Mark McArdle – Managing Director Festo Ireland
SGK act as Festo Ireland’s Financial Controller. It is unique amongst Festoa’s 70 companies worldwide to have a part time Financial Controller as the role requires an in depth knowledge of the company processes and the supporting IT. However, Sharon has no difficulty staying on top of both.
SGK takes on all HQ Finance Department instructions, process changes and requests for information in a very capable and timely fashion. They support their recommendations with relevant data and an excellent knowledge of accounting and legal standards. The quality of their output means that almost all of their recommendations are accepted without need for further analysis.
Sharon manages our local Finance Department comprising three people. The department runs extremely smoothly with little need for further management input. Her staff view her as a clear manager, a role model and as a source of impeccable knowledge and advice.
Sharon interfaces with all departments in the company and with some customers. All regard her highly and treat her with respect.
Sharon also represents Festo Ireland internationally within the company and is seen as a very competent person leading to a hands off HQ approach. Her relationship with HQ contacts helps our company reduce corporate reporting time.
Requested Reports are distributed in a timely fashion and routine reports are always on time further enhancing Festo Ireland’s reputation in HQ.
Sharon, with her audit background, prepares an audit file and progresses the audit in a very professional manner.
Sharon easily deals with process and personnel developments within the company and takes change in her stride.
Jonathan Spring CEO UTS Technologies Limited.
UTS Parking & Transportation are the leading supplier of parking Pay and Display meters in Ireland. We have recently embarked on an expansion programme to provide a wider range of products and services to our Clients. SGK has been engaged to provide a high level financial expertise as well as compiling the financial module of a large-scale parking project. M.D. of SGK – Sharon Kearns has provided the exact service UTS requires and she has understood the complex nature of our business quickly enabling her to concentrate her expertise in the areas of the business to deliver exactly the service we require.
Tim France, Managing Director, io.
Sharon is an extraordinarily talented accountant who switches effortlessly from managing the detail to recommending general financial direction. Sharon’s level of expertise allows her to work both quickly and meticulously. I have no hesitation in recommending Sharon.
Cormac Farrelly, MD WSI Online Marketing
We have been working with Sharon and her team in SGK for the last year and our experience has been great. We have completely outsourced our accounting function to them, including book keeping, payroll and accounts. They are very attentive to detail, sensitive to timelines and offer sound practical advice. We now have timely accounting information to help us make better business decisions. I would highly recommend them.
Bill Saarsteiner, Owner, Inspection Services Ltd.
We employed Sharon as a bookkeeper but she has given so much more. Her book keeping and accountancy skills are superb and her ability to understand our business is impressive, quickly identifying areas where we can improve performance. We employed a bookkeeper and got an accountant, tax advisor and business advisor. Expert, reliable and great value
Annette Smith, Director Tennis 4 Kids
Sharon is more than an accountant. She is always available to talk to and has really helped us step up to the next level in business in the past year.
She has helped me to understand my figures, reducing our overheads significantly. As a small business owner it is vital to know what is coming and out of the business each month. Sharon set up our cash flow excel sheets and projected profits for the year. Now we can see at a glance how the business is doing and can plan with peace of mind. I highly recommend Sharon to anyone starting in business or to those already in business.
Ellen Gunning, Director, The Irish Academy.
Sharon Kearns is a pleasure to work with. She is thorough, insightful, honest and straight. She is also very personable and easy to chat. She is also generous and willingly shares her incredible store of knowledge. I would highly recommend her services.
Eddie O’Gorman, Patent Nav Ireland Limited.
SGK is great asset to any company, I would recommend SGK to anyone or any business looking for an accountant, honest and expert in what they do.
Eve Bulman, Brightskills Development and Coaching.
I moved my accounting needs to Sharon Kearns of SGK Accounting Services in January of this year. Following many conversations with Sharon, I found her approach to be not only fully ethical and professional but practical and genuinely helpful to me as a small business owner. Sharon is exceptionally thorough and clear in how she presents her advice and I have a great sense of comfort and trust in the level of care she is taking with my business. Already, we have implemented some small changes which have optimised our liabilities and helped us reduce costs which is essential for us like so many other small businesses at this time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sharon and SGK to other business owners.
Richie Bowden, RB Consulting Limited.
SGK worked with me to produce year-end accounts for my business and corporate and personal tax returns. They are very organised and very quickly compiled all the necessary information. They are very knowledgeable about the tax system and provided some very good advice. I have no hesitation in recommending them for similar work.
Dan Wilson, Prepress I.T. Limited.
SGK has provided outstanding advice and service to my company. Over the years I tried different accountancy providers but all had short-comings or incomplete service and advice. Sharon’s depth of knowledge, practical help and advice makes SGK Accountancy Services stand out from the crowd. I have no qualms offering my highest recommendation.