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rofessional Accounting Solutions was established in 1993 by Padraig Considine, who has previously worked in Industry as both a Credit Controller and Financial Controller for a period of over fifteen years.

When the practice commenced it concentrated in looking after the bookkeeping/taxation requirement for the smaller business person.

The business has since evolved and now offers a full range of accounting services detailed as follows:

 

(1)               Preparation of Business Plans/ Business Advice

(2)               Full Bookkeeping service

(3)               Preparation of VAT returns

(4)               C2 Applications & RCT Returns

(5)               Calculation of wages and completion of relevant forms.

(6)               Preparation of PAYE/PRSI Returns

(7)               Preparation of Tax Returns and Tax Computations

 

Working alongside Padraig in Professional Accounting Solutions is Garret Byrne. Garret joined the practice in January 2000, having worked for a number of years with the Smurfit Group in Dublin in their Finance Department. Having received his ACCA qualification, he decided to relocate home to Galway. In 2003 Garret became a partner and now manages the taxation side of the practice.

PAS currently employs ten people including the two partners.

 

In conjunction with establishing PAS the practice Padraig Considine has also established a very successful training business and the following is a brief outline:

 

He has branched out into training and worked with the Social Welfare (contact name Donal Conlon 091-564893), Galway Rural Development (contact name Mary Claire Brennan 091-844335), Galway City Partnership (contact name Una Monaghan 091-566617) and Cumas Connemara Teo (contact name Joe 091-574353).

 

Also Padraig instructs small business people in how to set up bookkeeping systems and advising them on taxation, VAT, PAYE/PRSI etc.

 

In addition he has set up a training program for Galway Rural Development who administers funding under the leader two program. He instructed all grant recipients on the procedure for drawing down their leader grant. This involved creating a training manual and meeting the grant recipients in groups to discuss their problems. As a result of this, he obtained a contract auditing the actual grant applications and approving them for payment. During this period he worked very closely with Galway Rural Development’s Chief Administrator Mary Claire Brennan. This manual is now an integral part of their system.

 

Envision Marketing Consultant’s delivered a “Marketing for Success” program for both Enterprise Ireland and BIM clients. Padraig delivered the financial lectures on these courses in Galway, Athlone, Dublin and Castletownbere. Also he delivered training courses for The Childcare Committees in Galway, Limerick and Tipperary. Padraig has also delivered talks on Companies Limited by guarantee which is now the preferred structure Pobail are requiring from Community Care Childcare facilities who wish to draw down funding.

 

 

Training courses have also been delivered to the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland on Finance and Financial Management.

 

He works with Enterprise Boards in Galway, Sligo, Leitrim, Clare, Tipperary, Mayo, Limerick and Roscommon delivering a wide range of courses which include ‘Start Your Own Business’, ‘Advanced Financial Management’ and specialised one day programmes on Pricing, Costing, Cashflow Managment & Understanding Financial Accounts.  Padraig is also on the mentor panels of all the aforementioned Enterprise Boards.

 

Limerick CEB             Agnes Relihan                         061-496520    

Mayo CEB                  Padraig McDermott                094-9047586

Sligo CEB                   Liam Kiely                              071-9144779

Longford CEB                        Mike Nevin                             043-42757

Clare CEB                   Lucy Reidy                             065-6841922

Roscommon CEB       Anne Brown                           0906-626263

Leitrim CEB               Nicola Murphy                        071-9620450

Tipperary Nth CEB     Geraldine Manning                 067-33086

 

In recent months in conjunction with the Limerick County Enterprise Board Padraig has worked extensively with the employees of Dell in Limerick preparing those of them who are contemplating starting business for the future. This involves dealing with a wide range of issues.