Read a Bit More About The Avid Partners Team
Our service is only as good as the people we have working for you and your company. With that in mind, we have recruited the best and brightest of Ireland’s financial graduates with solid experience and a continuing professional development a must for our team. Each member of the Avid Partners – Accountants & Business Advisors team undergoes a comprehensive introduction programme and enjoys regular training and development to ensure that they remain abreast of legal, accountancy, taxation, corporate finance and company legislative changes, as well as remaining on top of their game for the benefit of our clients.
Jamie O Hanlon – Managing Director
“I recall being an eighteen year old returning to Ireland having spent two months in Spain, attempting to mind children for the summer. I was awaiting exam results and the prospect of a career choice in the coming weeks. I saw an advert for a business college offering professional accountancy courses and thought that in order to be a BIG SHOT business man in the future I would need a good understanding of business financials. Little did I realise that twenty seven years later that the business I would establish would be a professional services firm offering business and financial support to the SME business sector. I have to say that I enjoy, hugely, my role as an adviser to business owners and managers. My position with the firms’ clients allows me to be able to support them on an on-going basis – I truly feel that I am a PARTNER in their business and love to hear from them when my help is needed”.
Jamie is a fellow of The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. and has gained significant exposure within the financial and managerial function of start-up and developing businesses and is keen to ensure that his professional skills are maintained and employed to the highest standard and benefit of client organisations. Jamie is a founding member of Avid Partners.
Ciara McCullagh – Senior Accountant
Having left my home in Co. Tyrone 10 years ago I moved to Co. Laois and this is where my true interest for Accountancy started. I have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge over the 14 years I have worked in public accounting practices and have covered many areas of Accountancy. I work closely with a wide range of industries some of which include the Food & Beverage sector, Retail and Hospitality industry, Construction Industry, Health & Safety sector and Landlords. I take a lot of pride in my job and in the relationships I have built up with our clients. I am in my ninth year with Avid Partners and still work closely with all the clients I started working with 9 years ago.
I love being able to help people and I enjoy helping clients look at their business from different perspectives to ensure they are maximising their business performance whilst effectively managing their taxation position. I go above and beyond when it comes to identifying and adding real value to your business. There is nothing as satisfying as seeing a client happy with the service they are receiving. My personality is of a very caring nature and outside of work I like to look after those that are close to me in my life and this does not change when I am in work.
Paul Howard – Business & Marketing Consultant
Paul comes to Avid Partners with a wide range of experience in sectors as diverse as the multinational sector, small business and entrepreneurial and investment businesses. Paul has a master degree in strategic marketing and has worked with a number of companies throughout his career including Unilever, American Express, Institute of Technology Carlow, The Carlow Nationalist, Horizon, Limelight Entertainment, True Potential Business Consultancy and as an Independent Business Consultant. Paul brings a wealth of experience and energy to the company and works with clients from a marketing & business development capacity and in helping clients grow their business.
“I enjoy coming into work every day and looking for ways to both improve our own company position as well as clients. I have an entrepreneurial spirit as a result of working with start ups myself and can see the passion and relate to the sense of accomplishments business owners feel when achieving something worthwhile in their business. I enjoy playing golf, travelling and am a keen Everton Football fan for my sins. I also enjoy learning new things and pushing myself beyond the comfort zone. I believe that that a person must enjoy coming to work everyday as like is too short not to enjoy what you do. A person would be as enthusiastic coming into work in the morning as going home at the end of the day”.
Evelyn Kinsella – Senior Accountant
Evelyn joined the team at Avid Partners in 2014 and has worked in Practice since 2005. Prior to that she worked in a multinational industry firm for six years. She has a diverse accounting, auditing, taxation, annual compliance and strike offs knowledge and has built up considerable experience across a broad range of clients and appreciates the importance of working closely with her clients and getting to know their business and their business needs. Evelyn is currently studying for her final year Certified Public Accountant exams. She is also a member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians. Evelyn is enthusiastic about Animal welfare, also has great love for languages, travel and photography. “I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and helping them with the efficiencies of their businesses ”.
Deborah Curry- Senior Accountant
Deborah is a qualified Certified Public Accountant with over 6 years experience in the accounting industry. She began her journey into accountancy by completing a 3 year Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accountany. Once Deborah had completed her degree she decided to broaden her horizons by going to Australia for a year to travel & work. While down under she gained valuable experience is various different roles including administration, information technology, pensions & life assurance. Since returning to Ireland Deborah has worked in practice being involved in all areas of accounting, taxation & audit.
Deborah has in particular worked extensively with credit unions & thoroughly enjoys this aspect of her work. “I have always known that I wanted a career working with numbers since I was in school. I always had a great interest in Maths & Accountancy. To me perfection & accuracy is key to being a great Accountant & Auditor. Helping clients is my biggest motivator.” Deborah is one of Avid Partners newest additions to the team and brings with her invaluable experience and a can do attitude.
Contact Avid Partners today on 0818 303087 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can assist you with your business. Alternatively you can fill in the enquiry form below and we will revert back to you as soon as possible.
"A breath of fresh air. Your firm demonstrated enormous commercial understanding in turning around negotiations with a potential target vendor. I admire your style and ability to drive the deal forward. Many thanks."
"I would like to say I'm very happy with your service, especially the audit team, your staff are always friendly, helpful and a pleasure to deal with."
"Your business approach to clients is very impressive. I have always found that when explaining the types of service on offer, it is always concise and straight forward. The level of trust that clients place in your company and its staff speaks volumes."
"I would like to take this opportunity to say how much we are impressed with your company's professionalism, it has been a pleasure working with you all and we look forward to working with you in the future."
"Avid Partners - Accountants & Business Advisors are an excellent firm of accountants, their quality ethos is outstanding."
"I have dealt with Jamie O' Hanlon, of Avid Partners - Accountants & Business Advisors Chartered Certified Accountants, for a number of years as he is auditor to one of my clients. I have always found him to be professional and responsive in his approach."
"Service is second to none; there is always someone at the end of the phone for any business advice. The staff are very easy to get along with, very approachable and know exactly what they are talking about"
Having got to know the company through the BNI we decided it was time to change accountant. What impressed me about Avid Partners was their professionalism. Their attention to detail was second to none and as an added bonus they are a sounding board to all of my questions. Avid also potted some irregularities in my accounts from the previous few years and saved me substantial money on the years tax bill. Avid Partners deliver a first class service which is everything you could want from an accountant and I am happy to give this endorsement.
We at Fitzies Bar have worked with Avid Partners - Business & Financial Advisers for over five years. We find that the advice and support offered to us in addition to all of our book-keeping requirements to include payroll, VAT, etc. is invaluable and has helped to contribute to our continued growth especially in these challenging times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Avid Partners.
Jamie and his staff are a pleasure to work with. They respond promptly to any queries we have and are critical to our financial planning and the future needs of our business. I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in accounting services.
We at Stillorgan Cycles have used Jamie and his Team at Avid Partners – Accountants and Business Advisers for over five years. We have found that the retail advice and support offered to us is second to none and has helped to contribute to our continued growth especially in these challenging times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Avid Partners.
I met Avid Partners through a local business networking group. We had been using the same accountants for years and found that in these harsh economic times that we were not getting good enough value or service. We were very impressed by the company's professionalism and enthusiasm and genuine interest in helping us get the most out of our business. As a result we are now clients of Avid Partners and are thrilled with our decision.