A Partner’s Perspective on the Salary Survey 2020…Part 1

A Partner’s Perspective on the Salary Survey 2020...Part 1

It’s a privilege once again to partner with the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society annual salary survey, and to bring you the results of the 2020 survey. What a year it’s been, but there is no doubt that the results certainly provide a positive outlook for Chartered Accountants during these challenging times.

Here, and over a series of upcoming blogs, I take a deeper look at the results from the Salary Survey 2020 and what they mean for Chartered Accountants and employers in Leinster.

But First…Why Do We Take Part in this Initiative?

Expert advice and insights; such as those in this year’s Salary Survey; are at the heart of what we do every day in Barden, and one of the core foundations on which Barden was built over 6 years ago.

As experts in our field, and Ireland’s only partner led recruitment firm, it is absolutely critical for us to be able to provide our clients with cutting edge insights, so that they, in turn, can make informed strategic decisions on talent attraction and talent retention.

Here I highlight some of the key findings from the survey. To see the full results click here.

A Quick Overview

Regardless of the tumultuous nature of the year so far, the professions resilience is clear for all to see and the numbers are still resoundingly positive.

  • Average basic salary for newly qualified accountants across all sectors is €62,656
  • Salary Package for newly qualified accountants in industry is €62,479
  • Salary Package for newly qualified accountants across all sectors is €69,936
  • Salary Package for 5 years PQE in Industry is €91,761
  • Salary Package for 5 years PQE across all sectors is €86,035
  • Average Salary Package in Leinster Society is €109,989

And, a massive 95% of members in full time employment.

Tune in next week for a closer look at ‘Perception v Reality’, ‘Challenges & Bouncing Back’, and ‘The Availability of Talent’.


About Elaine

Elaine Brady | Managing Partner | Barden Dublin

Following an undergrad in business in Trinity, Elaine joined the recruitment profession in 2004 and held a number of leadership roles with key recruitment firms before founding Barden in 2014. Elaine advises leadership teams across Leinster on their talent attraction and retention strategy and is a regular speaker at institute events.



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