About o’donnell+co, Chartered Accountants, Limerick

Our Story

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


Our Mission

Since the inception of o’donnell+co in 1997, our mission has remained unchanged – in simple terms, our clients come first:  this commitment is shaped by our three guiding principles:

  • We take the time to thoroughly understand each client, their business and the marketplace in which they operate;
  • We devise accounting solutions that are uniquely adapted to meet a client’s requirement and specifically target the challenges faced by the business; and
  • 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 and providing the highest level of service possible in everything we do.    In fact, many of our clients have been with us since the beginning and we have become an integral part of their business lifecycle.  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

Bryan O’Donnell, BCOMM, FCA

Bryan is the Principal of the firm and has over 20 years’ 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 he was appointed Group Management Accountant at Tiphook plc. Upon his return to Ireland in 1994, he was appointed Financial Controller at Neodata Services, a Limerick-based US subsidiary, a position he held until he started the practice 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 work flow and allocation of work and clients among staff. Fiona 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. Carmel looks after clients’ day-to-day accounting requirements, production of monthly management accounts and end of year financial reports. 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 – each client faces different challenges and has unique requirements depending on a number of factors (such as company size, business sector etc). Therefore, 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 and your business needs. We can then tailor our service offering accordingly and issue you with a quote.