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BEYOND NUMBERS.
Accounting Demand

If you’ve been looking to add an accountant to your team, you’ve likely come to realize that it’s a job seeker’s market. The number of job openings far exceeds the number of available talent. As of May 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that unemployment rates for many accounting and finance roles are below the national average of 4.7 percent. Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll are at just 3.1 percent.

The BLS expects the field to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. While this is good news for job seekers, it makes hiring more challenging for employers.

Some of the most in-demand job titles in accounting today include:

  • Accountant
  • Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant

Just how competitive is the market?

Check out these interesting facts about the state of hiring in Minnesota and Kansas (states with Hunter Hamilton branch office locations). If you would like information specific to another state, feel free to contact us!

Minnesota

There are only 23 candidates available for every 100 job openings in accounting in the state of Minnesota. According to CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand report, within the last year, there have been 2,368 jobs posted, but only 557 active candidates.

The report also shows that the active workforce is well educated and tenured:

  • 69% have a bachelor’s degree
  • 24% have a master’s degree
  • 6% have an associate’s degree
  • 68% have 11+ years of experience

Kansas

There are only 37 candidates available for every 100 job openings in accounting in the state of Kansas. According to CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand report, within the last year, there have been 1,044 jobs posted, but only 392 active candidates.

The report also shows that the active workforce is well educated and tenured:

  • 63% of the active workforce has a bachelor’s degree
  • 31% have a master’s degree
  • 4% have an associate’s degree
  • 60% have 11+ years of experience

There’s no better time than the present to partner with Hunter Hamilton. In a tight talent market, we can help you access passive job seekers and fill the most in-demand positions. Connect with us today to learn how we can help find the accounting talent you need.