Susan Ní Chríodáin
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved working with numbers. I am fascinated by patterns, sequences and calculations. Working as an accountant I appreciated that numbers didn’t lie; not the percentages mind you. Numbers were always so much easier to work with than people. By spending a couple of hours on a numerical issue I’d be reasonably certain it would be solved. That same couple of hours on a people issue might only be the tip of the iceberg.
There is beauty, for me, in balancing a set of financial statements – the intricacies that underpin the workings are wonderous. But the real beauty is in working with people – the intricacies that underpin our workings are wonderous too. Our intricacies, our messiness, our uniqueness, is what makes us human and no one particular combination of inputs or formulae will ever generate the same result.
Accountants are often stereotyped leaving their uniqueness hidden behind the numbers. Every single accountant is a human first and therefore every single human working as an accountant is as unique, messy and wonderful as everyone else.
If you are a CFO, FD, FC or senior finance leader I would love to work with you. Contact me today to become as confident, competent and comfortable with people as you are with numbers.
I'm a former Finance Director and a Director of Operations. I’ve worked and lived in Ireland, Australia, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, UK and Switzerland.
I am a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland - I trained with Deloitte. I love learning and have undertaken courses in Mental Health First Aid, Coaching, Science of Well-Being, Brain & Behaviour, Social Impact Strategy, Effective Negotiation, Women’s Studies and more.
I am on the board of two NGOs.