economist, Julia Pollak.
Despite the increase in remote accounting jobs, there is still a shortage of accountants overall, reflecting the challenges of an aging workforce and a lack of new talent entering the field.
It's precisely in fields like accounting, where there are tremendous workforce challenges-a wave of retirements taking place, an aging workforce, and a shrinking pipeline of new talent, with fewer and fewer Americans majoring in accounting each year- that employers most value those recruitment and retention benefits," Pollak explained.
The demand for remote accounting jobs highlights the future of remote work, as it remains popular even amid a broader shortage of accountants. The popularity of remote work in the accounting field is intriguing given the overall decline in online job postings.
Even if the popularity of remote accounting jobs has a relatively neat explanation, the paradox of the field's popularity amid a broader shortage of accountants remains."