Tuesday 16 January 2018

McEvoy joins the number crunching elite

The Punt is delighted to extend hearty congratulations to Drogheda-based accountant Gail McEvoy on her elevation to the Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

IFAC is the worldwide organisation for the accountancy profession and comprises 173 members and associates across 129 countries.

As a past president and vice president of CPA Ireland, Gail McEvoy, right, is no stranger to the cut and thrust of accountancy industry bodies.

Still, with operations in 130 countries and two and a half million members, the International Federation of Accountants is a step into a much bigger league for the Irish woman.

Gail McEvoy was one of four new members elected to the multi-national board yesterday – alongside Michael Hathorn (United Kingdom), Sebastian Owuama (Nigeria), and Wienand Schruff (Germany).

They will serve alongside re-elected members, Ana Maria Elorrieta (Brazil) and Robert Harris (United States).

Now that's about the most diverse set of accountants The Punt has ever come across.

On the board of New York-based IFAC, they'll be involved in developing and promoting global standards for the accountancy industry worldwide. The Punt wonders whether that will include the lack of a regulation here, and in some other jurisdictions, about just who can and cannot call themselves an accountant. It is certainly a bug bear of Irish number crunchers.

Irish Independent

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