Demand on the up for business accountants

Salaries for accountants are rising above inflation thanks to “robust” demand for business partners, cost accountants and commercial accountants, a survey has found.

The survey from recruitment company Robert Half found that a “nearshoring” of finance functions has increased career opportunities outside London for accounting and finance professionals. Many of the basic accounting activities have been moved to Birmingham, Bournemouth and Glasgow, among others, as well as to India, according to the survey.

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