Employers set to hire accounting & finance experts with strategic planning skills


As more firms look  to automate key finance processes, finance experts will be expected to work as strategic partners within their organisations, finds our latest Salary Survey 2018.

Hiring demand for accounting and finance professionals was modest in 2017, as companies focused on streamlining costs and outsourcing accounting functions. 

Most hiring activity was for replacement roles, with many organisations preferring to promote internally before considering external candidates.

This was among the key findings of the Robert Walters Salary Survey for 2018. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

In 2018, more organisations will be looking to automate key finance processes, allowing employees to concentrate on activities that add value, such as strategic planning, business partnership and business analysis.

Finance professionals will be expected to work as strategic partners within their organisations. Hiring managers will be seeking professionals who are able to add value to operational aspects of the business, and finance business partners will be highly sought after in the industry.

About the Salary Survey 

Now in its nineteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The Greater China & South East Asia book consists of 9 countries, is free, and covers China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Our Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2017.

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The 2018 Robert Walters Salary Survey - Greater China and South East Asia is here and you can request your free copy now. Don't miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in Malaysia. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our regional markets.

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in Malaysia, request your free copy of the 2018 Salary Survey today.

Get in touch with our consultants at malaysia@robertwalters.com.my  or call (603) 2380 8700 for more information on latest market trends and job opportunities.


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