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Graduate Trainee Accountants



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Harbinson Mulholland are a dynamic and innovative firm, based in Belfast City Centre. 

We are currently recruiting graduate trainee accountants to join our team in September 2023

This is outstanding opportunity to join a growing firm, working with some of Northern Ireland’s top SMEs.

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking graduates to make a strategic career move into an innovative organisation where there is significant opportunity to learn and progress, where the partners are committed to the long term, professional growth of our entire team.


Tom Swatman, trained with Harbinson Mulholland and now works for boutique Belfast M&A advisory firm, HNH Partners, performing financial due diligence, building financial models and advising clients in both buy-side and sell-side scenarios.

 “When looking for a training contract, I wanted somewhere that would treat me as an individual, and that’s exactly what I got at HM.” 

Tom spent most of his time in the Audit & Accounts team but had 8 months in Tax and assisted with some Forensic cases.  He also spent significant time on external secondments.  “I found auditing whole companies and creating accounts from a trial balance intellectually satisfying and really helped with the exams – when you do double entry every day, it becomes second nature!  Being on secondment allowed me to draw upon my significant previous experience and I enjoyed being thrown into the middle of a situation and working to improve things.”

  “I’m grateful for the time I spent at HM - they are a highly regarded firm in the local market and I would recommend them to anyone considering training as a Chartered Accountant.”


The Ideal Person:

As our next graduate trainee, you will greatly benefit from our one to one personal, on-the-job training, with ongoing support throughout your training contract, as you study for your CAI exams.
Predominantly your role will be within the Audit & Accounts department, dealing with accounts preparation, general bookkeeping and liaising with clients on an ongoing basis.

Criteria for applicants
• Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline or equivalent
• Minimum Grade B in GCSE Maths & English
• Strong analytic and numerical skills
• Knowledge of accountancy software and Microsoft Excel is beneficial
• Team working skills
• An eye for detail
• Strong communication skills
• A desire to progress within the field of Accountancy

You will be working closely with our clients and their businesses, supporting the Audit and Accounts Team.

You will also enjoy opportunities to attend and be involved with our range of pioneering events and marketing activities which include the NI Family Business Forum and the recent HM Homegrown campaign. 

You will be based in a modern, city centre office space alongside a team of 50 friendly & close-knit professionals in a flexible working environment.

We are professional and personable, driven by excellence and with client service at our heart. 

We have a collaborative; family culture and we work as a team. We work hard but we also get to enjoy social time at our monthly HM Huddles, where we meet to share news & enjoy breakfast together.

Since the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic we blend remote and office working and can do so due to the investment and importance that we place in our IT systems.


To Apply Click Here

Closing date for applications to be completed and returned – Friday 16th December 2022
Please note CV’s will not be accepted.


For any further information please contact Lorraine Thompson -



















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