Accountancy firms and fellow DFK International members Crowleys DFK and Anne Brady McQuillans DFK have announced they are to merge on 1 January 2020.
The amalgamated firm, which will operate under the Crowleys DFK name, will see Anne Brady McQuillans DFK partners Natalie Kelly and Niall Grant, along with their team of 22 staff, move to Crowleys DFK’s existing Dublin offices at College Green. With a combined annual fee income of over €8 million, 110 staff and ten partners, the merger consolidates the firm as one of Ireland’s leading indigenous accounting, tax and advisory firms.
James O’Connor, Managing Partner of Crowleys DFK, said: “When initial discussions began between the two firms, we quickly saw a distinct alignment both in the benefits of what our combined service offering would bring to our clients and the cultural fit for our staff. And with the creation of 40 new jobs in Dublin and Cork over the next two years in areas such as Internal Audit, IT Audit, Risk Management, Advisory, Cloud Accounting, Public Sector Services and Tax, the merger allows us evolve to meet the growing needs of our collective national and international clients.”
Natalie Kelly, Partner at Anne Brady McQuillans DFK, said: “We are delighted with this merger, which will offer clients increased strength and depth across many areas of expertise and will enable us to develop new services and specialisms. Similarly, our staff will have the opportunity to further develop their careers and to gain knowledge in a range of sectors. We’re looking forward to working with our new colleagues and developing the synergies between the two firms.”
Founded 44 years ago, Crowleys DFK has a client base that includes indigenous owner-managed businesses, and subsidiaries and European headquarters of overseas SME and multinational companies. Anne Brady McQuillans DFK evolved in 2005 when Anne Brady DFK merged with McQuillans DFK. The firm boasts a very strong SME sector client base and an impressive network of connections in the Leinster region.
Both firms are members of DFK International, the international association of independent accounting firms spanning 92 countries, and have a history of working within the network to provide clients with an integrated and robust global service.