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Ms. Mary Barrett Dip.B.A, ACCA, M.B.S.
| Mary joined NUI, Galway in 2004, having previously trained as a professional accountant with PWC and lectured for BPP Professional Education and University College Cork.
She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, holds a Master of Business Studies in Corporate Finance and Accounting and is currently undertaking doctoral research examining the emergence and evolution of management accounting systems in SMEs.
Mary is a member of the scientific committee for the European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change (ENROAC), comprising practitioners, managers and academics who share an interest in organisational (including accounting change). She is also a committee member of the Irish Accounting and Finance Association, an academic organisation whose aim is to promote high quality research and teaching of accounting, finance and related subjects, particularly in the Irish third level education sector.
Mary lectures in Financial Accounting at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School of Business & Economics.
Mary has a particular interest in career mentoring and established the annual J. E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics Career Mentoring Event in 2010 facilitating one-to-one meetings between undergraduate students and senior level professionals to discuss career opportunities and plans.
Mary has previously acted as Programme Director for B Comm Accounting (a niche programme for students pursuing careers in accounting) and has worked closely with employers to place students on internship and international experience placement programmes.
Kelly, T. and Barrett, M. (2011) The Leading Causes and Potential Consequences of Occupational Stress - A Study of Irish Trainee Accountants. Irish Accounting Review, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 31-55.
Doran, M. (2006) Bean Counter or Business Adviser? An Exploratory Study of Changing Times for the Accounting Practitioner in Ireland. Irish Accounting Review, 13 (1), 23-46.
| Mary is particularly interested in all aspects of accounting in SMEs.
Currently, Mary is examining the process of evolution and development of management accounting systems in SMEs. As a member of the scientific committee of the European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change, Mary looks forward to welcoming international academics and practitioners alike to NUI Galway on 3rd and 4th of June 2015 for the biennial ENROAC conference. The theme of this 10th anniversary conference is: In search of Competitiveness and Sustainable Value: Designing Accounting practices to manage Business and Social Innovation.
Previous research undertaken by Mary examined the demand for
services in SMEs and potential barriers to uptake of these services.
More recently, she has undertaken research with Gearóid O'Fátharta on the
demand for voluntary audit in SMEs.
In addition, Mary has jointly undertaken research with Teresa Kelly on the
leading causes and potential consequences of stress amongst Irish trainee
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Kelly, T. and Barrett, M. (2011) 'The Leading Causes and Potential Consequences of Occupational Stress - A Study of Irish Trainee Accountants'. Irish Accounting Review, . [Details]|
|Doran, M. (2006) 'Bean Counter or Business Adviser? An Exploratory Study of Changing Times for the Accounting Practitioner in Ireland'. Irish Accounting Review, 13 (1):23-46. [Details]|
|Doran, M. (2004) 'Value Added Services? Is that what our clients really want?' Accountancy Plus 1 (1) :*-*. [Details]|
|Doran, M. (2004) 'Client Relationships' Accountancy Ireland 36 (1) :*-*. [Details]|
|Barrett, M. (2014) The Emergence and Evolution of MAS EIASM Colloquium on Organisational Change and Development [Details]|
|Barrett, M. and O'Fatharta, G. (2012) The Perceptions of Directors of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises on Audit Exemption and Influences on the Voluntary Audit Decision The Irish Accounting and Finance Association [Details]|
|Barrett, M. and O'Fatharta, G. (2012) To Audit or Not to Audit: That is the Question The International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management [Details]|
|Kelly, T. and Doran, M. (2007) The Leading Causes and Potential Consequences of Occupational Stress: A study of Irish Trainee Accountants Irish Accounting and Finance Association [Details]|
|Doran, M. (2005) A change in focus for small and medium sized accounting practices in Ireland Irish Accounting and Finance Association [Details]|
|Doran, M. (2004) Bean Counter or Business Adviser? Changing Times for the Accounting Practitioner in Ireland Irish Accounting and Finance Association [Details]|
|Association: Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Function/Role: Fellow member|
|Barrett, M. and Lyons, R. (2014) Accounting Nuggets for Leaving Certificate Students. [Oral Presentation], Galway Symposium on Higher Education, NUI Galway , 06-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14.|
|Barrett, M., Lyons, R. and Evason, P. (2015) Presentation on the use of Screen Recording Technology to create online tutorials for Accounting students. [Invited Oral Presentation], Spring Academy: Digital Media in Higher Education, NUI Galway , 18-FEB-15 - 18-FEB-15.|
|Barrett, M. (2005) A Change in Focus for Small and Medium Accounting Practitioners in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Members in Practice Conference, Dublin , 12-NOV-05 - 12-NOV-05.|
|Doran, M. (2004) Bean Counter or Business Adviser? A Client Perspective. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Practitioners Conference, Killarney, Co. Kerry , 11-MAR-04 - 12-MAR-04.|
|Doran, M. (2003) Bean Counter or Business Adviser? A Client Perspective. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, Annual Conference, Cork , 25-SEP-03 - 26-SEP-03.|
|Committee : Irish Accounting and Finance Association|
| Development of partnerships between J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and a number of international employers via career mentoring and programme developments on B. Comm (Accounting).
Accenture, IBM, SAP, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, KPMG, PWC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Mazars etc.
| Financial Accounting
|2014/15 AY104 : Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|2014/15 AY130 : Financial Reporting|
|2014/15 AY507 : Financial Accounting|