The ACCA’s report analyses evolving roles, skills and career aspirations across the accountancy profession, covering overall trends and sectoral or regional differences.
Key findings include:
- The evolution of roles and skills. Technically specialised finance roles are increasingly common, growing in importance and driving the need for technical skills.
- The evolution of career aspirations. Accountants are more mobile and careers will increasingly cross traditional borders, both inside and outside the finance function.
- A changing profession – how should organisations respond? The evolution of roles, skills shortages, the growing demand for accountants and the higher career aspirations of finance professionals are leading to a recruitment and retention crisis for many organisations.