Welcome To Shelbourne Accountants

Our flexible service will be specifically tailored to suit your requirements

Looking after companies of all sizes, as well as personal clients, our comprehensive array of services aims to help you to grow and prosper without any surprises or hidden fees.

Our simple, cost-effective solutions will help you make smarter, future-proof decisions with proactive – rather than reactive – advice. Our bespoke services will look after the compliance, and add value to you and your business.

We have specialists in the following services:

We’ve got everything you expect from a traditional firm of Chartered Accountants, but with an added touch of personality. Our approachable team are always available to answer your queries and provide any practical or technical advice.

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Our centrally-based offices at Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Our Mission

We want to break the mould, providing first-class financial and taxation services through our outstanding team. We really do value our clients, so we strive to develop close, long-term working relationships with each one by building up trust and consistently delivering a top-rate service.

Our Promise

We pride ourselves on having an experienced and personable team who are committed to working hard for their clients and delivering the extensive service associated with a large accountancy firm, but without the associated costs.

  • We offer a free consultation for you to get to know us
  • We hate surprises and hidden fees, so there won't be any
  • Switching accountants will be made as easy as possible
  • Jargon can be confusing, so we avoid it using it
  • We know all the questions...
  • ...we even know all of the answers. Try us.
  • Our approachable team does have a sense of humour
  • We will not be a firm where promises, expectations and agreed deadlines are not met
  • Our clients enjoy tax efficiency
  • We are always prompt in getting back to you
  • Our team are technically proficient

Our skilled team have worked in accountancy and taxation services for more than two decades. In this time, we have learnt many lessons, but none more important than should our clients not feel valued, we will never get to show them how competent we are at what we do.

We know all the questions - we even know all of the answers

A Modern Approach ▼

We want to break stereotypes and let you know that accountants are allowed to have personalities – even the unbelievably technically proficient ones, many of whom we have on our team. Don’t believe us? Try our free 30-minute consultation so that you can get to know us.

Our Clients Love Us ▼

Our own clients are our greatest referrers, mainly because we are a firm where promises, expectations and agreed deadlines are always met. We will consistently be prompt in response, because we believe that great customer service exists in accountancy firms too. If this sounds like something you believe in too, we’ll make switching accountants easy.

We Deliver Results ▼

We design everything with the objective of giving our clients the best possible service in mind. If seeing results, saving money and enjoying superb tax efficiency – without the unexpected fees – is something you’re interested in, get in touch with us today. We don’t work 24/7, but you won’t need us to; our clients can access everything they need via our secure online dashboard.

We develop close, long-term relationships with our clients by building up trust and delivering dependable professional services.

Shelbourne Accountants was established by Terry Abbott, FCCA. Terry is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is a member of the ACCA network panel. He is surrounded by a talented and ambitious team who are as passionate as he is about what they do, and is dedicated to exceeding the requirements and expectations of every single client.

Meet Our Team

We are a specialist provider of accountancy and taxation services to SMEs, individuals and professional contractors in aviation, engineering, IT, health and other sectors. We’ll look after the compliance, you concentrate on your business.

Our Clients

Our clients are our greatest referrers, and we believe this to be because we are a firm where promises, expectations and agreed deadlines are always met. Accountancy firms should have great customer service, so we aim to be as prompt in response as possible. If this sounds like something you value in an accountancy firm, get in touch and see how easy we can make switching to work with us.


Our Clients include:



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As and from 1 May 2017, it will no longer be possible to obtain the benefits of a qualifying disclosure if matters included in the disclosure relate directly or indirectly to any of the following:


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Should you do your own bookkeeping?

Should you do your own bookkeeping? Similar to the DIY mentality of the husband doing the plumbing, probably not. Except in this case instead a flood of water in your kitchen you have a flood of paper work in your office leading up to an audit. It’s not a question could you do your own bookkeeping, it’s not even a question of why should you, it’s a question of why would you? Here are 4 reasons why doing your own bookkeeping isn’t in you or your businesses best interest...




Shelbourne Accountants

95 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Eircode: D02 KT67


DUBLIN: +353 1 518 0518

CORK: +353 21 735 5747

GALWAY: +353 91 399 060



FAX: +353 1 518 0519


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