Demand for qualified accountants up 20% in Munster in Q3 2023… here’s why

Qualified accountants in Munster enjoy more job opportunities in Q3 2023 than at any point in the previous decade…

“Demand for qualified accountant talent in Cork/Munster has grown significantly in recent months with a circa 20% increase yoy” says Jonathan Olden | Managing Partner | Barden Munster.  “With a limited supply of talent is it highly competitive out there – for anyone considering external options it is prime time to be getting market curious.” 

Cork is obviously thriving.  And it’s just getting started.

Some (just a snapshot!) of our current assignments for experienced accountants in Cork include:

  • Finance Manager – Manufacturing – €80k – €85k
  • Finance Business Partner  – FMCG –  €70k – €80k
  • Commercial Controller – Large Irish Business – €110k – €120k
  • Finance Manager (Part-time) – SME  – €60k
  • Site Finance Lead –  Pharma – €115k – €125k
  • Commercial Finance Manager (Limerick) – Engineering – €80k – €85k
  • Financial Reporting Manager (Limerick) – Engineering – €80k – €85k
  • Technical Accounting Manager – Renewables – €80k – €90k
  • Finance Manager Process Improvement (Kerry) – PLC – €100k – €110k
  • Regional Controller – Global Solutions – €110k – €120k
  • Group Internal Auditor – FMCG – €75k – €85k
  • Finance Manager – Growing SME – €70k – €80k


Some (just a snapshot!) of our current assignments for recently qualified accountants in Cork include:

  • Internal Auditor – FMCG – €60-70k
  • Assistant Financial Controller – Hospitality (Kerry) – €60-70k
  • Senior Financial Accountant – Pharma – €60-65k
  • Finance Business Partner – FMCG – €60-65k
  • Financial Accountant – Start-up business – €60-70k
  • Commercial Accountant – FMCG (Remote/Flexible) – €65-70k
  • Financial Accountant – Renewable Energy (Waterford) – €65-70k
  • Project Accountant – Engineering (Limerick) – €65-70k
  • Senior Financial Accountant – Tech – €65-70k
  • Financial Accountant – Tech – €55-60k
  • Financial Analyst – Property – €60-65k
  • Financial Accountant – Irish Business – €60-65k

If you, or someone in your network, are a qualified accountant and are thinking of making a strategic career move over the coming months, get in touch with Caroline Frawley ( or Orla Crowley ( and they will take it from there. Simple.

2023 is a great year to define your future in finance.   Make sure you know your options, with Barden.

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