UK finance chiefs look to hire more staff this year

FINANCE chiefs in the UK are looking to hire again amidst signs that the economy is starting to pick up .

According to the latest Robert Half CFO Confidence Index 17 per cent of the UK’s chief financial officers said their companies would be looking to hire permanent accounting and finance staff over the next six months. This is a dramatic improvement from 1 per cent at the same stage last year.

CFOs based in London were the most optimistic, with nearly a third (29 per cent) saying they would resume hiring in the next half year. Graduate roles are likely to be up 17 per cent and 63 per cent of finance chiefs will be looking to attract talent by boosting salaries.