Step Up after you Qualify as an accountant... with Barden in Cork

Every 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’re 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 the Barden Recently Qualified Accountant Series here>>> might be just what you’re looking for.

If you’re interested some of the roles we are helping finance teams in Cork with right now include:

  • Commercial Financial Analyst – Services – Cork City – 52-55K
  • Group Financial Accountant – Software – Cork City – 53-55K
  • Statutory Accountant – Technology – Cork City – 50 – 52K
  • Financial Accountant – Pharmaceutical – East Cork – 48K
  • General Ledger Accountant – Manufacturing – Cork City – 50K
  • Financial Accountant – SME/FMCG – Cork City – 47K
  • SSC Accountant – Medical Device – Cork City – 49K
  • Financial Analyst – FMCG – Cork City – 50-53K
  • Investment Analyst – Corporate – Cork City – 60K+
  • Commercial Business Analyst – Manufacturing/pharma – East Cork – 50-55K
  • Practice Manager – SME practice – West Cork – 60K
  • Project Accountant – Top 10 practice – Cork City – €Neg
  • Audit Managers – Big 4/Top 10 practice – Cork City – €Neg
  • Barden Recruitment Associate – Cork City  – €unlimited




If you are looking at moving from your current practice in Cork over the coming year be sure to get in touch with Jonathan Olden (  OR Marissa Maher ( OR Sarah Barry ( and their 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, Marissa, Sarah or Ed ( – we would be only to happy to help you get a head start on your future.




Not only are most of our recently qualified accountant recruitment team in Barden (meet our team) accountants just like you, we have all been trained in the Barden Career Model (TM).  This unusual blend of experience, knowledge and training allows us to provide a different type of recruitment service!

Contact OR and our recently qualified accountant recruitment experts will arrange a time that suits you to start planing your future.

(Got another question?  Need a steer to keep you on the right track?  Check out the Barden Newly Qualified Accountant Career Guide right here>>>)


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