5 Career paths and rewards
A Chartered Accountancy qualification offers you an exciting career path in the industry of your choice, anywhere in the world. Today’s member takes on the role of a business adviser, who makes high-level strategic decisions aimed at driving business, improving profit margins and increasing market share for their clients/employers.
Many Chartered Accountants also use their expertise to set up their own businesses, becoming highly successful entrepreneurs. Chartered Accountants generally also have a solid foundation in economics, marketing and management information systems.
As well as dominating public-accounting practices, Chartered Accountants are found at the highest level in virtually every sector, from healthcare to the music industry.
The rewards that go with the Chartered qualification are significant. The average starting salary for a newly qualified Chartered Accountant in business/industry is €58,000, according to a 2015 survey in Leinster. The average starting salary package in financial services (insurance, funds, banking) is €59,500.
Seven in ten people said their salary increased by at least 10 percent over the last three years. And, hopefully, that’s just one of the benefits at the start of a long and challenging career.
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