Tax experts’ pay beats inflation

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Tax accountants have seen their pay rise by 10 per cent to an average of to £79,670 since 2012 and two thirds received an average bonus of £11,000, according to specialist accountancy recruiter Marks Sattin.

Oliver Phoenix, associate director at Marks Sattin said: “The years following the banking crisis have seen a huge increase in compliance, regulation and tax which has driven demand for tax accountants.

“Tax specialism is in particular demand, and while there have been headcount increases, this is steady rather than spectacular, simply due to the limited candidate pool. This scarcity is what drives strong salary growth. However, with high pay comes high pressure and the nature of tax is that experts must constantly be adapting.”