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Judges & Judging

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's accountancy profession, will determine the winners of the Irish Accountancy Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving an Irish Accountancy Award.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the awards' judging process is fair and objective. The Judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Irish Accountancy Awards:

Judging Process

  1. After the submissions have been received, all entries will be sent for the first round of review.
  2. Entries will be carefully scrutinised with the best selected to go forward to the shortlist for each category.
  3. The shortlist of finalists will be published on our website.
  4. Judges are divided into a minimum of two panels, ensuring any potential conflict is avoided.
  5. The judges will score each of the entries allocated to them against a predetermined set of scores.
  6. Scores are then collected and collated, with the entrant receiving the highest overall score being declared the winner of that category.
  7. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence, telephone, email or communication of any kind will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.

The 2018 Judging Panel will be announced shortly

A full announcement regarding the 2018 judging panel will be made shortly.

In the meantime, please view the 2017 judging panel below.

2017 Judging Panel

Anne Keogh
2017 Judging Co-ordinator - FCCA, Head of Finance and Operations, Pharmapod
Brian Fowler
Chairman of the Judging Panel - MD, Accountancy Solutions
Francis Kehoe
Management Accountant, Óglaigh na hÉireann
Mary Rose Burke
Chief Executive Officer, The Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Sarah Newman
Founder, Anascena Ltd
Peter Brophy
Managing Director, Floirin Corporate Finance
Róisín Grant
Founder, Grant Marketing & Communications
Ronnie Patton
Senior Lecturer, Professional Accounting Practice, Ulster University
John Reynolds
Chairman, Cairn Homes plc
Barry Cahir Partner, Head of Insolvency & Restructuring, Beauchamps
Dr Damien Roche Director of Project Implementation, Technological University, Institute of Technology Tallaght
Paul McClatchie Founder, Engage People
Victor Timon Head of Commercial Technology Group Maples and Calder
Colm Nagle Principal, Colna Consulting

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