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 O'Hanlon md avid partnersJamie 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: | Connect on Linkedin



Accounts Team

Sinéad Fisher, ACCA | Accountant

Sinéad joined the team in March 2021 and brings with her significant experience in all areas of finance including payroll, audit, taxation, and financial reporting. Sinéad is a native of Ballycommon, Tullamore, Co Offaly.  She attended the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and graduated with Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting. Sinéad qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2019. Sinéad enjoys working closely with clients, getting to know their business, and offering practical guidance and advice. Sinéad is based in Avid Partners’ Portlaoise office and may be contacted as follows: tel: +353 (0)57 8692409 and email: 


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:

Tel:  0818 303087 | Email:


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:

Tel: 057 8692403 | Email:


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:

Tel: + 353 (0) 57 8692407 | Email:


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:

Tel: + 353 (0) 57 86 92406 | Email



Payroll Team


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:

Tel: + 353 (0) 57 8692402 |email: 


Contact Avid Partners today on 0818 303087 or email us at 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.


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Yes Avid Partners have two divisions of the company. We have an accountancy division that handles your day to day financial necessities and we also have an advisory division to assist companies develop their businesses. This can include consultancy, marketing and guidance when required. We can act as a Chairperson for your organisation if required and can also take away some of the day to day pressures that can restrict growth and slow development. Avid Partners can help with both of the critical aspects of a company, keeping costs down as much as possible and growing revenues exponentially. Technology companies need patience in developing their visions and an involved day to day partner is the best way of keeping a good business balance.
It is a common problem for companies who are in a situation where their business is growing in real terms (users, visitors) but sales is not matching the other growth metrics as traditionally sales lags behind growth (Twitter, Linked In, etc). So what do you do? Every business needs access to finance to pay operating costs which gives the company time to develop future revenue streams. Thankfully the situation is getting better with many tech friendly finance options coming on stream such as micro financing, crowd funding and government agencies are also starting to show support interests.
Every company starts out small with very limited resources at the beginning of the project. The key is to make the most from the resources you have and to seek out alliances, support systems and working partners. Start ups face many challenges including access to capital, regulatory requirements, economies of scale. We can help you develop your concept and will assist in every way possible from accountancy and day to day support to advisory services and raising finance. We can assist in a number of ways and have a portfolio of growing small companies that we help on an on-going basis.
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