Employers took a cautious approach to hiring in 2016 following the economic downturn.
While we expect the job market for accounting and finance in 2017 to remain muted, those who do recruit will find attracting top talent a challenge as the market is still candidate short and the best professionals are likely to receive counter-offers from their current employers.
These counter-offers could come in the form of monetary incentives, job rotations or exposure to new projects.
This was among the key findings of our latest Salary Survey 2017.
While accounting knowledge remains a crucial requirement for businesses, a greater inflow of shared services and outsourcing projects will also drive recruitment in 2017.
Accounting managers with experience overseeing big teams and system implements skills like SAP, will be highly sought after.
The 2017 Global Salary Survey
Now in its eighteenth edition, the annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.
The comprehensive book, covering 27 countries, is free and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America.The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2016.
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