Starting Your Business

Starting a new business is an exciting and challenging endeavor, our extensive experience as key advisors to many different businesses can help you navigate the path to commercial success!

We will help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets and trading forecasts
    Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance and draw up the necessary proposals
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
    Complete any registration procedures with Company Registration Office or Revenue Commissioners
  • Deal with Company Secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

We have the skills and experience you need to make a real difference to the development of your business.

Once you are up and running we can continue to be key advisors to you and your business. In addition to audit & compliance, we provide Payroll, Bookkeeping and Management Accounting services that can assist you in growing your business.

Simone Hennessy AITI CTA

Simone Hennessy AITI CTA

Partner Taxation

Simone is a member of the Institute of Taxation having previously obtained a Masters Degree in Economics & Finance, NUI Maynooth. Simone trained with Ernst & Young, Dublin providing specialist advice to both individuals and employers on all aspects of personal taxation, social insurance, remuneration and emigration. She broadened her consultancy and tax planning skills across a diverse range of taxes with Brian Hennebry & Associates in Waterford, a specialist tax advisory practice.
Simone joined the Firm in May 2013 and is responsibility for ensuring all clients’ taxation needs are met. She provides innovative tax solutions to a broad range of clients across all sectors.

simone@hsoc.ie

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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