What are the most sought after accountancy practice jobs?

We thought it would be interesting to find out which are the most sought after accountancy practice jobs. The results are really quite interesting and not what you might initially expect. 

Both Accounts Senior and Audit Senior are top of the pile together taking up almost 27% of all practice adverts out there. 

Senior Accountant is below this which may not come as too much of a surprise. This may be because when a candidate reaches the 'Senior Accountant' level they are often settled in their firm and have decided that a move over to industry is not for them. As an ex-headhunter, I know from experienced they are also notoriously difficult to tempt away! The remainder of the results are displayed below. 

Bookkeeper 7.48 %
Account Assistant 6.78 %
Accountant 6.58 %
Semi Senior Accountant 5.38 %
Audit Manager 5.38 %
Payroll Administrator 5.28 %
Tax Senior 4.49 %
Audit Account Senior 4.29 %
Management Accountant 4.09 %
Business Service Senior 3.99 %
Client Manager 3.89 %
Account Audit Senior 3.79 %

One other surprise is the low number of payroller jobs currently being advertised. Payrollers in practice are very difficult to source, this is likely a reflection of how many accountancy practices are elected to outsource payroll over recent years.

The data used in this blog post was nationwide. I plan to dig into this regionally and see how differently it is across the UK.