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On 9/7/2020 Early Career Accountants are gathering on Zoom for something unique...

The team at Barden and have been working hard to provide opportunities for our network to attend webinars over the past few months and while we would love to see you all in person again, we have the next best thing…

Barden and have gathered a group of finance professionals together to sit down (virtually) and discuss all things part qualified from their own experiences becoming a qualified ACCA accountant to hiring part qualified professionals for their teams.

On Thursday 9th July at we’re offering a unique experience. An experience where you can log in (from anywhere) and hear the from the country’s leading accountants.

Join our interview panel as we talk through experiences, tips and insights specifically for early career accountants studying towards your ACCA qualification. Listen to expertise from our panel including:

Rob MacTighearnain (Finance Director EMEA | EML) 

Rob MacTighearnain trained in KPMG and spent his first 4 years PQE in Transaction Services before joining a rapidly growing Irish Tech firm as CFO.   In 2018 Rob then joined EML, a leading global payments company as Finance Director.  Rob is a regular keynote at Fintech and Finance Leadership events.

Natalie Howe (Financial Management | KPMG)

Natalie Howe is Manager, Financial Management Consulting at KPMG. She is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology, having achieved a BS, Accounting & Finance, and is ACCA qualified.

She joined Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company as a Finance Graduate in 2014 going on to hold a number of roles there including Business Planning Analyst, Commercial Finance Analyst, Customer Profitability Controller and Partner Economics Finance Manager.

Melíosa O’Caoimh (Country Head | Northern Trust Ireland)

Melíosa O’Caoimh was appointed Country Head, Ireland of Northern Trust in April 2019. A qualified accountant based in Dublin, Melíosa O’Caoimh joined Northern Trust in 2003. During her career, she has held senior roles including head of relationship management and chief operations officer. She has also held a wide range of board appointments, including serving on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland from 2008 to 2014, and led a number of key industry initiatives.

Aoibhín Byrne (Associate & Part Qualified Expert | Barden) 

Aoibhín is a UCC graduate and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with French. In 2016 she joined KPMG Ireland where she worked as a Tax Associate and was involved in the provision of corporate tax and advisory services to MNC’s across a variety of industries. As a natural thinker, Aoibhín always had a passion for helping people and joined Barden in 2019.

Aoibhín’s role involves bridging the gap between clients and candidates across Transactional Finance careers (AP/AR/Payroll/Accounts Assistants) and also Part Qualified Accounting careers.

Nicole Carroll (Senior Associate & Part Qualified Expert | Barden)

Nicole is a grad of the TUD and holds a BA in Business/Sports. She is also a grad of the Institute of Technology, Carlow, and has 2 years’ experience as a Senior Recruiter, specializing in Accounting & Finance.  Nicole has played rugby for Leinster Rugby and the Irish 7s and currently plays All Ireland League Rugby.


Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please register on our Eventbrite page here>>>  

Details as follows:

  • Location:Zoom
  • Date: Thursday 9th July 2020
  • Time:  1.00pm – 2.00pm


Looking forward to seeing you all at this key event for part qualified/ early career accountants in Ireland!


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