A Positive Outlook


Hiring in finance and accounting was expected to increase this quarter, according to the Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index .


Ten percent of CFOs surveyed during the summer said they expected to expand their teams in the final months of this year, with the most active hiring expected to take place in firms with 20 to 49 employees. Forty-four percent of CFOs who expected to hire in the fourth quarter cited business growth as the reason for hiring additional staff.

Twenty-eight percent of respondents said accounting positions were the most challenging to fill, while 22% said operational-support roles, such as those in accounts payable and collections, were the most difficult to staff.

Source: Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index, www.rhi.com.

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