By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | December 1, 2015

CHICAGO, Illinois (December 1, 2015) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology (IT), published its 2016 Salary Guides for the greater Chicago and south Florida markets today.

The compensation information included in the Salary Guides is based off of market trends and proprietary data collected by the firm.

According to the research, Brilliant expects salaries in accounting and finance roles to increase between 4 and 5.3 percent in the coming year for greater Chicago and south Florida. A surge in IT salaries will be seen as well – an average of just over 5 percent – for the greater Chicago market. CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) explains, “The accounting, finance and IT professions are evolving before our eyes. Technology continues to impact roles, responsibilities and regulations across the country. Having more market data and statistics available to you allows you to make better career choices and/or staff-compensation decisions.”

Accounting, finance and IT professionals, especially, have a greater advantage in the current corporate climate.

Wong continues, “Brilliant is dedicated to keeping the accounting, finance and IT professionals updated with information affecting their respective professions and markets. Whether they’re looking to make a career change or simply want to be in the know, it’s safe to say that 2016 will see a healthy increase in salaries for accounting, finance and IT roles, across all job functions.”

About Brilliant™
Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT. The firm’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, hiring managers and other seasoned industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named the No. 1 fastest-growing company on Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 in 2015, one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 and 2015, one of National’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014®, recognized on the 2015 Inc. 5000, and was No. 2 on the 2015 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms. Brilliant works within a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail and nonprofits. To learn more, visit or follow @BrilliantFS.

Media Contact
Laurie Canning, Brilliant™

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