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Excerpted from the Brazil Career Guide

As part of its efforts to support economic growth, Brazil’s government introduced the second stimulus package since last year. The package, whose goal is to support manufacturers, includes “45 billion BRL (24.5 billion USD) to be injected into a development bank offering loans to Brazilian firms,” according to Global Finance. Brazil's government also plans to invest more than 500 million USD this year to recapitalize two state-controlled banks in an effort to boost lending.

Areas of Job Promise

Virtually all finance executives in Brazil are confident in their companies' prospects. These financial leaders also reported hiring challenges and are worried about employee retention, with 88 percent of Brazilian finance executives saying they were concerned about losing valued employees to other opportunities.

Experienced Talent Wanted

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles reports throughout Latin America, economic growth and expanding wealth offer asset management firms offer increasingly attractive opportunities. Both existing firms and new entrants “will need talented distribution professionals who understand the region and the markets. Those firms that know what to look for in such talent – and know what that talent looks for in firms – can get a significant head start in a race that will only become more competitive,” according to a recent Heidrick & Struggles report.

Organizations and Trade Associations

Conselho Federal de Contabilidade (CFC)
Federal Counsel of Accountants
http://www.cfc.org.br/ (Portuguese)
CFC, through its state branches (Conselhos Regionais de Contabilidade—CRC), is responsible for issuing the certification that allows a professional to act as an accountant, as well as orienting and monitoring the manner in which the profession is exercised. It was created in 1946 and registration with the organization is an essential qualification for professionals working in the preparation of company balance sheets.

SAS Quadra 05 Lote 03 Bloco ‘J,’ Edifício CFC
Brasília – DF
CEP 70070-920
Tel: +55 (61) 3314-9600
Fax: +55 (61) 3322-2033
Email: cfc@cfc.org.br

Instituto Brasileiro de Executivos de Finanças de São Paulo (IBEF)
International Association of Financial Executives Institute
http://www.ibef.com.br (Portuguese)
IBEF, the International Association of Financial Executives Institute, is an association that brings together financial executives from segments as diverse as industry, commerce, financial institutions and banks, auditing consultancy and governmental institutions. It offers a forum for the exchange of experiences, training and specific courses, job posting and networking. IBEF São Paulo is the second-largest organization of its kind in the world, incorporating 1,000 of the 4,500 associates nationwide.

São Paulo Av. Paulista, 2073 – Cj Nacional
Ed. Horsa II – 8º andar – Cj. 801 – Bela Vista
São Paulo – SP
CEP 01311-300
Tel: +55 (11)3289-1844
Fax: +55 (11) 3284-1745


Brazilian Financial
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brfinancial.html (English)
Brazilian Financial is a comprehensive source of economic and financial news. The website is recognized as one of the best international research websites on the Internet. It has links related to Brazilian businesses and tips on how to do business in Brazil. It offers information collated from various sources on all aspects of the Brazilian economy, ranging from yearly inflation statistics to economic forecasts. Articles are mostly in English, though some are in Portuguese and French, depending on the sources. It provides profiles on all the major national, international and multinational companies operating in Brazil, as well as banks and chambers of commerce.

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the Brazil Guide.

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