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Accountancy Job Market Report March 12th 2018


February has been slightly busier than January but still quiet for accountancy practice roles, unlike other sectors. New permanent vacancies registered with us have stayed low. 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+. Contract roles have remained few and far between. There remains a glut of part qualified ACCA accountants/affiliates with 1-2 years experience and a real shortfall of experienced ACCA and FCCA candidates with more than 2 years post-qualification experience in all geographical areas.

Market outlook – demand will start to increase as we move into the prime recruitment season of April to September.

Statistics for February
Current live vacancies: 77
New salaried vacancies added in February: 13
New candidates registering: 39