Strategic Accounting Services

Accounting Services

We provide year-end business accounting services for start-ups and small and medium sized businesses, be they sole trades, partnerships or companies. Our team are qualified and experienced and we ensure that all financial accounts are produced to the latest professional standards.


Our team has extensive experience of manual, computerised and fully online book-keeping systems and regularly help set-up and maintain the accounting and bookkeeping systems for clients so that they have more time to manage the day-to day business needs.

Management Accounting

Our experienced team can prepare management accounts on a monthly or quarterly basis in an efficient and cost-effective manner for businesses. These may be required by third parties (e.g. financial institutions) or be required to enable business to track performance on a real-time basis.

Company Secretarial

We provide a full company secretarial service including company formation, annual returns, lodging of annual accounts, changes to directors, secretaries and registered offices, as well as share allotments, transfers, company strike-offs and restorations.

Funding and Grants

We provide funding advice to clients in the start-up and expansion phases. There are a multitude of public and private sources of funding opportunities including bank finance, grants, tax refunds and investors.

We can advise on the best funding opportunities available as well as the steps and procedures which must be followed to access funding.

Registered Office Service

We offer a Northern Ireland and Irish registered office address, if needed by clients.

Tax Compliance and Planning Services

VAT Services

We have extensive experience with the Irish, UK and cross border VAT. We offer a complete outsourced VAT service. Alternatively, if you prefer to manage your VAT in-house, we can provide a VAT backup service with advice and support.

Payroll Services

We offer a comprehensive service for Irish and UK payroll. This includes Irish & UK registration, weekly/monthly payroll processing, pay-slips, administration and compliance in respect of PAYE/PRSI/USC in Ireland and PAYE/NICs in Northern Ireland/UK. Alternatively, if you prefer to manage your payroll in-house, we can provide a payroll backup service with advice and support.

Corporation Tax

We offer a full range of Irish and UK corporation tax services including advice on tax compliance exposure and registration requirements for business operating in Ireland/UK and cross-border, operating a branch or a company overseas and the preparation and submission of tax computations and returns.

Construction Industry Compliance

We have extensive experience administering Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT) in Ireland and the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) in Northern Ireland/UK and can provide all the necessary domestic and cross-border advice and assistance you require to operate in compliance with the requirements of the scheme.

Income Tax Returns

If you are in receipt of income from sources that are not taxed under the PAYE system, then you will need to complete and file a self-assessment income tax return. We have extensive experience in preparing and filing income tax returns in both Ireland and the UK, as well as dealing with cross border workers and non-resident landlords.

Rental Income

If you receive rental income from properties or holiday homes at home or abroad, then you must declare these properties and file an income tax return. We have a wealth of experience in filing tax returns in Ireland and the UK for both resident and non-resident landlords.

Succession Planning

We offer expert advice on all aspects of succession, tax and estate planning from an Irish, UK and cross-border perspective. This may include tax advice on extracting cash/assets from your business, or transferring wealth to the next generation during your lifetime or on death.

Capital Acquisitions Tax and Inheritance Tax Planning

The taxation of gifts and inheritances in Ireland and the UK differs greatly. Many of our clients have cross-border estates which brings extra complications. We have extensive experience dealing with Capital Acquisition Tax in Ireland and Inheritance Tax in the UK as well as offering advice on all cross-border aspects.

Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax is payable on any gains made from the sale, gift or exchange of an asset including land, buildings, shares and other assets. There are a number of reliefs and exemptions available for Capital Gains Tax in Ireland and in the UK. We have extensive experience dealing with Capital Gains Tax in both Ireland and the UK making maximum use of the available reliefs and exemptions.

Audit Service

Our qualified and experienced team provide a high quality, cost effective audit service, while offering guidance to clients on their accounting and regulatory requirements. It is important to note that not all accountants are registered auditors. Shaun McAteer & Co. are approved registered auditors.