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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 how management accounting systems evolve and develop in SMEs.
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 has organised a number of events in recent times facilitating one-to-one meetings between undergraduate students and senior level professionals to discuss career opportunities and plans.
Mary currently holds the position of Programme Director for the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree, a niche programme developed for those students that wish to specialise in accounting from the beginning of their studies at NUI Galway.
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.
Previous research undertaken by Mary examined the demand for non-compliance
services in SMEs and potential barriers to uptake of these services. Recently, she has undertaken research with Gearóid O'Fátharta on the demand for voluntary audit in SMEs.
Currently, Mary is examining the process of evolution and development of management accounting systems 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. 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: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Function/Role: Fellow member|
|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.|
| 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