Biography

John worked in the USA for 18 years prior to joining UL in 1998. During his stay in the US he worked in mortgage banking, industrial gas distribution and prior to returning to Ireland, was the CFO of New Jersey's largest commercial printer. In this latter role, his skills in commercial lending and credit control were combined with an interest in process reengineering that facilitated growth by acquisition. Throughout his career to date, John has placed an emphasis on dynamic accounting systems and has led in the installation of a number of UNIX-based accounting systems while in the US.
Upon returning to Ireland, John was the CEO of the Eurexcter Project at the University of Limerick, a three-year EU initiative that pursued socio-economic inclusion and cohesion at the local level. He is a founding member of the Paris-based European Foundation for Territorial Excellence, an entity established to further economic and social sustainability at the regional level in the EU. Reflecting a belief in the role of the university to engage positively with its local and regional community he developed the
Business Transformation Programme to enable SMEs to grow and prosper. This has been the genesis for his academic interest in the governance role of financial accounting information in Irish small firms. John worked at Allied Irish Banks in their Systems Department for 6 years prior to moving to the USA.
Lectures annually at the Institute of Directors in Ireland on corporate governance.

In 2015 he completed a PhD: The Corporate governance role of financial accounting information in Irish small firms.
At UL John lectures in Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Business Ethics and conducts research in the areas of corporate governance, the small firm environment and spatial awareness in the teaching of accounting.

Author of Financial Accounting - a Corporate Governance Perspective published by Gill and MacMillan in 2006. He also co-authored two textbooks with colleagues, Accounting and Finance (UL 2004) with Dr. Fergal G. O'Brien and Accounting for Project Management (UL 2000) with Dr. Philip O'Regan.

Educational ACCESS: Leads an initiative at UL that encourages Travellers in the Limerick area to participate in the Irish educational system.
Education: BSc Bus Admin and MBA from Seton Hall University, New Jersey USA. Conferred with a PhD at the University of Limerick in January 2016.

Research Interests

    • Corporate Governance role of financial accounting information
    • Transparency and governance mechanisms
    • Design Science Research
    • Compliance and the Auditing process
    • Credit lending to SMEs
    • Risk management in the Public sector
    • Board Working style and board leadership styles
    • Business ethics
    • Spatial awareness in the teaching of accounting

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2012 First Seven Weeks,

Peer Reviewed Journals

2007

Governance, compliance and legal enforcement: Evaluating a recent Irish initiative

Heneghan J., O'Donnell D. (2007) Governance, compliance and legal enforcement: Evaluating a recent Irish initiative. Corporate Governance :54-65

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Books

2012

Travellers and the Settled Community - A shared future

Heneghan, J., OhAodha, M., Warde, M. (2012) Travellers and the Settled Community - A shared future. Dublin : Liffey Press

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2006

Financial Accounting with Corporate Governance

John Heneghan (2006) Financial Accounting with Corporate Governance. Dublin : Gill & Macmillan

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2001

Accounting for Project Management

O'Regan, P; Heneghan, J (2001) Accounting for Project Management. Limerick : Centre for Project Management

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Other Journals

2008

A Study of individual values and employment equity in Canada, France and Ireland

Saha, S.K., O'Donnell, D., Patel, T. & Heneghan, J., (2008) A Study of individual values and employment equity in Canada, France and Ireland. Equal Opportunities International :629-645

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2007

Compliance is not the same as Governance

John Heneghan (2007) Compliance is not the same as Governance. : Institute of Certified Public Accountants Accountancy Plus

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Conference Publications

2012

Irish Accounting and Finance Association

John Heneghan (2012) Irish Accounting and Finance Association.

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2011

Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Athlone IT

Heneghan, J and Eamonn Donnelly (2011) Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Athlone IT.

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2010

10th ECEG eTax

Donnelly, E. and John Heneghan (2010) 10th ECEG eTax.

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2006

Irish Accounting and Finance association ( annual conference)

John Heneghan (2006) Irish Accounting and Finance association ( annual conference). :*-*

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2006

EURAM: energizing european Management

John Heneghan (2006) EURAM: energizing european Management. :*-*

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2005

European Academy of Management

Heneghan,J., & O'Donnell, D (2005) European Academy of Management. :*-*

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2005

Irish Accounting and Finance Association

Heneghan, John (2005) Irish Accounting and Finance Association. :*-*

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2004

Irish Evaluation Network

Heneghan, J (2004) Irish Evaluation Network. :*-*

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Published Reports

2012

Report on Credit Lending to SMEs

John Heneghan and Dr. Helena Lenihan (2012) Report on Credit Lending to SMEs. Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick : Kemmy Business School

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