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The Chartered Accountants Ireland Australia Society is a district society of Chartered Accountants Ireland which is the largest and longest established accountancy body in Ireland. Chartered Accountants Ireland has over 20,000 members, and it is the leading voice of the accountancy profession in Ireland.

The Australian Society, which has been in existence for over 25 years, has over 600 members on its database. The society’s main objective is to act as a professional and social forum for Irish chartered accountants who live in Australia. This is achieved by hosting various social/networking events that are held throughout the year. These events provide regular opportunities for our members to meet socially and assist newly arrived members to network with their Australian colleagues.

The Society is managed by a dedicated committee of Irish chartered accountants and consists of 8 voluntary members including a chairman, vice chairman and treasurer. There are 2 existing chapters in Sydney and Brisbane, and 2 new chapters in Melbourne and Perth.
The committee organise 4-5 events per year. These events range from the annual President’s Dinner, guest speaker events, trivia nights as well as the annual cruise around Sydney Harbour.

Over the past number of years, the society has been fortunate to host some very high profile speakers at its events. Guests have included: An Tánaiste, Mary Harney; Michael Malone, CEO iiNet Pty Ltd (Australia's 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year); Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar; His Excellency the Irish Ambassador to Australia, Declan Kelly; the Consul General of Ireland to Australia, Patrick Scullion; senior representatives of both IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland; and leaders of both the Irish and Australian Institutes of Chartered Accountants to name but a few.

Our members play an active role in the development of the Australian economy by working in the areas of finance, business and industry or by working in practice, offering expertise in audit, tax, accountancy and consultancy to a wide range of clients.

So if you are a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and currently in or planning to be in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth, please drop us a line to register your details! Simply click on the contact for the area you want on the Support and Services page.

Australian Society Committee

The Australian Society Committee is made up of 8 voluntary Australian based members who are elected each year during the Society’s AGM.

Position Person  
Chairman Olwyn Connolly Sydney Chapter
Vice Chairman Cormac McConville Sydney Chapter
Treasurer Conor Keenan Sydney Chapter
Committee Member Olwyn Connolly Sydney Chapter
Katie Gribben Sydney Chapter
Caoimhe Toouli Sydney Chapter
Rachael Diggin Sydney Chapter

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