A new accountancy and taxation practice was launched recently in Carrick-on-Shannon at a time when business starts are at an all time high.
At the helm of Moran McNamara are Leitrim natives Sheila Moran, nee McKeon, (Drumshanbo) and Declan McNamara (Cloone).
The newly formed tax, accounting and audit firm brings their combined professional experience of nearly 30 years to service small and medium enterprises, individuals and companies, as well as the not for profit sector in the North West and Midlands.
Sheila Moran explained “In starting any new business, the environment needs to be right - things in the wider economy overall appear to be improving and whilst we still have a long way to go, the future certainly looks positive.
“While Declan and I are both accountants, we are also both qualified tax consultants and associates of the Irish Tax institute. Interestingly and uniquely, our new practice brings a much needed mix of male and female experience that is so often missing in the work environment.”
Declan McNamara outlined “As Sheila and I joined forces and established this practice, we were conscious that we want to provide a very approachable service. We are delighted to realise our ambition to run our own practice and combine our mix of expertise, professionalism, hard work and friendship as the essential ingredients required to make this practice a success going forward.
“Our website www.moranmcnamara.ie has a series of video blog posts on taxation and accountancy tips. In addition to the practice, we are also looking at developing smart technology solutions for the agri sector so it is an exciting time for us. “
While Dr. Frank Brennan, historian, author and retired tax consultant was unavailable to launch the business as planned, he outlined “it is exciting to see Carrick-on-Shannon get a new business led by two ambitious young professionals, at a time when many of their contemporaries are forced to ply their trade on far off shores.
“This opening represents not just a wonderful opportunity for Declan, Sheila and their families, but also will add to the pool of welcome services for the Small and Medium Sized Businesses who are the secret engine of economic growth and most importantly, employment.
“There is much talk about the start of the upturn; that the worst is behind us; so it must be a great time to start a business.
“It probably is, but remember it is always a good time to start a business when you have vision, an idea and above all enthusiasm.
“I want to thank Joe Lowe, Head of Local Enterprise Office, Leitrim County Council who was on hand to officiate and thank him for his vision and strategic leadership in the local economy.”