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Practice makes perfect….amazing opportunities for candidates

26 Apr 2016

Sinead Walsh

If you’re looking at progressing your career within the PPT sector in Northern Ireland, now is a great time! The deal flow has increased substantially in the market producing a domino effect on roles in Corporate Finance, Audit, and Advisory & Tax within the practice environment. As a Tax Professional you will get the opportunity to work on exciting advisory projects for clients which will broaden your skillset considerably. In terms of Corporate Finance/Advisory, the sky’s the limit with opportunities in Transaction Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Special Projects in a variety of Sectors. Audit offers exceptional career potential for experienced candidates both in External Audit and Internal Audit/Risk Assurance.

There’s something very refreshing about meeting senior professionals at the top of their game and passionate about their business. Their enthusiasm is infectious for me as a Recruitment Specialist in this area. Not only are they focused and dedicated in terms of their own careers and the firms they work for, but they are also genuinely committed to offering solid career opportunities with visible career paths for the professionals who join their teams.

Having worked hard to achieve your professional qualification, you need to take a broad look at the opportunities in the market. The current perception in the market about high levels of travel involved in many firms is in some cases warranted but in most cases it is not. It is so important for qualified professionals not to disregards furthering their careers within Public Practice because of past experiences.

We have seen a flow of professionals who moved from Practice to an Industry/Financial Services based role and have subsequently moved back into practice. The reason for the move back? The roles are now more varied and more commercial. A point to note is that there is a common theme which is that most moved back into a different practice and found that the culture was very different to their previous employer and they really enjoy the role and the work/life balance.

There are amazing opportunities available across all disciplines in Practice from the Big 4 firms to the outstanding opportunities available with BDO and Grant Thornton (Belfast). All of these firms offer roles in which you will be visible and receive guidance from the Partners in the firm. This gives you an outstanding opportunity to truly understand how a Practice works and to gain an insight into the business development aspect as well as the technical aspects of these roles.

Talk to me or one of my colleagues about the opportunities within the Public Practice & Taxation Sector and more importantly, do not decide that this sector is not for you without speaking with these senior professionals who can demonstrate first hand why this may be the right choice for you.

I’d be happy to hear from you , contact me on 028 90325325 or s.walsh@brightwaterni.com. Alternatively, let’s connect on Linkedin.