Collins McNicholas has been recruiting in Cork since 1994. Our team of accounting and finance specialists partner with a wide variety of clients from start-ups to large scale multinationals and across multiple industries. No matter what the scale of the project, we are here support you – from large scale recruitment campaigns to one off hires. We pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of professionalism and customer service to both clients and candidates. 

Principal Finance Consultant

Michael O’Brien

Contact Michael by phone or email to discuss any queries you may have or any vacancies you may need support in filling.


Phone: (021) 4911062

Talent attraction, management and retention are some of the key challenges facing hiring managers across the Accountancy and Finance landscape in Cork today. The candidate is back in the driving seat and the success of your team, largely depends on the calibre of talent that you are able to attract and ultimately retain.

As the market in Cork continues to build momentum there is a huge demand for fully qualified accountants up to 5 years post qualification experience (PQE) as well as those in Practice, Payroll, and Tax. As a result, prospective candidates have never had as many options which is very positive for those looking to progress or gain experience in a different industry however for hiring organisations/managers, they have had to entirely reconsider their company’s talent attraction strategy. 

Our consultative approach can help you bridge the knowledge gap between attracting and retaining top talent, and become an expert in the area of talent attraction, management and retention. We have vast experience in the recruitment of accountancy & finance professionals and, in such a competitive market, objective and informed advice is invaluable.

We specialise in the

recruitment of…

  • Finance Directors
  • Financial Controllers
  • Finance Managers
  • Cost Accountants
  • Management Accountants
  • Financial Accountants
  • Internal Auditors
  • Financial Analysts
  • Qualified & Part-Qualified Accountants
  • Tax specialists
  • Practice Accountants
  • Commercial Analysts
  • Finance Operations Analysts
  • Revenue Operations Analysts
  • Accounts Assistants
  • Payroll specialists
  • Credit Controllers
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Fund Accountants

Industries we have

recruited in…

  • Accountancy Practice
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • FMCG
  • Public Sector
  • Hospitality
  • Supply Chain

Finance Salaries in Cork

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Send us your CV

    If you are interested in accounting and finance opportunities in Cork and the surrounding areas, you can send us your CV today to learn about open roles and upcoming vacancies. 

Industry Articles

Check out some of the articles that Michael has written to help people seeking employment in finance in Cork.