No clear career path for accountants

Employers are falling short when it comes to offering their accountants and
other finance staff career and development opportunities and are risking losing
valuable talent, according to research by
Robert Half Finance & Accounting
and the ICAEW.

Whilst 42% of all finance professionals surveyed stated that having a clear
career path and visible promotion opportunities are key in ensuring their job
satisfaction, only 17% rated their organisation highly in these areas.

The survey revealed a marked discrepancy between what chartered accountants
are looking for and what they are currently being offered by their existing

Phil Sheridan, UK MD of Robert Half International, said: ‘In today’s
marketplace where skilled candidates are such a precious commodity, employers
need to look carefully at what they are offering their existing members of staff
in terms of career development and training.’

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