Isle of Man careers
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In The Isle of Man
Ready to take the next step in your accountancy career without sacrificing your work life balance?
There are a huge number of current vacancies in the Isle of Man for qualified accountants.
Working as an accountant in the Isle of Man offers a huge wealth of opportunity, including opportunities for faster career progression and a wide and varied scope of work.
Due to the Island’s well established finance sector and healthy economy, work here is complex, engaging and of excellent quality – equal to or often surpassing the quality of work in major global cities. The diverse nature of the Manx economy means that there is a wide range of client work available to those in practice, and a broad range of employment opportunities in Industry. The Isle of Man is home to the officers of the ‘Big 4’ global firms of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC as well as a number of other well established accountancy firms and practices who all deal with accountancy, audit, bookkeeping, payroll and taxation.
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The Isle of Man at a glance
The Isle of Man offers more than just rewarding careers, it offers excellent healthcare and education in both state and private schools and a vibrant cafe culture with over 400+ bars, restaurants, cocktail bars and cafes, all of which celebrate the Island’s beautiful local produce. Thanks to the Island’s low commute times (an average of just 20 minutes!) there’s more time to do what makes you happy – whether it be exploring the great outdoors or spending more time with your family.
National Insurance Holiday Incentive
The Isle of Man is currently offering a National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which means accountants and other professionals who take up employment in the Isle of Man receive a refund of their first year NI contributions as a lump sum – meaning you could be up to£4,000 better off in your first year of work.
Rediscover Your Work-Life Balance
Accountancy is notorious for long hours in the office. But in the Isle of Man, we know life is about more than board rooms and conference calls – and our lifestyle proves it. 86% of residents say their quality of life is ‘excellent’. Communities are welcoming and low commute times ensure you have more time to do what you love.
Isle of Man residents enjoy some of the lowest personal tax rates in Europe, with a simple and efficient calculation system. The first £14,000 is received tax free and the top rate of personal Income tax is capped at 20%
Extremely Low Crime Rate
The Island has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, which ensures the Island is a safe and secure place for you and your family.
Accountancy Firms in The Isle of Man
Accountancy firms in the Isle of Man range from large international organisations – including Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Ernst & Young – to specialist and bespoke firms – one thing they have in common is their forward thinking, global facing approach to business.
200 Flights to The UK and Ireland
Situated in the Irish sea and centrally located to the British Isles. Despite its compact size, it is exceptionally well connected, with more than 200 flights to the UK and Ireland every week. Liverpool, Manchester and London are all within an hour’s travel time and there are also daily ferry crossings to the North West of the United Kingdom.
Stunning Natural Landscapes
Nature is important to us. It is the only Island jurisdiction to be named a UNESCO Biosphere – a status that celebrates a commitment to the Island’s natural setting.
Average commute times are just 20 minutes and many Island-based employers strive to adopting green policies such as plastic reduction.
Professional Training for ICAEW & ACCA
Professional training for ICAEW and ACCA qualifications is available along with a broad range of CPD opportunities.
The Isle of Man Society of Chartered Accountants organises a wide range of annual events, so it is simple to become part of supportive and professional network.
Hear From Our Professionals
Stuart Foster, Financial Controller & FCCA Qualified Accountant
Before relocating to the Isle of Man, Stuart was working for a large bank in the UK. He accepted a trainee accountant role at a trust company in the Isle of Man and quickly progressed through the ranks to Managing Director, leaving the company 15 years later. Having worked in a variety of industries, from Shipping, eGaming and (most recently) food & beverage, he praises the Island’s outward-looking attitude.
The Island has allowed Stuart to be able to enjoy his incredibly successful career whilst also bringing up his young family, enjoying the Island’s nature and taking his three children walking, cycling or on trips to the beach. Aside from his great work-life balance, the Island’s positive attitude and culture surrounding flexible working has given him the freedom to work from home when needed.
“The range of opportunities is quite amazing for such a small place”.
Melissa Maharaj, Audit Manager at PwC Isle of Man
Melissa works as an Audit Manager at PwC Isle of Man having relocated from their Trinidad office in 2013. Melissa has found that the Isle of Man has given her a lot more opportunity to grow her network and gain exposure which she may not have been able to in a larger jurisdiction. Melissa is able to enjoy a better work-life balance; there is a huge contrast between her short commute in the Isle of Man and her previous place of work where she spent between 4 and 6 hours in traffic each day.
“Don’t be hesitant that it’s a small island, you are going to get the same level of exposure and experience that you will get anywhere else in the world. Probably on a lot more personal level than you would somewhere else.”
Michael Crowe, Chief Executive Finance Isle of Man & ACA Qualified Accountant
Michael is Chief Executive of Isle of Man Finance, having previously worked as a chartered accountant for 27 years.
With an impressive résumé of achievements, such as becoming President of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and being the Chair of the Isle of Man Society of Chartered Accountants, Michael says that the Isle of Man’s diverse economy has given him an abundance of opportunity and variety within his career.
Above all, Michael is a fan of the breath-taking nature which surrounds him every day and enjoys going out walking and enjoys the beautiful sunsets in the evenings. Michael has found the Island’s welcoming community and its incredible safety an ideal combination when bringing up his young family.
“The best kept secret in the Isle of Man is the Isle of Man itself, give it a try.”
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Accountancy Careers in the Isle of Man
Whats it really like to live and work in the Isle of Man?
The Isle of Man is centrally located in the middle of the Irish sea. It is independent of the United Kingdom and is home to the world’s longest continuous parliament, Tynwald.
Safe & Secure
Crime rates in the Isle of Man are amongst the lowest in Europe! This makes the Isle of Man not only the perfect place to progress an exciting career, but also bring up children.
Connected with nature
The Isle of Man is the only entire Island jurisdiction to be names a UNESCO Biosphere – a status which celebrates its commitment to nature and ensures our people and our businesses make conscious choices
Why Accountancy in the Isle of Man?
Excellent opportunities for career progression with world-class firms. Opportunities to experience a broad range and variety of work and build a network of like minded professionals.
A huge number of current vacancies for qualified accountants, as well as low tax and a national insurance holiday scheme mean there has never been a better time to find out about accountancy careers.
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Locate Isle of Man and Finance promote the breadth of opportunities available in the finance and accountancy sector in the Isle of Man. If you’d like to find out anything further about accountancy careers in the Isle of Man, simply contact the team here.