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Polish accountants flood the City

Firms look to Eastern Europe to plug skills gaps as 6% out of Poles in UK move into accountancy 

Polish accountants have been flooding into the City as firms cast their net
wide to fill skills gaps.

Research conducted by Joslin Rowe, the recruitment company, found that of the
270,000 Polish citizens who have registered to work in the UK, 6% are
accountants.
‘There is a chronic shortage of qualified accountants in the UK. We simply don’t
have enough home-grown accountants to fill the void and this is creating
opportunities for those from overseas,’ Joslin Rowe’s managing director Tara
Ricks told the Financial Times.

Tony Osude from the ACCA said eastern Europeans were willing to take on
compliance jobs while local citizens preferred to pursue more strategic work.

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