We are an experienced firm of Chartered Accountants that has been providing a wide range of accountancy services for many years. John Shanahan established the firm in 1993 and over the years the practice has grown organically - almost entirely thanks to referrals from satisfied clients.
Today from our Offices in O'Connor Square, Tullamore we have staff specialising in accountancy, auditing, bookkeeping, payroll and taxation. In addition, we can, through our network, refer to a wide range of outside experts for advice on specialist matters beyond the normal scope of the practice.
The practice is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Accountancy today is almost entirely based on computerised records. We have the hardware, the software and the know-how to deal with your accounts the most reliable and effective way, to prepare tax returns for delivery via ROS and deliver documents to Companies Registration Office online.
We have experience of a number of popular accounting software packages, including TAS Books, Sage, QuickBooks and the Big Red Book etc.. If you use any of these, we can handle your files with ease. If you don't, but would like to, we are happy to advise on the appropriate system for you, to help set it up and maintain it, and to advise you or your staff in using it.
Some clients prefer to use Microsoft Excel, and for them we have designed an automated spreadsheet which can be customised to their needs. We still have some clients who prefer to keep manual accounts records - and of course we are happy to accommodate them, also.
We specialise in the smaller and medium size enterprises that are at the very heart of this country’s economy. We bring clarity and certainty to an easily accessible accounting and advice service where we always have your budget in mind.
You can call on us at any time knowing that you will receive our full committment to resolving your issues and setting your mind at rest. So we hope that you will feel free to speak to us whenever you need. By our motto "Linking practice to business", we are always working for you.
August 10, 2019
We have seen over the years some major corporate frauds and collapses hitting the headlines from time to time and many of these were high profile and the amounts involved quite spectacular.
With the current pressures we are still facing from a slow economy, challenges associated with difficulties in renewing finance, the challenge of achieving targets, even simply paying suppliers bills and it becomes easy and opportune for the risk of fraud and petty crime for all sizes of businesses to go undetected over long periods.
We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly have taken a look at the steps you take to make sure your business is secure.
July 31, 2019
Certain types of activity are exempt from the licensing requirement applicable to the Haulage business in general.
An operator’s licence isunnecessary if your vehicle (or combination of the vehicles to be used) has a maximum authorised weight of less than 3.5 metric tonnes.
We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly have taken a look at the instances which do not require a Hauliers Licence under current legislation.
July 22, 2019
The RSA is responsible for enforcing EU and national transport legislation on tachographs, EU driver hour rules, Road transport working time directive, those elements of the licensing of operators to engage in hire and reward operations and Drivers CPC.
We at, John M Shanahan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tullamore, Co Offaly have taken a look at the requirements which are necessary to stay within the Law in relation to such regulation.
January 30, 2018
Setting up your own limited company is a big step. And though it’s highly rewarding, there are also a number of things to consider before making that leap of fate.
There are two main options open to entrepreneurs setting up in Ireland – sole trader or limited company.
To help you to prepare for when the time comes, we’ve put together some of the limited Company option - questions, pitfalls and reasons for choice - you should consider.