A significant number of companies are anticipating an increase in open accounting and finance positions in the second quarter of this year, according to the Chicago-based staffing firm Brilliant.

The firm’s Q2 2015 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast polled nearly 400 hiring companies and found that 39 percent are reporting unfilled positions in accounting and finance for Q2, compared to 30 percent in Q1. The survey also revealed that 26 percent of the companies polled reported unfilled positions in corporate accounting in Q2, compared to 20 percent in Q1.

Nineteen percent of the companies surveyed reported positions going unfilled for one to three months in the Q2 forecast, compared to 14 percent in Brilliant’s Q1 forecast. In addition, 30 percent of the companies polled want to fill the positions as soon as possible.

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