CHICAGO, Illinois (Sept. 19, 2017)— Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its Q4 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates businesses are reporting widespread openings in accounting, finance and information technology with human resources professionals and hiring managers planning to hire new talent for their teams as quickly as possible.
The Brilliant Q4 2017 Hiring Forecast, produced in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director of Consumer Surveys at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, studies the hiring trends and business factors affecting accounting, finance and information technology professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets.
The Brilliant Q4 2017 Hiring Forecast finds 38 percent of businesses (down from 41 percent last quarter) reported openings in full-time, permanent accounting and finance positions, and 19 percent (down from 27 percent last quarter) indicated vacant full-time, permanent positions for information technology. Further, 17 percent (down from 25 percent last quarter) of companies plan to increase their hiring of accounting and finance professionals in the next 12 months, while 9 percent (down from 14 percent last quarter) plan to increase their hiring of information technology professionals.
Dr. Richard Curtin explains, “These numbers reflect the natural response to a more vigorous job growth which has recently occurred. Overall, the hiring data gives no indication that the expansion is slowing—now the third longest in history.”
Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, “Our study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and information technology professions, and the overall health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that the widespread open accounting, finance and information technology positions and the robust plans to hire new talent reported by the human resources professionals and hiring managers we surveyed indicates continued growth.”
The Brilliant Q4 2017 Hiring Forecast survey was conducted between July 18, 2017, and August 1, 2017. More than 850 human resources professionals and hiring managers participated in the study.
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Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and matches them with hiring companies throughout various industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality, among others. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has been recognized on many prestigious lists including being ranked No. 6 on Forbes’ 2017 America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms and No. 25 on Forbes 2017 America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms—not to mention Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for three straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the United States for three straight years including No. 2 in 2015, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America two years in a row, Inc. 5000 for three straight years, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for four straight years, and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit www.brilliantfs.com, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.
Laurie Canning, Brilliant,