Tax and Practice firms look internationally to bridge skills gap in Ireland

James Gallagher 18.10.2018

As Q3 comes to a close, our specialist recruitment teams have provided insight into the jobs market within the Tax and Practice sectors.

In this Q3 Review, we will be looking at; an overview of the Tax and Practice market in general, the most frequent roles placed across the country, highest paying roles our specialists have placed and some workplace insights surrounding flexibility, workplace wellness and workplace benefits.

Almost all of the accountancy firms are looking to grow their service lines at the moment, with the highest demand being seen within the Audit and Tax Service lines, but there is also significant demand across Corporate Finance, Forensics and Insolvency. Many of the mid tier firms are looking to grow their partnership base and are open to bringing in partners with strength in business development. The search for experienced & qualified candidates in Audit and Tax continues. Firms are also increasingly looking internationally to bridge the skills gap here.

In terms of job announcements, Big 4 firm Deloitte is set to take on 280 new graduates across a variety of disciplines including tax. Another Big 4 practice, EY, is set to generate 520 new jobs across Ireland due to increased demand in the businesses core areas -  tax being one. 

Most Popular Roles By Region:

  • Audit Senior as firms are looking to expand their Audit teams
  • Tax Consultant as firms are looking to upskill and expand their Tax teams
  • Part Qualified Accountant as Accountancy firms are looking to expand the team and grow.

Highest Paying Roles - Our Teams Have Placed

  • Tax Manager in Pharmaceutical at €Salary
  • Corporate Finance Partner in a Top 20 Firm at €confidential
  • Forensic Manager in a Mid tier firm at €70k

Workplace Insights


The roles which have the most flexibility in tax and practice are mainly management roles within audit and tax. To accommodate this, companies are offering flexible working hours to accommodate parents with young children. 


The main benefits in the area were flexible working hours, bonuses and pensions. In terms of benefits which weren’t as common and more unique, there was an increase in work from home options and remote work options in different offices across Ireland. 


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