O’ Connor Pyne & Co. is a firm of dynamic and innovative Chartered Accountants, Taxation and Business Advisers based in Munster, with offices in both Cork and Kerry.

The focus of O’Connor Pyne is to provide not just specialised technical advice, but to act as quality business advisors. It provides a broad range of professional services to a diverse cross-section of corporate sectors throughout Ireland.

The firm has been short-listed as a finalist for 4 years in a row for the ‘Irish Accountancy Medium-Sized Practice Award’. Last year it was a finalist in two main categories, including ‘Best Use of Technology’ and this year it is a finalist in a staggering 4 categories, including ‘Tax Team of the Year’, ‘Accountant of the Year’ and ‘Excellence in Education and Training’.

When asked why O’Connor & Pyne were short-listed in so many awards Oriel Lawton said: “We are a medium sized practice and have grown organically via a ‘hands-on,’ proactive and very client-orientated philosophy. We have huge pride in our reputation and our clients refer us new work regularly. The local banks amongst other intermediaries work very close to Tomas O’Connor, Conor Pyne and myself. We are renowned for high energy through our staff commitment, fast turnaround of work, highly visible social media presence and our attitude towards business networking. As a result,

O’Connor Pyne & Co have doubled in size over the past five years.”

On joining Xeinadin, Oriel Lawton, who is also short-listed for ‘Accountant of the Year 2019’ in the Ireland Accountancy awards, said: “We feel very excited to be part of the Xeinadin Group. We have a very young and dynamic Partner team that sets us apart from other accountancy practices. Our 3 partners are on average 41 years of age. Each year, we strive to offer more to our clients. We have always offered an extensive compliance-based service and now we focus heavily on business advisory based services.

We believe we are one of several young Partnerships in the group. I accepted a position on the Xeinadin Irish Board, which features many other younger profiled Partners across the Ireland region. There’s credibility in this group, led by our Head of Ireland being Derry Crowley of Crowley & McCarthy, one of the largest firms in the group.

I believe there are over 40 Irish Directors that have been meeting privately on a monthly basis, either in Dublin or London. Together we form the 7th or 8th largest independent Irish accountancy practice. We have various plans, including supporting each other’s firms through additional resource, knowledge sharing and building on each other’s expertise. I respect the culture of the group, which encourages each of our offices to continue with our own respective successes. In the main each office is self-regulating and the Central Group encourages member participation to support fellow offices. The model is built on a culture of togetherness and community feel. We believe we can contribute towards the success of the group and we are delighted to be on board with the ‘Firm of the Future.’”

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