Ó Leochain & Associates was established in 2006 by Diarmuid Ó Leochain. Diarmuid holds a B.A. in Accounting & Finance from D.C.U. along with fellowship of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland. Diarmuid is also a member of the Irish Taxation Institute.
This means that Diarmuid, along with being a Registered Auditor, is also a Registered Taxation Consultant. These qualifications, together with the standards and ethical practices followed by membership of these professional associations, guarantees that the advice you receive will be relevant and up-to-date, and that any work carried out on your behalf will be to the highest standard.
Why choose us?
O'Leochain & Associates are an SME, and as such, we are all too aware of the commercial reality in which your business operates. We face the same demands that you do, in running your business, and our service is all about removing those daily and annual accounting stresses, thereby freeing you up to work on your business.
Having a diligent accountant working on your behalf should make your life easier, not harder. And that's what we strive to do every day.
Our clients are real people, not a number in a database. We are aware of the pressures that arise from the variety of business responsibilities, and we see it as part of our service to relieve your bookkeeping pressures.
We like to be first-name terms with all of our clients, and we are always up-to-date with their financial position.
Due to the size of our practice, you get individual attention. That means we give you more than the customary "adequate time" to discuss and review matters.
We tailor our services to suit your needs. This allows us to alleviate some of the commercial pressures and lets you concentrate on what you do best.
We provide a range of accountancy, bookkeeping and payroll services. Additionally, we are experts in helping clients prepare for revenue audits, and get their taxes in order.
Appointments can be arranged outside of normal office hours, and your affairs will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.
Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.
We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.
If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.
Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.