Adding Value To Your Business

Fitzgerald & Partners are an accountancy firm based in Kinsale, Co. Cork. The business advisory firm has a full range of services available in audit, tax and advisory.


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The firm has an excellent team to service the requirements of our clients.

  • Our team are good listeners and are keen to understand and work with our clients. The ethos of the firm is that of growth, both growing as a firm ourselves but also to help our clients in developing growth strategies for their business.
  • We work in compliance such as income tax returns and corporation tax returns to consultancy assignments where we act as consultants in a business advisory capacity for small, medium and large clients. We deal with both private and corporate assignments on a totally confidential basis including tax and wealth management.
  • Some of our niche areas we enjoy working in would be international tax where clients are moving to Ireland from other jurisdictions and we help in tax planning that move for them. Another growth area is our business advisory service where we add value to businesses by understanding the challenges that they face.
  • Our office outsourcing - business centre is there to service the needs of our clients in outsourcing aspects of their business such as VAT, payroll, management accounts and we use cloud based technology so that our clients can have their data available on their devices in real time which SMEs need to monitor their business using KPI's.
  • We enjoy working with SMEs and entrepreneurs with the latest in technology and software, provided by our excellent team of CPA's who work both on and off site, travelling to businesses in the Munster area each morning as is required.
  • Our team do regular updates for our clients, in terms of seminars, conferences, quarterly newsletters and social media updates via all the social media platforms. Our niche areas that we particularly enjoy working in are dealing with expatriates, those moving to Ireland and also in the areas of tourism and hospitality, consulting and advisory and a particular focus of working with entrepreneurs.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald FCPA has a special interest in the SME sector and is a large employer in the Cork area. He is the past president of CPA Ireland, one of Irelands leading accountancy bodies and former KPMG Cork Business Person of the Year.
  • The firm is well branded and profiled as a leading business advisor in the SME sector, which accounts for 99% of business in Ireland. The firm writes articles for local media, supports events locally in the heart of the community and constantly aims to innovate in areas like on-line accounting. Our Business Centre outsources for SMEs. For a start-up client, the firm provides a start-up guide downloadable on our website addressing starting your own business. The guide is also available through the firm’s referral network.

SMP Practice of the future:

We were delighted to be selected as one of only two Irish accountancy firms to feature as case studies in a global research report on the Small to Medium Practice of the Future. This research is based on surveys of almost 2,000 accountancy practices in 50 countries. This report, in full, will be on our website soon and will be distributed globally to the 900,000 accountants in 16 countries who are involved. The Edinburgh Group champions the interests of SMEs/SMPs, professional accountants in business and developing nations in particular within IFAC (International Federation of Accountants).



Technology

On-line accounts represent a growth area. Small start-ups provide their data on a weekly basis, e.g., drop it off, mail it or scan and email. The firm processes the data, inputs it in a package like Big Red Cloud & Surf . A client can access its data while scuba diving in the Caribbean or driving around Ireland. They can invoice from their device. The firm and client all work off one package and in real-time. Clients find value in always being up to date on their accounts in a very simple way. The firm works with whatever package the client prefers (Big Red Cloud, Zero, Surf or an industry specific package).

Business advisory

The firm views business advisory – private advice on key points in business to help in growth strategy - as the future. A deep dive into a business via a SWOT analysis reveals the issues the entrepreneur is facing. Being a good listener is important. Running a business can be lonely. SMEs find value in an advisor who understands the key issues facing their business, is independent of their stakeholders and gives objective advice. The firm regularly advises on the buying and selling of businesses and the negotiations around same and considered to be the advisor of choice for those considering buying or selling a business.


Please contact us on 353-021-477-4500 to see how we can add value to your business.