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Top 10 reasons it's good to be an accountant

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  • REASONS ITS GOOD TO BE AN ACCOUNTANT

  • 52% of FTSE 100 CEOs have a background in finance

    27% are Chartered Accountants (ACA)

    Based on analysis of publicly available sources of information analysed from the period 1 April 2014 30 March 2015.

    1. FINANCE OFFERS THE FASTEST ROUTE TO THE TOP

  • Two thirds of UK CFOs say there are more opportunities for womento advance through the ranks in finance and accounting than 10 years ago

    2. A GREATER CHANCE FOR WOMEN TO ADVANCE

  • 3. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION WITH FAME

    Sir Mick Jagger, Eddie Izzard, Kenny G, Bob Newhart, John Grisham and JP Morgan have all used their finance and accounting knowledge to their advantage

  • 4. SALARIES ARE SET TO RISE

    2.2% is the average salary increase accounting and finance professionals can expect to receive in 2016

    Up to 4% for senior positions

  • 5. SKILLED PROFESSIONALS ARE IN THE DRIVERS SEAT

    92% of CFOs find it difficult to source talented professionals

  • 6. THE SECRET TO SUCCESS: LEADERSHIP SKILLS, EFFECTIVECOMMUNICATION AND STRONG TECHNICAL ABILITY

    60% of CFOs say strong leadership skills is the top ability required for success

    Strong technical skills (47%) and effective communication (33%) follow closely

  • 7. MORE CAREER PATHS AVAILABLE THAN EVER BEFORE

    88% of financial services executives believe there are morevaried career paths available compared to five years ago

  • 8. ACCOUNTANTS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF EXCITING BUSINESS CHANGE

    The digitisation of thefinance function and themove by non-traditionalplayers into financialservices seesaccountants criticalto business success

  • 9. INCREASED CONTRACT AND TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE SENIOR LEVEL

    SIX IN 10 UK finance leaders are more reliant on contract or temporary resources at a management or C-suite level than 12 months ago

  • Businesses are seeking finance professionals across the UK. The majority of financial services company leaders see benefit in operating one or more business functions outside the capital

    10. OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF LONDON

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