In this classic contribution from the archive, recruitment partner Robert Half International provides an Expert Guide on job hunting.

UK businesses are struggling to find suitably qualified finance professionals, according to recruiter Robert Half.

Six out of ten FTSE100 companies are now run by qualified accountants – but a gender divide persists at the top.

The finance sector has had four consecutive quarters of improving profitability, but CFOs remain uneasy about the economic prospects for their companies over the next six months.

The Emergency Budget contained some signficant measures which will affect employers and the jobs market in general, according to business leaders and the CIPD.

Government spending cuts could see many accountants in the firing line over the coming months.

Ill start from the beginning, when I was 16 it was my dream to be a West End star so I didn't pay much attention in school and didn't try in academic exams.


Businesses may be eyeing economic recovery with caution, but key finance staff will continue to earn competitive salaries.


KPMG has upped its graduate intake for this year from 600 to 760 on the back of ‘signs of improvement in the marketplace’.