Barden pledges 1,000 coaching hours for students as part of three year Chartered Accountants Ireland sponsorship deal

Feb 03, 2020

Chartered Accountants Ireland today announces a three year partnership with specialist accountancy recruitment practice Barden. The collaboration will see Barden support the Chartered Accountants Student Society of Ireland (CASSI) with a six-figure sum investment over three years, alongside a commitment to 1,000 career coaching hours for students and recently qualified Chartered Accountants.

Elaine Brady, Managing Partner, Barden Dublin says of the partnership:

"This partnership, with the future of the accounting profession in Ireland, is a culmination of years of hard work by our team here in Barden. It was a privilege to be asked to participate and we are proud to be a part of helping the Chartered Accountants of tomorrow make the best decisions for their professional and personal development. It's about more than just jobs; it's about life."

Emma Noonan, newly elected Chair of CASSI (Chartered Accountants Student Society Ireland ), says of the partnership:

"The contribution Barden will make to support the Chartered Accountants Student Society of Ireland (CASSI) will make a huge impact to the positive services we offer to our members, and we will be in a stronger position to ease the path of future Chartered Accountants as they launch their careers."

It is intended that Barden's contribution will be used to support student communications, such as a website and e-newsletters, dedicated sporting events, social activities, and coaching and advisory sessions for future Chartered Accountants.



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For reference:
Claire Percy, Chartered Accountants Ireland, 086 216 4393
Ed Heffernan, Barden, 086 209 8701, 

About Chartered Accountants Ireland:

Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland's largest and longest established professional body of accountants founded in 1888.  The Institute, which is an all-island body, currently represents over 27,000 members around the world.

About Barden:

Founded by Ed Heffernan, Elaine Brady and Jonathan Olden in 2014, Barden has grown organically into a thriving team of accountancy, finance and tax recruitment experts in Dublin and Cork, who strive every day to redefine what finance professionals should expect from recruitment. For further information about Barden visit