With external factors continuing to cause increased levels of uncertainty when it comes to firms recruiting and accountants changing employers, the public practice market remains undeterred in moving forward.
The market is continuing to prove that ACA and ACCA qualified candidates who are looking to stay in practice are receiving multiple offers, allowing them to make the choice from a selection of interested firms. And with technological developments - such as the increasing prominence of cloud accounting software and the looming Making Tax Digital deadlines - creating an heightended demand for these skills, the fierce competition to recruit amongst accountancy practices continues.
Audit experience consistently remains highly desirable and, in turn, we are seeing firms being forced to offer strong, above-market salaries to secure candidates. Recruitment for outsourcing jobs (once top of the list) appears to have levelled out, with enough accountants trained on Xero, Sage and QuickBooks to quell demand. However, as more specialist software reaches the market, innovative and proactive cloud experts will once again be in the limelight.
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