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We have a young, dynamic and innovative team of expert chartered accountants, chartered tax advisors and registered auditors.

ND Audit & Advisory is a boutique professional services firm, established in 2021 by Noel Delaney, with offices in Portlaoise and Dublin. Having spent 24 years with a top five firm in Dublin, progressing from trainee to Partner, Noel decided to branch out and start his own firm closer to home. In a professional services environment, it is becoming clear that it is less about location and more about the quality of the service, people and trusted relationships.

As a boutique firm, without the costly infrastructure of some of the larger firms, we can afford to spend more time, at senior level, with you and can deliver cost effective solutions without compromising on standards and expertise. We strive to cultivate strong relationships with our clients and offer a fresh perspective when needed, often becoming invested in their successes. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our clients and endeavor to exceed their expectations. Our aim is to become the trusted advisor of choice to our clients regardless of the size, type, or scale of the services or advices required.

Our main service offerings include Audit & Assurance, Company Secretarial, Taxation Services, Business Advisory, Outsourced & Accounting Solutions, Corporate Finance and International Services. We have a young, dynamic and innovative team who service a varied client base from sole traders and family run businesses to charities and not-for-profit organisations as well as corporate entities.

We are passionate about what we do and have ambitious, innovative plans to continually grow our business and expand our service offerings over the coming years in Ireland and abroad.

Noel Delaney

BA (Hons), MBSA (Hons), FCA,
Managing Director

Noel Delaney

BA (Hons), MBSA (Hons), FCA,
Managing Director

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Noel recently formed ND Audit & Advisory having spent 24 years with a top five firm in Ireland after joining in 1996 as a trainee. He was made Director of Audit and Assurance Services in 2001, within the top five firm, and appointed to the partnership in 2011.

While with the firm, in 2007 he led a team to set up a regional office in Newbridge aimed at providing specialist services to local industries in the areas of outsourcing, corporate finance and restructuring, wealth management and specialist tax planning.

Noel was the audit partner responsible for charities and not-for-profit clients of the firm and has published surveys and reports on the sector. The largest industry specialist group within the firm was the not-for-profit group comprising member firms around the globe. Noel served as a member of the steering committee which was responsible for setting the firm’s global strategy on this sector.

His other main areas of expertise are in the food & agribusiness, sport, leisure, tourism & hospitality, manufacturing & engineering, property, construction & real estate and retail & consumer industries especially in the owner-managed, privately held sector whilst also providing audit services to many Irish subsidiaries of large multinational organisations.
 
Noel is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). He is a current technical reviewer and judge for the Carmichael Good Governance Awards. Noel has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Accounting and Finance and a Master’s degree in Business Studies and Accounting, both from Dublin City University.
 
Outside of work, Noel is an active volunteer most notably with GAA, having trained teams at inter-county and club level over the last number of years while also serving as an executive member of his local GAA, Basketball and soccer clubs.

Shane Keane

BA (Hons), ACA,
Senior Manager

Shane Keane

BA (Hons), ACA,
Senior Manager

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Shane is the audit and business advisory senior manager at ND Audit & Advisory. Shane joined ND Audit & Advisory after spending five years working in a top five accountancy firm where he initially joined as a trainee before quickly progressing to management.

Throughout his career to date, Shane has serviced a wide variety of clients, from sole traders and owner-managed businesses to large groups. Shane maintains strong relationships with all of his clients and is a trusted advisor in providing technical guidance & recommendations as well efficient business solutions for clients.

Shane’s diverse portfolio of clients spreads across a number of different sectors which includes the charity & not-for-profit, sport, leisure, tourism & hospitality, technology, media & entertainment retail & consumer, healthcare & life sciences and property, construction & real estate.

Shane is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Education from National University of Ireland Galway.

Outside of the office Shane is a big sports fan, holding a keen interest in GAA and horse racing in particular. Shane is also a passionate supporter of Portlaoise GAA Club and enjoys a social game of golf.

Rebecca Williams

BA (Hons), ACA
Audit and Business Advisory Senior Associate

Rebecca Williams

BA (Hons), ACA
Audit and Business Advisory Senior Associate

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Rebecca is an audit and business advisory senior associate at ND Audit & Advisory. Rebecca joined ND Audit & Advisory after spending three and a half years working in a top four accountancy firm, within the Financial Services Audit Department.

Throughout her career to date, Rebecca has serviced a wide variety of clients with a focus on owner managed business’s, funds, not-for-profits, investment management and insurance companies.

Rebecca is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Studies with German, majoring in Accounting and Finance, from the University of Limerick.

Outside of the office Rebecca has a huge interest in GAA, playing both camogie and ladies gaelic football. Rebecca also enjoys baking in her spare time.

Rebecca Pembroke

BA (Hons),
Audit and Accounts Associate

Rebecca Pembroke

BA (Hons),
Audit and Accounts Associate

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Rebecca is an audit and accounts associate at ND Audit & Advisory and is currently in the second year of her training contract and exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland. Rebecca joined ND Audit & Advisory after spending a year in a large accountancy firm working in the Financial Services Audit Department.

Rebecca has serviced a variety of clients, from sole traders to large groups and charitable, not-for-profit organisations. She has prepared monthly and quarterly management accounts for a number of clients both in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Limerick in 2019 with a Bachelor degree in Law and Accounting.

Outside of the office Rebecca has a keen interest in GAA and horse-riding.

Aishling Murphy

BSc (Hons)
Audit and Accounts Associate

Aishling Murphy

BSc (Hons)
Audit and Accounts Associate

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Aishling is an audit and accounts associate at ND Audit & Advisory and is currently in the second year of her training contract and exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Prior to joining ND Audit & Advisory, Aishling worked as an accounts associate for a digital advertising company in London.

Throughout her career to date, Aishling has serviced a wide variety of clients from large corporate groups to well-known not-for-profit organisations.

Aishling graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2018, with a Bachelor degree in International Business with French.

Outside of the office Aishling enjoys playing tennis and finding new hiking trails to explore.

Alex Westbrook

BA (Hons), PgD
Audit and Accounts Associate

Alex Westbrook

BA (Hons), PgD
Audit and Accounts Associate

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Alex is an audit and accounts associate at ND Audit & Advisory and is currently in the second year of his training contract, and in the process of completing his final admission examinations with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Throughout his career to date, Alex has serviced a wide variety of clients from large corporate groups to not-for-profit organisations, while also completing numerous financial due diligence assignments on and for corporate bodies.

Alex graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2020 with a postgraduate diploma in accounting.

Prior to joining Woods, Delaney & Partners, Alex worked in a mid-sized firm with a focus on hospitality.

Outside of the office Alex has a keen interest in playing and following soccer.

Mark Cahill

BA (Hons)
Audit and Accounts Associate

Mark Cahill

BA (Hons)
Audit and Accounts Associate

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Mark is an audit and accounts associate at ND Audit & Advisory and is currently in the first year of completing his training contract and exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Mark joined ND Audit & Advisory after spending three years working with an American Tax and Accountancy firm in Boston, Massachusetts.

Throughout his career to date, Mark has serviced a wide variety of clients from sole traders to charitable not-for-profit organisations. Mark has prepared monthly and quarterly management accounts for a number of clients.

Mark graduated from the University of Limerick in 2017 with a Bachelor degree in Law and Accounting.

Outside of the office Mark has a huge interest in the GAA, playing both hurling and football. Mark also has a keen interest in playing golf.

Devin Ryan

Senior Administrator

Devin Ryan

Senior Administrator

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Devin is a Senior Administrator at ND Audit and Advisory. Devin graduated from Pitman Training Laois with two Diplomas in Office and Secretarial Skills and is currently in the process of completing her third Diploma in Office and Business Management, also with Pitman Training Laois.

Devin has over two years’ experience working in a busy office environment, specialising in company secretarial and general administrative duties.

Outside of the office, Devin is a Formula 1 fan and enjoys weekend cycles around Laois.

Laura Stapleton

Audit and Accounts Intern

Laura Stapleton

Audit and Accounts Intern

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Laura recently joined the team as an intern while studying to complete her Bachelor of Business Studies degree in the University of Limerick.

As part of her degree, Laura chose to major in Accounting & Finance and minor in Business Informatics after realising where her interests and strengths within the programme lay. She is set to graduate next May, with hopes of advancing her studies within the Accounting & Finance sector, and returning to work with ND Audit & Advisory as a full-time employee in the near future.

Outside of work, Laura is an avid Irish dancer. Since the age of 4, Laura has performed at numerous events while also partaking in many National and International competitions, achieving awards ranging from Provincial to World status. Laura also enjoys volunteering within the school to train young dancers.

Eve Hanley

Audit and Accounts Associate

Eve Hanley

Audit and Accounts Associate

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Eve is an audit and accounts associate at ND Audit & Advisory and is currently starting her second year of completing her training contract and exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Eve joins us from a mid sized Dublin practice, and in order to enjoy a better work life balance decided to beat the early commute and transfer her training contract to ND Audit and Advisory based in her home town of Portlaoise.

Throughout her career to date, Eve has serviced a wide variety of clients from sole traders and charitable not-for-profit organisations to large groups.

Eve graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting.

Outside of the office Eve is really interested in keeping fit, running and reading. Eve also has a keen interest in the Arts.

Our External Tax Consultants from NDTAX Limited

Niall Dempsey

IATA, ACA
Tax Consultant

Niall Dempsey

IATA, ACA
Tax Consultant

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Niall Dempsey has over 20 years’ experience working in tax advisory roles in boutique firms, providing personalised, detailed strategic plans around key areas of taxation and management of family businesses.

Key areas of interest and specialism are personal wealth planning and retirement and succession planning, but Niall’s experience extends well beyond this to corporate restructuring, transaction services, and business advisory for start-ups and privately-owned businesses.

Niall uses this wealth of experience to provide practical, tailored solutions to individuals and businesses to ensure all clients are provided a bespoke service and tax advice that meets each client’s individual needs.

Niall is a member of the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) and Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

Outside of work, Niall enjoys spending quality time with his family and is actively involved in the local GAA and drama society.

Lynda Heavey

Bsc (Hons), MAAC, IATA, ACA
Tax Consultant

Lynda Heavey

Bsc (Hons), MAAC, IATA, ACA
Tax Consultant

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Lynda initially trained in tax with a top 10 firm in Ireland and has worked across all major tax heads. Lynda has been advising clients across a variety of sectors for over 9 years. She is heavily involved in corporate tax compliance and related matters and advises internationally based corporate clients on the many tax and commercial considerations of establishing a business presence in Ireland.

Through her extensive client base Lynda has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in personal and corporate tax matters. As well as advising corporate entities on the various implications of having parent and subsidiary companies based in various jurisdictions throughout the globe, Lynda also works with a lot of small to medium size businesses and sole traders in Ireland.

Lynda is a member of the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) and Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and holds a Bachelor degree in Business and Accounting and Master’s degree in Accounting, both from National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Lynda also has a certificate in Intellectual Property and related tax reliefs.

Outside of work Lynda is involved in coaching junior athletics and ladies gaelic football. She has a keen interest in athletics and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

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Testimonials

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We are very impressed with the excellent client service offered by ND Audit & Advisory whom we engaged for our annual audit. They have been very responsive to our needs and made the schedule work for us and our tight timelines.

We are very happy to recommend their expert advice and friendly and efficient service to any potential clients.

Darren Coombes

CEO
Triathlon Ireland

We are delighted to have ND Audit & Advisory working with us on our annual audit. Their professionalism yet hands on support is important to us, allowing for smooth processes. Attention to detail and clear guidance is always to the forefront.

Eilis Murray

CEO
Philanthropy Ireland

As recent audit and advisory clients of ND Audit & Advisory, we have been impressed with the personal, professional service and the approachability of the team there. Communications are excellent which impacts positively on accuracy and efficient.

We look forward to working together for many years to come.

Carmel McGrath

Director
Kevin Cooney Limited

We are current audit clients of ND Audit & Advisory, and prior to that we have been working with Noel Delaney and his team for a long number of years. They offer an excellent client service not only during our audit process but also on day to day queries as they arise.

Noel and his team never have any hesitation in coming to our offices based in Cork and are very responsive in a very professional yet practical and hands on way. We would have no hesitation in recommending ND Audit & Advisory as auditors and business advisors.

Sharon O’Driscoll

CEO
Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency

The Board of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin appointed ND Audit & Advisory as the Cathedral’s auditors in 2020. The Cathedral is a registered charity, a place of worship and a leading heritage attraction.

We found Noel Delaney and his team to be conscientious professionals throughout the 2020 audit process. They were highly responsive to any queries and delivered a thorough and painstaking audit of the Cathedral’s finances, even with the challenges presented due to COVID-19.

Susanne Reid

Cathedral Administrator
Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Castle View Financial Services Limited requires particular audit attention and there are specific Central Bank regulatory requirements to be fulfilled. ND Audit & Advisory assist Castle View to ensure it continues to meet its regulatory requirements. They do this in a professional, clear and informative manner at all times.

I, as Managing Director of Castle View Financial Services Limited, am happy to endorse their work and professionalism and strongly recommend ND Audit & Advisory.

Gerry Farrell

MD
Castle View Financial Services Limited

The Ballymun Arts & Community Centre CLG t/a axis is a very complex organisation involving a variety of different industries with dealings and interaction with many government, local authority, national and international funders and stakeholders.

We have no hesitation in recommending ND Audit & Advisory as they have a very responsive understanding of our bespoke business needs and all services are delivered in a timely, professional, friendly and efficient manner.

Niamh NíChonchubhair and Patricia Martin

Interim Director/CEO and General Manager
Ballymun Arts & Community Resource Centre CLG, t/a axis

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

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