Demand for pre-qualified accountants in the UK
rose in August to its highest point this year, contrasting with
flat demand for employees across the wider UK economy, the Reed Job
Index has reported.

The number of new jobs for pre-qualified
accountants was up by 17% since the Reed Job Index was launched in
December 2009.

Demand for fully qualified accountants also
rose in August compared with July, but did not hit this year’s
record, which was set in May.

Salaries for new pre-qualified
accountancy jobs reduced slightly compared with July, but held
steady for fully-qualified accountants.  

Reed managing director Martin Warnes said that
increased competition amongst candidates seemed to be holding
salary offers steady this month, as more accountants return to the
job market.

Reed.co.uk is the UK’s largest commercial job
board.