About Us

Our Commitment to you

We are a mid-tier firm of accountants and business advisors in Ireland, with varying specialties and backgrounds.

Our cross-border service offering, business approach and sector expertise is primarily designed to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, or organisations of equivalent scale, with existing or planned international operations.

At GBW we are proud of the long term, personal relationships we have developed with our clients.

Our approach is honest and true.

Our advice is a measure of us.

Our doors are always open.

GBW is the sole member
of TGS Global in Ireland

TGS Global is a dynamic global accountancy and legal network of independent firms specialising in the provision of accounting, audit, tax, business advisory and commercial legal services. Currently operating with 48 members from 44 countries, the network's global footprint is expanding rapidly.

Our cross-border service offering, business approach and sector expertise is primarily designed to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, or organisations of equivalent scale, with existing or planned international operations.

A Distinctive Service

Not all networks are the same. TGS member firms are all independently owned and share an entrepreneurial approach to their own and their clients' businesses.

We have a shared commitment to the highest levels of technical expertise and professional standards. Our clients enjoy rapid access to quality assured in-country experts across the world, via a single point of contact.

Tailored Solutions

We recognise that every client is unique and our cost-effective solutions are tailored to your unique requirements.

Whether you require a full suite of accounting and business solutions or a one-off specialist service, TGS Global can provide precisely what you require, no more and no less.

International
Recognition

TGS has been ranked as a top 20 international network by both the IAB and Accountancy Age and now has a combined fee income of more than $230m worldwide.

TGS Global can provide expert accountancy and tax advisory services in almost any sector. With hundreds of qualified specialist accountants in the network, we can introduce you to an expert who specialises in your sector and has experience in dealing with the specific issues your market faces.

The TGS network works closely with clients from all around the world, to support their international operations and to provide them with a pro-active service that takes account of all their business needs.

Our Sectors

  • Building and Construction
  • Charities
  • Distributor and Franchise Networks
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Farming and Agriculture
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Drink

 

  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Media
  • Minerals
  • Pharmacueticals
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Technology

Meet the team

David
Gillett

Audit & Managing Partner

David has worked in practice since 1987, working in Small, Medium and Large sized firms.

He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and an elected member of the ACCA's Practitioners' Panel.

As well as his Primary Accounting degree, he holds Diplomas in Forensic Accounting, Taxation and Corporate Finance, as awarded by Chartered Accountants Ireland.

David can be contacted at dgillett@gbw.ie

Tony
Wallace

Consulting Partner

Tony is an experienced Financial Controller having specific experience in the areas of Management Accounting, Budget & Business Planning, Cost Control, & Cash Flow Projections.

Tony specialises in providing Financial Control solutions to SME's.

He is uniquely positioned to provide this service to clients having worked in a variety of roles over the past 20 years ranging from Large Financial Institutions to SME's in Financial Services, ICT, Property Management and Manufacturing sectors.

Tony can be contacted at twallace@gbw.ie

John
Fisher

Tax Partner

John has over 20 years of experience working for Big Four and mid-tier practices. He provides tax consultancy and compliance services to a diverse range of Irish and internationally owned businesses and their shareholders in respect of their corporate and personal Irish taxation matters. John has significant experience in many areas of taxation including income tax planning, employment remuneration, corporate sales, and acquisitions, group reorganisations, share schemes, succession planning, capital disposals, Revenue audits, VAT and RCT. He is a past external examiner for Accounting Technicians Ireland and sits on the editorial board of the Irish Tax Institute's member publication.

General Questions

Why do I need an accountant?

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.

 

Is it expensive to use an accountant?

Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.

 

How do you charge?

We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.

Can I maintain my own accounting records?

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.

 

I've been up and running for a couple of years. How can you help me?

Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.