Declan Murray is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, qualifying in 1987. A graduate of NUIG he was a founding partner of Kelly Murray. With over 20 years’ experience in practice dealing with the accounting, audit, taxation and business consulting needs of our clients. Declan has encountered most situations that present to the small and medium sector.
Patrick Donnellan, a native of Galway has built up an extensive range of experience in finance and accountancy over the past 20 years. Having served his accountancy apprenticeship in Ireland’s largest Irish owned firm, FGS in Dublin, Patrick went on to hold a variety of financial roles from private equity to banking before returning to practice to put this experience to use for his clients.
George has over 25 years of experience working in practice and enjoys helping small and medium-size business owners to manage and grow their businesses. George provides his clients with expert advice, professionalism and peace of mind. He manages our compliance teams in providing clients with the necessary services to meet their tax and accounting needs.
Mary is our taxation manager and joined the practice in 1999. She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). Mary has over 20 years’ experience advising clients in a range of sectors. Mary provides advice on personal and corporate tax matters, with a particular focus on domestic owner managed businesses and property portfolio investors.
Jane was founding director of Connacht Accountancy building it up to one of the top firms in Galway city. Jane merged Connacht Accountancy with Candor in April 2022. Jane is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and serves as a member of the ACCA Ireland committee.
Sarah, originally from Roscommon, joined the practice as a trainee accountant in 2006 having obtained a Batchelors of Business Studies with Accountancy at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. She completed her professional accountancy exams with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2010.
Myles, has been working in Candor since 2014. A member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a graduate of NUI Galway with a Bachelors degree in Commerce. Myles is a whiz when it comes to the implementation of new systems, management accounts and performance analysis.
Born and reared in Galway, Noreen has been with Candor for 14 years after joining in August 2007. She is a qualified member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accounts (ACCA) and specialises in SMEs and solicitors report along with keeping busy dealing with day to day queries from clients.
Hilary is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with over 20 years experience working with both sole trade and corporate clients across a range of SMEs. Hilary specialises in assisting clients with accounts preparation, tax returns plus payroll and is an expert in utilising a range of accounting software programmes.
Una is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) for many years and is a proud graduate of GMIT, now ATU. Having originally trained in practice, she returned to her favourite sector just over 15 years ago after gaining extensive experience in the health and education sectors.
Alice, originally from the banner county of Clare, has lived in Galway since 2012. She joined Candor in July 2017 after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting in GMIT and qualified as Chartered Certified Accountant with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in 2023.
Ann, originally from Limerick, joined Candor in 2019 after graduating with a Bachelor of Accountancy in GMIT. Following her passion for accounting, she is completing her exams with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). From an early age, Ann thoroughly enjoyed working in her uncle’s accountancy firm.
Hailing from Duniry, about an hour from Galway city, Megan is our newest trainee accountant. Megan graduated from GMIT with a first class Bachelor of Business with Accounting. She is continuing her academic journey with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.
Angela is an qualified Accounting Technician and is studying to complete her Association of Certified Chartered Accountants exams. She is originally from Nigeria where she acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. Upon her arrival in Ireland, she picked up an interest in accounting and studied with Accounting Technicians Ireland. Angela assists clients with all aspects of bookkeeping including Vat Returns, Payroll, Income tax and general bookkeeping services.
Agnes obtained her Master’s Degree in Economics in Cracow in Poland. She worked for 2 years in Ernst & Young in Poland and prior to moving to Ireland in 2005. She has completed her qualification from Accounting Technicians Ireland and worked for Connacht Accountancy from 2014.
Lorraine is our Office Manager and has been a member of the “Candor” family since 1998. Coming from GMIT with a degree in Accounting, her starting role was one of that as PA to one of the Partners. One of her first jobs involved issuing BES shares in a private company and it’s from there that her love of all things Company Secretarial grew. Lorraine obtained her love of figures from her Math’s teacher in secondary school, who saw her potential in problem solving and so the route of Accounting was pursued.
Margaret is our Receptionist/Secretary and has been part of the Candor team since 2017. She looks after client appointments and office administration and provides essential office support to all our staff. She previously worked in Bank of Ireland for 20 years and has significant experience in the areas of commercial and personal lending and client facing services. She took time out to look after her family and retuned to work with Candor 5 years ago. Margaret has a keen interest in sport especially golf and badminton. She is very sociable and loves to meet her friends for a walk and coffee and is known to be a whiz at playing bridge.