Are You Based in Cork and About to Finish Your Training Contract? Get To Know Our Recently Qualified Team in Cork…

You’re about to finish your training contract. You’re weighing up your options…Should I stay or should I go? Should I join another team? Should I move into industry? Should I get experience in other areas? Should I take a year out?

As exciting a time as this is, it’s also a tricky one to navigate. Meeting a good recruitment adviser and getting the right advice on your professional future has never been so important.

But have no fear we have an expert team in Barden who are ready to provide you with the objective information, guidance and support you need to know before you start applying for roles – internally or externally.

To help you understand why we’re Ireland’s most experienced financial recruitment team here’s a little bit more about each of the Barden Recently Qualified Team in Cork (we think it’s really important that you know who you’ll be dealing with!). If you like what you read get in touch with us…to help we’ve included contact details for each of our team below…

Denis Galvin, ACCA

Denis Galvin is an Associate with our Recently Qualified Team in Cork. After completing an undergrad in Computer Science & Economics in UCC, Denis went on to complete his ACCA exams through practice before making the move into industry. In total he has spent 10 years across practice, multinational and start up environments.

Denis has finance experience across global and European finance hubs and shared services as well as within a rapidly growing, Cork born, technology company.  In his spare time Denis also completed the Diploma in IFRS through Chartered Accountants Ireland. Having worked as an RTR Accountant, a Financial Accountant and a Finance Manager, Denis brings true expertise to accounting recruitment in Cork.

In his role Denis will works closely with Barden’s national qualified accountant recruitment team specifically supporting qualified accountants in the Cork and Munster area.

Contact Denis at or via LinkedIn.

Marissa Maher

Marissa Maher is an Associate with our Recently Qualified Accountants team in Cork. She is an expert in qualified accounting careers, in particular supporting those in the accounting and finance market who are seeking roles in Cork.

Marissa is a UCC grad and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Following her degree, she moved to Dublin and completed a Masters in Strategic Management and Planning from Michael Smurfit School of Business.

Throughout her career Marissa has gained valuable experience in the banking, financial services and recruitment sectors. She later went on to qualify in both QFA and CIPD. With this and her experience working within financial services she has a unique insight into finance, accounting and professional service markets.

Contact Marissa at or via LinkedIn.

Aideen Murphy, CTA

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

Aideen studied Law & Accounting in University of Limerick. Following UL she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Consultant, training with Deloitte, training in the Tax Department of Deloitte in Cork. She then moved to industry and worked in a broad accounting and tax role with a US multinational.

Aideen has worked in recruitment for a number of years and specialises in tax and practice recruitment for professionals, especially in the Cork and Munster market.

Contact Aideen at or via LinkedIn.

Jonathan Olden

Jonathan Olden is Managing Partner of Barden Cork. In 2017, together with Ed Heffernan and Elaine Brady, he established Barden Cork which specialises in accounting and tax recruitment. As well as working assignments across a variety of accounting, tax and finance roles and level, Jonathan also manages the Barden Cork office, ensuring an excellent level of service is enjoyed by our Cork customers.

A UCC Grad, Jonathan also studied with the Law Society of Ireland and is a qualified solicitor.

Jonathan is an experienced, organised and reliable expert who advises accounting professionals seeking opportunities and accounting leaders looking to attract new talent.

Contact Jonathan at or via LinkedIn.

Ed Heffernan

Ed Heffernan is Managing Partner of Barden Ireland. In 2015 he founded Barden, with Elaine Brady. He has worked for many years in recruitment both locally and internationally, within the accounting and tax space.

Ed has worked with 1000s of accountants nationally on career moves and is a regular contributor to industry publications, including Accountancy Ireland & Accountancy Plus.

A UCC grad Ed holds a number of qualifications in personnel management, human resources and later completed an MBA with Trinity College Dublin.

Contact Ed at or via LinkedIn.


Get in Touch With Us

Barden is where recently qualified accountants go before they start looking for a job.

When you meet Barden you will be meeting Ireland’s most experienced financial recruitment team, many of whom are themselves accounting and tax qualified.

Your future is too important to leave to chance. Take control, get informed and plan your professional future with Barden. Drop us an email at and we’ll get in touch to arrange a time and date that suits you to start planning your professional future.

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