Locate Isle of Man Supports Isle of Man Accountancy SectorLocate Isle of Man is currently supporting local businesses and helping fill skilled roles within the Isle of Man’s accountancy sector.
Working together to support the Island’s accountancy industry
Locate Isle of Man is currently supporting local businesses and helping fill skilled roles within the Isle of Man’s accountancy sector.
The Locate agency, which forms part of the Isle of Man Government’s Department for Enterprise, raises awareness of the Isle of Man as an attractive place to live and work, by promoting the Island as a place where businesses can thrive, careers can flourish, and work-life balance and quality of life is second to none.
Working alongside other Government agencies, including Finance Isle of Man and private sector businesses, Locate are currently focusing on the Island’s accountancy sector as a part of their ongoing promotional strategy. Accountancy skills shortage in the Isle of Man
Over the last several years, the accountancy sector, which plays an integral role within the Island’s international finance centre of excellence, has experienced a skills shortage amongst qualified accountants and trainee accountancy roles. There are currently over 300 vacant finance roles in the Isle of Man, many of which are within the accountancy area, spanning a range of specialisms including accountancy, audit, advisory, tax and more.
Digital marketing campaign to support the sector
Locate has been directly targeting qualified accountants in the UK and Ireland, along with undergraduates who may be considering a career in accountancy.
Interested parties can visit the Locate Isle of Man Accountancy Jobs in Demand page, which highlights the quantity and quality of accountancy work available in the Isle of Man. The online resource also provides an overview of the sector, video case studies and testimonials from individuals who have relocated, while highlighting the financial and educational benefits available to accountancy professionals, along with information on the Isle of Man and relocation. The webpage also highlights the breadth of recruiting organisations based in the Isle of Man, which includes all ‘Big 4’ firms, along with an array of international organisations and well-established accountancy practices.
There is also a direct link to the Locate Isle of Man Talent Portal, a skills matching platform for individuals looking to connect with potential Isle of Man employers. The portal currently has over 160 local organisations registered.
Locate has also been promoting the sector across a number of marketing channels, including email, social media, while also working with several trade publications.
It is hoped that the campaign will help with the current skills shortage which spans all levels of accountancy roles, in attracting new talent to the Island, ultimately contributing to the economy, and in turn, the success of many businesses in the Isle of Man.
To find out more about accountancy career opportunities in the Isle of Man, visit the Locate Isle of Man Accountancy Jobs in Demand page.
Hear from accountancy professionals that have already made the move to the Isle of Man
‘In the six weeks I’ve been here, I’ve had more training than I did in two years at my previous employer! Firms here really invest in their people, and it is already very apparent to me that there is ample opportunity here to progress and develop – both professionally and personally. My employer has also been very accommodating in terms of flexible working.’
Duené Visser, relocated from North Yorkshire with her young family and is an Assistant Manager at Crowe Isle of Man – read her full story here.
‘Both my professional and personal life on the Isle of Man couldn’t be more different to back home; I have a career portfolio that matches my interests, my daily commute has reduced by 95%, there is virtually zero crime, and my standard of living has hugely improved.’
Adedeji Johnson, relocated from Nigeria and is an Audit Manager at PwC Isle of Man– read his full story here.