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Newly Qualified Accountant… Could Financial Services Be The Next Step In Your Career?

If you’re a newly qualified accountant looking for a new position, you may be considering how best to find everything you are looking for. Finding the right role means matching your desire for new challenges with job security and the opportunity to develop your level of experience. The financial services industry is big news in Ireland, with more than 450 financial services companies working internationally from locations across the country.

The financial services sector is an attractive prospect since it includes so many exciting options, and if you have the skills to match your enthusiasm, you’ll find yourself a popular prospect. Here at CareerWise, we aim to match candidates with the right position every time, and the areas below are our hot picks if you’re looking for the perfect new challenge right now:

What’s Hot In The Financial Services Sector:

  1. Insurance. The insurance sector is an excellent option if you’re looking for a reliable career with plenty of opportunities for progression. In Ireland, this is an area of continuing growth, and a knowledge of SOX compliance and solvency II exposure should help you to secure the perfect position for you.
  2. Banking. Banking has been a little unreliable in recent years, but here in Ireland we are seeing growth in internal audit and regulatory accounting areas. The sort of skills that will see you in demand here include good ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualifications, strong technical accounting knowledge, analytical skills and experience of auditing within financial services.
  3. Funds. If you have experience of funds audit, funds accounting or reporting and knowledge of SPVs, you could consider the exciting new sector that is funds. This is fast becoming a serious contender for the most dynamic area in financial services, and is seeing promising growth at this time.
  4. Corporate finance. Whatever your future route may be, corporate finance is a very useful area to provide the skills and experience that exposure to senior decision makers and big name clients can bring. This is a highly competitive area, but if you have a proven academic background and some relevant experience, this could be a fantastic choice for you.

Are You Looking For Accounting Jobs in Cork and Galway?

CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist Technical and Executive Recruitment firm, with expertise in the Medical Device, Sciences/Pharma and ICT industries. We work with candidates and businesses across the Engineering, Supply Chain and Finance sectors, and our friendly team can help you to secure the new position you want.

For roles including accounting jobs across Cork, Galway or accounting jobs across Limerick, call us at CareerWise on +353 (0) 21 206 1900 for a consultation, or contact us online today.


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