Insights on Financial Recruitment and Jobs in Midlands

Matthew Wilcox our consultant managing the role

The Midlands Market Insights Report covers the following areas. Click to view salaries:

Commerce & Industry

2016 was a buoyant year where we saw an increase in recruitment across all sectors. Our commerce and industry clients are following suit from last year and echoing some of the same trends, such as concentrating their resources on building direct sourcing teams. Having internal recruitment teams is helping to cut down on hiring costs and it means that when our clients approach us, it is for niche roles where our specialist knowledge can add real value. A further trend that remains strong from last year is the need for analytical professionals such as business and finance analysts to support with overall growth and strategy.

Professional Services

The professional services market remains fiercely competitive. Top talent across all practices is scarce and job seekers can weigh up multiple offers - the hiring manager is almost at their mercy! There has been an increase in recruitment for senior level professionals across all service lines. There is a limited pool of practice candidates at this level to draw upon. Download the PDF for reasons on this shortage.

Executive & Interim

Commercial leadership roles like ‘commercial financial controller’ and ‘head of commercial finance’ are more prevalent now; organisations need finance professionals with a commercial acumen who will drive performance by working closely with key internal functions and external stakeholders. Over the past 12 months we have worked with a number of businesses who have created such roles to really get embedded in commercial operations and understand how and where they are profiting. Financial controller positions within statutory reporting are scarce, mainly because a company will pay slightly more for this profile and if an individual resigns from this post, an aggressive counteroffer usually ensues.

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11/09/17
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