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Six Things Successful Accountants Do Differently

What characteristics or habits are common among exceptional accounting professionals? This month we are delighted to be featured in Accountancy Ireland identifying the key traits that, if performed consistently, will help accountancy professionals move up a gear in their careers. Six Things Successful Accountants Do Differently What do successful accountants do differently? Do they have superior intellect or … Continued

New Appointment – Gavin Hayes Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin Hayes as a Senior Consultant on our Insurance team. Gavin will head up our insurance division and brings a wealth of experience to the team. He has worked in a number of areas within the insurance sector including claims, sales management, training and development. Prior to joining Lincoln, Gavin worked in the insurance … Continued

New Appointment – Nicola Quinn Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Quinn as a Senior Consultant on our Human Resources recruitment team. Nicola joins the Lincoln team with an extensive business background and over 13 years’ experience working in the Financial Services sector. She is a highly motivated recruiting professional with a proven track record of advising and placing … Continued

Ireland’s Top 10 Finance Tweeters You Should Be Following

Twitter has evolved into a platform for serious finance gurus and contains a mass of information that is useful to business and finance communities —alongside an awful lot of trivia that isn’t. Beyond the jabberings of the small-time players, Lincoln Recruitment has selected the list of the top 10 Irish finance people to follow on Twitter. These … Continued

FAE Careers Evening 2016

The ACA Professionals Committee of Chartered Accountants are holding an FAE Careers evening on Tuesday the 16th of February from 6 – 9.30 pm in the Chartered Accountants House. This seminar aims to provide insights on the opportunities in the market for newly qualified accountants coming out of training who require information on which to base their … Continued

Lincoln Recruitment finalists at the 2016 Accenture Digital Media Awards

Today we are thrilled to announce that Lincoln Recruitment has been short-listed for the 2016 Accenture Digital Media awards in the Best in Design and Art Direction. Here’s a little bit about the awards: [pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Now in our twelfth year the Accenture Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious Digital Awards in Ireland. They recognise … Continued

Executive Search Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Executive Search Market Overview Following a generally cautious market of 2014, we are pleased to report that 2015 has proven a consistently more encouraging year. This year represents the highest point we have seen since the Financial Crisis; we have noticed a very real and sustained demand for senior talent across most sectors in Ireland. Looking forward to 2016, executives across … Continued

Sales & Marketing Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Sales & Marketing Market Overview 2015 marks an incredibly busy year in the Sales and Marketing recruitment market in Ireland. Large MNCs headquartered in Ireland have experienced significant expansion this year. For example, Vodafone invested €60 million into their European sales centre, LinkedIn hired 300 staff with another 100 vacancies still to be filled, and … Continued

Legal & Compliance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Legal Market Overview 2015 was a good year for the larger commercial firms in Dublin and Cork in particular. They have all ramped up recruitment, seen growth in revenues and reported a positive outlook for 2016. The larger firms have all retained or sought to retain, their newly qualified solicitors for the first time since … Continued

Human Resources Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Human Resources Market Overview The balance of power has truly swung in the direction of the candidate in the HR market this year. With more vacancies in the market, HR professionals looking for a new role in 2016 are likely to be presented with multiple opportunities. They can therefore be more selective in the roles … Continued

Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Market Overview 2015 was another buoyant year in the Accountancy Practice arena, with practices of all sizes expanding and creating opportunities across the board. We have seen a marked expansion across Audit, Consulting, and Corporate Finance departments throughout the year from the Big 4 to small and medium sized practices. For the first time, we have heard … Continued

Insurance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Insurance Market Overview 2016 We believe that we are at the beginning of an “Up” cycle in the Insurance sector in Ireland. Our Insurance sector is experiencing a period of growth and it is estimated that most of it’s International insurance leaders based in Ireland expect to experience a healthy 2016. The most significant thing to note in the Insurance market … Continued

Funds & Assets Management Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Funds & Assets Management Overview 2015 has been a busy and exciting year in the Funds and Asset Management space. We saw a large amount of new business hitting Irish shores with Investment Funds industry now being the single largest employer in the International Financial Services sector, with over 13,000 employees and 50 companies operating in this space. Dublin will continue to … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Banking & Financial Services Overview The war on talent is beginning to rear its head again in the Domestic Banking and wider Financial Services market in Ireland, although it is not yet back to pre-recessionary levels. There remains a number of areas where there is an oversupply of candidates but in general we are once again facing into a market where top … Continued

Accounting in Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

2015 was a busy year for Lincoln Recruitment with good news stories almost right across the Financial Services sector reflecting the overall improvement in the economy. On a cheery note this year has seen the Domestic Pillar Banks all report a return towards profit (with some already back in profit) and a change in attitude from restructuring and cost cutting, to growth and … Continued

Accounting Industry & Commerce Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Overview 2015 has seen the Accounting and Finance recruitment market gain momentum on trends seen in 2014 and the latter half of 2013. Companies continued to hire across all levels but it is evident that the “tide has turned” and it’s becoming increasingly more an employee-driven market. The market is witnessing a shortage of qualified Finance professionals and … Continued

Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2016

We at Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2016. Through researching market trends, conducting interviews with business owners, tapping in to the knowledge of our experienced consultants and conducting an in-depth salary review we have developed this comprehensive guide which identifies the key recruitment trends for Ireland in 2016. … Continued

Psychometric Testing

Lincoln have an in-house psychometric testing facility, which clients and candidates may avail of to assist them in the selection process or to get a greater understanding of your own personality traits or skills. This unique in-house service can be used in tandem with our normal selection and advice facilities and creates a seamless profiling … Continued

Ten basics for effective board meetings

  Effective oversight and strategic direction are vital for ensuring that a company is doing the best for its shareholders. The board of directors are tasked with ensuring that this happens and the most common formal way of making decisions is through the board meeting. Unfortunately directors often report that the board meeting is actually … Continued

The top 20 Irish legal people you should follow on Twitter [Updated]

In recent years social media has become a leading source of information and communication with platforms such as twitter becoming one of the most popular places for obtaining news and information in real time. The following is a list of 20 top Irish legal twitter accounts who regularly share topical information that may be of … Continued

Build Your Team the Tour de France Way

One of the biggest sporting events of the summer, Le Tour features multi-national teams drawn together especially for one purpose. Each team member will have a specific job to do and even if the eventual plaudits go to the team leader, any victory wouldn’t be possible without the right mix of skill. Building a highly effective … Continued

Lincoln Recruitment website finalists at the 2015 eir Spider Awards

Today we are thrilled to announce that Lincoln Recruitment has been short-listed for the 2015 eir Spider Awards in the Best in Listings and Classifieds category. Here’s a little bit about the awards: “Established in 1996, the eir Spiders are now in their 20th year making them the longest standing and most prestigious internet awards in Ireland. They reward Irish businesses … Continued

Sam Maguire visits Lincoln Recruitment Offices

We were delighted to spend the morning with Sam Maguire Friday last following on from our colleague Paul Flynn’s success with Dublin in the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship. Congratulations again to Paul and the Dublin team.      

A Morning with the Number 10’s: Ian Madigan & Paul Flynn

As we look towards a sporting packed September with the upcoming Rugby World Cup and GAA Football Final, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to present a breakfast discussion and Q&A led by two of Ireland’s number 10’s: Ian Madigan and Paul Flynn. They provided us with their insights on leadership, performance, rest and work life balance, coaching, … Continued

The Essential Manager: 10 Core Elements of Leadership

Most good managers are made through practice, and not born, and the really great ones are those who look at what skills they need and then go about developing them through a personal improvement plan until they are second nature. A quote from Vince Lombardi sums this up perfectly when it comes to building and honing … Continued

UPCOMING EVENT: Breakfast Seminar with Ian Madigan & Paul Flynn

As we look towards a sporting packed September with the upcoming Rugby World Cup and GAA Finals, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present a breakfast discussion and Q&A led by two of Ireland’s leading number 10’s: Ian Madigan and Paul Flynn. Our event will also feature David McIntyre reporter, commentator and broadcaster with Off The Ball … Continued

Internal Audit: The Hot Career Stepping Stone

The transition into Internal Audit can be made at many stages for the qualified accountant, and brings with it numerous advantages and springboard effects for your career. The opportunities in this area at the moment are substantial, as many of the leading industry and financial services companies have learnt lessons from the downturn in the economy and are bulking … Continued

10 Reasons why should you complete the QFA exams

In today’s Financial Services market, the Qualified Financial Advisor Qualification (QFA) is becoming more and more significant for those wishing to pursue or build their careers in Banking and Financial Services. It has grown even more important as the levels of regulations in the global industry continue to increase year over year.  I completed the QFA exams in 2010 which gave me a strong … Continued

IT & Technology Market Update Q2 2015

There is no doubt that the Irish economy is on the mend and nowhere demonstrates this more apparently than the IT sector in the Irish job market. January to the end of Q2 2015 has proved to be the busiest 6 month period the IT recruitment sector has seen since pre-recessionary times. We saw a … Continued

Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Update Q2 2015

Slow and steady does not win the race In Q2 2015, the general trend within the Industry and Commerce market has seen employers asking themselves; ‘How fast do I need to move to secure my preferred candidate?’. They see their interview short-list being diminished by the day if they are taking longer than their competitors … Continued

Lincoln Gaelic Football Skills Day with Paul Flynn & Friends

On Friday the 3rd of July, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to host a Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin footballers Paul Flynn, Darren Daly and Jack McCaffrey in the Alfie Byrne Road pitches in Clontarf. We had about 50 kids aged from 9-12 years of age in attendance (as well as many proud parents!) showing … Continued

Financial Services Accounting Market Update Q2 2015

As we pass the midway point of the year it’s a good time to take stock of what’s been happening in the Financial Services Accounting space. I’m happy to report we’ve been very busy with the Financial Services sector, like the rest of the economy, showing growth almost across the board.  Most bullish have been the Fund … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Market Update Q2 2015

There has been a noticeable increase in the demand for high quality staff in the Apr-June quarter of 2015. Taking into account that June and July are the quieter months of the year, June has so far exceeded expectations in comparison to the same period last year and we expect July to compare in a similar fashion. … Continued

Accounting Practice Market Update Q2 2015

Practice in demand One of the primary impacts of the downturn in the Irish economy for accounting firms, was the downsizing of the number of graduate intake on a yearly basis. As we continue on the path to recovery in 2015, the effects of this are still being felt across all divisions. Professional Services candidates are … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q2 2015

The first half of 2015 has been very busy in the Funds and Asset Management Sector with recruitment levels now nearly on a par with pre-recessionary levels. The Fund Administration sector is currently a very competitive candidate driven market while the Asset Management sector remains predominantly client driven. The world economy, for the most part, is … Continued

How to negotiate a pay rise

The art of salary negotiation is a key career skill and one which will stay with you throughout your working life. In order to achieve success it is one that needs a little rehearsal, preparation and correct positioning in order to ask, and receive, the pay you deserve. As demand for professionals picks up with improving economic conditions, recruitment is firmly … Continued

Working as a Fund Accountant in Ireland

Current market trends Ireland, and more specifically Dublin is increasingly seen as the centre of excellence and expertise in the global funds industry and because of this, opportunities in this area are plentiful, with many of the world’s leading industry performers head quartered in the city. Over 12,000 professionals are currently employed in the servicing … Continued

Accounting Professionals Career Expo / Open Day

Date: Thursday: 11th June 2015 Time: 8am – 8pm Location: 5 Fitzwilliam Square Dublin 2 (find us). We are happy to announce that we are hosting a Career Expo / Open Day for Accounting professionals at our Dublin offices. Registration for this event is essential (please see below). Experienced Lincoln Recruitment consultants will be available throughout the day to provide you … Continued

A Company Secretary in Ireland – What Does the Role Consist of?

The importance of effective corporate governance continues to be a critical element in today’s economic environment and business environment, as we continue to move forward and learn from the mistakes of the past as highlighted in the most recent global financial crisis. As a result we are seeing an increased focus on the role of the … Continued

How to Write a Resignation Letter

For most people, leaving a job doesn’t garner worldwide support, or any public notice at all, with many employees more or less slinking quietly out the door, without fully articulating why they’re leaving. A smaller, but still sizeable number tend toward grandstanding as they make their exit, unable to resist the urge to point the … Continued

Congratulations to Irish Law Awards 2015 Winner

This year Lincoln Recruitment had the opportunity to sponsor the Dublin Law Firm of the Year Award for the Irish Law Awards 2015. We would like to say a big congratulations and well done to the award winner; Daniel Springs and Co (pictured above with John Macklin). Speaking about the event, our Director of Legal and … Continued

ANNOUNCEMENT: Paul Flynn Dublin GAA All-Star Joins Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

We are pleased to announce and welcome to our team elite sportsman and Dublin’s first four all-star award winner, Paul Flynn as our new Business Development Manager. Prior to joining the firm, Paul spent two years working with one of Ireland’s largest indigenous organisations; Aer Lingus where he worked in the Human Resources department and specialised in … Continued

The Benefits of Human Resource Management for your Business

trategic human resource management is the process of linking the human resource function with the strategic goals of a business in order to improve and drive performance. On simple terms, human resource management involves recruiting, hiring and managing employees. However, a successful human resource system requires many more pieces of the organisation, involving organisational culture and … Continued

Why should you use a legal recruiter?

Your choice of a recruiter — and the way you manage the process — will have a profound impact on your short-term and long-term opportunities. How well you work with your legal recruiter will directly influence how successful the legal recruiter is in working with you. Here are some reasons why you should choose to … Continued