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Brilliant Q2 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 other hiring managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or information technology professionals within the manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, media and nonprofit industries, among many other.

Brilliant™ Reports Spike in Unfilled Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Positions for Q2 2017
Most Open Roles in Corporate Accounting and Software and Database Administration

AS WE ENTER THE SPRING SEASON, business operations are in full swing and assessments of economic strength and team size are in discussion. With unemployment at an all-time low, top talent continues to be challenging to find, leaving hiring managers strapped for the quality of professional they’re in need of hiring resulting in large demand for accounting, finance and information technology professionals in particular.

In fact the demand for these professionals is so high that it is projected to remain strong throughout all of 2017 – with the number of open positions for accounting and finance rebounding to the highest number in almost a year. The renewed strength in open positions and in plans to hire additional professionals indicates continued growth in business.

The Brilliant™ Q2 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast reported almost half (46 percent) of human resources professionals and hiring managers having one or more open positions, up from 29 percent in the Q1 2017 hiring forecast survey, and just above the 45 percent recorded in the Q2 2016 hiring forecast. For IT, 20 percent reported unfilled positions, up from 15 percent in the Q1 2017 hiring forecast…

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