Business expansion and ongoing compliance requirements will continue driving demand for accounting and finance professionals, intensifying recruitment challenges next year, according to the 2007 Salary Guide from Robert Half International.The study found that salaries for many specialties are on the rise, with an average increase in base compensation of 3.8 percent projected for 2007. The greatest gains are expected for compliance professionals, internal auditors, financial analysts and public accountants.

Chief compliance officers with large companies (more than $250 million in sales) can expect the largest percentage increase of any position next year, with average starting salaries forecast to rise 14.4 percent, to between $132,500 and $181,250. Internal audit managers in large companies will see base compensation in the range of $77,500 to $101,500, up 5.8 percent from this year.

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