Top Finance and Accounting Skills of the Summer

Top Finance and Accounting Skills of the Summer

There is a growing demand across the UK for a variety of roles in finance and accounting, with some positions proving especially difficult to fill. The recruitment market is currently very tight, and the talent know their worth and what they want from their next role.

In this type of recruitment environment, it is important for employers to be very clear in their expectations for roles, as well as lay out exactly why they are an attractive option for the best candidates.

Here we take a quick look at several roles that are in significant demand this summer, and the skills and experience required for them.


Regulatory Reporting Specialist

With pretty serious fines in store for any organisation not compliant with the latest regulations, keeping on top of the frequently changing regulations has become a specialist role all by itself. Finance professionals with experience in regulatory compliance and reporting is going to be in high demand throughout the summer and beyond for the foreseeable future.

As well as ensuring compliance with all of the latest regulations, candidates will need to know how to submit the data to all relevant authorities to demonstrate said compliance.


Procurement Officers and Analysts

Both Procurement Officers and Procurement Analysts will be in demand over the next few months as multiple vacancies need to be filled. Many of the roles operate with a remote working policy, with on-site attendance only required to collect the likes of IT equipment. Some of the Procurement Officer roles will require Public Sector experience, and candidates will need to contribute to the development of commissioning plans while identifying business needs and future trends.

The Procurement Analyst positions require candidates who are able to work with technical leads to develop more efficient data gathering techniques, as well as supporting the procurement team in developing template tender documents to reflect the current procurement regulations.


Fund Accountant

A Fund Accountant’s responsibilities revolve around preparing consolidated accounts and investor reporting for investment funds. This includes the likes of real estate, debt or private equity. Candidates for this position must also be able to review work prepared by Fund Administrators prior to the main fund accounting being outsourced.

This is quite a crucial role that will be in high demand over this coming summer and beyond, as fund accounting is the method of monitoring asset usage and financial accountability.


Senior Finance Business Partner

The skills of a Senior Finance Business Partner include the ability to work closely with other business areas to support and advise, with the goal of improving business performance. Such roles are in high demand at the moment, with roles such as Interim Senior Finance Business Partner commanding salaries from £500 a day.

This role requires significant qualifications and experience, such as CCAB/CIMA certification or equivalent. Such senior roles also usually require extensive experience in a particular field, such as the healthcare services of a local authority as is the case with the linked example.


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