Hugh McCarthy & Associates is leading audit and accountancy firm in Ireland.

We believe graduates are fundamental to sustaining the growth and development of our firm and therefore we offer much more than just a qualification. Our Graduate Trainee Programme puts the emphasis on career progression, training and your personal development.

You get a hands-on role, working with clients from the start, and the experience is varied and challenging with many of our trainees progressing within the firm or gaining employment in industry.

We offer graduates the opportunity to work across a broad range of business sectors, from family-run businesses to international companies.

We value our people, and offer a challenging but supportive working environment where the emphasis is on personal development as you advance your career. We are committed to helping our staff achieve the right balance in their professional and personal lives.

The closing date for receipt of applications for our intake of Trainee Accountants for 2013 closed on 1st March 2013.

How it works

Our three-year Graduate Trainee Programmes take place in a dynamic and friendly environment at our offices in Dublin. The package includes:

  •     Annual leave and study leave
  •     Mentor support
  •     Financial support for attainment of your chartered accountancy professional qualification
  •     Technical and soft skills training
  •     Induction programme

Entry requirements

Our Graduate Trainee Programme has the following entry requirements:

A minimum 2.1 degree in accountancy, finance or business (with core module in accountancy

Applications are also welcome from students who have attained a 2.1 degree and who are pursuing the Professional Diploma in Accounting

Personal qualities

While strong academic credentials are important, we look for motivated and ambitious graduates who can demonstrate an interest in accountancy, an ability to relate to clients, commercial awareness and a commitment to teamwork.