According to the Brilliant Q3 2014 Hiring Forecast, businesses in accounting, finance and information technology (IT) have a significant increase in unfilled staff positions. The document states that companies are poised to hire, but are "adopting a more conservative approach toward recovery planning due to recent economic instability and slow pace of gains."
Sixty-five percent of respondents reported that they have unfilled accounting, finance and IT positions, up 7 percent from the second quarter and 14 percent from Q3 2013. The forecast factored in responses from 181 human resources professionals and hiring managers int he accounting, finance and IT professions in a variety of industries.
"Companies in industry are actively hiring for accounting
professionals, but they are being more selective because they believe
supply outweighs demand," Brilliant founder and CEO Jim Wong said. "The large public accounting firms,
however, are fully aware that this assumption is inaccurate for
accounting and finance professionals."