Bernard joined Grant Thornton in 2003 from a large Dublin law firm, where he was a Tax Partner. Bernard qualified as an engineer prior to commencing a career in tax which enables him to bring a unique perspective to developing client solutions. Bernard is the Head of Tax in Grant Thornton Ireland, leading a multi-disciplinary team of experts in delivering cohesive tax services across a broad spectrum of industries.
He has more than 25 years experience in advising corporates and their shareholders on acquisitions and disposals, retirement and succession planning, re-organisation and restructuring of businesses.
He also leads the Innovations Group which focuses on tax efficient solutions for start-up businesses, entrepreneurs and tech companies in relation to Capital Allowances and R&D Tax Credits.
Bernard has written extensively on tax matters. He is author of Corporate Transactions: Tax and Legal Issues and Butterworths CGT Guide: 2021.
Bernard has assisted clients across many industries in developing innovative and efficient solutions to managing the tax implications of events at all stages of the business life cycle. His client portfolio includes:
- Food & beverage
- Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
- Fellow of the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI)
- Member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland
- First place in Ireland in the finals of the AITI Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) exams
- Past President of Irish Tax Institute