Accounting and financial professionals in high demand in 2016

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The commercial success of companies across the region and their keenness to improve productivity drove continued growth in the hiring of accounting and finance talent in 2015.

Employers were willing to pay up to 5% over the market rate to attract the right professionals.

A focus on streamlining process change also meant demand was high for accountants with technology skills.

 

A drive to improve competitiveness will also result in companies seeking top-tier talent to work in less appealing locations across the region.

The most sought after were ACA, ACCA and CIMA-qualified professionals with 5-10 years’ post-qualification experience and knowledge of financial modelling.

In 2016, hiring managers will be particularly keen to attract commercial accountants with practical experience and understanding of IFRS accounting.

A drive to improve competitiveness will also result in companies seeking top-tier talent to work in less appealing locations across the region.

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