By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | December 6, 2016

CHICAGO, Illinois (Dec. 6, 2016) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its 2017 Salary Guides for the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets today.

The compensation information included in the 2017 Brilliant Salary Guides is based off market research and other proprietary data collected by the firm to determine important compensation trends.

According to its research, Brilliant expects salaries to increase by an average of 3 percent for accounting and finance roles, and closer to 4 percent for IT positions, in the coming year for the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) explains, “The accounting, finance and IT professions continue to evolve at a rapid pace as new technologies emerge and impact roles, markets and regulations everywhere. Having validated market data on salary information helps to make better career choices and/or staff-compensation decisions.”

Accounting, finance and IT professionals, especially, are at a greater advantage in the current corporate climate because their skillsets and experience are in high demand—resulting in higher salaries.

Wong continues, “Brilliant is dedicated to keeping accounting, finance and IT professionals updated with information affecting their professions. We anticipate 2017 to see an increase in salaries for accounting, finance and IT professionals, across many job functions and levels.”

About Brilliant™
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Founded in 2009, Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. The firm’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, former hiring managers and other leading industry professionals. The Brilliant name and logo come from the Chinese translation for the sun and moon – and when combined – create a heightened awareness, or a brilliant state of mind. The Brilliant team uses that awareness to fulfill its mission of making people’s lives better by connecting companies with top talent. Brilliant was ranked on Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, Chicago’s and Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Inc. 5000, Staffing 100 List for North America and Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction. To learn more, visit

Media Contact:
Laurie Canning, CSMP, Brilliant™

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