About Munnelly Accountants

People-focused accountancy

It’s as simple as this: every contact we have with you will be built around your needs as a person. We’ll always be honest, calm and reassuring – taking the pressure off, not adding to it. Our careful, compassionate approach will leave you free to focus on what’s most important, at work and at home. 

Our story

An independent  accounting firm run by people like you

Munnelly Accountants was founded by Emma Munnelly in Carlow, in 2010. The idea was always to provide accountancy services for business and individuals with a focus on simplicity and openness. The firm was built from the ground up and almost anything our clients might go through, we’ve been through ourselves. Now, we employ that same appetite for a challenge to solving problems for our clients. Whether it’s tax, compliance or advice on how to start or grow a business, we’re here to help.

Emma Munnelly

Founder and owner

I have a degree in computing and accounting and qualified as an accountant with CIMA in 2002. I started my first accounting firm in 2010, as part of a national franchise, before launching my own brand in 2015. More than anything, I enjoy working with  clients – learning about their businesses and identifying ways I can make a difference. I also love a challenge and if you come to me with a problem I can promise you it will become my mission to solve it. I treat people as I expect to be treated and if I tell you I’ll do something, you can guarantee I will.

Caroline O’Boyle

Accountant and tax adviser

I completed a degree in accounting at IT Carlow in 2006 and went on to qualify as an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser in 2009. I gained experience in tax consultancy practice before joining Emma’s accountancy practice in 2010. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working with all sorts of individuals and businesses. I’ve done a bit of everything for them, from day-to-day accountancy support to complex tax advice. Seeing the practice grow over the last few years and hearing the positive feedback from clients has been hugely rewarding.

Our services

What we’ll do for you

Services for business

Comprehensive financial admin and tax services for the non-stop world of modern business, from bookkeeping to company secretarial.

Specialist advice

Specific sectors have their own needs and their own tax rules to follow. From construction to consultant to childcare providers, we can help.

Personal services

We offer tailored accounting and tax support to make your life easier and give you back precious personal time to spend how you like.

Tax advice

Stay compliant, stay on top of your statutory returns and get your tax bill under control with the guidance of qualified tax advisers.

Emma and her team have always been professional, courteous & very helpful.

Darragh O’Riordan, Darragh’s Driving School

Switching to us

Getting onboard with us couldn’t be any simpler

Even if you want to change accountants the thought of going through the process can mean it always ends up at the bottom of the to-do list. That’s why we’ve gone out of our way to simplify the process and do as much of the running as possible. All you need to do, really, is set us off and just leave the rest to us.

One: talk to us

Get in touch so we can get to know each other, work out what support you need and agree on fees.

Two: decide to switch

When you’ve made your choice, tell us then and we’ll handle the paperwork and process with your current accountant.

Three: get onboard

We’ll get you set up on our systems, securely transfer your financial data and get you ready to go.


Let’s talk today

Ready to get started? Reach out to us today and we’ll set up a call to get things moving. Meeting new clients is just about our favourite thing in the world – let’s see what we can do to make your life easier.