Finance and Accounting Professionals in Highest Demand

  • Finance Managers221%

  • Cost Accountants 53%

  • Loan Administrators 35%

  • Compliance Officers 30%

  • Accountants and Auditors 29%

The ranking of roles is based on proprietary analysis of more than 186,000 positions posted on more than 300 independent job boards and company websites across Canada over the previous two quarters. Percentages reflect quarter-over-quarter growth.

Finance and Accounting Managers Are Hiring — and Challenges Continue

January-June 2023

Hiring for new roles

Hiring for vacated roles

Facing challenges finding skilled talent

Demand for Contract Workers Increases

of finance and accounting managers plan to hire more contract professionals in the first half of 2023 (a 15 per cent increase from July-December 2022).

Top areas where managers plan to add contract professionals:

  • Financial reporting
  • Finance and financial planning and analysis
  • Tax and treasury

Majority of Finance and Accounting Professionals Want Remote Roles

Types of jobs these workers are interested in pursuing:

  • A fully remote position: 55 per cent
  • A hybrid position: 46 per cent
  • A fully in-office position: 23 per cent

of finance and accounting professionals are looking or plan to look for a new job in the first half of the year.

Current Unemployment Rates


Financial analysts 


Accountants and auditors


Financial managers 


Loan officers 




Billing clerks 


Compliance officers

Labour Unemployment Numbers — December 2022, Statistics Canada, Jan. 6, 2023.

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*Robert Half calculations are based on job postings provided by TalentNeuron™, a comprehensive source of global labor market analytics by Gartner®. GARTNER and TALENTNEURON are registered trademarks and service marks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in Canada and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

Labour Force Summary — April 2023, Statistics Canada, May 5, 2023

Labour Unemployment Numbers — April 2023, Statistics Canada, May 5, 2023

Online surveys were developed by Robert Half and conducted by independent research firms. Respondents included executives, senior managers and employees from small (20-249 employees), medium (250-499 employees) and large (500+ employees) businesses in private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across Canada.