Crowe Ireland SME owner-managed business expertise

Owner-managed businesses

We work with owner-managers, entrepreneurs, sole traders, partnerships and family businesses operating across a wide range of sectors both domestically and internationally.
At Crowe we are all about adding value to your business. Whether you are looking to increase profit, looking to maximise value, or most likely both, we have the skills to make it happen.
Yes, we provide audit, tax and advisory services but our service is much deeper than that. Working closely with you we work hard to ensure your business reaches its potential and creates the profit and rewards from your skills.
We work with owner-manager businesses, entrepreneurs, sole traders, partnerships and family businesses operating both domestically and internationally, across a wide range of sectors. We are acutely aware of the issues and challenges that owner-managed businesses and SMEs regularly come up against. Our services are focused on delivering clear benefits using a combination of our many years of experience and expertise which we bring to:
  • Understanding the value of the customer and ensuring the right business processes and structures are in place to deliver long term value
  • Coping with growth – ensuring that systems and disciplines develop in line with business expansion
  • Understanding and satisfying the differing expectations of the shareholders and family members
  • Ensuring that the process of succession is being effectively managed – handing down the business to the next generation
  • Introducing clear and separate decision making processes for each of the shareholders, business and family
  • Finding the right balance – managing business and personal finances to secure the highest possible net worth
  • Spreading the management load – bringing in new expertise while keeping control of the costs
We offer partner-led proactive advice to all our clients. Our advice is clear and concise so that it is understood by all. We take the time to understand each client’s unique set of circumstances. We know that confidentiality and privacy are paramount and we are sensitive to the ways in which business ownership, management, personal objectives and family relationships often overlap. We are committed to finding commercial and practical solutions for our clients, whatever the challenge.
We work with our clients on a broad range of issues, from meeting statutory requirements, improving business performance and growing business value, to achieving lifestyle aspirations, making sound retirement decisions and managing accumulated wealth. We liaise with solicitors, insurance companies and other outside parties as required to ensure the best outcomes for clients.
Our team of experienced professionals can help you with all aspects of your business from start-up to maturity:


Our services when your business is a startup include:
  • Advice on the appropriate trading structure – partnership, sole trader or limited company
  • Company formations and secretarial services
  • Opening bank accounts
  • Tax registration – Income Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT, PAYE & RCT
  • Assistance with accounting and software installation
  • Assistance with financing your business (bank negotiations, funding options)
  • Assistance with preparation of business plans and financial forecasts
  • Outsourcing services such as monthly book-keeping and management accounts, payroll services and VAT compliance services
  • Preparation of annual accounts and tax returns


Our services when you business is in the growth stage include:
  • Preparation of business plans and financial forecasts
  • Assistance with financing your business (bank negotiations, funding options)
  • Preparation and assistance with EIIS funding applications
  • Share option schemes for key employees
  • Holding company structures
  • Family constitutions and governance
  • Statutory audit and annual company secretarial services
  • Annual corporation tax compliance services
  • Assistance and preparation of government grant claims
  • Tax planning to include advice on the most appropriate tax reliefs available to your organisation such as the R&D tax credit or the recently introduced Knowledge Development Box reduced rate of corporation tax
  • Property transactions – CGT, VAT and Stamp Duty issues
  • Asset protection / managing surplus cash


Our services when your business is expanding include:
  • Developing a comprehensive structured process of building value in your business
  • International / cross border tax and advisory services – As a member of Crowe Global we have access to accounting and advisory services in over 130 countries around the world
  • Employee rewards
  • Financial restructuring
  • Internal audit and control reviews
  • Merger and acquisition services – identify targets, due diligence, fund raising and M&A negotiation
  • Tax efficient profit extraction


Our services when your business is in the maturity stage include:
  • Business and share valuations
  • Management buyouts
  • Pension advice and planning
  • Succession planning – retirement, estate planning, wills and probate
  • Tax efficiency maximisation – Retirement Relief, Entrepreneurs Relief, Business Property Relief
Speak to one of our experience professionals today to find out how Crowe can assist you and your business in making smart decisions that will build lasting value for your business.

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Grayson Buckley, Partner, Tax - Crowe Ireland
Grayson Buckley
Partner, Tax
John Byrne, Partner, Tax - Crowe Ireland
John Byrne
Partner, Tax
Naoise Cosgrove, Managing partner - Crowe Ireland
Naoise Cosgrove    
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Corporate Finance
Lisa Kinsella, Partner, Tax - Crowe Ireland
Lisa Kinsella
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Brian Geraghty, Partner, Audit - Crowe Ireland
Brian Geraghty
Partner, Audit
Chris Magill, Partner, Audit - Crowe Ireland
Chris Magill
Partner, Audit
Roseanna O'Hanlon, Partner, Audit - Crowe Ireland
Roseanna O'Hanlon
Partner, Audit
Gerard O'Reilly, Partner, Audit - Crowe Ireland
Gerard O'Reilly  
Partner, Audit