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Accountancy and Finance

2014 Salary Guide

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Hays Accountancy and Finance Salary Guide 2014.

Our guide offers comprehensive insights into pay bands and salary information across the whole sector. Providing valuable analysis of hiring trends over the next 12 months and how economic, legislative and technical changes are shaping the finance market. Our salary guide also includes an extensive employee benefits survey. 

  Request your copy of the Hays Accountancy & Finance Salary Guide 2014
  Request your copy of the Hays Accountancy & Finance Salary Guide 2014

Qualified Accountants are the ultimate business partners

Rather than solely looking for core technical and statutory accounting skills, employers now want to hire business accountants, and financial planning and analysis experts with commercial nous and an ability to liaise with operations.

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Big 4 expand their practices

After following cautious recruitment strategies for several years, the Big 4 accountancy firms are now hiring accountants in significant numbers, filling posts across a range of service lines from corporate finance and forensic investigations through to audit and internal audit.

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PQs are hard to find

Part-qualified accountants were in short supply in 2013 as individuals preferred to stay with their current employer. There was an increase in vacancies for assistant accountants as employers looked to cover the jobs of finance managers who had moved into project work.

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  Request your copy of the Hays Accountancy & Finance Salary Guide 2014

Combatting credit risk

The end of a recession can be a risky period due to businesses overstretching themselves, but organisations with robust credit management functions in place are less likely to be affected by customer insolvencies than their under-resourced peers.

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Pressure on payroll

Last year was one of the busiest periods in the history of the payroll profession thanks to the roll-out of the PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) initiative and the phasing-in of pension auto-enrolment. The heavy workload of payroll professionals will increase further in 2014 as the economy continues to grow and employers hire more staff.

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Advance of accountancy support

With many businesses operating under severe cost constraints, accountancy support professionals have taken on extra responsibilities that might have previously fallen to the company accountant.

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