These were the audit jobs and skills most in demand in Q1 2018

David Tuohy 17.04.2018

A look at audit recruitment in the first quarter of 2018, the best paying audit roles and insight into both job seeker and hiring manager motivations.

In-demand & highest paying audit roles

  1. Audit manager
  2. Audit senior
  3. Audit-semi (Non-Big 4)


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Desirable skills & qualifications

Both ACA and ACCA are of international repute and provide multiple job opportunities. ACA is more suitable for people who would like to pursue their career in auditing and accounting, whereas, ACCA is more comprehensive, giving options for people who want to pursue a career in management accounting, financial management, and financial services.

Audit SME services are in demand, successful candidates in this area will be responsible for leading and completing audits, ensuring timely completion of projects to agreed service levels. Get ahead of your peers and increase your employment prospects by completing the CPA Ireland Skillnet Diploma in US GAAP. 

Job seeker & hiring manager motivations

Audit contracting recruitment continues to improve, whilst hiring of permanent roles is busy for capital markets and investment banking audit teams. Increasing regulatory compliance is putting huge time pressure on audit teams, increasing delivery time and squeezing margin.

Auditors need to hire experienced staff to meet demand and keep up with regulatory requirements. One key trend that has prompted firms to increase their hiring, and similarly attracting professionals to change the direction of their career, is the continued confidence of organisations bringing tax in-house for the first time.

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