About the firm …….
The firm was established by James who qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the early eighties. Having gained extensive experience of the hotel, leisure and hospitality sectors of Ireland of that period there followed an initial two year posting with a “big four” international accounting firm to Africa which was followed by further postings to Asia and the Middle East. This decade long sojourn in the Orient facilitated extensive experience of a broad spectrum of the firm’s international client base and their respective business models and philosophies.
James returned to Ireland in the mid nineties and established the firm which today has grown in to a vibrant and progressive firm of professionals . Based in Blackrock, Dublin it services an extensive client base spanning the entire country and beyond.
As well as providing comprehensive Audit, Tax and Company Secretarial Services, the firm imparts specialist expertise in the areas of company reorganizations, management buy-outs and buy-ins, mediation and dispute resolution, re-engineering of bank facilities and allied business challenges. And, in recognising the cross pollenisation of the accounting and tax facets of commercial transactions with their legal underpinnings the firm embraces an In-house Full Service Offering to its many and varied clients. After further academic undertakings and intensive practical experience at the coal face of the legal profession James was called to the Bar as a Barrister in more recent years. He was appointed a Notary Public for life by Chief Justice , The Honorable Susan Denham in 2015. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.
Industry sectors ……
The industry sectors of particular expertise include :
Hotel & leisure, including Golf Clubs (Private members and family commercially operated) Pubs, restaurants etc
Property Investment Holding, Development & Property management companies
Retail, Pharmacies, Convenience stores, DIY, Builders providers, Apparel, and fashion wear
Healthcare, wholesale distribution etc
Medical professionals and allied Health Care Consultants and professionals
Charities and allied Not-for-Profit organizations.
Multiple small and medium size Family owned and managed businesses .
Professional Qualifications & Education
James Norton BA (Hons) FCA Bl CIARB NP
Chartered Accountant – Chartered Accountants Ireland
– Certified Public Accountants Hong Kong
Barrister – Honorable Society of Kings Inns
Notary Public – The Faculty of Notaries Public Ireland
Arbitrator – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London
Primary degree – BA (Hons), University College Dublin
Masters Degree – M. Phil., Trinity College, Dublin
Secondary – Patrician College, Ballyfin House, Portlaoise
Primary – Slieveardagh N. S Tipperary
James acts also as an advisor in an honorary capacity to a number of charitable and not-for-profit organisations. He gives regular talks and lectures on Good Corporate Governance to an expanding cohort of clients and non-clients in the not-for-profit sector when time permits.
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