Meet Barden’s expert team that specialises in supporting those that aren’t necessarily qualified accountants across junior, mid-level and senior roles…

The two main expert recruitment areas Barden cover in this area are:

  • Operational Finance Recruitment
  • Part Qualified to Finalist Accountant & Finance Administrator Recruitment

Operational Finance

In this space we recruit mainly across the Procure-to Pay (PTP), Accounts Payable (AP) , Order-to-Cash (OTC), Accounts Receivable (AR) and Payroll finance pillars. In this area, our recruitment team support and offer career consultancy to professionals from associate up to senior manager level.

We have also partnered with our clients to recruit language roles within these pillars and have experience working on projects where our clients would have a high volume of requirements e.g.: setting up a shared service centre, recruitment drives for centralising the finance function etc.; no project is too big or small!

Lately our Operational Finance recruitment team, have been noticing a trend (both in Dublin and Cork) of there being a lot more project focused opportunities coming up in these pillars. We are also seeing an increase in roles in the space where finance and IT overlap.

Operational finance is often identified as a key focus area, as businesses strive to be more strategic, continuously make improvements to processes and become increasingly efficient.

When you meet Barden, you will be meeting Ireland’s most experienced team of finance recruitment experts with experience recruiting across roles such as:

  • PTP/ AP– Specialist to Senior Manager level, Project Management/ Project Analyst, T&E, Global Payments roles.
  • OTC & AR- Specialist to Senior Manager level, Project Management/ Project Analyst, Credit Control, Credit Risk, Accounts Receivable, Order-to-Cash Analyst, Collections.
  • Payroll:Payroll Specialist to Senior Manager, Payroll Project Analyst & Implementation Specialist.
  • Language roles…we’ve worked on both once-off roles and large recruitment drives where a number of native level language requirements, as well as finance experience, is required.

Part Qualified Accountant & Finance Administration Recruitment

In Barden, we want to help people at every step along their road to qualifying. Knowing that this road looks different for everyone (and that there are many different routes available) recruitment in this area requires a person-centric approach. Whether you are training in practice, industry or via distance learning, and whether your aim is to be a fully qualified accountant or an accounting technician, our team will help you with support, advice and hopefully opportunities to help keep on the right track to achieve your goal.

We also specialise in helping those who aren’t sure about sitting exams, or those who no longer wish to complete their exams, and those who gained broad finance experience and wish to build a career in this area but are not qualified.

Sample roles Include:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Assistant to Financial Controller
  • Finance Analyst (PQ)
  • Marketing Finance Analyst/ Sales Analyst
  • Finance Administrator/ Accounts Administrator

Despite being very different functions, there can be synergy at certain levels between the two, which is why our expert’s leading recruitment in these areas are in touch with each other’s markets and are uniquely placed to help you to consider all of the options available to you.

Our Expert Team Includes:

Cole Carroll | Team Lead | Talent Advisory & Recruitment | Barden Dublin

Cole leads our team in Dublin and has over 5 years of experience in the Talent Advisory and Recruitment market in Dublin and wider Leinster region.

Cole, currently undergoing the MBA program with Trinity College, is also a grad of TUD holding a BA in Business & Sports. After a stint with Leinster and Connacht Rugby, Cole transferred over to the recruitment world in 2018 and she has spent the past 5 years advising people – both talent seeking out new opportunities and hiring managers looking to build their teams. Cole spends most of her time assisting with accounting, finance operations and business support assignments but is always happy to partner with business who are dedicated to building out high-performing teams.

“You are the sum of the 5 people you spend most of your time with… my passion for recruitment is focused on helping you surround yourself with those important people! I look forward to crossing paths with many, many more great people across the industry and sharing in their successes.” – Cole Carroll

Sarah Griffin | Senior Associate | Talent Advisory & Recruitment | Barden Dublin |  

Sarah is a NUIG graduate, holding a Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting. In 2017, Sarah started her training in Deloitte, and more recently, has spent 2 years working in finance in a major Irish business.  She later went on to complete the CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management with NCI. Sarah’s keen interest in helping people led her to joining Barden in 2021. Sarah’s background in accounting and finance makes her well placed to advise and guide the next generation of early career accountants, and operational finance professionals.

Having the opportunity to work with individuals with similar backgrounds to myself, advising and guiding them on the next steps of their career, is what I enjoy most about working with Barden” – Sarah Griffin

Jodie Meehan | Associate | Talent Advisory & Recruitment | Barden Dublin |  

Jodie is a UCC graduate, holding a BSc in Government from 2021. Soon after her graduation, Jodie began her career as a Trainee Legal Cost Accountant with Peter Fitzpatrick & Company Legal Costs Accountants. Jodie’s desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives motivated her to become a part of Barden in 2023. Jodie, equipped with corporate expertise and a passionate commitment to making a difference in people’s lives, is ideally situated to mentor and lead the upcoming generation of professionals in Dublin.

“I am delighted with my decision to join Barden; it has been so insightful to learn the Barden way and see their unique approach to recruitment. It is great to be part of a business that really cares about building relationships and making a positive impact”. – Jodie Meehan. 

Get in Touch

In Barden we’re here to listen, help and guide you on the best next steps for your career so please reach out and get in touch with one of our team today, or email and we’ll take it from there.

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