Training vacancies listing

Due to our unique working relationship with Ireland's top employers, we have a freely available list of training vacancies positions. This is a list of firms and companies with open Chartered Accountancy trainee positions.

If you are interested in a position please contact the organisations directly. While most of the positions are in practice with a Training Contract on offer, there are also some companies in Industry hiring trainees via the Flexible Route.

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Not all registered training firms and businesses will advertise positions on our training vacancy page and please bear in mind that not all registered organisations are listed on our website. So make sure to contact any firm or business directly if you want to find out if they have any open training positions.

Some firms will only recruit during the "Milkrounds" this takes place in colleges and universities around the country where firms and businesses with conduct presentations and exhibitions on campus to advertise Training Contracts and recruit students focusing on the graduate classes of degrees in accounting, finance, and other relevant areas. For more information, please visit the relative sections listed below.

Please note: Non-EU students must comply with the regulations of the Immigration & Citizenship Division at the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform in the Republic of Ireland.

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Firms and companies with training vacancies can advertise free of charge on our website. Simply  email us with the text you wish to use for your advertisement.

If you are an existing Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or are interested in having your firm or company authorised to train Chartered Accountants under a Training Contract, we have a lot of information available (see link below), including all the forms you’ll need to download.

If you are interested in having your company accredited as a "Chartered Flexible Route Partner", please email Robert Crosbie.

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Vacancy listing


Trainee Chartered Accountant - Galway 
About the company Michael Moran & Co is a Galway based firm of Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors. We provide accountancy, audit, taxation and business advisory services.
Location Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway
Date posted 14 January 2020  
Closing date 29/ February 2020
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting? 1
Job spec

We have a vacancy for an immediate start for a Trainee Chartered Accountant. The position will involve a 3 – 3½ year contract, leading to the ACA qualification.


 Applicants should have an honours degree in business / accounting.

 Candidates should have;

  • Good academic record.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
 How to apply

Please email applications including cover letter and CV to


Trainee Chartered Accountant - Waterford
About the company  

Thomas S. Greene & Co., Established in 1978, a small firm of Chartered Accountants focused on providing tax, accounting and financial advisory services to our client base of medium to high net worth individuals, their families and their associated corporate interests.

The firm prides itself in providing excellent career development opportunities in a team oriented, dynamic environment.  

 Location  5 St. Andrews Terrace, Newtown, Waterford
Date posted 21 January 2020  
Closing date 28 February 2020
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting? 1
Job spec This role will involve the successful candidates undertaking a training contract with the firm commencing in 2020, 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.
  • Have studied a relevant accountancy or business degree
  • Be computer literate
 How to apply

Please forward your CV together with a covering letter to:


or by post to:


Tom Greene

Thomas S. Greene & Co.,

Chartered Accountants,

5 St. Andrews Terrace,




All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Trainee Chartered Accountant - 
About the company  

HLB Sheehan Quinn is a six partner audit and tax practice established over 40 years ago. We are based in Sandyford, Dublin 18 within a 5 minute walk from the Sandyford Luas stop.

The firm provides a full suite of high quality services to both corporate and individual clients to ensure they are compliant with their statutory obligations. At our core we are an advisory and accounting for providing statutory audits, accounts preparation, company secretarial, tax compliance and consultancy services in relation to business growth, structuring, succession planning, Mergers and Acquisitions and more.

Location Suite 7, The Courtyard, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Date posted 21 January 2020  
Closing date
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting? 1
Job spec

We have Trainee Chartered Accountant positions available. We are seeking ambitions, self-motivated, intuitive graduates who want to gain sufficient experience and the relevant tools which will ensure they can achieve their career goals. In ensuring this all our trainees are given the opportunity to gain experience in all areas of our service offerings.

We will provide the successful candidate with the necessary support to ensure they are successful in obtaining a Chartered Accountant Professional qualification. Our firm has an excellent training record and provide full access to the CAI education programme which includes ensuring you are provided with the necessary time to attend all lectures etc.


Graduates with relevant business and/or accounting degree preferable, but not essential, for commencement as soon as possible. Good spoken and written English and communications skill is essential.

 How to apply

Contact Darran Woods


Trainee Chartered Accountant - Sandyford, Dublin 18
About the company

DLT is based in Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18. We are seeking motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidates who are looking for a career within an ambitious Chartered Accountants’ firm.

We offer you the opportunity to work in a progressive, challenging and friendly environment. Our modern, open plan offices encourage team involvement accross all levels. 

Location Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Date posted 13 January 2020  
Closing date 14 February 2020
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting? 1
Job spec

You will get to work with many different clients, across many business sectors. Services which we provide include for example:


  • Audit; Accounting and assurance.
  • Corporate and personal tax planning and strategy.
  • Corporate finance.
  • Business consulting.
  • Wealth management / financial services.


The firm is seeking applications from students who have graduated with honors in a relevant business or accountancy degree and who are interested in a career as a Chartered Accountant. We offer a Training Contract route in conjunction with Chartered Accountants Ireland “CAI”, this role typically starts 01 September 2020 and will last for 3-3.5 years.



The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills (written and oral), ambition, enterprise and a sound academic record. Solid comprehension of core accounting and tax fundamentals are essential.

Please contact Chartered Accountants Ireland to ensure that you fully understand what exemptions you will qualify for and what training route is right for you.

For the right candidates, we provide a fantastic opportunity to work in a supportive and professional environment which will support your professional and personal development.

 Benefits & remuneration

Annual Bonus if applicable, paid study leave provided, exam and course fees paid.

 How to apply Send your CV and Covering letter to Vanessa Goode  by email to



Trainee Chartered Accountant - Belfast 
About the company

Cleaver Black is a chartered accountants Ireland Registered practice.

 We offer a wide range of services for both businesses and individuals a like. Our aim is to give the best accounting services possible and we are committed to giving a timely and quality service.

  We adopt a very hands on approach to the clients to which we provide services. Our existing structure and in-house professional expertise allows us to provide value for money in the assessments that we undertake.

  We provide a range of services that will meet the individual and business needs alike from tax planning to comply with statutory requirements.

Location Belfast
Date posted 5 December 2019  
Closing date 29 February 2020  
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting? 2
Job spec

Working as part of a team to provide accounting, auditing and taxation services to clients.

 Tasks will include:

 Preparation of financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and companies

Preparation of bank, debtor and creditor reconciliations

Preparation and submission of a range of personal & business tax returns

Working with Iris accounting software and Sage payroll packages

Assisting in the audit of companies


To be successful in this role you will:

 Be committed and motivated to studying towards the ACA with Chartered Accountants Ireland to become a chartered accountant.

Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team

Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

Have a high level of general commercial awareness

Academic requirements:

 Achieved excellence in their academic discipline (honours degree)

Highly motivated & possessing a high degree of initiative Strong financial and analytical skills

Have experience of Microsoft Office Packages, particularly Excel

Excellent communication & organisational skills

Team player with the ability to contribute both individually and as part of a team

Strong attention to detail

Ability to work to deadlines

An interest in business and commerce
 Benefits & remuneration Salary range:  Competitive
 How to apply

Email CV to



Trainee Chartered Accountant - Dublin 2
About the company

Vistra Ireland’s International Expansion division are international business advisory specialists based in Dublin City centre. We provide flexible full-service management solutions to our client base, including Accounting, Audit, Tax, Payroll and Advisory support. We are part of Vistra Group, who are ranked in the top three corporate service providers globally. Vistra Group is a versatile group of professionals, providing a uniquely broad range of services and solutions. The Group employs over 4,000 people in 76 offices across the world, including locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australasia, and specifically major cities such as Hong Kong, Amsterdam and New York.

Vistra International Expansion Dublin currently have opportunities for final year students, graduates or postgraduates to train as a Chartered Accountant starting this Summer. This is an opportunity to join a young dynamic team in a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial  business.
Location 32 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2
Date posted 20 December 2019  
Closing date 20 January 2020  
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting? 1
Job spec

Trainees will be joining our Audit & Assurance team to begin a 3 or 3 ½ year training contract with the firm and Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA). Successful candidates will be put through a rigorous training and development programme as well as sit professional exams throughout the course of their contract. Trainees will gain exposure to other service areas, offering future career progression opportunities.

 Assist other trainees, seniors and managers on audits and accounting clients and become familiar with a large spectrum of clients.

Gain more responsibility for assignments and begin to play a more central role as you learn and progress

 Eventually you will manage projects and take a lead role when liaising with clients as well as supporting new trainees during their contract period.


The successful candidate will be a high achiever with an honours degree

We will accept applications from a range of different backgrounds and are looking for smart, interesting people who will enjoy working with us. While your academic background is of course relevant - you may have a degree in engineering, business, law, IT, science or economics - what’s important is that you bring to the firm a willingness to learn and apply your skills in the best way possible. We can teach you the technical and business skills you require, but you also need energy and the right attitude to succeed.
 Benefits & remuneration
  • Pension contribution, health insurance and gym contributions
  • Competitive salary
  • Fully funded exam support and additional study leave days
  • Growing and dynamic company with a strong presence both in Ireland and across the Globe.
  • We are recognised globally for our high standards of staff training and development
  • Broad and varied role. You will gain experience in providing accounting, tax, company secretarial, audit and advisory services to multinationals as well as small, medium and large indigenous businesses …….  (Don’t pigeon hole your skills early in your career!)
  • Friendly, collaborative environment with regular exposure to Senior team members
  • On the job training and support from experienced accountancy professionals
  • Social environment with regular sporting and social activities
  • Charity and fundraising events 
 How to apply Send your CV and Covering letter to Victoria Passmore, HR Manager


Trainee Chartered Accountant 
About the company

Aidan McAvinue & Co is a firm of Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors based in Waterford.  We provide full compliance (accountancy, audit, taxation) and advisory services to a broad portfolio of clients, both companies and individuals, across a broad range of industry sectors.

Location  29 The Mall Waterford
Date posted 5 December 2019  
Closing date
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting?
Job spec

We are currently seeking to recruit graduate trainees to join our firm either immediately or at the end of the current academic year. Starters and experienced hires will be considered.

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


Suitable candidates should be a recent honours business or accounting graduate, interested in pursuing a career in accountancy.

The following attributes are necessary:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • An ability to work both on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Good academic record

This position will involve a 3 or 3 ½ year training contract leading to the ACA qualification. Elevation trainees will also be considered.

 Benefits & remuneration
 How to apply

To apply please send in your CV along with your Cover Letter to:




Assistant Accountant - Dublin 2
About the company

Beyond Accounting is a Chartered Accountancy practice offering far more than traditional accounting services. Not only is it heavily invested in delivering technology solutions to its clients (for instance, Beyond is the Xero Platinum Partner / Partner of the Year (Ireland) 2017 & 2018), it also offers a range of value-added services such as software training, business development, company services and relocation advice.

Location Baggot Street Dublin 2
Date posted 26 November 2019  
Closing date n/a  
Job title Assistant Accountant/Part Qualified
How many trainees are you recruiting? 1
Job spec

The successful candidates will join Beyond’s growing team providing a full suite of accounting and financial reporting services. The role will be focused towards usual bookkeeping, accounting compliance and tax services thus offering candidates a full exposure to the international accounting professional services experience. The successful candidate will be tasked with various client tasks to include but not limited to VAT returns, Payroll, Annual Accounts, Annual Returns, Tax returns, main filing obligations and accounting packages implementations for a portfolio of company’s clients in Ireland and will report to the Accounting team in Dublin.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively assist the team in various aspects of client accounting tasks
  • Work to targets, meeting deadlines and reaching agreed KPI’
  • Input accounting entries
  • Prepare tax returns, financial statements, management reports, etc
  • Prepare other statutory required reports
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, relevant accounting and tax requirements and internal controls.
  • Ensure statutory and legal compliance.

Support accounting team in Ireland in assigned area of responsibility under the direct supervision of the Team Leader


This position requires someone with a good attitude and good numerical skills. The assistant accountant will also be mature enough to take responsibility for jobs and will be at ease communicating with clients.

Relevant work experience:

  • 2 years within accountancy practice or accounts department
  • A history of working to targets, meeting deadlines and reaching agreed KPIs.
  • Excellent Written and Oral communication skills, analytical, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Systems savvy and excellent IT skills including all GSuite and Microsoft office applications, in particular MS Excel and Google sheets.
  • Essential Accounting Knowledge/Skills: Data Entry;  Payroll; Accounting Conceptual Framework; Double Entry,  Balance Sheet Account Preparation; Bookkeeping; Excellent Business Math; Understanding of Budgetary Principles; Knowledge of Sales and Employee taxes. 

The qualities we are looking for in Beyond team members are

  • A desire to take on responsibility and be accountable for the work you produce.
  • People-oriented - keen to develop relationships with clients and to deliver the best customer experience
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Eager to take initiative and develop your role
  • Problem-solving – people who offer solutions, not problems
  • Tech-literate – able to use technology efficiently and effectively
  • Positive and enthusiastic by nature
 Good organisation, time-management and communication skills
 Benefits & remuneration

The assistant accountant role offers a package with benefits that include:

  • College funding (we cover all your fees, including courses, books and exams)
  • Paid study leave and exam leave
  • Xero certification
  • Regular training workshops and individual training/mentoring
  • Client-facing responsibility and a clear path for career progression
  • Support to upskill in related areas
  • Career path progression
  • A fantastic D2 location in bright, modern offices
  • Bonuses/commission
  • 4 weeks annual leave 
 How to apply

Please email your CV, Cover Letter and Academic Results to



Trainee Chartered Accountants -  Sandyford Dublin 18
About the Company

A leading, independently owned, financial and professional services group, Smith & Williamson has been looking after the financial affairs of individuals, families and businesses for more than a century.

 We offer a wide range of end-to-end services to meet client personal needs and at every stage of the business lifecycle. We are a leading provider of accountancy, tax and financial advisory services, as well as one of the largest, most respected, independently owned investment managers in the UK.

 We operate in 12 Offices throughout the UK, Ireland and Jersey, with over 1,800 employees and access to nearly 20,000 professional advisers worldwide through membership of Nexia International.  We are within the Top 10 Accountancy firms in the UK & Ireland.

Location Paramount Court, Corrig Road, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin, D18 
Date posted 04 October 2019
Closing date   No official closing date, we recruit on a rolling basis but we recommend you apply early (before end of October 2019) to avoid disappointment
Job title Trainee Chartered Accountant
How many trainees are you recruiting?  8/10
Job spec

The successful individual will join a three year structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies for the ACA qualification.

The Trainee Chartered Accountant role equips you to provide a range of assurance and business services to a diverse client base ranging from small businesses and start-ups to substantial international groups.

This means you will quickly gain broad experience in the following: 

Technical – on-the-job training and studying towards your professional qualification will enable you to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit and accountancy and additional financial advisory services. You will:

  • Develop an understanding of our clients and their businesses
  • Complete audit programmes and form conclusions on each individual test and section completed
  • Highlight issues and problems for the attention of senior management
  • Become familiar with our audit software
  • Resolve queries whether of an audit or accountancy nature
  • Attend a range of internal training sessions including industry experience and soft skills
  • Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of audit and accountancy tasks for our diverse client base
  • Understand from your manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved
  • Keep seniors and managers fully informed of any issues and problems, ensure work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and record clearly and concisely work done
  • Prioritising tasks whilst monitoring time against budget
  • Support department events and procedures and build relationships within Smith & Williamson

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be committed and motivated to studying towards the ACA with Chartered Accountants Ireland to become a chartered accountant
  • Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness

Academic requirements:

  • expected 2.1 honours degree or higher (in any discipline)
  • 400 CAO points (equivalent to 112 UCAS points)
  • grade B or above in higher level leaving certificate (or equivalent) Maths or English
Benefits & remuneration
  • Competitive Salary, pension, health insurance
  • Trainee Induction/welcome  programme, company sponsorship of ACA qualification, in house training & support from internal Learning & Development Team and mentoring.
  • Work Life balance: annual Leave, study & exam leave
How to apply
  • Online application via Smith & Williamson Careers Website (below)
  • Online Numerical & Verbal Reasoning Tests
  • Video interview
  • Assessment Centre – including Group & Written Case Studies and an Interview with a Senior Partner   


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