Accounting and Finance Salary Data and Hiring Trends
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Accounting and finance salary trends
While some industries are hiring less than previous years, certain sectors such as financial services and public accounting need financial expertise more than ever. To meet the increased workload, corporate finance departments faced with hiring freezes are relying on interim professionals. Download the Salary Guide to learn more about accounting and finance hiring trends.
Hot finance and accounting roles
While some businesses stopped hiring due to the economic downturn, certain industries have an increased need for accounting and finance staff, especially for roles that keep cash accounts strong — billing, accounts receivable and collections. In-demand positions include:
- Accounting manager
- Accounts receivable/accounts payable
- Financial analyst
- Internal auditor
- Loan administrator
- Payroll manager
- Staff and senior accountant
Check the Salary Calculator to see what the going rates for these roles are in your city.
Skills most in demand
Accounting and finance professionals with specialized technical skills and sought-after soft skills can sometimes negotiate higher salaries than others in today’s hiring market. Skills that employers currently seek most include:
- Cloud-based payroll and HRIS systems
- Data analytics, protection and privacy
- Financial modeling and forecasting
- Electronic health records
- ERP systems
- Ability to work independently and in virtual teams
- Commitment to continuous learning
- Customer service
- Problem solving
- Writing and verbal skills