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CV, Experienced Irish Chartered Accountant, industry savvy targets UAE

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Serial No: 9656

List top 5 skills: finance manager, financial accounting, IFRS, payroll
Short Bio:

I am a commercially aware and focused Irish Chartered Accountant (ACA) with nine years experience as a Financial Reporting Accountant for multi-national Northern Trust, Accountant working in collaboration with the CFO of an International Engineering Consultancy Firm and Accountant/Tax Consultant in a well established Chartered Accountant & Registered Auditor's Firm. I am highly professional, motivated and enthusiastic with an excellent record of academic success.

Current location: 

Ireland - View on map



Spoken languages: 

Basic French, english

Locations I am interested in working:

United Arab Emirates


Company: Northern Trust

Industry: Financial Services (NASDAQ: NTRS) Multinational global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals for more than 120 years.

Location: Guernsey, Channel Islands

Date: November 2011 – February 2013

Position: Financial Reporting Accountant

Reporting to: Financial Reporting Team Leader and Financial Reporting Department Vice President


•Preparation of annual and interim financial statements, in accordance with IFRS and UK GAAP, of entities administered by Northern Trust, in a timely, efficient and accurate manner adhering to the highest standards.

•Preparation of monthly management accounts of Fund Managers.

•Management of outsourced team of accountants as follows;

1. Liaise with team in advance to agree time allocated to accounts preparation, ensure a clear understanding of the dates and keep track of work in progress to ensure deadlines were met;

2. Provide assistance with difficulties and answer all queries arising during the accounts preparation;

3. Review the accounts prepared by the outsourced team and revert back with any required changes.

•Involvement in the review process of financial statements prepared by other team members.

•Ensure excellent communication with all parties involved in the accounts preparation process

•Liaise with relevant internal departments regarding the close-down of the accounting periods and check ledger integrity.

•Understanding the nature, laws and regulations (Guernsey Company Law, London, Dublin, Luxembourg & Channel Island Stock Exchange Listing Rules), and accounting standards that impact the financial statements reporting of clients.

•Preparation of the timetable for accounts production and circulation of same to clients and other interested parties.

•Co-ordination of audits and assist with audit queries.

•Attendance at Board Meetings in which the financial statements are discussed by the Board of Directors.

•Detailed proof-reading of financial statements to ensure accuracy.

•Liaise with printers of financial statements.

•Timely communication with other departments to advise filing of financial statements with

relevant stock exchange and GFSC (Guernsey Financial Services Commission).

•Communication with others during accounts preparation i.e. Board of Directors, Investment Manager, Trustee, and Auditors.

•Strict adherence with weekly, monthly, interim and annual, internal and external deadlines.

•Reading and interpreting minutes from entity Board Meetings, Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings to ensure all activities from the accounting period were reflected accurately in the financial statements.

•Participation in internal and external training to aid my professional development.

Company: Jennings O’Donovan & Partners

Industry: International Engineering Consultants with offices in Ireland, Middle East & Eastern Europe.

Location: Sligo, Ireland

Date: January 2011 – August 2011

Position: Finance Manager (Accountant working in collaboration with Chief Financial Officer)

Reporting to: Financial Controller & Company Directors


•Maintaining and reconciling of daily and monthly bank reconciliation.

•Preparation of sales invoices and maintenance of same on accounting system.

•Project Accounting – Analysis of business projects to compare the cost of each project against revenue generated from same and incorporation of the results to graphs.

•Processing of purchase documents including Invoices and Purchase Orders and maintaining same on accounting system.

•Control and collection of Debtor’s accounts.

•Petty cash management.

•Foreign exchange transactions.

•Maintain relationship with bank and process daily lodgements.

•General office administration.

My role as part of the Finance Function of the company included working as part of Human Resources. This entailed being part of a three person team responsible for the management of approximately 40 employees as follows;

1. Keeping strict surveillance on the completion of the employee’s time sheets to ensure they were completed in a timely manner and completed correctly i.e. correct allocation of time to specific projects and recording of chargeable expenses. This included regularly prompting the employees to complete their timesheets and submit same together with expenses for approval before pay date.

2. Being available to answer any queries the employees had such as payment of wages and expenses, chargeable and non-chargeable time, submission of sales invoices prepared by them to the Finance team and other general employee queries.

3. Liaison with some of the employees i.e. senior engineers regarding the collection of monies owed by clients to the company and how to best approach it to result in successful collection of funds.

Company: Ahern & Co.

Industry: Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors

Location: Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Date: April 2005 – January 2011

Position: Accountant & Tax Consultant

Reporting to: Partner, Office Manager

While gaining my professional qualification, I was often responsible for the successful introduction of junior employees to the many roles required of them, such as accounts preparation, computation of tax returns, completion of payroll for many individual/companies and the advice on the correct manner in which to liaise with clients. This was an ongoing process while completing my training as the junior trainees progressed, their roles changed accordingly and guidance was always required.


•Preparation of sole trader and company accounts of clients in sectors including; construction, retail, agriculture, wholesalers, hospitality, medical professionals and service-related companies.

•Preparation of audited accounts of companies limited by guarantee i.e. charities and management companies.

•Computation of Income and Corporation Tax liabilities, and completion of the relevant returns.

•Management and training of new employees to ensure a successful transition to their duties of accounts preparation, tax computations and liaisons with clients.

•Submission of company documents to Companies Registration Office.

•Bookkeeping duties, including payroll, for a diverse range of clients.

•Computation of monthly/annual VAT, Relevant Contracts Tax and PAYE/PRSI liabilities and completion of the relevant returns.

•Maintaining assets schedules whilst preparing accounts for clients.

•Computation of Capital Gains Tax liabilities.

•Role of junior in Audit work i.e. audit testing of fixed assets, bank & cash, payroll, debtors, creditors for reporting to Audit senior.

•Planning and performance of stock takes of audit clients.

•Solving accounting and taxation issues and communicating resolutions to clients.

•Correspondence with Revenue Commissioners in relation to taxation issues.

•Maintain up-to-date knowledge of changes in Taxation legislation and relevant filing deadlines.

•Establishing and maintaining business relationships with clients, colleagues and management.

•Working to deadlines and within budget.


•FÁS ‘Certificate of Office Skills’- 2004. Result – credit.

•Excellent typing skills

•Proficient user of;

MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint, Windows XP & Vista, Sage Accounts Production, Tax Pack, Compad, Sage Line 50 Accounts Production, Sage Personal Tax Package, TAS Books, Enterprise & QFAS as well as other company specific systems.


Professional Chartered Accountants 2009 (Irish Chartered Accountants – ACA)

Accounting in a Computer Environment Exam 2009

Company Law Exam 2008

Accounting Technicians Ireland 2006 (Result: Distinction)

First time passes in all exams

Secondary School: Scoil Chríost An Rí, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

1997 – 2002 Leaving Certificate – 445 points

Other Courses:

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, Time Management, Employment Law, Health & Safety and Audit guidelines.