Meeting the Barden Team…Aideen Murphy

Meeting the Barden Team...Aideen Murphy

Aideen Murphy is a Partner with Barden Cork. She joined Barden in December 2017 and is an expert in tax and practice careers. Aideen specialises in the recruitment of tax and practice professionals in Cork.

We caught up recently with Aideen to find out a little bit more about her.

Where are you from?

I’m from Cork and I just recently moved back to Mallow, close to where I grew up.

Can you tell us a bit about your professional background?

I studied Law & Accounting in University of Limerick (loved my time there!). I then qualified as a Chartered Accountant & Tax Consultant training in the Tax Department of Deloitte in Cork. I then moved to industry and worked in a broad accounting and tax role with a US multinational.

In 2015 I made the bold decision to move into the world of recruitment. I can’t believe I’ve now worked in recruitment almost as long as I did in tax! Since changing career to recruitment, I specialised in Tax recruitment in Dublin and now as Partner in Barden I specialise in Tax & Practice recruitment in Cork.

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

Tough question…I suppose making the move to recruitment initially was a big risk, having spent a number of years training as an accountant and tax consultant, and I’m delighted with how it all worked out. I think it’s a pretty big achievement to have found a career that I really enjoy!

What made you decide to move into recruitment?

I just wanted to try something different, I always enjoyed being in a client facing role and when dealing with recruiters as a tax consultant I was often more interested in their jobs than the tax jobs they were describing to me!!!

What’s your role in Barden?

I advise tax and accounting professionals on their careers and help employers to recruit the best individuals for their teams.

What’s the favourite part of your role?

I genuinely love being able to help and advise people, changing jobs can be a stressful time. When you get a call from someone who you helped to find a role, telling you that they are really enjoying the new position and glad they made the move – that’s a great feeling!

I also really enjoy giving advice to people who are considering a career change (like I did).  While I might not be able to help them find a new role (if they are moving away from tax or accounting), I enjoy being able to give some guidance as I understand how tough it can be when you are in that position.

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

Take your time, don’t rush into anything!

What three words best describe you?

Considerate, conscientious and ambitious.

If you had a superpower what would it be?


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

It’s important for people to know that we are here to help and give advice. We spend our days talking to accounting and tax professionals so even if you are unsure of whether you want a new role, we can give you market information, ideas for different avenues you can consider, etc. Sometimes the advice we give is to stay in your current role!!


Need help achieving your ambitions?

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





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