Job market for accounting & finance experts to remain stable in 2018

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Hiring is set to be mainly for replacement roles, with few new headcount being created, finds our latest Salary Survey 2018.

The accounting and finance sector experienced modest levels of hiring in 2017. This was mainly due to more companies restructuring, streamlining and outsourcing their accounting functions. 

We saw firms reorganising their structures and making regional offices leaner, while placing greater emphasis on local operations.

This was among the key findings of the Robert Walters Salary Survey for 2018. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

The survey found recruitment in 2018 to remain fairly stable. Hiring is set to be mainly for replacement roles, with few new headcount being created. 

Increased consolidation in the market will generate high demand for candidates with broad skill sets. These include professionals proficient in financial reporting and systems implementation, or financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and treasury.

About the Salary Survey 

Now in its nineteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The Greater China & South East Asia book consists of 9 countries, is free, and covers China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Our Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2017.

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