Audit & Accountancy

Key to our Assurance and Advisory services for our client base is our audit service. Our audit team bring extensive knowledge and expertise as a result of their experience in a range of sectors. Our relationship with our clients is central to the audit process. By working closely with you, we can understand your requirements and be better placed to advise you on the best way forward for your business.

Our approach to assignments is partner-led to ensure that clients are provided with a professional, top-quality, and accessible service whilst ensuring the focus is clearly dedicated to assisting clients to meet the ever-increasing challenges that face modern businesses.

We take a “value added” approach to audit that provides clients with objective and focused feedback as well as advising on all aspects of statutory obligations.

In addition to our Auditing and Accounting services our Company Secretarial Services are aimed at assisting, managing and maintaining business compliance from preparation of returns and processing of various changes in company structures.

We help companies of all types and sizes to fulfill their statutory obligations.

Hugh McGeown FCA

Hugh McGeown FCA

Partner Audit & Compliance

Hugh is a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having previously obtained a BA Hons degree in Accounting from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown.
Hugh Joined HSOC in 2001 and became a Partner in the Audit & Compliance Department in February 2008.
Hugh has developed considerable experience in advising a broad range of clients including both indigenous and multi-national business, across many industries. He has significant experience in advising clients involved in the construction, and retail as well as leisure and hospitality industries. He has a particular interest in advising clients in start-ups scenarios and on the outsourcing of accounting and back office support functions.

hugh@hsoc.ie

Shane O’Connell ACA

Shane O’Connell ACA

Partner Audit & Compliance

Shane is a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ireland, having previously obtained a BA in Business Studies and Professional Diploma in Accounting from Dublin City University.
Shane trained with Grant Thornton, gaining broad audit and accounting experience during his time there. He joined HSOC Financial & Business Advisors in 2008 and initially concentrated on large audit clients and consolidations.
Shane became Manager of the restructuring and recovery section in 2009 and Partner of the same Department in 2011. He advises clients who are in financial difficulty and helps them create business strategies to assist in turning a company around. Shane provides management account, budgetary and cash flow projection services to assist clients as part of a business strategy. In some cases a business strategy is not an option. Shane can advise clients as to the most efficient form of winding up in these instances, and can also act as liquidator of a company should the need arise.
Shane completed the Diploma in Forensic Accounting in 2010 and has been involved in many forensic cases ranging from Revenue investigations to divorce and civil matters. He has also been involved in mediation work on behalf of clients.

shane@hsoc.ie

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