There has been an increase in the number of advertised treasury vacancies in Q2, with a growth of 5% nationally, according to the results from the latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index. The North West experienced the highest increase in the number of tax jobs at 54%.
“The results indicate a particularly welcoming market for treasury professionals looking to change roles," said Daniel Simmonite, Manager at Robert Walters.
Key skills in demand
The job market is currently very favourable for tax professionals of all levels, from newly-qualified to senior treasury analyst. Those with strong hedge accounting skills and compliance experience are in demand.
Hiring managers continue to seek treasury accountants to deal with changes occurring in regulatory and accounting standards.
There is a particular requirement for professionals with the experience in the following areas:
- Liquidity monitoring
- Cash management
- Changes in regulatory and accounting standards
- Debt covenant reporting
- Governance related experience
- Risk and compliance
“The UK’s recovery from the recession looks increasingly assured, and this is reflected not only in the overall healthy growth in the jobs market but also in the specific roles we are seeing advertised,” said Daniel.
About the UK Job Index
The Robert Walters UK Job Index tracks job advertisement volumes over leading job boards across the UK in sectors such as accounting, marketing, legal, tax, treasury and supply chain & procurement.
Released on a quarterly basis, the report provides an indicative summary of recruitment activity being experienced across major national markets as well as key industry comparisons.
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