Senior finance professionals in high demand

Published on: 20 Feb 2019

Several key senior job titles in finance and accountancy saw significant monthly uplift in vacancies posted to GAAPweb in January. The number of Finance Business Partner vacancies climbed the most at 57%, but Finance Director (39%), Finance Manager (32%), Financial Controller (18%) and CFO (14%) roles all saw month-on-month increases.

Furthermore, most of these job titles received an increased monthly number of searches on the GAAPweb CV database.

Recruiter and employer searches for ‘CFO’ were 255% higher, while ‘Finance Business Partner’ and ‘Finance Manager’ searches saw month-on-month uplift of 230% and 123% respectively. Additionally, searches for ‘Head of Finance’ shot up by 400%.

Seemingly, senior-level finance professionals are highly sought after right now, but what does that mean for you and your job hunt?

Well, if you are currently working in a Management Accountant, Financial Accountant or similar mid-level finance role and feel you have begun to outgrow your current job title, now could be a great time to take the next step up to Controller, Business Partner or Manager level.

Alternatively, if you already operate as a Finance Manager or Controller and feel ready for a bigger challenge, perhaps it’s time to consider applying for Finance Director or CFO positions.

Regardless of which level jobs you apply for next, make sure recruiters and prospective employers can find and contact you regarding the latest opportunities by uploading your CV to the GAAPweb database.