There is an abundance of roles open for accounting professionals in the Cayman Islands across our various industries. The primary industries being Financial Services and Legal of courser though we have a number of other areas really starting to grow such as Tech, Construction and Hospitality.
Despite its small size, Cayman places a pivotal role in the global economy and is home to some of the world’s largest organizations. The experience you can gain here can really help fast-track your career as you’ll work on rewarding and challenging engagements.
The largest pool of roles for those based overseas is within External Audit which is a wonderful way to get on-island experience. We have seen so many success stories of people relocating within Audit and moving out into industry roles after their contracts expire. Busy seasons can be tough in some of the firms thought he client experience, US GAAP exposure and on-island experience always open a lot of doors post-contract.
A professional accounting designation and a minimum of 3 years’ experience is almost always required to secure a work permit on-island. This is true of both audit and accounting roles. Any internationally recognized accounting qualification is generally accepted here. Some examples of preferred qualifications would be the US CPA, Canadian CPA / CA, ACA, CA, CA (SA) and the ACCA.
SteppingStones has a highly impressive track-record of placing accounting and audit professionals over the years. We can guide you with a full scope of what the businesses are like, pro’s and cons, local reputation and many more areas that make our contribution invaluable. A move internationally into a challenging role like an accounting or audit role really does require a lot of thought and working with an experienced local agency is always the best way to relocate.
SteppingStones works across the full scope of businesses on island from the smaller offices to the global leading firms. We will always take time to find what works best for an individual and tailor our search to fit their needs. We have an excellent reputation with firms locally with over 90% strongly agreeing that our recruiters were quick, effective, efficient, courteous, professional, knowledgeable and competent (source Client Satisfaction Survey 2018).
If you would like to know more about your options in Audit and Accounting here in Cayman, or even if you would just like to know more about the island, please feel free to reach out to any of our recruiters. We will always come back quickly with a response and will try to help wherever possible. Our expertise and extensive experience on-island could be just what you need to secure your dream role in our little island paradise.