MR John Gaynor

Jt Lecturer

Contact Details

Lecturer In Accounting
Mr John Gaynor
School of Business & Social Science
Ash Lane

T: 0719305612
M: 0872317510
Jt Lecturer



John Gaynor FCCA MSc
Studied for the ACCA exams at IT Sligo and employed with Sligo firm Gilroy Gannon 1985-1991;
Member of ACCA since 1990 and awarded Fellowship in 1995;
Financial Controller with Anglo Irish Beef Processors in their Donegal Plant 1992-1994;
Project Accountant with United Technologies Automotive at their Derry plant 1994-1995;
Worked in practice specialising in SME Consultancy and advisory 1996-2002; 
Gaynor Greetings Limited - Owner/Manager of own business 1995-2002;
Lecture in Management Accounting, Business Finance and Financial Management since 2001;
Programme Chair for the BA Honours in Accounting at IT Sligo;
Chair of ACCA Ireland 2017/18;   
Represented ACCA Ireland at ACCA International Assembly of members in 2016, 2017 and 2018;
Chair of ACCA Accounting Education Committee 2017-ongoing;
ACCA Ireland Committee member 2015 to 2019;
Member of ACCA Connaught Panel since 2013 ;
Member of Audit and Risk Committee for National Institute for Bioprocessing and Training - (since 2018);
Board member Sligo Academy of Music (Registered Charity) - ongoing;
Summerhill College Sligo Alumni Committee member since 2018;

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1994 FCCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
1989 ACCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
2005 MSc in Accounting (Distinction) University of South Wales
2003 Diplona in Training and Education (Distinction) NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Chartered Certified Accountants Member 01-JAN-89 /


  Committee Function From / To
ACCA Connaught Members Panel Chair of ACCA Connaught Members Panel 2016 / 2017
ACCA Ireland Members Committee Panel Member 2016 / 2020


  Employer Position From / To
IT Sligo Lecturer 01-JAN-01 /
United Technologies Automotive Project Manager 01-DEC-93 / 30-APR-95
Goodman International Financial Controller 01-JAN-92 / 20-DEC-93
Gilroy Gannon Chartered Accountants Senior Auditor 01-JUN-85 / 31-DEC-91
Gaynor Consulting Business Consultant 01-OCT-96 / 31-MAR-04


  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2003 NUIG Diploma of Education Training and Education
1994 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants FCCA Professional qualification in Accounting
2005 University of South Wales Master of Science Accounting

Outreach Activities


Board member with the Sligo Academy of Music (State Registered Charity)

Other Activities


Representing Connaught Members on the ACCA Ireland Committee from 2015 to February 2020