Company Secretarial


In the middle of trying to run your company, maintain the books and records and keep suppliers and customers happy, the extra level of compliance required of every Irish Registered Company to meet their obligations under the Companies Acts and reporting to the Companies Registration Office (CRO) can be one step too far.
O’Connell Meskill & Company Waterford, can let you focus on the big and important issues involved in running your business and let you confidently delegate the regulatory elements to avoid the potential penalties that non-compliance brings.

We offer a comprehensive company secretarial service which will keep you up to date with statutory filings and all other CRO returns required, such as changes in registered office, directors or secretary, all completed through secure online facilities.

Company Formation

Deciding on whether or not to form a limited company is a complex issue – which requires careful consideration.

There are benefits of trading through an Irish Limited Company, such as:

  • Limited Liability…this protects your personal assets should things go wrong!
  • Low Irish tax rates…only 12.5% on all trading profits.
  • Improved cash flow…due to the lower tax rates.
  • Extra funds can be reinvested in the company and may earn a greater return than alternative investments.
  • Choice over how and when you pay yourself…a self-employed businessperson’s profit is taxed on them personally irrespective of how much money they take out of the business.

However this is not the best strategy for all businesses. At O’Connell Meskill & Company we will look at your situation individually and discuss all of the implications with you, commercially, organisation structure and from a tax perspective.

Based on our assessment of your needs and which structure is best for you, we will issue a set of recommendations weighing up the pros and cons of our suggestion.

In all cases, we will provide you with a very personalised report which you can then use to make your decision.

If you decide that forming a company is the correct structure for you, the O’Connell Meskill’s Company Secretarial team can process all of the documents and present you with a fully formed company, ready to operate.

To discuss your particular needs, please call John Meskill or Rachel Farrell on 051 873985 or email

we offer


Employee Payslips

We can send your employees weekly payslips with their wages

Payroll summaries and departmental reports

Stay on top of your outgoings with departmental summaries and reports

Payments to Employees and Revenue

We handle all PAYE, PRSI, and USC payments for you and your employees

Leavers & Starters

We can onboard new employees, and handle employees leaving your company

Year end returns to Revenue

We will compile all necessary end of year reports for Revenue to ensure you are compliant


An audit is the review of the financial statements of a company by an independent third party, leading to a report on whether or not those financial statements are reliable.

Accounts Preparation

The preparation of financial statements for clients is our core business and is a requirement for all entities, sole traders, partnerships or limited companies.

Value Added Tax

There are two elements to managing Value Added Tax. Firstly, VAT can be a factor, particularly with ever changing legislation, as part of a single or one-off transaction, such as the acquisition or disposal of a property or restructuring of a business.

Company Secretarial

O’Connell Meskill & Company can let you focus on the big and important issues involved in running your business and let you confidently delegate the regulatory elements to avoid the potential penalties that non-compliance brings.

Business Advisory

O’Connell Meskill & Company provides a range of services which can improve the success of your business and maximise its resources.


At O’Connell Meskill & Company, we can assume responsibility for your bookkeeping in whatever format that works best for your business.


O’Connell Meskill & Company has a team of Payroll specialists, highly trained and up to date with the changing Payroll legislation.

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