About

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Who we are

Clinton Higgins are chartered accountants with extensive experience serving SMEs, family businesses, credit unions and other ambitious organisations.

We offer a complete range of accountancy, taxation and business services. But knowing the challenges that businesses regularly face, we do far more. Whether you are considering how to develop your business, wondering how a specific problem can be overcome or assessing an opportunity’s real potential, we offer clear, unbiased advice, guidance and support.

And for organisations without a dedicated Financial Director, Clinton Higgins can add an experienced, strategic perspective to your decision making.

Our story

Michael Higgins & Co was founded in 1998 by Chartered Accountant Michael Higgins. Since then, the firm has grown to 20 staff based in Naas and Waterford.

In 2003, Michael was joined as a partner by Niall Clinton. Niall’s long experience working for a global accountancy practice in London created another valuable source of information, advice and guidance for clients.

In 2008 Ronan Clinton and Brian Flynn established Clinton Flynn, a practice based in Waterford.

In 2017, the firm became Clinton Higgins when the Waterford and Naas practices merged and launched a fresh new brand identity. This reflects our continued commitment to helping clients grow in a business climate that’s more challenging than ever - but which also offers greater opportunities for imaginative and ambitious entrepreneurs.

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Who we work with

Clinton Higgins specialises in helping businesses develop their full potential.

Our clients range from sole traders, partnerships and SMEs to larger enterprises including family businesses, credit unions, bloodstock operations, professional services firms, legal practices and Irish operations for multinationals.

Working with them, we assist with everything from routine-but-essential tasks to advising on expansion or exit strategies and everything in between.

Meet the Team

Working with Clinton Higgins gives you access to gives you access to a highly experienced and tightly-knit team. Here’s who you’ll meet:

Partner

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and the firm's founding partner. With nearly 40 years' experience in serving a wide range of clients, Michael has also served on various committees for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Michael's role in the company is to co-ordinate a wide range of advisory services including inheritance planning and debt restructuring arrangements. Michael is a qualified mediator and holds a diploma in personal insolvency.

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With over 24 years experience in the field of business advisory, tax, audit and accounting, Niall's clients range from start ups to mature established businesses. Niall is a Chartered Accountant and is a partner of the firm since 2004. He is responsible for managing our audit department and advising our commercial clients on compliance and business advisory matters.
Manager

Bronagh is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. With nearly 30 years experience in practice, Bronagh is responsible for the delivery of our accounting services to a wide range of clients. She has specific responsibility for ensuring our regulated clients comply with their statutory and regulatory obligations.

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Catherine is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and joined us in 2002. Drawing on experience in both public practice and industry, Catherine provides audit and accounting services to small and medium size businesses in a wide range of industries including property and construction, manufacturing, retail and professional services.

Manager

Julie joined the practice when it was founded, she has over 30 years' experience working in practice and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Julie is also a Certified Tax Adviser and specialises in both corporate and personal tax, covering Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Capital Acquisitions Tax and Retirement & Succession Planning as well as dealing with Revenue audit cases. She provides this service to a range of clients from individuals and sole traders right up through to corporate and regulated entities.

Manager

Sharon is a Chartered Accountant and joined us in 2012. She has worked on several of the firm's larger audit and management accounting assignments. She currently manages a large portfolio of clients ensuring all the clients’ compliance and planning requirements are addressed. She has significant experience in dealing with compliance requirements with the Irish Revenue Authorities and the Irish Companies Registration Office.