A first class honours, first in class BComm graduate of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen ( Dublin ) and holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Leeds .
A former Fulbright Fellow at Northeastern University ( Boston ), he has published widely on financial reporting and on accounting history in international peer-reviewed publications including Accounting, Organizations & Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. His chapter on Financial Accounting Practice in The Companion to Accounting History, published by Routledge, has been described as a ¿substantial tour de force¿ by Gary Previts, President of the American Accounting Association (2008-09).
Bhain sé an dara h-áit sa tír amach i scrúdú Gaeilge na hArdteistiméarachta (1985).
Ciarán has led executive and professional education programmes across the Irish public and private sectors. He served on the audit committees of Foras na Gaeilge (2009-2011) and currently serves on the audit committee of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (2008-present). He chaired the Audit Committee of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (2003-2006). In 2004, he led a project team which reported to the Commission on e-Voting on the procedural and control issues relating to e-Voting.
He has advised the Company Law Review Group on the accounting aspects of the Consolidated Companies Bill and has served as an expert witness in financial reporting in leading tax and commercial law cases. Ciarán currently chairs the Final Admitting Examination Board of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Professor Ó hÓgartaigh joined UCD in January 2008 from the School of Accounting and Commercial Law at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Professor Ó hÓgartaigh was appointed Dean of UCD School of Business in August 2011. In October 2011, he led the facilitation of the Global Irish Economic Forum by a team from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and UCD School of Law and presented the facilitation group findings at the Forum. Since his appointment, he has featured in interview articles in The Irish Times, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Ciarán teaches the undergraduate accounting module, Financial Accounting III, in the UCD Quinn School of Business.