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Survey highlights skill shortages in accounting industry

A survey by a recruitment firm has identified high demand for particular roles across accounting and finance.

Survey highlights skill shortages in accounting industry
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  • mbrownlee
  • October 21, 2016
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Research compiled by recruitment firm Hays found that across professional services, skill shortages have driven demand for roles such as accounts payable, assistant accountants, finance managers and financial controllers.

The research found that employee churn has been a large contributor to recruitment activity with staff turnover rising in 29 per cent of population.

Hays Australia and New Zealand Nick Deligiannis said he expects candidates will become more willing to make job moves over the coming months.

“More employees will see a role elsewhere and issues of retention will become more prominent for organisations,” said Mr Deligiannis.

NSW, Victoria and the ACT continue to be main hubs for jobs in professional services such as accounting, law and finance, the research showed.

CBA general manager of talent strategy and acquisition James Elliot said Sydney and Melbourne are still “hot talent markets and the competition is pretty fierce”.

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