Accountancy jobs rise above the status quo
Posted on: 12/09/11
Despite the current economic climate, the accountancy job market has managed to not only stay afloat but also make its way up the job charts. ‘The accountancy job market is one of the largest sectors in the UK. It is also one of the slowest to react to economic change, with changes in demand being relatively small’, says John Lynes, Director of the Ashdown Group. 'Demand for Accountancy personnel is at its strongest since the Ashdown Group Jobs Index started tracking data in June 2009', he adds.
For accountants and recent graduates things are looking up and they seem to know it – results of the latest Student Salary Survey by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants suggest that they are feeling positive about their prospects, with many even considering moving jobs in the next two years.
With the prospects looking bright in the accountancy sector, the number of students pursuing accountancy careers is also on the increase. Andrew Harding, executive director at The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants says that their student intake last year was the highest it’s ever been with the year on year increase much steeper than previous years. "The figures go to show that in challenging economic times, ambitious graduates and school leavers across the world are taking no chances with their future careers and are choosing to study for a qualification that will equip them with the skills and expertise to become the business leaders of the future, he says.
If you’ve got accountancy skills in your cap, then you really shouldn’t be letting the recession doom and gloom get you down.