Pay in finance and accounting fields is rising by 3.7 percent "but many positions are showing even larger jumps in pay," according to Robert Half, a professional staffing and consulting company
Those predictions are part of the just-released 2014 Salary Guides report for accounting and finance jobs. The report focuses on starting salaries and other hiring, retention and staff management trends. Robert Half International Inc. publishes that and other industry hiring reports on an annual basis.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, finance, insurance and real estate, taken together, account for 25.6 percent of the jobs held by New Canaan residents -- larger than any other census category. New Canaan's second largest U.S. Census employment category -- "Professional, Scientific & Management," which includes accounting -- is where another 18.6 percent of the town's employed population works.
The 30-page 2014 Salary Guides report includes salary ranges "for more than 350 positions in corporate and public accounting, finance, banking, and financial services," according to the publication.
The repoert has this to say about today's hiring environment in the fields of finance and accounting:
"The market for experienced accounting and finance professionals has tightened dramatically in many areas. Hiring managers often are operating under the misperception there is a large, highly qualified candidate pool to draw from.
"Though general unemployment levels remain high, unemployment rates for a number of accounting and finance occupations are below the national average. Degreed financial professionals with specialized skills frequently receive multiple offers and counteroffers."
Here's an announcement released today by Robert Half staffing and consulting company about this year's report:
What will you be worth in 2014? The just-released Salary Guides from staffing firm Robert Half show starting salaries should rise by 3.7 percent next year, but many positions are showing even larger jumps in pay [...]:
- Tips for determining your worth and negotiating a fair salary
- Positions commanding the strongest pay gains for 2014
- Skills & backgrounds that will be most attractive to employers next year
- 4 workplace trends impacting the hiring process
Our new 2014 Salary Guides show compensation levels and hiring trends for more than 700 roles in the accounting/finance, technology, legal, creative and administrative fields. A snapshot of the findings can be found here.