Hilary Hough is a certified accountant and chartered director with a wide range of corporate finance, accounting and general management experience. He worked with Bank of Ireland where he held a number of senior positions, including Corporate Lending Manager, Head of the SME Division, Head of Group Public Affairs and Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Finance. Since leaving Bank of Ireland he has provided accounting and financial consultancy and training to senior executives and owner managers in a range of large and small companies and public sector organisations throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US.
Hilary is non-executive director of IT Alliance Group, Gateway Korea Ltd. and European Movement Ireland. He is also on the Industry and Commerce Committee of the Royal Dublin Society.
Hilary delivers the Fundamentals of Accounting module on the MBA programme in which he shares his wide range of practical and academic experiences to unveil the mystique surrounding the world of accounting and finance and make it easily accessible, understandable and useable for non financial managers. His book, Accounting and Finance for the Lending Banker became a leading text on the subject for lending bankers both in Ireland and abroad.
His research interests include accounting standards and SME finance. He has served on ACCA’s Accounting Standards Committee and is currently on the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority.