By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | October 14, 2013

CHICAGO (Oct. 14, 2013) — Chicago-based Brilliant™, a leader in staffing and management resources within finance, accounting, and information technology, announces the recipients of its annual accountancy scholarship.

Adam R. Ciccone of Naperville, Ill., and Andrew G. Haroldson of Geneva, Ill., both upper level Accountancy majors at Northern (DeKalb) Illinois University, have been selected to each receive the Brilliant™ Scholarship. Each student will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year.

“I’m paying my way through grad school with no financial aid,” explains award recipient Adam R. Ciccone. “I’ve been working since I was 12-years-old and to get a break, being rewarded like this, shows that hard work really does pay off.”

The scholarships are awarded based on GPA and several other academic factors by the Accountancy Department Awards Committee.

“It is an honor to contribute to the future success of students within the accounting and finance fields on a local level,” says Brilliant CEO, Jim Wong, NIU Accountancy Alumni and past award recipient. “This annual award is an opportunity to invest in the future of our industry.”

Brilliant is a Chicago-based, industry leader that specializes in assisting top companies in the procurement of finance, accounting, and information technology professionals for permanent, temporary, and temporary-to-hire assignments. The brand’s highly experienced team includes CPAs, former accounting professionals, and hiring managers from the big four accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies.

Built on more than 100 years of combined industry experience, Brilliant employs a consultative approach, to analyze the specific needs of a company’s culture, department, and organizational structure. This approach delivers tailored, guaranteed, results by focusing on three levels of awareness: Organizational, Talent, and Satisfaction.

About Brilliant

Brilliant is a leading national accounting, finance, and technology professional staffing and search firm in Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale providing corporate clients a professional outsource hiring solution. Using a unique consultative approach to develop a heightened awareness of both client hiring needs and candidate talent, the company delivers a higher value and the right candidate every time. Brilliant represents large publicly traded companies and leading privately held entities from a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, service, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, and not-for-profit. Complete information is available online at

Media Contacts

Kate Finley
Account executive
Arment Dietrich
330 607 0408

Jim Wong
312 582 1701

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