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Sinead Donovan
Dublin, City Quay

Sinead Donovan

Partner - Financial Accounting and Advisory Services


Sinéad joined Grant Thornton in 2002 and was admitted to the partnership in 2005. She is very experienced in co-ordinating international teams, with particular regard to central reporting on multiple jurisdictions in Irish headquarters and/or Shared Service Centres. She works closely with all the major Grant Thornton member firms across the world and manages some of the firm’s largest and complex international projects. Sinéad has extensive knowledge of Irish/UK GAAP, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and a working knowledge of US GAAP.

Sinéad was a partner in the Audit department until 2012 when the Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) department was formed. This department offers multi-disciplinary skills to our multi-national clients and deals with complex accounting related issues by managing financial projects in a practical way.

The services include centralised offerings around financial reporting, project management, statutory accounting and audit, taxation, payroll and corporate compliance, as well as resourcing for surge requirements and specific projects.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton Sinéad spent four years in the Group Reporting function of Elan Corporation plc, an Irish registered public company with listings on the Irish, US and London stock exchanges. She was involved in the preparation of the 20-F and the Irish annual report.

Sector experience

Sinéad’s client portfolio includes listed companies and mid-corporate clients spanning a range of sectors. She has significant knowledge of the telecoms and technology sector. Sinéad was instrumental in founding the Irish/US Group, which is a permanent department, consisting of an Irish director based in the Grant Thornton New York office. This link ensures a seamless service offering between the Irish and US firms to relevant clients.


  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
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