Bernadette qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and completed her training with Duignan Carthy O’Neill, a medium sized practice in Dublin. She qualified as a taxation consultant with the Institute of Taxation in 2002. Bernadette moved to Galway in 2000, where she joined the practice of Aideen McInerney FCA. When Aideen retired in 2002, Bernadette took over the practice. Bernadette has over 20 years experience working in public practice and during that time has worked with a broad range of clients on a diverse range of issues. Bernadette lectured for ACCA Accounting Technicians for a number of years and has presented the accounting and taxation module for Start Your Own Business courses. She is a member of Accounting Group West, a network of Accountants who have a strong desire to exchange information on matters of professional interest, as well as organising courses and lectures on technical matters for staff and partners in the participating firms.
Bernadette is the Company Secretary of Druid Performing Arts Limited and is a council member of the Western Society of Chartered Accountants Ireland.