Stephen Murray Head of Audit and Assurance Dublin, City Quay +353 1 6805 689

Experience

Stephen is the Head of our Audit and Assurance team, comprising 350 professionals nationwide. He joined Grant Thornton in 2008 having previously spent ten years with a Big Four firm in Dublin. He has over 25 years’ experience providing audit, assurance and technical accounting advisory services to numerous Irish and multi-national companies and groups.

Stephen also leads Grant Thornton Ireland’s International Business Centre (IBC). He works extensively with IBC directors across the firm’s global network to ensure that our multi-national clients receive a seamless, cohesive and professional service.

Sector experience

Stephen has a particular specialism in Life Sciences, working closely with publicly listed and private clients in the diagnostics, medical devices, biotech and pharmaceuticals sectors.

He has also worked with clients across a wide range of other business sectors including telecommunications, technology, construction, manufacturing and distribution.

He has provided a broad range of services including audits of SEC registrants and internal controls over financial reporting (Sarbanes Oxley), statutory audits, technical accounting support and advice.

Stephen has in-depth knowledge of Irish/UK GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and also has significant experience of US GAAP.

He has participated for many years in the assessment of public company consolidated financial statements as part of the Published Accounts Awards programme organised by the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of The Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)