Ms Rachel O’Connell
Head of Financial Reporting, Maynooth University
Rachel O’Connell is the Head of Financial Reporting at Maynooth University. She is responsible for managing the end-to-end audit process, preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements, monthly and year end close and reporting to internal and stakeholders. Rachel is also a member of the Board of Governance for Maynooth Campus Conference Accommodation and a member of the Maynooth University Clubs and Societies Committee.
Previously, Rachel spent two years working and travelling in Australia before relocating to London. Whilst in London, she worked in Thomson Reuters in financial accounting (Financial Controller for Middle East and Africa) and subsequently managed a team of business partners supporting the Finance & Risk business.
Rachel holds a first-class degree BA (Business and Politics) from Trinity College. She is a qualified accountant, having trained in Deloitte, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.