Audit, Assurance and Compliance

Cooney Carey is a leading provider of audit, company secretarial and taxation compliance services in Ireland.  We help our clients to improve their external financial reporting and to produce non-financial reporting information.

Our specialists have extensive experience in working on corporate compliance obligations and corporate governance systems, always adhering to best practice.  We ensure our clients are fully compliant with all relevant legislation and regulation.  We also help them achieve both economic and corporate sustainability.

Our audit, assurance and compliance services encompass a wide range of areas, including:

Statutory Audit

Our audit service encompasses several distinct steps, which include planning, testing of controls, substantiation or fieldwork, and exit or finalization. We conclude the process by issuing our audit opinion. To ensure our audit opinions are correct, we are always aware of developments in both auditing and accounting standards, as well as in tax and company law. The advices arising from our audit work are constructive, commercial and demonstrate our interest in our client’s business.

Our in-depth understanding of the key dynamics of many industries and the motivations of stakeholders helps us to ensure we deliver a technically sound service that concludes with an accurate final audit opinion.

Des McCann, Will Townsend & Paul Leonard

Company Secretarial Returns

Our thorough knowledge of compliance requirements, company law, governance principles and good company secretarial practice is key to our provision of company compliance services. The law in this area is both complex and demanding, and further significant changes are scheduled soon. The consequences of poor compliance for companies and directors can be significant, and include the risk of penalties and prosecution. We ensure our clients adhere to a robust compliance regime by providing a range of services, which would typically include:

  • the timely filing of returns in the Companies Registration Office
  • good governance procedures
  • the maintenance of statutory registers and minute books in a complete and timely manner
  • the voluntary strike-off of dormant companies
  • the restoration of dissolved companies
  • changes to company names, articles of association and shareholdings as needed 
  • other advice as needed

Mary Flanagan

Tax Returns

We work with our clients to ensure they meet their obligations regarding tax returns and payments due.

For Corporate clients, we also review their financial statements to establish their tax liabilities and the appropriate tax provision they need to make. When it comes to tax planning, we seek to identify potential tax efficiencies and manage potential tax risks.

Eamonn Madden