Crunch Time for Taxes as Accountant Hiring Demand Still Grows

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In the past 90 days, more than 184,000 jobs were advertised online for Accountants in the United States, growing 17% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

Over the past 90 days, more than 184,000 jobs were advertised online for Accountants in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. With tax season reaching its busiest time of year, hiring for accounting and auditing professionals is growing for both personal and corporate positions. The number of jobs available online in the past 90 days was up 17% compared to the same 90-day period in 2012.

The metropolitan areas with the most demand for Accountants during the past 90 days were New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington (DC), and Boston. Employers in the New York metro placed the most job ads of any US area, with more than 15,000 jobs for Accountants available online. However, of these 5 high-demand areas, Chicago saw the largest year-over-year increase. Just over 8,600 ads were posted online during the past 90 days for jobs located in this area, representing 18% growth.

As hiring demand for Accountants continues, it is likely to become increasingly difficult to source enough potential candidates. According to the Hiring Scale™, accounting positions score a 48 on average across the United States, showing that they are moderately hard-to-fill jobs. (The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult conditions.) The locations likely to experience the most difficulties with hiring Accountants or Auditors are Manchester (New Hampshire), Niles-Benton Harbor (Michigan), Dubuque (Iowa), and Bellingham (Washington). In Manchester, the Hiring Scale scores Accountants as a 78, currently representing the most difficult conditions for this position in the US. With increased competition from employers to attract candidates, Recruiters and hiring managers are likely to also experience a longer time-to-fill. For example, the average posting period for an Accountant or Auditor job ad is more than 6 weeks in these four cities.

On the other hand, the Hiring Scale also shows that Accountants are likely to be the least difficult to recruit in Tallahassee (Florida), Palm Bay (Florida), and Scranton (Pennsylvania). These three cities score a 5 on the Hiring Scale and average as little as 4.5 week posting period, meaning that employers are likely to fill jobs faster and with less difficulty.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 800 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.


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