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Lorcan Kelly, Tax Consultant
Lorcan Kelly is a Tax Consultant with Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. He studied Commerce and French in NUIG and also completed a Masters in Accounting. Lorcan is responsible for managing the Corporate Tax and VAT obligations of the group, as well as its domestic and international tax strategy and planning.
My undergraduate degree really gave me a good insight in to what tax involved, and steered me in the direction of deciding that it was something I felt I would enjoy as a career.
I studied Commerce & French in NUIG, specialising in Accounting and Tax. My 3rd year was an Erasmus which I spent in Marseille. After my undergraduate degree I completed a Masters in Accounting, also in NUIG. I am also a Chartered Accountant and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
I really developed my communication skills – communicating effectively with the various stakeholders in the business is critical for a tax professional and the ability to explain complex issues to a tax ‘layman’ is very important. Also, teamwork was really important at college– as a tax professional I am frequently working as part of various teams.
My training firm (KPMG) required me to complete the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. The AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification is the most widely recognised and best regarded tax qualification in Ireland.