Hiring Plans Strengthen for Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Moving Into Q1 2016

Open positions increase two-fold for IT while easing for accounting and finance

Dec 15, 2015, 09:05 ET from Brilliant™

CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its Q1 2016 Hiring Forecast today. 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 October 29, 2015 and November 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.

Dr. Curtin explains, "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."

Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, "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."

Download the entire Brilliant Q1 2016 Hiring Forecast here.

Access the Top 11 Hiring Trends for Q1 2016 here.

About Brilliant™
Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT. The firm's business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, hiring managers and other leading industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named the No. 1 fastest-growing company on Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 in 2015; one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 and 2015; one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 and 2015; 1,165 on the 2015 Inc. 5000; and No. 2 on the 2015 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms. Learn more at http://www.brilliantfs.com.  

Contact: Laurie Canning, Brilliant, Lcanning@brilliantfs.com or 312.582.1812

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