Skills shortage spells salary boost for new accountants
Recent research by financial recruiter Robert Half shows the global talent shortage for accounting professionals is continuing apace. And as the skills gap grows, salaries for new accountants are reaching record levels.
Robert Half’s Global Financial Salary Guide shows that salaries for entry level positions rose significantly between 2006 and 2007. The average assistant accountant position experienced a 25% boost, with recent graduates now earning an average of £19,500 compared to £15,500 for 2006.