List of "K" authors

Clare Kearney

Clare Kearney

Clare Kearney is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants 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.

Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan is Director of Public Policy and Taxation with Chartered Accountants Ireland leading the Institute’s Tax Department in its information provision and representations work. He is widely known in the national media as a tax author, editor and commentator, and is Chartered Accountants Ireland's spokesman on public policy and tax matters.

Louise Kelly

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 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.

Ethna Kennon

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.

Penelope Kenny

Penelope Kenny

Penelope Kenny is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a former member of the Institute’s Council and also former Chair 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.

Rachel Killeen

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. She is also author of Digital Marketing, part of the ‘Your Advisor’ series published by Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Sheila Killian

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.

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Robert Kirk

Robert Kirk is Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance Reporting at Ulster University (Jordanstown). A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, he has published a number of books on accounting standards and has lectured extensively on IFRS for some of the largest PLCs and public sector entities, as well as for most of the major professional accounting bodies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has also provided IFRS courses in the US, South Africa, Cyprus, Bahrain, Zambia and Ghana. He lectures for Chartered Accountants Ireland on its Diploma in IFRS and Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP (covering FRS 100–102).

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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.

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