By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | November 16, 2022

CHICAGO, Illinois (November 16, 2022) —Brilliant®, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance, audit, tax and technology, released its 2023 Salary Guides this week across various roles and levels.

According to competitive analysis, proprietary data and market research, Brilliant is reporting salaries to remain competitive throughout the accounting, finance and technology functions and is anticipating increases across most roles in 2023.

Brilliant CEO Sheldon Schur explains, “It is crucial to look at the current state of the U.S. labor market and understand the continued demand for quality talent. Professionals continue to gravitate towards more remote options — confirming the work-from-home/hybrid model and other Covid-19 residual effects are still strong. This applies to both permanent and consulting roles.” Schur continues, “Determining a solid strategy for bringing in new talent while retaining top talent will be key to business success. We want our salary guides to act as a roadmap for what to expect in the coming year.”

The Brilliant 2023 Accounting and Finance Midwest Salary Guide includes base salary information for entry-level through c-suite positions within the Greater Chicago area across 12 categories, including corporate accounting, corporate finance, financial systems, internal audit/SOX, tax, treasury, financial reporting, project management, AR/AP, payroll, credit & collections and billing. With low unemployment, staffing and wages will continue to play a significant role in 2023. Brilliant reports the impact on the professional labor force will be less, resulting in increased salaries and scarcity of supply.

The Brilliant 2023 Accounting and Finance Southeast Salary Guide focuses on similar accounting and finance roles for the Fort Lauderdale/Miami market, with many of the roles (especially at the staff level) continuing to spike in 2023. Many businesses and professionals are relocating to South Florida from across the U.S., Europe and Latin America. As a result, accounting and finance professionals are in high demand, and businesses are adjusting their business strategies to attract and retain top-tier professionals.

The Brilliant 2023 Technology Salary Guide includes base salary figures from entry-level through c-suite positions across ten categories, including database administration; QA and testing; internet and e-commerce; networking and telecommunications; security; software development; technical services, help desk and support; administration; applications development; and consulting and systems integration. The need for specialized technology experts grows as tech trends shift due to the evolving workforce. Having a largely remote workforce means that businesses compete for widespread talent across the U.S., and businesses are investing high amounts in securing and retaining tech resources across many roles.

The figures used are market-driven and position-driven, and the size of a company is a significant component. As a result, we break out each position by low, mid and high segments to account for company size, demand, certifications, experience level and other factors.

Salaries for other major U.S. cities outside of the Midwest and Southeast locations can be calculated with the information in each guide’s Appendix.

Brilliant is dedicated to keeping corporate professionals, hiring managers and human resources managers up to date with information affecting the labor market and their professions.

To download the Brilliant 2023 Salary Guides or to learn more about Brilliant, click here.

About Brilliant®

Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance, audit, tax, technology and business solutions for the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. labor markets.

The firm represents top talent from across the nation and partners with businesses looking for consultative or permanent resources in the areas of accounting, finance, audit, tax, financial systems, data analytics, technology and more. Together with its resources, Brilliant provides the business solutions needed to help its clients achieve their goals. Many team members are former accounting and finance experts from the Big 4 audit and accounting firms who know the market like no other.

Since Brilliant’s inception in 2009, the firm has ranked on major lists, including Forbes America’s Best Recruiting and Temporary Staffing Firms, Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms (No. 2 in 2018), Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 (No. 1 in 2015), Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms (No. 2 in 2015), ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Talent, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Employee, Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, and others.

To learn more about Brilliant, visit or call 312.582.1800.


Media Contact:
Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, Brilliant®

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