About Us

Our Story

o’donnell+co, Chartered Accountants was founded by Bryan O’Donnell, principal of the firm, in 1997. The firm has built up a large client base of corporate clients and private individuals over the last 22 years.  With experience across several sectors, we provide a full range of payroll and accounting services including outsourced accounting, outsourced payroll, start-ups and corporate secretarial services.  We have worked with several overseas clients to facilitate their expansion into the EU market and provide a complete investment and business hosting service.

Our firm is an accredited member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, the leading professional body for chartered accountants in Ireland. In line with their regulations for professional and ethical conduct, our commitment is to achieve the highest standards possible for our clients across all our accounting and payroll services.

Our Mission

Since the inception of o’donnell+co in 1997, our mission has remained unchanged – in simple terms, our clients come first. Three core principles guide our mission:

  • Firstly, we take the time to thoroughly understand each client, their business and the marketplace in which they operate;
  • Secondly, we devise accounting solutions that are uniquely adapted to meet a client’s requirement and therefore specifically target the challenges faced by the business; and
  • And, lastly, we offer planning and implementation strategies in partnership with our clients to achieve optimum results.

Our success is founded on our partner-centric philosophy and our ongoing commitment to building long-lasting client relationships. Moreover, we provide the highest level of service possible in everything we do.    Many of our clients have been with us since the beginning and we have become an integral part of their business.  We believe this reflects not only the high quality of our work but also the empathy and trust that we nurture in every client engagement.

Our People

About Us - Bryan O'Donnell

Bryan O’Donnell, BCOMM, FCA

Bryan is the Principal of the firm and has over 20 years of experience advising corporate and private clients with a particular focus on start-ups, overseas/inward investment and interim management.  Having trained with Deloitte in Dublin, he moved to London in 1988 where he worked with KPMG for two years. He joined Grand Metropolitan (now Diageo) in 1990 and worked as Financial Analyst with its property division for two years. In 1992, Tiphook plc appointed Bryan in the role of Group Management Accountant. Upon his return to Ireland in 1994, he was appointed Financial Controller at Neodata Services, a Limerick-based US subsidiary. Bryan remained at Neodata until he started the firm in 1997.

Fiona Nestor, Senior Accounts Assistant and Financial Controller

Having qualified as an Accounting Technician in 2000, Fiona joined the firm in 2006. Since joining the firm she has gained significant experience in financial reporting and compliance matters. Fiona manages the team at o’donnell+co and oversees the day-to-day workflow and allocation of work and clients among staff. She also oversees our payroll bureau service and has responsibility for all aspects of our clients’ company secretarial obligations.

Carmel Walsh, Senior Accounts Assistant

Carmel joined the firm in 2004 and qualified as an Accounting Technician in 2007. She looks after clients’ day-to-day accounting requirements, production of monthly management accounts and end-of-year financial reports. In addition, Carmel also has responsibility for our clients’ tax compliance (including VAT and payroll) and our IT training services. She supports our clients’ requirements for ongoing accounting and payroll software training.

Our Consultation Process

Our consultation process is based on the premise that no two businesses are the same. Moreover, each client faces different challenges and has unique requirements depending on several factors such as company size. Consequently, we always carry out an initial consultation (which is free and non-obligatory) either by telephone or, preferably, in person. This ensures that we understand your business, the sector in which you operate, your aspirations, goals and business needs. We can then tailor our service offering accordingly and issue a quotation.