About Us

Established in 1986, the IAFA is an academic organisation whose aim is to promote high quality research and teaching of accounting, finance and related subjects, particularly in the Irish third level education sector. The Association has approximately 300 members. Activities of the IAFA include the Association’s Annual Research Conference, Annual Doctoral Colloquium, Annual Teaching and Learning Workshop and paper development workshops.

Our Council Members

Collette Kirwan (Chair)
Collette Kirwan (Chair)
Senior Lecturer in Accounting, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
Jamie O’Neill (Secretary)
Jamie O’Neill (Secretary)
Lecturer of Accounting Department of Accounting, Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
Donnchadh Ó Madagáin (Treasurer)
Donnchadh Ó Madagáin (Treasurer)
Director of Finance, National College of Ireland
Seán O’Reilly (Communications Secretary)
Seán O’Reilly (Communications Secretary)
Head of Department – Accounting, School of Accounting & Finance, Technological University Dublin, City Campus
Michael Farrell
Michael Farrell
Accounting and Finance, University College Cork
Amanda Roe
Amanda Roe
Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin
Martin Quinn
Martin Quinn
Queen’s Management School Queen’s University Belfast
Niamh Dunne
Niamh Dunne
Department of Business Studies Athlone Institute of Technology
Karen-Ann Dwyer
Karen-Ann Dwyer
Accounting Group Dublin City University
Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden
Orla McCullagh
Orla McCullagh
Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Stuart Henderson
Stuart Henderson
Ulster University
Hilary Qualter
Hilary Qualter
Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, Maynooth University, Kildare
Mary Barrett
Mary Barrett
Dept. of Accountancy & Finance, Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway
Ruth Vance Lee
Ruth Vance Lee
Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Munster Technological University
Gail Sheppard
Gail Sheppard
Accounting & Business Studies, Technological University Dublin, Tallaght Campus

Funding Partners

We are very proud to have supportive funding partners which include: