Accountants take the gold

Imran Miah our consultant managing the role
Author: Imran Miah

It’s been an interesting summer; Pokémon had the nation collectively bumping into lamp posts, Andy Murray reigned supreme, there was the small matter of the Referendum and Team GB finished the summer off by surpassing every expectation in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

It’s been no less heady in the world of accountancy jobs within professional services. The biggest accounting firms are continuing to grow and invest and the Top 50 firms increased their fees to £12.8bn, up nearly a billion pounds from £11.9bn in 2015, according to the 2016 Accountancy Age Top 50+50 Survey published in September 2016. 

Candidates are very much in the driving seat with competition for top talent unabated across all disciplines and seniority within accounting practices, most noticeably at manager/senior manager level in audit and tax – a situation exacerbated by lower than usual levels of candidate activity. 

The roots of this state of affairs can be traced back to the financial crisis of 2007/08; training contracts fell dramatically across the board. This has lead to a relative shortage of ACA/CTAs coming through the ranks fuelling the current skills gap. However, it’s a mistake to simply assume the talent isn’t there – you just have to work harder to attract and engage candidates. 

At Marks Sattin, we adopt a national approach to accounting jobs in practice. We have a presence in all major UK markets and we ensure that we talk to each other about what our candidates and clients want. So, if you’re thinking about relocating to London, Reading, Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds then we want to hear from you!

Firms are offering generous salary packages and attractive roles with increased variety for experienced accountants. For candidates in practice this means more opportunities to gain broader experience and a greater chance of promotion. On many occasions, bespoke roles have been created for the right individual so relocating can elevate your career quicker than staying at your current firm especially outside of London. 

There are also opportunities to gain exposure to other service lines. For example, newly qualified auditors who are interested in corporate finance but find internal barriers in London firms have found these disappear when exploring the other locations, some securing moves to other professional service firms and furthering their career. 

 
22/09/16
posts

Related articles

What's the latest on recruiting senior finance and accounting professionals?
What's the latest on recruiting senior finance and accounting professionals?

Teaser

Finance & Accounting

Content Type

General

25/04/24

Summary

Over the years, we have developed a strong reputation as a leading Senior Finance and Executive Search firm. We’re proud to have well-established teams of finance and accounting recruitment cons

Teaser

Our employment update for senior accounting and finance professionals.

Read full article
Neil Burton

by

Neil Burton

Neil Burton

by

Neil Burton

How technology is impacting the future of risk and compliance jobs
How technology is impacting the future of risk and compliance jobs

Teaser

Governance

Content Type

Fintech

18/04/24

Summary

The role of risk and compliance in financial services  As a sizeable, growing portion of the financial services sector, risk and compliance play a vital role in ensuring that firms conduct busine

Teaser

With no signs of slowing down, strong risk and compliance is now more important than ever.

Read full article
David Clamp

by

David Clamp

David Clamp

by

David Clamp

What does the future hold for private equity?
What does the future hold for private equity?

Teaser

Executive Search

Content Type

General

18/04/24

Summary

Private equity (PE) is a growing industry that has always attracted ambitious top talent due to its high risk/high gain capital investment. Pre-covid, we saw the global private equity industry b

Teaser

Learn about emerging private equity job opportunities and more.

Read full article
Tracey Alper

by

Tracey Alper

Tracey Alper

by

Tracey Alper

jobs

Related jobs

Senior Internal Auditor

Salary:

£60,000 - £70,000 per annum

Location:

Cheshire

Industry

Insurance

Qualification

None specified

Market

Financial Services

Salary

£70,000 - £80,000

Job Discipline

Internal Audit

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

Marks Sattin is working with a leading Financial Services client who are currently recruiting for a Senior Internal Auditor.

Reference

BBBH180509

Expiry Date

01/01/01

David Clamp

Author

David Clamp
David Clamp

Author

David Clamp
Find out more
Finance Manager

Salary:

£50,000 - £60,000 per annum

Location:

Bury, Greater Manchester

Industry

Consumer & Retail

Qualification

Finalist / Newly qualified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£60,000 - £70,000

Job Discipline

Qualified Finance

Newly Qualified Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

Marks Sattin are delighted to be partnering with a leading North West business to recruit for a Finance Manager on an permanant basis.

Reference

BBBH180467

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Tany Yunos

Author

Tany Yunos
Tany Yunos

Author

Tany Yunos
Find out more
Head of Finance

Salary:

£400 - £500 per day

Location:

City of London, London

Industry

Consumer & Retail

Qualification

Fully qualified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£350 - £450

Job Discipline

Qualified Finance

Contract Type:

Contract

Description

Head of Finance - Short term contract - Retail - London

Reference

BBBH180495

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Maria Gonzalez Find out more
Fund Financial Controller

Salary:

£55,000 - £70,000 per annum

Location:

London

Industry

Investment Management

Qualification

Fully qualified

Market

Financial Services

Salary

£70,000 - £80,000

Job Discipline

Qualified Finance

Contract Type:

Contract

Description

Well known renewables & infrastructure Investment Manager are looking for a Commercial Fund FC to join their team ASAP for initial 12 month FTC

Reference

BBBH177287

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Mellani Georgiou Find out more
Senior Sage Intacct Systems Accountant

Salary:

£400 - £550 per day

Location:

London

Industry

Investment Management

Qualification

Fully qualified

Market

Financial Services

Salary

£350 - £450

Job Discipline

Qualified Finance

Contract Type:

Contract

Description

Market leading Private Equity firm based near Soho are looking for a Systems Accountant with experience of Sage Intaact to assist post-implementation

Reference

BBBH180503

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Mellani Georgiou Find out more
Corporate Tax Accountant (6 month contract)

Salary:

£400 - £425 per day

Location:

London

Industry

Investment Banking & Capital Markets

Qualification

Fully qualified

Market

Financial Services

Salary

£350 - £450

Job Discipline

Tax

Contract Type:

Contract

Description

Corporate Tax Accountant Job - 5-6 month Contract Join a dynamic and growing London based fintech company as they seek an experienced corporate tax accountant for a contract opportunity.

Reference

BBBH179339

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Paul Roche

Author

Paul Roche
Paul Roche

Author

Paul Roche
Find out more
Group Reporting Manager

Salary:

£65,000 - £73,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package

Location:

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Industry

Consumer & Retail

Qualification

Fully qualified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£70,000 - £80,000

Job Discipline

Qualified Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

Group Finance Manager role paying circa £70,000 based in Manchester city centre for a listed organisation offering a hybrid working model.

Reference

BBBH180230

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Nathan  Jones

Author

Nathan Jones
Find out more
Management Accountant

Salary:

£250 - £300 per day

Location:

London

Industry

Real Estate

Qualification

None specified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£250 - £350

Job Discipline

Qualified Finance

Contract Type:

Contract

Description

Interim Management Accountant required for PE Backed Real Estate Business!

Reference

BBBH180501

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Jaden Alie

Author

Jaden Alie
Jaden Alie

Author

Jaden Alie
Find out more
Purchase Ledger Accounts Assistant

Salary:

£23,720 - £28,455 per annum

Location:

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Industry

Business Services

Qualification

None specified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£25,000 - £30,000

Job Discipline

Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

Purchase Ledger Accounts Assistant

Reference

BBBH180497

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Glenn Fyfe

Author

Glenn Fyfe
Glenn Fyfe

Author

Glenn Fyfe
Find out more
Management Accountant

Salary:

Up to £45,000 per annum

Location:

Bracknell, Berkshire

Industry

Real Estate

Qualification

Part qualified

Market

Financial Services

Salary

£40,000 - £50,000

Job Discipline

Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

Management Accountant £45k. We are pleased to be working with an award winning property services company of close to £300m turnover as they search for a part qualified Management Accountant.

Reference

BBBH180496

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Nakita Kaur

Author

Nakita Kaur
Nakita Kaur

Author

Nakita Kaur
Find out more
View all jobs