Good News Story….Cliodhna O’Brien Promoted to Senior Associate with Barden

Good News Story….Cliodhna O'Brien Promoted to Senior Associate with Barden (1)

We’re delighted to announce that Cliodhna O’Brien has been promoted to Senior Associate with Barden. Cliodhna is part of the Part-qualified Accounting and Operational Finance Team and is based in Cork.

A core part of Cliodhna’s role is working directly with part-qualified and finalist level accounting and operational finance professionals, across practice and industry, to support them in taking the very best next steps for their careers. In particular Cliodhna supports those in Cork and the wider Munster market.

“Cliodhna joined us in 2018, as the first ever Graduate Associate in Cork, and since then has gone from strength to strength and is an integral part of our team here in Cork. Her enthusiasm, professionalism and work ethic are second to none, and she works tirelessly to support the Accounting & Finance community in Cork and Munster.  In the past year Cliodhna has also begun working with Supply Chain professionals in Cork and has taken on a number of key recruitment projects in this areaHer promotion to Senior Associate is extremely well earned, and deserved. Congrats Cliodhna.”– Jonathan Olden | Managing Partner | Barden Munster

“I am absolutely delighted to be continuing my career journey with Barden as Senior Associate. My favourite thing about working in Barden is that every day at the end of the day each of us here have had an opportunity to turn somebody’s day around. I have never once looked back since joining the team in 2018 and I look forward to seeing what the future holds as I branch into a new market for the team here in Cork.” Cliodhna O’Brien | Senior Associate | Barden 

Well done Cliodhna from all your Barden buddies.


A little bit about Cliodhna…

Cliodhna joined Barden in 2018 as Barden’s first ever Graduate Associate in Cork.

Cliodhna holds a BA Applied Psychology from UCC and a M.Sc. in Work & Organisational Psychology (CIPD accredited), from University of Limerick. Throughout her Masters Cliodhna developed core competencies and professional skills in organisational theory, organisational change, employment relations, selection & assessment, training, employee wellbeing and research design and methods. Cliodhna has also been accredited by the British Psychological Society to conduct Psychometric Testing.

She is now an integral part of the team in Cork and earned a promotion to Associate and now Senior Associate. Helping Part Qualified Accountants has become second nature to Cliodhna and she really cares about helping people map their career in this space.

Contact Cliodhna at or via LinkedIn.


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