Trends Affecting The Accounting Profession Globally

Trends Affecting The Accounting Profession Globally

January 5, 2017

In the recent ACCA Ambition magazine, ACCA looked at the major influences on the global job market for accountants.

Our world is constantly changing, with new developments and advances in all areas of life, and the world of employment and job seeking is no exception.

Firms are constantly adapting how they run their business to keep up with technical advances, ever-changing market places and changes to customer’s needs and requirements.

In a constantly changing business environment, employers are looking for an accountant with enhanced skills to thrive in such and environment.

“We live in a fast-changing world and the effects are being felt across the jobs market. Tomorrow’s finance professional might need a few more strings to their bow.”

ACCA focused on the following trends, which are affecting the accounting profession:

  • Ageing workforce
  • Big data
  • Business partnering
  • Shared services
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Flexibility

Read the full piece in Ambition 2016 magazine from ACCA. Here