About Leinster Society

The 2017/2018 Leinster Society committee comprises of twelve elected members representing a mix of Chartered Accountants from industry and practice. Additionally, the monthly meetings are attended by the Leinster Society manager, executive, our secretary, two CASSD representatives and a Young Professional's representative.

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The Leinster Society’s prestigious “Old Students Cup” Golf Outing was played in Castle Golf Club and the Leinster Golfers enjoyed a great day’s golf at this superb venue.  While conditions were testing with a good breeze, the golfers were treated to a course in fantastic condition with fabulous greens.   The Leinster Society introduced a new Beginners Lessons concept this year and 13 eager would be golfers enjoyed an excellent coaching experience under the tutorage of Castle’s PGA Professional Colin Clancy and cannot wait for next year’s event to test their new found skills.   Local Castle member Hilary Haydon emerged as the overall winner after over 20 years of trying to win the Students Cup. Niamh Prenderville had a successful day winning nearest the pin and longest drive to add to her Ladies title. Leo Norris celebrated his new role as the Institute’s Head of Education when scooping the Visitors prize. Institute President Shauna Greely, who just missed out on the prizes congratulated all prize winners.   Chairman Oliver Holt thanked all the participants and winners and especially Gillian Duffy and Siobhan Byrne together with Stephen Lillis and Niamh Prenderville for organising a very successful outing. Prize winners include: Winner 2nd 3rd Ladies Visitors Front 9 Back 9 Nearest Pin Longest Drive Hilary Haydon (16) Fergus Brennan (23) Stephen Lillis (17) Niamh Prenderville (8) Leo Norris (11) Gerard Melinn (15) Shane Power (14) Niamh Prenderville Niamh Prenderville   34 Pts 33 Pts 33 Pts 32 Pts 38 Pts 18 Pts 18 Pts     Check out the photos from the day here.

Sep 13, 2017
Practice and Business Improvement

We are delighted to announce that the deadline for the PAA competition has been extended to accommodate a number of requests received.  The competition will now close at close of business next Monday 17th July 2017.  No further extensions will be offered.  Many thanks to all those who have already entered – entry is easy just email a link to your annual report to: publishedaccountsawards@charteredaccountants.ie or attach them in PDF. If you'd like to be considered for our CSR award include pdf/links to your CSR reporting as well. We also accept hardcopies – but make sure three hardcopies arrive in our offices at Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street by close of business on Monday. Don’t forget to include your contact details. We are particularly looking forward to your entry this year as it is the 40th year of the Awards and so this year is a very special one to win. Is your company’s annual report that winner? We have several prizes and will be publishing a short list so there will be lots of recognition for anyone with a worthy annual report. Also this year we are also introducing the “Best Digital Reporting Award” to celebrate the most user friendly electronic application for annual reporting on the web. So as well as potentially winning our overall prize for the best annual report, you could win our prize for: ·       Best Social Responsibility Reporting Award, or ·       Best Branding, Communication & Marketing Award, or ·       Best Digital Reporting Award. Every reporting entity is welcome to enter the awards from the largest listed company to the smallest not-for-profit entity – we have eight separate categories of awards based on size and whether listed or not. We're looking at annual reports in respect of financial years ended on or before 31 March 2017. Full details of the awards are available on our website or contact our offices by telephone.      Remember if you aren't in, you can’t win!  So don’t delay, email your annual report to us now!

Jul 04, 2017
Press release

The Salary Survey press release issued on Wed June 28, below. Annual Salary Survey shows accountants in Leinster earning €106k average, newly qualified earning €56k-€58k Louise O'Leary, The Panel search and selection with Oliver Holt, Leinster Society Chairman The average salary package (base salary + car or car allowance + bonus) for a Chartered Accountant in Leinster is over €100,000 for the fifth year in a row, according to new research published today. The 2017 average salary package is €106,500, at similar levels to 2016 and reflects significant demand for Chartered Accountants at all levels. The survey of more than 1,700 Chartered Accountants was carried out by Chartered Accountants Leinster Society in association with The Panel search and selection consultancy. The research reveals that eight out of ten Chartered Accountants have seen their salary increase by at least 10% over the last three years. The average salary package for a Chartered Accountant working in industry in their first year post-qualification now stands at €56,800. Those in their first year post-qualification in financial services are earning slightly more with an average package of €58,800. The survey also indicates a healthy level of career progression within the Chartered Accountancy profession, with 45% of those surveyed having been promoted in the last three years. This is up from 41% for the same period in 2016. Chartered Accountants also reported feeling confident about their employment prospects, with 89% finding the jobs market positive. 23% of them reported moving to a new job in the last 12 months.   The salary survey also shows that most Chartered Accountants in Leinster currently work in industry, business and financial services, with 68% working in these sectors all together, while 21% work in an accountancy practice and 11% are in public service. The survey also points to the other benefits enjoyed by Chartered Accountants. 24% of respondents either have a company car (5%) or receive a car allowance (19%).  19% of respondents receive share options.   Commenting on the results of the salary survey, Oliver Holt, Chairman of Chartered Accountants Leinster Society said: “The 2017 Leinster Society salary survey shows a profession much in demand, with considerable career opportunities, whether in financial services, public practice or industry. “I would like to thank the 1,700 Leinster Society members for contributing to one of the most detailed and representative of such studies in Ireland. “As well as benchmarking salaries, satisfaction, career progression and non-monetary compensation were also measured, making it valuable not just for members and employers, but also for those contemplating a career as an accountant. Chartered Accountancy remains the largest single employer of new graduates in Ireland. “For these potential Chartered Accountancy students, we are seeing more training vacancies available in businesses and practices across Ireland for graduates of all backgrounds, and the Institute is championing more flexible entry-routes into the profession for talented people. The survey demonstrates why Chartered Accountancy remains the leading accountancy qualification in Ireland due to its attractive rewards, international opportunities, and rapid career progression.” Paul McArdle, Managing Partner of The Panel, who assisted in analysing the survey results said: “The survey points to a buoyant jobs market where there is real competition for talent. Almost 80% of our survey respondents have seen their salary increase by more than 10% in the last three years. Employers are clearly keen to retain that talent and the survey points to an appetite for greater work/life flexibility as a key priority for these highly skilled finance professionals. It also demonstrates the importance of Chartered Accountants in the current climate and the range of roles they hold.” Full details of the Annual Salary Survey of Chartered Accountants Leinster Society in association with The Panel can be viewed at www.charteredaccountants.ie/Leinster/Salary-Survey The PowerPoint slides from the salary survey breakfast briefing are available online.--> To find out more about becoming a Chartered Accountant, visit www.charteredaccountants.ie/study Key Findings: Average Salary Package (base salary + car or car allowance + bonus) for a Chartered Accountant in Leinster is €106,544. (Salaries were surveyed as at 31 January 2017) The Average Salary Package for a Chartered Accountant in their first year post-qualification taking a position in industry stands at €56,800. The Average Salary Package for a Chartered Accountant in their first year post-qualification taking a position in financial services is €58,800. 79% of respondents have seen their salary increase by at least 10% over the last three years. The salary survey also shows that most Chartered Accountants in Leinster currently work in industry, business and financial services, with 68% working in these sectors, while 21% work in an accountancy practice and 11% are in public service. 45% of respondents have been promoted in the last three years (2016: 41%). Members are more confident than ever with 89% finding the jobs market positive. 23% reported moving to a new job in the last 12 months. “How was your bonus calculated?” 1,164 members responded to this question with personal performance being a criteria for 70% of respondents; company performance was a criteria for a similar percentage with one in five respondents citing team performance as a criteria. “What value do you place on work / life balance and flexible working arrangements?”  82% of respondents said that they would sacrifice 5% of their salary for a better work / life balance (45% said they would give up 10% of their salaries, such was the importance of flexibility to them). Ends Note to Editors: Download Annual Salary Survey report here View presentation slides from breakfast briefing Chartered Accountants Leinster Society is a district society of Chartered Accountants Ireland, representing 12,500 Chartered Accountants throughout Leinster. Chartered Accountants Ireland is the largest, longest established and fastest growing professional accountancy body in Ireland with over 25,500 members in 93 countries around the globe.   Average salary package is the total of the basic salary plus bonus and car allowance or car (valued at €12,000 for the purpose of the survey) The survey was conducted by the Leinster Society from 1 to 12 June 2017. Reference:  Bryan Rankin, Marketing Manager, Chartered Accountants Ireland T: (01) 637 7268 / bryan.rankin@charteredaccountants.ie

Jun 28, 2017

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