Meet the Committee

Your CASSI Committee for 2018

  Chairperson – Nuala McAdams
Nuala is currently working as a senior within the ACE team (Audit Centre of Excellence) in EY Belfast. Nuala graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an undergraduate degree in History and Politics and a Masters in History prior to starting her training contract. Nuala has just completed her FAE’s in 2018 and is in the final year of her training contract. As Chairperson Nuala sits on a number of boards within an Institute including CAI council and Strategic Communications Committee, representing the student view
Past Chair
John Crehan
  Vice Chair – Ciara Cuggy
Ciara works in Grant Thornton in the Business Risk Services department as a Senior Associate. She sat her FAE’s in 2018 and will be qualified in late 2019. Ciara started her studies in Biomedical Engineering, DCU before transferring to Accounting and Finance. Ciara has held positions of Chair and PRO in CASSD. It is the duty of the Vice Chair to oversee all activities of the society with the Chair. It is expected that the Chair and Vice Chair will discuss all decisions relating to the society. The Vice is also the main contact with the society’s chosen charity.
  Public Relations Officer – Ciara Woods
Ciara is an associate in KPMG Belfast, working in the Audit department. Ciara graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a BSc in Accounting. Ciara is in her second year of her training contract and will sit her FAE’s this year. She is currently the PRO of the CASSU board for the second year and this is her first year in CASSI. Her responsibilities include the management of CASSI social media and communications.
  Treasurer – John Hanley
John is currently completing his training contract with RBK. John previusly sat as the Vice Chair on CASSI in 2018 and has changed role to Treasurer for 2019. As CASSI Treasurer, Cian is responsible for distributing CASSI funds to local regional committees to ensure a strong student society representation around the country.
  Education Officer – Emma Noonan
Emma is a first year trainee in KPMG Dublin and is preparing to sit her CAP1 Exams. Emma studied Commerce International (French) in UCD for 4 years before starting her CAI journey this year. Her role includes ensuring the student voice is heard and to help adapt  the syllabus and exams going forward. To do so surveys will be sent to students and Emma will amalgamate the feedback and discuss with the examiners. Your feedback is so important so keep an eye out for emails following exams. Emma looks forward to hearing from you.
  Secretary – Ciara Flanagan
Ciara is from Solihull however is currently living in Belfast. Ciara studied Business Management at Queen’s University Belfast. Ciara is currently in her last year of her training contract in BDO NI and completed her FAE’s in 2018. She has sat on the CASSU board for the last three years and is currently CASSU Chairperson.  This is her second  year in the secretary role on CASSI.
  Events Officer – Conor Flanagan
 Conor was PRO of both CASSU and CASSI in 2016 is is the current Vice Chair of CASSU and the Events officer of CASSI. Conor completed his training contract with Finegan Gibson in Belfast and has since taken up an audit role with Grant Thornton in Belfast. He completed his FAE exams in Summer 2018.