2018 has been a great year for the financial services industry. Continued shrinking of the unemployment figures saw a ratio of 1:1 of job openings against unemployed figures for the first time since the year 2000. The start of 2019 will likely see 6,000 more new openings across all industries for finance and accounting roles, rising to 163,000 in January from 157,000 in December 2018. It’s looking like a great year, but one with several trends indicating potential problems if not addressed.
You can view the full webinar from December highlighting the 2019 trends for hiring accounting & finance talent below, but for your convenience, we have summarized many of the key takeaways that our research uncovered: