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Deloitte Ireland appoints John Kelly as Audit & Assurance partner

Appointment strengthens audit and advisory services in the Munster region

26 January 2023

Deloitte Ireland is pleased to announce that John Kelly has been appointed a partner in its audit and assurance practice based in the Cork office where his focus will be on privately owned businesses in the Munster region.

John brings a wealth of experience to this role supporting large privately owned businesses in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail and technology. John has over 15 years’ experience providing audit and advisory services to both international and local companies, including five years spent as part of Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance team where he was focused primarily on privately held companies. He also spent time working in an industry role in controllership, project management and technical accounting.

Commenting on his appointment, John said:

“As the reporting requirements of businesses continue to evolve, I’m excited to be re-joining the world’s largest professional services firm to support local and international clients with their complex accounting matters. The scale and breadth of Deloitte’s clients in the Munster region is hugely impressive and I look forward to engaging with locally based businesses to support them with their accounting needs.”

Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland said:

“I’m delighted to welcome John to our leadership team bolstering our offering for clients in the Munster region, as our national practice goes from strength-to-strength. John brings a wealth of experience on accounting matters and financial reporting frameworks for private businesses, and is well placed to drive our growth ambitions forward in Cork and beyond. I look forward to seeing the positive impact he makes on his team and for our clients.”

John’s appointment to partnership also comes after a 10-year career as a professional rugby player, representing Munster and Ireland. He has also held a voluntary role as the chair of Munster Rugby’s professional game board, a group with oversight of the strategy and development of professional rugby in the province. He is a member of CPA Ireland and holds and B Eng in Civil Engineering and a H Dip in Applied Science.