Hiring plans remain robust and temporary employment increases for accounting and finance
CHICAGO, Illinois (Sept. 26, 2019) — Brilliant™, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology (IT), released its Q4 2019 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates businesses are reporting open positions in accounting, finance and IT heading into Q4 2019, with continued plans to increase hiring over the next 12 months. The Brilliant Q4 2019 Hiring Forecast, produced by Brilliant, analyzes the hiring trends and economic factors affecting accounting, finance and IT professionals throughout the Greater Chicago, South Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth labor markets. The data shows 33% of businesses that participated in the study are reporting unfilled positions in accounting and finance, and 28% are reporting openings in IT.
Sagar Pandya, CPA, Vice President of Operations at Brilliant, explains, “More than one third (33%) of the human resources professionals and hiring managers who participated in the study reported unfilled jobs in accounting and finance. This number is lower than last quarter (43%) and lower than any other quarter in the past year. For IT, the number of open positions was unchanged from last quarter (28%).” Pandya continues, “Although the number of accounting and finance jobs decreased this quarter, the fact that there are numerous openings shows that the labor market is still strong.”
Brilliant President Kathy Spearing adds, “Our study brings important insight into the future of the accounting, finance and IT professions, and the overall health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that elevated number of open positions and plans to hire both permanent and contract professionals indicate continued growth for at least the near term.”
The Brilliant Q4 2019 Hiring Forecast survey was conducted between July 14, 2019, and August 18, 2019. Close to 400 human resources professionals and managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or IT professionals participated in the study. To download the Brilliant Q4 2019 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast in its entirety, click here.
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Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the Greater Chicago, South Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology professionals and matches them with hiring companies throughout all industries looking to hire talent for their teams or projects. 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 ranked on various lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms three years in a row including No. 2 in 2018, Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for five straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms for four straight years including No. 2 in 2015, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America four years in a row, Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work South Florida in 2017 and 2019, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® six consecutive years, and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit www.brilliantfs.com, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.
Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications