2018 Accountancy and Finance Permanent in Commerce and Industry Salary Guide

James Gallagher 11.01.2018

2018 salaries for permanent accounting & finance professionals in commerce & industry (C&I) by years' experience, company size in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway

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Accounting & Finance Salaries in Commerce & Industry
(small companies < 100 employees)

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
Financial Director0 - 385k - 90k75k - 85k70k - 75k67k - 70k70k - 75k
3 - 590k - 95k85k - 95k75k - 90k70k - 85k75k - 90k
5+100k - 120k95k - 110k90k- 110k85k - 110k90k- 110k
Financial Controller0 - 370k - 75k65k - 75k60k - 70k55k - 65k60k - 70k
3 - 575k - 85k75k - 85k70k - 80k65k - 70k70k - 80k
5+85k - 100k85k - 95k80k - 90k70k - 75k80k- 90k
Finance Manager0 - 360k - 70k60k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 55k50k - 60k
3 - 570k - 80k65k - 70k60k - 65k55k - 65k60k - 65k
5+80k - 90k70k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
Management Accountant
(Qualified)
0 - 352k - 60k45k - 50k45k - 50k38k - 45k45k - 48k
3 - 560k - 65k50k - 55k50k - 55k45k - 55k48k - 55k
5+65k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 65k
Financial Accountant
(Qualified)
0 - 352k - 60k45k - 50k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 560k - 65k50k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 55k
5+65k - 70k60k - 65k55k - 60k50k - 55k55k - 60k
Company Accountant0 - 352k - 60k45k - 50k40k - 48k40k - 45k40k - 48k
3 - 560k - 65k50k - 55k48k - 53k45k - 50k48k - 53k
5+65k - 70k55k - 65k53k - 60k50k - 55k53k - 60k
Systems Accountant0 - 352k - 60k45k - 50k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 560k - 65k50k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 55k
5+65k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 55k55k - 65k
Project Accountant0 - 352k - 60k45k - 50k40k - 48k40k - 48k40k - 48k
3 - 560k - 65k50k - 55k48k - 55k48k - 55k48k - 55k
5+65k - 70k55k - 60k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 65k
Assistant Management Accountant0 - 330k - 35k28k - 35k27k - 32k25k - 30k27k - 33k
3 - 535k - 40k35k - 38k32k - 36k30k - 34k33k - 37k
5+40k - 45k38k - 42k36k - 40k34k - 37k37k - 40k
Assistant Financial Accountant0 - 330k - 35k28k - 35k27k - 33k25k - 29k27k - 33k
3 - 535k - 40k35k - 38k33k - 35k29k - 34k33k - 35k
5+40k - 45k38k - 42k35k - 40k34k - 38k35k - 40k
Credit Controller0 - 326k - 32k25k - 28k22k - 26k20k - 24k22k - 26k
3 - 532k - 36k28k - 32k26k - 30k24k - 27k26k - 30k
5+36k - 40k32k - 36k30k - 34k27k - 32k30k - 34k
Payroll Specialist0 - 328k - 34k27k - 30k23k - 27k20k - 23k23k - 27k
3 - 534k - 38k30k - 33k27k - 32k23k - 28k27k - 32k
5+38k - 44k33k - 36k32k - 36k28k - 35k32k - 36k
Accounts Supervisor0 - 330k - 36k30k - 35k27k - 33k26k - 34k27k - 33k
3 - 536k - 42k35k - 40k33k - 38k34k - 36k33k - 38k
5+42k - 46k40k - 45k38k - 40k36k - 38k38k - 40k
Accounts Payable Specialist0 - 325k - 30k22k - 26k22k - 24k20k - 24k22k - 24k
3 - 530k - 35k26k - 29k24k - 27k24k - 26k24k - 27k
5+35k - 38k29k - 32k27k - 31k26k - 28k27k - 31k
Accounts Receivable Specialist0 - 325k - 30k22k - 26k23k - 25k20k - 24k23k - 25k
3 - 530k - 35k26k - 29k25k - 27k24k - 26k25k - 27k
5+35k - 38k29k - 32k27k - 30k26k - 30k27k - 30k
Accounts Payable Manager0 - 338k - 42k35k - 38k30k - 37k30k - 37k30k - 37k
3 - 542k - 48k38k - 42k37k - 42k37k - 42k37k - 42k
5+48k - 52k42k - 48k42k - 45k42k - 45k42k - 45k
Accounts Receivable Manager0 - 338k - 42k35k - 38k30k - 37k30k - 37k30k - 37k
3 - 542k - 48k38k - 42k37k - 41k37k - 42k37k - 41k
5+48k - 52k42k - 48k41k - 46k42k - 47k41k - 46k
Accounts Assistant0 - 325k - 30k25k - 28k23k - 27k20k - 25k23k - 27k
3 - 530k - 35k28k - 31k27k - 30k25k - 28k27k - 30k
5+35k - 40k31k - 36k30k - 35k28k - 32k30k - 35k
Bookeeper0 - 325k - 30k20k - 24k20k - 24k20k - 22k20k - 24k
3 - 530k - 35k24k - 26k24k - 26k22k - 25k24k - 26k
5+35k - 40k26k - 30k26k - 30k25k - 30k26k - 30k
Graduate / Trainee Accountant0 - 325k - 28k19k - 24k19k - 24k19k - 24k19k - 24k
 

Accounting & Finance Salaries in Commerce & Industry
(medium companies 100 - 500 employees)

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
Financial Director0 - 395k - 110k85k - 100k75k - 85k75k - 85k85k - 100k
3 - 5110k - 130k100k - 110k85k - 100k85k - 100k85k - 110k
5+130k - 160k110k - 150k100k - 120k100k - 120k110k - 150k
Financial Controller0 - 385k - 90k75k - 85k65k - 75k65k - 75k75k - 85k
3 - 590k - 100k85k - 90k75k - 85k75k - 85k85k - 90k
5+100k - 110k90k - 100k85k- 100k85k- 100k90k - 100k
Finance Manager0 - 365k - 75k60k - 70k55k - 62k55k - 62k60k - 70k
3 - 575k - 80k70k - 75k62k - 70k62k - 70k70k - 75k
5+80k - 85k75k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k75k - 85k
Management Accountant
(Qualified)
0 - 355k - 65k45k - 50k42k - 48k40k - 45k45k - 50k
3 - 565k - 70k50k - 60k48k - 55k45k - 50k50k - 60k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k55k - 65k50k - 60k60k - 70k
Financial Accountant
(Qualified)
0 - 355k - 65k45k - 52k42k - 48k35k - 45k45k - 52k
3 - 565k - 70k52k - 60k48k - 55k45k - 55k52k - 60k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k55k - 60k55k - 60k60k - 70k
Company Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 50k42k - 48k40k - 45k45k - 50k
3 - 565k - 70k50k - 55k48k - 55k45k - 50k50k - 55k
5+70k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 60k50k - 60k55k - 65k
Systems Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 50k42k - 48k38k - 45k45k - 50k
3 - 565k - 70k50k - 55k48k - 55k45k - 50k50k - 55k
5+70k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k55k - 65k
Project Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 52k40k - 45k42k - 48k45k - 52k
3 - 565k - 70k52k - 55k45k - 55k48k - 55k52k - 55k
5+70k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 65k
Commercial Accountant0 - 355k - 65k50k - 55k42k - 48k42k - 48k50k - 55k
3 - 565k - 70k55k - 65k48k - 55k48k - 55k55k - 65k
5+70k - 75k65k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 70k65k - 75k
Assistant Management Accountant0 - 332k -37k30k - 34k30k - 33k28k - 33k30k - 34k
3 - 537k - 40k34k - 38k30k - 35k30k - 35k34k - 38k
5+40k - 45k38k - 40k35k - 38k35k - 40k38k - 40k
Assistant Financial Accountant0 - 332k -37k30k - 34k28k - 33k28k - 33k30k - 34k
3 - 537k - 40k34k - 38k33k - 35k28k - 32k34k - 38k
5+40k - 45k38k - 40k36k - 38k36k - 40k38k - 40k
Tax Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 52k42k - 48k42k - 48k42k - 48k
3 - 565k - 70k52k - 60k48k - 55k45k - 50k48k - 55k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k55k -60k50k - 55k55k -60k
Credit Control Manager0 - 345k - 50k38k - 44k30k - 35k28k - 32k30k - 35k
3 - 550k - 55k44k - 47k35k - 40k32k - 40k35k - 40k
5+55k - 70k47k - 52k40k - 46k40k - 46k40k - 46k
Credit Controller0 - 328k - 32k26k - 29k23k - 28k23k - 28k23k - 28k
3 - 532k - 36k29k - 34k28k - 32k28k - 32k28k - 32k
5+36k - 40k34k - 38k32k - 35k32k - 38k32k - 35k
Payroll Manager0 - 345k - 50k38k - 44k35k – 40k34k – 40k35k – 40k
3 - 550k - 55k44k - 50k40k – 44k40k – 44k40k – 44k
5+55k - 70k50k - 60k44k – 55k44k – 60k45k – 55k
Payroll Specialist0 - 325k - 30k25k - 28k23k - 26k22k - 25k23k - 26k
3 - 530k - 40k28k - 32k26k - 30k25k - 28k26k - 30k
5+40k - 65k32k - 38k30k - 34k28k - 34k30k - 34k
Accounts Supervisor0 - 333k - 36k22k - 25k22k - 25k22k - 24k22k - 25k
3 - 536k - 42k25k - 28k25k - 28k24k - 28k25k - 28k
5+42k - 46k28k - 30k28k - 30k28k - 30k28k - 30k
Accounts Payable Specialist0 - 325k - 30k24k - 28k22k - 25k22k - 25k22k - 25k
3 - 530k - 35k28k - 32k25k - 28k25k - 28k25k - 28k
5+35k - 40k32k - 35k28k - 32k28k - 32k28k - 32k
Accounts Receivable Specialist0 - 325k - 30k24k - 28k22k - 25k22k - 24k22k - 25k
3 - 530k - 35k28k - 32k25k - 30k24k - 27k25k - 30k
5+35k - 40k32k - 35k30k - 33k27k - 32k30k - 33k
Accounts Payable Manager0 - 335k - 42k35k - 40k34k - 38k34k - 40k34k - 38k
3 - 542k - 45k40k - 44k38k - 42k40k - 44k38k - 42k
5+45k - 50k44k - 50k42k - 48k44k - 48k42k - 48k
Accounts Receivable Manager0 - 335k - 45k35k - 40k32k - 37k32k - 42k32k - 37k
3 - 545k - 50k40k - 44k37k - 42k42k - 48k37k - 42k
5+50k - 55k44k - 50k42k - 48k48k - 54k42k - 48k
Accounts Assistant0 - 325k - 30k25k - 30k23k - 26k20k - 25k23k - 26k
3 - 530k - 35k30k - 33k26k - 30k25k - 30k26k - 30k
5+35k - 40k33k - 38k30k - 35k30k - 33k30k - 35k
Bookeeper0 - 325k - 30k20k - 22k20k - 22k20k - 22k20k - 22k
3 - 530k - 35k22k - 25k22k - 24k22k - 24k22k - 24k
5+35k - 40k25k - 32k24k - 30k24k - 30k25k - 32k
Graduate / Trainee Accountant0 - 325k - 30k19k - 22k19k - 22k19k - 22k19k - 22k
 

Accounting & Finance Salaries in Commerce & Industry
(large companies 500+ employees)

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
Financial Director0 - 3100k - 130k90k - 110k85k - 90k65k - 80k85k - 90k
3 - 5130k - 150k110k - 120k90k - 95k80k - 95k90k - 95k
5+150k - 200k120k - 180k95k - 110k95k - 110k95k - 110k
Financial Controller0 - 385k - 90k75k - 85k70k - 80k65k - 75k70k - 80k
3 - 590k - 100k85k - 100k80k - 85k75k - 80k80k - 85k
5+100k - 130k100k - 120k85k - 105k80k - 90k85k - 105k
Finance Manager0 - 365k - 75k65k - 75k60k - 65k65k - 70k60k - 65k
3 - 575k - 85k75k - 80k65k - 70k70k - 75k65k - 70k
5+85k - 95k80k - 85k70k - 80k75k - 85k70k - 80k
Management Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 52k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 565k - 70k52k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k55k - 60k55k - 60k55k - 60k
Financial Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 52k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 565k - 70k52k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 55k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k55k - 60k50k - 60k55k - 60k
Company Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 50k43k - 48k40k - 45k43k - 48k
3 - 565k - 70k50k - 55k48k - 55k45k - 50k48k - 55k
5+70k - 75k55k -65k55k - 65k50k - 60k55k - 65k
Systems Accountant0 - 355k - 65k48k - 52k43k - 48k40k - 45k43k - 48k
3 - 565k - 70k52k - 58k48k - 55k45k - 55k48k - 55k
5+70k - 75k58k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 65k
Project Accountant0 - 355k - 65k45k - 55k43k - 48k38k - 45k43k - 48k
3 - 565k - 70k55k - 65k48k - 55k45k - 50k48k - 55k
5+70k - 75k65k -75k55k - 60k50k - 60k55k - 60k
Commercial Accountant0 - 355k - 65k50k - 55k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 565k - 70k55k - 65k45k - 50k45k - 50k45k - 50k
5+70k - 75k65k - 75k50k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k
Assistant Management Accountant0 - 332k -37k30k - 35k28k - 32k24k - 27k28k - 32k
3 - 537k - 40k35k - 38k32k - 36k27k - 32k32k - 35k
5+40k - 45k38k - 40k36k - 38k32k - 38k35k - 38k
Assistant Financial Accountant0 - 332k -37k30k - 35k26k - 32k24k - 27k26k - 32k
3 - 537k - 40k35k - 38k32k - 36k27k - 32k32k - 36k
5+40k - 45k38k - 40k36k - 38k32k - 38k36k - 38k
Senior Financial Accountant0 - 360k - 65k55k - 60k45k - 50k40k - 45k45k - 50k
3 - 565k - 70k60k - 65k50k - 55k45k - 50k50k - 55k
5+70k - 75k65k - 75k55k - 60k50k - 55k55k - 60k
Tax Accountant0 - 350k - 62k45k - 52k42k - 48k42k - 48k42k - 48k
3 - 562k - 70k52k- 60k48k - 55k48k - 55k48k - 55k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k55k - 60k55k - 60k55k - 60k
Graduate / Trainee Accountant1 - 226k - 32k23k - 25k23k - 26k22k - 24k23k - 25k
Credit Controller0 - 338k - 46k30k - 35k26k - 32k22k - 30k26k - 32k
3 - 546k - 52k35k - 39k32k - 38k30k - 38k32k - 38k
5+52k - 65k39k - 45k38k - 44k38k - 48k38k - 44k
EMEA Payroll Manager0 - 352k - 58k50k - 58k40k - 45k45k - 50k40k - 45k
3 - 558k - 65k58k - 65k45k - 50k50k - 55k45k - 50k
5+65k - 80k65k - 80k50k - 55k55k - 60k50k - 55k
Payroll Manager0 - 347k - 52k45k - 50k36k – 42k35k – 40k36k – 42k
3 - 552k - 57k50k - 55k42k – 47k40k – 45k42k – 47k
5+57k - 67k55k - 60k47k – 52k45k – 50k47k – 52k
Payroll Specialist0 - 330k - 36k28k - 36k25k - 28k22k - 25k25k - 28k
3 - 536k - 42k36k - 45k28k - 30k25k - 28k28k - 30k
5+42k - 52k45k - 52k30k - 36k28k - 35k30k - 36k
Accounts Supervisor0 - 333k - 36k30k - 35k22k - 27k22k - 25k22k - 27k
3 - 536k - 42k35k - 40k27k - 30k25k - 28k27k - 30k
5+42k - 46k40k - 45k30k - 35k28k - 30k30k - 35k
Accounts Payable Specialist0 - 330k - 35k28k - 32k24k - 28k22k - 24k24k - 28k
3 - 535k - 40k32k - 35k28k - 32k24k - 27k28k - 32k
5+40k - 45k35k - 40k32k - 36k27k - 30k32k - 36k
Accounts Receivable Specialist0 - 330k - 34k28k - 32k24k - 26k22k - 25k24k - 26k
3 - 534k - 38k32k - 35k26k - 28k25k - 28k26k - 28k
5+38k - 43k35k - 40k28k - 34k28k - 32k28k - 34k
Accounts Payable Manager0 - 345k - 50k40k - 45k35k - 40k35k - 40k35k - 40k
3 - 550k - 57k45k - 55k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
5+57k - 67k55k - 65k45k - 50k45k - 55k45k - 50k
Accounts Payable ManagerAccounts Payable Manager0 - 345k - 50k40k - 45k40k - 45k35k - 40k40k - 45k
3 - 550k - 57k45k - 55k45k - 50k40k - 45k45k - 50k
5+57k - 67k55k - 65k50k - 55k45k - 55k50k - 55k
Accounts Assistant0 - 330k - 35k28k - 32k24k - 28k24k - 28k24k - 28k
3 - 535k - 40k32k - 36k28k - 34k28k - 34k28k - 34k
5+40k - 45k36k- 38k34k - 36k34k - 36k34k - 36k
Graduate / Trainee Accountant0 - 325k - 30k18k - 25k18k - 25k18k - 24k18k - 25k
FP&A Manager0 - 370k - 80k60k - 70k63k - 68k55k - 60k63k - 68k
3 - 580k - 90k70k - 80k68k - 75k60k - 70k68k - 75k
5+90k - 100k80k - 90k75k - 80k75k - 85k75k - 80k
Finance Business Partner0 - 365k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 65k45k - 50k55k - 65k
3 - 575k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k45k - 55k65k - 75k
5+90k - 100k75k - 85k75k - 85k55k - 60k75k - 85k
Financial Analyst0 - 355k - 65k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
3 - 565k - 70k55k - 60k55k - 60k45k - 55k55k - 60k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k55k - 60k60k - 70k
Head of Internal Audit0 - 3100k - 130k85k - 100k80k - 100k75k - 85k80k - 100k
3 - 5130k - 150k100k - 130k100k - 120k80k - 100k100k - 120k
5+150k - 200k130k - 160k120k - 140k100k - 120k120k - 140k
Internal Audit Manager0 - 365k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k55k - 60k60k - 70k
3 - 575k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k60k - 70k70k - 80k
5+85k - 100k80k - 90k80k - 90k75k - 85k80k - 90k
Internal Auditor0 - 355k - 65k45k - 53k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
3 - 565k - 70k53k - 60k55k - 60k45k - 55k50k - 60k
5+70k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k55k - 60k60k - 70k
EMEA Payroll Specialist0 - 332k - 36k25k - 32k25k - 32k25k - 32k25k - 32k
3 - 536k - 45k32k - 40k32k - 40k30k - 40k30k - 40k
5+45k - 55k40k - 45k40k - 45k45k - 55k40k - 45k
 

Commentary on Accountancy & Finance Permanent in Commerce & Industry Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

Accounting and finance recruitment has remained buoyant throughout 2017. The demand for newly-qualified accountants has shown no sign of slowing down throughout the year. In the last half of 2017 we have also seen an uplift in roles at senior level.  Remuneration for newly-qualified accountants to around three years post-qualified experience has increased, albeit not substantially, in line with this demand. Salaries at the senior finance level have remained somewhat stagnant as this market has not seen the same level of hiring activity as the mid levels, however, early indicators would suggest that the market is continuing to improve. 

In 2017 we found that demand has been strong across all accounting disciplines with technical reporting skills continually being sought after. The trend of financial professionals becoming key business partners has also remained leaving analytical, financial modelling and decision support capability as highly attractive skills to organisations. On top of this, we have also seen the need for project skills increase with many local and global organisations looking to invest in significant finance transformation programmes to harness new technologies that standardise and automate processes. 

The continued strengthening of the economy during 2017 has been accompanied by an increased demand for finance professionals across all industry sectors. We are continuing to see indigenous businesses compete with the large multinationals for the best finance talent. To strengthen their hiring position companies are offering relocation support to finance professionals seeking a return to Ireland. Recently qualified accountants from the large practice firms remain a highly sought-after commodity and we expect this continue throughout 2018. These professionals are aware of their desirability and therefore tend to be quite discerning when assessing opportunities. Companies that are able to provide transparency around future internal opportunities for accountants that range across the board are most attractive to this particular cohort of professionals. 

At the senior end, the shift to finance professionals being the key operational and commercial partner to general managers and managing directors still continues. Industry sector experience is often mandatory at these levels as organisations expect new senior hires to be able to hit the ground running. 

For the duration of 2018 we expect the accounting and finance market will continue to remain buoyant and salaries will continue to increase as we reach full employment. A number of companies improved their additional benefits in 2017 and this type of activity is expect to increase further in 2018. 

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