By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | December 13, 2016


Talent-Driven Market for Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Professionals Remains Scarce

CHICAGO, Illinois (Dec. 13, 2016) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its Q1 2017 Hiring Forecast. The data indicates businesses have widespread open positions in accounting, finance and information technology and plan to increase their hiring in the year ahead.

Brilliant’s Q1 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast, produced with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, studies the hiring trends and business factors affecting proprietary entities in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets.

The study finds three-in-10 businesses report unfilled full-time accounting and finance positions, and one-in-six companies report unfilled full-time information technology positions. Further, one-in-five companies plan to increase their hiring of accounting, finance and information technology professionals in the year ahead.

“The overall strength in hiring plans indicates that human resources professionals and hiring managers expect continued business growth and gains in nationwide employment during the year ahead,” says Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan. “One-in-five firms expect to increase their hiring of accounting, finance and information technology teams at the same robust pace as the past year.”

Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, “Our study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and IT, and the overall health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that the strength in hiring plans indicates continued growth given the recent unpredictable performance of the economy.”

The study, conducted between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2016, surveyed 519 human resources professionals and hiring managers from a variety of industries.

To download the Brilliant Q1 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast, click here.

About Brilliant™
Connecting People and Opportunities
Founded in 2009, Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. Brilliant’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, hiring managers and other leading industry pro-fessionals. Its achievements include: 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. Learn more at www.brilliantfs.com.

Media Contact
Laurie Canning, Brilliant,
Lcanning@brilliantfs.com or 312.582.1812


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