Advancetrack’s inaugural Accounting Talent Index reveals accounting skills shortage

The Accounting Talent Index, a new global research study from Advancetrack, reveals almost half of firms are being ‘significantly’ affected by an ‘existential’ crisis 

As practice leaders look to create a sustainable and profitable future, their talent resource strategy will need to be laser-focused. 

The first-ever Accounting Talent Index, conducted and produced by Advancetrack, lays bare that firms across the globe are stricken by skills shortages. 

The index reveals that of 280 senior practitioners interviewed, 74% said their firm is ‘significantly’ or ‘severely’ affected by a lack of skills. 

The report found reasons for this ranged from more competition for talent from commerce firms to fewer people attending and graduating from university, as well as the effects of the Covid pandemic and an ageing workforce.  

Vipul Sheth, MD of Advancetrack, said: “Our Accounting Talent Index, released today, shows how the acute lack of accountants has emerged as a critical bottleneck, and its impact has been nothing short of severe, impacting businesses, institutions and economies on a global scale. 

“While the solutions are not exhaustive, or all yet identified, significant strides can be made by investing in the development of accounting talent, rethinking recruitment approaches, and promoting the essential role of accountants in supporting economic stability.” 

Gain valuable industry insights, strategic recommendations and stay ahead of trends by downloading the Advancetrack Accounting Talent Index for free. 

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