Jobs: Accountants are raking it in!

Accountants’ pay has risen by a whopping 7 per cent in the last year, according to a report.

Friday, 8th February 2013, 5:00 pm

Accountancy and finance recruiter, Marks Sattin, says the average salary in the number-crunching profession has risen by 5 per cent from £60,788 to £64,022.

When the average bonus of £11,012 is included, the total pay of accountants has risen even more.

Dave Way, managing director of 2013 Market Report author Marks Sattin said: “These figures are a huge boost for accountants and offer proof of the resilience of accountancy as a profession. In tough financial circumstances, companies have a stronger focus on their purse strings.

“Obviously accountants aren’t immune from the gloomy economic news, hence their understated bonus expectations, but the news is actually very good for them – these figures represent the third year in a row of solid, above inflation, pay growth.”