What Staffing Shortage?

Demand for new hires shows signs of weakening.

By Beth Bellor

High-quality tax, accounting, and finance talent remain in high demand, with about 33% of companies reporting open positions, according to a new study that also forecasts strong hiring demand over the next 12 months.

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“More than one-third of the human resources professionals and hiring managers who participated in the Q4 2019 hiring forecast survey reported unfilled jobs in accounting and finance,” according to Sagar Pandya, CPA, VP of operations at Brilliant. “This number is lower than last quarter and lower than any other quarter in the past year.”