Hello and welcome to the blog of WHR Accountants. Today we have news that accountancy has proven one of the top 5 industries for salary growth over the last 12 months which seems to show that the sector is in a pretty healthy state. The four industries that had a higher salary growth were the car industry, property, manufacturing and the legal sector.
The average salary in the accountancy industry rose 6.4% in February 2017 compared to the year previously. The average salary this February was £33,261 compared to £31,253 the previous year.
Whilst jobs and pay in accountancy are above the national average, applications for jobs have fallen by nearly 10% which does not seem to add up. But Lee Biggins, who is the founder and managing director of CV-Library, believes this is the norm for the time of the year. He said:
“It’s unsurprising to see application rates dropping off after January in the accounting industry; the mantra of ‘New Year, new me’ means January is traditionally one of the busiest periods for recruiters, with job applications vastly increasing in number.
“The challenge for businesses now is to tap into the talent pool while it’s still available. As a result, we’re seeing increasingly fierce activity from companies, with job postings and salaries on the rise,”
We believe that the accountancy profession is still one of the best professions to join and will always be so. It is an industry that will always be required by other businesses and it is a respected occupation that offers a variety of work to candidates. You also get to meet a wide variety of people from all walks of life and it is a job that will challenge you and that you can grow into.
The above quote was taken from the Economia website and you will find the full article at the following link: Accountancy And A Rise In Salaries
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