Accounting and finance professionals who switched jobs last year saw an average salary increase of 13.24 percent, according to a new survey.
The Execu|Search Group, a recruiting and staffing firm, has just released its 2015 Regional Hiring Outlook, which covers a variety of industries. The firm surveyed more than 200 of its clients across the accounting and finance, financial services, health care, human resources, information technology, nonprofit and office support sectors.
The report found that 79 percent of the survey respondents plan to increase their compensation for accounting staff in 2015.
Over 80 percent of the respondents in accounting and finance revealed that their greatest challenge of 2015 will be “finding qualified candidates.”
The report also lists the most in-demand technical and soft skills in accounting and finance, including internal auditing and SEC reporting.