1st September, 2022

Senior Team Promotion: Paul Kearney to Step Up Operations as Newly Appointed Finance Director

Senior Team Promotion: Paul Kearney to Step Up Operations as Newly Appointed Finance Director

At Murphy Geospatial, we pride ourselves on being one of the leading surveying and geospatial solutions providers in the UK and Ireland, building our expertise year on year.

As we further our mission for growth in our field, we’re pleased to announce a major senior promotion that is set to take company operations to the next level. In the coming weeks, Paul Kearney will step up as our newly appointed Finance Director, overseeing exceptional decision-making at every level.

Paul brings a wealth of experience to his new role as finance director at the company, which follows his promotion to associate director only last year. A qualified chartered management accountant (CIMA), he has been with us for almost six years now and looks forward to excelling in his latest position.

We spoke to Paul to get his thoughts on the move:

I’m delighted to be taking on this new role at Murphy Geospatial, which faces an exciting future as it continues to expand its capability and reach. It’s important to embed finance throughout the company’s departmental and operations structure to improve decision-making and information flow. Cashflow is the lifeblood of a company. The finance function can have a huge impact and we need to ensure we are operating as efficiently as possible.

Established nearly 40 years ago, we’re proud to work with clients to reduce risk and make strategic decisions, capturing, collating, verifying and governing geospatial data across the project and asset lifecycle within various sectors. Our monitoring services are used by contractors, local authorities and private clients across an array of projects, and they’re also vital to construction industry efforts to meet carbon neutral targets.

Paul, based in Kilcullen, Ireland, has previously worked in a number of finance roles for major companies such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bord na Móna and Bord Gais Energy, where he was a senior finance business partner. He heads a strong finance team at Murphy Geospatial, overseeing accounts, billing, credit control, payments and administration. Thanks to Paul’s involvement in a number of projects and initiatives over the years, our operational flow is consistently improving.

When discussing his approach, Paul highlights openness as a key factor to the success of financial operations:

The team has excellent skills and provides strong customer service within our finance partnership approach – ours is often the ‘go-to’ department. Everyone in the company is open to ideas and willing to learn and develop.

He’s also proud of Murphy Geospatial’s important work in the industry, supporting the increasing need for data as the infrastructures of cities, towns and the countryside continue to modernise and develop.

We will need to adapt with new technologies and workflows so that we can continue to develop as a company,” he added. “There is a huge amount of emphasis on innovation here, including investing in a full support service department, to ensure that we are in a strong position for the future.”

Our CEO Niall Murphy is delighted with Paul’s promotion to the firm’s board of directors:

Paul has been an integral part of the growth of the group, building a strong team in the finance department and implementing processes that have increased efficiencies across the UK and Ireland businesses. He has developed a respect and trust with key stakeholders and continues to provide the financial expertise and support the company needs as we go from strength to strength in achieving our business goals.

For enquiries about our services at Murphy Geospatial, please email info@murphygs.ie (Ireland) or info@murphygs.com (UK).