Our Specialist Team

Declan Monaghan C.P.A., F.M.A.A.T, Dip. Financial Advice (Q.F.A), Dip. Credit Union Advice (CUA), Cert. Credit Union Governance (CUG), Credit Union Compliance (C.U.C), (Q.Q.I) Training Delivery and Evaluation, Operational Risk Manager (O.P.M), C.F.C.P.P (Professional Cert. in Financial Crime Prevention), Chartered Risk Analyst (C.R.A), Member of L.I.A., DPO (Data Protection Officer), Professional Diploma in Advanced Banking Risk Management in UCD, APRM (Associate Professional Risk Managers Association).

Declan is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Qualified Financial Advisor. He worked in Financial Control for world Class organisation’s including Smurfit Kappa, American Power Conversions (A.P.C) working closely with companies such as Intel, Dell Products and Nortel Networks.  He has a number of years’ experience working within the credit union sector, having trained with a firm of credit union auditors before setting up his own practice in 2002. His credit union experience spans both the industrial and co-operative sectors with key emphasis on financial, regulatory, ERM, and strategic management planning, Risk and Compliance and Internal Audit. Declan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Through his completion of the Professional Diploma in Financial Advice (Q.F.A.) which is recognised by the Central Bank of Ireland as meeting the minimum competency requirements (MCR) as they apply to the financial sector and after completion of the Certificate in Credit Union Management Control and Supervision – Governance (C.U.G), and the Diploma in Credit Union Advice (C.U.A) and Credit Union Compliance (C.U.C). Declan has a thorough understanding of the credit union rules and regulations, extensive risk assessment experience and a solid understanding of credit union models. Declan is also a Committee member of the Association of Compliance officer in Ireland (A.C.O.I). 



Daniel is a qualified Accountant and has worked in General Practice and a Credit Union Practice firm for a number of years working with a range of companies.


Colette looks after all our administration and secretarial duties and comes from the Medical Industry where she managed a specialised department. Colette is our Payroll specialist processing payroll and handles all the daily queries on payroll.



Susan works as Accounts Assistant offering support to practice clients such as Companies, Sole Traders, Charities and private clients. Susan has also completed her Accounting Technician Exams and is currently studying for the Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA). Susan is currently being trained to support the Credit Union services undertaken by the firm as and when required.


Patrick is completing his finals in ACCA and works on different projects within the firm including Self Employed Sole Traders, Companies and other support services.


Orla is currently completing her Chartered Tax Adviser exams and is our specialist in Vat processing all our Vat and dealing with Vat queries. Orla has previously worked in accounting practice in Dublin.

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