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Conal Kennedy FCA, Head of Practice Consulting

Conal Kennedy

Conal is head of Practice Consulting with Chartered Accountants Ireland. In this role he provides advice and training to practitioners on technical issues, practice profitability and practice change. He trained with Deloittes where he qualified in 1988. He was a sole practitioner from 1992 until he joined the Mazars audit team in 1997.

He joined Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2003 and was a quality reviewer prior to his move to the Practice Consulting Team. Conal has lectured on a wide variety of topics, including practice management, auditing and financial accounting and investment business.

Michael McAllister FCA, Manager – Technical Publications

Michael McAllister

Michael is responsible for writing and editing Practice Consulting’s suite of publications and toolkits, and for editing Practice Matters.  He trained with Jackson Andrews in Belfast before working in McClure Watters where became a senior audit manager.  More recently he worked as a Quality Assurance Inspector with CARB for nine years. Michael has extensive experience of audit, financial reporting and compliance. 

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