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  • In a resurgent economy, with near to full employment and organisational performance more than ever reliant on our people, delivering an authentic employment experience can be a true differentiator. But what are the components of an authentic employment experience, how can employers deliver it and what part do employees have to play?

    If you employ or manage people and want to get the best results from the employment relationship, as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland you are cordially invited to a special seminar on how to deliver a truly authentic employment experience that will, in turn, unlock barriers to maximising performance.

    The seminar will open with presentations by:

    • Catherine Corcoran, Partner and Head of RSM Ireland’s Management Consulting division
    • Joanne Healy, BL, Group Employee Relations Manager for the Bank of Ireland Group.

    Who will then be joined for an expert panel discussion by:

    • John Farrelly, Chief Executive Officer, The Mental Health Commission
    • Stuart Preston, Head of Leadership and Organisation Development, Opes Business Partners.

    A concluding Q&A session will be facilitated by Catherine Corcoran.

    At this free event, which will be held at Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2 on Tuesday, 10 September, we will also be celebrating the publication of Human Resources and Employment: Policies and Procedures by Catherine Corcoran and Joanne Healy, which will be available for sale on the evening at a specially discounted price.

    Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
    Time: 6.00 p.m.
    Est. Duration: 60 minutes
    Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

    You can register to attend this event by contacting the Chartered Accountants Ireland team at:

    Email: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie

    Alternatively, you can use EventBrite to register.

    If you have any queries, please call us on +353 1 637 7204

    Special Seminar: Delivering an Authentic Employment Experience and Maximising Performance

    29/08/2019 15:26:03

    In a resurgent economy, with near to full employment and organisational performance more than ever reliant on our people, delivering an authentic employment experience can be a true differentiator. But what are the components of an authentic employment experience, how can employers deliver it and what part do employees have to play?

    If you employ or manage people and want to get the best results from the employment relationship, as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland you are cordially invited to a special seminar on how to deliver a truly authentic employment experience that will, in turn, unlock barriers to maximising performance.

    The seminar will open with presentations by:

    • Catherine Corcoran, Partner and Head of RSM Ireland’s Management Consulting division
    • Joanne Healy, BL, Group Employee Relations Manager for the Bank of Ireland Group.

    Who will then be joined for an expert panel discussion by:

    • John Farrelly, Chief Executive Officer, The Mental Health Commission
    • Stuart Preston, Head of Leadership and Organisation Development, Opes Business Partners.

    A concluding Q&A session will be facilitated by Catherine Corcoran.

    At this free event, which will be held at Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2 on Tuesday, 10 September, we will also be celebrating the publication of Human Resources and Employment: Policies and Procedures by Catherine Corcoran and Joanne Healy, which will be available for sale on the evening at a specially discounted price.

    Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
    Time: 6.00 p.m.
    Est. Duration: 60 minutes
    Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

    You can register to attend this event by contacting the Chartered Accountants Ireland team at:

    Email: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie

    Alternatively, you can use EventBrite to register.

    If you have any queries, please call us on +353 1 637 7204


  • Mid-summer Book Sale

    For the month of August, we are offering a special 20% discount off a selection of our bestselling books. All you need to do is enter the code BOOKS20 at the checkout page in our online bookstore.

    Below is a list of all 25 books that are included in this offer:

    1. Accounting and Reporting by Charities in the Republic of Ireland (2nd Edition) by Teresa Harrington
    2. Capital Investment: A Guide to Making Better Decisions by Gene Boyd
    3. Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change by Ciaran Connolly, Noel Hyndman and Mariannunziata Liguori
    4. Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals by Rachel Killeen
    5. Consolidated Financial Statements (3rd Edition) by Paul Mahony and Niall MacLochlainn
    6. Corporate Fraud by Andrew Brown
    7. Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector by Penelope Kenny
    8. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences by Sheila Killian
    9. Enterprise Risk Management by Bevan Lloyd
    10. The Essential Manager: 30 Core Elements of Leadership by Enda Larkin
    11. Family Business: A Survival Guide by Kieran McCarthy
    12. Leading with Integrity: A Practical Guide to Business Ethics by Ros O'Shea
    13. Managing Professionals and Other Smart People by Dermot Duff
    14. Meaningful Performance Reviews by Seán McLoughney
    15. The Natural Presenter: Turning Conversations into Presentations by Barry Brophy
    16. A Practical Guide for Company Directors by David W. Duffy
    17. A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance by David W. Duffy
    18. A Practical Guide to Insolvency (3rd Edition) by Deloitte
    19. A Practical Guide to Value-added Tax by Finbarr O'Connell and Ethna Kennon
    20. Small and Expanding Businesses: Getting the Tax Right by Kerri O'Connell
    21. Strategic Cost Reduction (2nd Edition) by Tim McCormick and Dermot Duff
    22. This Business of Writing by Terry Prone and Kieran Lyons
    23. The Valuation of Businesses and Shares (2nd Edition) by Des Peelo
    24. The Versatile Profession: A History of the Accountancy Profession in Ireland Since 1850 by Tony Farmar
    25. Your Brand: Advance your Career by Building a Personal Brand by Veronica Canning

    Please note that this offer only applies to selected titles. This offer runs until 31 August 2019.

    If you have any queries or need more information, please contact the Publishing team at publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or call on +353 (0) 1 637 7204

    Mid-summer Book Sale: 20% off our bestselling books

    01/08/2019 07:46:10

    Mid-summer Book Sale

    For the month of August, we are offering a special 20% discount off a selection of our bestselling books. All you need to do is enter the code BOOKS20 at the checkout page in our online bookstore.

    Below is a list of all 25 books that are included in this offer:

    1. Accounting and Reporting by Charities in the Republic of Ireland (2nd Edition) by Teresa Harrington
    2. Capital Investment: A Guide to Making Better Decisions by Gene Boyd
    3. Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change by Ciaran Connolly, Noel Hyndman and Mariannunziata Liguori
    4. Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals by Rachel Killeen
    5. Consolidated Financial Statements (3rd Edition) by Paul Mahony and Niall MacLochlainn
    6. Corporate Fraud by Andrew Brown
    7. Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector by Penelope Kenny
    8. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences by Sheila Killian
    9. Enterprise Risk Management by Bevan Lloyd
    10. The Essential Manager: 30 Core Elements of Leadership by Enda Larkin
    11. Family Business: A Survival Guide by Kieran McCarthy
    12. Leading with Integrity: A Practical Guide to Business Ethics by Ros O'Shea
    13. Managing Professionals and Other Smart People by Dermot Duff
    14. Meaningful Performance Reviews by Seán McLoughney
    15. The Natural Presenter: Turning Conversations into Presentations by Barry Brophy
    16. A Practical Guide for Company Directors by David W. Duffy
    17. A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance by David W. Duffy
    18. A Practical Guide to Insolvency (3rd Edition) by Deloitte
    19. A Practical Guide to Value-added Tax by Finbarr O'Connell and Ethna Kennon
    20. Small and Expanding Businesses: Getting the Tax Right by Kerri O'Connell
    21. Strategic Cost Reduction (2nd Edition) by Tim McCormick and Dermot Duff
    22. This Business of Writing by Terry Prone and Kieran Lyons
    23. The Valuation of Businesses and Shares (2nd Edition) by Des Peelo
    24. The Versatile Profession: A History of the Accountancy Profession in Ireland Since 1850 by Tony Farmar
    25. Your Brand: Advance your Career by Building a Personal Brand by Veronica Canning

    Please note that this offer only applies to selected titles. This offer runs until 31 August 2019.

    If you have any queries or need more information, please contact the Publishing team at publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or call on +353 (0) 1 637 7204


  • Chartered Accountants Ireland has just published a new edition of Human Resources and Employment: Policies and Procedures by Catherine Corcoran and Joanne Healy.

    Presented in a clear, practical and easy-to-use style, this manual is designed to assist organisations, in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, comply with employment law and follow best practice in human resources in key areas including recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, the employee experience, performance management, dignity at work, protected disclosures, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of employment.

    Each section contains expert advice and commentary, as well as extensive appendices of standard forms, policies and procedures, and suggested document templates, which, using the interactive electronic versions that accompany the manual online, can be completed, adapted and saved by the user for their own organisation.

    Although originally written with professional services firms in mind, this extensively updated edition has a broader application and is a comprehensive and practical resource for any employer, manager, HR professional and advisor, particularly in an SME context.

    You can order a copy today from our bookshop.

    New book: Human Resources and Employment: Policies and Procedures

    05/06/2019 10:05:37

    Chartered Accountants Ireland has just published a new edition of Human Resources and Employment: Policies and Procedures by Catherine Corcoran and Joanne Healy.

    Presented in a clear, practical and easy-to-use style, this manual is designed to assist organisations, in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, comply with employment law and follow best practice in human resources in key areas including recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, the employee experience, performance management, dignity at work, protected disclosures, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of employment.

    Each section contains expert advice and commentary, as well as extensive appendices of standard forms, policies and procedures, and suggested document templates, which, using the interactive electronic versions that accompany the manual online, can be completed, adapted and saved by the user for their own organisation.

    Although originally written with professional services firms in mind, this extensively updated edition has a broader application and is a comprehensive and practical resource for any employer, manager, HR professional and advisor, particularly in an SME context.

    You can order a copy today from our bookshop.


  • To celebrate International Woman's Day, we want to showcase some of our female authors. With expertise in a huge range of topics – from audit, to tax through to corporate governance and leadership – we're incredibly proud to have worked with these women to publish high-quality books and textbooks.

    Patricia Barker

    Patricia Barker is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having qualified in 1973, the 20th woman to qualify since the inception of the Institute in 1888. She served her articles with Stokes Bros & Pimin Dublin and worked in Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Manchester. She then became a partner in an accounting practice in Manchester and worked in Manchester University as a principal lecturer. She was appointed lecturer in DCU in 1980 and progressed through senior lecturer, Associate Dean (Business School) and Vice-President (Academic) of DCU. She has completed an MPhil in Gender Studies at Trinity College. Her PhD developed a paradigm of disclosure of financial information to employees in organisations.

    Patricia has written The Minority Interest: Women Who Suceed in the Accountancy Profession.

    Alison Burnside

    Alison Burnside, BA (Accounting), is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and Partner in the corporate recovery and insolvency department at FPM.

    Alison has written The Tax Implications of Business Recovery and Insolvency in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.

    Veronica Canning

    Veronica Canning is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, executive mentor and consultant, with 30 years’ experience working at senior level across a wide range of organisations in all sectors and of all sizes, from SMEs to multinationals and the public sector. With her considerable experience, Veronica works with high potential individuals addressing their challenges, including developing an executive presence and building or repairing their personal brands. She also designs and runs group programmes, customised to the challenges facing organisations.

    Veronica has written Your Brand: Advance your Career by Building a Personal Brand.

    Margaret D'Arcy

    Margaret D’Arcy holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from DCU and is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland. She has extensive experience in delivering courses for professional accounting examinations. Margaret has been lecturing for almost years and has taught both management and financial accounting for both third level and professional education courses. Previous to her lecturing and teaching career, Margaret held a number of roles in financial institutions in such areas as retail banking, treasury and international operations.

    Margaret has written An Introduction to Financial Accounting.

    Gabrielle Dillon

    Gabrielle Dillon is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and a Director of Dermot O’Brien & Associates. With over 18 years’ experience in VAT, she previously worked as a VAT Manager for BDO. Gabrielle has lectured in VAT for the Irish Tax Institute as well as other professional bodies. She is the regular author of VAT Cases & VAT News in the Irish Tax Review and is a member of its Editorial Board.

    Gabrielle has co-authored VAT on Property: Law and Pratice (2nd Edition).

    Teresa Harrington

    Teresa was an audit partner with PwC and led the firm’s services to the not-for-profit sector until 2015. She has over 20 years’ experience with PwC providing a full range of services to charities operating in Ireland. Since 2015, Teresa has continued to work with and provide consulting services to the not-for-profit sector.

    Teresa has written Accounting and Reporting by Charities in the Republic of Ireland (2nd Edition).

    Clare Kearney

    Clare Kearney is a Fellow of Chartered Accoutnants Ireland and lectures at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). She has a BSc(Mgmt). Clare trained as an accountant with Deloitte and worked as a financial trainer before joining WIT. She has served as an examiner for Chartered Accountants Ireland and has lectured for many of the professional accounting bodies. Clare is also a member of the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research at WIT.

    Clare has co-authored Case Studies in Advanced Financial Reporting.

    Louise Kelly

    Louise Kelly is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is Audit Partner at Grant Thornton in Belfast. Louise joined Grant Thornton in 2000, having completed a BA (Hons.) in Accounting and Finance at Manchester Metropolitan University. After 9 years working on a range of leading audit clients she was made Head of Training and Standards before being appointed as Head of Audit and then Partner - Audit at Grant Thornton (NI) LLP in 2014. She has lectured at FAE Core and Elective levels the Chartered Accountants Ireland professional course and is a member of the Institute’s Representation & Technical Policy Committee.

    Louise has written Advanced Auditing and Assurance.

    Ethna Kennon

    Ethna Kennon, FCA, AITI is a Director in KPMG Ireland’s indirect tax group. Ethna has over 15 years’ experience specialising in VAT and providing indirect tax advisory and compliance services to a wide range of domestic and international businesses. She also lectures on VAT matters for Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.

    Ethna has co-authored A Practical Guide to Value-added Tax.

    Penelope Kenny

    Penelope Kenny is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a former member of the Institute’s Council and also former Chairman of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants. With over 20 years’ accounting experience, she is principal at ArtsGovernance, which offers consulting on corporate governance specialising in the arts and cultural sectors. Penelope is a non-executive director, treasurer and head of the finance and audit committee of a large non-profit organisation with assets of over €500 million. She holds an MA degree from University College Dublin, for which her thesis was corporate governance.

    Penelope has written Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector.

    Rachel Killeen

    Rachel Killeen is a marketing and communications consultant working with entrepreneurs and professional services firms to help them build business using integrated, strategic digital and traditional marketing plans. Rachel has worked with the RBS Group and also Danske Bank, focusing on marketing to corporate, treasury and SME clients. In 2007, she founded Killeen Communications Limited and now works with a range of clients from financial services and professional firms to FMCGs.

    Rachel has written Digital Marketing and Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals.

    Sheila Killian

    Sheila Killian holds a BA in Mathematics, an MBS focused on earnings management and a PhD in taxation. She qualified as an associate of the Irish Tax Institute in 1989 and as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Her research, spanning CSR, accounting, taxation and development issues, has been published on five continents. She has worked in third level education in South Africa and Finland, and lectures in corporate social responsibility and finance at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Sheila previously worked in taxation with Ernst & Young, KPMG and Arthur Andersen, and in the aviation finance industry. Sheila is the founding Chair of Soweto Connection, an Irish non-profit organisation working with South African township communities.

    Sheila has written Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences.

    Collette Kirwan

    Collette Kirwan FCA, BBS, PhD is a lecturer in accounting at Waterford Institute of Technology. She trained as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she subsequently worked as a manager in Audit Services. Collette first joined the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology in 2005. Between 2012 and 2016, Collette was a lecturer in accounting at University College Dublin where she lectured on the Master of Accounting and the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance. Over her career, Collette has lectured at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education levels on a range of subjects including auditing, financial reporting, financial management, corporate governance and business research methods. In 2013, Collette was awarded her PhD from University College Dublin. The study examines the role of non-executive directors on boards of private family firms. Collette’s research interests include corporate governance, boards of directors, governance of family firms, governance of not-for-profit organisations, financial reporting and auditing. During her academic career, Collette has presented at a number of international and national conferences and has published articles in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) and Accounting in Europe. She has also published articles on corporate governance in Accountancy Ireland.

    Collette has co-authored Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences.

    Mariannunziata Liguori

    Mariannunziata Liguori is Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting and Director of the MSc Accounting and Finance at Queen’s Management School, Belfast, where she moved after a visiting period at the University of Alberta in Canada. She was awarded a PhD, investigating processes and organisational dynamics of accounting change in the public sector, by Bocconi University, Milan, where she has also previously worked. Mariannunziata is a member of the editorial board of the public-sector and not-for-profit journal Financial Accountability & Management. She has been the secretary of the Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group of the British Accounting and Finance Association since 2015.

    Mariannunziata has co-authored Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change.

    Vaeni Mac Donnell

    Vaeni Mac Donnell, LLB (Hons, Dip HE, MSc(Ed)) is the founder and Managing Director of Cenit College, which has become one of the largest training companies in Ireland. Vaeni has over 20 years' experience in lecturing and was formerly the Deputy Head of the law department at Griffith College Dublin. She is one of the leading lecturers in Ireland in the areas of company and business law.

    Vaeni has written An Introduction to Business Law (2nd Edition).

    June Menton

    June Menton FCA holds a degree in Business and Legal Studies from UCD. She is a technician member of the Irish Taxation Institute. She completed her training in a medium-sized accountancy firm, O'Kelly and Co., before joining Deloitte where she worked as an auditor and management consultant. She has been Financial Controller of the Irish Sports Council since 2002.

    June has written Crack the Books: Accounting for Non-Accountants.

    Christine Nangle

    Christine Nangle B. Comm., ACA, Finance Manager of the Institute of Technology Tallaght where she is also an associate lecturer in the Department of Accountancy & Professional Studies. She is also director of a software development company. Christine has extensive practical and lecturing experience in auditing and assurance, and financial reporting. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant following her professional training with Deloitte and subsequently worked in industry, including eight years with Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland, where she was Head of Internal Audit and latterly Commercial Finance Manager.

    Christine has co-authored External Auditing and Assurance (3rd Edition) (Revised).

    Kerri O’Connell

    Kerri O’Connell FCA, AITI, TEP, has been advising small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland for 20 years. The daughter of two entrepreneurs, she is constantly inspired by those with the ideas and commitment to start and grow businesses. Kerri’s education includes an international law degree, as well as accountancy, taxation and succession planning qualifications. She trained and worked in two of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms and was tax partner in a medium-sized accountancy practice for 11 years. More recently, Kerri has worked inindustry and is the founder of tax consulting firm, Obvio Tax Services, advising on each phase of the business cycle: start-up, expansion and sale/succession.

    Kerri has written Small and Expanding Businesses: Getting the Tax Right.

    Ros O'Shea

    Ros O’Shea, BComm, MAcc, FCA, AITI, Dip Corp Gov, is a highly experienced business leader with a career spanning almost 20 years working with the board and executive of two of Ireland’s largest and most-respected companies: CRH plc, where she was Head of Group Compliance & Ethics, and Smurfit Kappa Group plc. An Irish Chartered Accountant by profession, Ros is a partner in Acorn Governance Solutions, sits on the boards of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital, is Programme Director for the Diploma in Governance & Compliance at the Irish Management Institute and also runs programmes for the Institute of Directors on these topics.

    Ros has written Leading with Integrity: A Practical Guide to Business Ethics.

    Terry Prone

    Terry Prone is Ireland's best known business trainer and media commentator. The author of 20 books, she is a founder and Chair of The Communications Clinic, Dublin. She has served on a number of public service boards, including the Arts Council and the Independent Radio and Television Commission. Terry has written for every national newspaper and has a weekly column with the Irish Examiner.

    Terry has co-authored This Business of Writing.

    Lisa Sturgeon

    Lisa Sturgeon, LLB, is a graduate in Law and Accountancy from Queen’s University, Belfast. Lisa completed her legal training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University and now works as a solicitor in the Belfast firm, Napier & Sons Solicitors. Lisa specialises in the area of employment law, providing advice on all aspects of employment matters as well as representing clients at the Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal.

    Lisa has written An Introduction to Business Law in Northern Ireland (2nd Edition).

    Anne Marie Ward

    Anne Marie Ward is Professor of Accounting at Ulster University (Jordanstown). Her teaching specialities are managerial finance and financial accounting. She has taught both topics at undergraduate and at postgraduate levels, and she also lectured for Chartered Accountants Ireland for 18 years. Anne Marie has also published articles and research reports in professional and academic journals.

    Anne Marie has written Finance: Theory and Practice (3rd Edition) and An Introduction to Personal Finance (4th Edition).

    To see a full list of all our authors, please visit our author information page.

    International Women's Day: Celebrating our female authors

    08/03/2019 11:13:13

    To celebrate International Woman's Day, we want to showcase some of our female authors. With expertise in a huge range of topics – from audit, to tax through to corporate governance and leadership – we're incredibly proud to have worked with these women to publish high-quality books and textbooks.

    Patricia Barker

    Patricia Barker is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having qualified in 1973, the 20th woman to qualify since the inception of the Institute in 1888. She served her articles with Stokes Bros & Pimin Dublin and worked in Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Manchester. She then became a partner in an accounting practice in Manchester and worked in Manchester University as a principal lecturer. She was appointed lecturer in DCU in 1980 and progressed through senior lecturer, Associate Dean (Business School) and Vice-President (Academic) of DCU. She has completed an MPhil in Gender Studies at Trinity College. Her PhD developed a paradigm of disclosure of financial information to employees in organisations.

    Patricia has written The Minority Interest: Women Who Suceed in the Accountancy Profession.

    Alison Burnside

    Alison Burnside, BA (Accounting), is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and Partner in the corporate recovery and insolvency department at FPM.

    Alison has written The Tax Implications of Business Recovery and Insolvency in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.

    Veronica Canning

    Veronica Canning is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, executive mentor and consultant, with 30 years’ experience working at senior level across a wide range of organisations in all sectors and of all sizes, from SMEs to multinationals and the public sector. With her considerable experience, Veronica works with high potential individuals addressing their challenges, including developing an executive presence and building or repairing their personal brands. She also designs and runs group programmes, customised to the challenges facing organisations.

    Veronica has written Your Brand: Advance your Career by Building a Personal Brand.

    Margaret D'Arcy

    Margaret D’Arcy holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from DCU and is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland. She has extensive experience in delivering courses for professional accounting examinations. Margaret has been lecturing for almost years and has taught both management and financial accounting for both third level and professional education courses. Previous to her lecturing and teaching career, Margaret held a number of roles in financial institutions in such areas as retail banking, treasury and international operations.

    Margaret has written An Introduction to Financial Accounting.

    Gabrielle Dillon

    Gabrielle Dillon is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and a Director of Dermot O’Brien & Associates. With over 18 years’ experience in VAT, she previously worked as a VAT Manager for BDO. Gabrielle has lectured in VAT for the Irish Tax Institute as well as other professional bodies. She is the regular author of VAT Cases & VAT News in the Irish Tax Review and is a member of its Editorial Board.

    Gabrielle has co-authored VAT on Property: Law and Pratice (2nd Edition).

    Teresa Harrington

    Teresa was an audit partner with PwC and led the firm’s services to the not-for-profit sector until 2015. She has over 20 years’ experience with PwC providing a full range of services to charities operating in Ireland. Since 2015, Teresa has continued to work with and provide consulting services to the not-for-profit sector.

    Teresa has written Accounting and Reporting by Charities in the Republic of Ireland (2nd Edition).

    Clare Kearney

    Clare Kearney is a Fellow of Chartered Accoutnants Ireland and lectures at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). She has a BSc(Mgmt). Clare trained as an accountant with Deloitte and worked as a financial trainer before joining WIT. She has served as an examiner for Chartered Accountants Ireland and has lectured for many of the professional accounting bodies. Clare is also a member of the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research at WIT.

    Clare has co-authored Case Studies in Advanced Financial Reporting.

    Louise Kelly

    Louise Kelly is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is Audit Partner at Grant Thornton in Belfast. Louise joined Grant Thornton in 2000, having completed a BA (Hons.) in Accounting and Finance at Manchester Metropolitan University. After 9 years working on a range of leading audit clients she was made Head of Training and Standards before being appointed as Head of Audit and then Partner - Audit at Grant Thornton (NI) LLP in 2014. She has lectured at FAE Core and Elective levels the Chartered Accountants Ireland professional course and is a member of the Institute’s Representation & Technical Policy Committee.

    Louise has written Advanced Auditing and Assurance.

    Ethna Kennon

    Ethna Kennon, FCA, AITI is a Director in KPMG Ireland’s indirect tax group. Ethna has over 15 years’ experience specialising in VAT and providing indirect tax advisory and compliance services to a wide range of domestic and international businesses. She also lectures on VAT matters for Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.

    Ethna has co-authored A Practical Guide to Value-added Tax.

    Penelope Kenny

    Penelope Kenny is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a former member of the Institute’s Council and also former Chairman of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants. With over 20 years’ accounting experience, she is principal at ArtsGovernance, which offers consulting on corporate governance specialising in the arts and cultural sectors. Penelope is a non-executive director, treasurer and head of the finance and audit committee of a large non-profit organisation with assets of over €500 million. She holds an MA degree from University College Dublin, for which her thesis was corporate governance.

    Penelope has written Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector.

    Rachel Killeen

    Rachel Killeen is a marketing and communications consultant working with entrepreneurs and professional services firms to help them build business using integrated, strategic digital and traditional marketing plans. Rachel has worked with the RBS Group and also Danske Bank, focusing on marketing to corporate, treasury and SME clients. In 2007, she founded Killeen Communications Limited and now works with a range of clients from financial services and professional firms to FMCGs.

    Rachel has written Digital Marketing and Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals.

    Sheila Killian

    Sheila Killian holds a BA in Mathematics, an MBS focused on earnings management and a PhD in taxation. She qualified as an associate of the Irish Tax Institute in 1989 and as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Her research, spanning CSR, accounting, taxation and development issues, has been published on five continents. She has worked in third level education in South Africa and Finland, and lectures in corporate social responsibility and finance at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Sheila previously worked in taxation with Ernst & Young, KPMG and Arthur Andersen, and in the aviation finance industry. Sheila is the founding Chair of Soweto Connection, an Irish non-profit organisation working with South African township communities.

    Sheila has written Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences.

    Collette Kirwan

    Collette Kirwan FCA, BBS, PhD is a lecturer in accounting at Waterford Institute of Technology. She trained as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she subsequently worked as a manager in Audit Services. Collette first joined the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology in 2005. Between 2012 and 2016, Collette was a lecturer in accounting at University College Dublin where she lectured on the Master of Accounting and the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance. Over her career, Collette has lectured at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education levels on a range of subjects including auditing, financial reporting, financial management, corporate governance and business research methods. In 2013, Collette was awarded her PhD from University College Dublin. The study examines the role of non-executive directors on boards of private family firms. Collette’s research interests include corporate governance, boards of directors, governance of family firms, governance of not-for-profit organisations, financial reporting and auditing. During her academic career, Collette has presented at a number of international and national conferences and has published articles in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) and Accounting in Europe. She has also published articles on corporate governance in Accountancy Ireland.

    Collette has co-authored Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences.

    Mariannunziata Liguori

    Mariannunziata Liguori is Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting and Director of the MSc Accounting and Finance at Queen’s Management School, Belfast, where she moved after a visiting period at the University of Alberta in Canada. She was awarded a PhD, investigating processes and organisational dynamics of accounting change in the public sector, by Bocconi University, Milan, where she has also previously worked. Mariannunziata is a member of the editorial board of the public-sector and not-for-profit journal Financial Accountability & Management. She has been the secretary of the Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group of the British Accounting and Finance Association since 2015.

    Mariannunziata has co-authored Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change.

    Vaeni Mac Donnell

    Vaeni Mac Donnell, LLB (Hons, Dip HE, MSc(Ed)) is the founder and Managing Director of Cenit College, which has become one of the largest training companies in Ireland. Vaeni has over 20 years' experience in lecturing and was formerly the Deputy Head of the law department at Griffith College Dublin. She is one of the leading lecturers in Ireland in the areas of company and business law.

    Vaeni has written An Introduction to Business Law (2nd Edition).

    June Menton

    June Menton FCA holds a degree in Business and Legal Studies from UCD. She is a technician member of the Irish Taxation Institute. She completed her training in a medium-sized accountancy firm, O'Kelly and Co., before joining Deloitte where she worked as an auditor and management consultant. She has been Financial Controller of the Irish Sports Council since 2002.

    June has written Crack the Books: Accounting for Non-Accountants.

    Christine Nangle

    Christine Nangle B. Comm., ACA, Finance Manager of the Institute of Technology Tallaght where she is also an associate lecturer in the Department of Accountancy & Professional Studies. She is also director of a software development company. Christine has extensive practical and lecturing experience in auditing and assurance, and financial reporting. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant following her professional training with Deloitte and subsequently worked in industry, including eight years with Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland, where she was Head of Internal Audit and latterly Commercial Finance Manager.

    Christine has co-authored External Auditing and Assurance (3rd Edition) (Revised).

    Kerri O’Connell

    Kerri O’Connell FCA, AITI, TEP, has been advising small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland for 20 years. The daughter of two entrepreneurs, she is constantly inspired by those with the ideas and commitment to start and grow businesses. Kerri’s education includes an international law degree, as well as accountancy, taxation and succession planning qualifications. She trained and worked in two of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms and was tax partner in a medium-sized accountancy practice for 11 years. More recently, Kerri has worked inindustry and is the founder of tax consulting firm, Obvio Tax Services, advising on each phase of the business cycle: start-up, expansion and sale/succession.

    Kerri has written Small and Expanding Businesses: Getting the Tax Right.

    Ros O'Shea

    Ros O’Shea, BComm, MAcc, FCA, AITI, Dip Corp Gov, is a highly experienced business leader with a career spanning almost 20 years working with the board and executive of two of Ireland’s largest and most-respected companies: CRH plc, where she was Head of Group Compliance & Ethics, and Smurfit Kappa Group plc. An Irish Chartered Accountant by profession, Ros is a partner in Acorn Governance Solutions, sits on the boards of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital, is Programme Director for the Diploma in Governance & Compliance at the Irish Management Institute and also runs programmes for the Institute of Directors on these topics.

    Ros has written Leading with Integrity: A Practical Guide to Business Ethics.

    Terry Prone

    Terry Prone is Ireland's best known business trainer and media commentator. The author of 20 books, she is a founder and Chair of The Communications Clinic, Dublin. She has served on a number of public service boards, including the Arts Council and the Independent Radio and Television Commission. Terry has written for every national newspaper and has a weekly column with the Irish Examiner.

    Terry has co-authored This Business of Writing.

    Lisa Sturgeon

    Lisa Sturgeon, LLB, is a graduate in Law and Accountancy from Queen’s University, Belfast. Lisa completed her legal training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University and now works as a solicitor in the Belfast firm, Napier & Sons Solicitors. Lisa specialises in the area of employment law, providing advice on all aspects of employment matters as well as representing clients at the Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal.

    Lisa has written An Introduction to Business Law in Northern Ireland (2nd Edition).

    Anne Marie Ward

    Anne Marie Ward is Professor of Accounting at Ulster University (Jordanstown). Her teaching specialities are managerial finance and financial accounting. She has taught both topics at undergraduate and at postgraduate levels, and she also lectured for Chartered Accountants Ireland for 18 years. Anne Marie has also published articles and research reports in professional and academic journals.

    Anne Marie has written Finance: Theory and Practice (3rd Edition) and An Introduction to Personal Finance (4th Edition).

    To see a full list of all our authors, please visit our author information page.

  • If you are involved in, or advise, a business that is active in innovation or seeking to secure investment, as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland you are cordially invited to a special seminar on business innovation and growth, at which a panel of experts will address the current environment for innovation supports and funding in Ireland, including:

    • Edel Creely, Group Managing Director, Trilogy Technologies
    • Anthony McCauley, Head of Research, Fujitsu Ireland
    • Kevin Sherry, Executive Director, Global Business Development, Enterprise Ireland
    • Andrew Bourg, FCA, author and Corporate Investment Partner at BDO Ireland
    • Derek Henry, FCA, author and Tax Partner at BDO Ireland.

    The session will be moderated by Conor Brophy, Director of Strategic Communications at Teneo and formerly business correspondent with RTÉ News.

    At this free event, which will be held at Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2 on Thursday, 28 February, we will also be celebrating the publication of Andrew Bourg and Derek Henry’s book, Business Innovation and Growth: Tax Incentives and Sources of Funding, which will be available for sale on the evening at a specially discounted price.

    Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019
    Time: 6.00 p.m
    Est. Duration: 90 minutes (including Q&As)
    Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

    How to register

    You can register to attend this event by contacting the Publishing Team at:

    Email: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie

    Alternatively, you can use EventBrite to register.

    If you have any queries, please call us on +353 1 637 7204.

    Business Innovation and Growth – Special Seminar

    07/02/2019 15:36:14

    If you are involved in, or advise, a business that is active in innovation or seeking to secure investment, as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland you are cordially invited to a special seminar on business innovation and growth, at which a panel of experts will address the current environment for innovation supports and funding in Ireland, including:

    • Edel Creely, Group Managing Director, Trilogy Technologies
    • Anthony McCauley, Head of Research, Fujitsu Ireland
    • Kevin Sherry, Executive Director, Global Business Development, Enterprise Ireland
    • Andrew Bourg, FCA, author and Corporate Investment Partner at BDO Ireland
    • Derek Henry, FCA, author and Tax Partner at BDO Ireland.

    The session will be moderated by Conor Brophy, Director of Strategic Communications at Teneo and formerly business correspondent with RTÉ News.

    At this free event, which will be held at Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2 on Thursday, 28 February, we will also be celebrating the publication of Andrew Bourg and Derek Henry’s book, Business Innovation and Growth: Tax Incentives and Sources of Funding, which will be available for sale on the evening at a specially discounted price.

    Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019
    Time: 6.00 p.m
    Est. Duration: 90 minutes (including Q&As)
    Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

    How to register

    You can register to attend this event by contacting the Publishing Team at:

    Email: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie

    Alternatively, you can use EventBrite to register.

    If you have any queries, please call us on +353 1 637 7204.


  • This title is now available to order from our shop.

    There are significant direct tax and funding supports available in Ireland to encourage innovation and business growth. Business Innovation and Growth: Tax Incentives and Sources of Funding provides a roadmap to these supports and incentives for undertaking and planning innovation at all stages of the business lifecycle. It explores today’s funding landscape for SMEs, considering equity and debt finance options, government funding and supports, and other, relatively new funding sources, such as peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding.

    The book also advises on how to get ‘investor-ready’ by preparing to plan, apply for and secure investment.

    Written in a clear, accessible style, with examples based on the authors’ extensive experience, this is a must-read for business owners and their advisors.

    Click here to download the full table of contents.

    You can now order this book from our shop.

    The authors

    Andrew Bourg, FCA is Corporate Investment Partner at BDO Ireland and responsible for the investment and management of the BDO Development Capital Fund, a €75 million fund supporting companies to accelerate their international expansion. Andrew has extensive sectoral experience and expertise across a range of Irish industries, particularly in advising companies on scaling and funding international growth.

    Derek Henry, FCA is a Tax Partner at BDO Ireland, which he joined from Ernst & Young in 2006. He has over 16 years’ experience in corporation tax, specialising in the R&D Tax Credit regime and, more recently, the Knowledge Development Box. Derek is a member of the CCAB-I Tax Committee, the Revenue R&D Discussion Group and the Revenue TALC BEPS Implementation Forum.

    For further information, contact publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or telephone on (+353) 1 637 7204

    New book: Business Innovation and Growth: Tax Incentives and Sources of Funding

    06/12/2018 16:13:58

    This title is now available to order from our shop.

    There are significant direct tax and funding supports available in Ireland to encourage innovation and business growth. Business Innovation and Growth: Tax Incentives and Sources of Funding provides a roadmap to these supports and incentives for undertaking and planning innovation at all stages of the business lifecycle. It explores today’s funding landscape for SMEs, considering equity and debt finance options, government funding and supports, and other, relatively new funding sources, such as peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding.

    The book also advises on how to get ‘investor-ready’ by preparing to plan, apply for and secure investment.

    Written in a clear, accessible style, with examples based on the authors’ extensive experience, this is a must-read for business owners and their advisors.

    Click here to download the full table of contents.

    You can now order this book from our shop.

    The authors

    Andrew Bourg, FCA is Corporate Investment Partner at BDO Ireland and responsible for the investment and management of the BDO Development Capital Fund, a €75 million fund supporting companies to accelerate their international expansion. Andrew has extensive sectoral experience and expertise across a range of Irish industries, particularly in advising companies on scaling and funding international growth.

    Derek Henry, FCA is a Tax Partner at BDO Ireland, which he joined from Ernst & Young in 2006. He has over 16 years’ experience in corporation tax, specialising in the R&D Tax Credit regime and, more recently, the Knowledge Development Box. Derek is a member of the CCAB-I Tax Committee, the Revenue R&D Discussion Group and the Revenue TALC BEPS Implementation Forum.

    For further information, contact publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or telephone on (+353) 1 637 7204


  • Special Christmas offer

    Until 25 December, we are offering a special 25% discount off 25 of our bestselling books. All you need to do is enter the code BOOKS25 at the checkout page in our online bookstore. As a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, this will be added to your 10% members' discount.

    Below is a list of all 25 books that are included in this offer:

    1. Capital Gains Tax: A Practitioner's Guide (2nd Edition) by Mark Doyle
    2. Capital Investment: A Guide to Making Better Decisions by Gene Boyd
    3. Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change by Ciaran Connolly, Noel Hyndman and Mariannunziata Liguori
    4. Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals by Rachel Killeen
    5. Consolidated Financial Statements (3rd Edition) by Paul Mahony and Niall MacLochlainn
    6. Corporate Fraud by Andrew Brown
    7. Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector by Penelope Kenny
    8. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences by Sheila Killian
    9. Enterprise Risk Management by Bevan Lloyd
    10. The Essential Manager: 30 Core Elements of Leadership by Enda Larkin
    11. Family Business: A Survival Guide by Kieran McCarthy
    12. Leading with Integrity: A Practical Guide to Business Ethics by Ros O'Shea
    13. Managing Professionals and Other Smart People by Dermot Duff
    14. Meaningful Performance Reviews by Seán McLoughney
    15. The Natural Presenter: Turning Conversations into Presentations by Barry Brophy
    16. A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance by David W. Duffy
    17. A Practical Guide to Insolvency (3rd Edition) by Deloitte
    18. Slave to a Job, Master of Your Career by Seán McLoughney
    19. A Practical Guide to Value-added Tax by Finbarr O'Connell and Ethna Kennon
    20. Small and Expanding Businesses: Getting the Tax Right by Kerri O'Connell
    21. Strategic Cost Reduction (2nd Edition) by Tim McCormick and Dermot Duff
    22. This Business of Writing by Terry Prone and Kieran Lyons
    23. The Valuation of Businesses and Shares (2nd Edition) by Des Peelo
    24. The Versatile Profession: A History of the Accountancy Profession in Ireland Since 1850 by Tony Farmar
    25. Your Brand: Advance your Career by Building a Personal Brand by Veronica Canning

    Please note that this offer only applies to selected titles. This offer runs until 25 December 2018.

    If you have any queries or need more information, please contact the Publishing team at publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or call on +353 (0) 1 637 7204

    25% off 25 of our bestselling books

    05/12/2018 09:10:08

    Special Christmas offer

    Until 25 December, we are offering a special 25% discount off 25 of our bestselling books. All you need to do is enter the code BOOKS25 at the checkout page in our online bookstore. As a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, this will be added to your 10% members' discount.

    Below is a list of all 25 books that are included in this offer:

    1. Capital Gains Tax: A Practitioner's Guide (2nd Edition) by Mark Doyle
    2. Capital Investment: A Guide to Making Better Decisions by Gene Boyd
    3. Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change by Ciaran Connolly, Noel Hyndman and Mariannunziata Liguori
    4. Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals by Rachel Killeen
    5. Consolidated Financial Statements (3rd Edition) by Paul Mahony and Niall MacLochlainn
    6. Corporate Fraud by Andrew Brown
    7. Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector by Penelope Kenny
    8. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences by Sheila Killian
    9. Enterprise Risk Management by Bevan Lloyd
    10. The Essential Manager: 30 Core Elements of Leadership by Enda Larkin
    11. Family Business: A Survival Guide by Kieran McCarthy
    12. Leading with Integrity: A Practical Guide to Business Ethics by Ros O'Shea
    13. Managing Professionals and Other Smart People by Dermot Duff
    14. Meaningful Performance Reviews by Seán McLoughney
    15. The Natural Presenter: Turning Conversations into Presentations by Barry Brophy
    16. A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance by David W. Duffy
    17. A Practical Guide to Insolvency (3rd Edition) by Deloitte
    18. Slave to a Job, Master of Your Career by Seán McLoughney
    19. A Practical Guide to Value-added Tax by Finbarr O'Connell and Ethna Kennon
    20. Small and Expanding Businesses: Getting the Tax Right by Kerri O'Connell
    21. Strategic Cost Reduction (2nd Edition) by Tim McCormick and Dermot Duff
    22. This Business of Writing by Terry Prone and Kieran Lyons
    23. The Valuation of Businesses and Shares (2nd Edition) by Des Peelo
    24. The Versatile Profession: A History of the Accountancy Profession in Ireland Since 1850 by Tony Farmar
    25. Your Brand: Advance your Career by Building a Personal Brand by Veronica Canning

    Please note that this offer only applies to selected titles. This offer runs until 25 December 2018.

    If you have any queries or need more information, please contact the Publishing team at publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or call on +353 (0) 1 637 7204


  • Are you ready for PAYE Modernisation 2019?

    The current pay as you earn (PAYE) system is being reformed and modernised with the introduction of real-time reporting (RTR). This change to how employers and employees interact with Revenue is the most significant change to the PAYE system since it was originally introduced. Employers will be required to calculate and report employees’ pay and deductions in real time.

    What does PAYE Modernisation mean for Employees?

    The new system will be effective from 1 January 2019 and will apply to all employers, regardless of size. Penalties of €4,000 per breach can apply, so it is important to be ready. With only a month to go, now is the time to make whatever changes are necessary to get ready for ‘PAYE Modernisation’. In doing so, they should consult with their Chartered Accountant.

    Chartered Accountants Ireland has created an easy-to-follow, six-page booklet, similar to our annual Budget Summary Service, to summarise the key aspects of PAYE Modernisation. This is now available in printed form or as a PDF, which you can brand and send to your clients.

    Option 1: PAYE Modernisation Update – printed version

    A full-colour printed publication with space for over-stamping your own name/firm name for distribution to your clients and business contacts.

    Price, including all handling costs, is €24.95 for the first copy with additional copies at €1.50 each (all prices exclude VAT).

    Option 2: PDF of PAYE Modernisation Update branded Chartered Accountants Ireland

    A full-colour PDF version of the PAYE Modernisation Update for you to email to your clients. Simple and hassle-free, this option avoids postage costs and time lapses.

    Price: €175 (price excludes VAT).

    Option 3: PDF of PAYE Modernisation Update including your firm’s logo

    A full-colour PDF that is Chartered Accountants Ireland-branded and also personalised with your logo is sent to you for emailing to your clients. If opting for this service, please also email your logo as a high-resolution image to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie

    Price: €275 (price excludes VAT).

    How to order

    Please download and complete the Order Form and return it to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or post it to: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

    If you would prefer to collect your order, please note your preference at the end of the order form.

    All prices quoted exclude VAT.

    Please call us at 01 637 7204 if you would like further information or to place an order by phone.

    PAYE Modernisation Update – Are You Ready?

    26/11/2018 12:30:12

    Are you ready for PAYE Modernisation 2019?

    The current pay as you earn (PAYE) system is being reformed and modernised with the introduction of real-time reporting (RTR). This change to how employers and employees interact with Revenue is the most significant change to the PAYE system since it was originally introduced. Employers will be required to calculate and report employees’ pay and deductions in real time.

    What does PAYE Modernisation mean for Employees?

    The new system will be effective from 1 January 2019 and will apply to all employers, regardless of size. Penalties of €4,000 per breach can apply, so it is important to be ready. With only a month to go, now is the time to make whatever changes are necessary to get ready for ‘PAYE Modernisation’. In doing so, they should consult with their Chartered Accountant.

    Chartered Accountants Ireland has created an easy-to-follow, six-page booklet, similar to our annual Budget Summary Service, to summarise the key aspects of PAYE Modernisation. This is now available in printed form or as a PDF, which you can brand and send to your clients.

    Option 1: PAYE Modernisation Update – printed version

    A full-colour printed publication with space for over-stamping your own name/firm name for distribution to your clients and business contacts.

    Price, including all handling costs, is €24.95 for the first copy with additional copies at €1.50 each (all prices exclude VAT).

    Option 2: PDF of PAYE Modernisation Update branded Chartered Accountants Ireland

    A full-colour PDF version of the PAYE Modernisation Update for you to email to your clients. Simple and hassle-free, this option avoids postage costs and time lapses.

    Price: €175 (price excludes VAT).

    Option 3: PDF of PAYE Modernisation Update including your firm’s logo

    A full-colour PDF that is Chartered Accountants Ireland-branded and also personalised with your logo is sent to you for emailing to your clients. If opting for this service, please also email your logo as a high-resolution image to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie

    Price: €275 (price excludes VAT).

    How to order

    Please download and complete the Order Form and return it to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or post it to: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

    If you would prefer to collect your order, please note your preference at the end of the order form.

    All prices quoted exclude VAT.

    Please call us at 01 637 7204 if you would like further information or to place an order by phone.


  • In addition to the annual update of our tax textbooks, this year has seen a brand new textbook on corporate governance and ethics, as well as new editions to some of our key student textbook titles.

    New textbook

    New editions

    Taxation textbooks

    • Taxation 1 2018–2019 RoI | NI
    • Taxation 2 2018–2019 RoI | NI
    • Corporate and Individual Tax Planning 2018–2019 RoI | NI
    • Business Decisions and Transactions Taxes 2018–2019 RoI | NI

    If you are a third-level lecturer and would like to request an inspection copy, please complete this form.

    New student textbooks for 2018

    07/11/2018 15:19:23

    In addition to the annual update of our tax textbooks, this year has seen a brand new textbook on corporate governance and ethics, as well as new editions to some of our key student textbook titles.

    New textbook

    New editions

    Taxation textbooks

    • Taxation 1 2018–2019 RoI | NI
    • Taxation 2 2018–2019 RoI | NI
    • Corporate and Individual Tax Planning 2018–2019 RoI | NI
    • Business Decisions and Transactions Taxes 2018–2019 RoI | NI

    If you are a third-level lecturer and would like to request an inspection copy, please complete this form.


  • Budget 2019 will be announced on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Chartered Accountants Ireland is again offering a Budget Summary service to our members, with print and digital options available.

    Option 1: Budget 2019 Summary – printed version

    A full-colour printed publication with space for over-stamping your own name/firm name for distribution to your clients and business contacts.
    Price, including all handling costs, is €24.95 for the first copy with additional copies at €1.80 each (all prices exclude VAT).

    Option 2: PDF of Budget 2019 Summary branded Chartered Accountants Ireland

    A full-colour PDF version of the Budget 2019 Summary for you to email to your clients. Simple and hassle-free, this option avoids postage costs and time lapses.
    Price: €175 (price excludes VAT).

    Option 3: PDF of Budget 2019 Summary including your firm's logo

    A full-colour PDF that is Chartered Accountants Ireland-branded and also personalised with your logo is sent to you for emailing to your clients. If opting for this service, please also email your logo in high-resolution PDF format to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie
    Price: €295 (price excludes VAT).

    Please download and complete the Order Form and return it to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or post it to: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 by 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.

    Printed Budget Summaries will be available for collection from Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 after 10am on Wednesday 10 October 2018, or will be posted to you that morning. Please note your preference for either post or collection at the end of the order form.

    All prices quoted exclude VAT.

    Please call us at 01 637 7204 if you would like further information or to place an order by phone.

    Client Service: Budget 2019 Summary

    19/09/2018 09:34:32

    Budget 2019 will be announced on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Chartered Accountants Ireland is again offering a Budget Summary service to our members, with print and digital options available.

    Option 1: Budget 2019 Summary – printed version

    A full-colour printed publication with space for over-stamping your own name/firm name for distribution to your clients and business contacts.
    Price, including all handling costs, is €24.95 for the first copy with additional copies at €1.80 each (all prices exclude VAT).

    Option 2: PDF of Budget 2019 Summary branded Chartered Accountants Ireland

    A full-colour PDF version of the Budget 2019 Summary for you to email to your clients. Simple and hassle-free, this option avoids postage costs and time lapses.
    Price: €175 (price excludes VAT).

    Option 3: PDF of Budget 2019 Summary including your firm's logo

    A full-colour PDF that is Chartered Accountants Ireland-branded and also personalised with your logo is sent to you for emailing to your clients. If opting for this service, please also email your logo in high-resolution PDF format to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie
    Price: €295 (price excludes VAT).

    Please download and complete the Order Form and return it to: publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or post it to: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 by 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.

    Printed Budget Summaries will be available for collection from Chartered Accountants House, 47–49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 after 10am on Wednesday 10 October 2018, or will be posted to you that morning. Please note your preference for either post or collection at the end of the order form.

    All prices quoted exclude VAT.

    Please call us at 01 637 7204 if you would like further information or to place an order by phone.


  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force since 25 May 2018, gives enhanced powers to the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and enhances the rights of individuals (data subjects). Organisations are required to review how they collect and store personal data, as well as how they contact customers and clients, to ensure compliance with the new Regulation. The consequences for organisations of being in breach of the GDPR can include large fines by the DPC and/or being sued in court by data subjects. Now is the time for businesses to check and ensure they have made the changes necessary to be GDPR-ready. In doing so, they should consult with their Chartered Accountant.

    Chartered Accountants Ireland have created an easy-to-follow booklet, which is a client service summarising the key aspects and requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and came into force on 25 May 2018. This 6-page booklet is available in print or as a PDF, which you can brand and send to your clients. Contents of the booklet include:

    • Why is the GDPR Important?
    • Key Changes Under the GDPR
    • What You Need to Do about the GDPR
    • The Main Principles of the GDPR
    • How to Do It: 12 Steps to GDPR Compliance

    How to order

    You can place your order today by downloading an order form (Republic of Ireland | Northern Ireland) and emailing it to publishing@charteredaccountants.ie.

    Or you can ring the Publishing department on +353 1 637 7204 and place your order over the phone.

    Data protection update (GDPR)

    22/08/2018 13:05:08

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force since 25 May 2018, gives enhanced powers to the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and enhances the rights of individuals (data subjects). Organisations are required to review how they collect and store personal data, as well as how they contact customers and clients, to ensure compliance with the new Regulation. The consequences for organisations of being in breach of the GDPR can include large fines by the DPC and/or being sued in court by data subjects. Now is the time for businesses to check and ensure they have made the changes necessary to be GDPR-ready. In doing so, they should consult with their Chartered Accountant.

    Chartered Accountants Ireland have created an easy-to-follow booklet, which is a client service summarising the key aspects and requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and came into force on 25 May 2018. This 6-page booklet is available in print or as a PDF, which you can brand and send to your clients. Contents of the booklet include:

    • Why is the GDPR Important?
    • Key Changes Under the GDPR
    • What You Need to Do about the GDPR
    • The Main Principles of the GDPR
    • How to Do It: 12 Steps to GDPR Compliance

    How to order

    You can place your order today by downloading an order form (Republic of Ireland | Northern Ireland) and emailing it to publishing@charteredaccountants.ie.

    Or you can ring the Publishing department on +353 1 637 7204 and place your order over the phone.


  • Meaningful Performance Reviews

    This compact guide to performance reviews is the first in our Your Advisor series. The purpose of this book is to help managers get the best out of the performance review process, particularly review meetings. While most managers believe such meetings are useful, their time is precious and they would still rather that they didn't have to do them. Meaningful Performance Reviews removes this anxiety and shows their importance in a practical, time efficient manner.

    Meaningful Performance Reviews begins in discussing effective preparation, providing useful checklists and frameworks and outlines how to encourage staff to take a more proactive approach. The author then moves on to deal with the review meeting itself, how to give 'BEST' feedback, agree 'SMARTER' goals and inspire staff to become high performers.

    Click here to download an extract of Meaningful Performance Reviews.

    For further information, you can contact publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or telephone on (+353) 01 637 7204.

    The Author

    Seán McLoughney is a well-known expert and advisor on the improvement of people's performance. He set up his own learning and development business, LearningCurve, in 2001 after spending almost 20 years with the EBS Building Society, where he held key managerial positions. He specialises in delivering skills for managing people and improving performance and has worked with large Irish and multinational companies and professional firms. Seán is the author of Slave to the Clock, Master of Time and Slave to a Job, Master of your Career, both of which are published by Chartered Accountants Ireland.

    How to get the most out of performance reviews

    26/06/2018 14:57:26

    Meaningful Performance Reviews

    This compact guide to performance reviews is the first in our Your Advisor series. The purpose of this book is to help managers get the best out of the performance review process, particularly review meetings. While most managers believe such meetings are useful, their time is precious and they would still rather that they didn't have to do them. Meaningful Performance Reviews removes this anxiety and shows their importance in a practical, time efficient manner.

    Meaningful Performance Reviews begins in discussing effective preparation, providing useful checklists and frameworks and outlines how to encourage staff to take a more proactive approach. The author then moves on to deal with the review meeting itself, how to give 'BEST' feedback, agree 'SMARTER' goals and inspire staff to become high performers.

    Click here to download an extract of Meaningful Performance Reviews.

    For further information, you can contact publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or telephone on (+353) 01 637 7204.

    The Author

    Seán McLoughney is a well-known expert and advisor on the improvement of people's performance. He set up his own learning and development business, LearningCurve, in 2001 after spending almost 20 years with the EBS Building Society, where he held key managerial positions. He specialises in delivering skills for managing people and improving performance and has worked with large Irish and multinational companies and professional firms. Seán is the author of Slave to the Clock, Master of Time and Slave to a Job, Master of your Career, both of which are published by Chartered Accountants Ireland.


  • On Wednesday evening, Chartered Accountants Ireland hosted a panel of experienced and expert speakers to talk about how to navigate a successful career as a non-executive director. The line up was as follows:

    • Key Questions to Consider before becoming a NED – David W. Duffy (author, founder of The Governance Company and experienced board member).

    • Getting Ready to Become a NED – Sean Casey (former CEO of New Ireland Assurance and NED/Risk Committee Chair of Allianz Ireland, Hannover Re (Ireland) and Standard Life International).

    • The Case for Independent NEDs on Non-profit Boards – Anne McFarland (experienced finance director and corporate governance advisor).

    • Making an Impact in the Boardroom as a NED – Marie O'Connor (former PwC audit partner and experienced non-executive director).

    David W. Duffy's book, A Practical Guide for Company Directors, was also successfully launched at this event: you can purchase a copy of his book by clicking here

    For photos of the event, see our Flickr page.

    Navigating a Successful Career as a Non-executive Director

    08/06/2018 09:43:03
    On Wednesday evening, Chartered Accountants Ireland hosted a panel of experienced and expert speakers to talk about how to navigate a successful career as a non-executive director. The line up was as follows:

    • Key Questions to Consider before becoming a NED – David W. Duffy (author, founder of The Governance Company and experienced board member).

    • Getting Ready to Become a NED – Sean Casey (former CEO of New Ireland Assurance and NED/Risk Committee Chair of Allianz Ireland, Hannover Re (Ireland) and Standard Life International).

    • The Case for Independent NEDs on Non-profit Boards – Anne McFarland (experienced finance director and corporate governance advisor).

    • Making an Impact in the Boardroom as a NED – Marie O'Connor (former PwC audit partner and experienced non-executive director).

    David W. Duffy's book, A Practical Guide for Company Directors, was also successfully launched at this event: you can purchase a copy of his book by clicking here

    For photos of the event, see our Flickr page.

  • Digital Marketing by Rachel Killeen is a practical guide to digital marketing for SME owners, managers and professionals. This is an easy-to-read, well-designed book that will help you understand and prioritise key digital media and allocate scarce resources to maximise online return on investment (ROI).

    Customers are online and use social media, so businesses have to be there also – thoughtfully, meaningfully and comprehensively. Customers research, ask questions about, express loyalty for, purchase, discuss and review products and services online. In contrast to traditional media, it is easy to track and measure ROI for online spend; digital marketing budgets have grown rapidly at the expense of traditional media as the value of investing online is recognised. However, the pace of this change has left a big knowledge gap for many business people and Rachel Killeen's new book aims to address and fill this gap, to help you invest online with confidence, using the various digital media and channels to best advantage.

    The 2nd title in the Your Advisor series, this highly accessible book explores the best channels and techniques for business development and client servicing. It also contains real-life, insightful case studies to illustrate how great digital marketing can positively impact business success. This is a book that makes digital marketing work for businesses.

    Buy your copy today!

    For further information, you can contact publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or telephone on (+353) 01 637 7204.

    The Author

    Rachel Killeen advises entrepreneurs and professional services firms on how to build business using integrated, strategic digital and traditional marketing plans. Rachel has worked with the RBS Group and also Danske Bank, focusing on marketing to corporate, treasury and SME clients. In 2007, she founded Killeen Communications Limited and now works as a professional writer, speaker and marketing consultant. Rachel is also author of Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals (Chartered Accountants Ireland, 2010).

    Just published: Digital Marketing by Rachel Killeen

    22/05/2018 10:47:06

    Digital Marketing by Rachel Killeen is a practical guide to digital marketing for SME owners, managers and professionals. This is an easy-to-read, well-designed book that will help you understand and prioritise key digital media and allocate scarce resources to maximise online return on investment (ROI).

    Customers are online and use social media, so businesses have to be there also – thoughtfully, meaningfully and comprehensively. Customers research, ask questions about, express loyalty for, purchase, discuss and review products and services online. In contrast to traditional media, it is easy to track and measure ROI for online spend; digital marketing budgets have grown rapidly at the expense of traditional media as the value of investing online is recognised. However, the pace of this change has left a big knowledge gap for many business people and Rachel Killeen's new book aims to address and fill this gap, to help you invest online with confidence, using the various digital media and channels to best advantage.

    The 2nd title in the Your Advisor series, this highly accessible book explores the best channels and techniques for business development and client servicing. It also contains real-life, insightful case studies to illustrate how great digital marketing can positively impact business success. This is a book that makes digital marketing work for businesses.

    Buy your copy today!

    For further information, you can contact publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or telephone on (+353) 01 637 7204.

    The Author

    Rachel Killeen advises entrepreneurs and professional services firms on how to build business using integrated, strategic digital and traditional marketing plans. Rachel has worked with the RBS Group and also Danske Bank, focusing on marketing to corporate, treasury and SME clients. In 2007, she founded Killeen Communications Limited and now works as a professional writer, speaker and marketing consultant. Rachel is also author of Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals (Chartered Accountants Ireland, 2010).


  • We are pleased to announce the recent publication of the second edition of VAT on Property: Law and Practice.

    This new edition:

    • updates all references to the Value-Added Tax Consolidation Act 2010;
    • incorporates all new legislation;
    • includes new Revenue material, setting out its interpretation of the legislation in a user-friendly and accessible manner;
    • introduces new examples and scenarios;
    • retains the user-friendly section-by-section approach.

    Written in a reader-friendly style and avoiding overly technical language, this book contains many practical examples, several of which are drawn from the authors' experience of complex issues that they encounter in their professional practice.

    VAT on Property: Law and Practice (2nd Edition) (€60) by Dermot O'Brien and Gabrielle Dillon is now available. You can order online from the Chartered Accountants Ireland bookshop or you can call the Publishing department on +353 1 637 7204 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

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    Second edition of VAT on Property published

    20/03/2018 15:38:09

    We are pleased to announce the recent publication of the second edition of VAT on Property: Law and Practice.

    This new edition:

    • updates all references to the Value-Added Tax Consolidation Act 2010;
    • incorporates all new legislation;
    • includes new Revenue material, setting out its interpretation of the legislation in a user-friendly and accessible manner;
    • introduces new examples and scenarios;
    • retains the user-friendly section-by-section approach.

    Written in a reader-friendly style and avoiding overly technical language, this book contains many practical examples, several of which are drawn from the authors' experience of complex issues that they encounter in their professional practice.

    VAT on Property: Law and Practice (2nd Edition) (€60) by Dermot O'Brien and Gabrielle Dillon is now available. You can order online from the Chartered Accountants Ireland bookshop or you can call the Publishing department on +353 1 637 7204 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

    If you're on social media, why not follow us on Twitter?

    Sign up to the Chartered Books Newsletter!


  • Welcome to the first Publishing blog! Here you can expect to find news about our forthcoming publications, events, book launches, authors and promotions.

    This year we aim to publish an eclectic mix of titles, ranging from VAT on property to governance in credit unions, and from taxation and funding of innovation to digital marketing. We will also be updating some key student textbooks, such as External Auditing and Assurance by Martin Nolan and Christine Nangle, International and Financial Accounting and Reporting by Ciaran Connolly, and by Cases and Solutions in International Financial Reporting Standards by Derry Cotter, as well as our regular student tax titles.

    We will be launching a booklet on GDPR (available in print and as a PDF, with a firm's logo) in April – more details on this exclusive product will be made available in due course.

    Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and sign up to the Chartered Books Newsletter!

    Launch of the publishing microsite

    20/03/2018 12:32:40

    Welcome to the first Publishing blog! Here you can expect to find news about our forthcoming publications, events, book launches, authors and promotions.

    This year we aim to publish an eclectic mix of titles, ranging from VAT on property to governance in credit unions, and from taxation and funding of innovation to digital marketing. We will also be updating some key student textbooks, such as External Auditing and Assurance by Martin Nolan and Christine Nangle, International and Financial Accounting and Reporting by Ciaran Connolly, and by Cases and Solutions in International Financial Reporting Standards by Derry Cotter, as well as our regular student tax titles.

    We will be launching a booklet on GDPR (available in print and as a PDF, with a firm's logo) in April – more details on this exclusive product will be made available in due course.

    Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and sign up to the Chartered Books Newsletter!


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