What are the 5 most in-demand finance and accounting jobs in Quebec?
Posted at 21/12/2017
In the coming years, due to demographic characteristics, Quebec will be facing a widespread labour shortage. The aging of a large part of the population has already affected several areas of expertise that have seen a large portion of their employees retire. The accounting and finance sectors are also affected by this lack of qualified employees.
The following is a portrait of the current situation in the financial sector and a list of the 5 most in-demand jobs in the field.
Professional issues in the finance and accounting sectors
Currently, many companies in Quebec are struggling to recruit enough qualified professionals with the skills to meet their accounting needs. Many of these companies are expanding. They want to ensure that they remain compliant with the regulatory requirements of the various government institutions despite the rapid growth of their organization.
Because of the high level of training needed to obtain the following positions, there are very few graduates of these programs. Unsurprisingly, the unemployment rate for these occupations is well below the national average.
The most sought-after financial analysts today are those with a professional designation or a master's degree in business administration. This means that if you are a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA), you may be the ideal candidate for many recruiters.
Available employees who have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, as well as accounting training, are not exactly found on every street corner. In fact, many employers are looking for candidates who have these skills to become their senior accountants. This position’s duties include general ledger maintenance, financial reporting, and accounts receivable and accounts payable management.
Demand for these specialists has remained very high for many years. Their main responsibility is contributing to the evaluation of financial and information system effectiveness. They also ensure that internal controls and management and operating practices are optimized to ensure the best possible return.
The information technology sector is booming. In the financial world, IT specialists are, among others, required to control business processes and manage risks. They are among the most in-demand workers.
The regulatory framework is constantly evolving in the world of finance. In order to oversee compliance measures and communicate the conclusions that are drawn to management, compliance officers are highly sought-after by companies.
Finance and accounting sectors: how do you find the right people?
Because workers likely to hold the jobs mentioned above are extremely rare, companies struggle to get their hands on them. Fed Finance advisors can offer you personalized support to assist you in this task. Do not hesitate to contact us today.
If you are instead a candidate looking for a job that fits your aspirations, you can send us your resume and be referred to the best employers.