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Now is the time of the Practice Accountant

Now is the time of the Practice Accountant

Are you an accountant who:

  • Thrives on a challenge?
  • Is Resilient?
  • Can think creatively and show initiative?
  • Has excellent people skills?

If you are, now is the time to explore the numerous practice opportunities currently available.  We at Abacus Professional Recruitment are showcasing possible options to benefit your career today:

Public Practice

Chartered accountants in practice work within an accountancy firm providing a range of services to clients.  Traditionally these were Audit, Accounts Prep and Tax.  However is it now more common to see accountants act as Business Advisors.

In Belfast firms vary in size from the sole practitioner and local indigenous firms to one of the Big Four multinational accountancy firms. Around 30% of accountants currently work in practice. They either progress through senior grades and ultimately to partnership, or specialise in a particular area.

Business

In the local market we find accountants are often employed within an organisation to use their financial knowledge and expertise to control the management of the business and to help it develop. They can occupy roles such as finance manager / financial controller / company accountant director within organisations

Corporate Finance

Larger indigenous and Big 4 firms often have dedicated corporate finance departments.  This unique and varied work involves securing finance for company mergers, acquisitions, management buy-ins and buy-outs and capital reconstructions.  Currently a job in corporate finance requires skills in negotiation with finance providers, lawyers, researchers and other key professionals.

IT

With continued growth and success of the Northern Ireland IT sector there is an increase demand for those accountants with an aptitude for computing.  Those who do could find themselves specialising in accounting IT.  Work is largely project driven and could involve, for example, the automation of the accountancy of a company or implementing new systems in accountancy firms.

Forensic Accounting

This area investigates into commercial fraud, personal injury cases and civil cases often require the testimony of expert witnesses in accountancy. Large firms often have specialised departments in litigation support composed of qualified accountants.

So if you are considering job opportunities in the Belfast or wider Northern Ireland area right now, the market continues to improve and now is a great time to be an accountancy/finance professional as your skills are in demand!

We are handling a number of accountancy roles at present and everyday new positions are coming in to the office so please get in touch with our dedicated Accountancy team to find out more or just send your CV today.  Please contact the Abacus Accountancy Team in confidence on 028 9031 3157 or call anytime (day/evening) by speaking to Richard Bodles or Eoin Fleming.

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