Joe was educated at Presentation College Athenry and University College Galway. After graduating from University College Galway with a first class honours degree in Commerce, he completed a Masters in Accounting in University College Dublin. Joe then joined the accountancy firm John Woods & Co and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998. He then joined Ernst & Young to further his experience in the audit and consulting fields.
Joe worked for Ernst & Young Australia, Poland and Ireland over a six year period. In 2004, Joe joined Sherry McNabola Murray & Co as an audit director. He became audit partner in 2006.
Joe specialises in the provision of external and internal audit and accountancy services.