Risk management and economic recovery look to be top-of-mind for finance executives when it comes to filling out the Finance department in 2013.
That’s according to research from CTPartners’ Annual Hot Jobs report. In addition to economic recovery and risk management, the report also says finance execs are looking at legal, compliance and wealth management areas.
With Obamacare and Dodd-Frank on many companies’ radar, compliance will be a big one especially, the report says, while risk management has been a priority since the fiscal crisis began in 2008.
Big-picture issues will drive hiring
Overall, though, it’s big-picture issues that are driving job creation, like the slowly-recovering economy and the challenges it’s presenting, CTPartners CEO Brian Sullivan said. As far as departments across the board, big data, cloud technology and healthcare reform issues are also high on the list.
“There are many macro forces at work that favor increased global hiring in 2013, but the areas where we see the most excitement, especially in the U.S., are Big Data, Cloud, Digital, Risk and Recovery, and Healthcare Reform,” Sullivan said in a statement. “We don’t expect major capital investment, but even cautious companies recognize that they have businesses to run and are better positioned to make strategic investments now that they know what the rules are.”
Here are the six positions that most of your peers are looking at:
- Compliance manager: Needed to stay on track when complying with new tough laws like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as well as Obamacare reforms.
- Officer, Government and Regulatory Affairs: Will be especially necessary in highly-regulated industries like health care, energy and finance.
- Chief Risk Officer: Responsible for protecting and managing all types of risk.
- Asset Management: Critical since asset allocation and macro strategy are in high demand as of late.
- Wealth Management Professional: Needed for advice in the face of tax changes, complex market opportunities and an unsure future for global investments.
- Emerging Payments Officer and Payments Executive: Ideally a person that can analyze big data when it comes to the connection between consumer behavior and payments. Analyzing that data effectively could be great for boosting cash flows.
What’s on your hiring radar for 2013? Let us know in the comments below.