Accounting employment expected to hold steady
Nearly 90 percent of respondents indicated that they anticipate no change in hiring at their companies’ accounting and finance departments, according to a survey of Boston-area chief financial officers.
The survey was conducted by Robert Half International Inc., a California firm that provides staffing and risk consulting services.
In the survey, 3 percent of CFOs in the Boston area indicated that they expect to add accounting and finance staff during the third quarter of 2009, and 6 percent anticipate reductions in personnel, according to the most recent Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index; 89 percent of respondents anticipate no change in hiring.
“The local results reflect a two-quarter rolling average based on interviews with 200 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in the Boston area with 20 or more employees; 1,400 CFOs were queried for the national data,” Robert Half said in a press release.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)