About Us

About Us

Gilligan and Co

 

 

Jim Gilligan

Jim Gilligan

Jim Gilligan

Jim qualified as a chartered accountant in 1977, having trained with Gilroy Gannon in Sligo. He moved to Deloitte in Dublin, and when promoted to manager, left to set up his own firm. It was to Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary he moved to join John Walsh who was looking for someone to support his practice.

The business grew quickly, and in 1981, they opened a sister office in Clonmel. The rest of the eighties were difficult and growth was slow. The nineties were a lot better and substantial growth took place. The millennium was in hindsight the pinnacle of Ireland’s economic success and the business benefited greatly. They also purchased two smaller practices in Clonmel.

Despite the current economic climate, business remains solid, and while some clients are experiencing difficulty and struggling to survive, most are hanging in there and adjusting their businesses. The outlook for the medium to long term remains positive.

Imelda Ryan

Imelda Ryan

Imelda Ryan

Imelda joined Gilligan & Co. in 2008. She has been an associate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2009. She is currently studying with the Institute of Taxation Ireland to become a registered tax consultant and is keen to pursue further studies to ensure that she is best equipped to advise clients. Imelda has gained considerable experience in both industry and practice over the past number of years. She is committed to providing a quality service and is always available to deliver a prompt response to client queries and concerns.

Caroline Naughton

Caroline Naughton

Caroline Naughton

Caroline joined Gilligan & Co. in 2007. After completing the VAT and Payroll Technician courses, she is responsible for the day to day operation of VAT and payroll support to a broad range of clients with whom she has built up a strong relationship. Caroline is continuing her studies and will soon complete her Accountancy Technician qualification.

Rosemary Bowe

Rosemary Bowe

Rosemary Bowe

Rosemary is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She became an Associate with Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2009 and has worked in Gilligan & Co. since 2006. Prior to this, Rosemary attended University College Cork where she graduated with an honours degree in Commerce. She ensures that all work is performed to the highest of standards and develops a close working relationship with clients, assisting in any issue that may arise.

Agnieszka Kepka

Agnieszka Kepka

Agnieszka Kepka

Agnieszka has been an associate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2011. She graduated from the University of Economics in Krakow in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Accountancy. She has been working with Gilligan & Co since 2007. Agnieszka has previously worked in the accounts department of international outsourcing companies and brings this experience and knowledge to the practice. She is always available to answer any client queries and has a particular specialty with Polish and Eastern European clients.

Angela Skehan

Angela Skehan

Angela Skehan

Angela joined the firm in 1982. She is actively involved in the preparation of accounts for a wide range of clients. In addition, she deals with all aspects of tax, VAT and PAYE. She continues to keep abreast of developments by completing VAT and payroll courses. Angela is married with two children.

Phyllis Purcell

Phyllis Purcell

Phyllis Purcell

Phyllis has considerable experience in all aspects of Financial Accounts having worked for 30 years in the business. She is fully conversant with all aspects of VAT and PAYE and has recently completed the VAT Technician course in the Waterford Institute of Technology. Phyllis controls a portfolio of farming and business clients and provides support across a range of client issues. She is also heavily engaged with the voluntary sector and is familiar with all aspects of FAS schemes. Phyllis is married with two children.

Blanka Wilkowska

Blanka Wilkowska

Blanka Wilkowska

Blanka works in our Clonmel office and holds a Masters Degree in Economics. She is fully conversant with a range of software packages: Accounts, Payroll and V.A.T. Blanka is currently studying for the Accounting Technician exams.

Valeriya Redmond

Valeriya Redmond

Valeriya Redmond

Valeriya joined us in 2015 and works in our Kilkenny office. Valeriya has an Accounting Technician qualification. She plans further studies in taxation and accounting. Valeriya works with a range of clients in accounts preparation, personal tax and compliance.

Bernice Webster

Bernice Webster

Bernice Webster

Bernice joined in January 2016 and is presently studying for her accountancy exams. Bernice works with a range of clients in accounts preparation, personal tax and compliance.