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O’KellySutton, Chartered Accountants Kildare, deliver expert advice to meet all your audit, accountancy, taxation, and business development needs. Our team of highly experienced business accountants in Ireland and qualified professionals have an outstanding track record in delivering success to companies of all sizes.

All clients receive the same level of personal attention regardless of size. Our core values are Expertise of the highest level, Adding Value to our clients at every opportunity and Trusted Advisors you can always rely on.

We pride ourselves in having the best talent and some of the top accountants in Ireland.

Our package of business advisory services combined with financial and audit services are designed to enhance shareholder value. Our work is focused on building your financial support systems and business capabilities to meet your overall strategic business objectives. If you are looking for Accountants in Ireland or Accountants in Kildare please contact us on +353 (0)45 530777 or drop in for a chat if you are passing by our door.

For new clients that sign up with us the initial consultation is free. Anyone interested in finding out how to scale your business or tax efficient planning please contact patrick.sutton@okellysutton.ie.

Contact patrick.orourke@okellysutton.ie for a free 1 hour consultation on 3 ways to reduce your tax liability.

Target Sectors

  • Property related sectors – landlords/investors/construction companies/subcontractors
  • Family businesses
  • Agri and equine – farmers, horse trainers, suppliers to the industry
  • Wholesalers/Retailers/Manufacturers
  • Leisure/Hotels/Publicans
  • Professional services
  • Irish Branches/Divisions of Foreign companies
  • Foreign Landlords
  • SME’s – high growth profitable businesses
  • High Potential Start-ups

Our particular strengths

  • Tax Planning - for high net worth companies and individuals
  • Succession Planning - passing to the next generation
  • Corporate restructuring – group structures/reorganisations
  • Tax reduction strategies
  • Corporate Finance – raising money for businesses, acquisitions/disposals/mergers, property financing and refinancing
  • Business Planning / Strategic Planning – working with companies to develop growth strategies and implementation programmes
  • Financial training – accounting software / management accounting / cost accounting /
  • Forensic Accounting – carry out investigations
  • Outsourcing – back office support teams
  • Cloud Accounting – Migration, Implementation and training of Cloud Accountancy packages Xero and Surf

Meet the team

O’KellySutton team includes 15 professional accountants, payroll and VAT technicians who provide a full service offering including audit, financial accounting, management accounting, income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, capital acquisitions tax, company secretarial, VAT, Payroll, bookkeeping, and RCT. O’KellySutton were one of the first accounting firms in Ireland to roll out cloud accounting to its client base through its strategic partnerships with SURF and Xero.

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Pat Sutton

Managing Partner

Pat Sutton, FCCA, founding partner of O’KellySutton in 1994. For more than 26 years Pat has worked hands on with clients in Ireland and abroad developing business and financial strategies to enable profitable growth. He is director of a number of companies advising on corporate finance, financial management and business growth. He is an approved Consultant with Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprises Offices and InterTrade Ireland. Pat is a regular media contributor on SME business planning matters. He is an executive member of County Kildare Chamber of Commerce and treasurer of Suncroft GAA Club. Pat is married to Mary and has three children. He enjoys cycling, gaelic games, and a life-long greyhound enthusiast.

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Patrick O’Rourke

Audit & Tax Partner

Patrick O’Rourke B. Comm FCA, CTA, partner with responsibility for audit, tax planning and outsourcing service he joined O’KellySutton in 2006. A graduate of UCD, Patrick is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser having trained with KPMG and PWC. He is responsible for staff training & education, practice compliance and quality standards. On the tax side, Patrick advises many high net worth individuals on wealth creation / protection and on efficient tax structures. Patrick married to Triona and has three children. He is a part-time beef farmer and a keen GAA follower.

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Paul O'Kelly

Business Consultant

Paul works directly with clients, whether one-to-one with leaders and their teams, or by guiding multiple sessions involving as many as 8,000 team members across international organisations. For more than twenty years, Paul O’Kelly has challenged clients in Ireland, Europe and across the world to make the breakthroughs they need in their thinking, planning and performance so that they can achieve previously unimagined ambitions. Paul is passionate about delivering leadership, motivation and business change. A keen and highly competitive sportsman, Paul combines his hands-on and no-holds-barred approach with the rich experience and proven methodologies of a handful of selected strategic partners from around the world.

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Michele Fitzpatrick CPA

Audit Manager

Michele an honours graduate in accounting from IT Carlow and a qualified certified public accountant. She heads up our audit department looking after private, semi state, charity, & not-for-profit audits.

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Jennifer Larkin FCCA

Corporate Finance Manager

Jennifer an honours graduate in accounting & finance from DCU and a qualified chartered certified accountant. She looks after our corporate finance and management reporting departments and high end special project assignments.

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Olivia Dunne CPA

Accounts Manager

Olivia is a qualified Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years’ experience at senior accountant level. She looks after a cross section of industry clients including hotels, leisure / entertainment and charities.

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Lisa Lokasto FCCA

Accounts Manager

Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with a background in law, member of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives. Lisa looks after international clients with complex corporate structures, and not-for-profits.

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Danny Molloy BA Accounting

Outsourcing & Online Accounting Manager

Danny has an Honours Degree in Accounting from IT Carlow and has substantial Industry experience in a number of sectors. He heads up our Bookkeeping, Payroll, VAT and Digital Accounting departments.

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

At all times we were impressed by the diligent way in which Pat Sutton and his colleagues carried out their due diligence work in order to arrive at a market valuation, how quick they were to understand our complex group with 400 employees and many companies, active in 3 different countries. A striking fact was the constructive and objective way of working with us, even when they were finally retained by an investor who successfully invested into our Holding Company. We have no hesitation in highly recommending O’KellySutton as accountants and business consultants for any complex financial or corporate finance work

Sven Von Der Heyden, Chairman, Von Der Heyden Group

BioTector Analytical Systems Ltd. have been the beneficiary of ongoing support from O’KellySutton on matters of strategic and financial advice throughout my period as both Managing Director and then Chairman of the company while in private ownership. This relationship commenced in the late 90's when as a start-up business the company undertook its first strategic development programme led by O’KellySutton. The success and growth of the company resulting from this initial programme led to a number of further strategic development programmes run by O’KellySutton over the following 18 years.

O’KellySutton also acted as advisers to the Company in negotiating an early stage significant distribution agreement with a major international Distributor.

When the shareholders were approached regarding a possible acquisition it was only natural that we turned to O’KellySutton for advice and guidance. O’KellySutton helped to establish a fair but aggressive market valuation and produced a professional comprehensive Information Memorandum which became the foundation document for further negotiations.

O’KellySutton's help and support to the Shareholders throughout the complex discussions were invaluable and contributed significantly to the successful outcome of the negotiations.

O’KellySutton continues to advise me on a personal level, with regard to investments opportunities and management of same

Martin Horan, Chairman, BioTector Analytical Systems Ltd

To help take our growing business to the next stage of growth we recently hired O’KellySutton to help create a Strategic Plan for our business. The process itself was extremely insightful. An initial off-site day allowed us to examine all aspects of the business from the outside in. Pat and the team at O’KellySutton helped us to view the business and the objectives from a completely alternative perspective. We quickly started to identify bottle necks and possible solutions to implement this. The session itself helped energise us and focus on the most important targets as well as a full review of our model. From this initial session alone we took away a lot of learnings and concepts. The session was followed up over a number of days and the result was a Strategic Business Plan with monthly goals and targets over a 5 year period as well as an updated model which will be reviewed regularly. The O’KellySutton Team spent a lot of time listening and learning about our business before drawing up the strategic business plan. The business was examined from a financial, HR and customer level as well as internal practices. I cannot recommend this session highly enough. We now view the O’KellySutton team as a trusted advisor in the background who are available whenever we need to provide advice and keep us clearly focused on our goals.

Brian Egan, CEO. Purple Decks Ltd

O’Kelly Sutton act as chartered accountants, chartered tax advisors and corporate finance advisors for our family international property portfolio and trading businesses. We can highly recommend them for any high-level tax planning services, share valuations, next-generation succession planning, tax compliance and general accounting work. Since appointment over ten years ago, they have carried out several private company valuation assignments on our behalf. They perform their work to a very high standard and have an in-depth understanding of tax, negotiations and private company valuations. We have full trust that our affairs are managed correctly and always in a timely fashion

Robert Conlan, Managing Director, Fitzwilliam Group

O’KellySutton have provided accounting and strategic business services to various, and diverse businesses we are involved with over the past 20 years. The term business “partner” is bandied around a lot, and often used very lightly, but it is safe to say that it is the only way to describe our experience with O’KellySutton. They have always acted proactively in our best interests and continually surprise us with their level of understanding and depth of knowledge across industries. Tough business decisions have been presented more and more in recent years but one major reassurance is having the experience and expertise of Pat Sutton, Patrick O’Rourke and their team on hand

John Cleary, CEO Ravensdale Group

O’KellySutton have been our accountants and auditors since we commenced business in 2002. During this time, O’KellySutton have been very good for my business and have played an important role in our success and have provided us with a lot of expertise in many areas. On a personal level, I have found Pat Sutton a very good business advisor and have used his expertise in matters relating to accountancy, tax, business development & strategy and personal finance. His pragmatic and objective approach to problem-solving has stood to me over the years and usually allows me to make the right decision at the time.

Richard Dunne, MD Granite Concepts

I worked with Patrick and his team in 2020 and they were of great help to me and the company I founded in creating a tax-efficient deal which worked for all sides. I found Patrick and all in O'Kelly Sutton professional and diligent and a pleasure to work with.

I would have no hesitancy in recommending them as a company.

Mark O’Byrne

As a start-up looking to raise substantial funds, it was important that we retained experienced and credible corporate financial advisors with a proven track record to help us roll out our business plan. Having now gone through two successful fund-raising rounds in a very difficult 2020 we were very glad we engaged O’KellySutton. They presented well thought out and compelling valuation methodologies to potential investors. We are happy to report we have just successfully concluded a second funding raising round where we secured a further €2m investment.

David O’Reilly, Chief Operating Officer, Zeus Group

At all times we were impressed by the diligent way in which Pat Sutton and his colleagues carried out their due diligence, how quick they were to understand our complex group with 400 employees, active in 3 different countries. A striking fact was the constructive and objective way of working with us, even when they were finally retained by an investor who successfully invested into our Holding Company. We have no hesitation in highly recommending O´KellySutton as Accountants and business consultants or for any complex financial or due diligence work

Sven von der Heyden - Chairman, Von der Heyden Group

 

 
 
 
 

O’Kelly Sutton have been our accountants and auditors since we commenced business in 2002. During this time, O’Kelly Sutton have been very good for my business and have played an important role in our success and have provided us with a lot of expertise in many areas. On a personal level, I have found Pat Sutton a very good business advisor and have used his expertise in matters relating to accountancy, tax, business development & strategy and personal finance. His pragmatic and objective approach to problem solving has stood to me over the years and usually allows me to make the right decision at the time.

Richard Dunne - Managing Director, Granite Concepts

 

 
 
 
 

O’KellySutton began advising BioTector as a start-up in the late 1990’s on business strategy and financial planning. The success and growth of the company resulting from the initial programmes led to a number of further strategic development programmes run by O'Kelly Sutton over the following 18 years. When the Shareholders were approached about a possible company sale it was only natural we would appoint O’KellySutton for advice and guidance on the transaction. O'Kelly Sutton helped to establish a fair but aggressive market valuation and produced a comprehensive Information Memorandum which became the foundation document for the successful sale of the company in 2014. O'Kelly Sutton's help and support to the Shareholders throughout the complex discussions was invaluable and contributed significantly to the successful outcome of the negotiations.

Martin Horan - Founder and Former Managing Director BioTector Analytical Systems Ltd.