In 2014 I graduated from the Institute of Technology Tralee with a 1st class hons BBus degree in Accounting. In 2017 I completed the professional accountancy exams and 3 years of graduate training at TOC and was admitted to the ACCA as a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant. My current role as lead financial accountant is demanding and I draw on all these skills and knowledge when working with colleagues and clients in managing data, creating financial information, compiling financial reports, and carrying out statutory audits and other taxation compliance work. Working in a professional accounting practice has given me a unique insight into how our local economy actually works and an appreciation of the commercial and regulatory complexities that face entrepreneurs and managers on a daily basis. As a practicing accountant you get experience of dealing with all types of business structures from indigenous and foreign companies to sole traders and partnerships.
Professional life is constantly evolving. We are all challenged to respond to the demands of the marketplace and upgrade our skills and qualifications to meet these demands. With the advent of Companies Act 2014 and increasing oversight from governmental agencies corporate governance has come in for greater scrutiny. Directors of companies have fiduciary responsibilities and should be careful to ensure administration of board and shareholder meetings is done correctly, on time and recorded properly. I have completed my final exams for admission to the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in Ireland. The support I receive at TOC has enabled me to become a professional service leader in this field and offer best in class company secretarial services to all our clients.