As if you needed another reason why accounting could be the career for you!

Are you starting out on your career journey? Are you weighing up your options? Are you thinking about a career in accounting? Or are you a recently qualified accountant wondering was it worth it?

With €62,866 as the average salary package for a newly qualified accountant, and with nearly 2 roles for every 1 person, there has never been a better time to join the accounting profession.

The 2023 Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society Salary Survey, in partnership with Barden, delivers the facts and evidence which shows this is definitely a career worth thinking about.

“With demand outstripping supply the market for accounting talent is the best in a generation. There has never been a better time to be in the accounting profession in Ireland”– Elaine Brady | Managing Partner | Barden Leinster

Accounting is a career that opens the door to a tremendous range of diverse opportunities, covers every aspect and sector of business, and offers flexibility, success and, of course, reward!  The proof is in the pudding with:

  • 51% of respondents having received promotions in the last 3 years.
  • 97% of those surveyed are employed.
  • Almost 90% of members have had total remuneration increases in the last 2 years, with 40% claiming increases of over 25% in the past two years.

Not that you need them but for more reasons why accounting is the career for you check out the Salary Survey.

Need help achieving your ambitions, or building your team?

Are you an accounting or tax professional looking for help in achieving your ambitions? Or are you a business leader looking for help building your team?

If so, get in touch with our Accounting & Tax talent advisory and recruitment team today at, who are ready with lots of CV, LinkedIn, interview and career advice along with cutting edge market insights to help you achieve your ambitions and build world class teams. Simple.

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