Meeting the Barden Team. First Up....Denis Galvin

Denis Galvin is an Associate with our qualified accountant recruitment team in Cork. He is a chartered accountant and has spent 10 years across practice, multinational and start up environments.

Denis joined Barden in August 2018 and specialises in the recruitment of qualified accounting professionals in Cork. We caught up recently with Denis to find out a little bit more about him.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Ballincollig but now live in Ovens.

Can you tell us a bit about your professional background?

I completed an undergrad in Computer Science & Economics in UCC. Following that I went on to complete my ACCA exams through practice, working with Roberts Nathan in Cork, before making the move into industry. I went on to gain my PQE in industry, working specifically with Apple, Netgear and Genesis. This time enabled me to gain experience across global and European finance hubs and shared services, and also within a rapidly growing, Cork born, technology company.

What expertise do you bring to accounting recruitment in Cork?

Having worked as a Record to Report (RTR) Accountant, a Financial Accountant and a Finance Manager I have gained a range of expertise and practical experience in accounting. To further my knowledge and expertise I also completed the Diploma in IFRS through Chartered Accountants Ireland and gained a distinction.

Is there an achievement or contribution that you are most proud of?

When I eventually get all of the Barden team out for drinks at one time, that will be my greatest achievement.

On a serious note and not work related, bringing two children into this world with my wife is my greatest achievement.

What made you decide to move into recruitment?

Firstly, I love working with people. I also felt my broad range of experience from working in different environments would help me help others. And lastly, I wanted to try something new while still being able to utilise the 10 years of experience built up in finance.

What’s your role in Barden?

My role in Barden is to help and advise newly qualified accountants on mapping out and managing their careers.

What are your top tips for anyone looking for a new opportunity?

Contact Barden!

What three words best describe you?

Enthusiastic, ambitious, honest.

What’s your favourite movie?

I’m not a big movie fan but recently watched ‘The Big Short’ and really enjoyed it!

What age were you when you had your first paying job? What was it?

I was 14, turning 15. I worked in Smyths Toy Store for Christmas.

And finally, what do you think other people should know about Barden?

They should know that we’ll look after them, we have their interests at heart, and we’ll do our best for them and their career.

Is there any question I should have asked you but didn’t?

You should have asked me what I’d like from you for my Christmas present!


Need help achieving your ambitions? 

Are you a qualified accounting professional in Cork looking for help in achieving your ambitions? If so get in touch with Denis Galvin today who is ready with lots of CV, LinkedIn, interview and career advice along with cutting edge market insights.




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