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Belfast is moving forward. Make the journey with us.

Living away from Northern Ireland and thinking of relocating back?

Belfast is currently thriving with optimism, investment and jobs.  Local companies are rapidly expanding, creating thousands of new job opportunities.  This in turn has a growing economy for Belfast, with numerous companies seeking to appoint top talent. Not only is Belfast showcasing prosperity, it offers fantastic lifestyle and culture opportunities. 

 
Being ranked within the Top 10 best cities to work and live in UK.  Offering excellent value in the housing market, low commuting times, high performing schools, and affordable childcare.  Belfast offers a high quality of work, a healthy quality of life and a stronger work/life balance.  Belfast certainly is a great place to live, work and relax. Many firms are working with Abacus to attract your skills and talent. 
 
We are hosting 3 dedicated webinars with video interviews of executives from many leading companies within Accountancy, Finance, IT, Analytics and Legal Sectors.  By registering your webinar attendance not only with you learn of their growth plans for 2016.  You will also receive an exclusive RSVP meet and greet the key featured #BelfastforLife clients; Tuesday 29th December 2015 for the #BelfastforLife Meet Up Event!
 
 

Webinar Registration

Join us to watch video interviews of executives from many leading companies within Accountancy, Financial Services, Legal, IT and Analytics.  Learn of their growth plans for 2016.  The type of people and skills they look for when recruiting, and the success they have had in appointing returners and re locators to their teams.


 

Accountancy & Finance

Professionals Webinar

Are you an Accountant or Finance Professional seeking to return or relocate to Belfast, NI?

For more industry insight and information RSVP your attendance today:

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IT & Analytics

Professionals Webinar

Are you an Technology or Analytics Professional seeking to return or relocate to Belfast, NI?

For more industry insight and information RSVP your attendance today:

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Legal Services

Professionals Webinar

Are you an Legal Professional seeking to return or relocate to Belfast, NI?

For more industry insight and information RSVP your attendance today:

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Talent In Demand

Belfast is up and coming with various talents in demand!  As a professional in your field, have you any of these key skills? 

App DeveloperBusiness AnalystdynamicJavaSQLRegulatory AccountantentrepreneurialCorporate RecoveryDigital MarketingSpiritBiotech EngineerCorporate SolicitorSystems ArchitecturecreativeAndroid or IPhone DeveloperCNCFunds AdministratorSoftware DeveloperIT AnalystElectronics EngineerIT LawFinancial AnalystEcommerceRisk ModellingUX DesignFood ScientistEmbedded SWCADEngineerinnovativeAgile DevelopmentDev OpsTest AutomationPerformance EngineeringFinancial ServicesQualified AccountantsOracle SoftwareAnalytics

Have we got you thinking?  Could you contribute your skill set to Belfast, Northern Ireland?  Listed is a sample of key skills in demand, consultant with the team at Abacus for more information.  At Abacus we specialise in finding the perfect match between candidates and clients.  We can assure you, we match your strengths to a company which will best fit you!

Exclusive Meet Up Event

A newly added addition to this years’ #BelfastforLife Campaign, Abacus are holding an Exclusive Meet Up Event after the #BelfastforLife webinars.

A fantastic opportunity to meet and greet key clients who have partnered with Abacus to promote Belfast, Northern Ireland.

To learn of their growth plans for 2016.  The type of people and skills they look for when recruiting, and the successes they have had previously in appointing returners and re locators to their teams.  Fill out the contact form below to request further information:


 

 

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Recent Relocators

View below a selection of returners and relocators who have grasped the opportunity and recently moved back to Belfast, Northern Ireland.


 

Please read below how Abacus has helped returners and re locators overcome their challenges moving to Belfast, Northern Ireland:


 

Challenge – To help a recently qualified, post-contract ICAS Accountant based in Glasgow source a high-calibre role in Belfast with a leading global consultancy firm. Given the fact that the candidate was often working in London and Frankfurt, face to face meetings in Belfast were proving difficult.

Solution – The Abacus Accountancy team managed to co-ordinate an initial telephone interview between the individual and HR, then make arrangements for a second interview to be held in a London office when a Belfast partner was attending meetings.

Outcome – Both parties were impressed with professionalism of the Abacus team, and came to an agreement on the role. The candidate landed their desired role and the hiring company were able to add a motivated high calibre member to the team.

Accountancy – Audit Senior based Scotland to Assistant Manager, Big 4 in Belfast.

Challenge – To assist a recently qualified CIMA Accountant living and working in London to return to N.Ireland. This individual wanted to keep their career on a forward trajectory and improve their position through the relocation and move. This particular individual wanted to complete the change of job and re-location within a 3 month period.

Solution – Members of the Abacus Accountancy team met the candidate via a ‘skype’ connection and drafted a broad outline of the individual’s key skills and the roles and organisations that were within a commutable distance for consideration along with sending information on ‘Belfast V London’ and ‘Belfast improvements’.

Outcome – Over a 6 week period this individual was able to complete 5 telephone/skype interviews and 2 face to face interviews. The result was two job offers, one from a well-established corporate, one from a start-up entity. The candidate has recently being promoted to a management role.

Accountancy – Management Accountant from International Pharma Company to Belfast based start-up.

Challenge – A leading international firm had struggled to attract a professional with adequate experience. A couple of near-fits occurred but the right person had not come along.

Solution – Through our contacts in London we reached out to identify a couple of suitable people with the right niche banking background. We spent a lot of time talking to the passive candidates and outlined the wider quality of life benefits of relocating to NI. One of the professionals had no ties with Northern Ireland but had visited for a weekend. We arranged for the hiring bank to hold
informal meetings in London over a couple of evenings and ultimately we worked extensively with both parties to support the person’s relocation. The firm was able to offer a relocation package to support the transition over to NI.

Outcome – We arranged for the hiring bank to hold informal meetings in London over a couple of evenings and ultimately we worked extensively with both parties to support the person’s relocation. The firm was able to offer a relocation package to support the transition over to NI.

Financial Services – Snr Corporate Banker

Challenge – A professional from Co. Down, who graduated in Dundee and then worked in Scotland for 8 years. She had developed extensive analytical experience working for a large utility in NE of Scotland and was ‘back home’ over Christmas 2013 with her partner, a real estate solicitor from Belfast. The couple planned to get back home in the future, get closer to circle of friends and
eventually start a family.

Solution – We met with both of them in our office and outlined the high quality of opportunity within each of their sectors. We developed a timed action plan and made contact with the list of companies that each person had expressed an interest.

Outcome – We presented some feedback and within 6 months, both partners had relocated their careers in Greater Belfast to roles that provided a greater work /life balance and the desired access to friends and family.

Analytics – Commercial Business Analyst & Legal – Property Lawyer

Challenge – An emerging technological demand coupled with recent foreign direct investment (FDI) announcements. While specialist ICT roles like this was generating interest for existing or recent graduates, an immediate skill shortage was growing for an experienced developer who could provide team lead and more objective customer-facing skills.

Solution – Our technology team attended an event outside of NI that related to the subject matter. During some networking we were approached by an experienced IT professional based in Cork. He was keen to move to NI with his NI wife and two young children who were due to start primary education. The candidate was very surprised to hear of the arrival of specialist firms from USA and
England and the competitive salary and benefits package available.

Outcome – After reviewing our several of our guides including, ‘Cost of childcare in Belfast’ and ‘Property values in Belfast’ we met again with the candidate and his wife in Cork. After accepting the role, Abacus were able to relocate an additional 3candiates from ROI based on referrals.

Technology – Apps Developer (Android/IPhone)

Challenge – Several local practices had registered an interest in a niche lawyer for an emerging area in NI. The pressure for expanding legal business from new and established client expectations was growing. The local talent pool was limited or had failed to attract newly qualified solicitors due to the narrow aspect of the role.

Solution – Abacus advertised in various specialist legal websites in Europe. Once we sourced and consulting with one prime candidate, we met and outlined all interested parties. We provided insight into the varying cultures and leadership styles and explored the best fit career-wise. A round of interviews were confirmed over a Friday and Monday and we generated multiple offers within 48 hours.

Outcome – The high calibre candidate relocated to back to Belfast from London within 3m

Legal – Planning and Environmental Lawyer from Magic Circle to Belfast

Why Belfast?

Sectors

Belfast, is experiencing continued inward investment.  We at Abacus like to ensure for all our candidates that we are one step ahead of the game.  Abacus specialises in six industry sectors; Accountancy, Business Services, Financial Services, Legal, Technical and Technology job opportunities.  Like to know more about us, click below to see what Abacus has to offer in each sector:

Accountancy Jobs

The Accountancy team specialise in sourcing and recruiting highly skilled Accounting and Finance professionals and graduates for many industry leading clients.

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Analytics Jobs

Abacus has created a specialist team to focus on the area of Analytics. Our team have a wealth of experience managing various roles relating to ‘big data’, ‘smart data’ and ‘analytics’.

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Business Services Jobs

This team responds to a broad range of office professional and support roles throughout Northern Ireland. This includes areas such as Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Admin and Secretarial, Retail, Procurement and Supply Chain.

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Financial Services Jobs

Our growing Banking and Financial Services team is centrally placed across this industry. We also provide manage a broad range of IFA jobs across, Financial Advisors (tied and multi tied), Para Planners, Mortgage Advisors, Sales Support, New Business and Mortgage Administrators.

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Legal Jobs

Our legal recruitment team has over 25 years’ experience within the market. We have provided In-House and General Counsel staff along with legal support staff such as Paralegal, Legal Executive, Legal Secretary and LPO.

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Technology Jobs

Our specialist IT recruitment team provides permanent, contractors and temporary staff across a range of technology areas including Software Development/Engineering, Infrastructure, Web Development, Application Development, Project Management, Business Intelligence/Analyst, Testing/QA, ERP/CRM, Cloud Technology and Support roles.

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Next move or relocation?

High quality jobs are arriving in Belfast every week across various sectors. 

In the near future, new jobs and new skills will be very in demand for many professional employees. 

This is why we are acting now#BelfastforLife.


 

 

Join Abacus to Watch the Accountancy Professionals #BelfastforLife Webinar

Join us to watch video interviews of executives within Accountancy & Financial Services;

Tuesday 29th December 2015 at 11am

RSVP your attendance

Join Abacus to Watch the IT & Analytics Professionals #BelfastforLife Webinar

Join us to watch video interviews of executives within IT & Analytics;

Tuesday 29th December 2015 at 12 noon

RSVP your attendance

Join Abacus to Watch the Legal Professionals #BelfastforLife Webinar

Join us to watch video interviews of executives within Legal Services;

Tuesday 29th December 2015 at 1pm

RSVP your attendance

(+44) 028 9031 3157 | info@abacus.jobs

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