SME Accounting Solutions Trainee

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Karl Reilly

SME Accounting Solutions Trainee

RBK

In September 2021, I joined the RBK’s Graduate Programme. Joining the SME Dublin Team within a medium-sized Firm has offered me great opportunities for developing as a trainee and as a person. Working alongside very helpful Seniors, Managers and Partners who support you in your role and professional accounting examinations.

After completing my Accounting and Finance degree at the National College of Ireland, I earned CAP1 exemptions. Recently, I completed my FAEs with CAI. The support from colleagues and the Firm's dedication in offering plenty of resources eased the exam pressure. The varied client base from sole traders, charities to small multinational companies has provided me a wide range of experience and enabled me to engage with insightful professionals across various fields. Since joining, career progression has been at the front of my mind and seeing promotions in my department and in others has shown me this is an achievable goal for anyone in the Firm.

Work life balance is a key focus for RBK. There is a great social aspect which is perfect for developing relationships and getting to know everyone. This year I enjoyed participating in a 5-a-side tournament, an outdoor summer event and my colleagues are looking forward to an upcoming foreign mystery tour.

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