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Our Management Team

Dermot Callanan

Dermot Callanan a native of Loughrea, Co. Galway joined the firm in 1996 following the completion of his B.Comm degree in NUI Galway during which time he placed 1st in the KPMG B.Comm Awards. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dermot has more than 25 years’ experience in advising clients from sole traders to medium and large organisations. He heads up our statutory audit department providing high quality audits with particular experience and expertise on charity and not for profit organisations, the food processing industry and the hotel and restaurant sector.


Dermot’s experience plays a key role in the audit process ensuring increased efficiency and control is an integral part of the audit engagement. He regularly performs risk reviews, appraises internal controls policies and procedures and reports to those charged with governance.  He has assisted clients in implementing the Charities SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) and has lectured to the HSE Western Region Accountants Network on the area of Charity Accounting.

Dermot has an in-depth understanding of the complexities and challenges facing SME and owner-managed businesses. He has built up considerable experience in a wide range of sectors including construction, hospitality and tourism, medical, legal, food processing, charity and motor trade. He advises on accounting, auditing, tax compliance, tax planning, financial management, banking, corporate restructuring and statutory compliance matters. Dermot has a strong interest in all sport. His family would have a long association with Galway GAA with his father serving as the Chairman of the Galway Hurling Board from 1979 to 1996 and the Galway club senior hurling cup is named in his honour. Having played hurling for many years Dermot now enjoys the game of golf.

ACCA, CTA - Taxation Director
FCA - Associate Director
FCCA – Business Advisory Manager

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.