Chinese capital investment in asset management firms and private equity fund houses is creating new job opportunities for qualified accountancy & finance professionals in the non-banking financial services industry.
This is one key finding from the latest Hays Quarterly Report, for the January to March quarter, which is a guide to the current hotspots of recruitment activity and trends.
Demand is high for fund accountants who are bilingual in English and Mandarin, who understand the investment market, can account for a portfolio of investments and advise firms and Chinese investment partners on finance issues and queries.
Indicative of how many businesses are becoming increasingly digitalised, there will also be demand this quarter for candidates in the digital space that can create and develop meaningful experiences for customers on digital platforms.
Professionals with deep analytical skills and possess a creative mindset to support business growth in a changing commercial landscape will stand out in the eyes of many companies.
Inventory managers in the supply chain industry will also be highly sought after throughout the opening quarter of 2017 as organisations look to minimise the overall cost of inventory whilst ensuring customers receive their goods efficiently and effectively.
The views expressed in this column are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect this publication's view, and this article is not edited by Hongkong Business. The author was not remunerated for this article.
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Dean Stallard is the Regional Director of Hays in Hong Kong. He has 10 years' experience in executive recruitment and is currently responsible for the day-to-day management and growth of the business in Hong Kong.