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Accountant Salary Guide 2021

At Public Practice Recruitment Ltd, we specialise in recruiting accountants into accountancy practices across the United Kingdom.

We support accountancy firms with recruitment for hundreds of accountancy jobs each year, identifying and introducing the best talent available in the accountancy sector.

Whilst filling accountancy jobs is our forte, we are committed to adding value for our clients wherever we can.

Our annual accountant salary guide is designed to help our clients gauge the accountancy jobs market in terms of salary averages and trends across various accountancy roles.

We have collated the data based on accountancy jobs registered with Public Practice Recruitment Ltd throughout 2020 and independent public data collated by Payscale and Glassdoor.

Accountancy Jobs: Audit Partner Salary

Only a small number of Audit Partner accountancy jobs were advertised in 2020. The small number of Audit Partner jobs was typical across both Public Practice Recruitment Ltd and Payscale data sets.

This low volume is not uncommon due to the senior level nature of the role and the preference to promote from within.

Audit Partner Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Audit Partner salary £100,000 plus.

Market average: £85,000 to £120,000.

Accountancy Jobs: Audit Partner Designate Salary

Partner designate accountancy jobs proved to be one of the least popular advertised roles during 2020, reflecting the Partner accountancy jobs above.

Audit Partner Designate Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Audit Partner Designate salary £65,000 to £85,000.

Accountancy Jobs: Audit RI (Responsible Individual) Salary

Accountancy salaries for Audit RI (Responsible Individual) reflected those of the Audit Partner accountant salaries.

Audit RI Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Audit RI salary £85,000 to £100,000.

External salary range: no data available.

Accountancy Jobs: Senior Audit Manager Salary

The Senior Audit Manager accountancy job was titled in several different ways, including Audit Senior Manager. The data collated reflected roles with the same job responsibilities, alluding to managing an audit department with responsibility for Audit Managers and audit teams.

Senior Audit Manager Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Senior Audit Manager salary £65,000 to £70,000.

Market average: £65,000 to £85,000.

“The national average salary for an Audit Senior Manager is £75,584 in the United Kingdom.”  www.glassdoor.co.uk.

Accountancy Jobs: Audit Manager Salary

The Audit Manager role was one of the more popular accountancy jobs registered and advertised by Public Practice Recruitment Ltd in 2020.

Audit Manager Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Audit Manager salary £45,000 to £65,000.

Market average: £45,000 to £60,000.

“An early career Audit Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £45,276 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Audit Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £50,312 based on 69 salaries.” www.payscale.com

Accountancy Jobs: Audit Senior Salary

Another accountancy job commonly registered and advertised by Public Practice Recruitment Ltd in 2020 was Audit Senior.

Audit Senior Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Audit Senior salary £35,000 to £45,000.

Market average: £35,000 to £45,000.

“The national average salary for an Audit Senior is £41,370 in the United Kingdom.”  www.glassdoor.co.uk

Accountancy Jobs: Audit Semi Senior

Accountancy salaries for Semi Senior roles across auditing and accountancy were consistent across both Public Practice Recruitment Ltd and external data sets. The higher £30,000 plus salaries were only found in London based positions with those accountant salaries outside of London falling between £25,000 and £30,000.

Audit Semi Senior Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Audit Semi Senior salary £25,000 to £35,000.

Market average: £25,000 to £35,000.

Accountancy Jobs: Audit Junior

Data for Junior roles were limited due to Public Practice Recruitment Ltd focussing on mid to senior level accountancy jobs; however, our data was consistent with that collected from external sources.

Audit Junior Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: up to £25,000.

Market average: up to £25,000.

“The national average salary for a Junior Auditor is £24,727 in the United Kingdom.” www.glassdoor.co.uk

Accountancy Jobs: Partner

Partner level accountancy jobs reported one of the larger accountancy salary ranges across all of the roles researched. However, the consistent level at the lower end of the salary banding was £80,000.

Partner Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Partner salary £80,000 to £130,000.

Market average: £80,000 to £120,000.

“The average salary for a Partner – Accounting Firm in the United Kingdom is £87429.” www.payscale.com 

Accountancy Jobs: Client Manager

The Client Manager accountancy job reflects the role of a Senior Accountant but with a focus on the client relationship. The external data collated has been sense checked to ensure that it was reflective of the accountancy industry.

Client Manager Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Client Manager salary £40,000 to £45,000.

Market average: £35,000 to £45,000.

Accountancy Jobs: Senior Accountant

As with the Audit Senior accountancy job, the Senior levels roles were consistent across the accountancy jobs advertised by Public Practice Recruitment Ltd in 2020.

Senior Accountant Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Senior Accountant salary £35,000 to £45,000.

Market average: £35,000 to £45,000.

Accountancy Jobs: Semi Senior Accountant

The Semi Senior Accountant role was one of the most popularly advertised accountancy jobs throughout 2020, intimating that recruitment activity at development level was less affected by the pandemic and economic challenges.

Semi Senior Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Semi Senior Accountant £20,000 to £35,000.

Market average: £25,000 to £35,000.

Accountancy Jobs: Tax Partner

As with other Partner accountancy jobs, the role of Tax Partner attracted an accountancy salary of £100,000 plus. This accountancy salary range was consistent across both Public Practice Recruitment Ltd and external data.

Tax Partner Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Tax Partner salary £100,000 plus.

Market average: £80,000 to £120,000.

“An experienced Partner – Accounting Firm with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £92,500 based on 14 salaries. In their late-career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £98,870.” www.payscale.com

Accountancy Jobs: Tax Manager

Tax Manager accountancy salaries reported consistent figures with Public Practice Recruitment Ltd and external data delivering an accounting salary range of £55,000 to £60,000.

Tax Manager Salary Stats

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd roles: Tax Manager salary £55,000 to £60,000.

Market average: £55,000 to £60,000.

“The national average salary for a Tax Manager is £58,945 in the United Kingdom.”  www.glassdoor.co.uk

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