Graduate programme

WOBH meeting

Our graduate training programme has been designed to ensure our graduates get the opportunity to be a key part of our firm and to be involved in the development of its strategy and culture. While we go above and beyond to ensure our graduates have the professional support available to thrive, we place significant emphasis on their wellness, providing flexibility and investing in their personal development and fulfilment.

As part of their training graduates have daily interaction with the partner and management group, a key benefit of training with a mid-tier firm. Furthermore, our graduates spend a significant portion of their time on client sites and interacting directly with clients on a daily basis.

IAA graduate programme of the year 2020

Walsh O'Brien Harnett has been shortlisted in five categories of the 2023 Irish Accountancy Awards, including Graduate Training Programme of the Year and Employer of the Year.

"With a non-business background I had a steep learning curve when I began my training; but there was so much support from both the partners and staff that I hit the ground running." Sara Jeffers, graduate trainee

Programme overview

  • Rounded training programme - with opportunities to work across all of our service lines, from audit to taxation to consulting.

  • All course and examination fees paid.

  • Paid study leave in line with Chartered Accountants Ireland guidelines.

  • High level of interaction with clients.

  • ‘Hands-on’ partner team with day-to-day contact with all staff.

  • Internal training and exam coaching provided by senior staff.

  • Ongoing exam support, grinds, and courses.

  • Support for graduates who wish to go on and study for additional qualifications.

  • Opportunities for local and global secondments through our local connections and PrimeGlobal membership.

Salary & rewardsHealth & wellness
Competitive remunerationFlexible working hours
Minimum 21 days' annual leaveOption for remote working
Bonus poolEarly Friday finish (2.30pm in summer, 4.45pm otherwise)
Exam awardsPaid study & exam leave
Staff referral schemeGym membership
Staff client introduction incentiveHealth screening & medical check-up
Taxsaver commuter ticketsComplimentary fruit & refreshments
‘Bike to Work’ schemeActive social committee
Life assuranceWellness and sports events
Pension schemeCharity fundraisers

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