How much do Assistant Accountants earn in different regions?
Explore the average Assistant Accountant salary in the UK by location:
- London: £30,240
- South West: £18,480
- South East: £21,420
- Yorkshire: £17,640
- Wales: £16,380
Job prospects for Assistant Accountants
Accountants are in short supply in the UK hiring market, and with the finance industry already anticipating heavy workloads for the future, Assistant Accountants can expect good future job prospects.
Management Accountants and Financial Accountants are in high demand currently, so assistants can increase job opportunities by specialising in either of these roles. Vacancies are high for Assistant Management Accountants who are part-qualified or newly qualified in Leeds, London, Bristol and Birmingham.
Although there are temporary and contract job opportunities available in the hiring market for this role (a trend which is quickly rising to meet the employment demands of the sector) permanent roles still remain the most plentiful. Professionals looking for temporary employment are likely to find that the best placement opportunities are between 6 months and one year in length.
The best job offers are going to assistant accountants with experience in financial services. Assistant Accountants should be actively working towards a full AAT, ACCA or CIMA qualification. Advanced Excel skills are a must, most notably: pivot tables, experience with multiple spreadsheets and use of macros.
Assistant Accountant salary opportunities
Financial services salaries have seen a slight uplift in recent months, this is especially true for graduate and junior salaries, which are higher than they’ve been in recent months.
An Assistant Accountant average starting salary is £21,000 and can reach £28,000 with the right experience on their CV. For the best-earning potential, professionals should seek accountancy jobs London (£30,240), Nottingham (£19,740) and Bristol (£21,420).
Assistant Management Accountants salaries typically range between £22,000-£34,000. The top salaries for this position in the UK are London (£37,080), Nottingham (£24,205) and Bristol (£26,265).
Financial planning is a high-value skill, as is advanced Excel and a CIMA, ACCA or AAT part-qualification. Industry-specific experience is sought-after and employers are more likely to offer the best salaries to professionals with relevant industry experience and the right cultural fit.
To access further salary projections and key recruitment trends affecting your sector download the Robert Half Salary Guide.
2020 Salary Guide
What is a competitive salary in 2020?
At a time when 80% of CFOs feel the current talent dilemma poses a direct threat to business growth, an effective talent strategy couldn’t be more critical. The Robert Half salary guide provides unparalleled insights for business leaders to information their talent strategy in 2020. Explore the average starting salaries, skills and roles in demand, and popular perks and benefits being offered to secure skilled professionals. Download a copy of the Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide now.
Explore the latest hiring trends
Find out the latest trends in talent management for your business, such as the rising demand for flexibility, purpose and culture so you can attract, hire quickly and keep staff happy.
Benchmark average salaries using percentiles
Check and compare your salary level, or the salary range you offer your employees for more than 270 jobs. Everything you need to inform your hiring budgets or negotiate a competitive salary is at your fingertips.
Your comprehensive guide to 2020
We use independent research with 200 CFOs, 100 CIOs, 300 hiring managers and 2,000 professionals from across the UK, combined with our recruitment expertise to accurately depict the landscape for the year ahead. The Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide offers an extensive overview of hiring trends and average salaries across the UK.