Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

HDS offers a comprehensive auditing and accounting service, ensuring compliance with tax, Companies Office, and regulatory requirements

Our focus is on providing practical business advice, tailoring solutions to individual needs. Our advice covers various aspects, including banking, finance, internal controls, and tax. Our services are valuable at every business stage, from startups to established businesses and those in need of restructuring. As business advisors, we help clients add value through key elements such as management, tax planning, and growth.

Audit & Assurance Services

Our expert accounting team will assist you in the preparation of management and statutory accounts to ensure management have the information necessary to make informed business decisions. Where your business is incorporated, this service is closely linked with our audit service and ensures that your company issues financial statements that are accurate and comply with all statutory and accounting standards.

Some businesses see the requirement for a statutory audit as an unnecessary burden. We want our clients to appreciate the value of an audit and in this regard we aim to identify and report on the strengths or weaknesses of our clients’ accounting systems, internal controls and overall business well being as part of the audit process.

The audit is our core assurance service, however we also offer the following additional services:

  • Preparation of Non-Statutory Company Accounts
  • Preparation of Audit Exempt Company Accounts
  • Audit of Government Grants
  • Regulatory reporting (Law Society and Central Bank)
  • Due Diligence Reports
  • VAT & PAYE health checks

Corporate Finance

We have proven expertise in the Corporate Finance field and offer a range of services tailored to the needs of our diverse client base. Our clients can draw on the pooled experience of the partners and staff. Our service offering includes:

  • Finance Proposal
  • Banking
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Business Acquisitions & Disposals
  • Business Succession
  • Mergers
  • Management Buyouts
  • Business Valuations

Tax Services

Our Tax Department provides a comprehensive range of tax services for our clients to include advisory, planning and compliance across all of the major tax heads. Our experienced tax professionals are dedicated to providing the best service and advice on a proactive and timely basis to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

HDS is well aware that tax is an intrinsic consideration for our business and individual clients be they start up, developing or end of cycle businesses or individuals seeking to maximise family wealth. We work on a hands on basis with our clients to enable them to make the best and most tax efficient decisions for their businesses and their families.

To meet your all your tax requirements our team can provide excellent tax advisory and planning services in relation a variety of assignments including the following;

  • Business Sales & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Share Redemptions/Buybacks
  • Business Start Ups
  • Property Transactions (including VAT advisory)
  • Family Business Succession/Retirement
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Dispute Resolution
  • Income Tax / Corporation Tax mitigation


To ensure that your tax compliance and general advisory needs are met on a timely basis we also provide the following services;

  • Income Tax for the self-employed, high net worth individuals and company directors
  • Corporation Tax for companies and corporate groups (including R&D credits)
  • VAT and Payroll Taxes
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Gift / Inheritance Tax
  • Stamp Duty

Company Secretarial Services

We aim to make the onerous Company Law requirements as easy as possible for directors and other company officials and ensure that all clients’ corporate compliance affairs are in good standing with the Companies Registration Office (CRO).We deal with all relevant statutory compliance, general secretarial and specialist consultancy advice including:

  • Company Formations
  • Annual Filing Requirements, to include, prepare and submit annual returns, abridged accounts and all company secretarial documents to the CRO
  • Upkeep of all Statutory Registers
  • Change the company name
  • Change the directors/company secretary
  • Change the registered office
  • Register a business name
  • Prepare minutes of board meetings, AGMs and EGMs
  • Advice on the issue, transfer and Redemption of Shares
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Advice on the responsibilities of directors and the company secretary
  • Advice and assistance with company Strike offs and Restorations
  • Registration of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) filings

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting is the application of an accountant’s skills and experience to corporate and personal investigations and disputes.

Our forensic services include:

  • Forensic Accounting: Engagements arising from corporate and personal disputes, losses incurred or suspected fraud
  • Litigation Support & Financial Investigation Services: Preparation of reports, business valuations, analysis and opinion to support litigation cases as they progress through the Court process
  • Independent Expert Witness: Using our qualifications, experience and expertise to give testimony in Courts, orally or by written report
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Bringing together the views of opposing parties in an effort to develop a workable agreement by way of Arbitration or Mediation


We will work closely with you and your legal advisors to deliver a confidential, professional, independent, cost effective and practical solution in this specialist area.

Examples of assignments that HDS has worked on include:

  • Shareholder / Partnership disputes
  • Loss of Profits / Business Interruption Claims
  • Matrimonial Disputes
  • Fraud / Financial Crime Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Discovery Reviews
  • Independent Expert Witness