Congratulations to John Devaney on his appointment as the new President of CPA Ireland.
John became a member of CPA Ireland in 1992 and was appointed to Council of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) in April 2012.
Whilst catching up with John after the CPA Ireland AGM, he stated that “I’m honoured to be appointed to this important role within CPA Ireland. I’m looking forward to carrying out my presidential duties to the highest possible standard and working alongside my colleagues on Council.”
In a recent CPA Ireland press release, John raised his concerns over Irish SMEs struggling to stay afloat throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic: “Over the space of just a few months many SMEs have had cash reserves completely obliterated. These are contingencies built up over several years and now, through no fault of any business owner, they no longer have a buffer to withstand shocks. That means that the slightest interruption, from a delayed customer payment to a minor repair job being required, could prove fatal to some SMEs. We must prevent this.”
John Devaney trained with O’Gorman Brannigan Purtill & Co. in Clonmel for 5 years before heading to London. In the UK John has gained experience in Audit Practice, Animal Pharmaceuticals, the Music Industry, Outsourcing and Natural Gas Distribution. He has extensive experience ranging from, providing strategic and financial advice to blue chip global companies, to working with start-ups and SMEs.
Whilst working with EFM over the last eight years, John has successfully developed an international portfolio of companies allowing him to work with a group of ambitious and motivated Directors and Business Owners.
As a part of the EFM Ireland team, John has played a role in setting up the concept of providing part-time Finance Professionals to SMEs in Ireland.
Click here to view John Devaney’s EFM Expert profile.