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Survey reveals increased demand for finance professionals

A rising number of accounting and other finance professional are being hired for permanent positions, with many businesses looking to expand their staff, according to a new survey.

The survey conducted by Robert Half, revealed while demand for individuals with sought after financial skills is rapidly increasing, managers are struggling to source and recruit the talent they’re looking for.

It has been revealed that 87 percent of UK finance leaders are finding it difficult to find skilled finance professionals.

The survey also showed that companies who take their time in hiring may lose the top candidates to other competing organisations.

These latest figures highlight the value and need there is for finance professionals and shows there is a demand for more people to consider a career in finance and gain the expertise and skills required.

An expected upturn in retirements is also predicted to have an impact on hiring patterns as businesses looks to replace experienced workers, with companies being encouraged to prepare for upcoming retirements and put the necessary steps in place, including offering part-time work for those looking for a more gradual route to retirement.

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