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Chartered Accountant and Tax Consultant

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
February 19, 2018

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Name: Stuart Cahill

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I am a Chartered Tax Consultant and Chartered Accountant with over 4 years’ experience in both tax and accounting in a Top 5 Firm at senior level and within industry. I have previously worked as part the international corporation tax team within Grant Thornton for 3 years. Within this role I have worked on a wide variety of clients in industries such as software, food and beverage, retail and telecommunications. In addition to this, I have worked as a Finance Business Partner within Irish Water, a large government agency.

My experience includes working on a preparing and filing corporation tax returns, liaising with and advising clients on R&D tax credit issues, and numerous tax advisory pieces. On top of this, I have strong Microsoft Office skills and excellent interpersonal skills, whether working in an office or meeting people from outside of my immediate working environment.


Institute of Taxation Ireland 2015-2017

Completed taxation exams with Associate of the Institute of Taxation Ireland (“AITI”).

Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland 2013- 2016

Completed Accounting Examinations; Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland (“ACA”); Completed Taxation elective for FAE.

University of Limerick (“UL”) 2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Law & Accounting (“BA”); Received 2:1 Honours Degree.

St. Caimins Community School Shannon 2004 – 2009

Junior and Leaving Certificate; 455 points in Leaving Certificate


Nov 17 – Present Irish Water

Finance Business Partner

Responsibilities working as a finance business partner included:

Responsible for month end reporting of internal business units and local authorities within Irish Water;

Responsible for maintaining relationship between business units and ensuring business units keep to their budget as necessary;

Responsible for uploading accounting journals and reviewing purchases of each business units;

Responsible forecasting spend of each business unit, both individually and in the wider frame of the company;

Heavily involved in business unit processes with a view to improving reporting systems and efficiencies; and,

Preparation of report packs for discussion with each head of business unit and for presentation.

Sep 13 – Nov 17 Grant Thornton, Dublin

Tax Senior (International corporation tax & R&D tax credit team)

Tax Trainee (Sep 13 – Mar 17)

Industries worked: Software, Retail, Food and Beverage, Hospitality, and Telecommunications.

Responsibilities working as a tax senior included:

Responsible for the preparation and management of R&D tax credit returns;

Sole responsibility for client relationships on a number of clients;

Providing on-the-job training to junior staff and delegation of tax work amongst team members;

Experience in several client meeting and presentations as the lead tax advisor within the meeting;

Heavily involved in CT compliance team and tasked with preparing CT returns and reviewing work of junior staff; and,

Prepared numerous tax advisory documents and involved in several due diligences.

Responsibilities working as a tax trainee included:

Experience in the area of group reliefs (loss relief, management charges, CGT relief);

Extensive experience in the use and application of Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) and Double Tax reliefs;

Research and application of Section 247 relief for various companies;

Preparation of tax advice for Close Companies and interaction of Close Companies transactions across various tax heads;

Tax planning in the area of Intangible Assets under Section 291A;

Tax advice in relation to preliminary tax obligations for large and small companies;

Responsible for tax compliance and planning of 190 company’s corporation tax returns;

Responsible for a Personal Tax client portfolio of 120 clients in 2013/2014;

Experience preparing income tax/CGT computations & tax returns, tax reliefs, research, tax planning. Assisting & meeting clients in respect of advice/queries. Advising company directors, high net worth individuals, PAYE & self-employed individuals on tax planning issues and opportunities; and,

Experience in succession planning for high net worth individuals utilising a number of CGT/CAT reliefs.


2014 Grant Thornton, Galway

Tax trainee

I was seconded to the GT Galway office for three months of 2014 from September to November. During this time I worked as the sole trainee in the department and was responsible for the completion of the entire corporation tax and personal tax portfolio of the department. I worked on many multinational companies in the energy and software sector, along with many high net worth individuals from a personal tax perspective.

2010 - 2013 Woodfield House Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick.


2013 Catamaran Hotel, Pacific Beach, San Diego, California.


2011 Trump Tower, Chicago, Illinois.

Food runner

2008, 2010 Old Lodge Hotel, Shannon Co. Clare.

Bartender/Night porter


Presented to a UL Tax Masters Class regarding the R&D tax credit along with general tax presentations to Business Undergrad class. Performed several presentations to peers within Grant Thornton both as a Trainee and a Senior;

Prepared numerous client flyers in relation to the R&D tax credit, knowledge development box and Grant Thornton's Investing in Ireland Guide. Published in Accountancy Ireland's August 2017 edition;

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including high level of Excel skills and working with pivot tables, look ups, macros;

Proficient in the use of AlphaTax, Sage Tax Pro, Oracle, Caseware, Revenue Online System (ROS);

Heavily involved in sports and social group within the office. Involved in the organisation of a charity football tournament for 8 corporate entities, organised 5 a-side football for members of the office and organised smaller office perks such as “Friday treats” and “Kris Kindle”; and,

Dual nationality: Irish and American.


Member and player of St. Joseph O’Connell Boys GAA club (Fairview);

Member of Stackstown Golf club (GUI Handicap 17);

Player within UCD Superleague (Football)

Clare Gaelic Football medals for U16A, U18A, U21A, and Clare Senior Division 3 as a member of Cratloe. Clare District soccer Youths Cup medal;

Performed and involved in many moots as part of my University degree; and,

Reading, Oxfam, socialising with family/friends.


Available upon request

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