Who We Are
A little something about us.
WE ARE A long established firm of Chartered Accountants
& Business Advisors located at 46 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.
We have developed a reputation for providing a quality service, which is evident by the fact that a number of our clients have been with the firm for many years and new clients are regularly referred to us.
Today’s business environment is fast moving, complex and highly competitive. Business owners need the support of professionals who provide timely, effective solutions to help their business move forward. Our goal is to provide such a service.
Are you thinking of establishing in Ireland for the first time? Are you coming from a country that from a business perspective is heavily regulated and bureaucratic? Does this make you wary about establishing in Ireland? Ireland is a very business friendly environment and lacks much of the bureaucracy prevalent in many jurisdictions. This is a key concept to grasp in making any decision.
At Somers Murphy & Earl, our team of directors and managers has extensive experience in helping businesses to succeed. We know business. We understand business. We make businesses better.
This has been achieved by recruiting, from directors down, business and commercially led individuals who know what it is like in the business world and have devised solutions that practically assist clients in developing their business.
Examples of services we have been able to provide, not typically associated with a professional firm of accountants include:
Strategic advice – Contract negotiation – Commercial insights – Infrastructure establishment – Interim “C” level management – Mentoring – Interviewing
We have been particularly active in assisting new businesses, young entrepreneurs, indigenous and international companies get off to a successful start. We have also a long-established track record of dealing compassionately with companies that have taken the difficult step to cease trading.
Who We Are
Brian is unusual among Chartered Accountants in practice in that he has spent much of his career in industry…Read More »
Derek is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading insolvency practitionersRead More »
Barbara specialises in audit and business advisory services.Read More »
Ivan joined the firm in early 2016 from a large mid-sized firm in Dublin. Ivan brings with him a wealth of experience across multiple sectors and is an experienced auditor.Read More »
Orla joined from industry where she had been corporate controller of one of Ireland’s leading technology companies, listed on Nasdaq.Read More »
Shane is a chartered accountant with more than 15 years’ experienceRead More »
His clients vary from early-stage, pre-revenue firms through to later-stage organisations, quoted and unquoted. Brian has been involved with Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California, since 2007. He has been a business advisor on both the Leadership 4 Growth and Strategic Leadership 4 Growth Programmes, run in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland. Brian’s commercial, industrial and technical experience over many years makes him well-qualified to advise any organisations on strategic and operational issues.
He joined our firm in 2006, after spending 13 years in industry. Before that, he worked in the management consultancy practice of Price Waterhouse (now PWC) in London.
Brian has experience across industry sectors, including:
He spends most of his time working on advisory and project-related assignments relating to areas such as:
Derek joined the practice from Grant Thornton, where he was a partner. He has over 35 years’ experience as a general practice partner in various firms and acts as an advisor to many companies and family businesses.
He has been appointed receiver or liquidator to many well-known companies such as Superquinn, Kennedy McSharry (men’s clothing retail) and Moritz Group (property development).
He regularly gives restructuring advice and expertise to a broad range of clients. He is a member of the Council of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (ISIP) and a member of the insolvency committee of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies in Ireland.
Barbara advises clients at all stages of development from start-up to maturity. She understands how daunting it can be to set up a business and has worked with many new business start-ups and SMEs. Barbara also provides clients with professional and tailored outsourcing solutions ranging from bookkeeping and payroll services to management reporting. Clients benefit greatly from her forward thinking approach to doing business and her practical and proactive advice.
Clients appreciate Barbara’s friendly and professional approach as she guides them through the financial complexities of modern day business.
Barbara assists clients in many sectors, including:
She spends most of her time working with clients in the following areas:
Ivan assists clients across all stages of corporate life. Ivan’s expertise, built up over many years allows him to deal with the myriad of challenges that face all businesses. He is dedicated to supporting clients to achieve business success by providing sound and practical business advice. Ivan adopts a tailored approach to each assignment, ensuring clients expectations are not only met but also exceeded.
Clients appreciate Ivan’s hand on experience as he guides them through the complexity of modern corporate life. His down to earth advice is much appreciated by clients, large and small alike.
Ivan assists clients across multiple sectors including:
He spends most of his time working with clients in the following areas;
Since joining us she has continued to work with technology clients, indigenous and international and has also developed an expertise in a number of other sectors including property management, professional services and SPV companies.
Her combination of commercial and practice experience allows her to offer practical guidance to clients at all stages of their development
He gained much of his professional experience in two top 10 practices. He has been responsible for managing cases involving debts of up to €1 billion across many industry sectors including retail, property and manufacturing amongst others.
Shane is the current Chairman of the Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society and is a member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (ISIP).