David is a Chartered Accountant who trained and qualified in PwC before joining Ernst & Young. While in practice he has advised clients ranging in size from sole traders to billion-dollar turnover listed entities.

After this time in practice, David worked as a consultant with accountancy training firm OmniPro, advising accountancy firms on technical accounting, auditing and company law matters.

David is also a qualified engineer and spent several years working for Glanbia in the Agri Food sector before turning his attention to accountancy.

A native of Wexford, Michael Graduated from University College Dublin in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

After gaining his initial audit and accounting experience with one of the large Dublin firms, Michael qualified as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland in 1980. At this point he moved to Enniscorthy to take up a position in Sheil Kinnear.

Over the years, due to the diverse nature of the Firm’s client base, Michael has built up a broad range of expertise and experience of various industries. In particular, he has advised clients involved in the construction, manufacturing, hospitality and retail industries. Mentoring clients involved in IT and internet based businesses has been a growing part of his portfolio in recent years. Michael also deals with clients in the Charity and not-for-profit sector.

Michael is also involved with a number educational establishments, charitable organisations and community development projects.


Aidan is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (FCCA) and the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI).

Aidan worked in practice and industry prior to forming O’Gorman Cosgrave & Associates in 2004, and ran this practice very successfully prior to merging the firm with Sheil Kinnear in 2019.

Aidan has extensive expertise in Audit, Financial Accounting, Tax Planning and the preparation of Business Plans & Financial Projections for clients.

Anita is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of the Irish Tax Institute (ITI).

Her broad experience spans more than 20 years and she is a trusted advisor to many Sheil Kinnear clients.

Anita has particular expertise in audit as well as in tax planning and compliance. She has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the accounting profession and deals with the needs of a broad range of businesses from large groups of companies to small sole traders.

Tim is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Irish Tax Institute (I.T.I.). He served as an I.T.I. council member for 3 years.

Tim’s special interest area is tax and he is particularly experienced in the area of Revenue audits and interventions. During his time as an I.T.I. council member he was heavily involved in representations with Revenue on the formation of the 2010 Code of Practice for a Revenue Audit.

He has lectured extensively on Revenue Audits and related matters at national and regional conferences.

He co-authored the first edition of ‘Revenue Audits and Interventions – the Professional Handbook’ on behalf of I.T.I.

Tim is a native of Rosslare Strand and currently lives in Wexford. He has played soccer for Wexford at representative level and is a member, trustee and past captain of Rosslare Golf Club. He is married to Carmel and has 4 children, Cathy, Stephen, Rory and Brendan.


Frances Roche (FCCA) qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1995 having joined Sheil Kinnear in 1990.

Frances has previously worked as a junior partner in the firm. She is particularly experienced in relation to SME, farming and sole trader clients.

Marese is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and the Irish Taxation Institute. The combination of expert knowledge and experience of company law and tax leaves Marese ideally suited to provide a “Cradle to Grave” service to corporate clients including company formation, restructuring, and liquidation. She has been a principal in Sheil Kinnear since 2004.

Tony graduated from U.C.D in 1969 with a B. Comm. (Hons) Degree. He then completed his training contract with Oliver Freaney & Company in Dublin. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972, he worked for a further two years with the firm as audit manager. Tony spent a further three years working in industry. He joined Sheil Kinnear in 1978 and became a partner in 1981. Tony has extensive and valuable experience in dealing with a wide variety of clients, ranging from the small retail and sole trader to large commercial entities, solicitors and credit unions.

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 1974, David began his accountancy career with Craig Gardner/ Price Waterhouse in Dublin, where he was involved in large audits. He was a founding member of the computer audit group and completed his IT training with Price Waterhouse in London. He was headhunted by Business and Accounting Training (now Griffith College Dublin) in 1979, where he spent one year as their first full time lecturer.

David set up his own accountancy practice in Enniscorthy in 1980. David merged with Sheil Kinnear in 2005.

Apart from audit/accounts, David specialises in insolvency , H.R. and health and safety. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Institute of Occupation Safety and Health.

Tom began his career with Peterson Morrison Chartered Accountants, who merged with a number of other Dublin firms in 1969 to form the Irish arm of Cooper Brothers (subsequently Coopers & Lybrand and now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Tom was involved in the audit of a wide range of clients including several public companies. He qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland in 1972 and was a founding member of the Cooper & Lybrand computer audit group. In 1975 he was recruited by ACC Bank to setup, lead and manage the internal audit department. Tom joined Sheil Kinnear in 1979 where he was based in the Enniscorthy Office; he became a partner in the firm in 1981.