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Accountancy Job Market Report dated 13th December 2017


November has been another busy month but the market is quietening off as we approach Christmas. New permanent vacancies registered with us decreased by over 50%. Vacancies have been posted by accountancy practices across the UK although half of those registered were in the North West and the Midlands. Salary levels remain static – usual ranges for permanent ACCA full member accountants for Senior Accountant roles being around £35-40k across the country, with very few above this, although London firms seem to be mostly willing to increase up to £45k to attract the right person. Audit roles remain separate and quite distinct from this with figures increasing to £50-55k. More unusual roles can be considerably higher, with some specialist accountancy practices offering up to £65k for senior roles where expertise in one industry is needed. Contract roles have remained few and far between. There is a glut of part qualified ACCA accountants with 1-2 years experience, but a real shortfall of experienced and qualified ACCA and FCCA candidates in all geographical areas.


Out of the 14 new vacancies posted in November 8 of them were in Greater London and the South East. 4 were in the North West and 2 were in the Midlands.

Market outlook – demand will continue to fall as we approach Christmas.

Statistics for November (October in brackets)
Current live vacancies: 60 (60)
New salaried vacancies added in October: 14 (51)
New candidates registering: 53 (67)