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The Firm

With over 50 years of experience and expertise, the team at Mulhern Leonard & Associates offers you a comprehensive suite of financial and accountancy services that go beyond ensuring compliance to add value to your business.

Our staff are experienced professionals trained to provide a hands-on service to our varied client base. Our services include audit, accounting, tax, internal audit, payroll and bookkeeping, corporate and business recovery, business consultancy, financial services, company secretarial and corporate finance.

Our client base consists of small to large sized companies and owner managed businesses and partnerships. It represents a diverse range of businesses covering such sectors as retail and distribution, property, construction, tourism and hospitality, professional services, sporting organisations, not for profit organisations, agricultural and food processing. We also act as auditors and consultants to credit unions.

Sean Mulhern & Co was established in 1992 in Boyle, Co Roscommon. Following rapid growth, a second office was opened in Sligo in 1995. The firm acquired the Boyle practice of J.A. Leonard & Co. (EST 1956) in 1997 and changed its name to Mulhern Leonard.

Meet the Team

Sean Mulhern

Sean Mulhern

F.C.A. (Managing Partner)

Sean trained in a large North West practice and qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving to industry to work as financial controller for a large indigenous manufacturing company in the North West. He then moved back to his native Sligo to set up his own practice. He is a fellow member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Sean holds a Certificate of Personal Insolvency awarded by Chartered Accountants Ireland. Sean also advises on corporate restructuring and insolvency matters and has acted many times as liquidator in creditors, members and Official High Court liquidations. He also has extensive experience in dealing with financial institutions.Sean has extensive experience in taxation and in all aspects of dealing with the Revenue Commissioners. He also has gained a wealth of experience in forensic accounting and has often served as an expert witness in court on behalf of both insurance companies and claimants.

Contact Sean directly on 071 914 2200 or
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Malachy Spratt

Malachy Spratt


Malachy is originally from Sligo town and completed his Leaving Certificate at Summerhill College, Sligo in 2014. Following this, he attended Maynooth University where he was awarded a first class honours bachelors degree in Accounting & Finance in 2018. After his university education, he commenced a training contract with Mulhern Leonard & Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2018. He completed his exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2020 and was later admitted as a member in May 2022 following the completion of his training contract. During his time working at Mulhern Leonard, he has gained a vast range of experience in areas such as accounting, consultancy, taxation and auditing. He obtained a further qualification in 2023 when he was awarded the Chartered Tax Consultant Qualification by Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Contact Malachy directly on 071 914 2200 or
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Freda Mc Guire

Freda Mc Guire

B.B.S. F.C.P.A. (Associate Director, Boyle)

Following graduation from The Institute of Technology Sligo, Freda joined Mulhern Leonard where she trained and qualified. Freda is a Fellowship of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and an affiliate member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. During her time working in general practice she has gained a wide range of experience in auditing and accounting. She advises on accounting, auditing, tax compliance, tax planning, and statutory compliance matters. Freda is also a Registered Auditor.

Contact Freda on 071 914 2200 or
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Shane Devins

Shane Devins


Shane joined Mulhern Leonard in 2019 having completed the BA honours in Accounting at the Atlantic Technological University graduating with first class honours. Shane qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2021 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Consultant in 2023, having the honour of placing first in Ireland in his exams for the highest grade achieved. Shane provides a range of accounting, taxation, and consultancy services to all types of entities.

Contact Shane on 071 914 2200 or
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Zoe Lynch

Zoe Lynch

A.C.C.A., B.A

Zoe joined Mulhern Leonard in 2018 having completed BA (Hons) in Accounting . Zoe qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2021 and provides a range of accounting, taxation and consultancy services to sole traders, partnerships and companies.

Contact Zoe on  071 914 2200  or
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Michael Kenny

Michael Kenny

B. Comm. Q.F.A. , APA Debt Management Services (Consultant)

Michael has spent over 30 years in the Financial Services Industry.Upon leaving a Senior Manager role in banking, he set up a Financial Services Intermediary business in 2003.Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of Financial Planning, covering Life and Pensions, Investments, Personal & Commercial Mortgages. Michael has an Honours B.Comm from NUI Galway and is a Qualified Financial Adviser (Q.F.A) through his membership of the Institute of Banking in Ireland. The Company is based in the Mail Coach Road office and is Authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Contact Michael on 071 914 2200 or
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Why do I need an accountant?

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.

Is it expensive to use an accountant?

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.

How do you charge?

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.

Can I maintain my own accounting records?

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.

I've been up and running for a couple of years. How can you help me?

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.

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