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The firm was founded in 1984 by Michael MacSweeney. In 1993, he was joined by Dermot O'Sullivan to form a partnership. In 2003, the company moved from its previous premises in the South Mall, Cork to new premises at Bridge House, Skehard Road, Blackrock, Cork. In 2006 Colum McCarthy became a partner.

Partners

Michael MacSweeney

Michael MacSweeney FCA

Michael founded the original Firm back in 1984. Prior to that, he worked as investigating accountant for the Incorporated Law Society. His practice areas comprise audit, accountancy and consultancy, with a particular emphasis on the construction industry and is Managing Partner with responsibility for the day-to-day running of the firm. He has enormous practical experience of business and property related issues.


Dermot O'Sullivan

Dermot O'Sullivan AITI

Dermot joined the Firm in 1989 and became partner in 1993. He was previously Personal Tax Manager with Deloitte & Touche. He has developed the tax consultancy division of MacSweeney & Co. and has extensive knowledge in all areas of personal/corporate taxation. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with company redundancies and the related tax, social welfare and financial issues. He also lectures extensively.


Colum McCarthy FCPA, AITI

Colum McCarthy

Colum joined the Firm in 1995 and became a Partner in 2006. He is in charge of the small business area of the firm and specialises in IT. Colum was admitted as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1994 and the Irish Taxation Institute in 1996. He has extensive experience in Revenue Audit and Revenue settlement negotiations. He also arranges asset and mortgage finance for clients and has broad experience of negotiations with financial institutions on behalf of clients.


Our People

Seamus McGowan  FCA

Seamus McGowan FCA

Seamus joined the Firm in 1989. He was admitted as an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1996 and became a fellow of the Institute in 2006. He deals with a wide range of corporate clients. His special area of expertise is in the ever-changing area of technical accounting developments and updates the practice and clients regularly on these matters.


Bette Penney

Bette Penney MIPA

Bette joined the Firm in 1989 having spent many years working in the Revenue Commissioners. She deals with clients on VAT, PAYE/PRSI and runs the Payroll Bureau. Bette has a Diploma in Payroll Management and is a member of the Irish Payroll Association.


Maria Muldowney

Maria Muldowney

Maria joined the Firm in 2001. She is Office Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the practice. She is also Personal Assistant to Michael MacSweeney and Dermot O`Sullivan.


Mervyn Good ACA, AITI

Mervyn Good

Mervyn specialises in the firm's consultancy assignments, particularly in the areas of business, IT and HR Consultancy and also works in the areas of business recovery and insolvency. He was admitted as an associate of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Irish Taxation Institute in 1999. Having trained in small practice, he spent a number of years in a "Big 4" practice, before joining MacSweeney & Co. in 2002. He dealt mainly with the firm's medium sized corporate clients before leaving in 2006 to work as audit manager in a medium sized practice. He rejoined MacSweeney & Co. in 2008


Gillian Donovan ACA

Gillian Donovan ACA

Gillian joined the Firm in 2003. Gillian holds a degree in Accounting from UCC and was admitted as an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2003. She deals mainly with the Firm's medium sized corporate clients and solicitors to whom she provides a wide variety of accounting, audit, company secretarial and tax compliance services.


Gerard O'Mahony

Gerard O'Mahony CPA

Gerard joined the firm in 2006. He holds a degree in Business Studies from the Waterford Institute of Technology. He was admitted as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2001. He deals with a mix of corporate and personal clients, with special emphasis on the Firm's retail and medical clients.


Susan MacSweeneySusan MacSweeney ACA

Susan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 after training with PWC and joined the Firm that year. She now deals with the Firm's corporate and personal clients with special emphasis on the Firm's legal client base.