Top candidates getting multiple offers

Samuel Hendry 08.06.2015

In Ireland the economic upswing is making an impact on the Senior Finance recruitment market, with companies taking on new headcount in both financial services and commerce and industry.

As confidence grows companies are investing in more commercial and regulatory roles. To secure their preferred candidate the focus now needs to be on streamlining the end-to-end recruitment process. Salary, benefits and clear progression plans are now equally weighed in the candidate’s decision-making process. Companies that provide full visibility to these offerings during the interview process are inevitably securing the top talent. “This is putting pressure on the contract market as candidates have more permanent options,” adds Saoirse O’Brien, Team Leader, Finance & Accounting in Morgan McKinley.

Whilst we have seen a growth in the economy the demand for high quality candidates remains competitive, with candidates receiving multiple job offers. In financial services in particular it is vital that Senior Finance professionals stay on top of the international regulatory environment and IFRS changes. “Qualifications remain vital and it is important to keep up to date with the latest regulatory and reporting changes. In the current market, where there are plenty of good opportunities, my advice to candidates is to choose where they want to work very carefully.

Working for a strong brand during your early to mid-career and building commercial awareness will ultimately help accelerate your progression into a senior role,” says Susan Kelly, Manager Financial Services Accounting at Morgan McKinley, Dublin.

For more information on the Senior Finance roles we currently have available please feel free to get in touch on 01 4321 555 or email


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