Good News Story… Brian O’Connor ACA Promoted to Team Lead with Barden

We’re delighted to announce that Brian O’Connor ACA has been promoted toTeam Lead with Barden. Brian will support the continued growth of Barden, Ireland’s leading talent advisory and recruitment firm, across Leinster specifically focusing on recently qualified accountants.

A core part of his role will be to work with recently qualified accounting professionals, supporting them to identify and take the very best next step in their career. In particular, Brian will focus on the Leinster region and will play a key role in managing relationships with talent, clients and partner organisations including the Chartered Accountants Student Society Ireland (CASSI) and Chartered Accountants Young Professionals.

I’m delighted to step up and get to lead such a great team within Barden, I’ve been on the Recently Qualified team for over 3 and a half years now and it’s been a great experience. It’s a pleasure to work with Bernie and Niall, and hopefully together we can bring the team from strength to strengthBrian O’Connor ACA | Team Lead – Recently Qualified Accountants | Barden Leinster

Having trained through Audit in Deloitte, Brian joined Barden in 2019. Since then, he has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Recently Qualified Team. His exceptional professionalism, coupled with his genuine and caring manner, has helped guide hundreds of recently qualified accountants across the Leinster area in his time with Barden. He has built a team of like-minded professionals around him, who passionately care about the community they deal with. It’s with a great honour that I announce Brian’s well-deserved promotion, to Team Lead – Recently Qualified Accountants” – Elaine Brady | Managing Partner | Barden Leinster

“So, so delighted that Brian has stepped up to take on the responsibility of Team Lead with our recently qualified accounting team. They say it takes an exceptional person to lead exceptional people and Brian’s appointment leaves this in no doubt. His smarts, knowledge, energy and ability are second to none and that all comes along with a natural servant leadership style that is characteristic of leaders in Barden. Brian has been with us through good and not-so-good times and his positivity, creativity, and sense of humour have been an elixir for us all through thick and thin. Congratulations Brian – well-earned and I’m very proud to have you as a colleague.” – Ed Heffernan | Managing Partner | Barden Ireland

Well done Brian from all your Barden buddies. 

A little bit about Brian…

Brian O’Connor is a Team Lead with Barden’s Accounting & Tax Practice, and an expert in recently qualified accounting careers.

Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2017, completing his training with Deloitte. He is a graduate of UCD and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Commerce and a Master’s Degree in Accounting.

Following his training in Deloitte, he spent some time travelling and working in Australia gaining experience within industry, working in financial accounting roles with Vocus Group Limited, Toll Group and Independent Cement & Lime Group.

Contact Brian at or via LinkedIn.

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