ACCA USA and Economist Events Host Talent in Finance: Catching and Keeping the Next Generation of Genius

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Economist Events hosted an engaging discussion on Thursday on how to attract and retain top talent amid a global war for talent as a skills gap challenges employers to build teams for jobs of the future. The event was sponsored by the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

The hour-long discussion involved senior level finance executives and human resource directors, and offered participants a range of proven solutions to future-proof their businesses by catching and keeping top industry talent. You can watch the discussion at

Moderated by Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief at The Economist, the engaging discussion focused on the current and future skills landscape for finance professionals. Asked Bishop, “How can finance firms position themselves well in this war for talent so that they are equipped to thrive?”

Eileen Mullaney, Global Mobility Consulting Leader at PwC, said talent seeks organizations where they can “continue to learn and grow” and international opportunities.

“They expect to have multiple employers,” said Mullaney, who has over 20 years of experience in overall expatriate program management.

Echoed Sarah D. Allen, Global Director, HR Strategy and Talent Solutions at BNY Mellon, said paramount was to create “the opportunity for [talent] to collaborate and interact with each other.”

Matthew Sigelman, Chief Executive Officer at Burning Glass Technologies, noted the struggle to recruit talent for regulatory jobs.

“The smartest organizations are really looking at this from the supply chain,” said Sigelman, who has leveraged his expertise in human capital management, data, and analytics to advise clients and guide solution design and implementation for more than a decade.

About ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants): ACCA is the global body for professional accountants with 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 170 countries worldwide. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability, and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance, and management. We work through a network of 89 offices and centers and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.

Jeff Simmons (ACCA USA), 917-673-0024
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