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Award winning practice

Award winning practice established by Eilis Quinlan in 1992, the company has since expanded and is now located in Naas Co. Kildare.

From our experience operating in your local market, we understand the challenges you face. And because we are a part of your community, we are hugely committed to providing exceptional service to all our customers no matter how big or small.

As part of Europe we can offer cross border and intra community services arising as part of Brexit.

Eilis became Chairman of ISME (Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association Ltd) in 2009, underlining her commitment to supporting the SME sector. She still remains as a Director on their Board.

We currently provide services in the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Farming/Thoroughbred
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Property Management Companies
  • Credit Unions
  • IT/Telecoms
  • Retail
  • Distribution
  • Charities
  • Solicitors Accounts/Law Society Reports

What we can do for you

We will obtain that tax refund for you, help you file your accounts and taxes online and tax plan to help you minimize your exposure to Capital Gains Tax and Capital Acquisitions Tax.

Quinlan & Co. are a member of an international Accountancy and Business Consultancy network that which ensures that ensures that we can provide specialised tax and accounting advice in other legal jurisdictions besides Ireland.

Meet the team

Our staff have extensive experience with personal and company taxation issues and we can help you start your own business, then support you to expand, grow, finance and develop it.


Eilis Quinlan

FCCA, Dip IoD, CDir

Director, Qualified Accountant & Registered Auditor, Chartered Director.

Eilis worked in practice until starting her own firm in 1992. She is a Chartered Director, holds a Certificate in Computing from DCU and is a member of MENSA. She also trained as a Commercial Mediator. Eilis sits on the National council of ISME, is a member of the ACCA Global Forum for SME’s and in 2012 Eilis was appointed as the ACCA representative to the FEE SMP (Accountancy Europe) in Brussels. Eilis’ main expertise lies in all areas of cross-border tax planning and SME development. She sits as Non-executive Director on some Charity Boards. Before accountancy Eilis played the cello in a couple of Orchestras and was Amateur National Showjumping Champion. Her interests include show jumping, cooking, theatre and classical music.


Deborah Bradshaw

Office Manager

Deborah joined the firm in March 2007 having previously worked in Account Management roles within the Finance, Accounting Software and IT Industries.

She completed a Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice with the Law Society in June 2020.

Deborah enjoys reading, walking, cooking and travel.


Amanda McGrath

FCCA, BA(Hons)

Qualified Accountant / Audit Manager

Amanda Joined the firm in January 2016, and has over 14 years practice experience. Amanda holds an honours degree in Accounting and Finance and is a member of the ACCA, having been admitted to Fellowship in 2019.

Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and reading


Patrick Tracey


Senior Accountant

Patrick has over nine years accounting experience both in practice and industry. He has achieved a First Class Honours degree in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting in 2007 and a Distinction in Higher Certificate in Business Studies in 2005. He is currently studying for his final exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf at the weekends with his brother, running, reading and supporting the local GAA community. He was involved in coaching the local GAA underage teams.

Kate Wludarska


Kate joined the firm in April 2018, with 9 years of administration and office management experience.
She is Part-qualified Accounting Technician and currently studying for ACCA. She holds Diploma in advanced accounts, Bookkeeping, and Payroll.

Kate enjoys spending time with her family, walking and travelling.

Ciara Muldowney


Qualified Accountant

Ciara joined the firm in June 2019, with over 12 years practice experience. Ciara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in Accounting, is a qualified member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is a qualified member of the Irish Tax Institute.

Ciara enjoys reading, walking and cooking.

Anil Kumar



Anil joined Quinlan Accountants in June 2020 after spending a number of years working in practice and the Hospitality Industry.

Anil is a CPA graduate and  a qualified member of Accounting Technicians Ireland.

When not working Anil enjoys traveling with his family and walking.

Hualiang Chen


Chen has had accounting experience both in Europe and Asia. He has two Bachelors and a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance. He is also part qualified in ACCA. Chen is multi-lingual and is fluent in Chinese, Korean and English.He enjoys working out and all kind of sports.

Muhammad Saeed


Saeed joined the firm in December 2020, with over 1 year of practice and 2 years of Finance Trainee experience. He is a Part-qualified Accountant and currently studying for ACCA. He holds a MSc. Degree in Accounting and Finance Management. Saeed enjoys spending time with his family, playing football on weekend and travelling.

General Questions

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.


What our Clients Say

Ellis and her team at Quinlan & Co. have just helped me avoid a potential legal nightmare that, like many SME directors, I was oblivious to: the changes in the Company’s Act 2014 could have rendered my business contracts vulnerable and toothless, all because of doing nothing.

Eilis first invited me to an open information event a few weeks ago, where she presented the CA2014 and options with clarity in an easy to follow manner. The actual updates to documents registered with the CRO then took a couple of emails and a 10 minute visit to the office. I couldn’t have been easier.

I’d recommend all business owners to firstly ensure that they are updating their company status with the CRO, and if you have any queries or concerns, ask Eilis and Quinlan & Co. to help. Of course, they also provide excellent tax advice and accounting services too.

Thank you Eilis.

Adrian Geissel, Technical Director at ADECSYS


Our business is transport services in a growing market. In order to provide first class transport services, we need first class business and accountancy services. Quinlan’s are constantly seeking to help me get the best from my business and their services are invaluable.

Paul Morton CEO, Dublin


I have worked with Eilis Quinlan through ISME for the past 10 years. She has served as Chairman of ISME for the past 2 years. Over her years as a member she has also provided valuable tax and accounting advice to the Association. She has consistently proved to be an extremely professional and tenacious advocate for her clients, whether dealing with local businesses or Government Ministers. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a highly capable and experienced Accountant and Tax Advisor, particularly with her knowledge of the SME sector.

Mark Fielding – CEO ISME, Kildare St.


Eilis is a progressive forward thinking accountant that seamlessly blends financial knowledge with a lot of pure common sense.

Brendan Binchy, CEO, ROCG Europe, Clonmel.


We have engaged Quinlan & Co. as our company Auditors & Accountants since 2009. We have found them to be very professional in their audit work, accommodating to our requirements as a technology based software and services business with a global customer base.

Dennis Jennings, Chairman


An expert in SMEs and their businesses, Eilis took particular care at the outset to understand what it is we do for a living! This knowledge feeds in the most valuable way into all we do. Notwithstanding the success and consequent growth of her practice, we continue to count on her personal attention to our business.

Mary Heseltine, Director Espri DMC Ltd. Dun Laoghaire

Eilis & Co. are a pleasure to work alongside. Eilis represents her business in a thoroughly professional manner and operates with the utmost confidentiality. She is consistently on hand to offer expert advice and sound judgement on financial as well as operational issues. It is with complete confidence that I recommend her services and I have no hesitation in answering any queries on the above.

Owen Murray – Talent Acquisition Manager, EMEA at Coupa Software



Any person I recommended Eilis to, in turn has also recommended her as being excellent.

Jill Crowley – Solicitor at Eversheds
I have known Eilis for a number of years, and I have always found her to be highly organised, professional & capable so its no wonder she is currently Chairman of ISME! As an accountant for SME businesses, she understands business, is proactive and focuses on the bottom line for Business Owners. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as an Accountant.

Jason McChesney – Business Development Director / Coach
I highly recommend Eilis J Quinlan and her very professional staff. They offer expert knowledge, attention to detail and are always on hand to answer questions or concerns.

Niamh Byrne – Owner – Abhainn Ri

Eilis has always been extremely helpful throughout my years in business, ever ready to offer advice or lend an ear, she is professional and up front, which I personally find very refreshing and invaluable. I would have no hesitation in recommending Eilis and her company.

Peter Donnelly, CEO The Secret Cellar, Co Kildare