Searing Point is a firm of accountants founded on the principles of
honesty, integrity, rigour, acumen, accessibility, empathy and
tenacity. These principles inform the work we do on behalf of our
clients every day.
We are responsive.
Accessibility is a key service requirement for our clients we
are available to assist our clients in addressing financial and
business issues as they arise, this means that we will revert
and acknowledge our client’s need instantly, and begin
working on it immediately.
We are progressive, yet conservative. Our
business sense, commercial antennae and understanding of our
clients businesses maximise our ability to channel potential
opportunities to our client businesses and to advise our clients
in a strategic and tactical sense.
We value integrity, independence, ethics and
accessibility as paramount principles. We are honoured to work with
clients who share our guiding principles, with whom we can look
forward to sharing a journey of mutual respect and success.
ACA, BAAF, MBS. Managing Director
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and Tax Consultant with over 10
years post qualification experience. Andrew completed his primary
degree in Accounting & Finance and Masters in Business Studies
(accounting) before training as a chartered
accountant. He was principal of Rittweger & Associates
Chartered Accountants for 4 years to 2013 and currently sits on
the Members In Practice Committee with Chartered Accountants
Ireland. Andrew has gained significant experience in advising
SME’s and start-up with whom he is passionate
about creating long term goals with the objective of securing
future growth, wealth and profitability.
Andrew is married with two children and is a former captain of
‘The Links’ Portmarnock GC including chairman of his
local GAA club. He has a keen interest in sports, history, reading
and spends his pastime with his family, friends and playing golf.
QFA, RPA. Director
Tom has been working in the Financial Services industry in Ireland
for 17 years. During this time he has performed a wide range of
roles in both the Insurance and Banking sectors and in particular
has extensive experience in Wealth Management and Client
Relationship Management.Tom is a member of the LIA in Ireland and
is a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA) and Retirment Planning
Tom is married and has two children, He enjoys spending time with
his family, Golf and Football.
Julie has over 25 years experience in book keeping. Julie’s
career has been in the private sector with considerable experience
in the manufacturing, distribution, retail and construction
industries. Prior to joining Searing Point Julie spent the last
two years with Rittweger & Associates Chartered Accountants.
Julie is married with two children, she is actively involved in
her local primary school, having spent a number of years on the
fundraising committee she is now on the Management Board.
Gemma's background is in Account Management within the
creative services industry. She spent several years working in
London in this capacity before returning to Dublin. She
oversees the administration of the office and works with key
clients to ensure the successful delivery of their ongoing
Gemma is married to David and has one son. She likes
running, yoga and cooking.
CTA, C DipA.F. Tax Director
Ray is an experienced Chartered Tax Advisor and financial manager.
His tax practice has included several prominent clients and
projects in the property and entertainment sectors. Ray started
his career with the Revenue Commissioners after which he moved
into private practice. Between 2003 and 2005, Ray managed an
international property portfolio valued in excess of €3.0
billion across Ireland, UK, USA, Japan, Vietnam and Europe. This
project included the sourcing of finance, preparation and
execution of business plans, negotiations with tenants and
liaising with tax professionals in the relevant jurisdictions. He
has had his own tax practice since 2009, before which he was Tax
Partner in a medium sized accountancy practice, where he was
responsible for the establishment, management and development of
the Taxation Consultancy & Planning arm of that practice. His
particular emphasis was on the property, manufacturing and medical
Ruth has over 25 years’ experience working in management
accounts, her career started in London working in the Advertising
sector. She returned to Ireland with her husband and two children
after 19 years and continued her employment in the Media industry.
In 2016 she joined Searing Point as our internal management
Her interests include running, skiing, travel and cooking for her
family and friends.