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Deirdre Quaid

Director of Audit

Deirdre has a Master of Accounting degree from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute. She joined the Office as a trainee auditor in 2005 following some years working in the public sector and has over 13 years post qualification experience in financial and performance audit.

Deirdre has worked on a variety of audit portfolios at all professional grades in the Office including the audit of central government departments and State bodies. She has significant experience both in the reporting directorate and managing corporate services in the Office. She also represented Ireland as the Irish audit agent to the audit commission of the European Space Agency based in Paris for four years.

As Director of Audit, she is responsible for reporting across the public sector including the publication of the annual Report on the Accounts of the Public Services and all special reports. She is also responsible for the financial audits for a number of large departments.