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Who we are – The Firm

The practice is comprised of two partners, Shane Somers and Anthony Browne, who between them have over 60 years’ experience in the profession.

It provides a comprehensive range of accountancy, taxation and advisory services to its broad and varied client base.

Its senior personnel have expertise and long experience in all of the following specialist areas:

  • Business start-up and structures
  • Negotiating and structuring business acquisitions and sales
  • Due diligence on business acquisition and sales
  • Succession Retirement Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Gift and Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning and Probate

The practice is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland to carry out audit work in Ireland and the UK.

We provide accounts preparation services for sole traders, partnerships, societies and companies and full range of bookkeeping services in a very straightforward and efficient manner.

We provide a full suite of tax compliance services to our clients, under all of the following taxes:

  • Payroll taxes
  • Self-employed Income
  • Corporation Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Gift and Inheritance Taxes

We operate a long-established payroll bureau service for a large number of businesses throughout Ireland.

We provide a full suite of Company Secretarial services for our corporate clients.

We feel confident that we have the skill set which you require. We act for a wide portfolio of clients in the following sectors:

  • Hospitality and Retail
  • Medical, Pharmacy and Veterinary services
  • Farming
  • Manufacturing and wholesaling
  • Construction, civil engineering and related activities
  • Property and rental
  • Legal and other professional services


Why do I need an accountant?

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.

Is it expensive to use an accountant?

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.

How do you charge?

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.

Can I maintain my own accounting records?

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.

I've been up and running for a couple of years. How can you help me?

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.

Partner Bios

Anthony Browne, CTA QFA RPA

Anthony Browne is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and a qualified Financial Advisor, with over 30 years’ experience in providing taxation advice across all tax heads.

Anthony has worked extensively for SME clients, both owner-managed and multi-national companies. He has worked extensively in relation to all types of urban renewal schemes, capital allowances for various buildings such as hotels, creches, holiday homes.

Anthony has a particular niche in dealing with Revenue Audits and Revenue investigations.

He also has huge experience in advising in relation to succession planning, reorganisations of businesses and the sale of businesses.

Shane Somers, BBS FCA QFA

Shane is the founding partner of Shane Somers & Associates. Previously, Shane worked as a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young before founding Keogh Somers Chartered Accountants in 2005.

A fellow with Chartered Accountants Ireland with over 30 years’ experience Shane provides audit, accountancy and general business advisory services to a diverse portfolio of domestic and international corporate and private clients.

His advisory work spans a wide range of sectors from tourism to retail, construction, property and manufacturing. He also advises start-up and owner managed companies on working capital management, banking and preparation of financial projections.

Shane has an in-depth understanding of the complexities and challenges facing large SME and owner-managed businesses. Client satisfaction is a key driver for Shane. Providing a high-quality, personable service with a down-to-earth, problem-solving approach maximising efficiencies has enabled Shane to enjoy lasting relationships with his clients and a strong referral business.

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