Accounting and finance staff demand leaps

DEMAND for accounting and finance staff has jumped, according to recruiter Robert Walters.

There is a 23% hike in the number of accounting and finance staff that business are looking to recruit, compared to the same quarter (Q2) a year ago.

London is still the centre of activity, with annual advertised vacancies up 15%. Midlands employers saw an annual increase of 4%, while the north remained largely flat.

The increase in demand is likely to push up salary demands, which could impact on salary reviews at the end of the year, said Andrew Setchell, director of accountancy & finance recruitment at Robert Walters UK.

“Much of this growth is being driven by sign off on new projects and higher budgets, especially in sectors of the economy that are performing well such as leisure, property and professional services,” he added.

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