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Occupational group:
Accountants & tax experts

Examples of other job titles: Chartered and certified accountants; management accountants; tax consultants and advisers; tax inspectors.

Employment Trend (?)

Employment trend

Summary for this occupation from job seekers' perspective

  • Unemployment rate data is not available(?)
  • Some skill shortages have been identified(?)
  • Employment growth prospects are above average(?)

Comments

There is a shortage of accountants: financial and management accountants (with expertise in solvency, taxation, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) relevant skills and regulatory compliance); accountants for roles in industry (with ERP system and reporting tools, as well as language skills). The future demand for business and financial skills is likely to be particularly affected by the impact of Brexit. On the one hand, numerous financial institutions are expanding their business or setting up in Ireland, including JP Morgan, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, with IDA announcing in July 2017 that they have secured deals with more than a dozen London-based banks and finance houses to move some of their operations to Dublin in preparation for Brexit. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, these comments are based on the findings published in the National Skills Bulletin 2017).

Employment by
Gender (?)
%

55%

54%

  • Male
  • Female

Employment by
Education (?)
%

4%

53%

  • Other
  • 3rd Level Grad

Employment by Age (?)
(Future Retirements Indicator)
%

89%

82%

  • Below 55
  • 55+

Employment Status (?)
(Self Employment Indicator)
%

88%

84%

  • Employee
  • Self Employed

Employment Type (?)
(Part-Time Indicator)
%

90%

78%

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The analysis was conducted by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS based on the data held in the National Skills Database. Last updated December 2017.