New Online Platform Helps Upskill Accountants

10 Sep 2015 | 10.25 am

New Online Platform Helps Upskill Accountants

Grant Thornton and KnowledgeBase partnering to deliver the resource

10 Sep 2015 | 10.25 am

Grant Thornton is partnering with Dublin-based e-learning startup KnowledgeBase to develop bespoke content for accountants across a range of topics.

KnowledgeBase was established in 2014 and recently launched its online learning resource for professionals, providing detailed information on a range of legal, regulatory and business subjects. Its first offering is an interactive online guide to the new Companies Act 2014.

The company team was brought together by Peter Stewart, a veteran of a number of startup businesses in financial and management services, and a former director of NAMA.

Other principals include content director Anthony Thuillier, a barrister, lecturer and author; Maeve Harrington, a marketing professional and project manager, and Mark Stewart, of Cloud Nine Consulting, who heads up the tech development.

Maeve Harrington said: “KnowledgeBase’s e-learning platform, which has been developed by web developers Cloud Nine Consulting, has brought about an extremely powerful tool which functions both as a convenient guide to the new Companies Act and also an easy to use and convenient method of further education for busy professionals.

“By partnering with Grant Thornton, KnowledgeBase has been able to develop our product offering and, crucially, take another step towards maximising the potential of the KnowledgeBase platform.”

Jillian O’Sullivan, partner in Grant Thornton, added: “We believe that KnowledgeBase’s comprehensive online resource will change the way accountants’ reference information and acquire training in relation to the Companies Act 2014.”

KnowledgeBase Picture Conor McCabe Photography.Jillian O’Sullivan (left), partner in Grant Thornton, and Maeve Harrington, director of KnowledgeBase

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