Senior accounting professionals to receive biggest salary increases in 2013

March 19, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Salary uplifts are expected in the senior end of the accounting and finance market in 2013, according to the latest Global Salary Survey from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

The survey found that finance directors are expected to receive increases of up to 10%, finance managers up to 4%, CFOs up to 16% and financial controllers up to 10% in 2013.

Bradley Shotland, Robert Walters Director of commerce Sydney explains, "The majority of senior accountants haven't received salary rises for the last few years, and some packages have even gone backwards. Some cautious optimism in the market has resulted in strong salary increases for senior professionals with specialist skills. This demonstrates organisations are once again willing to invest in good talent that can drive teams, increase revenue and contribute to strategic direction.

Due to this increased competition for top talent, both organisations and candidates will need to be flexible when looking for new opportunities and employers will need to continue improving their benefits packages to attract new talent."

The survey also found:
  • Job levels are expected to increase notably in the first half of the year, given the volume of roles put on hold towards the end of 2012
  • There will still be a preference for contract hires as organisations remain hesitant to add to their permanent headcount

  • Now in its 14th year, the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive of its kind. Compiled by the company's dedicated research team and covering all 24 countries and disciplines in which Robert Walters specialises, the latest edition offers an overview of salaries and recruitment trends from 2012, as well as those expected in 2013

    For more information please contact Lillian Hafez on +61 2 8289 3237 or

    About Robert Walters

    Robert Walters is one of the world's leading global recruitment consultancies, specialising in the placement of permanent, contract and temporary positions across all levels of seniority. Our teams of professional consultants are renowned for their professionalism, integrity and exceptional recruitment consultancy services. Using a flexible approach to recruitment, we are committed to matching client needs to candidate aspirations to create mutual benefit for both. In Australia we have offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Chatswood, Melbourne, Parramatta, Perth and Sydney.