Most open positions reported are in Corporate Accounting and Software Administration roles
Brilliant, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology (IT), released its Q2 2019 Hiring Forecast. The data indicates that businesses are reporting an elevated number of open positions in accounting, finance and IT heading into Q2 2019 with plans to increase hiring over the next 12 months, especially for accounting and finance.
The Brilliant Q2 2019 Hiring Forecast, produced by Brilliant, analyzes the hiring trends and economic factors affecting accounting, finance and IT professionals throughout the Greater Chicago and South Florida labor markets.
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The data shows 41 percent of businesses in the study reported unfilled positions in accounting and finance, and 26 percent reported openings in IT.
Sagar Pandya, CPA, Practice Director for Brilliant Financial Search (a division of Brilliant) explains, “More than 40 percent of the human resources professionals and hiring managers who participated in the study reported unfilled jobs in accounting and finance. While this number is slightly lower than the last two quarters, it’s well above any quarters prior to that.” Pandya continues, “For IT, there was a decrease in the number of openings, 26 percent down from last quarter’s 38 percent, and the lowest percent reported in over a year.”
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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 numbers of open positions and plans to increase hiring of both permanent and contract professionals indicate continued growth for at least the near term.”
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