Mark Butler

Managing Partner

Maura Duffy

Audit & Business Advisory Partner

Bruce Stanley

Tax Consulting Partner

Patricia Lloyd

Audit & Assurance Partner

Darran Woods

Accounts & Outsourcing Partner

Eddie Coleman

Tax Compliance Partner

Paddy Kiernan

Accountancy Outsourcing Manager

Karen Saurin

Senior Audit Manager

Adrian Barrett

Head of Accounting and Outsourcing

Tom Conlan

Consultant

Seán Murray

Consultant

Mark Butler

Managing Partner

A member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants and Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, Mark is a registered auditor in both Ireland and the UK.

Mark is our Managing Partner focusing on the implementation of the firm's growth objective and leads our consulting services.

Mark is the founder and chairman of HLB Ireland, a federation of the Irish member firms of HLB International, and also the Managing Partner of HLB Sheehan Quinn, focusing on the implementation of the firm’s growth objectives.

Mark is an expert in strategic business planning with over twenty years experience advising domestic and international businesses. He focuses on a number of sectors including veterinary practice, food, hotel & leisure and property investment.

Maura Duffy

Audit & Business Advisory Partner

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Maura has over twenty-five years practice experience.

Maura’s clients range from large corporates to private individuals, professionals, small and medium companies and groups across a number of sectors.

In addition, Maura acts as mentor to many indigenous enterprises for the management and development of their business focusing on company profitability and growth. Many of Maura’s clients have investments and business interests across a variety of sectors, which include professional services, retail, property investment, licensed trade, agriculture and private clients.

Bruce Stanley

Tax Consulting Partner

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, CTA, Bruce has over 15 years' experience in practice. Bruce has experience across all tax heads, specialising in corporate structuring and personal tax planning for entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses.

Bruce has a strong client focus providing bespoke commercial tax solutions to suit individual needs in areas such as business expansion, efficient cash extraction, employee incentivisation schemes and succession planning.

Bruce has presented on a variety of taxation matters both in Ireland and at European conferences on topics such as EU VAT case law, the Irish Holding Company regime, personal tax planning and tax efficient business investment.

Bruce has experience of advising across a broad range of sectors including Hotels and Leisure, Property Investment, Arts & Entertainment, Professional Services, Medical and Retail. With a keen interest in the arts and entertainment sector, Bruce serves as a board member of both Graphic Studio Dublin, Ireland's oldest fine art print studio and Rough Magic Theatre Company, Ireland’s leading independent theatre company.

Patricia Lloyd

Audit & Assurance Partner

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute, Patricia has over 20 years’ experience and is an audit and assurance partner with responsibility for the statutory audit of a wide portfolio of indigenous and international corporate clients. Patricia also has particular skills in corporate and financial reporting.

In addition Patricia provides support to our consulting and business advisory services team specifically in, business management and process improvements to ensure efficient management tools are available to assist in driving efficiencies and growth.

Darran Woods

Accounts & Outsourcing Partner

An Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, CTA, Darran advises a wide range of clients on a range of issues specialising in outsourcing. A graduate of UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, Darran also holds a Masters in Accounting.

Darran services a broad client base from sole traders to group corporate entities offering business services to maximise business efficiencies.

In addition, Darran is a statutory auditor and has wide expertise in consultancy services such as finance proposals, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, budgeting and cash flow, and business valuations. Darran is also a strategic advisor for many owner-managed and family businesses in their path towards growth and success.

Eddie Coleman

Tax Compliance Partner

An AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, CTA, Eddie advises a wide range of clients on tax compliance and is also a member of our tax consulting team.

Eddie has considerable experience and skills in providing practical tax advice and solutions to corporates and private clients.

Eddie also specialises in retirement planning options to ensure clients maximise their pre and post retirement positions in a tax efficient manner.

Paddy Kiernan

Accountancy Outsourcing Manager

Paddy specialises in small to medium sized business and works primarily with owner managers delivering accounting and advisory services. He offers focused advice to business owners on compliance and management issues and is recognised as a key support to business owners. His open and approachable style is valued by clients where he is available to discuss and advise on the many issues affecting them.

He has over 30 years experience in practice and 20 years with HLB Sheehan Quinn. Paddy is a key member of the management team and has built up key relationships with the firm’s client base over his time.

Paddy has particular expertise in the provision of these services to the following sectors:

• Engineering and related services
• Property Investment and Construction
• Services
• Private Clients & Individuals

Paddy enjoys all sports and is very much involved with the GAA where he is currently active as a referee in Dublin.

Karen Saurin

Senior Audit Manager

A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Karen specialises in assurance and business advisory services for indigenous and international companies across a range of sectors.

With over ten years’ experience in practice, Karen is a senior manager in our growing audit department.

Karen advises on statutory audit, technical accounting and has significant experience of FRS 102 and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

In addition to her specific audit expertise, Karen has gained a wide range of experience working across a number of disciplines including accounting and financial advisory services.

Adrian Barrett

Head of Accounting and Outsourcing

Adrian heads up our accounting and outsourcing division and specialises in the delivery of financial compliance, advisory and outsourced financial and accounting services to both indigenous and international clients.

Adrian is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland with more than 20 years practice experience. He has worked across a number of roles and disciplines ranging from audit and accounting, management consulting, Business Process Outsourcing and financial advisory and has built up a wealth of experience in the provision of comprehensive, on-time, quality financial reporting and compliance disciplines across many different industry sectors to companies and private individuals.

Adrian enjoys all sports, but in particular the GAA where he still participates as well as following the highs and lows of his beloved Kerry.

Tom Conlan

Consultant

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, CTA, Tom has extensive in-depth knowledge of tax planning for corporates and individuals. He acts as a strategic advisor to a broad range of clients across taxation and transaction advisory.

Tom also specialises in retirement planning options to ensure clients maximise their pension contributions in a tax efficient manner and devise exit readiness proposals for businesses from succession planning to exit strategies.

Seán Murray

Consultant

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Seán specialises in audit and assurance services for corporate entities including entities with international operations across a range of sectors.

Seán advises on statutory audit, technical accounting and corporate structuring. He has significant knowledge of FRS 102 and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

He also provides technical litigation support and has acted as an expert witness in many High Court cases in Dublin and Belfast.

Seán has broad experience in the areas of investigations and consultancy, including practical financial issues, financial restructuring and company law matters.