Human resources

Starting salaries for finance professionals in the United States continue to show signs of growth, and hiring demand for recent college graduates is on the rise. Meanwhile, the CPA designation is employers’ most sought-after credential, according to a new guide on salaries.

Average starting salaries for jobs in corporate accounting are expected to rise between 2.9% and 4.5%, depending on the specific role and the size of the company, according to the Robert Half 2014 Salary Guide for accounting and finance.

The guide is available at


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