The CASSI and Barden journey continues

Feb 12, 2021

2021 marks the second year of the very successful partnership between Chartered Accountants Student Society of Ireland (CASSI) and Barden. We want to take this opportunity to reflect on the year gone by and share what is in store for the coming year.

Just last week, the CASSI AGM took place, at which the new Chair was announced. Congratulations to incoming CASSI Chair Clare Monaghan and Vice Chair Tushar Jaggi. Best wishes to you both in your work this year.

So, what happened in 2020?

There’s no doubt it’s been a very strange year with the global pandemic hitting just as we started out on our journey. However, this did nothing to deter our partnership and much was achieved. 

Like the rest of the world, we had to adapt to a changed operating environment, but with dedication and commitment from all involved, we managed to deliver eight career webinars for which 1,000 CASSI members registered to attend.

The 1:1 career coaching sessions delivered by Barden were also a great success, helping so many CASSI members to navigate and decide on the best next steps for their professional futures. On top of that, Barden delivered some expert resources and insights to CASSI members through their different communication channels.

What’s next for 2021?

Commenting on the next year of the partnership, Elaine Brady, Managing Partner, Barden Dublin said,

"We are delighted to be entering into Year 2 of this partnership - whilst Year 1 was not what was envisaged, through the hard work of the CASSI committee and the team in Barden, we succeeded in helping over 1000 students through our Webinar Series. For us in Barden, it's all about giving back to the ACA community - leading with information and advice first, and we're thrilled to be building on this success with the new committee this year. Here's to a successful 2021!"

Over the coming year Barden and CASSI will work closely together to make sure their members get access to the right information, at the right time so when they qualify, they can make the right decisions about their professional future.

Ed Heffernan, Partner with Barden commented

“In particular for those coming out of their training contact we know the chances are they have lots of questions about their career, their next steps or their professional future. Or maybe they are just looking for some guidance about their CV, interview skills or making LinkedIn work for them. If so we are here to listen and support however we can.”

So for 2021 we’ll be delivering:

  • More webinars
  • More 1:1 Phone/Video coaching sessions
  • More resources and insights
  • And all going well hopefully we’ll get to a live event or two!

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