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About Us

Our Ethos

Thank you for considering Sarah Thompson & Associates as your potential taxation advisory partner. Our firm will offer you professional accountancy and taxation solutions with a personal touch. We understand that the range of taxes you encounter with your business can be daunting. Our aim is to manage your taxation needs so you can focus on running your business. The growth and success of your business is as important to us as it is to you.

With over 20 years of experience and expertise in the SME sector, our team at Sarah Thompson & Associates offers you a comprehensive range of financial and accountancy services that go beyond ensuring compliance to add value to your business.

We have built a reputation for providing the highest standard of accounting and tax planning services to clients of all sizes: from private individuals, sole traders and start-ups to established SMEs – we cater for many diverse sectors – from construction to agriculture to retail and hospitality, our client base is an eclectic one.

Specialising in financial planning; including inheritance, wills and account management; we are passionate in ensuring that with our expertise, managing your finances will be as seamless as possible.

Meet the team

Our team has years of experience and will offer you the best service available to ensure you succeed.

Sarah Thompson

Principal Accountant

Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants

sarah@sarahthompson.ie

Angela Brennan

Accounts Technician

Member of Accounting Technicians Ireland

angela@sarahthompson.ie

Michelle Carry

Book - Keeping Technician

Imelda O’Shea

Office Administrator

Caragh Smith

Trainee Accounts Technician

General Questions

Why do I need an accountant?

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant? Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.

Is it expensive to use an accountant?

Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.

How do you charge?

We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.

Can I maintain my own accounting records?

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.

I've been up and running for a couple of years. How can you help me?

Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “health check” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.