Salary Trends

Salary Guide Research Suggests Bright Outlook for Consultant Jobs

Consultant Jobs in Accounting and Finance

Robert Half’s latest Salary Guide for the accounting and finance profession offers specialized consultants insight into where their skills and expertise might be needed in the coming year. National average starting compensation for all accounting and finance occupations in the United States is expected to rise 3.7 percent in 2017. Among the roles likely to see the biggest increases in base pay next year are positions that employers often staff as consultant jobs.

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Finance Directors: Compensation Outlook for the Year Ahead

 Finance Directors: Compensation Outlook for the Year Ahead

When fast-growing companies realize it’s time to take a more strategic approach with their finances, many decide to bring on a finance director to help them with setting long-term business goals. Understanding how to manage growth today while also forecasting future financial needs is a skill that’s earned over time. That’s why employers usually seek a finance director for their team who has at least 10 years of experience in accounting and finance. Many businesses are also prepared to offer higher compensation to these seasoned professionals next year, according to the latest Robert Half Salary Guide.

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Compliance Officers: What They Do and Why They’re in Demand

Compliance Officers

Businesses must work to meet an array of complex compliance requirements — from anti-money laundering laws and regulations to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Not surprisingly, the demand for compliance specialists, such as compliance officers, is rising. Starting compensation for compliance professionals is growing, too, according to Robert Half’s latest Salary Guide for the accounting and finance profession. 

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CFOs’ Influence Continues to Expand

CFOs' Influence Continues to Expand

CFOs are expected to weigh in on a wide range of business matters that their organizations face. And in recent years, many CFOs have seen their influence expand beyond the accounting and finance function. As the CFO’s role continues to increase in importance in many organizations, starting compensation for this role is growing, too.

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