9 May 2015
By David O’Sullivan
Deirdre Kiely FCPA, is the newly elected Vice-President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland). Ms Kiely took office at the Annual General Meeting of Members on April 29th held at the Institute’s headquarters at 17 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.
Originally from Mallow, Co Cork Ms Kiely, is a Principal of Kiely & Co, Accountants and Business Advisers based in Dublin, providing auditing and accountancy services to SME entrepreneurs. She also has extensive experience in the charities and not for profit sector and advises charities on financial reporting and the regulations of the Charities Act 2009.
Qualifying as a CPA in 1990 Ms Kiely was elected to Council at the Institute in April 2012. She is a past chair and member of the Auditing Committee and Financial Reporting Committee at CPA Ireland. She is also a member of Chartered Accountants ‘Future of Audit’ Committee which is focused on reviewing the draft EU Regulation/Directive regarding Statutory Audits of Public Interest Entities.
Ms Kiely is a qualified Barrister and an Accredited Mediator with Mediation Forum Ireland. She is a board member of the Social Finance Foundation and chair of the audit committee. She is a past board member of Enterprise Ireland’s South West Regional Board and the board of the children’s charity Barnardos.
She will support newly elected President, Mr Brian Purcell, alongside fellow Vice-President, Ms Nano Brennan, Government Auditor.