Skills in demand
External Budgets – Very few candidates get this training in the public sector and it has two seasonal peaks, which creates demand.
Asset Managers – This is a demanding role in the public sector requiring qualifications and training. It’s also a very demanding role due to the travel that is often involved and this means there is a high turnover rate.
Systems Accountants – There are a lot of upgrades and systems projects happening in the ACT in particular and there are currently not enough candidates with the skills to meet the demand.
Financial Accountants – There is a shortage of qualified Accountants who have delivered a department’s year-end statement, which employers are now demanding.
Financial Modellers – There is a lot of analytical work going on in the government to improve budget and cost control, fuelling the demand for these candidates.
Payroll Officers – Employers are very specific with regard to requiring payroll systems such as Chris 21 and Meridien and there is a lack of good quality candidates to fill the volume of roles.