Its our belief that EVERYONE needs an accountant and in any professional accountancy company TRUST is essential. Over the years we have built up a sizable practice by word of mouth where our clients have come to trust us, as an efficient friendly team, there for you at the end of a phone line or email, 24/7. In 1992, Murray Cloney & Associates Charleville, was founded by the partnership of Michael Murray and Paul Cloney and was located in the town’s Main Street. In 1997 the firm expanded and acquired new premises at Old Cork Road in Charleville and in 2018 we are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in The National Software Centre, Mahon, Cork. Amongst other sectors, our expanded Mahon team now engages with clients in the high net worth IT area. We now work with our clients in a fully holistic manner, offering both our in-house accountancy and tax services and those of our associates in the areas of wealth management,personal + business tax planning,succession,exit strategy and pension planning.
We put our success and expansion down to our business ethos, which is based on best practice and the quality of service we provide. This culminated in 2006 with the awarding of the prestigious ACCA Quality Checked Mark, following extensive monitoring of the operational methods employed in the office and ensuring that best practice was followed in providing a top class service to clients. This award was re-issued to us again in 2013 and over the years,our staff have been placed both nationally and internationally.
With staff that comprises of Institute of Chartered Accounts members and Institute of Certified Public Accountants, you can rely on our professionalism, confidentiality and most importantly, our advice. So as a company, we are totally customer-focussed and are proud to say that some of our clients are now third generation, loyal to MCAL over the years where clients introduced us to their sons and daughters who, may have taken over or set up their own business in their own right and as a family still continue to use our professional services.
The firm opened a new branch in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick in September 2006 in response to the growing demand from clients in the South Limerick area and along the North East Cork border territory. In 2016 we opened a branch office in Unit 1,Mahon Innovation Centre, Bessboro Road,Blackrock, Cork, Tel: 021-2428795. This office operates on an appointment basis to cater for our extensive client base in Cork City and surrounding areas.
Michael Murray F.C.C.A. is a native of Mallow, Co. Cork. He qualified as an Accountant in 1990. Michael is Xero Qualified and his specialist areas include farming and farm tax planning, succession planning, mortgage forbearance and I.T and innovation. Michael is an active member of the Board of Charleville Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Cloney a native of Fermoy, graduated as a Certified Public Accountant in 1993. In 1992 together with Michael Murray they established Murray Cloney & Associates Accountants, and they have a client base throughout Munster. Paul’s specialist areas are the retail sector, business start up’s and audits. Paul is an active member of Fermoy G.A.A
Katie O’ Leary is our senior Auditor. Having completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree with first class honours at UCC, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. She also worked as Audit Manager for ten years with a top accountancy firm in Limerick.
Jitka joined the firm in 2012 after completing an ACCA Certified Accounting Technician course. She achieved 1st place in the world in the Foundations of Financial Management exam and is ACCA qualified. Her main duties are accounts preparation for both sole traders and companies and taking care of firm’s internal accounts.
Michael finished his exams in June 2018 and is now a qualified CPA, working as a member of our audit team and high performance unit. He graduated from UL with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree, majoring in Accounting & Finance with a financial services minor.
Breda Connery has been with our firm since November 2001. Her role within the company includes accounts preparation and bookkeeping.
Marie joined our team in March 2014. She does bookkeeping, accounts preparation and back up administration. She hopes to commence her accounts technician exams later this year.
Nicola O’ Halloran
Nicola joined the team in September 2013 as a Receptionist/Secretary. Her role in Murray Cloney & Associates is mainly the day to day running of our office as well as meeting with clients and dealing with any queries that may arise.