It's tax season "crunch time." If you still need to hire additional Accountants to help get you through this last few weeks of tax season, you may be feeling the pressure. So to help you fill jobs faster, we wanted to provide the 5 best places to currently find this talent. In the past 7 days, there were 4,500 new ads posted online by 1,600 companies. Even as we approach the end of the peak season, there is still growing demand.
Hiring Scale Map for Accountants and Auditors across the US
The above map shows the Hiring Scales of Accountant or Auditor jobs in major metropolitan areas across the US. Most areas are green, which shows that even though demand is increasing, these positions are likely to be just moderately difficult to fill. Nationally, our Hiring Scale scores Accountant and Auditor jobs at a 47 (out of 99, where 99 represents the most difficult-to-fill.) In addition, we see that jobs stay online for approximately 7 weeks on average.
Below are the 5 cities that scored the lowest on our Hiring Scale. Interestingly, the below all scored a 5. By sourcing from these cities, Recruiters are likely to see less competition from other employers, have larger pools of candidates to source from, and ultimately fill jobs faster. The average posting periods in these cities are also shorter than the national average. For example, the posting period for an Accountant job ad in Scranton, PA is less than 5 weeks – or about 2 weeks shorter than the national average.
- Tallahassee, FL
- Binghamton, NY
- Scranton, PA
- Pensacola, FL
- Ocala, FL
In comparison, here are the 5 cities that are likely to experience the most difficulty recruiting Accountants:
- Battle Creek, MI
- Manchester, NH
- Niles, MI
- Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
- Minneapolis, MN
The Battle Creek, Michigan metro area currently scores the highest on our Hiring Scale, with a 75. One of the reasons it's likely to be so difficult here is that the existing talent pool is very small. Currently, there are only about 200 accounting professionals working in the area. If you are trying to fill an Accountant position here, there is likely to be competition from other employers to attract candidates from a very small supply.
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