We at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore are pleased to welcome Ana Fornieles, the HR Manager from Baker Tilly Spain, to give her a glimpse of life and work in Northern Ireland.  Working predominantly for her home firm, Ana joins us on a three-month secondment to experience all that Belfast has to offer.  Keen to develop her English language skills in a professional environment, Ana is also in Belfast to explore our famed scenery, soak up the nightlife and hospitality and enjoy what life as a young professional in Northern Ireland is like in practice.

The secondment originated through Baker Tilly International, our global network of independent accounting and business advisory firms across 148 locations and 740 offices.  With expertise across multiple areas including Tax, Legal, Corporate Finance, Audit and Assurance and Advisory Services, this network presents a wealth of opportunities to explore different cultures and collaborate with international colleagues on emerging issues with relevance right across the world.

Donal Laverty, Consulting Partner at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore said: “We are thrilled to have Ana join us from Baker Tilly Spain to experience how we do things, both at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore and across Belfast and Northern Ireland in general. After a challenging time for travel and collaboration right across the Baker Tilly International network, it is a pleasure to welcome a global colleague and provide the opportunity to explore a new city, develop her language skills, experience a new culture and collaborate professionally with the team here at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore.”

Xavier Mercadé CEO of Baker Tilly Spain said: “The experience throughout the pandemic has shown us that working from different locations is possible. This opens the possibility to combine our current responsibilities in the firm with the experience of working from another country.”

Abraham Román, Corporate Director in Baker Tilly Spain added: “The secondment is a great opportunity for our professionals to live an international experience and fortunately within the Baker Tilly environment, they can get to know other work procedures and new colleagues.  We are pleased with the experience Ana is having and the kind welcome she has received from her colleagues in the Belfast office. We hope to be able to increase the number of exchanges and also to greet and welcome colleagues from different Baker Tilly offices in Spain.”