Here at McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Accountants we are delighted to announce our first promotions. ANNE HOGAN is now a DIRECTOR, SILE CASSERLY is a MANAGER and SARAH KELLY is an ASSISTANT MANAGER.
Commenting on the promotions Partner Mary McKeogh stated: “Anne, Sile and Sarah are a credit to our firm and show the benefits of hard work and delivering excellent service to clients. Their attention to detail and the pride they take in their work, combined with the excellent relationships they have developed with their clients, have been instrumental in the success of our firm. Our staff are the backbone of our firm and we are delighted to recognise and reward their hard work.”
ANNE HOGAN, a County Clare native, graduated from the University of Limerick with First Class Honours in Law and Accounting before training with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2002. After five years with a Big4 practice in Dublin Anne returned to Limerick where she worked firstly for BDO, and then Horwath Bastow Charleton. Anne joined McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Accountants when it was established in 2012. Her career has seen her provide tax advice under all tax heads as well as business advice to start-up, and established indigenous enterprises, entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses. With McKeogh Gallagher Ryan she specialises in the areas of debt restructuring, EIIS relief, Corporation Tax and the tax aspects of family businesses.
Anne is known for her clear insight and deductive logic. Her ability to clarify technical tax issues and devise cost effective solutions has seen her become an invaluable advisor to her clients. When not figuring out ways to reduce her clients’ tax bill Anne enjoys foreign travel accompanied by a good book. However with a growing family her adventures tend to be confined these days to her local Kilkishen environs.
SILE CASSERLY, originally from Sligo, moved to Limerick in August last year when she joined McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Accountants’ Business Advisory and Corporate Recovery team, having previously worked for Eoin Ryan in Horwath Bastow Charleton/BDO Dublin. An accountancy and finance graduate from DCU Sile qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010 after training with Gilroy Gannon in Sligo. To date Sile has specialised in insolvency and completed Chartered Accountants Ireland’s Diploma in Insolvency in 2011. She works on receivership cases, liquidations and formal/informal schemes of arrangement. She also works in business turnaround, assisting viable businesses restructure their operations, and authoring independent business reviews.
Sile predominantly works with McKeogh Gallagher Ryan’s banking clients, and has developed excellent working relationships with their senior lending officers. She also advises businesses operating in the building, retail, pharmacy and grocery sectors. Already well settled in Limerick Sile can be seen gracing the courts of Limerick Lawn Tennis Club and the Coonagh driving range, as well as delighting her colleagues with her baking skills.
SARAH KELLY, also hails from Co Clare, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Business Studies. She trained with Hamill Spence O’Connell in Dublin qualifying as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2006. After completing her training Sarah returned to Limerick, firstly with O’Donovan Caulfield and then Horwath Bastow Charleton. She joined McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Accountants when it was established in 2012. Sarah has a wealth of experience across all tax heads including all aspects of tax compliance, tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, preparing for Revenue audits and succession planning.
In McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Sarah works directly with our Corporate Recovery department advising on the tax implications of liquidations and corporate and personal receiverships. She has particular expertise at investigating and appraising complex ownership structures, advising on the tax efficient sale of business assets and the winding-up of businesses. Sarah also works directly with McKeogh Gallagher Ryan’s banking clients as well as providing compliance advice to our corporate and high net worth clients. Another talented cook Sarah also likes to travel.
Eoin Ryan, Business Advisory and Corporate Recovery Partner, also congratulated Anne, Sile and Sarah. “As a new firm we have to ensure we are ahead of the curve in the quality of the advice we deliver and our technical expertise. Anne, Sile and Sarah always have an excellent understanding of commercial issues, devising workable solutions in often difficult scenarios. I have no doubt that they will continue to build on this success in the future.”
Echoing Eoin Ryan’s sentiments Audit Partner Eoin Gallagher stated, “We set up our firm to deliver high quality and affordable professional advice to the entire business community across the Mid-Western and Munster region. The majority of our staff are from the area and we are delighted to be promoting three excellent advisors. It is a very competitive marketplace at present and there is still a lot of pressure on businesses to maintain profitability and keep services and jobs in the region. It is very important to us that we are playing our part, both as advisors working with our clients, and also supporting and developing our own staff.”