2018 recruitment trends/2018年招聘趋势

发布时间: 2018年1月19日

While the landscape for the accountancy profession will be defined in 2018 by significant ongoing disruption and evolution (for example, automation, the changing role of the accountant, finance transformation), trainee accountants will enjoy at least one trend that has shown little sign of slowing in recent years – they will remain in high demand.

虽然2018年财会行业将经历持续的重大变革和发展(例如自动化、会计师不断变化的角色、财务转型),但对实习会计师而言,至少有一个趋势在近年不会变化,那就是他们将继续受到雇主的青睐。

 

Talent war (…continues to rage)

人才之战(……继续进行)

‘Over the last 18–24 months, I feel that the momentum has shifted towards candidates,’ says Chidozie Ononeze, consultant, accountancy and finance recruiter at Investigo. ‘For example, we see multiple offers at interview stage and frequent counter offers from their existing firms. This has enabled candidates to dictate the process. Employers who have protracted and elongated hiring processes could really struggle to secure their first-choice candidates.’

“在过去一年半到两年的时间里,我感觉应聘者已经开始占了上风,”猎头公司Investgo的顾问兼财会招聘专员Chidozie Ononeze说道,“比如在面试阶段,我们看到应聘者收到多份工作邀请,同时他们当前所在的公司也频频发出挽留邀请,这意味着应聘者可以主宰这一过程。如果雇主拖延或延长招聘过程,那么可能就无法聘到他们的第一候选人。”

And the skills shortage is expected to continue into 2018, says Matt Weston, director at Robert Half UK: ‘Our latest research has found that the majority of CFOs are finding it challenging to identify and attract skilled accounting and finance professionals.’

技术短缺的趋势预计在2018年仍将持续,英国猎头公司Robert Half董事Matt Weston说道,“我们最新的研究发现大多数首席财务官表示发现和吸引技术过硬的财会专业人士非常困难。”

 

Get the skills, win the war

获得技能,赢得战争

CFOs are struggling to find candidates with the right combination of skills. ACCA remains in high demand, but if you can combine your qualification with good soft skills – for example, communication, leadership, relationship management, project experience – as well as the right cultural fit, which means sharing a company’s values and being able to integrate into its workforce, then you will really stand out from the crowd.

首席财务官们正在竭力寻找拥有恰当技能组合的候选人。ACCA人才仍然供不应求,但如果你能把自己的专业资格和出色的软技能,比如沟通交流能力、领导力、关系管理和项目经验结合起来,再加上一定的文化契合度,也就是说你认同该公司的价值观,能够融入员工群体,你就会从求职大军中脱颖而出。

 

Happiness!

幸福感!

Employers don’t just want their employees to feel valued and engaged, they’re now also caring more about their happiness. For example, according to Robert Half, UAE-based CFOs expect to see workplace stress increase, so they’re committing to initiatives to engage their employees and ‘help keep happiness levels high’. Which is good considering job satisfaction can directly impact the bottom line.

雇主不仅希望他们的员工感到受重视,有参与感,而且现在他们也越来越关心员工的幸福感。比如Robert Half公司表示,阿联酋地区的首席财务官认为工作场所的压力将会越来越大,所以他们正在致力于通过相关活动提高员工的参与感,“帮助他们保持高度的幸福感”。鉴于员工的工作满意度可以直接影响公司的最终收益,这不失为一种好的做法。

‘Work/life balance is now listed alongside salary and benefits as a major influencer when choosing a company,’ says Ononeze. ‘Professionals want guaranteed flexibility from prospective employers. We expect to see work/life balance become even more of a factor in candidates making their decisions when deciding between roles.’

“除了薪水和福利外,工作/生活平衡现在也成了应聘者选择一家公司时的主要考虑因素,”Ononeze说道,“专业人士希望未来的雇主能够确保他们工作的灵活性。我们也将看到越来越多的应聘者在选择职位的时候,把工作/生活平衡看作一个重要因素。”

Furthermore, it appears that accountancy and finance professionals care less about salary and more about the total package, which increasingly includes work/life balance plug-ins such as gym membership, study support, flexible working and healthcare alongside a base salary.

此外,财会专业人士似乎对薪水的关注度有所降低,反而更加注重整体待遇,除了基本工资外,还包括一些有助于工作生活平衡的福利,例如健身房会员卡、学习支持、灵活的工作和医疗保健。

 

The unstoppable advance of technology

科技进步,势不可挡

‘There is no doubt that advances in technology are changing the nature of opportunities available within finance,’ says Lee Owen, senior business director at Hays Accountancy & Finance.

“毫无疑问,科技的进步正在改变财会行业的机遇,”瀚纳仕(Hays Accountancy & Finance)公司高级业务总监Lee Owen说道。

‘As potential new threats to businesses continue to be felt and organisations automate processes and attempt to mitigate the risk of possible cyber security breaches, there is a corresponding demand for finance professionals to work in audit, risk and compliance, including IT audit. Salaries in these areas reflect the high demand and candidates with demonstrable knowledge of data, information security and general controls are highly attractive to employers.’

“随着企业不断感受到潜在的新威胁,组织机构开始引入自动化流程,试图缓和网络安全攻击带来的潜在风险,审计、风险与合规,包括IT审计领域也对财会专业人士产生了相应的需求。这些领域的薪资水平反映了它们对人才的高度需求,那些掌握并能应用数据、信息安全和一般控制知识的应聘者对雇主具有极高的吸引力。”

For accountants, who read in newspapers that their profession is one expected to be significantly impacted by AI and ‘the rise of the robots’, the reality is that new technology is a career-defining opportunity.

报纸上说AI科技和“机器人技术的崛起”预计将对会计师所在的行业产生重大影响,但实际上对他们来说,这些新科技也是一个具有职业决定性的机遇。

‘AI is taking on audit roles at large global firms and cloud-based technology has replaced many transactional accounting functions. Meanwhile, blockchain and shared ledgers are reducing the need for account reconciliation and providing real-time insights into businesses,’ says Linda Hudson, senior consultant, accounting and finance at Hudson.

“一些大型国际公司正在使用AI技术来完成审计工作,云技术也已经取代了许多会计交易职能。与此同时,区块链和共享账簿的应用降低了对账需求,可以为企业的运营提供实时洞见,”翰德(Hudson)财会部高级顾问Linda Hudson说道。

‘However, rather than putting accounting professionals at risk, automation is creating greater demand for candidates with analytical skills to provide deeper business insights.’

“而且自动化趋势并没有让财会专业人士的工作受到威胁,反而更加需要那些具备分析能力的应聘者来为企业提供深刻的商业洞见。”

 

Strive to specialize

志在专业

With technology, innovation, automation and offshoring continuing to transform the role of the accountant in the modern workplace, specialising is a way to remain relevant and future proof your career.

随着科技、创新、自动化和离岸外包趋势继续改变会计师在现代工作场所中的角色,专业化将成为你保持与时俱进和保障职业未来前景的一种途径。

‘Understanding and developing your passion for a particular field will help shape your purpose, which is important to a prospective employer’

“认识和不断培养自己对某一专业领域的激情可以帮助你明确自己的目标,这对你未来的雇主是一个重要的因素。”

‘We’re noticing a trend for graduates studying dual degrees, combining accounting with technology or mathematics or data science,’ says Hudson. She highlights that primarily graduates and trainee accountants should aim to gain a variety of skills, but to keep specialising in mind for the future.

“我们注意到修双学位在毕业生中已经成为一种趋势,他们把会计和科技或数学、数据科学结合起来,”Hudson说道。她强调大多数毕业生和实习会计师应该以培养广泛的能力为目标,日后再不断地向专业化方向发展。

‘Understanding and developing your passion for a particular field will help shape your purpose, which is important to a prospective employer.’

“认识和不断培养自己对某一专业领域的激情可以帮助你明确自己的目标,这对你未来的雇主是一个重要的因素。”

Equally specialist is the rise of high growth start-ups which, as an accountant, if you can be part of such enterprises will only increase your value and employability in this niche but valuable area.

同样专业化的还有那些高增长初创公司的崛起。作为会计师,如果你能成为这些公司的一部分,一定能够增加你在这一小众但非常重要的领域的价值和就业能力。

‘This has been a developing trend in 2017 and set to continue into 2018,’ says Ononeze. ‘Often fast-paced and rapidly evolving, these provide an attractive alternative to blue chip firms. The chance to be part of creating a successful business is a big pull for accountancy professionals.’

“2017年这种趋势就在不断发展,2018年还将继续,”Ononeze说道,“这些公司通常步伐很快,发展迅速,与蓝筹公司相比它们是一个富有吸引力的替换选择。有机会参与其中,创造一个成功的公司,这对财会专业人士而言是一个很大的诱惑。”

原文摘自 ACCA Student Accountant杂志

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