Accounting recruitment holds steady despite economic fluctuations

November 16, 2012   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) Hiring levels remained stable in the accounting and finance recruitment market across the board, according to the latest Accounting & Finance Job Market Update from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

The update found hiring was influenced by a number of factors, including the Olympic Dam suspension in Adelaide, a lack of focus on recruitment due to end of financial year activity and the economic fluctuations. Despite downward pressure, accounting recruitment remained steady and there was obvious growth, particularly within the energy, FMCG and online companies.

Bradley Shotland, Director of accounting and finance recruitment adds, "The demand for accounting professionals varied, but on the whole remained steady, which was impressive considering how the fluctuating economy influenced other sectors. The outlook for quarter four is positive, with increased hiring and stability forecast for the rest of the year. Hiring is expected to increase as new budgets flow into the business, re-structures are completed and projects are kicked off. We also expect to see continued strength in the energy, utilities, FMCG and online sectors."

The update also found that qualified accountants with exposure to international finance reporting standards were the most sought after, due to year end and legislative changes.

For a full report of quarter three trends, download the latest Accounting & Finance Job Market Update here.

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