IFRS boosts public sector recruitment

Good commercial awareness was the top “need” from businesses looking to
recruit accountants in 2009.

& Clark’s
The World of Work 2009 report found that
over half of business struggled to find the right finance professional for their
role – despite the market being awash with recruits. Many recruits applied for
jobs without checking their skills matched the requirements, the report found.

IFRS roles were offered throughout the year particularly in the public sector
– which is looking to implement the new international reporting standards.

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