According to the latest research there is an increase in the volume of jobs within accountancy practice and commerce. We are also continuing to see industry salaries gradually increase, thanks to a recovering economy and a competitive job market.
There is recent evidence to suggest that Accounting & Finance professionals are putting a lot more emphasis on achieving the right work-life balance, and rightly so. With an estimated two job openings to every job-seeker the luxury of being able to select a new role based on other benefits in addition to the salary means that employers will need to make employee wellbeing a priority in the workplace to attract and retain talent. We always suggest employers monitor their employees and help them maintain the right balance, encouraging them to take their holiday days, stay healthy and limit workplace stress levels in order maximise their free time and productivity during working hours.
There is certainly a growing demand for skilled Accounting & Finance professionals. With today’s job seekers not only concerned about salary, but also about the overall quality of their careers, it’s crucial that employers are able to offer a competitive package and key benefits in order to attract high calibre candidates and retain them. Louise Woodward, Principal Recruitment Consultant at Bond Williams has specialised in the Accounting & Finance sector for many years. She has over 30 years of professional experience as one of the region’s leading recruiters. She says:
“With the ‘war for talent’ raging in the business world for some time now, we pride ourselves on helping local accountancy firms to work through the talent shortage for specialised roles. We work with them to identify suitable candidates for roles that require specialist skills and specific expertise.”
With Bond Williams’ recent brand evolution, our new website has been an integral part of attracting candidates for the more specialist roles, especially experienced Practice candidates. We are really proud to be associated with many of the area’s top Accountancy Practices and are dedicated to supporting all of our clients. We offer innovative and effective recruitment solutions to ensure high quality practice candidates to suit these specific vacancies.
Demand is high for candidates with practice experience: Client/Portfolio Managers, Outsource Managers/Bookkeepers & Payrollers, Audit/Accounts Semi Seniors and Seniors and Personal and Corporate Tax Specialists. If you are looking for a new opportunity within Professional Practice, explore what’s on offer in the local area >