Fresh on the heels of its recent launch of its Salary Center, Robert Half Management Resources just launched its quarterly Professional Employment Report, the first quarterly executive survey of its size and scope to focus exclusively on professional-level hiring.  It is a compilation of telephone interviews with more than 4,000 executives and other leaders from a variety of fields throughout the United States about their hiring plans for the upcoming quarter.  Among the respondents are chief financial officers, chief information officers, senior human resources managers, lawyers, and advertising and marketing executives.  Respondents also offer their views on the challenge of finding skilled professionals and their confidence in their companies’ growth prospects.

The Professional Employment Report provides information on anticipated hiring in the finance and accounting fields, including these key findings:

  • A net five percent of financial executives plan to increase staff in Q4, the highest projected net increase in three years.
  • Financial analysts, business systems analysts, and staff and senior accountants are the positions in greatest demand.
  • 59 percent of CFOs reported difficulty in finding highly skilled applicants, up 18 points from our Q3 survey.

To learn more, download a snapshot of the Q4 hiring trends specific to the finance and accounting professions, or get the full report by visiting

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