Accountancy

At Abacus the goal is simple, enjoy our work and help talented people find great opportunities.

We have created our most comprehensive guide on pay and reward in the Belfast marketplace for 2021.

The tables below provide guidance on basic salary levels for a range of positions. No consideration of benefits, bonuses or other emoluments are included in these ranges. The information has been summarised
by the Accountancy Recruitment team at Abacus Careers and is based upon salary information provided by candidates in-post throughout 2020.

Industry Based


Qualified Accountants Industry Trained Transactional Finance Part-Qualified Accountants Support Staff
Qualified Accountants Industry Trained Salary Guide
Newly Qualified £ 28-35,000
3-5 years PQE (Senior Accountant) £ 40-55,000
6+ years PQE (Financial Controller) £ 50,000+
10+ years PQE (Financial Director) £ 75,000 +

Accountancy: Professional Practice


Tax/Audit/Insolvency/Consulting Audit & Assurance
Tax/Audit/Insolvency/Consulting Big 4 Mid-Tier Firm
Equity Partner/Director £ 120,000 + £ 80,000 +
Director (non-equity) £ 80,000 + £ 60,000 +
Senior Manager £ 50-70,000 £ 45-60,000
Manager £ 40-50,000 £ 37-45,000
Assistant Manager £ 35-40,000 £ 32-37,000

For further advice or perspective on the information provided please contact one of the Accountancy Recruitment team who will be glad to assist.

Download the latest Accountancy Salary Guide for 2021

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