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2019 Accountancy and Finance Permanent in Commerce and Industry Salary Guide

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19-12-2018
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2019 Salaries for permanent Accounting & Finance professionals such as Accounts Assistants, Bookkeepers and Finance Managers

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Accounting & Finance Salaries  (€)

  Dublin Cork Limerick Waterford Galway
Accountancy Graduate (Industry)
 
Low 26,000 25,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
High 30,000 30,000 30,000 28,000 30,000
Average 28,000 28,000 25,000 24,000 25,000
 
 
Accounts Assistant
 
Low 27,000 25,000 25,000 27,000 25,000
High 45,000 38,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Average 35,000 33,000 30,000 31,000 30,000
 
Accounts Payable Specialist
 
Low 28,000 26,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
High 38,000 35,000 32,000 32,000 32,000
Average 32,000 32,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
 
Accounts Payable Manager
 
Low 42,000 40,000 38,000 38,000 38,000
High 58,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Average 50,000 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
 
Accounts Receivable Specialist
 
Low 28,000 26,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
High 38,000 35,000 32,000 32,000 32,000
Average 32,000 32,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
 
Billing Administrator
 
Low 28,000 28,000 24,000 24,000 24,000
High 32,000 32,000 28,000 28,000 28,000
Average 30,000 30,000 26,000 26,000 26,000
 
 
Bookkeeper
 
Low 28,000 26,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
High 38,000 32,000 28,000 28,000 28,000
Average 33,000 30,000 32,000 32,000 32,000
 
Credit Controller
 
Low 30,000 28,000 28,000 28,000 28,000
High 40,000 38,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Average 37,000 32,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
 
Credit Manager
 
Low 45,000 40,000 38,000 38,000 38,000
High 55,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Average 50,000 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
 
OTC Manager
 
Low 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 65,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Average 58,000 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
 
Part-Time Accounts Assistant (pro-rata 20 hrs per week)
 
Low 14,000 13,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
High 23,000 20,000 18,000 18,000 18,000
Average 18,000 17,000 13,000 13,000 13,000
 
 
Payroll Specialist
 
Low 30,000 30,000 27,000 27,000 27,000
High 50,000 45,000 41,000 41,000 41,000
Average 40,000 38,000 33,000 33,000 33,000
 
Payroll Manager
 
Low 50,000 48,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 70,000 70,000 60,000 55,000 60,000
Average 60,000 60,000 55,000 50,000 55,000
 
Financial Accounting Manager
 
Low 70,000 70,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
High 95,000 80,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Average 80,000 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
 
Financial Controller
 
Low 80,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
High 150,000 110,000 110,000 100,000 110,000
Average 110,000 85,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
 
Financial Director
 
Low 100,000 100,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
High 180,000 130,000 120,000 100,000 120,000
Average 120,000 115,000 100,000 90,000 100,000
 
 
Head of FP&A
 
Low 90,000 100,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
High 150,000 125,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Average 110,000 110,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
Low 150,000 120,000 110,000 110,000 110,000
High 250,000 170,000 160,000 140,000 160,000
Average 180,000 150,000 140,000 120,000 140,000
 
SSC Director
 
Low 100,000 130,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
High 140,000 200,000 160,000 160,000 160,000
Average 120,000 160,000 140,000 140,000 140,000
 
Commercial Finance Manager
 
Low 70,000 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
High 95,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Average 80,000 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
 
Head of Tax
 
Low 140,000 130,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
High 220,000 200,000 180,000 150,000 180,000
Average 150,000 160,000 150,000 130,000 150,000
 
 
Senior Tax Manager (Industry)
 
Low 100,000 100,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
High 140,000 125,000 110,000 110,000 110,000
Average 120,000 115,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
 
GL Manager
 
Low 70,000 70,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
High 90,000 90,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Average 80,000 80,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
 
Finance Manager
 
Low 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
High 90,000 85,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
Average 80,000 78,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
 
FP&A Manager
 
Low 70,000 70,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
High 95,000 90,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Average 80,000 80,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
 
Tax Manager (Industry)
 
Low 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
High 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Average 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
 
 
Tax Analyst
 
Low 55,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 65,000 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Average 60,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
 
Commercial Finance Analyst
 
Low 60,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
High 75,000 75,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Average 65,000 65,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
 
Cost Accountant
 
Low 65,000 52,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
High 75,000 70,000 70,000 65,000 70,000
Average 70,000 60,000 60,000 55,000 60,000
 
Expense Accountant
 
Low 60,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 70,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 65,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
 
Finance Business Partner
 
Low 65,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
High 85,000 80,000 80,000 70,000 80,000
Average 75,000 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
 
 
Financial Accountant
 
Low 55,000 52,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 70,000 62,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 60,000 58,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
 
Financial Analyst
 
Low 55,000 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 65,000 58,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 60,000 54,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
 
Fixed Assets Analyst
 
Low 50,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 65,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 55,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000
 
Fund Accountant
 
Low 30,000 20,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
High 50,000 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Average 40,000 35,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
 
Management Accountant
 
Low 60,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
High 70,000 65,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
Average 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
 
 
Product Controller
 
Low 70,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
High 90,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Average 80,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
 
Revenue Accountant
 
Low 55,000 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 65,000 65,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 60,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
 
Systems Accountant
 
Low 65,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
High 80,000 75,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Average 70,000 65,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
 
Senior Finance Analyst
 
Low 65,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
High 80,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Average 70,000 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
 
 


Commentary on Accountancy and Finance Permanent in Commerce and Industry Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2019


Overview

Throughout 2018, the demand for Accounting and Finance professionals remained buoyant at all levels. As we had seen in 2016 and 2017, there was a significant demand for newly qualified accountants and those training within the Big 4 were the most sought after. However, more organisations were open to looking at professionals from second and mid-tier firms especially those with first time passes and strong academic credentials. We also saw a marked increase in hiring activity in 2018 for mid-level managers with new roles being created within growing indigenous businesses as well as within large multinationals and FDI companies setting up in Ireland. We also saw an increase in positions at Senior and Executive level but, as always, when companies hire for these roles the briefs are more specific, with industry knowledge, among other skills, often being important to secure a position. At a non-qualified and transactional level we saw increased demand for part-qualified accountants with 1-2 years experience and also significantly improved hiring activity for payroll professionals. However, there did appear to be a drop off in activity around AP / AR roles which could be due to organisations focusing on efficiency gains and outsourcing in these areas. 

The Qualified Market

From a candidate perspective we saw a steady flow of qualified professionals approaching us throughout the year, with an increase in professionals contacting us via our London and Sydney offices to discuss potential opportunities to return home or move to Ireland. However, it does remain difficult to find the highest quality talent especially those with one to three years of post qualified experience. In this area especially we have had to proactively target potential candidates as many of these professionals are not actively seeking positions. We did find that many of those approached were open to a possible move but only after thoroughly assessing an opportunity to ensure that the position would be a step forward career wise. Factors such as career progression, salary, location and benefits such as pension contributions and healthcare are all taken into account when these candidates are considering a move.

In regards to the types of positions available, there were an increase in demand for commercial finance professionals with the ability to provide insightful commentary on performance trends, decision support and analysis to help support strategic planning processes as companies look to expansion and growth. There remained a consistent demand for reporting professionals across all sectors and, with changes coming in IFRS rules affecting a number of sectors, technically competent candidates also had options. 

From a salary perspective we continued to see increases happening especially at the recently qualified level where big 4 trained accountants receiving €55k+ for their first step out of the profession is commonplace. Commercial finance professionals also enjoyed increases in remuneration due to demand. At the senior end of the market, salaries remained relatively stable although, in certain cases, bonus and equity components of remuneration increased to ensure performance incentives were in place to reward management teams influencing business growth. 

The Part Qualified and Transactional Market

The transactional market has remained strong throughout 2018 across all roles, however there was a particular spike in demand for Accounts Payable, Payroll Administrators, EMEA Payroll Specialists and Accounts Assistants. The demand for these roles has been due to company growth and expansion particularly within the FMCG and Pharma sectors. FP&A and Commercial Analyst roles have increased also as companies are investing in these areas to gain better insights from finance in order to make key decisions regarding the business direction. 

 

Within the demanding payroll space, a great number of employers have put emphasis on the importance of IPASS qualifications amongst Payroll Specialists.  With upcoming changes in legislation bringing in payroll modernization any payroll specialists trained in this were favoured by employers. Employers are keen to attract candidates with a background of 2-3 years payroll experience with an IPASS qualification. Experience processing and managing EMEA payroll was key experience in demand from multinationals along with fluency in another European language to support the payroll function in country.  For hires within accounts payable, knowledge of multi currency payments processing and a good knowledge of RCT is key.

Flexibility and Benefits

One trend we saw across the accounting and finance sector was employers offering flexible working options in order to adjust to the employees life demands and increased commuting times. Technology advancements to assist working from home and non-traditional office hours to help employees avoid traffic congestion are helpful when candidates are weighing up whether to make a career move.  Education support benefit have become common practice in this market and important for employees to receive either financial support or additional days off when they are under taking exams. As the market becomes more competitive, companies are continually assessing and improving their benefits schemes, which along with flexible working hours, can include improved bonuses, healthcare, pension contributions, company share schemes, gym membership and paid meals.

Predictions for 2019

Brexit uncertainty aside, we expect 2019 to continue in much the same vein as 2017 and 2018. We expect no slowdown in demand for strong and talented finance and accounting professionals and, whilst technological advancement and potential further offshoring and outsourcing may affect certain roles, we anticipate that further role creation should mitigate the potential downsides of this. Employers and hiring managers need to anticipate that, in the high-demand areas, an active candidates availability on the market generally does not exceed more than two or three weeks. Candidates who possess desirable skill-sets are often considering multiple opportunities, therefore employers should run as efficient and decisive recruitment processes as possible, to avoid the risk of losing out on the best talent.

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