Newly Qualified Accountant?

The accountancy practice sector in Northern Ireland and Dublin is extremely buoyant at the moment. There is an ever-increasing number of opportunities and it can be very difficult for recently qualified accountants coming out of training contract to figure out what their options are.

We can help navigate this process ultimately helping you take the next step in your career. We regularly have conversations with newly qualified accountants who are keen to find out more about the Belfast and Dublin markets, what it is like to work for other firms, what are other firms’ USP’s, what salary can they expect, which firms can offer fast track promotion for top performers etc.

At Hunter Savage we put a lot of effort into helping our candidates assess what they want out of their career and advising them on how best to achieve this. If your current firm is not going to meet your long term career aspirations, we are here to advise and give you options.  We can give you lots and lots of detail!  We are keen to tell you what other firms are like – we will be honest and give you the pros and cons of each.

Gemma Murphy looks after this area of our business and has over 10 years specialist experience recruiting in this sector. Gemma has a detailed understanding of the market and works extensively with Big 4, mid tier and small accountancy practices. She prides herself on her consultative and confidential approach to helping candidates achieve their long term career goals.  We think it is important for accountants to have the ability to assess options without the pressure of a recruiter pushing them for CVs and interviews.

We could list all of our jobs here but we would rather understand you first so that we can tailor our service to suit your needs.

If you are considering your options or unsure what your next step might be please contact Gemma in confidence on 07714254890 or email


Newly Qualified Salary Guide Belfast and Dublin

  Belfast £ Dublin €
Newly Qualified 28-32k 40-55k
Assistant Manager 30-35k 50-60k
Manager 35-45k 60-80k

*Salaries noted offer a guide for Big 4, mid tier and small firms

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Sorcha O'Neill

Sorcha O'Neill

Office Manager

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