Q3 Hiring Forecast

About the Brilliant Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast

Since 2012, Brilliant, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and IT, has been conducting a quarterly study on the hiring trends and economic factors impacting the accounting, finance and IT professions. Brilliant’s internal statisticians analyze the data in this comprehensive study collected from human resources professionals and other hiring managers surveyed throughout the Greater Chicago, South Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth labor markets. The individuals who participate in the study are responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or IT professionals within various industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, consumer goods and nonprofit organizations, among others. The Brilliant Q3 2019 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast can be accessed on the Brilliant website at www.brilliantfs.com.


Brilliant™ Reports an Increase in the Number of Open Accounting, Finance and IT Positions Moving into Q3 2019


AS WE APPROACH MIDYEAR, it is a good time to assess the health of the labor market. We are seeing the lowest unemployment numbers in 50 years, and for accounting, finance and IT positions the numbers are even lower. As jobs continue to get added and the economy continues to grow, the expansion is now becoming the longest in U.S. history.

The Brilliant Q3 2019 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast looks at important hiring trends and economic factors affecting the accounting, finance and IT professions. Close to 300 human resources professionals and hiring managers for accounting, finance and/or IT participated in the study between April 7, 2019, and May 14, 2019.

Last quarter, we saw 41 percent of businesses report unfilled positions in accounting and finance – and 26 percent report openings in IT. The Q3 2019 hiring forecast indicates an increase in the number of open accounting, finance and IT roles, with robust plans to hire—especially for IT.