Crushing the perceptions of the accounting profession.

For those of you who work in, with or know the accounting profession you’ll know all too well the misperceptions that are out there. To name but a few…

  • The industry is full of guys.
  • It’s boring.
  • We never see you, you’re always working.
  • All accountants work in practice.
  • And…excel is literally your life!

The results from the Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society Salary Survey, in partnership with @Barden, crush these perceptions showing continued strong demand in the sector, with growing earning potential and considerable career opportunities in many different areas.

In fact 87% of respondents work across industry, financial services, public practice, government and the voluntary service. So not all accountants work in practice!

The sector itself is a major employer, and is the biggest employer of new graduates each year. 99% of those who completed the survey are employed.

The current split of Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society members is 60% male, 40% female, however the tide of the sector is turning, with more women entering the sector and 51.5% of students now female*.

For more myth busting facts and figures check out the Salary Survey.

 

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Reference: *https://www.iaasa.ie/getmedia/62799cc3-8a6a-4bee-8805-ab0497595523/Profile2017.pdf

 

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