As If You Needed Another Reason Why Accounting Could Be The Career For You!

Barden & CAI Leinster Society Salary Survey 2019

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 €56,477 as the average basic  salary for newly qualified accountants in all sectors, and with nearly 2 roles for every 1 person, there has never been a better time to join the accounting profession.

The 2019 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 Dublin

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:

  • A 10% increase of base salary for recently qualified accountants working across practice
  • 50% of respondents have received a promotion in the last 3 years
  • 22% of respondents have moved jobs, to a new organisation, in the last 12 months
  • 50% have received promotions in the last 3 years
  • 85% have had a significant pay rise in the last 3 years

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


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