Monday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone +35316764924

Address: 10 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin



CSI, Chartered Accountants, is a 2 partner firm supported by five professional staff.  We work with clients in all sectors of Irish business aiming to provide them with competitively priced services given in an honest and simple fashion. 


Gerry Hunt (Partner)

Gerry has worked for more than 26 years of experience in banking with greatest knowledge in the areas of finance, credit, collections, risk management and internal audit.  Experience also encompasses Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, strategic planning, financial planning, risk assessment, operational and financial controls and due diligence reviews.  He has held numerous senior management positions in major financial institutions and I am Central Bank approved for Fitness & Probity requirements

For the last ten years, he has  worked in business consultancy and public practice at partnership level specializing in providing risk and project management and advisory services, in addition to working on auditing assignments.

Currently, he’s a part time independent non executive director for APP Halkin (an IFSC regulated fund for Danish second lien mortgages) and Imagine Reinsurance (a Central Bank regulated reinsurer). He is chairman of the audit committee for Imagine Reinsurance.

Gerry first worked with Ernst & Young, where  he gained his initial experience in risk-based auditing techniques. He then spent 20 years in the financial services industry in senior roles with National Irish Bank, Irish Life, and Irish Life and Permanent that ranged from Financial Controller, Head of Finance, Head of Strategy and Group Corporate Lending Manager, through to General Manager reporting directly to the Chief Executive.  He was part time Finance Director for Finance Ireland and managed to help it survive the credit crunch. 

He has always lectured extensively (to final year ACA, ACCA, CIMA and MBA students) and  currently provides CPD courses for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Internal Audit, Risk and Control Systems. He has  a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Professional Accounting from University College Dublin and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA).


Howard Block (Partner)

Howard has over 30 years of business experience and, as well as specialist skills in the finance and media sectors, he has a breadth of business knowledge having worked as an external auditor in the Big 4; an internal auditor in financial services, manufacturing and IT; a finance director and controller in both the service and manufacturing sectors; and an international business consultant.

Howard is currently a partner in CSI and a director in an international business consulting firm providing Assurance, Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Advisory Services to multinational organisations worldwide.

Howard has also worked as a non-executive director for several regulated companies and contributed in specialist roles such as Money Laundering Reporting Officer and a member of the Audit Committee.

Howard has had considerable experience of working in multinational insurance and banking companies and has worked on significant Solvency II, MiFID, Internal Audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley projects in these sectors.

Howard has experience of working with teams in both the second and third line of defence.

At the second line of defence he has been involved with the development of a  Risk Management function involving the initiation of policies and procedures and the development of risk dashboards and reporting protocols for the Chief Risk Officer and relevant governance committees. He also has experience of working alongside Compliance on Anti-Money Laundering/FCPA, Anti- Fraud and Corruption, Data Privacy, and Business Continuity Planning initiatives.

At the third line of defence he has extensive experience of end-to-end financial, operational, and themed internal audits. He has also worked internationally on Sarbanes-Oxley assignments of both entity-level and operational processes.

Howard first worked with Ernst & Young, where he gained his initial experience in risk-based auditing techniques. He then spent 3 years in industry as a Financial Controller and Commercial Manager where he was involved in financial and cost accounting system design and implementation, change management, and management and financial reporting.

Howard is a Registered Auditor and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA). He holds an ICAI Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin

Howard holds a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma and has experience of project management methodologies such as Prince 2.

He guest lectures on Corporate Governance and Internal Audit at professionals levels, most recently to CIMA finalists at Dublin Business School.