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Step Up after you Qualify... with Barden in Cork

Every April/May/June and Sept/Oct the audit, restructuring, tax and consulting teams in accounting firms begin to empty.  Some recently qualified accountants are promoted to Manager, but many move on to industry, making room for the next grad intake and the semi-seniors coming through the ranks in practice. So it has been and continues to be….

A large number of global businesses call Cork home.  Pharmaceutical/Med Device and IT/Technology companies dominate.  Structures vary from global business hubs, to manufacturing/development sites to shared services centres to strategic business units, big and small.

Practice’s loss is industries gain.  Every year companies large and small engage local partners like Barden to identify the best and the brightest from practice who are ready to make their first steps into Industry.

Most first steps out of practice are into financial accounting (where you learn the business) and from there into financial analysis and other activity.  If you are planning this move then be sure to check out the Barden Focus Guide for Recently Qualified Accountants here>>> .  If you are finding it tough to make a decision or need advice on things like CVs or Psychometrics then our series of FAQs here >>> might help too.

If you are looking at moving from practice to industry in Cork over the coming year be sure to get in touch with Jonathan Olden ( and his team in Barden Cork.

If you are looking to move from Dublin back to Cork after your training contract be sure to get in touch with Ed Heffernan ( who has worked with accountants in both markets and will be able to help match your experience in Dublin to the market here in Cork

If you are coming back from a bit of travelling and want to get access to the best opportunities in Cork contact Jonathan or Ed ( – we would be only to happy to help you get a head start on your future.


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