The competition for top talent here is about to get stiff this year.

There has been an increased demand for accounting and finance professionals in the job market,  thanks to increasing numbers of MNCs setting up shared services hubs in Singapore, a survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters has found.

During the study, the company also found that companies invested in high-performing corporate and transaction bankers who were experienced enough to bring in more revenue and maintain good relationships with corporate clients.

Robert Walters, one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies, launched its Annual Global Salary Survey today.

Among other top demanded jobs this year, the labour market will see firms demand for more private bankers with ultra-high-net-worth clientele; legal practitioners; professionals in technical healthcare; and professionals in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and luxury retail sectors.

More information is included in the press release below:

Competition for top talent in 2013

Now in its 14th edition, the annual Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of global recruitment trends and salary levels available.

Key findings for Singapore:

Overview of 2012

Contracting proved to be a viable option as hiring managers faced challenges in securing headcount approval. With this increased demand, professionals were open to a range of contract positions as they sought varied industry experience.

Increased demand for accounting and finance candidates skilled in commercial decision support, FP&A and financial control as more multinationals set up their shared services hubs in Singapore.

Firms invested in high-performing corporate and transaction bankers who were experienced enough to bring in more revenue and maintain good relationships with corporate clients.

Recruitment for oil and gas upstream was active throughout the year. Subsurface professionals were particularly sought-after as more exploration sites opened up across the region.

 

There is likely to be business growth within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical devices sectors, creating opportunities for sales and marketing professionals with the ability to generate revenue.

With the growing number of millionaires in Asia Pacific, competent private bankers with an active list of ultra-high-net-worth clientele will be highly sought-after.

As companies streamline their human resources teams, we foresee a demand for candidates with a combined portfolio of skill sets such as strategic and operational capabilities, talent development and business partnering.

Law firms which have been awarded the QFLP (Qualifying Foreign Law Practice) license this year are likely to increase their legal headcount in niche areas such as arbitration, insurance, private wealth and shipping.

The shortage of capable talent in technical healthcare, FMCG and luxury retail will require employers to offer regional responsibilities, attractive remuneration as well as training and development opportunities to attract the best candidate.

There has been an increased demand for accounting and finance professionals in the job market,  thanks to increasing numbers of MNCs setting up shared services hubs in Singapore, a survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters has found.

During the study, the company also found that companies invested in high-performing corporate and transaction bankers who were experienced enough to bring in more revenue and maintain good relationships with corporate clients.

Robert Walters, one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies, launched its Annual Global Salary Survey today.

Among other top demanded jobs this year, the labour market will see firms demand for more private bankers with ultra-high-net-worth clientele; legal practitioners; professionals in technical healthcare; and professionals in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and luxury retail sectors.

More information is included in the press release below:

Competition for top talent in 2013

Now in its 14th edition, the annual Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of global recruitment trends and salary levels available.

Key findings for Singapore:

Overview of 2012

Contracting proved to be a viable option as hiring managers faced challenges in securing headcount approval. With this increased demand, professionals were open to a range of contract positions as they sought varied industry experience.

Increased demand for accounting and finance candidates skilled in commercial decision support, FP&A and financial control as more multinationals set up their shared services hubs in Singapore.

Firms invested in high-performing corporate and transaction bankers who were experienced enough to bring in more revenue and maintain good relationships with corporate clients.

Recruitment for oil and gas upstream was active throughout the year. Subsurface professionals were particularly sought-after as more exploration sites opened up across the region.

There is likely to be business growth within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical devices sectors, creating opportunities for sales and marketing professionals with the ability to generate revenue.

With the growing number of millionaires in Asia Pacific, competent private bankers with an active list of ultra-high-net-worth clientele will be highly sought-after.

As companies streamline their human resources teams, we foresee a demand for candidates with a combined portfolio of skill sets such as strategic and operational capabilities, talent development and business partnering.

Law firms which have been awarded the QFLP (Qualifying Foreign Law Practice) license this year are likely to increase their legal headcount in niche areas such as arbitration, insurance, private wealth and shipping.

The shortage of capable talent in technical healthcare, FMCG and luxury retail will require employers to offer regional responsibilities, attractive remuneration as well as training and development opportunities to attract the best candidate.