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About Francis O'Kennedy & Co

An independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors based in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. We are a professional and highly skilled provider with more than 25 years of experience. We keep abreast of ongoing changes in legislation and the regulatory environment to bring the most relevant and up to date services to our clients.

We serve a range of clients, including individuals, small and medium businesses and those looking to start new businesses. For our full range of services see here.
We are members of the Chartered Accounts Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.

Meet the team

See who is behind our award winning practice and put a face to the name of your new accounting team. Our team has years of experience and will offer you the best service available to ensure you succeed.

Francis
O'Kennedy

Founder and Principal - FCA QFA

Francis is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and qualified in 1985, having originally started his articles in his home town of Sligo Francis relocated to Dublin to complete his studies more than 35 years ago. Francis is also a Qualified Financial Advisor and specialises in Pension and Life Assurance advice for all of our clients.

Stephen
O'Kennedy

Senior Manager - ACA

Stephen is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and qualified in 2019.

Stephen has gained extensive in-practice experience over 15 years dealing with a broad range of small and medium sized clients and currently specialises in the accounts work for our clients including sole traders, partnerships and Limited companies.

David
O'Kennedy

Senior Tax Manager - BA CTA (AITI) ACA

David began his studies in NUI Maynooth studying Economics and Finance where he obtained his BA in 2012

Following the completion of his undergraduate degree in Maynooth, David went on to complete his Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) exams with The Irish Tax Institute (ITI) in 2016.

David became an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2021

He currently specialises in the tax preparation in the office work covering all tax heads and assists with accounts preparation

 

General Questions

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.

 

Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.

 

We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.

 

Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.

 

What our Clients Say

We have used Francis O’Kennedy and Co for years and their professionalism is second to none, we would highly recommend.

-Liam Reilly ‘Liam Reilly Auctioneers’

 
 
 

I first came to Francis with what I thought was a small income tax case which escalated into something a lot more daunting. Francis however made the whole process smooth and painless and I was very happy with all the work he did and continues to do for me.

-Conor Murtagh ‘Eco Valeting Solutions’