L-R: Laurence Hill, SME Business Advisory Partner, Joe Cleary, Managing Partner, and Michelle O'Donoghue, Governance, Risk & Assurance Partner, at RBK Chartered Accountants.

Athlone resident becomes one of two new partners at RBK accountants

RBK Chartered Accountants has announced the appointment of two new partners, one of whom is Athlone resident Michelle O'Donoghue.

Ms O'Donogue, a native of Ennis now living in Moydrum, Athlone, has been appointed as the firm's Governance, Risk and Assurance Partner, while Laurence Hill, from Dublin, has become its SME Business Advisory Partner.

RBK, which operates from offices in Athlone, Roscommon and Dublin, announced the new partners earlier today (Wednesday). The appointments have increased the firm's leadership team to 18 partners.

In a statement, RBK said these senior appointments would further enhance its depth of expertise "across key practice areas, including audit, risk and compliance and SME accounting solutions."

Managing Partner, Joe Cleary said, "These appointments reflect the continued growth of the firm and demonstrate our commitment to delivering an excellent service to clients by investing in and developing talented people.

"I congratulate Michelle and Laurence on their appointments and wish them every success in their new roles."

Ms O'Donoghue is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Her new role as Governance, Risk and Assurance Partner will have a focus is on delivering tailored internal audit, risk management, compliance and assurance services to clients operating in the financial services, charity, and not-for-profit sectors.

Ms O'Donoghue is a regular speaker at RBK's annual Credit Union seminar. She provides training to boards of Credit Unions and charities in the areas of risk management and governance, and has lectured on many topics including Internal Audit, Risk Management, Governance and Effective Board Reporting.

As SME Business Advisory Partner, Mr Hill specialises in accounting solutions for SMEs, and he has more than 25 years' experience working with companies across all sectors, as well as a wealth of expertise in accounting, audit and taxation.

RBK is Ireland's largest independently branded accountancy firm. It also has a global outreach through its membership of LEA Global, an international association of independent accounting firms.

The company has a workforce of more than 200 employees.