An independent man: HLB Ireland’s Mark Butler on making acquisitions and rebuffing approaches
HLB Ireland has just folded boutique accountancy firm John McCarrick & Associates into its practice, the fifth transaction it has completed. HLB’s managing partner Mark Butler gives the rationale for the deal, and outlines his firm’s expansion plan.
“I’d say the institute could be a little bit nervous about what I might do”
Sinead Donovan, the chairperson of Grant Thornton, has strong views about the future of the accountancy profession – and the wider corporate boardroom. As the incoming president of Chartered Accountants Ireland, she will have a platform to advance her agenda.
The man from Mazars: Tom O’Brien on inflation, expansion and tackling the Big Four
As managing partner of Mazars, Tom O’Brien leads a growing firm in an industry in flux. In this interview, he talks about being a liquidator during the crash, his ambitions for Mazars and the outlook for the Irish economy.
Accountancy giants are cutting ties with Moscow. Will this extend to the books they watch for Russian firms in Ireland?
EY and Grant Thornton are the registered auditors of Irish companies channelling multi-billion-dollar Russian interests, now targeted by international sanctions. They are severing ties with partner firms in Russia, but what will happen in Ireland is less clear.