About Us

Our Capabilities

Our Professional Team have been delivering an extensive range of professional accounting, taxation and business advisory services across a broad range of industry sectors and markets since 1997. Our outsourced Payroll and HRM administration services and Recruitment service position TOC as a Finance Business Partner providing the finance departments of start-up and established SME’s with the capability normally only available to larger companies. The current challenging economy makes trusted business advice more crucial than ever. Modern business practice is founded on creating collaborative relationships with customers, suppliers, employees, financiers, governmental and regulatory authorities. We foster these crucial relationships to help make your business work on a daily basis for you. Led by Patrick O’Connor Managing Partner, our team of experts and our experienced founders work to ensure that our service is proactive and personal. This is the basis on which we build long lasting relationships with our clients.

We work with you to achieve your goals.

Our Services

Timothy & O’Connor’s extensive range of services include:

  • Accountancy
  • Financial Reporting
  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Statutory Company Audit & Assurance
  • Company Secretarial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Payroll and HRM Administration
  • Cloud Accounting Services
  • Retirement Planning
  • Life & Estate Planning
  • Performance Analysis
  • Taxation Compliance & Planning
  • Free Cash Flow & Working Capital Management
  • Business Administration

At TOC we provide the benefits of an in-house finance function typical of a medium sized company on an outsourced basis to smaller companies at a fraction of the cost. This is a very good option for start-up companies and early stage growth companies that need access to this expertise but who also need to be careful how they employ scarce resources to grow the business.

Meet the Team

BComm MMII Grad Assoc.CIPD FCCA MBA

Chartered Certified Accountant 
Satutory Auditor
Business Adviser

Pat O’Connor graduated from University College Cork with a B.Comm degree in 1985 majoring in management and finance. The following year he joined the graduate management development programme of Coras Trachtala Eireann (Irish Export Board) and gained experience in marketing and sales working with Global Pumps and Kellogg’s Ireland. He was later admitted to the Marketing Institute of Ireland following completion of the graduateship exams.

Returning to Kerry in 1987 Pat joined OCKT, an established firm of Chartered Accountants in Killarney. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1990 and was admitted to the register of Company Auditors in 1993.

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BComm  FCA  AITI (CTA)

Chartered Accountant  
Chartered Tax Adviser

Elaine Larkin graduated from University College Cork in 1994 with a B.Comm degree majoring in Accounting and Information Technology & System Design. After completing her degree Elaine joined OCKT Chartered Accountants where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience across a range of industrial sectors working with SME enterprises and individuals. Following completion of her training contract Elaine moved to KPMG, a big 4 accountancy firm in Dublin where she worked on statutory audits for large scale multi-national industrial and pharmaceutical companies.

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FAIA  FICS  ACPA

Certified Public Accountant
International Accountant
Recruitment and Immigration Specialist
Brendan Timothy emigrated from his native Roscommon in the 70’s and began his career in the shipping industry in London with Samuel Williams Group Global Shipping. He took the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and subsequently became a fellow of the Institute and in 1984 gained admission to the Baltic exchange. After many years working in the City of London he returned to Ireland to take up a position of manager of Finance & Services with Gulf Oil Inc. at its Whiddy Island terminal. While at Gulf Brendan sat the professional exams of the Institute of International Accountants and qualified in 1986. Following closure of the Whiddy terminal he joined Burlington Industries (Ireland) Inc. as Chief Financial Officer and was based at the Tralee plant.

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BBS (Accounting)  ACCA

Chartered Certified Accountant
In 2014 I graduated from the Institute of Technology Tralee with a 1st class hons BBus degree in Accounting.  In 2017 I completed the professional accountancy exams and 3 years of graduate training at TOC and was admitted to the ACCA as a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.  My current role as lead financial accountant is demanding and I draw on all these skills and knowledge when working with colleagues and clients in managing data, creating financial information, compiling financial reports, and carrying out statutory audits and other taxation compliance work.  Working in a professional accounting practice has given me a unique insight into how our local economy actually works and an appreciation of the commercial and regulatory complexities that face entrepreneurs and managers on a daily basis. As a practicing accountant you get experience of dealing with all types of business structures from indigenous and foreign companies to sole traders and partnerships.

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BA   CPT (IPASS)

Certified Payroll Technician

Eimear Dillane graduated from University College Cork in 1998 with a B.A. joint honours degree in Mathematics and History. After completing her degree Eimear got the travel bug and spent the following year travelling the world. On her return to Ireland she joined Irish Life in Dublin in the Pensions administration department and later worked at Dell Technologies in its manufacturing centre in Limerick. With her background in mathematics Eimear was drawn to the world of accountancy and began studying for the Certified Accounting Technician examinations. Following completion of these exams Eimear made the move back home and took up employment with Leahy Accountants in Listowel. She joined the accounting department of Timothy & O’Connor in late 2004. In 2006 Eimear got the opportunity to specialise in Payroll and began studying for the Certified Payroll Technician examinations.

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BBS (Accounting)

Graduate Development Programme
Rebecca has just recently joined Timothy & O’Connor having graduated from Institute of Technology Tralee with a 1st class honours BBS degree in Accounting. TOC is a training firm accredited by ACCA Ireland to provide the practical experience necessary to educate the next generation of accountants. Our vision, mission and values inform our commitment to invest in our people and our graduate development programme is designed to support our trainee accountants through their professional exams with access to market leading educational courses. Working in a busy professional accountancy practice provides trainees with the range and depth of experience necessary to ensure they achieve the practical experience entry requirements of the ACCA and contribute to the development of the profession in the future.

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