Demand for qualified finance professionals in the Mid-West

Chris Walshe 17.05.2018

Since the start of 2018, Morgan McKinley has seen a strong increased demand for qualified finance professionals in the Mid-West. 

Positions are frequently becoming available with both indigenous and multinational organisations. These roles are spread across multiple diverse industries in the region, ranging from aviation and I.T., to med-tech.

This increased demand for qualified finance professionals is largely due to an increased level of foreign direct investment in Ireland over the last number of years. The year 2017 saw approximately 20,000 jobs created as a direct result of FDI. Many multinational companies in the Mid-West are now building out their finance teams to accommodate ambitious growth plans throughout 2018.

Business requirements are strongly favoured towards the recently qualified. This includes those who have obtained their accountancy qualification within the last five years. Those with post-qualification industry experience will find themselves with a significant advantage over other candidates when applying for a prospective career move.

Senior finance recruitment has remained consistent, with leadership and management roles coming through on a regular basis. However, a plethora of suitably qualified candidates in the region has made this a more challenging portion of the market to pursue open roles. Hiring managers are now seeing multiple applications from senior candidates which adds a more competitive edge to any active job search. In order to help prepare candidates for this, Morgan McKinley provides free services including CV clinics and interview coaching.

The Limerick branch of Morgan McKinley engages with a significant client base in the Mid-West to source qualified finance professionals for various open finance and accounting positions.

To arrange an appointment to discuss career advice, opportunities in the region, or to gain insights on the employment market, please contact me via my details below.

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Consultant | Accounting & Finance
cwalshe@morganmckinley.ie