Our Team

Hugh McCarthy, Taxation and SME Partner.

Hugh McCarthy is one of Ireland’s most respected taxation practitioners, with a wealth of experience that includes audits at all levels, from small family businesses to multinational companies. He is a highly accomplished consultant in all taxation areas.

Hugh has a particular affinity with small to medium-sized Irish-owned companies covering a wide variety of business sectors. His client base also covers high net worth individuals who are looking to protect and manage their wealth.

He also has substantial expertise in business advisory services from over 20 years professional and commercial experience, including working for London-based merchant bank, Kleinworth Benson, and Oliver Freeney and Co. and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in Dublin.

In 1985, he established Hugh McCarthy & Associates and has been a driving force behind the company’s success since then.

Hugh is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and a registered auditor and tax agent.

Garrett McCarthy, Corporate Business Partner.

Garrett is primarily responsible for servicing owner-managed businesses, larger corporations and international groups of companies.

His clients are drawn from a wide spectrum of industry sectors including construction, information technology, professional services and not-for-profit charitable organisations.

With considerable experience in all areas of general practice – including audit, insolvency, taxation and finance – Garrett has a particular interest in assisting new business ventures to get started in Ireland and advising existing businesses who want to expand internationally.

A member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners, he has been appointed as liquidator or receiver for a significant number of Irish companies.

Garrett graduated from the University of Limerick in 2001 with a degree in Business Studies. He joined HMCA as an Audit Manager from a leading Dublin practice in October 2005, and was appointed as a partner in the firm in November 2011.

An Associate member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, he is also a Registered Auditor and tax agent.

In 2015, Garrett was elected Chairman of the Committee of Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants which represents over 11,500 Chartered Accountants in the Leinster Region.