What We Do

Stewart & MacLochlainn provide a comprehensive service to our clients in accordance with the needs and demands of running a successful business in today’s busy environment.

  • Statutory Company Audits
  • Preparation of Financial Accounts
  • Taxation
  • Paye & Vat Services
  • Management Consultancy
  • Grant Applications
  • Farm Accounts
  • Company Secretarial Service
  • New Business Set–Up
  • Finance Applications

Preparation of Accounts

This is simply us summarising all the transactions of your business for the whole accounting year and putting them into a recognised format, providing eventually a Profit & Loss Account and a Balance Sheet.

These accounts are then mainly used as a basis for completing your annual tax return. The better the job you do of maintaining your own accounting records, the more cost effective our Lancashire accounting service can be. We can show you how to keep appropriate records either manually or on your computer, or even set a system up for you, via our sister company, Business Support. They can also help you out with your bookkeeping, payroll and VAT – if you’d like to find out more, just click here to visit their website.

Once we’ve got your accounts to this stage, we’ll ensure you have a meeting with a Director to discuss them. This helps you to understand the accounts, agree any assumptions or estimates we have used in preparing them and gives us an opportunity to provide feedback on your performance. Meeting with a Director seems like common sense, but perhaps surprisingly, too many accountants still do not do this – they just post your accounts out to you and that’s the end of it. We’ve always found the meeting to be a great forum for putting ideas forward. For example, we can benchmark you against your industry or highlight areas for concern, make suggestions on how to improve profitability, provide feedback on your accounting records as a basis for defending yourself against an Inland Revenue attack, or simply identify potential tax savings, which is always welcome news!


Our experienced payroll team provide cost effective and comprehensive payroll management services to a broad range of companies ranging from small family businesses to large multinationals. We tailor our service to suit your individual requirements. Provide us with the necessary employee information and we become your payroll department. We will take care of such payroll issues as staff cover, confidentiality, technical and legislation changes, leaving you free to concentrate on your company’s main focus.

Our comprehensive payroll management service includes: Weekly, Fortnightly, 4 Weekly, Monthly, Twice Monthly and Quarterly Processing Unlimited number of employees, pay elements, deductions, cost centres, or departments Calculation of all aspects of PAYE / Employee and Employer PRSI including Notional Pay (Benefit In Kind, company cars etc.) Submitting Revenue forms – P30, P35, P45 and P60 All appropriate payroll reports including: Company Analysis, Cost Centre Analysis, Pay-Path transactions and Gross to Net. Itemised Security Payslips Electronic payment of salaries to the employee’s bank account Employee’s net pay may be distributed over several bank accounts Complete confidentiality Knowing your staff will be paid on time, every time, will give you peace of mind and create a better working environment for all.

VAT Compliance

We provide a full suite of VAT compliance services to clients which includes the following:
  • VAT registrations
    As required in any jurisdiction, or advice to confirm whether one is required
  • VAT returns
    We can prepare or simply review VAT returns on behalf of clients
  • Foreign VAT refunds
    We can file or follow up on reclaims of foreign VAT, or advise on the validity of a claim
  • VIES Returns
    We can prepare, review and file sales lists for supplies of goods and services, or we can advise clients how to manage the process themselves either in Ireland or other EU jurisdictions
  • VAT compliance manuals
    We can prepare or review VAT compliance manuals to ensure that company compliance procedures are correct, efficient and minimising any inherent risks

Contact Us

Stewart and MacLochlainn
Portland House
Port Road
County Donegal
F92 CPX7

Tel: +353 (0) 74 91 21498
Fax: +353 (0) 74 91 25036
Email: info@stewartandmaclochlainn.ie