The inclusion of graphs and commentaries can greatly facilitate the understanding of owners or managers with limited prior experience in reading and interpreting accounts. Increased understanding is the key to optimising business performance and profitability. We will tailor your management accounts and reports to your business and accounts users. If your business is obliged to have an annual audit, we can prepare accounts for submission to your auditors and liaise with them on your behalf, leaving you free to carry on with the more important income-generating activities of your business. Or, perhaps you qualify for an audit exemption and if so, you may wish to redirect your audit budget towards business advisory services that will create additional value for your business.


With the benefit of real-life experience in indigenous Irish industry, multinational companies and a Big-4 Practice, we offer a range of highly-practical business advisory services including the following:
    • Review of accounting processes with advice to improve efficiency and effectiveness
    • Profitability analysis and hands-on assistance in cost reduction
    • Review of internal controls to reduce the risks of error, fraud and inefficiency
    • Advice and assistance in the implementation of suitable accounting software and systems and user-training
    • Review of working capital (cash) management and collection of debt from customers
    • Advice and assistance in setting performance targets, budgeting and forecasting
    • Other consultations on financial and business matters


Starting your own business can be an exciting, busy and sometimes daunting experience. By helping you through the process, we can share the financial know-how that will be invaluable to managing your business successfully in the long term, whilst easing the administrative burden that can swamp businesses in the initial stages. Getting your core business off to the best possible start, with a solid foundation, is the number one priority.

We can assist you in:
    • Determining the appropriate structure for your business; sole trader, partnership or limited company
    • Registering your business with the Companies Office
    • Registering with the Revenue Commissioners for all relevant taxes
    • Preparation of business plans, including budgeting and cashflow forecasting
    • Opening bank accounts
    • Assisting in arranging bank finance
    • Advising on accounting systems appropriate to your business, whether computerised or manual
    • Taxation advice to ensure compliance and minimise tax liabilities

Once your business progresses past start-up stage, we can offer the appropriate annual compliance and advisory services to support your business development.


If you do not have the time, experience, resources or inclination to have a dedicated in-house finance function, you can simply outsource it to us. We can maintain your books, process payroll, file tax returns, prepare management and financial accounts, budgets and forecasts on your behalf, leaving you free to concentrate on your core business.


Maintaining proper books and records is not only a legal requirement for companies, it is critical to monitoring business performance. Key performance indicators are readily available in well maintained books on a weekly or monthly basis, even if accounts are required less often. Maintaining orderly books facilitates completion of tax returns, and allows accounts to be reliably and efficiently prepared, avoiding the headache of a year-end backlog and piecing together incomplete records. We can maintain these records for you if you do not have the resources or expertise, or, if you prefer, we can train and assist you to be self-sufficient. Either way, we will keep the process as simple as possible and avoid over-complication.


Tax compliance services, as well as tax planning advice aimed at minimising your tax bill, are available to both companies and individuals in the following areas, as appropriate:
    • PAYE, PRSI, Income Levy
    • RCT
    • VAT
    • Income Tax
    • Corporation Tax
    • Capital Gains Tax
    • Capital Acquisitions Tax

Even PAYE workers could benefit from a review of their tax position as they may not be claiming their full entitlements.


We offer a full range of company secretarial services including the following:
    • Fully outsourced annual compliance service
    • Registration of company or business name
    • Maintaining statutory registers and minutes
    • Registration of changes to company officers
    • Preparation and submission of annual returns to the Companies Registration Office

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