HLB Ireland Announces Latest Merger, with John McCarrick & Associates

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 22nd June, 2023

HLB Ireland, a leading provider of accounting, audit, and advisory services, is pleased to announce a merger with John McCarrick & Associates, a long-established and respected accounting firm based in Sandyford, Dublin. Post-merger, the firm will practice as HLB Ireland.

John McCarrick & Associates has built a strong reputation for its expertise, client-focused approach and commitment to delivering high-quality accounting solutions. By merging with HLB Ireland, clients will benefit from additional resources, have access to an international network, extended expertise in several services, including tax consulting, cyber security and a large network of professionals.

Mark Butler, Managing Partner of HLB Ireland said, "We are delighted to join forces with John McCarrick & Associates. This merger brings together two firms with complementary strengths and shared values including a focus on owner-managed business and impactful CSR initiatives such as the Kenyan Child Foundation. By combining our expertise and resources, we are positioning ourselves to better serve clients and adapt to the evolving needs of the market. Similar to us, John and his team also hold the core belief that clients should always have access to partners who are experts in advising ambitious growth-focused businesses."

HLB Ireland and John McCarrick & Associates share a commitment to providing exceptional client service and delivering tailored solutions that drive growth and success. The merger will facilitate a seamless transition for clients, who will continue to receive the same dedicated attention and expertise they have come to expect, now with the added advantage of an expanded range of services and specialised industry knowledge.

John McCarrick, founder of John McCarrick & Associates, said, “We have delivered tailored accounting and advisory services to our clients for over 30 years.  In order to respond to the evolution of professional services, advance the goals of the businesses we advise, and support the development of our talented people, I am very proud to be partnering with HLB Ireland”.

“Both of our practices’ values are closely aligned and we champion an inclusive, diverse and open culture. This also comes with a strong commitment to supporting our communities – locally and further afield through international development – as an important priority. The integration is a win-win for clients and staff. I would like to thank my staff and clients for their support and loyalty over the decades and I am looking forward to the success this new chapter will bring” said John.

This merger underscores the firm’s commitment to growth, innovation, and delivering exceptional client value. The combined entity will leverage its collective strengths, experience, and expertise to further solidify its position as a leading accounting and advisory firm in Ireland. “HLB Ireland has completed a number of transactions in the last four years and we are actively seeking opportunities to partner with other firms in Ireland now” concluded Mark.

To see current opportunities or to send a speculative application to HLB Ireland, please see www.hlb.ie


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About HLB Ireland:

HLB Ireland is a leading advisory & accounting firm working with ambitious domestic and overseas businesses in Ireland. Specialising in a number of key sectors such as food & agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and private clients with service areas including tax consultancy, outsourcing and cyber security. HLB Ireland is an independent member of HLB International, a global top 10-ranked network.


About John McCarrick Associates:

John McCarrick & Associates was established in 1990. As a practice of Registered Auditors, Certified Public Accountants and Forensic Accountants, the firm serves small to medium-sized businesses internationally and throughout Ireland. The practice’s philosophy has been to always provide positive, innovative advice, essential to helping clients achieve their commercial goals in an increasingly global and competitive marketplace.  Since its establishment, John McCarrick & Associates has been markedly dedicated to supporting charitable causes in the education sector, including its partnership with the Kenyan Child Foundation, based in Dublin and Nairobi (Kenya). This collaboration has resulted in the construction, training of teachers and running of two campuses in Kenya – the Songa School in Nairobi and St Patrick’s Primary School in Kawese. John McCarrick & Associates was recognised for its cooperation being awarded the ‘CSR Initiative of the Year’ in the years 2022, 2018 and 2017 at the Irish Accountancy Awards.