Finance and accounting workers remained optimistic in the third quarter of 2013, as The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index declined marginally by 0.8 points to 62.3.
The Index, which measures overall confidence among finance and accounting workers, continues to be one of the highest confidence levels among all sectors tracked by Randstad, including IT, healthcare, manufacturing and office and administration. Data was collected July 9-11, August 5-7 and September 9-11, 2013, and thus do not reflect the attitudes of employees during the government shutdown.
Permanent Workers In Demand
“The silver lining for this industry is that companies are actively seeking finance and accounting workers and we’re seeing an increased demand for permanent workers. Looking into 2014, we see sector growth being driven by certain positions, including financial analysts, staff accountants, business analysts and internal auditors/public accountants,” said Ursula Williams, EVP of Randstad Finance & Accounting, Randstad Human Resources, Accountants International and The Mergis Group – which will combine to form Randstad Professionals on December 9th.
Job Security Strong Among Workers
“Furthermore, several key aspects of the Index also showed signs of growing confidence, such as the availability of jobs and employees’ ability to find new jobs. Workers in the finance and accounting field also continue to enjoy high levels of job security, with 80 percent indicating it is not likely they will lose their job in the next 12 months.”
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2/11/2014 8:09:58 PM