Meet Our 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 Partner
Jamie has spent his working life providing close support to business owners and manger in the areas of financial management, strategic planning and business development and his passion is to see indigenous businesses in Ireland profit and prosper. A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Jamie is the founder and managing partner of Avid Partners – Accountants & Business Advisers. Established in 2001, Avid Partners has offices in Dundrum, Dublin and Portlaoise.
Jamie see his role very much as partner in his clients’ business and as a business owner himself, has unique insight to the challenges of starting and growing a business in varying economic environments. Jamie is past President of the Laois Chamber of Commerce (2008 – 2012) and was appointed to the National Council of ISME in 2017.
” 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 would be delighted to hear from you an discuss the ways in which he can help your business. Jamie may be contacted as follows: tel: + 353 (0)818 303087 | email: email@example.com | Connect on Linkedin
Sinead Somers | Assistant Accountant
Sinead looks after the book-keeping for a major Irish supermarket chain. With responsibility for the organisation’s general ledger, Sinead records all transactions; posts debits and credits, bank reconciliation and produces financial statements and other reports for the client as required. Sinead may be contacted at our Portlaoise office as follows:
Hanna Heffernan | Trainee Accountant
Hanna arrived in Avid Partners on work experience in the Summer of 2014. She returned to Griffith College that Autumn to complete her final year of a BA in Accounting and Finance. In July 2015, Hanna joined the team full time. Hanna deals with Corporation Tax and Income Tax return for clients in numerous industries. She is also experienced in dealing with VAT in Ireland and other countries within the EU and RCT sectors. Furthermore, she has 5 years experience in auditing and tax planning. Contact Hannah at our Portlaoise office as follows:
Áine O’ Neil | Accounts Assistant
Áine supports the account team on a day-to-day basis, responsible for book-keeping and accounts preparation; preparation and filing of VAT returns & RTD’s; filing and maintaining records; communication with clients; and, communication with Revenue on behalf of clients. Áine is based in our Portlaoise office and may be contacted as follows:
Hayley Saunders | Accounts Assistant
Hayley work full time on book-keeping and accounts preparation for year end accounts and Income Tax , preparation of filing VAT returns and RTD’s, and submitting RCT payments. Hayley may be contacted as follows:
Monika Weglarska | Book-keeper and Accounts Assistant
Monika Weglarska joined Avid Partners in June 2020. A native of Poland, Monika is now resident in Portlaoise. Monika has a master’s degree in finance and accounting, from Romuald Kudlinski OLYMPUS University, Warsaw, and a bachelors’ degree in sociology from the JOHN Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Monika May be contacted as follows:
Denise Cahalan | Payroll Manager
Denise is responsible for the payroll of numerous clients, ensuring that payroll is processed in an accurate, compliant and timely manner. Denise may be contacted as follows:
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"
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.
After meeting Avid Partners with a view to changing our accountants, we came away with a better deal financially and a feeling that we were in capable hands. We feel that Avid Partners has a personal interest in the welfare of our business. Avid Partners have given us great advice, help and support and respond to our day to day queries with speed and efficiency. We feel it was a great move for us to change to Avid Partners.