Accounting & Finance Job Trends

Contemporary Staffing Solutions (CSS) is a national staffing firm specializing in placing candidates in Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Salesforce, Call Center, and Office positions.

CSS has uncovered general trends in Accounting & Finance roles.

“We have noticed that the demand for Financial Analysts are off the charts: for every candidate, there are more than 11 jobs out there for them. On average, most accounting and finance jobs have 8 opportunities for each candidate,” says Sharon Tsao, CMO of Contemporary Staffing Solutions.

Comparing data from 2 years ago to more recent data, CSS has noticed an increase in pay, on average, for Accounting & Finance positions. The Accounting & Finance niche includes a vast array of titles, such as Accounts Payable Clerks, Accounts Receivable Clerks, Accountants, Bookkeepers, Controllers, and Payroll Specialists, among others.

“While each Accounting and Finance position offers different pay depending on location, experience, and other similar factors, CSS has noted that the average pay for office positions has increased, likely due to the extreme demand for talent that can crunch data and a higher cost of living,” says Steve Scovner, Senior Account Executive at Contemporary Staffing Solutions.

According to data compiled from Indeed, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn, the data below is the current average pay range for these Accounting and Finance positions in the Philadelphia area:

  • Accounts Payable Clerk: $18.25/hour
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk: $18.02/hour
  • Payroll Specialist: $42,140 – $51,000/year
  • Accountant / Staff Accountant: $59,702 – $72,732/year
  • Bookkeeper: $36,691 – $57,000/year
  • Controllers: $85,000 –$105,041/year

Accounting & Finance is our fastest growing niche and accounts for 23% of our business today! Our focus is connecting talent to great companies. As a matter of fact – 98.7% of clients say we’re their first stop for Accounting & Finance professionals!

Looking to find your next job in Accounting & Finance? Check out our job board for all our open positions or contact a local recruiter to help you in your job search!

Employers, looking to find skilled candidates for Accounting & Finance positions? Reach out to your local office to discuss partnering with CSS!