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London, United Kingdom, 2008/02/01 - Russell Bedford International, the global audit, tax and consulting network, has appointed Cooney Carey Chartered Accountants as its new member firm in Dublin.
Cooney Carey - a leading firm of Chartered Accountants, Taxation and Business Consultants - has joined Russell Bedford International as the international network's new member in Dublin, Ireland.
Cooney Carey was established in 1983, initially as a consulting and corporate recovery practice. It has subsequently diversified into auditing, taxation and business advisory services.
The firm has some 40 personnel led by five principals.
The managing partner, Tony Carey, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has over 25 years’ experience in corporate finance and business advisory services. He spent a number of years as chief financial officer in a large private concern, gaining valuable practical experience. His specialist areas include strategic planning, partnership in decision-making issues, project funding and negotiation.
Paul Leonard is a partner with joint responsibility for audit services. He has over fifteen years’ experience in the area. He directs the audits of some of the largest private companies in the country plus the audits of clients of a large international bank. Paul has led many consulting projects, specialising in investigative type assignments.
Des McCann is the other partner with joint responsibility for audit services. He has experience varying from small business audits to the audits of companies quoted on both the London and Dublin stock exchanges. He has responsibility for financial services clients including ‘UCITS’ and pension funds. Des has completed consultancy assignments on behalf of the European Commission, and his portfolio includes a variety of clients in the international arena, having assisted businesses from the USA, Western Europe and the Far East.
John Comerford, a taxation services partner, is an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland. He has substantial experience in advising Irish businesses, corporate groups, multinational businesses and high net worth individuals on tax planning opportunities and taxation issues. His areas of specialisation include property, corporate M&A and restructuring, inward investment and the tax aspects of wealth management strategies.
Gerry Higgins is also a partner in the taxation department. Gerry's work covers all taxation headings with an emphasis on tax planning, corporate restructuring and wealth preservation. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland and is an ex-Inspector of Taxes.
Cooney Carey has undertaken assignments for large and small organisations in both the public and private sectors in Ireland and internationally. The firm’s client base ranges from some of the top businesses in Ireland to a multitude of developing and start-up operations.
Commenting on Cooney Carey's move to join Russell Bedford International, Tony Carey explained: "We are regarded as a top quality business in the financial services sector. Our size and structure enables us to provide a hands-on partnership with our clients. We sought and found an international relationship in Russell Bedford that matches this."
For further information, contact Tony Carey on +353 1 677 9000. Alternatively, visit the websites at cooneycarey.ie and russellbedford.com
Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 by a group of medium-sized independent accounting practices aiming to counter the market dominance of the major multi-national accounting firms.
Russell Bedford is now a closely-connected global network of independent accounting and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented by some 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.