Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Accomplishments
Hobbies and Interests
Volunteer Experience
References
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Maeve Connolly

Dublin 12

Summary

  • Dedicated and experienced Customs and Trade Executive with a proven track record of providing comprehensive regulatory guidance and compliance solutions to a diverse range of clients.
  • Expertise in customs procedures, including Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) and Inward Processing Relief (IPR) compliance.
  • Possesses strong legal research and writing skills, honed through extensive experience crafting persuasive briefs for customs appeal cases.
  • Adept at providing tailored consultancy services, ensuring clients navigate customs regulations confidently and efficiently.

Overview

9
9
years of professional experience

Work History

Senior Customs and Trade Executive

BDO
Dublin 12 , Ireland
2022.04 - Current

As a Senior Customs and Trade Executive with BDO Ireland, some of my responsibilities include:

  • Conducting in-depth research on customs procedures, including AEO and IPR compliance, ensuring clients adhered to the latest regulations
  • Drafting clear and persuasive legal briefs for customs appeal cases, effectively conveying legal arguments and supporting evidence
  • Providing tailored consultancy services to a wide range of clients, advising on customs compliance strategies and risk mitigation measures
  • Successfully resolving complex customs compliance issues for clients, minimizing financial penalties and enhancing their overall efficiency

Recruitment Consultant

TAYLOR ROOT LEGAL RECRUITMENT
2021.06 - Current
  • I am currently employed as a Recruitment Consultant with Taylor Root, a leader in Legal Recruitment and a member of the Global Specialist Recruitment group (the SR group)
  • Duties of this role include: Sourcing candidates for open vacancies: my main task is to find and brief potential candidates for our client’s vacant roles
  • In my short time with the company, I have already sourced several candidates who have progressed to offer stages with our clients
  • Business development: I have further generated new Business by reaching out to firms outside our client base with potential candidates suited to their industry Administration: I am tasked with keeping on top of administrative duties such as database configuration, CV formatting/editing, client and candidate correspondence, and diary management.

Phone Banking Agent

ALLIED IRISH BANKS
2020.10 - 2021.06
  • Tasked with providing customer support; on average manage over 30 customer queries daily
  • Responsible for dealing with confidential financial information
  • Ensure safety and confidentiality of clients and bank assets, while adhering to bank security policies across all tasks
  • Accessed computerized financial information to answer questions related to specific accounts.

Waitress

CLONAKILTY PARK HOTEL
2019.09 - 2020.03
  • Served meals and drinks to customers with professionalism and skill, ensuring orders were received correctly and complaints handled promptly.

Stock Manager

MONKI
UTRECHT
2018.09 - 2019.07
  • Helped to cultivate and improve teamwork skills
  • Continued to develop interpersonal and customer service skills Developed customer relationships to encourage repeat business Routinely achieved and outperformed sales targets Reviewed and updated warehouse layout to improve use of space and allocation of resources.

Sales Assistant

MEADOWS & BYRNE
2017.05 - 2017.08

Student Community Support worker

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
2017.01 - 2017.05

Checkout operator

SCALLYS SUPERVALU
2015.05 - 2016.11

Education

Masters degree in Public International Law, Human Rights specialization (Hons) -

Utrecht University
01.2018

Bachelor of Laws (grade 2:1) -

University College Cork
01.2017

Skills

  • Strong research skills: Proven ability to conduct in-depth research to gather information from a variety of sources, including academic databases, scholarly journals, and industry reports.
  • Creative thinking skills: Able to think outside the box to develop innovative research strategies.
  • Effective communication skills: Able to communicate research findings in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.

Accomplishments

  • Vice chairperson of the UCC Journalism Society: The aim was the promotion of all forms of media and expression throughout our campus through conferences and speaker events; through the society I have written several articles, which have been published on the Buzz.ie, a student run online publication, founded by our society.
  • Projects officer for the UCC Choral society: This entailed the organizing of all events designed to be for the college at large. My main task was to organize the annual Strauss Ball.
  • Captain of the Sacred Heart Secondary Schools Concern debating team; 2012-2014

Hobbies and Interests

  • Writing
  • Music
  • Film
  • Cooking

Volunteer Experience

  • Chaired a committee fundraising for the local branch of the Irish Cancer Society
  • Raised funds and travelled to Kenya to work with children affected by AIDS in the Nyumbani Village
  • Fundraiser for a variety of appeals including the United Nations Refugee appeal and Samos refugees

References

Excellent references available upon request.

Affiliations

  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Film
  • Cooking

Timeline

Senior Customs and Trade Executive

BDO
2022.04 - Current

Recruitment Consultant

TAYLOR ROOT LEGAL RECRUITMENT
2021.06 - Current

Phone Banking Agent

ALLIED IRISH BANKS
2020.10 - 2021.06

Waitress

CLONAKILTY PARK HOTEL
2019.09 - 2020.03

Stock Manager

MONKI
2018.09 - 2019.07

Sales Assistant

MEADOWS & BYRNE
2017.05 - 2017.08

Student Community Support worker

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
2017.01 - 2017.05

Checkout operator

SCALLYS SUPERVALU
2015.05 - 2016.11

Masters degree in Public International Law, Human Rights specialization (Hons) -

Utrecht University

Bachelor of Laws (grade 2:1) -

University College Cork
Maeve Connolly