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Accountancy Practice Job Market Update Report May 2018

Public Practice Accountants Job Market Report May 2018

April has been a fairly quiet month for accountancy practice roles, unlike other sectors. This is directly linked to the end of the financial year and the reduced demand for tax returns. 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. Client Manager roles range from about £45k up to £80k and Audit roles remain separate and quite distinct with figures starting at c£50-55k+ and heading upwards rapidly. There remains a glut of part qualified ACCA accountants with 1-2 years experience and a real shortfall of experienced ACCA and FCCA candidates looking for salaried roles 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 May 2nd
Current live vacancies: 73
New salaried vacancies added in April: 7
New candidates registering: 16*

(*NB – we do not include the hoards of unsuitable applicants we filter on a daily basis – these are accountancy practice candidates).