Xero Emerging Firm of the Year 2020 Finalist

Xero Emerging Firm of the Year 2021 Finalist

We are delighted to announce our nomination as one of just three finalists in the Xero Awards – Emerging Firm of the Year 2021. We are very much looking forward to the awards which will be held in March 2021.

You can watch the playback of the Awards Ceremony << here >>

There Was No Such Thing As Broadband When We Introduced Online Accounting To Ireland

John O’Shea, Partner

We were the first firm to introduce online accounting to Ireland and many of our clients made the transition to online accounting with us in 2005. Back then there was no such thing as broadband and since then, online accounting has changed dramatically.

Since the introduction of Xero within our own practice, we have actively encouraged existing clients who are using other online packages to move to Xero.

Xero suite of products enables us to provide tailored solutions and build upon the exceptional service our clients have come to expect from us.

With Xero you can expect ease of transference, ease of use and cost-effectiveness.

Dedicated Digital Champion To Support You

All our staff are Xero ambassadors. However at the forefront is our Digital Champion Hannah Boccaccio who raises awareness, supports clients and communicates the benefits of Xero to local industry. This means we can now provide in-house training and ongoing support for all new and existing Xero clients over the long-term.

If you haven’t yet made the switch to Xero or if you would like to know more about the Xero suite of products, please contact your accounts manager at Lalor O’Shea McQuillan.

Read Testimonials From Some of Our Clients Who Have Made the Switch

Portlaoise Gas & Oil Limited

The saying often goes “time is money”.

Prior to using Xero, I operated manual books and records. I would sit with my employees on a Friday and spend the morning preparing invoices for the post.

Now we don’t leave a job without sending the invoice. We complete the job, get the customers email address and send it there and then.

This frees me on a Friday to work with the tools rather than the pen. Xero has also greatly assisted cashflow management.

I can offer customers payment arrangements as I have total control over the credit management.

I also use Hubdoc for all purchase invoices. Most suppliers send me invoices by email and I just forward to Hubdoc while the manual ones I just take a photo and upload it there and then. All of my accounting function is now done on the phone/Ipad and during “work hours”. My only regret is not implementing Xero years ago.

Glenn O Shaughnessy, Owner, Portlaoise Gas & Oil Limited

Patterson Butchers, Baltinglass

We love how easy it is to gather all the information required into one place, share it with our accountants and have access to our year-end accounts so quickly’.

Diane Patterson, Patterson Butchers, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow

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Xero Testimonials

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Here are quotes from some of our clients on how Xero is supporting their businesses.

Portlaoise Gas & Oil Limited

The saying often goes “time is money”.

Prior to using Xero, I operated manual books and records. I would sit with my employees on a Friday and spend the morning preparing invoices for the post.

Now we don’t leave a job without sending the invoice. We complete the job, get the customers email address and send it there and then.

This frees me on a Friday to work with the tools rather than the pen. Xero has also greatly assisted cashflow management.

I can offer customers payment arrangements as I have total control over the credit management.

I also use Hubdoc for all purchase invoices. Most suppliers send me invoices by email and I just forward to Hubdoc while the manual ones I just take a photo and upload it there and then. All of my accounting function is now done on the phone/Ipad and during “work hours”. My only regret is not implementing Xero years ago.

Glenn O Shaughnessy, Owner, Portlaoise Gas & Oil Limited

Patterson Butchers, Baltinglass

We love how easy it is to gather all the information required into one place, share it with our accountants and have access to our year end accounts so quickly’.

Diane Patterson, Patterson Butchers, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow

VAT Rate Change from 13.5% to 9%

VAT Rate Change from 13.5% to 9%

On Tuesday 13 October 2020 as part of Budget 2021 the Government announced additional measures to support businesses that have been worst hit by restrictions imposed during the pandemic. One of those measures was the change in the reduced rate of VAT.

From 1 November 2020, the VAT rate for the hospitality and tourism sector will decrease from 13.5% to 9% until 31 December 2021. This will also apply to various entertainment services such as admission to cinemas, theatres, museums, fairgrounds and amusement parks. VAT at 9% will also apply to hairdressing and certain printed materials such as brochures, maps and programmes.