Brilliant™ Reports Elevated Number of Open Positions in Accounting, Finance and IT Moving into Q2 2019


CHICAGO, March 18, 2019 — Brilliant™, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology (IT), released its Q2 2019 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates that businesses are reporting an elevated number of open positions in accounting, finance and IT heading into Q2 2019 with plans to increase hiring over the next 12 months, especially for accounting and finance.

The Brilliant Q2 2019 Hiring Forecast, produced by Brilliant, analyzes the hiring trends and economic factors affecting accounting, finance and IT professionals throughout the Greater Chicago and South Florida labor markets.

The data shows 41 percent of businesses in the study reported unfilled positions in accounting and finance, and 26 percent reported openings in IT.   

Sagar Pandya, CPA, Practice Director for Brilliant Financial Search (a ision of Brilliant) explains, “More than 40 percent of the human resources professionals and hiring managers who participated in the study reported unfilled jobs in accounting and finance. While this number is slightly lower than the last two quarters, it’s well above any quarters prior to that.” Pandya continues, “For IT, there was a decrease in the number of openings, 26 percent down from last quarter’s 38 percent, and the lowest percent reported in over a year.”

Brilliant President Kathy Spearing adds, “Our study brings important insight into the future of the accounting, finance and IT professions, and the overall health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that elevated numbers of open positions and plans to increase hiring of both permanent and contract professionals indicate continued growth for at least the near term.”

The Brilliant Q2 2019 Hiring Forecast survey was conducted between January 22, 2019, and February 25, 2019.

Close to 300 human resources professionals and hiring managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or IT professionals for their teams participated in the study.  

To download the full Brilliant Q2 2019 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast, click here. 

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About Brilliant™ | Connecting People and Opportunities

Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the Greater Chicago, South Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and matches them with hiring companies throughout various industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality, among others. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on various award lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms two years in a row including No. 2 in 2018, Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for four straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms for four straight years including No. 2 in 2015, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America four years in a row, Inc. 5000 for three straight years, Best Places to Work South Florida in 2016 and 2018, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® five straight years, and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.

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