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Practice Makes Perfect… Amazing Opportunities For Candidates

13 Dec 2016

Sinead Walsh

With the recent announcement of new roles in the Northern Ireland market, there has never been a better time to consider progressing your career within the PPT sector.

The deal flow has increased substantially in the market and this has a domino effect on the 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. In terms of corporate finance/advisory, the sky is 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 is something very refreshing about meeting senior professionals who are at the top of their game and are 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.

The current perception that is in the market with regards to roles within the practice sector is in some cases warranted but in most cases it is not. It is so important for qualified professionals not to disregard furthering their careers within public practice because of past experiences. Having worked hard to achieve a professional qualification, you need to take a broad look at the opportunities in the market.

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 roles are more varied and more commercial. One 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.

Of course, many professionals are enjoying the excellent career opportunities in the industry & financial services sectors also.

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). These firms offer roles in which you will be visible and you will 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.

If you want a role in a meritocratic environment where you will be visible and where you are rewarded and recognized for your performance then we definitely need to speak about the roles that are currently open within the public practice & taxation area.

There are so many opportunities and I am happy to speak with you regarding the paths available to you in practice. Talk to me 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.

An open mind will offer broader horizons, a brighter future and the career opportunity that you have been waiting for.

If you are seeking the role that will take your career to the next level then please contact Sinead Walsh on 028 90 325 325 or s.walsh@brightwaterni.com