About Us

John McCarthy FCA, AITI, Dip. IFRS , Dip. Insolvency, Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP.

John is a regular speaker on accounting and audit compliance, anti- money laundering (AML) reviews and training, audit and investment business cold and hot file reviews and audit/accounting technical matters. He started John McCarthy Consulting Ltd. in 2009.

He has extensive experience in the provision of technical and strategic support to practicing accountants in Ireland. John has spoken at seminars and conferences for Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (ICPAI), for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Cork Society of Chartered Accountants, Members in Practice Committee in Ireland, Mercia UK, CCH Wolters Kluwer (now Croner-I) in the UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

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He is also a regular speaker for credit unions on their anti-money laundering (AML) responsibilities.

John is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

In 2021 John joined the ‘Brains Trust’ – a group of UK accountancy experts, consultants and trainers with a like-minded interest in technical accounting/auditing matters. The group meets regularly, to discuss the latest developments in the profession.


A selection of comments from clients:

‘John – Thank you for taking the time to speak to me. I was very anxious when I realised I had to get regulated and your advice helped me focus on the solution, rather than the problem!’ – Anon

‘It was an excellent 2 half days.
Just what the doctor ordered!’ – Audit Partner

‘Just a short note of thanks regarding last week’s presentation in Cork. I really enjoyed it and the humour (most enjoyable)’. – Ciaran Martin MSc BA FCPA, Director of Melior Management and Council Member of ICPAI.