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Limerick Chamber Member Interview: Roy Finucane, TaxAssist Accountants

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Limerick Chamber Member Interview: Roy Finucane, TaxAssist Accountants

This is our 2nd Limerick Chamber Member interview and the Member in the spotlight is Roy Finucane, Owner of TaxAssist Accountants, 3 Roches St. TaxAssist Accountants is a city centre based walk in accounting and tax service for the small business sector, start-ups & individuals.

www.taxassist.ie/accountants/limerick-city

Thank you to Limerick Chamber Member Roy Finucane, TaxAssist Accountants, 3 Roches St for our 2nd Interview. If you are a Limerick Chamber Member and would like to be interviewed, please email Maura McMahon mmcmahon@limerickchamber.ie  or Call 061 217604.

10 Questions for Limerick Chamber Member Roy Finucane, TaxAssist Accountants, Roches St., Limerick.

Roy spoke to us about his setting up his new business in 2010 and how he has managed to build an extensive client base and provide good service to all his clients. He finds Limerick Chamber a great resource as a business owner, especially from a networking perspective, it was an immense help to him when he started the business.

1. Tell us about your business?

Taxassist Accountants is a City Centre based Accounting & Tax Service for the small business sector, start-ups & individuals. Our service offering is tailored around the needs of the small business sector in that we offer a walk in service with a fully transparent fixed fee pricing model. we also offer a walk in free consultation for new clients which works well for us on 3 Roches Street.

2. How did you get into the industry? 

I studied Accounting in LIT & qualified in Dublin.  I have been working in finance since 1995. When I moved back to Limerick I wanted to try self-employment, so it was a natural fit.

3. What’s the best thing about being in business in Limerick? 

I feel a sense of pride to return to Limerick & set up my own business in the City Centre, employing people & contributing to the local economy.

4. What do you find most beneficial in regards to being Limerick Chamber member?  

I find it to be a great resource as a business owner, especially from a networking perspective. it was an immense help to me when I started out, returning to Limerick after 15 years, joining Limerick chamber opened up a vast network to me, which I wouldn’t have had otherwise.

5. What has given you most satisfaction in business?  

Getting paid by a client for the first time!! Growing the business year on year & embracing technology as part of our service delivery to clients.

6. Who are your business icons or inspirations?

Michael O’Leary/ anyone who builds a business through work ethic & integrity.

7. What has been your biggest challenge in business, and how did you surmount it?  

Setting up a new business in Limerick in 2010 in the depths of a recession. Hard work & having spent 9 months doing due dilligence having the discipline to stick to the business plan.

8. Work-Life balance: is it possible? How do you achieve it? 

Absolutely yes, i chose self-employment so I could control my own destiny. Having 4 children under 10, I don’t have much of a choice. I start early, very rarely take an hour for lunch & leave the office daily at 5:30, if there is something urgent that needs addressing I’ll address it once the kids are in bed.

9. What is the first thing you do every day?

I loosely plan out each week & specifically plan out each day, this can be a challenge given the walk in service we offer. I address any e-mails or open client queries first & then tackle items in order of priority.

10. What advice would you give to someone starting out in business? 

Do something you have a passion for / surround yourself with positive people / stick to the business plan / be very disciplined in cashflow management.

Are you are an existing Limerick Chamber Member? Would you like  Limerick Chamber to Interview you to promote your business through the Limerick Chamber website and Social Platforms? If yes then contact Maura McMahon 061 217604 mmcmahon@limerickchamber.ie today.

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