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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 and tax analysts with experience (5 years or more) in niche areas (e.g. cost, fixed assets, solvency, international and/or manufacturing settings, languages (German & Nordic)). Also, there is some evidence that a shortage of newly qualified and part-qualified accountants is beginning to emerge. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, these comments are based on the findings published in the National Skills Bulletin 2016).

Employment by
Gender (?)
%

51%

54%

  • Male
  • Female

Employment by
Education (?)
%

3%

52%

  • Other
  • 3rd Level Grad

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

88%

83%

  • Below 55
  • 55+

Employment Status (?)
(Self Employment Indicator)
%

83%

84%

  • Employee
  • Self Employed

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

92%

77%

  • 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 2016.