CFOs Hiring More Finance Professionals

With a robust economy that shows no sign of slowing down, CFOs anticipated an increase in the second quarter in hiring accounting and finance professionals.According to a recent survey, 11% of the CFOs polled said theyintended to add personnel, 2% planned to reduce staff and 85% foresaw no change in hiring activity. Start-up companies and businesses relocating to the Mountain States region planned on hiring financial staff at all levels, and in New England high-technology and financial services companies needed finance teams to support e-business initiatives.
2nd Quarter Accounting and Financial Hiring—by Region
2nd Quarter Accounting and Financial Hiring—by Industry
Financial Hiring Over Two Years
Source: Financial Hiring Index, Robert Half International, Inc. ( ), Menlo Park, California.


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