McGLEENAN & Co, Chartered Accountants (McGCo) has been in practice for 10 years,and during that time it has developed a unique research based approach – as a trusted advisor. This requires a wide spectrum of inputs, alongside original thinking and insights, in order to satisfactorily address and manage client’s challenges. The practice is particularly focused on family SMEs, with clients located in the Midlands, Dublin and Wicklow regions.

Principal, Patrick McGleenan comments: “We have found that a combination of skills encompassing restructuring and insolvency, capital markets and banking,and corporate treasury knowledge, when blended with all-round accountancy and risk management principles, together with extensive use of online research facilities, has yielded considerable results for our clients.” McGCo have acted for clients in such diverse areas as; corporate finance and business disposals; capital taxes; litigation support; insolvency case management and debt right-sizing, and revenue audits. It also deals with family dispute resolution – reaching agreements with SME’s family members on retirement and succession arrangements. “We have achieved very satisfactory outcomes for clients, frequently by utilising unprecedented features that are as a direct result of our firms research approach. In many cases we have enabled businesses to continue trading, where an adverse outcome would have meant certain closure. We have seen the difference a “hands on” approach makes to clients, in particular in easing their stress levels, when curve balls come their way.” continues McGleenan.

On the offensive side, McGCo are frequently asked for advice on investment opportunities. Its approach here is analogous to the baseball pitcher and batter: “You leave the pitches that aren’t right, and hit the ball out of the park when you see one that’s perfect for you.” McGleenan concludes: “The art in advisory is getting the balance right and at McGCo we reckon we are pretty good at it.”