The Monthly Engage Tracker – Accountancy – 04/02/2022


Welcome to The Engage Tracker.

We hope you enjoy the luxury of our in-depth accounting expertise in this monthly version consisting of everything you need to know on salary insights, skills demands and industry trends.

Salary Shop

There is a sustained demand for Finance Business Partners at the 1 – 5 year PQE level. We have noticed that salaries have increased slightly for candidates included in this range – typically roles could pay up to 5k more than previously was the case.

Our sense is that Irish companies, who are are keen to bring in top talent, are increasingly considering slightly reduced hours for ‘superstar’ candidates.

Skills Shed

Our specialist recruitment consultants have identified skills that are in high demand by our clients in the accountancy space at present.

Clients have been seeking candidates with strong financial modelling skills – where forecast building has been part of their experience to date or may have been pursued during education. Exposure to some business planning tools and Financial ERP systems, such as Oracle or Sage, are in increasing demand.

Trends Tent

Grant Thornton Ireland has announced six new partners across a number of business units as the firm continues to grow in line with client demands. The announcement of partner appointments in the audit, tax, risk compliance & professional services, financial accounting & advisory services, and financial services advisory reflects a culture of promotion and ambition across the firm.

Julianne Sullivan has been appointed as audit director with audit and accountancy firm Quintas in Cork. She brings over 20 years’ experience to the Quintas team, having worked in transport industry, food and agricultural sector, retail, technology, pharma, construction and real estate.

Please email [email protected] or call on 016994530 to continue the conversation on any of the points raised.