About FCC Chartered Accountants
FCC, Chartered Accountants is a medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants based in Galway city. The practice can trace its origins in the accountancy profession back to 1971. The firm would have previously been known as CAG (Crescent Accountancy Group). Following a reorganisation of the old practice in 2017 FCC, Chartered Accountants was formed.
The firm currently acts for a wide range of clients from small family run businesses to medium and large organisations covering a number of sectors including construction, retail, hotels & restaurants, food processors, medical professionals, solicitors, charities, not for profit organisations and many more industries.
Our offices are located at Lismoyle House, Merchants Road, Galway. We have invested significantly in our IT infrastructure in recent years which has allowed us to broaden the services that we provide and create greater efficiencies which will ultimately create increased value for our clients.
Irrespective of size, when you become a client of FCC you get the best of both worlds with on-tap expertise from experienced yet approachable professionals in the complex areas of audit, accountancy, tax planning and compliance, corporate finance, company secretarial and more.
To arrange a free and informal meeting to find out how we can help you and your business, please give us a call.
Meet our Management Team
See who is behind our award winning practice and put a face to the name of your new accounting team. Our team has years of experience and will offer you the best service available to ensure you succeed.
In addition to the above, the practice has a team of dedicated professionals comprising of qualified and trainee accountants. The overall FCC organisation has the necessary skills and experience in order to meet the audit, accounting and taxation needs of all of our clients in a timely and efficient manner while delivering a quality professional service.
Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.
Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.
We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.
If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.
Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.
In our over 30 years in business we have been fortunate to work with different Accountancy Firms and their Advisors with varying degrees of success. In 2018 needing to buy our home we were advised by our banks that we would need to restructure our finances, and this was a daunting task to say the least as the Advisors in the Accountancy Firm we were using had already failed to achieve a financial restructure for us. However, when going through the process and meeting and speaking with banks, two different banks on two different days and without us asking both happened to recommend that we should seek help from Jonathan Colohan at FCC Chartered Accountants. This coincidence was too hard for us to ignore so we contacted Jonathan Colohan at FCC Chartered Accountants and within a few months, we had our finances restructured and we had purchased our home.
Western Hygiene Supplies then moved its business to FCC Chartered Accountants where we find them exemplary as all our calls or emails are answered as queries arise, we also find FCC Chartered Accountants to be the most proactive accountancy firms we have worked with and on all fronts be it COVID-19, Finance, Tax advice, Year End Returns and they are extremely professional in all their dealings with us. What Jonathan Colohan and FCC Chartered Accountants did for us was and is immeasurable, they turned our finances and in turn our life’s around, my family and my work colleagues will be forever grateful to them for the help and support they gave us at a difficult time when our options seemed limited.
We can only wish FCC Chartered Accountants every success in the future in helping other people and businesses like ours. We would highly recommend FCC to any individual or business owner looking for a new accountant.
Managing Director Western Hygiene Supplies Limited
FCC Chartered Accountants have helped us from day one setting up our new business. They made our process very easy, and went above and beyond to get us started. We found their service very professional from start to finish.
Owner - MP Walsh’s Bar
Quick shout out to Jonathan Colohan & all the team @ FCC for their exceptional, professional service they provide to our business. Since day 1 in our original set up these guys have been so important and so crucial to our growth and help with the day to day running of our business...
We would highly recommend FCC to anyone looking for any financial help. Thank you all at FCC.
Train Station Gym, Galway
Thanks to Dermot Callanan & all at FCC Chartered Accountants for the help and advice they have given to me since I started in business. They have helped me grow my business by identifying opportunities for me and their tax advice has been brilliant. I would highly recommend FCC to anyone.