Fitzgerald and Partners

SME’ s - Small businesses employ a large percentage of Ireland’s private sector workforce - 99% in 2019 . In fact SMEs as a percentage of total business employment in county Cork is 73% ( Source – Jim Power Economist ref “Smart Tips for SMEs” ) . They are essential to our communities and our prosperity. Small business owners are the backbone of the Irish economy. SMP’s play a vital role in supporting business owners and helping them as trusted business advisors. As CPA’s we enjoy working with SME’s and Entrepreneurs so we can add value and gain a deep understanding of the challenges they face in terms of ESG, technology, workforce of the future, crisis management, working capital, cashflow, HR and other issues.

Accountants & SME Specialists

Welcome to our website . As Accountants and SME specialists we understand complexity and this is useful in advisory and also in the modern business environment where businesses need to adapt to change. We are a CPA firm keen to support SMEs nationwide. Over the last 25 years we have assisted lots of expatriates in their move to Kinsale and surrounding areas from all corners of the globe and enjoy helping them in their relocation and tax planning move here in a totally private and confidential manner.

Fitzgerald & Partners are a leading provider of professional services across accounting, tax and advisory. We are a professional services firm providing services to clients spanning multiple sectors and industries. We operate from Kinsale, Co. Cork but have clients locally, nationally and internationally and have supported the SME sector for over 25 years. F& P make business more personal by investing in relationships and collaboration. Clients chose our company, as the breadth of our business services they need are delivered innovatively and always to the highest standards. Our firm is committed to its clients, its people and to growing the local economy in the Cork area. Our firm has also placed sustainability at the core of everything we do.

We have clients globally we help in setting up in Ireland as a good place to do business. We act for some of the leading CEO’s and business leaders including entrepreneurs and SMEs. Our team at F & P enjoy working with our clients to help them in their personal income tax returns and looking after their compliance from both a private and corporate perspective with accounts and returns.

Our excellent F & P team are constantly looking to add value. Many thanks to all our professional network and those who have supported us and continue to do so in our journey. We enjoy working with entrepreneurs and SMEs in business advisory and mentoring them to develop growth strategies for their business. We work on various consultancy assignments in different sectors helping clients and our track record speaks for itself. Our bookkeeping and payroll outsourcing is useful to help businesses to deal with this aspect of their business.

Our pro -business book Smart Tips for SME's co-written with economist Jim Power provides research and an understanding into the SME environment in a Irish context.

Our team work in a pro- business environment to support and assist our clients in sustainability, accounting , consulting and business advisory. We work with entrepreneurs and SMEs and bring emotional intelligence to our advisory work. We do transformational consultancy assignments to help businesses to restructure and grow and meet the challenges faced in a disrupted business environment. We are part of the local community and proud to support local and charitable projects. And place a strong emphasis on CSR.

By listening to you and understanding your vision, we can help you overcome the challenges you face. Whether you are a small, medium or a family owned private business, we have the experience and expertise to help you. By tapping into our professional network, we can connect you with the right people at the right time. So whether you are looking to keep track of the numbers, make tax simple or need help adapting to changing operating environments, we have the knowledge and capabilities to help you which we have successfully done for the last 25 years. For an initial consultation please get in touch by calling 353 21 4774500.

Local in reach – Global in touch

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The firm has an excellent team to service the requirements of our clients.

  • Our team are good listeners and are keen to understand and work with our clients. The ethos of the firm is that of growth, both growing as a firm ourselves but also to help our clients in developing growth strategies for their business.

  • We work in compliance such as income tax returns and corporation tax returns to consultancy assignments where we act as consultants in a business advisory capacity for small, medium and large clients. We deal with both private and corporate assignments on a totally confidential basis including tax. We do specialist tax consultancy as is needed.

  • Some of our niche areas we enjoy working in would be international tax where clients are moving to Ireland from other jurisdictions and we help in tax planning that move for them. Another growth area is our business advisory service where we add value to businesses by understanding the challenges that they face. We regularaly advise on the buying and selling of businesses. We deal with alot of UK SMES in terms of Brexit advisory.

  • Our office outsourcing - business centre is there to service the needs of our clients in outsourcing aspects of their business such as VAT, payroll, management accounts and we use cloud based technology so that our clients can have their data available on their devices in real time which SMEs need to monitor their business using KPI's. All done contactless.

  • We enjoy working with SMEs and entrepreneurs with the latest in technology and software, provided by our excellent team of CPA's who work both on and off site, now remote working using technology. Our digital hub is useful to provide safe co-working space to save on commuting.

  • Our team do regular updates for our clients, in terms of regular Ezines and social media updates via all the social media platforms. Our niche areas that we particularly enjoy working in are dealing with expatriates, those moving to Ireland and also in the areas of tourism and hospitality, consulting and advisory and a particular focus of working with entrepreneurs to help them keep going. We are constantly looking at ways to make our firm more sustainable in the process.

  • The firm is well branded and profiled as a leading business advisor in the SME sector, which accounts for 99% of business in Ireland. The firm writes articles for local media, supports events locally in the heart of the community and constantly aims to innovate in areas like on-line accounting. Our Business Centre outsources for SMEs. For a start-up client, the firm provides a start-up guide downloadable on our website addressing starting your own business.

SMP Practice of the future:

We featured as a case study in a global report.

The Global report recommends that small to medium sized practitioners and professional accountancy bodies must work together to adapt to change for an evolving future. A global research report ‘The SMP of the Future in a Changing World’ commissioned by the Edinburgh Group – a coalition of 16 accountancy bodies from across the world - examines the landscape ahead for the Accountancy Profession.


Fitzgerald and Partners, Ireland

Technology & Digital

On-line accounts represent a growth area. Small start-ups provide their data on a weekly basis, e.g., drop it off, mail it or scan and email. The firm processes the data, inputs it in a package like Big Red Cloud & Surf. They can invoice from their device. The firm and client all work off one package and in real-time. Clients find value in always being up to date on their accounts in a very simple way. The firm works with whatever package the client prefers (Big Red Cloud, Xero, Surf or an industry specific package). We also have our very own App. With our kinsale Digital Hub and free Doing Business in kinsale App they make the ideal solution for SMEs.

Business advisory & SME specialists

The firm views business advisory – private advice on key points in business to help in growth strategy - as the future. A deep dive into a business via a SWOT analysis reveals the issues the entrepreneur is facing. Being a good listener is important. Running a business can be lonely. SMEs find value in an advisor who understands the key issues facing their business, is independent of their stakeholders and gives objective advice. The firm regularly advises on the buying and selling of businesses and the negotiations around same and considered to be the advisor of choice for those considering buying or selling a business. We act for clients globally and deal on international assignments. Our team are intelligent and good problem solvers, it is in our DNA.
We have experience in all business sectors both private & corporate and enjoy consulting and advisory to help in solutions.

Please contact us on 353-021-477-4500 to see how we can add value to your business.