The pace and complexity of business today challenges companies on many levels, particularly in the area of financial management.
Gorman Quigley Penrose is a chartered accountancy firm offering clients the benefit of more than 30 years’ experience in all matters connected to accountancy, taxation and commercial development. Our clients rely on GQP not only for our ability to help them handle intricate matters of taxation and compliance, but also for our experience in providing sound financial advice on all aspects of business change and growth, from raising capital finance to undertaking a disposal, merger or acquisition.
Established by founding partners David Gorman and Terry Quigley in 1982, GQP was later joined by partner Rhona Penrose. Our partners lead a team of staff and consultants, all of whom take pride in providing clients with a personal service, delivered with diligence and efficiency.
Today our client base has grown to incorporate large and small companies in sectors ranging from property development and construction to financial services, advertising and promotion, IT, telecommunications and the not-for-profit sector. The diversity of our client base gives GQP a breadth of experience unique among Ireland’s small accountancy firms.
Meet the Team
David is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; he is “contact partner” for many of the practice’s corporate clients and shares responsibility for managing and directing the audit team with Rhona Penrose.
He is a past president of CH International through which he has developed close links with Accountancy and Legal Practices in both Europe and Asia. This has enabled the firm to assist clients with international aspects to their businesses and also resulted in Gorman Quigley Penrose acting for a number of foreign owned companies.
Whilst the company has developed as a general practice, David also specialises in the area of corporate finance and commercial services providing advice to a number of the of the firm’s clients in these areas, many of whom have been with the company for 20 years or more.
David is married with three children.
David’s other interests included hockey (until he ran out of teams to play for!), swimming, walking, history and avoiding gardening.
He previously trained as an accountant in JA Kinnear & Co (now Grant Thornton) before moving to the taxation department of KPMG.
Terry is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. He is the firm’s tax partner, oversees the firm’s tax work and has extensive experience of tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses.
He also manages a considerable commercial practice dealing with the establishment and structure of businesses, both companies and partnerships, with a particular emphasis on the property sector. Terry is married to Geraldine, and has three children, Moya, Ned and Siofra. He is an avid sports fan being a long suffering supporter of, in no particular order, Manchester United, Bohemians, Corinthian Hockey Club and the Dublin GAA team.
He is also a keen boater and spends much of his spare time on the River Shannon.
Rhona is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is the firm’s accounting and audit partner.
She has wide-ranging experience in the implementation and development of financial and accounting systems.
She also oversees company secretarial services within the company and shares responsibility for managing and directing the audit team with David Gorman.
Rhona is married to John and has a daughter, Emma, who keeps her busy outside of work.
Manus has numerous years experience in the area of taxation and has worked in the Revenue Commissioners, as well as a number of the principle Irish accounting firms.
Manus’s Tax specialities include:
Due Diligence Assignments,
R&D identification and application,
Revenue Audits and Investigations,
VAT implications of Property Transactions,
Tax efficient Corporate Restructuring and Group exit strategies,
Inheritance Tax planning.Efficient use of Group Losses/ charges,
Retirement planning, Planning for overseas secondment,
PRSI and Income Levy issues,
Maximising Plant content for Capital Allowances,
Advising Charities re VAT/ trading issues,
Revenue Prosecution cases
Manus is from Dublin and enjoys cinema, squash gardening and cycling.
Following a few adventurous years of travelling the world, becoming a mother and running her own business Alison finally returned to Gorman Quigley Penrose in July 2014.
In her spare time Alison enjoys spending time with her family, reading, travelling and reminding Terry how fantastic Cork is!
She is currently studying for the Chartered Accountants in Ireland exams. Orlagh is from Dublin and enjoys going to the gym, swimming, horse-riding and reading in her spare time.
He lives in Dublin with his wife Louise, and enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, walking, dancing salsa and barbecues.
Alan is from Dublin and supports Newcastle United.
Lesley has two boys aged 6 and 7 who keep her very busy and her other interests include walking and having coffee with friends.
David is from Kildare and plays football for his local team Grange. He enjoys long evening walks with his puppy Tibble and going to the gym in his spare time.