Aidan Connaughton Partner - Audit and Assurance Dublin, City Quay +353 1 6805 602


Aidan joined Grant Thornton in 1982 and was appointed partner in 1985, having previously worked abroad in the audit department of a Big Four firm.

He is Head of Assurance in Ireland, and is also Head of Risk Management within the firm. He serves on a number of committees for the Grant Thornton International network, principally in a risk management and audit capacity. 

Sector experience

Aidan’s client portfolio covers a wide range of areas including manufacture, wholesale distribution and ecommerce. His clients include Keelings Group and the Irish Rugby Football Union. He is currently the partner in charge of a number of Alternative Investment Market (AIM) listed companies and companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has acted for both SEC and Irish listed companies, as well as both large and small family owned companies.

In addition to the audit sector, Aidan also has experience in tax and corporate finance

  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)