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Ifac was the ideal fit for me as it is local but also one of the top accounting firms in Ireland. Dealing with agricultural clients was also something I was very interested in being from a farming background. My role in the Cavan office as a trainee has varied since I started. I have worked under the guidance of my mentor but as I have gained experience I have also started to work with clients myself, doing their accounts and dealing with queries. My experience as a trainee has been extremely positive so far. The comprehensive four-week graduate training at the start was very beneficial in learning how to use the recording systems of the company. I have worked on a multitude of different clients from sole traders to partnerships and companies, getting an insight into all the different types of accounts. Ifac is a great place to work and do your exams as you are seeing the practical side of all the subjects you are studying, and you are supported throughout. I find working for Ifac has allowed me to achieve a good work life balance as whilst working and studying I still have time to follow up my interests outside of work. Along with farming I also play football for the local GAA club.”