Skip to content
Hays - Recruiting experts worldwide
  1. I am
    I am
Browse by expertise

Audit Market Outlook

Hot on the Trail
fmu2

As part of our on-going commitment to sharing meaningful insight into the employment market this newsletter highlights skills in demand, salary trends and expectations for the internal audit function in 2013. Covering the investment banking, retail banking and investment management sectors we hope you find it both informative and insightful.

Investment Banking

The fall-out from the financial crisis continues to be felt within investment banking, which is operating under the intense scrutiny of regulators. Banks are building up their internal audit and internal control functions as they look to address weaknesses in their processes and systems. Many of them are developing specialist teams with strong capital markets expertise. They are also investing in technology to support the work that their auditors do.

Download the full market outlook for more detailed information on the latest recruitment trends...

Retail Banking

A number of high-profile scandals led to the battering of the retail banks’ reputations last year. These came just as they were trying to shore up their balance sheets to meet the requirements of Basel III and manage their exposure to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. Shrewd financial management and effective internal controls were therefore priorities for retail banks last year and they invested steadily in internal audit staff, particularly at newly-qualified accountant level.

Download the full market outlook for more detailed information on the latest recruitment trends...

Investment Management

Demand for internal auditors within the investment management industry has stayed steady as firms respond to regulatory pressure to tighten controls. In general, employers want to secure auditors of the very highest calibre who have good product knowledge. Hedge funds and private equity firms, in particular, look for candidates with an ACA qualification and a degree from a leading university.
 

Download the full market outlook for more detailed information on the latest recruitment trends...