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Insights on Financial Recruitment and Jobs in the North West 2017

11/09/17

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

Executive & Interim

The trends of 2016 have continued this year and the market remains buoyant for senior appointments and interim alike. The private equity market is very active with all of the main players looking to expand their teams in the North West, which means there’s a broad range of opportunities across the region for driven candidates. Growing sectors include construction, retail, service and leisure, and the manufacturing industry also looks promising.

Commerce & Industry

We have seen a shift in hiring in recent months towards more commercial and business partnering roles, with an emphasis on the creation of financial planning and analysis roles within finance functions. Companies are putting a strategic focus on analysing their data to give them a competitive advantage in their market. There is a demand for versatile professionals who possess good accounting and interpersonal skills because they can influence and communicate with stakeholders across key areas within the business.

Professional Services

In early 2016, many of the larger practices deprioritised hiring and this allowed for smaller firms to attract and retain talent. Later in the year however, big practices became more active, increasing the competitive landscape across all of the North West. Similar to the previous year, once again, we were in a candidate shy market.

Newly qualified auditors were in high demand throughout all of last year, and those from smaller boutique firms were spoilt for choice with opportunities to move into the Top 10. Conversely, the number of tax positions has certainly grown and the demand for ACA/CTA qualified tax individuals has risen significantly in recent months.

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