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Dublin Startup Week

Nov 15, 2018


JCI Dublin in partnership with Dublin Startup Week are proud to present "Ask the Founder" with Michael J. Walls and Johan, Co-Founders of Dappr. Michael and Johan will share with us their journey as a startup and there will be an opportunity to ask questions from the audience. What is their business? Dappr is where Accounting and Technology converge. Read More

If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

Oct 26, 2018


This was the call to action at this year’s One Young World conference held at The Hague from 17 to 20 October. In attendance were 1,828 young leaders, under the age of 35, from 192 countries, where the theme was ‘Building a Better World’, with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (also known as SDGs or Global Goals)... Read More

Google vs Microsoft

Oct 01, 2018


Which of these tech titans will win the battle for your office? In my last article, I wrote about Google’s G Suite and the benefits of having a cloud-based office application for a digital-first finance function. However, having recently attended a Microsoft event entitled Modern Finance – Cultural Transformation in a Digital Age, I was forced to have another look at Office... Read More

How to build a digital finance function

Aug 01, 2018
Building a digital-first finance function from scratch is a daunting, but exciting and eminently doable challenge. Joining a start-up can be a daunting experience, and joining as the first accountant responsible for setting up the finance function only adds to the pressure. In this article, I will share my experience of setting up a digital finance function, with the aim of helping future start-up accountants... Read More

Official Launch of Dappr!

Jul 02, 2018


Delighted to attend the official launch of Dappr on Friday night. Like myself, Michael (founder and CEO) believes that real time financial information is a necessity for all businesses- whether you’re a #soletrader , #smallbusiness or a large corporation... Read More

Realising your vision

Jul 02, 2018
Michael Walls, 2018 Young Chartered Star and entrepreneur, knew he wanted to be a Chartered Accountant, he just had to find his own way there. What inspired you to enter the Young Chartered Star competition?... Read More

Chartered accountant Michael to 'Star' in The Hague

05 June, 2018


HILLTOWN chartered accountant Michael Walls is 'going Dutch' after winning the profession's Young Chartered Star (YCS) award and earning the right to represent Ireland at the One Young World conference in the Netherlands in October... Read More

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The farm boy, the tech geek and the ACA

May 6, 2018


I'm a confident and flamboyant Chartered Accountant who's been fortunate enough to become a Finance Director and budding entrepreneur. But my path to success has been far from assured. Failing some subjects at university, while struggling to come to terms with being gay, meant it took me a long time to find my confidence.... Read More