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July 10, 2023
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Strategies for Bridging the Accounting Talent Gap

Jonathan Carr
Client FD

The accounting profession is facing a talent gap, meaning there are more positions than qualified professionals to fill them. This can put organisations in a difficult situation, as they may have difficulty hiring enough qualified and experienced accountants. Luckily, there are ways that employers and recruiters can bridge this gap and ensure they are able to hire the best talent available.

Recruitment Strategies

The first step in bridging the accounting talent gap is having strong recruitment strategies in place. Organisations should create detailed job postings that clearly explain their expectations for applicants and what kind of qualifications they should possess. They should also use modern recruitment tactics such as social media campaigns and online job boards to reach as many potential candidates as possible.


Networking within professional circles can also be an effective way to find qualified candidates. It is important for employers to join professional associations related to their industry or specialty so they can stay up-to-date on trends and developments in the field and build relationships with other professionals who may be able to refer suitable candidates. Employers might also consider attending job fairs or conferences related to accounting where they can meet potential hires face-to-face.

Training Programs

In addition to recruiting experienced professionals, employers should also consider investing in training programs for recent graduates or those without much experience in accounting. These programs could involve internships or apprenticeships where new hires can learn from experienced accountants while gaining practical experience working on real projects. Offering these types of opportunities will not only help bridge the talent gap but will also cultivate loyalty among employees since they will feel appreciated for their hard work and dedication.

With proper planning, organisations can effectively bridge the accounting talent gap by implementing recruitment strategies such as creating detailed job postings, networking with other professionals within their industry, and offering training programs for inexperienced candidates. Doing so will ensure that organisations are able to find the best possible candidates for open positions while helping new recruits gain valuable skills and experience necessary for success in the field of accounting.

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