United States outreach programme – get involved and spread the word

Feb 28, 2019

The Chartered Accountants Ireland overseas engagement programme will continue in March, as President Feargal McCormack and Director of Tax and Public Policy Brian Keegan meet with members and partners in the US and Canada.

Inviting members to get involved, Feargal McCormack said, “The purpose of the outreach is to help establish networks of our members in their chosen territories and foster opportunities for investment inward and outward for the island of Ireland. The events offer briefings and insights from local experts and from Chartered Accountants Ireland. In arranging the programme, we have significantly benefited from the support of government agencies north and south of the border. We’ve also seen great interest from some of our members and member firms, who are kindly sponsoring events.

Ireland is in a pivotal position in the context of the international debate on digital taxation given the extent of US foreign direct investment, and also in the context of future trading relationships and opportunities post Brexit. 

4,500 Chartered Accountants Ireland work overseas, many in very senior positions in industry and in public practice.  A large number of Institute members work for or with American and Canadian businesses while over 800 members live in the US and Canada. The Irish Chartered Accountancy qualification is fully recognised by the dominant accountancy body in the US (AICPA), one of the few finance and accountancy qualifications to have such valuable recognition.

The itinerary includes seven public events in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York Boston and Toronto. Members are asked to support the programme by attending the events or spreading the word to colleagues in the regions.




Silicon Valley

Monday 11 March – 8:00 AM

Business Briefing in association with BDO

Silicon Valley

Monday 11 March – 6:00 PM

ICAUS members evening reception

San Francisco

Tuesday 12 March – 7:30 AM

Reception at the Irish Consulate in San Francisco

New York

Monday 18 March 6:15PM

Joint North South Business briefing event

New York

Tuesday 19 March 7:3AM


ICAUS meet and greet breakfast event, Bank Of Ireland Start-Up Lab


Thursday 21 March 8:00 AM

Reception at the Irish Consulate in Boston


Friday 22 March 8:00AM

Business briefing in association with Deloitte

To indicate your interest in attending one of the events below, email to
president@charteredaccountants.ie.  Numbers are limited.