The number of permanent Finance Director appointments made in the last quarter across Yorkshire continued to gather pace in the past quarter. Levels were back up to levels seen before Covid-19. We analyse the whole market (not just our placements). Some of the key headlines from our analysis of the last quarter;
The number of applicants for our campaigns has increased by just under 30% compared with our 2019 figure. This comes as no surprise when we discuss it with our market, it is the growing number of opportunities that surprises many. Last quarter, I rounded off this post by saying that “I feel obliged to add a caveat to this article and to temper it with a more apprehensive conclusion” than the positive messages from the appointments in that quarter. Even though we had not predicted a second lockdown at that point, I am glad that I did not ultimately add that caveat! December shows every sign of being busier in 2020 than in “normal” years. Although I am even more confident of not adding a caveat to the positive tone of this post, I am still not bold enough to start making predictions!
We have known Lindsey since she moved to Yorkshire and have built up a great relationship as her reputation has grown. It was great to spend some time with her and to find out what pulled her from the United States to South Yorkshire.
Part 3 of our articles focuses on the thoughts of some of our regions best private sector finance leaders, to understand what's creating the increased demand for strong technical accountants within the Yorkshire region.
Lyndsey is a Director at Brown Butler Chartered Accountants and a really close friend of our partners.
With the unprecedented rise in demand for technically strong accountants for the 2nd part of our articles we have spent some time talking to some of the best technical accountants who have made the move to industry across the region
The candidate pool of technically strong financial accounts is falling short of the demand by as wide a margin as we have seen in 20 years.