About 26 per cent of UK firms are planning to take on more finance workers over the next six months, according to a new survey.
Research from consultancy Robert Half Finance and Accounting has revealed that over half of these employers need to recruit more staff because of business expansion, while 22 per cent said they need extra workers to cope with bigger workloads.
A further 39 per cent of respondents also predicted that starting salaries will increase over the next six months.
"Much has been made of the 'war for talent' and our index clearly shows that skilled accounting and finance professionals remain in high demand. Employers must continue to focus on retention as a way of maintaining business continuity," commented David Jones, managing director of Robert Half Finance and Accounting.
The latest Monster Employment Index, released last week, suggested that recruitment in the accounting and banking sectors slowed significantly in April.