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Training Vacancies

Each year Chartered Accountants Ireland publishes a list of organisations (practices, businesses and public sector) with vacancies for students. Those wishing to obtain a training contract should consult the “Training Vacancies” list and make contact with the organisations concerned.

Some firms do not include vacancies on the list and confine their recruitment activities to Autumn presentations (sometimes called ‘milk rounds’). For queries on the Training Vacancies contact Caroline Conlon at caroline dot conlon at charteredaccountants.ie or telephone 01 637 7325.

Remember a training contract may be pursued in two ways:

  • Training in Practice
  • Training in Business

If you are interested in any of the positions below apply directly to the employer.

 All registered training offices can advertise free of charge on this webpage by emailing the text of their ad to Caroline Conlon

A list of available training organisations, listed by county is available online.

Recent Updates

16th April 2014 OSK Accountants, Dublin 3

OSK Accountants & Registered Auditors based in East Point, Dublin 3 wish to recruit three trainee chartered accountants to commence in September 2014.


  • Graduates should have an Honours Degree / Masters in business or accountancy related discipline with Cap 1 or Cap 2 exemptions
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Team worker and highly motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literate in particular Excel


Trainees will be working as part of an audit team and gain experience on a range of small, medium and large clients of the firm.  Experience will be gained, in audit, statutory accounts preparation, bookkeeping, payroll and taxation.  The position will involve a 3 - 3½ year contract, with paid study leave and exam fees, in line with CAI guidelines, leading to the ACA qualification.

Applications in writing to Deirdre McDermott, Audit Director, OSK Accountants, East Point Plaza, East Point, Dublin 3 or by email to mcdermottd@osk.ie

Closing date 25th April 2014.

16th of April, HSM, Asbourne

HSM Ashbourne, Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors wish to recruit trainee accountant in our Ashbourne office.The suitable candidate should be an accounting/business graduate willing to pursue a professional accountancy qualification. Candidates interested in the above position should email their application and CV to brian@hsmash.com ,or mail to:

Brian Kelly,HSM Ashbourne
2a, Ashbourne Court,

14th of April, Sweetman and Co, Balbriggan.

Owen Sweetman & Company Chartered Accountants are located in Balbriggan, Co Dublin. At Owen Sweetman & Company we strive to provide a top quality service and advice to our clients.

Job Specification

  • Trainee Accountants required to start in Summer 2014
  • College graduate with relevant business qualification
  • Preparation of accounts to trail balance stage
  • Preparation of bank, debtors and creditors reconciliation
  • Preparation of VAT and PAYE/PRSI returns
  • Preparation of personal tax and corporation tax computations
  • Preparation of companies secretarial returns
  • Preparation of accounts for sole trader, partnership and audit exempted companies

Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to the following address:

Joseph Wall

Owen Sweetman & Company

Chartered Accountants

67 Dublin Street


Co Dublin

Closing date for applications is 30th of May 2014 at 5.00 pm


10th of April, Whiteside Cullinan, Dublin 2

The Firm

Whiteside Cullinan is a long-established accountancy firm with over 70 years' experience in servicing both Irish and international clients across a broad range of business sectors.  Our experienced team provide services in the areas of Audit and Accountancy, Taxation, Corporate recovery and Insolvency.

We currently have excellent opportunities for ambitious graduates to join our team in our Dublin 2 office.   You will be given the opportunity to gain practical experience across a wide range of industry sectors and specialist fields, while at the same time, completing your professional examinations in a supportive learning environment.   We provide a competitive training package.

The Positions

Part Qualified Accountant – Immediate start

We currently have a vacancy for a part-qualified accountant to commence immediately.  Applicants should have at least 2-years experience in a general practice environment and should have a proven success record at previous examinations.    

Graduate Trainee Accountant

We are also seeking to recruit a graduate with a minimum of an Honours Degree in Accounting or a related discipline, committed to completing either the CAI/ACCA/CPA professional exams.  This position is open to start as soon as possible, but not later than 1st September 2014.


Please send your application and CV to CV@whiteside.ie


7th April, Gannon Kirwan Somerville, Business Advisors and Registered Auditors,

Gannon Kirwan Somerville, Business Advisors and Registered Auditors are currently recruiting for trainee Chartered Accountants to commence in Autumn 2014.

Please send your C.V.  to Anthony Kirwan, Gannon Kirwan Somerville, 85 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

or email to post@gks.ie 

For more information please visit our website http://www.gks.ie


7th of April, Stevenson and Wilson, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

We have a vacancy for a trainee chartered accountant commencing in Autumn 2014. Potential applicants should submit a CV along with a covering letter to:- Mrs E McDowell, Stevenson and Wilson, 22 Broadway Avenue, Ballymena, co. Antrim, BT43 7AA.

Stevenson and Wilson is a medium sized independent chartered accountancy practices in Northern Ireland, providing audit, accountancy, tax, consultancy, corporate finance and other specialist services to small and medium sized enterprises throughout the Province. We have a good examination success record and feel our students get an excellent range of   professional experience.


4th of April, Colligan O'Cearbhaill & Co. Bray, Wicklow

 We are currently recruiting a trainee Chartered Accountant to start immediately.

 Please send your CV to Joann Magee, Colligan O'Cearbhaill & Co., Bri Chualann Court, Adelaide Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

or email colliganocearbhaill@gmail.com - Attention Joann


2nd of April,  Byrne Casey & Associates, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Byrne Casey & Associates wish to recruit two trainees for Autumn 2014.  CV should be emailed to Mr. Hugh Byrne (hughbyrne@bca.ie)

Address of FIrm: Clonminch Hi-Technology Park, Clonminch Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly


2nd of April, Merry Mullen, Dublin 2

Merry Mullen, a full service accountancy practice in Dublin 2 has a vacancy for a graduate trainee accountant. If you are graduating this year and would like to follow a career in accountancy we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please forward a letter of application and C.V. to Nessa@merrymullen.ie

Interviews will take place in late April, early May 2014.


25th of March, Gilbride & Co, Chartered Accountants, Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Gilbride and Co are now recruiting for a trainee accountants. Please send your CV in application to Oisin Gilbride ogilbride@gilbrides.ie


Cremin McCarthy & Co Dublin 2

Cremin McCarthy & Co Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors and is a mutli-service firm based in Dublin 2.

We currently have an immediate vacancy for a Trainee Chartered Accountant in our Audit and Business Advisory department.

Role requirements

  • 2.1 Degree qualification
  • Computer literate - Microsoft office - high level skills in excel essential
  • Excellent communication skills and professional demeanour
  • Good work ethic and common sense approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work to imposed deadlines, but maintaining high levels of expertise.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

The role involves working with our existing team and will experience and wide variety of client entities in various sectors. Please send CV along with cover letter to Marie Ronan at mronan@cremin.ie. Full job specification will be sent to all applicants.

Closing Date: 2nd April 2014.

14th of March, 2014 Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon  -Trainee Accountant

We are currently recruiting for two Trainee Accountants to commence on our 2014 Graduate Programme in our Dublin office. Our training will ensure that not only will you qualify as a technically skilled accountant on completion, but we will also focus on your personal and commercial development.

This is what makes the Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon Graduate Training Program stand out. As a medium sized accountancy practice, our structures allow all our team the time to invest in you across a wide range of areas; Personal Development, Economics and Finance, Marketing, HR, and Technology. This ensures that you graduate from our program a technically skilled accountant with a well-rounded business understanding. As one of Ireland's strongest Accountancy and Business Advisory firms we offer a wide range of services to our clients while retaining the culture of a small firm.

Our training will ensure that not only will you qualify as a technically skilled accountant on completion, but we will also focus on your personal and commercial development.

So what can Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon offer you?

  • High reputation as an in-house training firm
  • Individualised approach to training
  • Opportunity for varied training
  • Mentoring system
  • Continual assessment and feedback
  • Excellent performance management system
  • Leading edge audit approach
  • Association with Baker Tilly International
  • Career ladder
  • Active social club
  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Good location

Who are we looking for?

Here at BTRG we believe it is important to look at the overall candidate and not solely look at academic results. We are looking for graduates who have or are expecting a 2:1 degree, however we will give consideration to lower degree grades. While those coming from a business or finance background are suited to the program, we are happy to accept applications from a wide range of disciplines - engineering, law, science etc. What is really important to us, is that you have a genuine interest in becoming a fantastic accountant and are therefore willing to learn, work hard and be enthusiastic and driven in your approach to your career.  

Application Process

If you are interested in becoming an outstanding accountant and can commence in November 2014 please complete our online application form within the Graduate Recruitment section on our website.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role confidentially please contact Karen Dempsey, HR Business Executive on 01-4965388.

Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon is an equal opportunity employer.


14th of March, 2014 Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon CONSULTACY SEMI-SENIOR/ SEMI-SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

We have an immediate vacancy for a Consultancy Semi-Senior to join our well established and successful team in our Dublin office. Working within a strong and supportive training environment this is an excellent opportunity for an individual with some experience to finalise their training with one of Ireland's Top 10 accountancy firms.

Working with the Consultancy team the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of duties along with working on compliance and consultancy projects. As a medium sized firm we can offer the opportunity for exposure to a variety of clients across a wide spectrum of industries, as well as commercial management, building client relationships, training, business winning.

The successful candidate will be hard-working and enthusiastic individual dedicated to a career in Accountancy. He/she will have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Part-qualified ACA/accountant with 1 years+ Accountancy experience;
  • Proven strong exam performance;
  • Strong interpersonal and client interfacing skills;
  • Good attention to detail and analytical skills;

To apply for the role please submit your CV to kdempsey@bakertillyrg.ie or if you would like to discuss the role confidentially please contact Karen Dempsey Human Resources on 01-4965388.


13th of March, 2014  FMB,  Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors Dublin 2

We are seeking a motivated hard working individual to join the FMB team as a trainee Chartered Accountant in our Audit & Assurance department.


  • Graduates with a minimum 2.1 Honours Accountancy/Business Degree with a full exemption from CAP 1 exams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literate

We offer:

  • Quality training and mentoring
  • Practical experience in all aspects of general practice
  • Full ‘Chartered Accountants Ireland’ training package (including CAI study leave)
  • Remuneration package

Interested candidates should email your CV to jobs@fmb.ie or you can send to our offices details of which can be found on our contact page.


7th of March, Aer Lingus, Dublin 

Aer Lingus are currently looking for an energetic, committed and talented graduate, to join the Aer Lingus Finance graduate scheme.

Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland. It is headquartered at Dublin Airport, Ireland. We operate a fleet of 47 modern Airbus aircraft and carries over 10.7 million passengers per annum on mainline and regional franchise services. We commenced contract flying services in 2013 serving domestic UK services between London Heathrow and Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester on behalf of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited.

The airline's primary mission is to connect Ireland with the world and the world to Ireland by offering its customers the best product in the Irish airline market to customers at a competitive price.

Aer Lingus also provides cargo transportation services to the UK, Continental Europe and the USA.

We are committed to serving airports located at convenient, central locations which enhance connectivity for customers. This airport selection is offered at more competitive prices than most other legacy carriers.

Aer Lingus further enhances connectivity options to the USA, Canada and the UK, through its airline partners; Aer Arann, Jetblue Airways and United Airlines. It is now easier than ever to connect to continental US destinations with the UK, Europe and Ireland via JFK New York, Boston or Chicago

The airline industry is multi-faceted, offering a wealth of opportunities for role diversity

and an excellent platform to further your career. We enjoy a worldwide reputation as

a progressive employer, developing airline staff to the highest standards in all strategic, commercial and operational disciplines.

The programme will offer an ambitious and self-motivated graduate an opportunity to join the finance department of a successful aviation sector company listed on the Irish and London stock exchanges.

The successful candidate should have an interest in the role played by management accounting and financial reporting in a commercial setting.

A prerequisite of the programme is that the candidate must pursue one of the main recognised professional accountancy qualifications. This is a key part of the programme and the candidate will receive appropriate study leave and other support from the company.

The successful candidate will receive a broad exposure to the various units within the finance department and will work with Aer Lingus finance professionals and other key stakeholders in the company. The programme will enable the candidate to gain meaningful experience in each of the key finance functions including but not limited to:

Aer Lingus is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Revenue accounting Cargo finance Management accounting Treasury & tax Financial systems Financial planning and analysis Investor relations

The candidate may also be deployed on ad-hoc projects as required.

The programme will structured as a series of rotations through each of the above finance functions.

Benefits Highly competitive salary Air Travel Concessions: Graduates can avail of staff travel concessions after 6 months with the company. Subsidised Canteen Aer Lingus Social and Athletic Association: Access to gym facilities as well as a wide array of fitness classes and sports clubs. Discounts: A range of discounts with Airlink, Aircoach, currency exchange, and many retailers based at Terminal One and Terminal Two.

Essential Criteria Honours degree in Finance, Accountancy or a related discipline, or have experience in a similar position within an enterprise setting. Eligible to live and work in the EU. Fluent in English, both written and spoken. Able to pass a 10-year security background check*. Possession and demonstration of the key competencies outlined below.

*If you are a non Irish Citizen, you will need to be in possession of a current police disclosure certificate from your home country. If you have lived outside the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will also be required to hold a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries.

Key Competencies/Qualifications/Experience A strong interest in and awareness of financial, accounting and business matters and developments. Reasonable knowledge of currently applicable financial reporting standards and regulation. An interest in pursuing a career as a professional accountant. An understanding of the key challenges and commercial issues facing the aviation sector in general and Aer Lingus in particular. Ability to work effectively and efficiently, both individually and as part of a team in a demanding environment whilst meeting tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and explain detailed information.

Aer Lingus is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Proven ability to make informed decisions quickly. Highly proficient in MS Office suite & general proficiency with IT systems. An enthusiastic team member with a flexible and positive attitude to change. A willingness to learn. Proven numerical skills with high degree of accuracy. Exercise outstanding initiative and personal accountability.

So, how do I apply?

Please send your C.V. and Cover Letter to: recruit@aerlingus.com


19th of February, David M. Breen, Waterford

David M. Breen & Co is a firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors based in Waterford. We provide accountancy, audit, taxation and business advice to a wide range of clients both companies and individuals.

We are currently seeking to recruit a graduate to join our firm as a Trainee Accountant starting in June 2014. This position will involve a 3 or 3 ½ year training contract leading to the ACA professional qualification.

The successful candidate will work with a professional team and experience different clients and types of projects in conjunction with their academic training programme.

The successful candidate will;

  • Be a graduate with a minimum 2:1 honours degree with CAP1 or CAP2 exemptions.
  • Have studied a relevant accountancy or business degree.
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a practical hand’s on approach.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Highly motivated and professional.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate, in particular, proficient in Excel.
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service.

Applications  to Clair Grant, Manager, David M. Breen & Co, Floor 2, The Atrium, Maritana Gate, Waterford or email clair@davidmbreen.ie.

Closing Date: 21 March 2014

18th of February, Accountancy Graduate vacancy within ABP Food Group, Monaghan

ABP Food Group is currently recruiting for the role of an Accountancy Graduate. ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness organisation. We are the UK and Irelands largest beef processors.

The successful candidate will be based in ABP Clones, Teehill Road, Clones, Co Monaghan, and will be keen to pursue a professional accountancy qualification while working in a fast paced organisation.


  • Degree qualified graduate - business or accounting
  • Computer literate - Microsoft office - high level skills in excel essential
  • Excellent communication skills and professional demeanour
  • Hardworking and flexible with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Highly organized individual with excellent attention to detail and great accuracy
  • A self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative in a busy, results-driven environment
  • Individual must be willing to travel
  • An understanding of Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet interrelationship would be valuable but not essential


  • To assist the financial controller in ensuring that the accounting records are properly controlled, reported upon and ensuring that they comply with relevant accounting standards.
  •  To support the financial controller in ledgers such as the general ledger, Trade Receivable, Trade Payable ledgers and supporting records, to ensure all transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner.
  • To support and ensure reconciliations are properly prepared and that all reconciling items are cleared within the agreed timescales and to provide any necessary analysis.
  •  Participate (as directed) in the performance and on-going enhancements to the daily financial accounting control environment including the performance of specific designated reconciliations, preparation of manual accounting batches etc.
  • Ensure appropriate documented files are maintained and filed for later review by Auditor. Full training will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking a challenging career with one of the largest indigenous agri-business in Ireland.   Please send your CV to abphr@abpireland.com  and chris.monahan@abpireland.com

10th of February, Muldoon and Co, Belfast.
Applicants are required for the Position of Trainee Chartered Accountant Training contract commencing Autumn 2014

Honours degree in any discipline 2:2 minimum
Relevant Experience preferred

Closing Date for applications 7th March 2014

Please forward Curriculum Vitae by e-mail FAO Mr Robert Barr Enquiries@muldoon-accountants.co.uk

3rd of February, HSOC Financial & Business Advisors, Chartered Accountants, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

HSOC Chartered Accountants is currently seeking to recruit graduates to join our firm as trainee Chartered Accountants.

We provide accountancy, audit, taxation, and financial advice to a diverse portfolio of clients, both companies and individuals, which will provide the successful candidates with the experience required to become a Chartered Accountant.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:-

  • Be interested in pursuing a career as a Chartered Accountant.
  • An excellent academic record
  • Enthusiastic with an ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn.

This position will involve a 3 or 3 ½ year training contract leading to the ACA professional qualification.

Interested candidates should email their cover letters & CVs to info@hsoc.ie or by post to HR Manager, HSOC Consultants Limited, 90 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

For more information visit our website www.hsoc.ie

31st of January, CGC Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W

The Firm: CGC is an Audit, Tax, Advisory and Personal Insolvency practice, servicing clients primarily in the Irish and UK market and are expanding to meet increased demands.  

The Candidate: CGC is seeking truly exceptional people to join the firm as part qualified accountant. Relevant experience in a financial, or professional services environment would be an advantage. Suitable candidates will have:

  • Commitment to meet strict deadlines;
  • An outstanding work ethic;
  • A team player with excellent communication skills;
  • Ambitious and self-motivated;
  • Capable of working on own initiative;
  • Be a recent university graduate with a minimum 2.2 in an accountancy, business or other relevant degree;
  • Be pursuing exams with the Institute of Chartered Accountants:

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, perform and execute audits for a range of clients;
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements;
  • Preparation and submission of CRO annual returns;
  • Preparation and submission of various tax returns including Corporation Tax, Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, VAT, PAYE/PRSI and RCT returns;
  • Carry out special project work as requested;
  • Some business travel will be required;


We are offering a salary of €17,000 - €20,000 (depending on experience) in addition to study leave and exam fees.


  • To apply, in the strictest of confidence, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@cgc.ie with the description of the job you are applying for in the subject line
  • CGC Associates is an equal opportunities employer


23rd of January, Zurich, Dublin 1 - Elevation programme
Zurich have a position suitable for an Elevation student. For full details and job description click on the link to their website


21st of January, O’Connor Pyne & Co. Ballincollig, Cork

O’Connor Pyne & Co., a medium size chartered accountancy practice based in Ballincollig have vacancies for three trainee chartered accountants to commence in the summer of 2014.

The candidate would need to have a minimum 2-1 degree and be willing to sign up to a three and a half year chartered accountant training contract.

Please apply by email to Oriel Lawton at olawton@oconnorpyne.com. Applications will be taken until 28 February 2014.

16th of January, Moylan Mulcahy, Wilton, Cork

Moylan Mulcahy & Co., Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors have vacancies for trainee chartered accountants (x2) commencing summer 2014.The successful candidates will:

~ ideally be sitting their final exams this year in an Accountancy / Business based third level course, and

~ be interested in pursuing a career as a Chartered Accountant.

Closing date for applications is Friday 14th February 2014.

CV’s to be sent to Mr Harry O’Sullivan at: accountancy@moylanmulcahy.ie

 or post to: Moylan Mulcahy & Co., Sarsfield House, Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork.

(Ph: 021 4546055 / Fax: 021 4546286)


10th of January, Kelly Murray, Galway

Kelly Murray is a firm of Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors based in Galway,  We provide accountancy, audit, taxation, advisory and business services to a portfolio of clients, both companies and individuals, across a broad range of industry sectors,

We are currently seeking to recruit graduate trainees to join our firm.

We provide a structured and supportive training environment and our broad range of clients in a variety of business sectors provide our trainees with the relevant experience which enables them to reach the goal of a chartered accountancy qualification.

The suitable candidate should be a recent honours business or accounting graduate, interested in pursuing a career in accountancy

The following attributes are necessary:-

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Sound academic record

This position will involve a 3 or 3 ½ year training contract leading to the ACA professional qualification.

 Areas of work will include providing accounts preparation, audit and tax services to a broad range of clients across all sectors.

 Interested candidates should email their CVs immediately to dmurray@kellymurray,ie or by post to Declan Murray, Kelly Murray, Harris House, IDA Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway.


8th of January, 2014 MKO Partners, Sandyford

MKO Partners, Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors, is recruiting a number of Trainee Chartered Accountants for immediate start as part of its 2014 Recruitment Campaign. Positions are available for immediate starts as well as Summer and Autumn 2014 for new trainees and those who have had contracts terminated due to exams. The recruitment process involves both an interview and (depending on availability) an unpaid internship of up to 5 days.

The Firm

The Firm offers market leading “Big 4” skills and experiences with a boutique Firm level of service that counts, the Central Bank of Ireland, NAMA, domestic & international financial institutions and multinational corporations amongst its clients.

The Firm provides Audit, Tax, Advisory and Outsourcing services to clients. The Firm focuses on the Financial Services, International Business, Public Sector, Property, Irish Corporate and IP & Technology markets. The Firm is a member of Premier International (A global network of accounting and tax Firms)

The Firm currently employs c. 48 professionals (including auditors, accountants, internal auditors, tax consultants, management consultants, ex bankers, a solicitor & financial services professionals) and is expanding to meet the growing needs of our clients. Our team enjoys unparalleled opportunities to advance their careers in a Firm recognised by industry peers and clients for its expertise, client services level and knowledge of its target markets. Firm alumni have gone onto leading roles in successful major Irish and International businesses (Including large banks, NAMA, the Central Bank, the Pensions Board and senior FC and FD roles in business ranging from start ups to major public hospitals. Roles have been in Ireland and around the world).

What we are looking for

MKO Partners is seeking truly exceptional people to join both the Corporate advisory and the International Business Team as Trainee Chartered Accountants. Whilst you do not necessarily have to have an accounting degree, relevant experience in a financial services, international business, or professional services environment would be an advantage. Suitable candidates will have:

  • Achieved excellence in their academic discipline, minimum of current 2.1 in a business, mathematical or analytical discipline;
  • A passion to serve and a desire to become a world class accountant and business advisor;
  • An outstanding work ethic and a 100% commitment to being the best;
  • A desire to be a team player with excellent communication skills and an attitude of enjoying life;
  • Some expertise or experience in one or more of our target markets and in particular banking and financial services and international business;
  • A working knowledge of a European language, (in particular Spanish) would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated excellence at something in their personal life to date.

What you will be doing

In our Corporate Audit and Outsourcing Department you will be learning from and working with an excellent caliber of colleague and best practice quality systems. Most importantly, you will be on a career path that will see you progress from your current fundamentals through to gaining experience in working with your own portfolio of clients in value-added services and advice. From your perspective you will be training in a stimulating and rewarding environment with a focus on quality. Typical value-added services offered to our corporate clients in our target markets include:

  • Corporate audit, accounting, company secretarial and compliance services;
  • Tax compliance services;
  • Outsourcing services to foreign inward investment clients;
  • Regulatory inspections and forensic work;
  • Governance and compliance advisory; and
  • Business advisory services.

You will get the chance at the interview to meet current trainees who will answer your questions and share their stories about life in the Firm.

Your Development

Your development is our future and our approach to education and training reflects that. Education & training is so integral to our business that it is one of the professional services we offer clients such as law firms and banks. We are committed to providing a comprehensive range of business and technical training throughout the year which includes monthly in-house learning afternoons, 2 day internal technical training sessions in December an offsite training day in March and a 3 day residentially training course in October (in the Seafield Hotel, Wexford again in 2013). There is a strong coaching atmosphere within the Firm where senior staffoffer advice and support (through buddy systems) to trainees over the course of their training contracts. Partners are involved in the CAI Training, Audit and Assurance, QAC Committees and lecture on the FAE.

The culture of the Firm is represented by the hardworking, candid, commercial, Can do, ambitious and principled approach of its staff. Through the Firm's "Integrated Personal Development Framework" you will manage your own development and learn a lot more about what we call "The Art of Practice". The development framework will require post engagement reviews in addition to 6 monthly self appraisal meetings and career planning sessions with senior Management.

As part of the Firm’s membership of Premier International, there are opportunities to become part of our global experience initiative where you get to spend time working abroad in another practice.


Our remuneration packages are designed to attract and retain the best people as part of our team and are flexible based on prior experience and exams passed. We are offering a salary of €17,000 and €22,000 (depending on experience) as well as study leave in excess of CAI recommended periods, internal support, student registration and exam fees.


To apply, in the strictest of confidence, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@mko.ie or to Frank Keane, MKO Partners, 6 The Courtyard Building, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

MKO Partners is an equal opportunities employer.


7th of January, 2014 Squires and Co


Squires & Co. are looking for energetic and ambitious graduates to become part a team of young dynamic professionals.

The Firm

Squires & Co., Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors, is a firm of business and taxation advisors based on Merrion Street in Dublin 2. Our team of professionals brings together the optimum mix of ‘Big 4’ and smaller firm experience to provide a valued service to our clients. Our client base includes some of today’s most exciting technology companies as well as a wide range of companies and individuals operating in the entertainment, retail and service sectors. There is an appealing mix of international and domestic businesses throughout our client base. Squires & Co. is the Irish member of NIS Global, an international network of accountants and business advisors.  Our aim is to provide our clients with unrivalled service allowing them to flourish and achieve their goals.


The People

We want to hear from candidates that have the drive and desire to be Chartered Accountants with reputations of excellence. Individuals that not only complement our team but challenge our team to constantly improve and become better professionals. We know you don’t have to have a business degree to be the right candidate but an impressive track record in your chosen discipline will be a pre-requisite (minimum 2.1 in primary degree). You will need to have an outstanding work ethic, excellent communication skills and have the initiative to work independently but never losing sight of the team effort. Our core value is to always put our best effort into everything we do, to be reliable and to continually build and maintain colleagues trust and respect.

The Role

You will gain experience across all disciplines of Audit, Accounting, Taxation, Payroll and Company Secretarial Services. This experience will be gained across the full spectrum of our client base. We will provide you with the training necessary to execute all of your tasks with accuracy, integrity and efficiency. This will be done through internal training sessions and close interaction with everyone in our existing team. Excelling in the professional examinations is important for you and for us so we will assist you in every way possible to ensure that happens. We will pay for all of your training costs and offer study leave in excess of the Institutes recommendations.


The Next Step

If you think that all of the above applies to you we have a role for you. Please send your CV and cover letter to careers@squires.ie.

7th of January, 2014 Crowley & McCarthy Chartered Accountants and Taxation Advisors, Cork.

Background on the Company

Crowley & McCarthy Chartered Accountants and Taxation Advisors currently have five offices located in Clonakilty, Cork City Centre, Midleton, Bantry and Macroom employing approximately 70 people. At Crowley and McCarthy we strive to provide a top quality service and advice to our clients.

At Crowley & McCarthy we recognise that our greatest asset is our people and we are committed to helping them to reach their full potential through a supportive and often challenging work environment. You will work in a team and experience different clients and types of projects; try out new roles and even sample other business areas.

 We have also created a working atmosphere that’s positive, challenging, exciting and rewarding so why limit yourself explore the option of coming to work with Crowley & McCarthy.

 Job Specification

  • Trainee Accountants required to start in Summer 2014
  • College graduate with relevant business qualification
  • Vacancies available in our Clonakilty, Cork City and Midleton Offices
  • Report direct to Senior / Manager
  • Preparation of accounts to trail balance stage
  • Preparation of bank, debtors and creditors reconciliation
  • Preparation of Vat and PAYE/PRSI returns
  • Preparation of personal tax and corporation tax computations
  • Preparation of companies secretarial returns
  • Assisting in the auditing of large and medium sized companies
  • Preparation of accounts for audit exempted companies

Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to the following address:

Theresa Lynch

Crowley & McCarthy

Building G

West Cork Technology Park


Co Cork


Closing date for applications is 31st of January 2014 at 5.00 pm

20th of December 2013 Noel Conn and Company, Armagh

An exciting opportunity to progress your career by joining our Chartered Accountant training programme in Summer 2014, which leads successful candidates to become members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Noel Conn and Company is based in Armagh City centre and provides services to over 500 clients; from Public Sector bodies, Local Companies and to individuals for Personal Tax and Investment advice.  At Noel Conn and Company we strive to be the best accounting practice in our area; providing a high level of service and tax advice in a cost effective and timely manner, to help our clients develop a profitable future.

We recognise our greatest asset are our people and we are committed to helping them reach their full potential through a supportive and often challenging work environment.   

When you join Noel Conn and Company you will enter into a formal training contract between you, Noel Conn and Company and Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Noel Conn and Company will pay for your student registration, exam fees, and course fees.


What are we looking for?

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant to start in Summer 2014
  • Expectant or recent university graduate with a minimum 2:1 classification in an accountancy, mathematical, business or other relevant degree
  • Self motivated individual with an excellent work ethic

What will you be doing?

  • Working towards achieving a professional qualification
  • Preparation of accounts
  • Preparation of bank, debtors and creditors reconciliation
  • Preparation of personal tax computations and returns
  • Preparation of corporation tax computations and returns
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation of PAYE returns

11th of December Tobin O'Sullivan Cork

Tobin O’Sullivan & Co. Chartered Accountants are based at 8 South Mall, Cork.

We have been recruiting University graduates for the last 25 years. During this time students who completed their training contracts with our firm were successful in their professional examinations and qualified as Chartered Accountants.

Job Specification

-          Trainee Chartered Accountant required to start in autumn 2014 on training contract.

-          College graduate with relevant business qualification.

Please send applications to:

Email: info@tosul.ie   or

Post: Tobin O’Sullivan & Co. Chartered Accountants, 8 South Mall, Cork

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th January 2014


11th of December Keogh Somers, Limerick

Established in Limerick in 2005, we are one of the leading firms of Chartered Accountants, Taxation Consultants and Corporate Finance Advisors in the Mid-West with a broad client portfolio. The firm prides itself in providing excellent career development opportunities in a team oriented, dynamic environment.  Our continued growth has resulted in the following vacancy:


This role will involve the successful candidates undertaking a training contract with the firm, working closely with our clients in the audit and accounts department.  The candidates should be strongly motivated and have the potential to develop within the firm.

Please forward your CV together with a covering letter to:

Maura O’Neill

Keogh Somers Chartered Accountants, 4 The Crescent, Limerick

E-mail: maura.oneill@keoghsomers.ie


All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Closing date for applications is Friday 10th January 2014.

4 THE CRESCENT, LIMERICK  T: +353 61 318500


2nd of December DCA Accountants and Business Advisors, Dublin 1

We are a busy progressive Dublin based Chartered Accountancy practice that is offering two trainee apprenticeships that will commence in early 2014.

Very good experience on offer. Please forward all CV’s to Declan Dolan(Partner) on email :ddolan@dca-ireland.com


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