The new crop of young professionals who are about to enter the workforce is very open to careers in accounting, especially Generation Z. This is great news for an industry that has had difficulty attracting young professionals in the past.
According to research by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC):
“Gen Z’ers identified economic stability, job opportunities, and quality education as their top public policy priorities. When it comes to their career expectations, Gen Z seeks a stable career, competitive salary and benefits, and work-life balance.”
Many young professionals see accounting careers as aligned with career priorities. As summarized by Nina Hendy on In The Black:
“They see accountancy as highly aligned with their priorities, as the profession offers a stable career path (89 per cent important or very important), competitive salary and benefits (87 per cent) and a good work-life balance (84 per cent).”
With an influx of young talent willing to work within the accounting industry, it’s important for companies to capitalize on the opportunity. This means you need to offer a workplace that will attract this young talent. Here are some ways to get an edge over other accounting firms when recruiting Generation Z:
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