About Leinster Society

The 2019/2020 Leinster Society committee comprises of twelve elected members representing a mix of Chartered Accountants from industry and practice. Additionally, the monthly meetings are attended by the Leinster Society manager, executive, our secretary, two CASSD representatives and a Young Professional's representative.

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Supporting post-COVID economic recovery will be top priority for largest accounting body. Following today’s AGM, the gender balance of the Institute’s Council stands at 50:50.  Paul Henry has been elected President of Chartered Accountants Ireland for 2020/2021 at its 132nd Annual General Meeting today, held virtually for the first time. Addressing the Chartered Accountants Ireland AGM, Mr Henry said his key priority as President of Ireland’s largest accounting body would be to harness the ability, experience and expertise of its membership network to support economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addressing the challenges of COVID-19, he said: “This is, of course primarily a public health crisis and businesses have rightly taken unprecedented steps to protect their staff and the public. “As we come through the immediate threat of the pandemic, we will face the significant challenge of rebuilding the economies of the island of Ireland. I believe that our 28,500 members working in leadership, finance or advisory roles throughout Irish business, will play a key role in kick-starting the recovery and ensuring that business bounces back strongly. “It will be the challenge of a generation, requiring a collaborative approach between business, political leaders and the public sector. Chartered Accountants Ireland will be a strong supporter and advocate for the business community and the positive impact that a renewed economy can have for all throughout our society.” Mr Henry said that as well as supporting its current members, Chartered Accountants Ireland would work to highlight the opportunities available to a new generation of potential trainees within the profession. He said: “Economic rebuilding will create opportunities, particularly in finance and leadership roles. We believe that Chartered Accountancy training is the best possible business education and is more flexible than ever before, creating great opportunities for those seeking to train, whether they are a school-leaver or an experienced business professional.” Mr Henry, who takes over as President from Conall O’Halloran, is a Director with Belfast based property consultancy Osborne King and has extensive experience of real estate, insolvency and corporate finance. A resident of Belfast, Mr Henry qualified with Pricewaterhouse in 1989. Prior to his current role, he held positions with the Industrial Development Board, Enterprise Equity, PricewaterhouseCoopers and ASM Chartered Accountants.  He also served as Chairman of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society in 2014. At today’s AGM, Pat O’Neill was elected Deputy President of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Sinead Donovan was elected Vice-President. Following today’s AGM, the gender balance of the Institute’s Council stands at 50:50. Progress is also being recorded at wider membership level, which is currently 42 per cent female and 58 per cent male. ENDS For more information:  Jill Farrelly PR and Communications Manager Chartered Accountants Ireland jill.farrelly@charteredaccountants.ie/087 738 6608 About Chartered Accountants Ireland Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland’s largest and longest established professional body of accountants founded in 1888. The Institute, which is an all-island body, currently represents over 28,500 members around the world. Chartered Accountants Ireland is a founding member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, the global alliance that brings together over 1.8 million Chartered accountants and students in more than 185 countries. Update For a synopsis of press coverage arising, please see here.

May 22, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the 92nd Annual General Meeting of Leinster Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland will be held at 4.00pm on Friday, 12th June 2020 at Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Agenda To approve the minutes of the 91st Annual General Meeting held on Friday 14th June 2019 To receive and, if approved, adopt the Report of the Committee and Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 To elect members to the Committee To elect Honorary Auditors for 2020/2021 To appoint additional Scrutineers for the 2021 ballot, if necessary Introduction of Incoming Chairman and Vice Chairman Any other business By order of the Committee Jilly Harvey Honorary Secretary          17 April 2020 Please note, the above Annual General Meeting of Leinster Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland is subject to postponement as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Register your attendance Download the nomination notice

Apr 24, 2020

Dalata Hotel Group has been announced as the Overall Winner of this year’s Chartered Accountants Leinster Society Published Accounts Awards, in addition to winning the ‘Small/medium quoted company’ Award category. Now in its 42nd year, the awards, which are sponsored by Euronext took place at a special gala evening event on Thursday 7 November 2019, attended by over 350 business professionals in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Speaking at the Published Accounts Awards, the Chairman of Chartered Accountants Leinster Society, Brian Murphy said: “This evening showcases the best in Irish Corporate Reporting. Through these awards we seek to recognise and congratulate the work done every day by our members in their roles in companies, state bodies and charitable organisations, large and small throughout Ireland in an ever changing regulatory environment to convey transparent, relevant and useful information to all stakeholders.” Also speaking on the evening, Head of Equity Listing Ireland at Euronext, Orla O’Gorman, said: “The annual report continues to be one of the most powerful communication tools that a company has when engaging with stakeholders. It enables companies to reflect on their financial performance, as well as their non-financial performance - which is of increasing relevance with today’s ESG agenda. Companies who excel in reporting build trust with stakeholders and we believe it is important to recognise and reward their excellence through these awards that we are delighted to sponsor.” A total of 35 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations competed as finalists across fourteen distinct award categories. Among the category winners were CRH, which took the award for Large Quoted Company and Grafton Group, who won the ‘Irish Companies listed on a Foreign Market’ Award. In the ‘Euronext Growth Award’ category, Origin enterprises claimed first place. Three brand new awards were debuted on the evening – the Sustainability award which went to Kerry Group along with the award for Best Digital Reporting; the Diversity & Inclusion award which was scooped up by Central Bank of Ireland, and the award for Sustained Excellence which had two winners in Barnardos and Kingspan. ESB once again maintained its remarkable track record, winning the ‘Statutory Unquoted Large Entities’ Award for the ninth time. In the ‘Not-For-Profit’ Award categories, Trocaire and Aidlink came out on top among the various finalists. And in the final two awards on the night, Kenmare Resources came out winners in the ‘Social Responsibility Reporting Award with Concern Worldwide scooping the ‘Branding, Communication & Marketing’ Award category for the presentation and design of its financial accounts. The full list of award winners is as follows: Awards Winner Overall Winner Dalata Hotel Group Sustainability Award Kerry Group Diversity & Inclusion Award Central Bank of Ireland Best Digital Reporting Award Kerry Group Best Social Responsibility Reporting Award Kenmare Resources Best Branding Communication and Marketing Award Concern Worldwide Small/Medium not-for-profit Aidlink Large not-for-profit Trocaire Company listed on a foreign market Grafton Group Statutory Unquoted Large Entity ESB Euronext Growth Award Origin Enterprises Small/Medium Quoted Company Dalata Hotel Group Large Quoted Company CRH plc Sustained Excellence Award Barnardos   Kingspan You can see photos from the night on Flickr. ENDS

Nov 08, 2019