Diploma in Personnel Management, Human Resources, 1H @
University College Cork
Ed has over 14 years experience in recruitment both locally and internationally within the accounting and finance space. As a subject matter expert (SME) in accounting careers Ed has worked with 1000’s of accountants nationally on career moves, is a regular contributor to industry publications (including Accountancy Ireland), is an SME in accounting careers for IrishJobs, is
Ed has over 14 years experience in recruitment both locally and internationally within the accounting and finance space. As a subject matter expert (SME) in accounting careers Ed has worked with 1000’s of accountants nationally on career moves, is a regular contributor to industry publications (including Accountancy Ireland), is an SME in accounting careers for IrishJobs, is an ardent supporter and promoter of the accounting profession and has worked over the years through CASSI, CAI (Chartered Accountants), CIMA, ACCA and CPA on numerous initiatives to promote accounting careers.
Typical assignments include: CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Finance Manager, FP&A Manager Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Recently Qualified ACA, Financial Analyst, Corporate finance Director/Manager, Audit Director/Manager and a variety of others across Tax, Treasury and Internal Audit. Specialist knowledge in IFRS and US GAAP.
Typical business structures include: Corporate/Group functions, SSC, Large Indigenous, SME MNC Business Units and SME indigenous across a variety of industries including Energy, Utilities, Exploration, Leasing, Retail, FMCG, Healthcare, IT, Software, Professional Services, Leisure, Tourism, Sport, Travel, Aviation, Manufacturing, Advertising & Media, Pharmaceutical, Property, Construction, Telecoms, Public Service.
While Ed works across a variety of industries types, for Barden he is the resident expert on Corporate Finance, Aircraft Leasing, Treasury and Group Finance
Partner @ Barden is a specialist recruitment practice dedicated exclusively to serving the accounting and finance community in Ireland.
Founded in 2014 Barden brings together some of the most experienced specialist consultants in Ireland, dedicated to serving the career needs of the accounting and finance community.
Working across all business types, but exclusively within one professional community, we exist to share bespoke advice, guidance and support to accounting and finance professionals along each step of their career journey.
Where you work, what you do and why you do it, makes all the difference. The opportunity to advise and counsel the accounting and finance community on the where and the what is a privilege – a privilege we take very seriously. As to the why – well that is something truly unique to you and is what will make the real difference on your journey. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Associate Director | Accounting & Finance | Dublin/Tokyo/Cork @ Leadership of a large team of qualified professionals in the provision of best in class recruitment consulting services to the accounting and finance community. Achievements included:
- Top decile performer as consultant/snr consultant/manager/director over a 10 year period
- 2 year secondment to Tokyo leading and developing the industry accounting and finance team
- Participated and lead numerous local and global programmes in systems, process and service activities
- Played key role in the development of relationship with CASSI (Chartered Accountant Student Society Ireland) and local bodies including CASSD (D-CASS), CASSC and CASSU.
- Subject matter expert on Accounting and Finance Careers presenting and writing for accounting bodies (CAI, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, IATI), educational bodies, professional publications (Accountancy Ireland) and in-house publications
- Completion of a large number of local and international assignments at CFO, FD, FC and similar levels From October 2003 to March 2014 (10 years 6 months) Executive Search Consultant @ From May 2001 to October 2003 (2 years 6 months)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration and Management, Distinction (1H) | GMAT 650 (1st attempt) @ Trinity College, Dublin From 2013 to 2015 Diploma in Personnel Management, Human Resources, 1H @ University College Cork From 2002 to 2005 BSc, Neuroscience, Science, 2.1H @ University College Cork From 1996 to 2000 High School, Leaving Certificate, 515 pts @ Douglas Community School From 1990 to 1996 Ed Heffernan is skilled in: Management, Finance, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Executive Search, Recruiting, Sourcing, Financial Analysis, Tax, Auditing, Financial Accounting, Change Management, Technical Recruiting, Contract Negotiation, FMCG