Conor Heagney

I have more than 15 years' experience of accounting and taxation work in Europe, Asia and the USA. I also have more than 20 years' experience working in Irish higher education. I try to use my experience to help students to develop their business potential.

Publications

My areas of interest relate to the development of financial knowledge for entrepreneurs.

Year
'Taxation for Entrepreneurs' workbook2015
'Finance 1' workbook2015
'Finance 3' workbook2015
'Introducing Accounting Using Monopoly Game' – NDLR2010
'Educating Innovators: Innovating Education' – Accountancy Ireland' 2009

Research projects

My areas of interest relate to the development of financial knowledge for entrepreneurs.

Year
'Exploratory studies on the use of experiential learning in entrepreneurship education' - AISHEOngoing

Lectures/Conferences

My focus is on understanding the key financial concepts to allow students to apply their learning in a business environment. Application of learning in authentic contexts and the ability to integrate learning across modules are emphasised.

Year
Taxation for entrepreneurs2015/2016
Finance 32015/2016
Finance 12015/2016

Awards + Achievements

Have over 39 year's business and higher education experience including over 11 years' experience working with Big 4 accounting forms across Asia, USA and Europe. Placed first in Ireland twice in professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Year
Member of HETAC committee reviewing assessment in Ireland2008
Member of the HETAC Business Standards Expert Group on learning outcomes for business degrees2004
Member of the Professional Examinations Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants2003-2006
Examiner for the final Tax exam of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Member of the programmatic review panels in Letterkenny, Cork and Carlow Institutes of Technology.

Other

  • Served on over twenty programme validation panels across the country.
  • Served as an external examiner in Letterkenny, Sligo and Athlone Institutes of Technology.
  • Member of the Board of Business Studies, National Council for Educational Awards (‘NCEA’ now ‘HETAC’ 1997 - 2001).
  • Run the IADT Entrepreneurship Alumni group - see https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4732572 Eighteen years’ experience as a programme co-ordinator.