Forecast predicts strong hiring in 2016 for accounting, finance and IT

CHICAGO — Brilliant, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, has released its Q1 2016 Hiring Forecast. The data indicates companies are planning a strengthened pace of hiring for accounting, finance and IT professionals in the coming quarter.

The Brilliant Q1 2016 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast, produced with Dr. Richard Curtin, director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studies the hiring trends among proprietary entities in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets.

The study was conducted between Oct. 29, 2015 and Nov. 11, 2015.

Data indicates that businesses are reporting fewer open accounting and finance positions, while their hiring plans for accounting and finance professionals in Q1 2016 increased from one year ago. Further, open positions and hiring plans for IT have both increased over last quarter. Overall, Q1 2016 is expected to remain strong as businesses plan to expand their accounting, finance and IT functions.

“One-third of survey respondents reported unfilled accounting, finance or IT positions. The biggest change from last quarter was how the unfilled positions shifted towards IT. 37 percent reported open IT positions, up from 33 percent in the previous quarter,” Curtin said.

“The study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and IT, and businesses’ strength. We remain optimistic that hiring plans will stay strong in the near term, said Brilliant CEO Jim Wong,”

Download the entire Brilliant Q1 2016 Hiring Forecast here.

Source: PR Newswire

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