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Shane Carroll - Accountant Cork

Shane Carroll

Shane studied Accounting and Finance at Dublin City University before subsequently qualifying as a chartered accountant.  He also holds additional qualifications in corporate finance, share valuations and forensic accounting.  He is the director of the Firm’s Business Advisory services.   

His areas of expertise include:

  • The process of selling businesses. In this context Shane frequently works with management to prepare a business for sale and then advises on all the aspects of a sale once a purchaser has been found 
  • Mergers, acquisition and management buy-outs
  • The valuation of companies and unincorporated businesses
  • The raising of finance for business
  • General Business Consultancy
  • The carrying out of forensic accounting and fraud investigations
  • The provision of outsourced financial control services
  • The provision of general accounting services.

Client work includes

Shane advises on a wide variety of business advisory areas. The work that he has done recently includes the following: 

  • Acting as lead corporate advisor on the sale of a major Irish SME to a US multinational
  • Acting as lead advisor to the management team of an acquisitive provider of childcare services
  • Providing share valuation services for the purpose of resolving a valuation dispute among shareholders.
  • Assisting an SME with a finance-raising project 
  • Providing independent expert reports for court purposes
  • Acting as outsourced financial controller for various clients in the property and construction, hospitality, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical and education sectors.

Our Directors

Stephanie Kirby, tax director
Business Advisory

“I’ve relied on Joe McAvoy and his team at McAvoy & Associates for corporate tax advice for over 20 years and throughout that time they have provided me with excellent and timely advice on matters as diverse as corporate reorganisations, business hive-downs and share sales. I can’t recommend them more highly”.

Pat Kerr

Finance Direcor Of Anecto

“From the moment we engaged with McAvoy & Associates, over fifteen years ago, we have had the peace of mind that all is in order. Their efficiency, sound advice, experience and forward-thinking has been invaluable to our business and always so accessible to us. Joe, Shane and all the team certainly go above and beyond their remit and definitely get our seal of approval.”

John & Deirdre Murphy

Murphy's Pharmacy, Midleton

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to express my appreciation of McAvoy’s. First, for personal tax advice, I felt Joe McAvoy took a really genuine interest in understanding me as a client, my character and lifestyle. I trusted his grounded wisdom, and thus his expertise.

Shane Caroll then helped us to sell the family business. He was exemplary. His positive and non-combative approach proved to be an understated yet highly effective negotiating tool and he accomplished the sale with good humour on all sides: a win-win situation.

This was particularly important because at this precise time my husband was in hospital with heart surgey. McAvoys, through Shane, gave us a level of moral support which went far beyond the call of duty. We will always appreciate their genuine service to their clients.”

Sue McWilliam

Previous Owner Of McWilliam Sailmaker