The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has appointed Caitriona Allis as head of ACCA Ireland.

Allis began her role on 11 September and is responsible for the development of the professional body in Ireland and for building ACCA’s brand presence.

Her role will have a focus on supporting ACCA students and its growing member base.

Allis joined from Mazars, where she was head of business development and marketing. She previously also worked as an auditor for PwC.

ACCA director of Europe and Americas Julie Hotchkiss said: “It’s great to welcome Caitriona to ACCA. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, and a deep understanding of what it means to be a practising accountant, or indeed a student studying for their qualification.”

Allis said: “ACCA has a powerful global presence and our members are among the world’s most sought-after finance professionals. I’m proud to lead ACCA’s strategic operations in Ireland, alongside a dedicated and talented team.

“I look forward to working closely with our stakeholders, including our students, members, employers, learning providers, schools, universities and local government to develop the accounting profession and grow the talent pipeline to support Ireland’s economy.”