Thoughts, insights & waffle


Ireland’s Top Accountancy Firms

The decision about which firms to apply for can be a difficult one for many applicants in the milkround. Understanding the relative pros and cons of big versus small firms and the differences between each of the Big Four/Ten can leave many applicants confused and frustrated. For many, it is hard to distinguish between the […]

GradIreland – Accountancy

Every year I talk to students who have great difficulty when researching about potential career paths and graduate roles. The common complaint is that it is difficult to find good sources of information that aren’t trying to sell you their own angle. Hopefully Accounting Milkman can help somewhat in that regard but I also recommend students […]


Introduction The interview is a crucial part of the recruitment process and one that many milkround candidates fear greatly. Ultimately the milkround process is made up of two stages; The Application – this is where you prove yourself on paper by providing academic credentials, details of work experience and extracurricular activities etc; and The Interview […]

Milkround ’14 Overview

With the return to college fast approaching, so too is the Milkround process for 2014 with firm applications typically open online from mid September. The graphic below provides a neat summary of the Milkround as well as a rough guide on timelines and closing dates for firm applications. The next couple of weeks will be […]


Introduction The standard of CVs can vary widely among students and there is nothing worse than being handed up a poorly structured CV full of typos and poor formatting – straight away the reader is given the impression of a candidate that is careless and unprofessional. CV preparation, in my opinion, is a topic that […]