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Accountancy & Finance - Professional Practice

July - September 2014

Hotspots

 

Business Services Seniors – Managers with advisory and compliance experience are in particularly strong demand from small to medium firms. Increasing confidence in the market has led to some practices creating new roles for ambitious Managers. In addition, competition with the commercial sector remains high, which impacts the availability of candidates at this level for professional practice vacancies.

 

External Audit Seniors – The auditing profession can be demanding and involve long hours. Combined with the general shortage of candidates, demand is very high for suitable Auditors who are CA/CPA qualified and who have solid Australian experience.

 

Senior Tax AccountantsPractices are increasing their recruitment activity at this level and looking for quality Intermediate Accountants from larger firms. Ideally these candidates have completed at least two Chartered Accountant subjects.

 

Trends

 

Employers have positive hiring expectations. Practices are adding to their headcount and confidence continues to improve. Demand is predominantly for permanent candidates at the intermediate to manager levels. Candidate levels have increased as more people decide the time is right to consider their options and advance their career.

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