Top 10 Hottest Accounting and Finance Jobs in 2016

Hiring and retaining the right accounting pros is paramount. And that's especially true for these top 10 positions.
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Accounting Principals’ clients are ramping up their hiring of these 10 positions, and there’s a long list of reasons why these jobs are so hot. Here are a few: these professionals provide a clear picture of your company’s financial health, they help you make prudent financial decisions, they navigate the complex world of taxes, and last but not least, they do something we all take for granted—get your people paid! And the list goes on and on…

Nowadays, it’s more challenging for your business to hire and retain the pros that occupy these jobs. First, while the national unemployment rate is declining (it’s hovering between 5% and 6% per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals is plunging—it’s now between 3% and 4%. Second, while the number of accounting degrees awarded has risen the past few years (over 50,000 Bachelor’s each of the last few years per AICPA), it remains difficult to find experienced job candidates. And third, since candidates have leverage over employers, they’re demanding—and often receiving—higher salaries.

That leads to our infographic below. It includes the most up-to-date salary numbers that will help you attract, hire and retain the top number-crunching pros for these top 10 positions. So check it out, and share it with your colleagues. And for more insights, including local salaries and job descriptions for every accounting and finance position, get our 2016 Salary Guide.

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report for June 2016

Accounting and Finance Jobs Report for June 2016

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