Recruiting middle managers in Accounting

Middle managers within the accounting industry are among some of the trickiest roles to fill during this current skills shortage, according to a latest Hays survey.

With that in mind, EQ Consultants' Principal Consultant, Steve Kennedy recently shared his top tips and recruitment trends to a group of chartered accountants within the Christchurch SME sector. 

Steve explains: "With more SMEs equipped to undertake their accounting in-house, there is a growing need for businesses to effectively recruit the management and accounting skills they need. This event provided a great opportunity to understand the issues they face and share advice with industry members.

"During a time of skills shortages, businesses need to ensure that they can recruit the skills they need when the time arises. Without a workforce plan and recruitment pipeline, it can take months before finding a replacement. Thoroughly determine the competencies required for the role before undertaking a search for the skills you require. Don't forget to assess candidates by undertaking reference checks, assessments, etc. Read my top tips for recruiting middle managers here."

For further advice about recruiting for your business or organisation, call Steve on 021 223 2850 or email

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