We Are Accesible And Proactive
Our Partners and team members are accessible at all times. We Proactively look to Add Value to your business profitability and personal interests.
We Listen To You And Advise Accordingly
We make the effort to understand your business as this is essential to be able to advise effectively.
Our Story So Far
Brian Feeney and Alan Shaughnessy have drawn on their combined 40 years experience in the accounting, business advisory and financial services arena to provide the technical expertise and commercial knowledge to meet their client needs on an ongoing basis.
Our Core Values Are:
- Integrity – We are honest and forthright in dealings with our clients, our business partners and our fellow team members
- Teamwork – By sharing our knowledge, ideas and by working together we will find the correct solution for our clients
- Service – We strive to deliver a superior service at all times. Our objective is to build long term and stable relationships with our clients
- Commitment – We believe in what we do. We are committed to serving our clients and developing our team
- Learning – We are committed to learning each and every day
- Excellence – We always aspire to standards of excellence in everything we do
- Action – We have a bias towards action and we are pro-active in our efforts to add value to our clients’ interests
- Respect – we have respect for our clients, our business partners and our fellow team members
Brian is a Fellow member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is a Qualified Financial Advisor. After graduating from NUIG with a Commerce degree he trained and qualified in a large Galway based accounting practice.
Brian worked in industry for 10 years including 5 years as a Senior Finance Manager with a large Galway based Multi-national company and 5 years as Head of Finance for an SME in the Grocery Retail sector.
In 2007 he became one of the founding partners of DFS & Co Accountants and Business Advisors Brian’s varied experience has enabled him to gain an in-depth of small to medium sized enterprises across all sectors and all types of businesses. He values his relationships with his clients and would regard the Retail sector as an area of specialist expertise for him.
Alan graduated from GMIT with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and is a Qualified Financial Advisor. Alan originally worked in Practice and subsequently has gained many years’ experience in financial Institutions in the city of London and Sydney where his employers included Lloyds’s TSB, JP Morgan Chase, and ING Bank. He has held a number of senior roles in the Capital Markets arm of Investment banking.
In 2007 he became one of the founding partners of DFS & Co Accountants and Business Advisors and in the intervening period has built up a substantial client base across all business sectors including Hotel & Leisure, Pharmacy, Medical and Restaurant & Catering.
Audit & Tax Director
Maria is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is a Registered Tax Consultant of the Irish Taxation Institute, where she has also lectured. In 2000, she graduated from NUI Galway with an honours Commerce degree.
She is also a registered auditor who provides Audit and Assurance services to a wide range of corporate clients.
Maria provides taxation advice to a diverse portfolio of individual and corporate clients and has been advising clients for over 15 years on retirement planning, inheritance and gift tax planning as well as the implications of VAT transactions. Maria has previously contributed to the Irish Tax Review and Irish Taxation Institute seminars.
Patrick is an Associate member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is a Bachelor of Business Studies degree graduate from GMIT. He trained in a large Galway based practice and joined DFS & Co in 2011.
Patrick has over 8 years of professional accounting experience and is responsible for managing all aspects of the diverse portfolio of clients that he deals with.
Patrick has an in-depth knowledge of taxation, accounting and business advisory services for both business and individual clients.
Stuart is an Associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a graduate of Limerick Institute of Technology with Business Studies Honours degree in Accounting & Finance.
Prior to joining DFS & Co in 2011 he worked for 5 years as company accountant for a business in the construction sector.
Stuart has an in-depth knowledge of accounting and business advisory services for both business and individual clients. Specifically his knowledge of managing an outsourced financial control function for business is valued highly by our clients who avail of this service. The main sectors that Stuart deals with include Pharmacy, Hotel & Leisure and Restaurant & Catering.