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Brilliant Q3 2017 Accounting, Finance & Information Technology Hiring Forecast

Since 2012, Brilliant, in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been conducting a quarterly study on the hiring trends and business factors affecting the accounting, finance and information technology professions.

The comprehensive, 28-page report includes proprietary data collected from human resources professionals and hiring managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or information technology professionals within industries such as manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, media, software and nonprofit organizations, among others.

Brilliant™ Reports Widespread Open Roles for Accounting and Finance with a Spike in Information Technology Positions Moving into Q3 2017
Hiring plans remain strong and companies are planning to hire ASAP

AS WE APPROACH MIDYEAR, it is a good time to assess the health of the labor market given the recent economic uncertainties facing our nation and abroad. It seems businesses are remaining optimistic despite these challenges as we are seeing open positions with strong plans to hire moving into Q3 2017.

Last quarter, we saw a spike in open accounting, finance and information technology positions – the highest numbers in almost a year. Today, these numbers are still elevated, and as the unemployment rate continues to remain historically low, we continue in a talent-driven labor market. Top professionals are in large demand. A tightening labor market can lead to higher wages and benefits being offered in order to attract the needed talent.

The Brilliant™ Q3 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast study was conducted between April 18, 2017, and May 1, 2017. Nearly 800 human resources professionals and hiring managers participated in the survey. Four-in-10 (41 percent) reported one or more open accounting and finance positions, down from 46 percent last quarter. 39 percent reported open information technology roles—almost double what was reported last quarter at 20 percent…

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