Accounting, financial services hiring to resume

Hiring in the accounting and financial services fields is set to grow in the near future, as the latest reports indicate that chief financial officers and investment banks will add more jobs by the end of the year.

Accounting CFOs are expected to have a more positive and optimistic view as they enter the latter months of 2013, according to AccountingWeb, with 61 percent planning to increase their companies’ ranks by the beginning of 2014.

Survey respondents are increasingly optimistic, as many plan to hire job seekers from varying levels – mid-career professionals, entry-level college graduates and technical workers armed with extensive skill and experience have all been noted as segments to see increased hiring.

Employee compensation in the field is also expected to rise as high as 3.5 percent this year on average.

After a two-year lull, investment banks are also expected to start hiring again, according to Financial Times, picking up new staff skilled in financial services. Recruiters told the news source that they are at their busiest hiring levels in three years. Banks including Nomura, Citigroup and Bank of America are all working to hire new waves of professionals.