Updated Salary Guide for Q3 & Q4 2022

Recruitment of accountancy professionals during the first half of 2022 has surpassed previous records. Accurate commentary for salary reviews, recruitment of staff, and retention of key talent is absolutely essential.

Due to the challenges presented by cost of living and inflationary pressures, Abacus Careers has taken the decision to update its salary guidance for Q3 & Q4 2022.

Published in August 2022, we have created our most comprehensive and up-to-date guide on pay and reward in the Northern Ireland marketplace.

The tables below provide guidance on basic salary levels for a range of positions. No consideration of benefits, bonuses, or other emoluments is 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 2022.

Just scroll left and right to view salary tables for Industry and Professional Practice based jobs.

Industry Based

Qualified Accountants – Industry Trained Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Transactional Finance Part-Qualified Accountants Support Staff
Qualified Accountants Industry Trained Salary Guide
Newly Qualified £ 36-39,000
2-4 years PQE (Senior Accountant) £ 42-55,000
5+ years PQE (Financial Controller) £ 60,000+
10+ years PQE (Financial Director) £ 80,000 +

Accountancy: Professional Practice

Tax/Audit/Insolvency/Consulting Audit & Assurance/General Practice
Tax/Audit/Insolvency/Consulting Big 4 Mid-Tier Firm
Equity Partner/Director £ 150,000 + £ 100,000 +
Director (non-equity) £ 90,000 + £ 75,000 +
Senior Manager £ 50-65,000 £ 48-60,000
Manager £ 42-50,000 £ 40-48,000
Assistant Manager £ 37-42,000 £ 36-38,000

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

Finally, please reference the range and role of benefits on offer when considering the issue of reward. Make sure to visit our associated page ‘Benefits & Total Reward’ which features an example of the financial impact benefits can make.

Download the latest Accountancy Salary Guide for Q3 & Q4 of 2022

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