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Annita McGettigan - Manager, Accountancy Temp & Contract

Annita McGettigan


Manager - Accountancy (Temporary & Contract)

Annita is the Manager of Brightwater’s Accountancy division and personally specialises in temporary & contract recruitment of accountancy and finance professionals.  She began her career in recruitment with Brightwater in 2013 and was appointed Manager of the team in January 2019. Annita works with an extensive range of clients ranging from SMEs to large multinationals on assignments varying in length from 1 week to a year. 

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Conal O'Connor Manager Accountancy

Conal O'Connor

Manager - Accountancy 

Conal joined Brightwater in October 2016 initially working in the sales and insurance divisions before being appointed Manager within the Accountancy division in 2021. He now focuses on the accountancy sector where he specialises in the placement of part-qualified and qualified accountancy professionals across industry. He has a proven track record of matching the right person with companies, taking into account their skillset, market knowledge and cultural fit. 

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Grace Caraher

Grace Caraher

Manager - Accountancy (Financial Services) 

Grace is a Manager within Brightwater’s Accountancy team with a focus on financial services. She joined Brightwater in 2015 and was appointed Manager in 2022. Grace specialises in the placement of part-qualified and qualified accountancy professionals across insurance, financial services, banking, asset management, aviation leasing and fund services.

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Office Manager

Dara Nugent

Manager - Administration

Dara is the Office Manager of Brightwater’s Dublin division. Having joined the Group in 2015 as an administrator, Dara is now an integral part of the day to day running of the administration and facilities team in Dublin. She was promoted to Manager of Administration for the Dublin office in July 2019 where she oversees the busy administration team supporting the Group’s consultant activity.

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Louise Walsh - Manager Credit Control

Louise Walsh

Manager - Credit Control

Louise has been a part of Brightwater’s internal finance team since 2003.  Working on various areas of finance including payroll and credit control ,she was promoted to Assistant Manager of Finance in 2018. Louise then focused on credit control and in 2022 was appointed Manager - Credit Control  where she is now responsible for all credit control aspects for the Group

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James Roche - Technology Manager

James Roche

Manager - Technology  

James is a Manager in Brightwater’s award-winning Technology division. Having joined Brightwater in mid 2023, he specialises in the recruitment of IT professionals of all levels for Product, PMO, Scrum, UX Design and Business Analysis roles on a permanent basis for both Irish and overseas clients. Prior to joining Brightwater, James worked in both tech recruitment and the UX space in Australia, the UK and Ireland. 

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