The following insights are brought to you by EMEA Recruitment, which specializes in finance, procurement & supply chain, HR, operations, and BI & data recruitment at middle-management to executive levels across the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the wider EMEA region.

Despite the continued pressures of COVID-19 and working from home requirements, 2021 remained strong for the finance employment market. 

Businesses learned to adapt to different ways of working, focusing on a balanced work life and reward strategy in an attempt to improve staff retention and wellbeing. Companies requiring more time in the office, such as four or five days per week, have found that their choice of candidates is more limited.

This high level of competition is pushing salaries up in the finance and accountancy sector, with candidates often finding themselves in the fortunate position of multiple job offers. 

The junior end of the market has proven most competitive, due to high demand for transactional roles. Towards the more senior end of the market, companies are requiring niche skillsets from candidates, such as experience with data visualization tools. 

EMEA Recruitment expects this competition to remain strong, although confidence in the finance employment market is also high. As employers continue to adapt to the post-COVID world, this may put further pressure on salaries and rewards. 

In a changing market, current and accurate insights are incredibly valuable to both businesses and professionals. As specialists in finance and accountancy recruitment, EMEA Recruitment can support individuals and organizations in planning their next career move or assisting with hiring more effectively into their team. 

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