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Opportunity knocks for newly qualified Kiwi Accountants

Opportunity knocks for newly qualified Kiwi Accountants


New Zealand’s accountancy and finance jobs market is more buoyant for both temporary and permanent roles, particularly for newly qualified Accountants who want to take their first step into management, says recruiting experts Hays Accountancy & Finance.

Business Analysts, Commercial Analysts, experienced Accountants and Payroll Officers are among the other roles topping the Hays Quarterly Hotspots list of skills in demand.

“Reflecting the high level of demand, newly qualified Accountants are now receiving three job offers on average,” says Jason Walker, Managing Director of Hays in New Zealand.

“Once their professional examinations have been completed, these candidates need to take advantage of these opportunities and continue to learn. They should also push to extend their softer skills, such as presentation, leadership and management skills.

“In addition, the contract market has grown significantly as organisations provide support during the time it takes to secure these professionals,” says Jason.

“Employers look for qualified Accountants with their NZICA, CIMA or ACCA as well as six months experience and excellent interpersonal skills . Also, Accountants who have qualified from a Big Four accounting firm (NZICA) and have two to four years’ experience in the commercial sector are sought.”

According to the recruiter, demand also exists in the professional practice market in Auckland, which is still very candidate short. Most practices are seeking high performing productive candidates with strong client facing skills. Meanwhile in Christchurch the rebuild is underpinning market confidence and organisations are hiring temporary staff.

Hays Accountancy & Finance is seeing demand in professional practice for Intermediate and Senior Auditors, Xero specialists, Intermediate and Senior Accountants in Business Advisory Services and Financial Accountants.

“A significant trend we have noticed is that firms of chartered accountants are becoming increasingly involved in privately held business advisory services and this is driving demand for Accountants who have already gained experience within firms of chartered accountants,” said Jason.

For more insight on the areas of staffing demand, please view our Hays Quarterly Hotspots.

Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.

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