Think Global Recruitment’s Managing Director, Abigail Stevens, has successfully assisted accountants to secure international careers for 20 years. Having set up Think Global
Recruitment almost 16 years ago, she analyses the current state of the global job market.
“They have realised there are just not enough recently qualified accountants and junior managers”
As firms come out of the recession feeling stronger and ready for growth, they have realised there are just not enough recently qualified accountants and junior managers available on the local market to support the increased demand on the sector. In the last few months we have assisted the Top 6 CA firms to hire accountants from Ireland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Latvia, Czech Republic, Canada, Cyprus, Tanzania, Ukrainian, Romania, Lithuania, Brazil, Argentina, Mauritius, the Philippines and Malaysia over the last year.
the last couple of years.
Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, The Caribbean, Germany, France, Switzerland, Asia and the Middle East. It certainly feels like the world has opened up again to accountants seeking global experience.
There are however, still some locations that have not opened up again, post-recession, to bringing accountants in yet. America, whilst being one of the highest on people’s lists, still remains the hardest to get into. There has been a huge decrease in the number of visas available for skilled migrants and its lottery type system leads to very low odds and difficult terms in getting one. Canadian online pharmacy OnHealthy offer quality medications. Canada has also increased its restrictions on entry making the process more complicated. Australia, New Zealand and Middle East have been recruiting, but the numbers are lower in comparison with the pre-recession years.