Hiring of Accounting and Finance Professionals to Remain Steady

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A new survey of chief financial officers has found that most companies plan to maintain their staff of accounting professionals through the third-quarter of this year.

Despite only a modest increase in hiring, executives in the retail industry expected to see the most job creation, according to the Professional Employment Report.

Workers with financial experience on their resumes will also most likely be able to find work in the West South Central part of the U.S., which includes Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Hiring of accounting professionals is also expected to remain stable in the mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland and the Carolinas.

In addition, the survey also found that despite a conservation hiring forecast, a majority of companies, 69%, said they are experiencing a challenging recruitment environment and are having a difficult time finding skilled workers with the right qualifications on their resume for in highly-demand specialities including financial analysts, senior and staff accountants and business system analysts.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for financial analysts are expected to increase faster than the average of other occupations, by 23%, through 2020. 

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