This Working Life: ‘Stating that you have values such as transparency and honesty is fine, but you need to demonstrate them’
The antidote to conflicts and workplace politics is creating a positive company culture, says EY Ireland’s Sarah Connellan
Sarah Connellan is the chief operating officer and tax partner at EY Ireland, the professional services firm. She previously worked in two other professional services firms: as a tax director in Deloitte and in human resources in PwC.
I’ve been very lucky to have worked in professional services throughout my career. I started as a graduate in tax and worked my way up to partner, with a focus on employment tax and international...
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