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.
Maria joined Gilligan & Co. in 2017 following her successful completion of the ACCA Foundation level. Since joining us she has become our lead on payroll issues, is a member of IPASS and is currently studying for the Institute of Tax Technicians qualification. Her aim is to offer our clients the best support in deciding on, and implementing, remuneration systems that suit their business needs by building taking account of the interplay between payroll and tax issues.
Nabilah is an ACA qualified accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds an honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick, UK. She joined Gilligan and Co. in 2019 and brings 10 years of experience in both industry and practice, including with a Big Four audit firm and a Fortune Global 500 multinational.
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.
Nancy has extensive experience in all aspects of accountancy and accounting packages, having worked in a number of well-known practices in Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Waterford. This gives her a broad knowledge of business across a wide range of enterprises, including sole traders, companies and partnerships. She has also worked in business development, start-ups and in the pharmaceutical industry. Nancy’s repertoire includes PAYE, RCT, VAT, Income Tax and Corporation Tax. She is client focused and gains a good understanding of her client’s day to day activities, thereby giving good support and advice when needed.
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 SOLAS schemes. Phyllis is married with two children.
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.
Justin McColville RIP
Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
Justin spent five years with a large firm of chartered accountants in Kilkenny. Three years in senior management with two well-known national retail companies. Returned to practice in Wexford where he spent 15 years, as an accountant. Joined Gilligan & Co. in February 2018.
He is currently studying the exams of the Institute of Taxation of Ireland with a view to becoming a Chartered Tax Advisor.
Sadly our valued colleague and friend Justin passed away suddenly in December 2020. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Rekha is a trainee accountant who came to us in 2018. .
She worked for EY in Dublin before moving to Clonmel.