Bernard joined Grant Thornton in 2003 from a large Dublin law firm, where he was a Tax Partner. Bernard had qualified as an engineer prior to commencing his career in tax which enables him to bring a unique perspective to developing client solutions. Today, Bernard is the Head of Tax & Legal in Grant Thornton Ireland, leading a multi-disciplinary team of experts in delivering cohesive tax and legal services across a broad spectrum of industries.
Bernard has more than 25 years experience in advising individuals, companies, high net worth individuals and families on matters relating to acquisitions and disposals, retirement and succession planning, re-organisation and restructuring of businesses.
Bernard also leads the Innovations Group which focuses on tax efficient solutions for start-up businesses, entrepreneurs and tech companies in relation to Capital Allowances, R&D Tax Credits and Transfer Pricing.
Bernard has written extensively on tax matters. He is author of many published titles including Corporate Transactions: Tax and Legal Issues; CGT Guide: 2020; Tax Guide; 2015.
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