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Finance Job Growth

Author: Moe Harrison /Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Financial, Financial Staffing, SNI Certes, Financial Staffing, Accounting Now

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While the latest employment news is not entirely positive; U.S. companies hired fewer workers than expected in August 2014, service-sector activity offers assurance that the economy remains on track for key areas like finance.

Since July 2013, analysts have predicted finance job growth through 2018. A recent CFA Institute survey shows 40 percent of its members expect job growth in financial services to exceed expectations. Additionally, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in finance will increase at an annual rate of 0.9% through 2022.

For experienced finance professional and new graduates, the employment future looks bright. According to a recent Moody’s study, the following are finance positions expected to experience the greatest growth over the next 24 months:

  • Personal Financial Advisor: Projected growth 32-27%
  • Financial Analysts: Projected growth: 23-16%
  • Financial Services Sales Agents: Projected growth: 11-15%
  • Financial Managers: Projected growth: 9-11%

A report from CareerBuilder indicates the following finance positions experienced the greatest growth in the past three years; which is a strong indicator of future growth:

  • Credit Analyst: Added 4,973 jobs from 2010-2013, up 9%
  • Actuary: Added 1,369 jobs from 2010-2013, up 6%
  • Personal Financial Adviser: Added 12,417 jobs from 2010-2013, up 6%
  • Credit Counselor: Added 1,521 jobs from 2010-2013, up 5%
  • Financial Examiner: Added 1,568 jobs from 2010-2013, up 5%
  • Accountant/Auditor: Added 67,614 jobs from 2010-2013, up 5%

For job candidates looking to make a change, it is important to align your skills with these growth oriented positions. ERP software experience such as SAP, ORACLE, Infor, MS Dynamics, Hyperion, and CPA certification continue to be in high demand.

The next year promises to be an exciting time in finance and accounting - filled with aggressive recruiting and increasing competition for the top candidates. I’m looking forward to working with our candidates and clients to support their growth.

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Moe Harrison
Moe Harrison

Moe Harrison

Moe Harrison is a Regional Vice President with SNI. With more than 15 years’ experience in recruiting and personnel management, Moe has a unique perspective on the top issues and concerns of employers and candidates in the accounting and finance fields.

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Moe Harrison is a Regional Vice President with SNI. With more than 15 years’ experience in recruiting and personnel management, Moe has a unique perspective on the top issues and concerns of employers and candidates in the accounting and finance fields.

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