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If you like salary hikes and promotions, you might like being a Chartered Accountant right now

Well, in Leinster, at least…
Jul 29th 2014, 4:04 PM 21,815 19

THINGS ARE GOING rather well for chartered accountants, according to a report released today by Ireland’s biggest accountancy body.

The Chartered Accountants Society of Leinster today released their annual salary survey, which shows wages are increasing, hiring is up, and more accountants are getting promotions.

The average salary for a chartered accountant in the province is now €89,042, as opposed to €87,500 last year, and six out of ten members have been given a salary increase of up to 25% in the last three years.

In a statement this afternoon, the society’s Chairperson Stephen O’Donnell was positively bullish about the health of the industry:

This year’s results are indicative of the value that Irish businesses are prepared to pay for the skills of our members.
It’s clear that the work of our members is recognised for the central role they play in many organisations, where their skills are in high demand.
For anyone considering a new career move in finance, the message from this report is that Chartered Accountancy remains the premium accountancy qualification in Ireland…

Some 43% of the Leinster Society’s 23,000 members reported getting a recent promotion, which is an increase from last year.

The average starting salary for a newly-qualified chartered accountant is now €49,784, while a Head of Finance can expect to make in or around €136,318 in 2014.

And with 93% of those surveyed saying they feel confident or very confident about their job security, basically things are, on average, going very well indeed for chartered accountants.

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