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Demand for Interim Accountants Increases 44% Year-on-Year


Demand for qualified accountants to work on a contract basis within commerce and industry rose by 44% between November 2016 and November 2017, as organisations increasingly look to bring on board specialist expertise to arm themselves against future uncertainty, not least Brexit. That is according to market analysis from specialist recruiter, Global Accounting Network.

The consultancy also noted a particular increase in the demand for FP&A specialist as clients seek to improve the quality and visibility of information available to them in this uncertain climate.

Commenting on this rise of vacancies, Hugh Spurling, Head of Interim Services at Global Accounting Network said:

β€œ2017 saw a strong increase in demand for interim accounting professionals and we expect this trend to continue in 2018. This can largely be attributed to external market conditions, with businesses possibly unwilling to commit to permanent headcount costs against the current landscape and choosing instead to invest in flexible resources, until there is more certainty.”

β€œThe clients we work with continue to seek professionals to oversee transformation programmes and systems implementation, which is positive for market confidence moving into 2018. However, a rise in vacancies for FP&A is indicative of the steps businesses are taking to mitigate against future uncertainty by ensuring that they have the data they need to inform decision making and long term strategies.”


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