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Generation Z want stability

14 November 2018

Accountancy recruiters everywhere can breathe a huge sigh of relief - Generation Z love the idea of becoming a professional accountant!

‘Make Way for GEN Z: Identifiying what matter most to the next generation’, a report from the International Federation of Accountants, found over a fifth (21%) of all respondents have already decided to pursue a career in the profession. You can add to this a further 73% who said they are of open to the idea of a job in accountancy.

Accountancy is winning out as the career of choice for many 18-23 year olds because it aligns with their top priorities – a stable career path and good salary.

A stable career path was important/very important to 89% of respondents. A competitive salary and benefits came next at 87%, followed by a work-life balance on 84%.

The least important factors for Gen Z career decisions are the opportunity to work aboard, to be a business leader and to drive business strategy.

*Read the full story in the latest issue of PQ magazine - out now...

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