2019 Accounting and Finance in Banking Hiring Trends

Morgan McKinley 03.03.2019

The flow of Accounting & Finance jobs in investment banking was excellent throughout 2018 but uncertainty is the key word for 2019.

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The Accounting & Finance in Banking recruitment landscape

2018 was generally a good year for finance recruitment within banking and financial services. That being said, we noticed how some of the organisations that demanded temporary resources in 2017 were not those driving interim recruitment in 2018.

Tier 1 and tier 2 investment banks remained relatively stable throughout the year. Some of the banks were still in the hiring freeze phase, meaning volume was mainly driven by roles that require technical skills due to regulatory changes. In contrast, we saw an increase in hiring across the challenger and smaller banks.

Read employment insights in our survey write-up

As part of compiling the 2019 Morgan McKinley salary guides, 2,400 active UK based professionals and employers were surveyed to gain an insight into their varying views of employment.

You can read the full write-up of our findings here.

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