New Director of Audit appointed at Gildernew & Co.

Sarah McGirr - Director of Audit

DUNGANNON-BASED Chartered Accountants Gildernew & Co. have appointed Sarah McGirr as Director of its Audit division.  The Mid-Ulster based practice, which works with clients across the UK and Ireland, currently employs 16 staff across accounts, audit, tax, restructuring and insolvency divisions.

Sarah is an experienced and ambitious Chartered Accountant who has more than 15 years’ experience working in the accountancy sector.  She completed her professional training with PwC and spent 10+ years working in PwC’s Belfast and Dungannon offices.  Most recently, Sarah worked in a senior Audit role with EY in Belfast.

Welcoming Sarah to the practice, the firm’s Managing Partner Gerard Gildernew said:

“I am delighted to have Sarah join our team.  Our portfolio of audit clients is growing all the time; with Sarah’s career experience and achievements to date, she will ensure our Audit division’s continued growth and development locally and beyond.”

Gildernew & Co expect to further increase their workforce before the end of this year.  Gerard continued:

“Sarah has taken on responsibility for talent management in the practice; in her first few weeks with us she has been rolling out our new HLA accountancy apprenticeship programme with local schools and colleges.  Sarah is also mentoring our trainee team as they continue their professional training journey.  Our trainees are very fortunate to be surrounded by Sarah’s passion and energy for the Chartered Accountancy qualification.”

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said:

“I am really excited about this new opportunity.  Gildernew & Co offer something different, something more to our clients; I’m really looking forward to adding value to the firm, to our clients and to the wider business community.  And it’s great to be back working in my hometown too!”

If you would like to hear more about the range of professional services offered by Gildernew & Co. or on the current career opportunities, contact us at 028 8772 497.  We would love to hear from you.

Posted on June 1, 2022