2019 Accounting and Finance Commerce and Industry Hiring Trends

Morgan McKinley 03.03.2019

Over the course of 2018, organisations pushed to fill more commercially focused analytical Accounting & Finance jobs. Whether this will continue throughout 2019 remains to be seen.

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The Accounting & Finance Commerce & Industry recruitment landscape

2018 proved to be a game of two halves for permanent accounting and finance commerce recruitment, with the first six months experiencing acute highs and lows, followed by an increasingly buoyant latter half of the year. Across the London finance interim market, 2018 was also a mixed year.

Transactional finance recruitment in the Home Counties remained stable and somewhat static throughout 2018. Job take statistics were pretty constant but there was a decrease in the overall amount of jobs being filled when compared to the previous twelve months.

Recruitment of accounting and finance professionals into commerce and industry across the South West was consistent in 2018, with the technology sector continuing its rapid growth and increased hiring in other sectors too.

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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