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Accounting Principals lists top 10 cities to find a job in finance

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August 28, 2013

Accounting and finance staffing provider Accounting Principals has once again named the top 10 cities to find a job in finance.

For a third year, the list was determined by overall economic environment and internal data from Accounting Principals branches, while factoring in the volume of job openings in the past six months.

"It is encouraging to see the nation is filled with opportunities that can suit to any jobseeker's tastes," said Jodi Chavez, senior vice president of Accounting Principals, in a statement. "As the economy improves and most sectors are seeing improvement, finance professionals' options are also growing."

Seven of the 10 cities are repeats from last year’s list, with Irvine, Seattle and Phoenix newcomers in 2013. Accounting Principals credited West Coast weather and Seattle’s opportunities in the technology and aerospace sectors as giving those locations a bump, while the repeat large cities continue to offer broad business bases with multiple industry options.

"By doing this list annually, we are able to see that there are a variety of opportunities for job seekers outside of the typical 'finance hubs', which is great news for finance and accounting professionals who don't want to be limited to certain geographic regions," Chavez stated. "As employers become more confident in hiring, we hope to see continued success across varying industries and states as the economy improves."

The full list of Top 10 Cities to Find a Finance Job:

•    Dallas
•    Houston
•    San Francisco
•    Irvine, Calif.
•    New York City & Long Island, N.Y.
•    Atlanta
•    Seattle
•    Richmond, Va.
•    Chicago
•    Phoenix

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