Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this area has seen no significant movement and has continued to stay relatively strong. This is a low-skilled sector with most candidates being of a junior level. The financial services market has shown stability and salaries remain inconsistent given the variety of industries who employ accounting professionals.
Typically, candidates in this sector are beginning their ACCA qualification. Hiring companies are searching for professionals who want to progress in their career and are eager to learn and grow within the company.
With candidates focused on their ACCA qualification, the most sought-after benefit scheme in this sector usually covers expenses of studies and includes study leave.
A noticeable trend is that corporate service providers are becoming more attractive organisations to join. They offer stability and job seekers are starting to understand that CSP’s can give them the opportunity to work with household names. CSP’s provide candidates with exposure to igaming, blockchain, financial services, etc.