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Louise Kelly, Tax Partner

I wanted to get a broad tax experience across a wide range of industries, working with some of the biggest companies in Ireland and across the globe.  I was also impressed by the great team that I would be working with.

 

What I like most about my role

Working closely with a wide range of clients to develop solutions to address their complex transactions and businesses. 

What attracted me to Deloitte?

I wanted to get a broad tax experience across a wide range of industries, working with some of the biggest companies in Ireland and across the globe.  I was also impressed by the great team that I would be working with.

My day-to-day role

I am an international tax partner so work with a lot of clients with overseas operations.  I lead our M&A Tax practice so also work on many M&A Transactions.  Every day is different but will generally involve advising a number of clients on various transactions, whether it is an M&A deal or them setting up Irish operations.  I work closely with my team in Ireland and colleagues abroad in delivering great solutions and advice to our clients. 

How I have been able to make an impact in my role?

I really enjoy helping companies set up operations in Ireland – it is great working with a number of other service providers and government agencies in promoting all that Ireland has to offer for foreign companies.  I find it very rewarding when I see a large jobs announcement for a client that I have advised.
 
What else I have been involved with since joining?

I regularly attend and speak at conferences in Ireland and abroad.  I also participate in various networking events for clients and social events for the team.  I tried Yoga for a while!

Deloitte’s role in my longer term career goals

I joined Deloitte on a training contract in 2001.  I have spent 15 rewarding years here. I continued to gain great and varied experience on fantastic clients while progressing through the ranks, in addition to Deloitte continuing to invest in my personal development over the years. I was appointed a tax partner in January 2015.

What I have enjoyed most

I really enjoyed by two year secondment to New York.  I led Deloitte’s Irish desk, which was a great opportunity.  Working with US and other international colleagues has provided a great network for me and I’m glad to say that I have continued to work with many of them since my return to Dublin in late 2012.  Also, living in Manhattan for 2 years was very enjoyable!

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