Mason Alexander’s Newly Qualified Accountants Evening: Panellists Revealed!
Mason Alexander are delighted to be hosting an evening for Newly Qualified Accountants in our offices on Thursday December 4th. Attendees will enjoy pizza and beer while listening to our experienced panellists discuss the transition from practice to industry. Spot prizes will be given out on the night including a €200 Brown Thomas Voucher, rugby tickets and many more!
Read all about our panelists below!
Roisin Hogan BCOMM, ACA
Managing Director HIRO
It’s hard to put Roisin Hogan in one box – she is a food-obsessed accountant, an entrepreneur and impressed on screens in Autumn 2014 when she appeared on The Apprentice on BBC 1, making it to the famous Final Five.
Roisin showcased her flair for business through her creativity and straight talking common sense & she famously impressed Alan Sugar when she bought a diamond for £50!
Roisin grew up in Dublin and studied Commerce in UCD. Working in E&Y for seven years Roisin developed a confident and dynamic management style and became an expert at building teams that were enthusiastic, career driven and results focused.
Roisin has a very commercial mindset and a healthy risk appetite, which inevitably led her to striking out on her own. Roisin’s journey to entrepreneurship started with her giving up smoking as a New Year’s resolution. This single event became the catalyst and inspiration for a very interesting journey that led to her leaving her promising career in accountancy and taking the risk of starting her own business.
Roisin shares her journey of transitioning from accountant to entrepreneur and how her training in EY prepared her for the Boardroom with Alan Sugar.
Chief Financial Officer at Camile Thai Kitchen
Warren is CFO at Camile Thai Kitchen, the award winning and rapidly expanding healthy fast casual restaurant chain with over 20 restaurants across Ireland and London. Warren is a chartered accountant having trained in industry assurance in EY. On leaving EY he joined Google in Sydney as a Financial Accountant.
On returning to Ireland, he Joined C&C Group plc as Commercial Finance Manager for the Irish division but joining PaddyPower plc in their eGaming division. He returned to the food and beverage industry to join Ireland’s largest food supplier to the grocery trade, Valeo Foods Group. Here he had a number of role across commercial finance and was Head of Finance for the Grocery division working with some of Ireland’s largest brands including Jacob’s, Batchelors, Odlums and Kelkin.
COO at Mason Alexander
Barry, as COO of Mason Alexander, plays a central role in the leadership team and is responsible for keeping day-to-day finance and operations efficient and on-track. He has a background in media and technology, and a proven track record in scaling high-growth companies. Prior to Mason Alexander he was CFO at xSellco, a winner of the Deloitte Fast50. He was also CFO at social media and content agency, Storyful, where he played a central role in the sale of the business to News Corp for €18m. He joined Storyful after relocating home from Australia where he led the day-to-day finance and admin operations for Fox International Channels. Barry is a chartered accountant and sits on the governing Council of Chartered Accountants Ireland.