The hottest finance jobs of 2017 are here! Strong jobs reports throughout 2016 have created an extremely competitive hiring environment in the finance industry, forcing employers to stay ahead of the curve in terms of compensation and employee perks. For the hottest finance jobs of 2017, hiring managers will have to pull out all the stops to attract and retain talent in these positions.
Financial Analysts, Accountants, and Business Analysts head up the fastest growing jobs for the year, followed closely behind by Compliance Officers and Risk Analysts. Although not in our top five, Internal Auditors, Buy-Side professionals, and Controllers can also expect a salary growth of 4.2% over the next year.
Financial Analysts: Salary growth for Financial Analysts is projected to increase by 4.3% in the upcoming year. Combined with a U.S. News ranking of #13 on the Best Business Jobs lists, as well as a higher volume of posted positions, we’ve named Financial Analyst the hottest finance job of 2017.
Accountants: Staff Accountants and Senior Accountants are two of the hottest finance jobs this year. General Accountants working for mid-size companies can also expect a 4.0-4.1% salary increase over the course of 2017.
Business Systems Analysts: Salaries and job openings are poised to jump for Business Analysts in 2017, regardless of firm size. Business Systems Analysts at a managerial level will see an excellent salary increase of 4.2-4.3% on average.
Compliance Officers: Industry regulation since the recession has created a ripe hiring environment for Compliance Officers in 2017. The 2016 elections could bring new change to the table, placing an even greater demand for compliance professionals who know what they’re up against. Salaries are also projected to rise 4.2% in 2017.
Risk Analysts: Companies are channeling more resources into risk management positions than ever before, making it one of the hottest finance jobs of the year. Risk Analysts can expect a generous salary increase in 2017 of 4.1% and a breadth of opportunities becoming available over the next few months.
No matter what size firm you work for, or where you’re located, 2017 promises to be a great year for the finance industry. Click on the infographic below to see who’s hiring!
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