Our Team

One of the two founding partners of UHY FDW, Alan’s vision and expertise continues to drive UHY FDW forward. Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice and performs best when presented with a client problem. His can do attitude has driven the firm to be a Top 15 firm in the UHY Network. Alan sits on the board of directors of UHY International.

Alan Farrelly
Managing Director

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Michael became a partner of UHY FDW in 2001 after joining in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Michael specialises in audit services for our clients who range from SME’s right up to multi million Euro international businesses.

Michael Bellew
Director

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Richard became a partner of UHY FDW in 2008 after joining in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Richard works with a myriad of clients from sole traders to multi-national corporations.

Richard Berney
Director

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TThomas initially joined the practice in 2003. After qualifying in 2006 Thomas spent some time abroad and in a number of other practices before re-joining UHY FDW as a Senior Audit Manager in 2015, becoming a Director in 2017. Thomas manages a wide-ranging portfolio of SME clients across many industries and has led teams on a wide variety of large audit assignments.

Thomas McDonagh
Director

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Martina joined UHY FDW as Senior Audit Manager in 2018. She has over 11 years of experience delivering audits across a range of industry sectors and preparing statutory financial statements. Martina has a great history of forming excellent relationships with clients and has a strong focus within the practice of developing our team to ensure they deliver the highest quality audit and assurance services to our clients.

Martina Gribben
Director

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Niall’s experience spans both life and non-life insurance and he has worked with a significant portfolio of domestic and International (re)insurance groups. Recent tax projects include the restructure of a major insurance operation, restructure and capital extraction planning for reinsurance groups, assisting clients with research & development (“R&D”) tax credit claims and assisting clients in respect of dealing with Revenue tax audits.

Niall Donnelly
Director

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Brendan Reilly is Portfolio Manager in our Dundalk office and has been with the firm for over 20 years.

Brendan Reilly
Portfolio Manager

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"Pauline joined UHY FDW as an Audit Senior in 2015 progressing to Audit Manager with the firm in 2018. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Ireland in 2005 whilst working for a small accounting firm in Newry and has over 20 years of experience across a variety of different bussinesses and industry sectors in the UK and Ireland."

Pauline McKevitt
Audit & Accounts Manager

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Eric McQuillan is our Audit & Accounts Manager in the Balbriggan office. Eric has worked with the firm for over 20 years and has held a variety of roles in different branches. He is a member of CPA Ireland and is currently based in our Balbriggan office.

Eric McQuillan
Audit & Accounts Manager

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Leanne is our Audit & Accounts Manager in the Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2019.

Leanne Black
Audit & Accounts Manager

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"Sylwia is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland and she joined UHY FDW as an Audit Manager in 2020. She looks after a portfolio of SME clients and not-for-profit organisations. In 2021 Sylwia successfully completed the Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance course provided by the Law Society of Ireland. Sylwia is also a Non-Executive Director and Treasurer of the WBR Credit Union in Warrenpoint, Co. Down."

Sylwia Willis
Audit & Accounts Manager

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Tracy joined UHY FDW as an Assistant Audit Manager in 2018 progressing to Audit Manager with the firm in 2020. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Ireland in 2014 whilst working for a global accounting firm and has over 12 years of experience delivering both internal and external audits across a range of industry sectors in the UK and Ireland, as well as preparing statutory financial statements.

Tracy Corkey
Audit & Accounts Manager

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Jason joined UHY Farrelly Dawe White in 2016 as a Trainee Accountant and has since progressed his way through the firm to Audit & Accounts Manager. He qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2021. Jason manages a wide portfolio of clients and has excellent relationships with his clients and the team.

Jason Murphy
Audit & Accounts Manager

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Darren joined UHY Farrelly Dawe White in 2020 as an audit senior and has since progressed his way through the firm to Audit & Accounts Assistant Manager. He has experience working with a variety of clients across a number of different industries.

Darren McElroy
Audit & Accounts Manager

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Michelle joined UHY FDW in 2008 as an audit trainee and progressed her way through the firm to Audit Manager. She is currently a management accounts manager and has experience working with a variety of clients across a number of different industries.

Michelle Smith
Management Accounts Manager

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Rafal is a Trainee Accountant in our Balbriggan office he joined UHY Farrelly Dawe and White in 2019. He is currently on management accounts team and has experience working with a variety of clients across a number of different industries.

Rafal Brzeski
Management Accounts Team

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Lee joined UHY FDW in 2017 as a trainee coming from a background of working in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with ACCA in 2021. Lee is now an Audit and Accounts Assistant Manager based in our Dundalk office. He is a key member of our Cloud Accounting Team and has experience working with a range of clients across a variety of industry sectors based both in Ireland and internationally.

Lee McGardle
Audit & Accounts Assistant Manager

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Olivia joined UHY FDW in 2019 and is a senior accountant in our Balbriggan office. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Olivia works with a myriad of clients from sole traders to large corporations, in a number of different industries.

Olivia Fitzgerald
Audit & Accounts Senior

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"Stephen is an Associate of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and joined UHY FDW as an Audit & Accounts Senior in 2019. Stephen has over 10 years audit experience and he is a key member of our charities team and has an extensive background in dealing with a variety of charities."

Stephen Kelly
Audit & Accounts Senior

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Yulia is our Audit & Accounts Senior in the the Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2018.

Yulia Balan
Audit & Accounts Senior

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Carmel Crowley is our Audit & Accounts Senior in the Balbriggan office.

Carmel Crowley
Audit & Accounts Senior

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Aaron joined UHY FDW in 2021 having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in a small Belfast practice in 2018. Aaron works as an Accounts and Audit Senior in our Dundalk office and has experience working with a range of clients across a variety of industry sectors based both in Ireland and in the UK.

Aaron Willis
Audit & Accounts Senior

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Adrian joined UHY FDW in 2021, having qualified as a member of ACCA in 2018, whilst working for a samll accounting firm. Adrian works as an Accounts and Audit Senior in our Dundalk office and has experience of working on sole traders and SME clients across many industries.

Adrian McCluskey
Audit & Accounts Senior

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Paul graduated with an honours degree in accounting & finance before joining the company in 2018. Since joining the company he has continued his studies with the ACCA to become a fully qualied member in the near future. Paul works on many different client across many differrent industries from hospitality to construction and continues to gain new expeiences everyday.

Paul Carroll
Audit & Accounts Senior

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Mark joined UHY FDW in June 2022 having worked in BDO Ireland for two and a half years in the Audit department. He is an exam qualified accountant having studied with Chartered Accountants Ireland. Mark works as an Audit and Accounts Senior in our Dundalk office and has experience working with a wide range of clients.

Mark Kelly
Audit & Accounts Senior

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Ciaran graduated with an honours degree in accounting & finance before joining the company in 2019. Since joining the company he has continued his studies with the ACCA to become a fully qualified member in the near future. Ciaran works on many different client across the UK and Ireland and continues to gain new experiences everyday.

Ciarán Lavery
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Marzena is our Audit & Accounts Junior in the Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2017. Marzena is a member of Accounting Technician Ireland, graduated from Bachelor of Business Accounting with Diploma of Business in Australia, and currently a student at CAI Ireland. She has five years of experience in an audit and accounts preparation, as well as more than eight years of experience in customer service and management roles around the world.

Marzena Cieslak
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Andrea joined UHY FDW in 2020 as an accounts and audit junior in the Balbriggan office. She graduated in 2020 with a 1.1 degree in accounting and finance from NCI. She is currently studying for her strategic professional level ACCA exams whilst working in UHY FDW. Within the team structure she is able to work on projects from inception to completion and gain exposure to a variety of work, clients and industries.

Andrea Stanley
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Pauline joined UHY FDW in 2021 as an accounting technician. She is currently on management accounts team and has experience working with a variety of clients across a number of different industries.

Pauline Clarke
Cloud Accounting Team

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Sinéad joined UHY FDW in 2020 as a payroll administrator and bookkeeper. She successfully completed the IPASS course and has years of previous experience in accountancy practice. She is currently on the management accounts team and works with a variety of clients across a number of different industries.

Sinead Rafferty
Cloud Accounting Team

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Emmanuel Ibeh is a Trainee Accountant that recently joined the UHY team in 2020. I spent 3 years studying Commerce in UCD before graduating in September 2020. During my time in UCD I specialised in Accounting & Finance as I had a keen interest in accountancy from my Leaving Cert days. After graduation, I sought to obtain my professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant, and I applied for the trainee accountant role at UHY. I am currently in my 2nd year of the ACA programme and aim to be fully qualified by 2023.

Emmanuel Ibeh
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Daragh joined UHY FDW in 2019 and currently works as an Audit Trainee in our Dundalk office. He recently graduated in 2022 with an Honours in Accounting and Finance in DCU. He is currently studying a Masters of Accounting in DCU.

Daragh Farrelly
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Paul joined UHY FDW in 2021 as an accounts and audit junior in the Dundalk office. He graduated in 2021 with a degree in accounting and finance from Dkit. He is currently studying for his strategic professional level ACCA exams whilst working in UHY FDW. Within the team structure he is able to work on projects from inception to completion and gain exposure to a variety of work, clients and industries.

Paul Murphy
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Katie joined UHY FDW in 2020 and currently works as an Audit Trainee in our Dundalk office. She graduated in 2020 with an Honours in Business Studies from DCU. She is currently studying for her exams with ACCA while gaining a wealth of knowledge working with a variety of clients across a range of industries.

Katie Monaghan
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Leanne joined UHY FDW in 2019 and is currently works as an Audit Trainee in our Dundalk office. She recently graduated in 2021 with an Honours in Economics with Finance. She is currently studying for her exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland while gaining a wealth of knowledge working with a variety of clients across a range of industries.

Leanne McKeown
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Eloise joined UHY FDW in August 2021 and is working as an accounts and audit junior. She is currently studying for her ACCA Strategic professional level exams while gaining experience and knowledge with a broad range of clients.

Eloise Neba
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Emily joined UHY FDW in 2021 and is currently studying for her CAP1 exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland. She splits her time between the Dundalk and Balbriggan offices, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience as an Audit and Accounts Junior.

Emily Doyle
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Claire joined UHY Farrelly Dawe White in August 2021 as an Audit & Accounts junior and is currently completing her cap 2 exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland. She is based in the Dundalk office and is gaining valuable experience and knowledge with a broad range of clients across many different industries.

Claire Kelly
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Charlotte joined UHY Farrelly Dawe White in August 2021 as an Audit & Accounts Junior and is currently in her final year studying for her Diploma with Accouting Technicians Ireland(ATI). She is based in our Balbriggan office and is gaining valuable experience and knowledge with a broad range of clients across many different industries.

Charlotte Samuel
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Conor joined UHY FDW in 2021 and is working as an Accounts and Audit Junior. He is currently studying for his ACCA Strategic Professional Level exams while gaining experience and knowledge with a broad range of clients.

Conor Conroy
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Aishwarya joined UHY FDW in 2022 as a Trainee Accountant in our Dundalk office. Aishwarya has completed her Chartered Accountancy course (from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) , CPA (from CPA Ireland) and currently studying for the Strategic Professional Level of ACCA.

Aishwarya Pawar
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Sean joined UHY FDW in March 2022 and is working as an accounts and audit junior. He is currently studying for his ACCA Strategic professional level exams while gaining experience and knowledge with a broad range of clients.

Sean McGuill
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Brendan rejoined UHY Farrelly Dawe White in the Spring 2022 after 15 months working in an accounting practice in Vancouver, Canada. Having previously been a member of our team for 4 years prior to his move abroad, Brendan has a vast experience working with a wide range of clients both nationally and abroad.

Brendan Rogers
Accounts Assistant

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Jade joined UHY FDW in July 2022 and is working as an Accounts and Audit Senior. Jade is based in our Balbriggan office. In 2021, she qualified from Accounting Technician Ireland's apprenticeship programme and now has 3 years practice experience.

Jade Howard
Accounts Assistant

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I am currently studying to become an Accounting Technician. I recently returned to work after a long period of time at home caring for my children. I wish to follow on my studies after this 2-year programme to become a chartered accountant. I recently completed an office administration course at QQI Level 5 in the adult education centre. I enjoy reading romance and thriller novels every day. I love doing the art of Diamond Painting. It gives me the opportunity to be creative.

Angela Comerford Lynch
Trainee Accounting Technician

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I graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2020 with an Honours degree in Accounting and Finance. I have 2 years’ experience in payroll fresh out of college which helped me in having a good understanding in the payroll industry. I am now looking to complete my ACCA exams and become a fully qualified accountant and maximise my career.

Matthew McCaughey
Audit & Accounts Junior

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Niall’s experience spans both life and non-life insurance and he has worked with a significant portfolio of domestic and International (re)insurance groups. Recent tax projects include the restructure of a major insurance operation, restructure and capital extraction planning for reinsurance groups, assisting clients with research & development (“R&D”) tax credit claims and assisting clients in respect of dealing with Revenue tax audits.

Niall Donnelly
Tax Director

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Jane is Head of Payroll and Tax Compliance and joined UHY FDW in 2014. She has over 25 years' experience in UK and Irish tax, spanning all tax heads from Income Tax and PAYE to VAT and Capital Acquisitions Tax. After completing a law degree, Jane initially qualified in tax in the UK and spent several years working there for a global accounting firm before moving to Ireland in 2004, where she then qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

Jane Jackson
Head of Payroll and Tax Compliance

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Ailish is one of our Tax Team Advisors based in our Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2020. Ailish has 10 year's experience in taxation and payroll roles. Ailish became a member of the UK Assocation of Taxation Technicians (ATT) in 2005 and is currently studying for her IPASS Certificate in Payroll Techniques. Ailish is the Payroll Manager within UHY FDW responsible for the processing of Irish and UK payrolls. Ailish's role also involves the calculation of statutory payments, benefits in kind and pension contributions together with liaising with the Revenue Commissioners and the UK Revenue on all payroll matters. Ailish will be your main point of contact on our payroll team.

Ailish Treanor
Payroll Manager

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Mairead works as our tax manager in the Balbriggan office. Mairead joined UHY Farrelly Dawe White as an audit junior in 2004 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with ACCA in 2007. After working as an audit manager for a number of years Mairead moved on to the tax team and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). Mairead works with clients across a broad range of industries and advises businesses and individuals on tax compliance obligations such as Income Tax, Vat and Capital taxes.

Mairead Rooney
Tax Manager

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Sylwia is our Payroll & VAT Advisor in the Balbriggan office and joined UHY FDW in 2022.Sylwia have 10 years' experience in various accounts assistant roles, in both national and international environments, and enjoy working with clients to improve the quality of their bookkeeping and financial reporting.

Sylwia Raczkiewicz
Payroll & VAT Advisor

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Amy joined UHY FDW in 2021 and is currently persuing her Part 3 exams with the Irish Tax Institute with the aim of becoming a Chartered Tax Advisor. Amy currently works with a variety of clients across a number of different tax heads some of which include Income Tax, VAT and Relevant Contracts Tax.

Amy Hayes
Tax Associate

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Rutiran joined UHY FDW in 2022 and is currently persuing his CAP 2 exams with the Chartered Accountants of Ireland with the aim of becoming a Chartered Accountant.Rutiran currently works with a variety of clients across a number of different tax heads some of which include Corporate Tax, VAT and Relevant Contracts Tax.

Rutiran Kesavan
Tax Assistant

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Faizan is our Payroll Assistant in the Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2022.

Faizan Muhmood
Payroll Assistant

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Keri joined UHY FDW in September 2022 and is working as a Tax Trainee in our Balbriggan Office. She is currently studying for the iPass Certificate in Payroll Techniques.

Keri Richardson
Tax Trainee

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Richard is a Chartered Company Secretary and a member of The Chartered Governance Institute. Richard manages UHY FDW Corporate Compliance Limited, which is responsible for the provision of corporate compliance and governance services together with advices around; and adherence to Irish Company Law principles for UHY Ireland clients.

Richard Windrum
Corporate Compliance Director

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Brenda is our Corporate Compliance Supervising Officer in the Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2001. Brenda has over 30 years experience working in the accountancy industry and in the past 15 years has specialised in corporate compliance and governance services. Brenda is responsible for overseeing the day to day compliance requirements of our UK and ROI clients ensuring all statutory filing requirements are adhered to in line with Company Law.

Brenda Mullen
Corporate Compliance
Supervising Officer

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Andrew is a Corporate Compliance Officer in our Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2020. Having completed a Law degree followed by a Masters in Management and Corporate Governance at Ulster University, Andrew is now working towards becoming a Chartered Company Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS).

Andrew Hillan
Corporate Compliance Officer

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Nicola is an experienced member of our support team and knowledgeable marketing professional. In addition to her primary job functions in the marketing department, Nicola is also committed to the compliance and administrative roles, ensuring we always provide an exceptional level of client service.

Nicola Mernagh
Marketing and Onboarding Manager

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Saorlaith Dawe joined UHY FDW in September 2019. Saorlaith graduated in 2019 with an Honours in Law Degree from DCU. Saorlaith has joined our compliance and marketing teams and is assisting with the onboarding of our clients.

Saorlaith Dawe
AML Compliance Officer

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Windy Wong joined UHY FDW in January 2022. Windy graduated in 2022 with a Degree in Digital Marketing and Public Relationship from DKIT, she has joined our compliance and marketing teams and is assisting with the onboarding of our clients.

Windy Wong
Marketing Assistant

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Audrey McManus is our Administrator in the Dundalk office

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Administrator

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I have worked with the firm since 1998, over the years I’ve worked in various areas including payroll, tax, admin. Currently I am Front of House Receptionist and along with that I work with the admin team to ensure client services are at their best!

Orla Wynne
Receptionist

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Susan joined UHY FDW in 2016 as Executive Assistant to Managing Director, Alan Farrelly. She graduated in 2004 with a Degree in Communications with Multimedia. Susan previously worked in the Financial Services Sector for 10 years as a Financial Advisor and Lending Officer with extensive experience in customer service and client services.

Susan McGeough
Executive Assistant to Alan Farrelly

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Laura is our Credit Controller in the Dundalk office.

Laura Gaffney
Credit Controller

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Saorlaith Dawe joined UHY FDW in September 2019. Saorlaith graduated in 2019 with an Honours in Law Degree from DCU. Saorlaith has joined our compliance and marketing teams and is assisting with the onboarding of our clients.

Saorlaith Dawe
AML Compliance Officer

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Ronan rejoined UHY FDW in 2016 having previously worked in Financial Services industry with Ulster Bank. Ronan has been involved in a number of key projects within the firm and is also responsible for the day-to-day operations across all of our offices.

Ronan Farrelly
Project Manager

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Nicola is an experienced member of our support team and knowledgeable marketing professional. In addition to her primary job functions in the marketing department, Nicola is also committed to the compliance and administrative roles, ensuring we always provide an exceptional level of client service.

Nicola Mernagh
Marketing and Onboarding Manager

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Lee joined UHY FDW in 2017 as a trainee coming from a background of working in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with ACCA in 2021. Lee is now an Audit and Accounts Assistant Manager based in our Dundalk office. He is a key member of our Cloud Accounting Team and has experience working with a range of clients across a variety of industry sectors based both in Ireland and internationally.

Lee McGardle
Head of Cloud Accounting Team

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Richard became a partner of UHY FDW in 2008 after joining in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Richard works with a myriad of clients from sole traders to multi-national corporations.

Richard Berney
Director

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Thomas initially joined the practice as a trainee in 2003. After he qualified as a Certified Public Accountant he spent some time abroad and in other reputable Irish practices before re-joining UHY Farrelly Dawe Limited as a Senior Audit Manager in 2015. Thomas manages a wide ranging portfolio of SME clients across many industries.

Thomas McDonagh
Director

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Marzena is our Audit & Accounts Junior in the Dundalk office and joined UHY FDW in 2017. Marzena is a member of Accounting Technician Ireland, graduated from Bachelor of Business Accounting with Diploma of Business in Australia, and currently a student at CAI Ireland. She has five years of experience in an audit and accounts preparation, as well as more than eight years of experience in customer service and management roles around the world.

Marzena Cieslak
Audit & Accounts Junior

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"Sylwia is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland and she joined UHY FDW as an Audit Manager in 2020. She looks after a portfolio of SME clients and not-for-profit organisations. In 2021 Sylwia successfully completed the Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance course provided by the Law Society of Ireland. Sylwia is also a Non-Executive Director and Treasurer of the WBR Credit Union in Warrenpoint, Co. Down."

Sylwia Willis
Audit & Accounts Manager

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