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Welcome to
SK Partners

We provide specialised Financial Consultancy Services to the SME sector and private clients.

What we do

We assist clients with all aspects of M&A transactions (buy-side and sell-side), Capital Financing, Due Diligence, and Taxation issues.

Client Driven

We work hard to understand the specific needs of clients and help deliver the desired outcomes utilising a discreet and professional approach.

Common Sense

When you work with us, you will work with individuals experienced in many previous assignments, and we take a “Common-Sense” approach to enable our clients make the best decisions.

Tax Specialists

We specialize in all aspects of Taxation Compliance and Planning Assignments.

Our Team

The partners have both run consulting firms in their own right. SK Partners blends their respective expertise and experience to serve clients effectively.

Shane McCarthy

Shane has several years of experience advising private clients and SME owners across all tax heads.

Shane is a Chartered Tax Adviser and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree from Trinity College Dublin. He is also an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Shane has worked with SME/Family Business owners in tailoring the most effective approach in terms of business disposals and retirement/succession/estate planning. He has also developed a specific expertise in advising employees in the FDI sector in relation to share options, relocation, and SARP.

This blend of experience is particularly useful to clients in the context of M&A and on standalone Taxation issues.

Chartered Tax Advisers

Ken McCarthy

Ken has over 25 years’ experience in the Accounting & Corporate Finance Sectors. He trained in the Corporate Finance department of Deloitte Limerick, where he worked on a variety of Due Diligence, M&A, and Corporate Restructuring assignments.

Ken also spent a number of years working in the US Private Equity Sector, first as a Senior Accountant for Blum Capital Partners, LP, in San Francisco, and then with Corporate Diligence Specialists (CDS), a boutique M&A and diligence expert, serving Private Equity firms across the US.

Prior to setting up SK Partners, Ken ran his own private practise for over 10 years, serving small and medium Irish business clients with all their financial requirements.

Ken holds a B. Comm. degree from University College Dublin, majoring in accounting.


Stay focused on your business.
Let us handle the tax.

We work hard to understand the specific needs of clients and help deliver the desired outcomes utilising a discreet and professional approach.


SK Partners help to alleviate the cost and complexity through a comprehensive review of all areas of Tax compliance.


Tax is complex & costly

Tax is at the heart of life-changing transactions such as Business Sales, Retirement, and Succession Planning. We build professional and discreet long-term relationships with our clients to guide them through every stage of these significant events.

We also specialise in providing effective advice to high-earning employees, particularly in the FDI sector. Too often, these individuals are left to fend for themselves in areas such as Share Options, Pensions and Retirement, arrival to and departure from Ireland (including SARP). We work closely with our clients to navigate these issues, whilst also effecting strategies pertinent to their own professional and personal circumstances

SK Partners provide comprehensive advice
in the following areas:

Tax returns and compliance across all tax headings – Income Tax; Capital Gains Tax; Capital Acquisitions Tax; Corporation Tax; VAT and Stamp Duty

Sale and Acquisition of businesses

Succession planning

Retirement planning

Structuring of SME/Family businesses

Revenue Audits and Investigations

All Inbound and Outbound Taxations issues, including the Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP)

Acquisition and Disposal of company shares via Share Option schemes

Provision of technical advice and research for other professional service providers – Legal Advisers; Financial Planners; as well as to educational bodies


We provide a full suite of Accounting Services for Individuals & Companies, such as:

Preparation of monthly accounts and budgets in a timely manner

Developing and maintaining Key Performance Indicator reports

Managing day to day cash flows, and overall credit management

Managing VAT, PAYE and all Revenue/taxation issues

Renegotiation of loan and interest repayment schedules with major Irish banks

Negotiation of Revenue settlement to address arrears in taxes

Assessment and due diligence of investment opportunities each year

Monthly updating and reviewing of Net Worth Statements

Working directly on ad hoc projects as they arise

General financial trouble-shooting.


Corporate Finance

We assist clients with all aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Financing, Due Diligence, and Taxation issues – both on the Buy-Side and the Sell-Side.

The following are examples of the type of work engagements we have been involved with:

Financial Due Diligence Reports

Carried out numerous detailed financial due diligence assignments, many on behalf of US private equity funds and large corporations, acquiring strategic targets across Europe. Assisted such clients deepen their understanding of investment opportunities by helping them to see past traditional audited/management accounts, and providing key insight into financial and operating performance of target companies.

Sale of Business

We advise Clients through the entire Sale process, including IM preparation, Business Valuation, liaison with potential purchasers, management of data rooms, and advice on tax-efficient disposals.

Raising of Finance

We assist all clients with their ongoing needs in sourcing bank funding (short and long term), State grant monies, EIIS and other tax scheme funds, seed funding, debt management and Revenue settlement arrangements.



We act as Consultants to SMEs and Private individuals.

Our roles are broad in nature, but specifically have recently included:

Acting as Interim FD to small enterprises

Evaluation of financial controls & fiscal policies

Forensic Accounting / Dispute type assignments

Assessment of earnings and personal net worth in connection with Marital Separation cases

Computation of overpayment/underpayment of Taxes

Various financial reports to insurers regarding fire and flood damage