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

This year’s shortlist includes a total of 36 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations. The winners will be announced at a special gala evening event, taking place in The Shelbourne Hotel on Thursday 7 November 2019 commencing at 7.30pm with Mario Rosenstock as MC. Congratulations to all of our finalists, we wish them the best of luck on the night!  Small / Medium Quoted Company Dalata Hotel Group Glenveagh Properties Irish Continental Group Kenmare Resources Permanent TSB Large Quoted Company AIB C&C Group CRH Glanbia Hibernia REIT Kerry Group Kingspan Group Company Listed on a Foreign Market DCC Grafton Group UDG Healthcare Euronext Growth Award Malin Corporation Origin Enterprises Total Produce Statutory Unquoted Large Entity daa EirGrid ESB Large Not-For-Profit Barnardos Concern Worldwide Trócaire Small / Medium Not-For-Profit Aidlink Barretstown The Care Trust In addition to the category awards, there are four other awards, consisting of an Overall Winner’s Award from across all categories, a Social Responsibility Reporting Award, a Branding, Communication & Marketing Award and an award for Best Digital Reporting. We have also introduced four brand new categories to this year’s awards: A Sustained Excellence Award, a Best Newcomer Award, a Sustainability Award and a Diversity & Inclusion Award. All shortlisted companies qualify for consideration for the additional awards, and we have also shortlisted the following additional companies for consideration: Bord na Móna Bank of Ireland Central Bank of Ireland CPL Resources FBD Holdings Hostelworld Group RTÉ SEAI Tusla Child and Family Agency Tickets are on sale now for this event. For more information email leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie

Oct 03, 2019

We are extremely proud of and thankful for our loyal and generous supporters who helped us raise a huge €5,311 for Pieta House at our annual GAA Lunch on Friday 6 September.  The lunch was a huge success with almost 250 people in attendance. Despite a few changes in the line up of our panel due to the unexpected result in the All Ireland football final the week prior, we ended up with a fantastic group of VIPs who thoroughly entertained us all with tales of their own experiences in the GAA world and their thoughts on the All Ireland final replay between Dublin and Kerry. Check out the photos of the day here!   

Sep 17, 2019

The rain certainly didn't put a dampener on the Leinster Society as we headed to the Aga Khan Cup in the RDS on Friday 9 August! A big thank you to our members who joined us, as we began the day with a delicious sit down lunch in the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, before heading over to the RDS to take our seats in the arena. Unfortunately Ireland didn’t win that day, jumping into third place only, but we had our own winners as Rosie Galligan and Leona Lavery deservedly took home the titles of Best Dressed Ladies, with thanks to our generous event sponsors CPL. Check out the photos! 

Aug 23, 2019

Tickets are still available for our annual GAA Lunch, sponsored by Bank of Ireland taking place in Croke Park on Friday 6 September. We have a fantastic VIP panel lined up for post match analysis, banter and GAA chat: Jack McCaffrey of the Dublin football team, Richie Hogan of the Kilkenny Hurling team (just don't mention THAT red card!), Marie Crowe, sports journalist and broadcaster and one of the most recognizable female faces/voices in the industry; and  well-known Irish radio and television broadcaster Michael Lyster as our MC for the day. For only €85 a ticket, or €850 for a table of 10, join us for a delicious three course lunch followed by our lively panel discussion from 12.30pm onwards. There will also be some fantastic prizes to be won in our raffle on the day in aid of Pieta House who do amazing work helping people who are in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm. The highly coveted Liam McCarthy and Sam Maguire cups will also be there on the day for photo opportunities.  A day not to be missed! Book now by emailing Leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie 

Aug 23, 2019

“Aside from bench-marking salaries, the Leinster Society Salary Survey,  in partnership with Barden, reflects the many non-monetary benefits enjoyed by our members, with work-life balance and flexible working a priority for most. It also gives employer firms, recruiters and those considering a career in Chartered Accountancy a reliable insight into all the components that make the profession a rewarding career choice. Chartered Accountancy remains the largest single employer of new graduates in Ireland, and Chartered Accountants Ireland offers a range of flexible entry-routes into the profession, so students can work and learn in a way that best meets their individual needs.” - Leinster Society Chairman Brian Murphy.   On Friday 5 July we launch the results of the 2019 Salary Survery. Join us in Chartered Accountants House at 7.45am to analyse these with the help of our Chairman Brian Murphy and Elaine Brady, Managing Partner in Barden. Russell Beck, an internationally acknowledged thought leader in Talent Management, will also be there to discuss the topic of flexibility and it's positive impact on productivity within the workplace. Register your place for this free event by emailing Leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie

Jul 03, 2019

The Leinster Society AGM was held on Friday 14 June 2019 in Chartered Accountants House, where our past Chairman Lorna Larkin stepped down and Brian Murphy was inaugurated as our Chairman for the 91st term of this prestigious role. Alongside Brian, we welcomed Aine Crotty as the the Vice Chair for 2019 / 2020. Check out the photos of the AGM on Flickr. We look forward to an exciting programme of events for the year ahead with these two, where, alongside the Societies flagship events Brian has introduced 3 further focused pillars of events encapsulating; Wellness/general well being An inspire and lead corner Thought leadership of the future Check out the full calendar of events that are planned: 2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events.

Jun 19, 2019

All members are invited to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting, taking place on Friday 14th June at Chartered Accountants House, 47 Pearse Street Dublin 2.  The meeting will commence at 4pm.  Drinks and canapes will be served afterwards. Members can register to attend here Notice of AGM Election Notice and Nomination Form 2019

May 31, 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have shaken things up this year and have added four brand new categories to the Published Accounts Awards, giving entrants a fantastic 15 chances to win one of these prestigious awards. The brand new categories are: Sustained Excellence Award Best Newcomer Award Sustainability Award Diversity & Inclusion Award The awards will take place on Thursday 7 November in the Shelbourne Hotel.  Tickets are €90, or €900 for a table of 10. Entries for the awards, which are sponsored by Euronext, close on Friday 21 June 2019, so enter now!   For more information visit https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Leinster/PAA

May 17, 2019

A fantastic night was had by all at our 90th Celebratory dinner last Friday in the Conrad Hotel. The food was splendid, Andrew Maxwell had the room in stitches and the dance floor was full within minutes of the band strumming their first note. Once again our loyal supporters showed that the Leinster Society doesn’t do things by halves and we raised a whopping €5,210 for our nominated charity CA Support. A sincere thank you to all of our very generous guests. Check out the photos of the night.

Apr 17, 2019

We had a full house at our Annual Rugby Lunch on Friday 8 March in the Aviva Stadium, sponsored by PeopleSource and Bank Of Ireland. The rugby fans were out in force and they were not disappointed. A drinks reception kicked off the day, followed by a delicious lunch. The highlight of the day was the guest panel we had led by Andy Dunne. Our VIP guests Mike Ross, Jenny Murphy, Fergus McFadden and Devin Toner shared their insights and opinions on everything from nights out and the downfalls of social media to surviving serious injuries on the pitch and predicting the score of the Ireland V France match that took place just two days later. The cherry on top was helping to raise a huge €5,150 for the IRFU Charitable Trust, who do stellar work in assisting severely injured rugby players in their everyday lives. Check out our photos of the day.

Mar 20, 2019

The Leinster Society is 90 years old and we are throwing a birthday bash to remember. We want you to join us in the Conrad Hotel in Dublin on 12 April for this very special occasion. Legendary Irish comic Andrew Maxwell will be on hand to provide the laughs, and the high energy four piece band Blue Romantics will have us dancing into the night. A raffle in aid of our very own and very worthwhile charity, CA Support, means the chance of winning some great prizes while donating to an excellent cause. This is not a black tie event but we certainly encourage you to don your best dress or suit for a night to remember. Tickets are a steal at only €90 each or €850 for a table of 10. RSVP and book your tickets now by emailing us at: LeinsterSociety@charteredaccountants.ie https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Event-Privacy-Notice

Feb 21, 2019

The Leinster Society Annual Rugby Luncheon returns to the Aviva Stadium on Friday 8 March. The event, sponsored by Bank of Ireland and PeopleSource, kicks off at 1pm with a drinks reception followed by a sit down 3 course lunch. With the Ireland V France match happening two days later join us and a very exciting panel of experts from the world of rugby for pre-match analysis and banter. This secret panel will be announced closer to the date and you can be sure it will be worth the wait. We are also running a competition over on our LinkedIn page to win two free tickets to this event. Click here to enter now.  Date: 8 March 2019 Time: 1pm Location: The 1872, Level 3, Aviva Stadium Cost: €80pp / €750 for a table of 10 (tables of 12 also available) Guest Panelists: Jenny Murphy. (Rest of the panel to be announced soon). To book: email Leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Event-Privacy-Notice

Feb 19, 2019

On behalf of Peter McVerry Trust, I would like to thank you and all at Chartered Accountants Ireland, Leinster Society, for the very generous donation of €15,153.55 which was raised at your annual Christmas Lunch. With your help, Peter McVerry Trust were able to support 1,400 people every night this Christmas across our homeless & housing services. We are committed to a housing-led approach to ending homelessness and currently provide homes for over 400 people, thereby taking them out of homelessness for good. Your kindness ensures that we can continue to provide crucial accommodation and support services when they are needed most. Thank you on behalf of all Peter McVerry Trust clients, staff and management for your support in helping us continue to move more people out of homelessness, permanently.  

Jan 16, 2019

CRH plc has been announced as the Overall Winner of this year’s Chartered Accountants Leinster Society Published Accounts Awards, in addition to winning the ‘Large Companies – Main Securities Market’ Award category.  Now in its 41st year, the awards, which are sponsored by Euronext (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange) took place at a special gala evening event on Thursday 8 November 2018, attended by over 300 business professionals in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. A total of 27 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations competed as finalists across eleven distinct award categories.  Among the category winners were IFG Group plc, which took the award for Small/Medium Quoted Companies and DCC plc, which won the ‘Irish Companies listed on a Foreign Market’ Award for the fourth consecutive year. In the ‘Enterprise Securities Market’ category, Total Produce plc claimed first place. ESB maintained its remarkable track record, winning the ‘Statutory Unquoted Large Entities’ Award for the eighth time.  In the ‘Not-For-Profit’ Award categories, Concern and Aidlink came out on top among the various finalists. Best Digital Reporting award went to Kingspan Group plc. And in the final two awards on the night, Kerry Group plc came out winners in the ‘Social Responsibility Reporting Award with  Green Reit scooping the ‘Branding, Communication & Marketing’ Award category for the presentation and design of its financial accounts Annual Report.     The full list of award winners is as follows: Overall Winner: CRH plc Small/Medium Quoted Company: IFG Group plc Large Quoted Company: CRH plc  Large Company listed on a foreign market: DCC plc Enterprise Securities Market Company: Total Produce Statutory Unquoted Large Entity: ESB Large not-for-profit: Concern Small/Medium not-for-profit: Aidlink Best Digital Reporting Award: Kingspan Group plc Best Social Responsibility Reporting Award: Kerry Group plc Best Branding Communication and Marketing Award: Green REIT

Nov 09, 2018
Press release

Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society has announced the shortlist for its Published Accounts Awards for 2018 which reward companies for excellence in financial reporting in Ireland. The Awards are sponsored by Euronext Dublin, (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange), which is now part of Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, covering Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. This year’s shortlist includes a total of 27 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations. The winners will be announced at a special gala evening event, taking place in The Shelbourne Hotel on Thursday 8 November 2018 commencing at 7.30pm with Oliver Callan as MC. FINALISTS FOR THE 41st PUBLISHED ACCOUNTS AWARDS 2018 Large Companies - Main Securities Market Kerry Group plc Bank of Ireland Group plc Kingspan Group plc Glanbia plc Green REIT plc Hibernia REIT plc Dalata Hotel Group plc Irish Continental Group plc CRH plc Small/Medium Sized Companies - Main Securities Market IFG Group plc Kenmare Resources plc Datalex plc Irish Companies listed on a Foreign Market DCC plc UDG Healthcare plc Grafton Group plc Enterprise Securities Market Companies Malin Corporation plc Total Produce plc Origin Enterprises plc Statutory Unquoted Large Entities IPUT DAA ESB Large Not-For-Profit Barnardos Gorta Self Help Africa Concern Small/Medium Sized Not-For-Profit Aidlink Hail Barretstown In addition to the category awards, there are four other awards, consisting of an Overall Winner’s Award from across all categories, a Social Responsibility Reporting Award; a Branding, Communication & Marketing Award and an award for Best Digital Reporting. Lorna Larkin, Chairman, Chartered Accountants Ireland - Leinster Society said: “The Published Accounts Awards recognise excellence in annual reports and are widely regarded as the most prestigious and long standing financial awards in this country. Excellence in financial reporting matters, as it underpins confidence amongst investors, taxpayers and those giving to charity. These awards have provided welcome encouragement and acknowledgment to companies to constantly improve their financial reporting over the last 41 years.” Daryl Byrne, CEO of Euronext Dublin, said: “Euronext Dublin is delighted to be the sponsor of the Published Accounts Awards.  Annual reporting is a fundamental part of good governance and we are proud to support the Leinster Society in encouraging organisations to deliver excellence in stakeholder communications.” Orla O’Gorman, Head of Equity Listings Ireland, Euronext Dublin said: ““It is an exciting time for Euronext Dublin to sponsor these awards.  As part of a leading pan-European exchange group we now have a fantastic suite of corporate services to offer companies and enable them to further enhance their visibility, communication and engagement with stakeholders. We look forward to seeing the benefits of these services through the Published Accounts Awards in the years to come.” Event details Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society presents The Published Accounts Awards 2018 Awards Dinner on Thursday 8 November 2018 in The Shelbourne Hotel, 7:30pm. M.C. is well known comedian and radio broadcaster, Oliver Callan. Live music from The Harleys – a high-energy four-piece band offering a repertoire of popular hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Tickets are €90 per person, individual tickets and tables are available. To book or for more information please contact leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie or call 01-6377219 Dress: business suit Dedicated PAA webpage: https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Leinster/PAA

Oct 09, 2018
Careers Development

Join the Leinster Society in CA House on the 5th of July for a complimentary breakfast briefing on the results of the Annual salary survey. Release of annual salary survey findings with an informative session on the importance of digital branding for employers and employees by leading digital marketing speaker. The briefing will also cover remuneration levels, flexibility, work life balance and the impact or the introduction of new technologies to the profession. Book now: https://bit.ly/2I3vdMQ 

Jun 20, 2018

The Leinster Society’s AGM will be held this afternoon at 4pm.  After a superlative year as Chairman, Oliver Holt (Deloitte) will hand over the chain of office to Bank of Ireland’s Lorna Larkin.  Brian Murphy (Deloitte) will be Vice Chairman for 2018/19.  See the Leinster Society’s 2017 Annual Report setting out the Society’s many achievements during the year. AGM agenda & minutes 89th LSCA AGM minutes 16 June 2017.pdf AGM Agenda 2018.pdf

Jun 15, 2018
Thought leadership

Chartered Accountants Leinster Society today announces a new, three-year partnership with leading accounting and tax specialist recruitment practice, Barden to produce the definitive guide to salaries in the Chartered Accountancy profession in Ireland.   The Leinster Society Salary Survey allows Chartered Accountants Ireland members and others to benchmark their remuneration packages across a range of categories.  Last year it illustrated that the average salary package of a Leinster based Chartered Accountant with 5 years qualified experience was €106,500 and the starting salary of a one-year qualified member was €56,800. It also provides valuable insights on non-monetary motivational factors and the impact of technology on the careers of members.   Last year, over 1,700 members of the Leinster Society responded to the survey, making it one of the most robust and reliable such surveys and a reference point for many involved in and advising the profession. The research to support the 2018 salary survey will be conducted and managed by independent agency, Coyne Research and the survey entered the field earlier today. The 2018 results will be issued jointly by Barden and the Leinster Society on 5 July in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin.   Ends Photo caption:  Pictured at the launch of the 2018 Leinster Society Salary Survey are incoming Leinster Society Chairperson Lorna Larkin FCA and Elaine Brady, Managing Partner, Barden.   Notes to editors: The Chartered Accountants Leinster Society is Chartered Accountants Ireland’s largest district society, with over 13,000 members. 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 26,500 members around the world.   

May 31, 2018

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