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Still high demand for accountants in Scotland

Quarter of employees still looking for staff

More than a quarter (27%) of Scottish employers will be seeking skilled
finance professionals over the next six months, according to research by
specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half
Finance & Accounting

In its bi-annual
Scottish
Employment Index
, Robert Half indicated the same number (27%) of Scottish
employers intending to increase staffing levels as they had indicated in the
first six months of the year.

The survey which covered over 100 companies in Edinburgh and Glasgow, also
indicated the continuing trend of companies hiring additional staff due to
business expansion (51%).

Phil Booth, regional director of Robert Half Finance & Accounting said:
‘In order to facilitate the demand for staff, Scottish employers need to look at
competitive remuneration in order to attract high quality candidates and retain
staff. In addition, softer benefits such as flexible working hours and working
from home should also be taken into consideration in the overall package
designed to attract or keep skilled candidates.’

Further reading: 

ICAS qualification heads for
Europe

ITEM Club warns of slowdown in Scottish growth

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