Salary Checker

Accounting + Finance Salary Guide 2018
Commerce + Industry Permanent Market + Interim Market
Across North West England

Transactional Finance | Permanent
Basic Salary (£ Per Annum)

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0-2 YEARS
3-4 YEARS
5+ YEARS
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Ledger Manager/Team Leader

0-2 YEARS
£22,000 – 25,000

3-4 YEARS
£25,000 – 28,000

5+ YEARS
£28,000 +

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Payroll

0-2 YEARS
£16,000 – 18,000

3-4 YEARS
£18,000 – 20,000

5+ YEARS
£20,000 +

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Accounts Payable

0-2 YEARS
£16,000 – 18,000

3-4 YEARS
£18,000 – 20,000

5+ YEARS
£18,000 +

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Credit Control

0-2 YEARS
£16,000 – 18,000

3-4 YEARS
£18,000 – 22,000

5+ YEARS
£20,000 +

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Accounts Assistant

0-2 YEARS
£16,000 – 18,000

3-4 YEARS
£18,000 – 20,000

5+ YEARS
£18,000 +

Skills in Demand – Credit Control & Payroll tends to be a skill that is on demand, therefore the salaries are slightly higher.

Accounting + Finance, Commerce + Industry Temporary Market
Transactional Finance | Temporary

Basic Salary (£ Per Hour)

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0-2 YEARS
3-4 YEARS
5+ YEARS
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Ledger Manager

0-2 YEARS
£10 – £12.50

3-4 YEARS
£13.50 – £15

5+ YEARS
£15 +

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Credit Control

0-2 YEARS
£9 – £10

3-4 YEARS
£9.75 – £12

5+ YEARS
£12 +

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Payroll

0-2 YEARS
£8.75 – £10

3-4 YEARS
£9.75 – £12

5+ YEARS
£8.75 – £10

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Accounts Payable

0-2 YEARS
£9.50 – £10

3-4 YEARS
£10 – £11.50

5+ YEARS
£11 +

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Accounts Assistant

0-2 YEARS
£8.75 – £10

3-4 YEARS
£10 – £11.50

5+ YEARS
£11 +

Accounting + Finance, Commerce + Industry
SME | Permanent

Basic Salary (£ Per Annum)

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Part Qualified
Newly Qualified
2-4 YEARS PQE
5-7 YEARS PQE
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CFO

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
N/A

5-7 YEARS PQE
£80k - £95k

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Financial Director

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£60k - £75k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£75k - 85k

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Financial Controller

Part Qualified
£40k - £50k

Newly Qualified
£45k - £50k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£50k - £65k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£55k - £65k

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Finance Manager

Part Qualified
£35k - £43k

Newly Qualified
£45k - £50k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£45k - £55k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£50k - £60k

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FP&A/Manager

Part Qualified
£22k - £38k

Newly Qualified
£45k - £50k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£50k - £55k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£50k - £65k

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Management Accountant

Part Qualified
£22k - £38k

Newly Qualified
£35k - £40k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£40k - £45k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£45k - £50k

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Financial Accountant

Part Qualified
£22k - £38k

Newly Qualified
£35k - £40k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£40k - £ 45k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£45k - £50k

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Assistant Accountant

Part Qualified
£20k - £25k

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
N/A

5-7 YEARS PQE
N/A

N/A these roles tend not to exist at this level.

Skills in Demand – Newly qualified ACCA/CIMA accountants are a commodity on the accounting & finance market, they can achieve up to £40,000 per annum.

Accounting + Finance, Commerce + Industry 
Large Corporate | Permanent

Basic Salary (£ Per Annum)

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Part Qualified
Newly Qualified
2-4 YEARS PQE
5-7 YEARS PQE
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CFO

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
N/A

5-7 YEARS PQE
£90k - £100k

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Financial Director

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
N/A

5-7 YEARS PQE
£85k - £95k

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Financial Controller

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
£45k - £50k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£55k - £65k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£65k - £75k

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Finance Manager

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
£45k - £55k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£55k - £60k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£60k - £70k

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FP&A

Part Qualified
£25k - £40k

Newly Qualified
£45k - £55k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£55k - £60k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£65k - £70k

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Management Accountant

Part Qualified
£25k - £40k

Newly Qualified
£45k - £50k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£50k - £55k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£55k - £60k

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Financial Accountant

Part Qualified
£25k - £40k

Newly Qualified
£45k - £50k

2-4 YEARS PQE
£50k - £55k

5-7 YEARS PQE
£55k - £65k

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Assistant Accountant

Part Qualified
£25k - £30k

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
N/A

5-7 YEARS PQE
N/A

N/A these roles tend not to exist at this level.

Skills in Demand – Newly qualified ACA Accountants from a large practice are a commodity on the accounting & finance market. They can achieve £45,000 per annum as a first time mover into Industry & Commerce.

Accounting + Finance, Commerce + Industry  
SME | Interim

Rate (£ Per Day)

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Part Qualified
Newly Qualified
2-4 YEARS PQE
5-7 YEARS PQE
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CFO

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
N/A

5-7 YEARS PQE
£500 – £600

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Financial Director

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£350 – £450

5-7 YEARS PQE
£400 – £550

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Financial Controller

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £350

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £450

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Finance Manager

Part Qualified
£225 – £250

Newly Qualified
£250 - £275

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £300

5-7 YEARS PQE
£300 - £350

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Technical Finance Manager / Controller

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£350 - £375

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £450

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Finance Transformation Accountant

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£350 - £400

5-7 YEARS PQE
£400 - £550

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Project Accountant

Part Qualified
£200 – £250

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £350

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £450

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Systems Accountant

Part Qualified
£150 - £200

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £350

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £400

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Management/Financial Accountant

Part Qualified
£150 - £200

Newly Qualified
£200 - £250

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £275

5-7 YEARS PQE
£300 - £375

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FP&A/Manager

Part Qualified
£150 - £200

Newly Qualified
£200 - £275

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £275

5-7 YEARS PQE
£300 - £400

N/A these roles tend not to exist at this level.

Accounting + Finance, Commerce + Industry
Large Corporate | Interim

Rate (£ Per Day)

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Part Qualified
Newly Qualified
2-4 YEARS PQE
5-7 YEARS PQE
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CFO

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
N/A

5-7 YEARS PQE
£500 – £600

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Financial Director

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£350 – £450

5-7 YEARS PQE
£400 – £550

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Financial Controller

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £350

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £450

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Finance Manager

Part Qualified
£225 – £250

Newly Qualified
£250 - £275

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £300

5-7 YEARS PQE
£300 - £350

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Technical Finance Manager / Controller

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£350 - £375

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £450

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Finance Transformation Accountant

Part Qualified
N/A

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£300 - £350

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £400

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Project Accountant

Part Qualified
£200 – £250

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £275

5-7 YEARS PQE
£275 – £350

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Systems Accountant

Part Qualified
£150 - £200

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£250 - £350

5-7 YEARS PQE
£350 - £400

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Management/Financial Accountant

Part Qualified
£200 - £225

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£225 – £250

5-7 YEARS PQE
£250 – £275

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FP&A/Manager

Part Qualified
£200 – £225

Newly Qualified
N/A

2-4 YEARS PQE
£225 - £250

5-7 YEARS PQE
£250 - £300

N/A these roles tend not to exist at this level.

Skills in Demand – Technical ACA Qualified Financial Accountants, Managers or Controllers from a large practice tends to be a skill that is in demand, therefore the interim day rates are significantly higher.  We also see this with Financial Modellers & it is rare that we place an interim financial modeller under £400 per day & can achieve up to £700 per day depending on the size of company.