IT Sligo Staff Profiles

MS Riona Lyons

Assistant Lecturer

Contact Details

Assistant Lecturer
Address

E: Lyons.Riona@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Ríona joined Institute of Technology, Sligo in 2015, having previously  lectured for National University of Ireland, Galway and worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers in both audit and taxation roles.

She is an Associate member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Taxation Institute, holds a Master of Accounting and is currently undertaking doctoral research examining the operation and consequences of management control systems in audit firms.

Ríona has lectured in Accounting, Finance, and Taxation at undergraduate level and Finance at postgraduate level.

Research Interests

The subject area of Ríona's research is management control systems. Previously Ríona worked as a research assistant on a funded project on management controls and innovation. Ríona is currently undertaking a PhD examining the operation and consequences management control systems in audit firms.

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change (ENROAC),
Lyons, R. and Sweeney. B (2015) Management Control-Trust Relationship in Audit Firms- Seniors' Perspective. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change (ENROAC), NUI Galway, 3rd-4th June 2015 . [Details]
(2015) Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference,
Lyons, Riona (2015) Management Control- Trust Relationship in Audit Firms- Seniors' Perspective. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, Dublin Insititute of Technology . [Details]
(2014) Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference,
Lyons, Riona (2014) An Examination of the Trust-Control Relationship in Irish Audit Firms. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, Institute of Technology, Tallaght . [Details]
(2015) Spring Academy: Digital Media in Higher Education,
Barrett, M., Lyons, R. and Evason, P (2015) The use of Screen Recording Technology to create online tutorials for Accounting students. [Invited Oral Presentation], Spring Academy: Digital Media in Higher Education, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2014) 12th Annual Galway Symposium on Higher Education, NUI Galway,
Barrett, M. and Lyons, R. (2014) Accounting Nuggets for Leaving Certificate Students. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], 12th Annual Galway Symposium on Higher Education, NUI Galway, NUI Galway . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 EXPLORE Innovation Funding NUI Galway
2013 Prizewinner of Doctoral Funding Irish Accounting and Finance Association

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Chartered Accountants Ireland Associate member 01-APR-06 /
Irish Accounting and Finance Association Member 24-MAY-11 /
Irish Taxation Institute Associate Member 01-DEC-08 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit Assistant Manager 01-NOV-04 / 31-OCT-07
PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Consultant 01-NOV-07 / 12-SEP-08
NUI Galway Lecturer in Accounting & Finance 01-SEP-10 / 31-AUG-12
NUI Galway Lecturer in Accounting & Finance 02-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-15
IT Sligo Assistant Lecturer (PT) 09-NOV-09 / 31-AUG-10
ITSligo Assistant Lecturer Accounting (PT) 01-SEP-12 / 20-JUN-13
ITSligo Assistant Lecturer in Accounting 01-SEP-15 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 UCD MA (ACCOUNTANCY) Accounting, Finance and Taxation
2003 National University of Ireland, Galway BComm Business, Accounting, Finance, Taxation

Teaching Interests

Taxation
Financial Management
Management Accounting
Financial Accounting