This webinar covers ACCA’s latest professional insights report: generation next, managing talent in the public sector. The report follows on from the global study professional accountants – the future: generation next published in 2016 and takes a deeper view of the career aspirations and work preferences of young finance professionals working in the public sector.

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • Some of the key findings from the latest report in the generation next series,
  • How the work preferences and aspirations of young public sector accountants varied to their peers, and
  • Ways that public sector employers can more effectively attract and retain talent.


Alexander Metcalfe, head of public sector policy at ACCA professional insights

Alexander Metcalfe is the head of public sector policy in the policy and insights team at ACCA. He leads on developing thought leadership for the public sector and represents ACCA at senior global member forums.

Alexander has previous experience in the UK and Canadian civil service, including working as a senior economist - specialising in tax policy - at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in Canada. He has frequently given evidence to UK committees and ministerial roundtables, and was a member of the Home Office Employers’ Representative Group on EU Exit. His published research includes work on the labour and skills needs of small firms after Brexit, as well as economic analysis on the cumulative cost of government policy on small firms. 

He studied at Oxford, Cambridge and Queen’s universities.

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