16 January 2014
Author: The ExecuSearch Group
In the report released late last year, Salary.com revealed that Accounting jobs—specifically, auditing roles—are some of the “hottest jobs” of 2014. The report was based on a position’s projected growth potential in the new year, with Accountants and Auditors coming in with a whopping 17% in the business and financial occupations. Accounting is “hot job” number 6 of 8, outranking School Psychologists and Operations Research Analysts. According to the report, the increasing need for these professionals stems from companies looking back on the causes of the 2008 economic collapse end ensuring they “are providing the necessary level of accountability and oversight in the post-recession business world.” As a result, we can expect to see the Accounting industry continue its upward climb in hiring trends. “When the market ‘crashed’ in 2008, tax remained fairly strong and continued to be very much in demand, but audit opportunities became very few and far between,” says Irv Myones, Managing Director of The Execu|Search Group’s Accounting/Finance Division. “Since the summer of 2013, audit in particular is one of the hottest areas of recruitment within public accounting. The demand for Audit Seniors has far outweighed the candidates who are available and has at times created a bidding war to attract talent.” So if you’re an accounting professional considering making the move to another firm or an auditing role, this is the time to make the leap! If you need further convincing to get on your job search, give our post The New Year Is Here, Are You Ready To Capitalize On It? a read.