Fergus provides accounting advice to board and audit committee members and senior finance executives of large corporates and publicly listed companies. He has been involved in the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) conversions of over a dozen public companies across many sectors. He has extensive experience of providing accounting advice relating to business combinations, group restructurings and share based payment plans. Fergus also has experience in the financial services sector and has advised the Central Bank of Ireland on matters related to the accounting for loan provisions and related disclosures in the financial statements.
In the telecommunications sector, he has advised on revenue recognition and accounting for telecommunications assets including sale and leaseback transactions. His previous audit experience included working with companies in the software, manufacturing and IT sectors.
Fergus joined Grant Thornton in 2012, as a Partner in our Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) team. FAAS specialises in providing accounting advice across the corporate and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Fergus was with a Big Four firm where he was the leader of the FAAS practice. He also previously held an audit portfolio and was formerly head of the Financial Reporting Group of that Irish practice.
Fergus holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business and Financial Studies.
Fergus is a past President of the ACCA Leinster Members Network and is currently a member of the ACCA's Global Forum for Corporate Reporting. He is also a former Chairman of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Ireland. He is a member of the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies in Ireland (CCAB-I). Fergus is a member of Grant Thornton's International Interpretations Group (IIG), which determine the member firm views on IFRS.