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2018 Tax Salary Guide

2018 Tax Salary Guide

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2018 tax salaries for professionals working in general practice, the Big Four or in industry (PLCs, MNCs) in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway.


General Practice Salaries | Big Four Salaries | Industry - PLC/Multinationals/Large Indigenous Business Salaries

Commentary on Tax Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018


General Practice Salaries

Role Years' Experience Dublin
Tax Director 5+ 80k - 120k 85k - 110k 70k - 95k 70k - 85k 70k - 95k
Tax Manager (Assistant Manager/Senior Manager) 5+ 65k - 80k 70k - 80k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k
3 - 5 60k - 65k 55k - 65k 45k - 55k 45k - 55k 45k - 55k
0 - 3 50k - 60k 45k - 55k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k
Tax Senior 3 - 5 35k - 50k 30k - 44k 30k - 40k 30k - 40k 30k - 40k

Big Four Salaries

Role Years' Experience Dublin
Tax Director 5+ 100k - 120k+ 90k - 110k 85k - 120k 85k - 120k 85k - 120k
Tax Manager (Assistant Manager/Senior Manager) 5+ 85k - 95k 75k - 85k 65k - 80k 65k - 80k 65k - 80k
3 - 5 65k - 85k 57k - 72k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k
0 - 3 55k - 65k 48k - 55k 50k - 55k 50k - 55k 50k - 55k
Tax Senior 3 - 5 48k - 55k 40k - 46k 35k - 45k 35k - 45k 35k - 45k

Industry - PLC/Multinationals/Large Indigenous Business Salaries

Role Years' Experience Dublin
Head of Tax/Tax Director 5+ 130k - 200k+ 125k - 150k+ 90k - 130k 90k - 130k 90k - 130k
3 - 5 110k - 130k 110k - 125k 80k - 90k 80k - 90k 80k - 90k
0 - 3 100k- 110k 100k - 110k 70k - 80k 70k - 80k 70k - 80k
Tax Manager 5+ 80k - 100k 75k - 95k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k
Tax Manager/Senior Tax Accountant 3 - 5 70k - 80k 60k - 70k 50k - 60k 50k - 60k 50k - 60k
Tax Accountant/Newly Qual 0 - 3 55k - 70k 45k - 58k 40k - 50k 40k - 50k 40k - 50k
Indirect Tax/VAT Manager 3+ 70k - 90k 65k - 80k 60k - 75k 60k - 75k 60k - 75k
VAT Accountant 1 - 3 55k - 65k 40k - 60k 30k - 45k 30k - 45k 30k - 45k
VAT Analyst (Newly Qual/Part Qual) 0 - 3 30k - 50k 25k - 40k 25k - 35k 25k - 35k 25k - 35k
Transfer Pricing Manager 3+ 75k - 110k 70k - 90k 50k - 70k 50k - 70k 50k - 70k

Commentary on Tax Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

As anticipated, taxation recruitment in Ireland remained extremely competitive during 2017. Demand was strong in both the industry and practice sectors with experience across all areas of tax being highly sought after. This demand has continued across the board with organisations bringing tax positions in-house as well as increasing dependency on advisory services from the accounting firms and a steady flow of International companies looking to set up a base in Ireland. 

This continuous inward investment from multinational organisations has meant that the need for international corporate taxation experience, along with transfer pricing professionals, has remained strong and opportunities exist at all levels for these professionals. We are also seeing multiple opportunities, across almost all industry sectors, for recently qualified taxation professionals with experience of corporate tax and indirect tax.

Similar to the previous year there is a significant talent shortage across all levels for accounting and law firms. The growth of tax teams and the struggle to retain experienced professionals means there is an abundance of opportunities for tax professionals who wish to progress within a firm. In practice, experience in indirect tax, employment tax, corporate tax and transfer pricing are most sought after by employers. Many firms are looking at their salary bands and benefits packages to ensure that they remain ahead in a highly competitive marketplace for talent. 

We predicted last year that salaries would increase across the board in taxation and this proved to be the case. We saw an uplift of between 5% to 10% in some cases and we also saw a number of professional job seekers effectively being given external promotions (moving from their current business to a more senior position within another organisation) which is something that had been rarely seen in the past.

Sentiment in the taxation market remains buoyant and we anticipate that as demand continues to grow throughout 2018, salary increases will follow the same trajectory. Organisations that are able to differentiate their offering from a benefits, career development and flexibility perspective will also stay ahead in this highly competitive landscape.

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