Trainee / Part Qualified Accountants- Multiple roles (3 yr FTC) - Irish Life Group


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Group Services Limited
  • Full Time Fixed Term Contract position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices


What we offer

We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (


Role Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for multiple Trainee Accountants to join the Irish Life Finance Team and participate in the 3 year Trainee Accountant Programme. 


If you are a bright and ambitious graduate thinking about your future in accounting, Irish Life can help you on the road to success. Over the course of 3 years, the Irish Life Trainee Accountant Programme provides wide ranging experience by offering the exciting opportunity of at least two rotations across Irish Life’s diverse finance teams. In return you will build strong management, interpersonal and technical skills, as well as getting exposure to business-critical processes in a fast-paced multinational financial services environment. You will learn on the job with an experienced team there to support you, in an open and friendly working environment.


We are proud of our culture of developing and supporting the growth and professional development of our people. The focus has resulted in a team of top talent with high standards, positioning us at the forefront of our industry.


You will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge you gain in your studies to practical situations and vice versa

Benefits of the Irish Life Trainee Programme


  • **ACCA Platinum Approved Employer**
  •  Study support towards ACCA qualification including tutorial and exam fees paid
  •  Paid study and exam leave
  • Mentored by Finance Leaders with an active interest in your growth
  • Competitive salary that increases in line with exam progression
  • Exposure to multiple finance streams that builds skills and knowledge for now and the future
  • Access to Irish Life professional development forums & online learning modules 
  • An assigned buddy to assist in your onboarding process
  • 22 days annual leave per year (excluding bank holidays) along with quarter end day

What you will learn on the programme

•    Preparing and maintaining general ledger accounts
•    Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
•    Management reporting for decision making
•    Statutory reporting
•    Regulatory reporting
•    ‘Finance of the Future’ technologies & process transformation

What you will need to be successful in the role

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:


  • Have a high level of self-motivation with the ambition to grow into a future finance leader.
  • A relevant third level degree (Accountancy / Business related a bonus) with 2.1 Honours (preferred).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good experience and understanding of Microsoft Office applications and data analytics.

Key Competencies

Communication and Influencing
Drive for Results
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Planning and Organising
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
Commercial Awareness

About us


Irish Life is one of Ireland’s largest financial institutions with a presence across a range of financial services markets.  We are one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups with over 1.5 million customers. For over 80 years, we’ve been helping people to look after their life insurance, pension and investment needs, and more recently their health insurance.

It is a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

We are proud of our culture of developing and supporting the growth and professional development of our people. The focus has resulted in a team of top talent with high standards, positioning us at the forefront of our industry.


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.


Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

ILGL supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.