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Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

BKK is a financial advisory firm that helps ambitious businesses navigate the challenges of enterprise. With over 40 years’ experience in delivering expert advice and strategic support to entrepreneurs and business pioneers across a range of industries, we are uniquely qualified as partners for long-term success.

Our team offers not only best-in-class expertise across the full spectrum of business disciplines, but a shared spirit of innovation, and a deep-rooted understanding of our clients’ motivations to strike out from the crowd. It’s that same motivation, that spirit of independence and innovation, that drives us too.

We are committed to providing the highest level of quality service to our clients. We listen to your concerns, ask the right questions, and take the time to understand your goals and objectives.

As partners in your vision, we are with you all the way.

OUR STORY

Founded by Séamus Buckley in 1977 as a chartered accountancy practice, BKK has evolved to offer a full range of financial and advisory services, including Audit & Compliance, Taxation, Financial Advisory, Corporate Finance, Business Services, Payrolls, Startup & Growing Services, Women Entrepreneurs Services, and Founder/CEO Support.

OUR CLIENTS

We work with a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from family firms and tech start-ups to global engineering and supply conglomerates and multinationals based in Ireland. Current and previous clients include Irish-Sino-US product design firm PCH International and digital verification success story Trustev, sold in 2015 to TransUnion LLC for some $44m.

Our senior management team is made up of business leaders whose expert knowledge helps clients transform their vision from potential to actual.

WHO WE ARE

BKK is a financial advisory firm that helps ambitious businesses navigate the challenges of enterprise. With over 40 years’ experience in delivering expert advice and strategic support to entrepreneurs and business pioneers across a range of industries, we are uniquely qualified as partners for long-term success.

Our team offers not only best-in-class expertise across the full spectrum of business disciplines, but a shared spirit of innovation, and a deep-rooted understanding of our clients’ motivations to strike out from the crowd. It’s that same motivation, that spirit of independence and innovation, that drives us too.

As partners in your vision, we are with you all the way.

OUR STORY

Founded by Séamus Buckley in 1977 as a chartered accountancy practice, BKK has evolved to offer a full range of Audit & Compliance, Taxation, Corporate Finance, Business Services and Financial Advisory solutions. Headquartered in Cork, we joined forces in 2019 with Kildare-based FinCAS Ltd., a company with a particular focus on supporting entrepreneurs and CEOs in scaling their businesses. This union to create BKK is a bold and dynamic step towards the future, offering clients exciting opportunities for growth and expansion.

OUR CLIENTS

We work with a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from family firms and tech start-ups to global engineering and supply conglomerates and multinationals based in Ireland. Current and previous clients include Irish-Sino-US product design firm PCH International and digital verification success story Trustev, sold in 2015 to TransUnion LLC for some $44m.

Our senior management team is made up of business leaders whose expert knowledge helps clients transform their vision from potential to actual.

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DEDICATED TO YOUR BUSINESSMeet
The Team

Meet our senior management team – business leaders whose expert knowledge helps clients transform their vision from potential to actual. Our team has a deep command of their respective disciplines and a culture of collaboration and teamwork that pools that expertise in the interests of our clients.
CHAIRMAN

Seamus Buckley

Seamus qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in 1977 and within months established Séamus Buckley & Co, later to become Buckley Kiely & Co and ultimately BKK.

From the outset his long-term objective has been to provide ambitious, owner-managed firms – both indigenous and multinational – with the range and quality of service of ‘Big Four’ firms at an affordable cost. He believes very strongly in partnering closely with clients to contribute significantly to their success. He has been deeply involved in the creation and evolution of a number of high-profile businesses from start-up, through growth and development, in some cases to exit and in other situations through a succession process to the next family generation.
CEO

Martin Black

Before joining BKK as CEO, Martin was Chief Operating Officer of PRC Ventures ICAV, a private equity fund founded and managed by Liam Casey. Martins's experience includes Global Head of Credit Risk Management for Citco Investment Bank. Responsibilities as Global Head included managing regulated jurisdictions such as Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Toronto, the Cayman Islands, Curacao and Bahamas.
PARTNER & CFO

John Kiely

John became partner in 1990 having joined Séamus Buckley & Co. after qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1988. He takes a very hands-on approach in the practice with the priority of ensuring that all clients receive the best possible service, and the goal of helping their businesses succeed in an increasingly competitive, dynamic and changing world.

He has phenomenal powers of retention, which coupled with his superb technical knowledge ensures he is seen as a source of valuable advice for clients and colleagues alike.
PARTNER & COO

Dermot O’Kelly

Dermot joined BKK in 2019 as our Business Services Partner, having worked in both industry and practice roles over the past 12 years. Prior to joining BKK Dermot’ was a Finance Manager for Amazon Web Services EMEA, where he helped build a robust shared service environment based in Ireland. Before Amazon Web Service EMEA, Dermot worked for EY as Audit Manager, managing a significant portfolio of MNC and indigenous Companies, across of wide variety of industries.
PARTNER

John Flynn

John, who qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has more than 30 years’ experience in assisting businesses through their life cycle milestones in a very hands-on way: from growth, funding and acquisition to family successions and sales exits.

During his time in practice he has also led projects including the completion of systems and structures reviews for a range of firms, assisted clients in the development of their reporting systems and headed up a number of Independent Business Reviews (IBRs) for banks and business owners alike. He is on the Evaluation Committee of the South Cork LEO.
PARTNER

Fearghal Collins

Fearghal, who joined Buckley Kiely in 1998 and became partner in 2015, has over 24 years’ experience in practice. He specialises in business support, assisting companies with all aspects of their operational and financial needs across many industries.
PARTNER

Richard Fowler

Richard has several years’ experience in the financial services industry both in the UK and Ireland and was appointed to set up and manage BKK Financial Advisors from its initiation in 2007 (as Buckley Kiely Wealth Management).

Richard has a diverse range of experience in providing financial advice and planning for both individuals and corporate entities, including wealth management structures, investments and pensions. A Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), he also holds the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate (AFPC) through the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.
PRACTICE MANAGER

Eimear Long

Eimears focus has developed over 18 years with BKK. Eimears background is a blend of accounting and business. Eimear has always been more drawn to the operational and people side of business and evolved management skills through the IMI. Everything BKK does is all about people and the trust that we encounter in everyday business interactions. Living by our ethos, which is based on developing long-term relationships with all our clients, Eimears role has adapted to ensuring we are truly listening to what our clients want and helping them make this happen. Eimear is here to listen and support you. Eimear wants to make you comfortable and feel the safety and security that you should feel when entrusting someone with something as close to you as your business.
TAX DIRECTOR

James Kiely

James is Tax Director in BKK and joined the firm in April 2006. James advises across all tax heads but specialises in providing advice to high net worth Individuals, domiciled and non-domiciled and corporate clients. James has a very broad experience providing a full range of advice on Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Gift/Inheritance Tax and VAT. James enjoys lecturing on behalf of the Irish Taxation Institute and has lectured for all of the major accountancy bodies in Ireland.
BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTOR

Barry O’Neill

As a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Barry has over 25 year’s commercial and general management with a number of leading companies including Diageo PLC. Barry has extensive expertise in delivering sustainable revenue and profit gain while effectively managing commercial teams in various management positions. In his capacity as commercial manager with Greenstar, a leading recycling company, he had commercial responsibility for a geographical region with a turnover in excess of €35m per annum. Barry has a proven track record in developing early-stage SME businesses and implementing the necessary financial controls and procedures to facilitate sustainable growth. With BKK, Barry specialises in business and corporate strategy, operational and financial reviews and preparing funding applications for SME businesses.
TAX ADVISOR

Colm O'Brien

Colm joined BKK in 2020 from his previous role as Tax Manager with EY in Cork. Prior to this, Colm worked with KTA in Dublin where he qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2014. Colm has supported high net worth individuals and owner managed businesses on a variety of tax issues arising from sales and restructuring of businesses, corporation tax and trust and estate planning. Colm advises clients on gift and inheritance tax planning for individuals and their families, maximising wealth transfers to the next generation. Colm is also regarded as a specialist on the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (‘EIIS’) and has advised both investment firms and private businesses on the intricacies of the legislation. Colm has provided tax advice on c.€20m of risk-based finance during his career to date.

DEDICATED TO YOUR BUSINESSMeet
The Team

Meet our senior management team – business leaders whose expert knowledge helps clients transform their vision from potential to actual. Our team has a deep command of their respective disciplines and a culture of collaboration and teamwork that pools that expertise in the interests of our clients.
CHAIRMAN

Seamus Buckley

Seamus qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in 1977 and within months established Séamus Buckley & Co, later to become Buckley Kiely & Co and ultimately BKK.

From the outset his long-term objective has been to provide ambitious, owner-managed firms – both indigenous and multinational – with the range and quality of service of ‘Big Four’ firms at an affordable cost. He believes very strongly in partnering closely with clients to contribute significantly to their success. He has been deeply involved in the creation and evolution of a number of high-profile businesses from start-up, through growth and development, in some cases to exit and in other situations through a succession process to the next family generation. As a reflection of this, he holds a number of positions as non-executive director with client businesses.
CEO

Martin Black

Before joining BKK as CEO, Martin was Chief Operating Officer of PRC Ventures ICAV, a private equity fund founded and managed by Liam Casey. Martins's experience includes Global Head of Credit Risk Management for Citco Investment Bank. Responsibilities as Global Head included managing regulated jurisdictions such as Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Toronto, the Cayman Islands, Curacao and Bahamas.
PARTNER & CFO

John Kiely

John became partner in 1990 having joined Séamus Buckley & Co. after qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1988. He takes a very hands-on approach in the practice with the priority of ensuring that all clients receive the best possible service, and the goal of helping their businesses succeed in an increasingly competitive, dynamic and changing world.

He has phenomenal powers of retention, which coupled with his superb technical knowledge ensures he is seen as a source of valuable advice for clients and colleagues alike.
PARTNER & COO

Dermot O’Kelly

Dermot joined BKK in 2019 as our Business Services Partner, having worked in both industry and practice roles over the past 12 years. Prior to joining BKK Dermot’ was a Finance Manager for Amazon Web Services EMEA, where he helped build a robust shared service environment based in Ireland. Before Amazon Web Service EMEA, Dermot worked for EY as Audit Manager, managing a significant portfolio of MNC and indigenous Companies, across of wide variety of industries.
PARTNER

John Flynn

John, who qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has more than 30 years’ experience in assisting businesses through their life cycle milestones in a very hands-on way: from growth, funding and acquisition to family successions and sales exits.

During his time in practice he has also led projects including the completion of systems and structures reviews for a range of firms, assisted clients in the development of their reporting systems and headed up a number of Independent Business Reviews (IBRs) for banks and business owners alike. He is on the Evaluation Committee of the South Cork Local Enterprise Office.
PARTNER

Fearghal Collins

Fearghal, who joined Buckley Kiely in 1998 and became partner in 2015, has over 24 years’ experience in practice. He specialises in business support, assisting companies with all aspects of their operational and financial needs across many industries.
PARTNER

Richard Fowler

Richard has several years’ experience in the financial services industry both in the UK and Ireland and was appointed to set up and manage BKK Financial Advisors from its initiation in 2007 (as Buckley Kiely Wealth Management).

Richard has a diverse range of experience in providing financial advice and planning for both individuals and corporate entities, including wealth management structures, investments and pensions. A Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), he also holds the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate (AFPC) through the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.
PRACTICE MANAGER

Eimear Long

Eimears focus has developed over 18 years with BKK. Eimears background is a blend of accounting and business. Eimear has always been more drawn to the operational and people side of business and evolved management skills through the IMI. Everything BKK does is all about people and the trust that we encounter in everyday business interactions. Living by our ethos, which is based on developing long-term relationships with all our clients, Eimears role has adapted to ensuring we are truly listening to what our clients want and helping them make this happen. Eimear is here to listen and support you. Eimear wants to hear your aspirations, hopes and fears and be able to surround you with a team in BKK that will be the right fit for you and what you need to support you and your business. Eimear wants to make you comfortable and feel the safety and security that you should feel when entrusting someone with something as close to you as your business.
TAX DIRECTOR

James Kiely

James is Tax Director in BKK and joined the firm in April 2006. James advises across all tax heads but specialises in providing advice to high net worth Individuals, domiciled and non-domiciled and corporate clients. James has a very broad experience providing a full range of advice on Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Gift/Inheritance Tax and VAT. James enjoys lecturing on behalf of the Irish Taxation Institute and has lectured for all of the major accountancy bodies in Ireland.
BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTOR

Barry O’Neill

As a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Barry has over 25 year’s commercial and general management with a number of leading companies including Diageo PLC. Barry has extensive expertise in delivering sustainable revenue and profit gain while effectively managing commercial teams in various management positions. In his capacity as commercial manager with Greenstar, a leading recycling company, he had commercial responsibility for a geographical region with a turnover in excess of €35m per annum.

Barry has a proven track record in developing early-stage SME businesses and implementing the necessary financial controls and procedures to facilitate sustainable growth. With BKK, Barry specialises in business and corporate strategy, operational and financial reviews and preparing funding applications for SME businesses.
TAX ADVISOR

Colm O'Brien

Colm joined BKK in 2020 from his previous role as Tax Manager with EY in Cork. Prior to this, Colm worked with KTA in Dublin where he qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2014. Colm has supported high net worth individuals and owner managed businesses on a variety of tax issues arising from sales and restructuring of businesses, corporation tax and trust and estate planning. Colm advises clients on gift and inheritance tax planning for individuals and their families, maximising wealth transfers to the next generation. Colm is also regarded as a specialist on the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (‘EIIS’) and has advised both investment firms and private businesses on the intricacies of the legislation. Colm has provided tax advice on c.€20m of risk-based finance during his career to date. Colm has a degree in Finance from UCC, and a Masters in Innovation in European Business from UCC, ISC Business School Paris and Hogeschool University of Applied Science, Utrecht.
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BKK is a financial advisory firm in Cork.
OUR LOCATIONSCork Office
Heritage Business Park,
Mahon,
Cork,
T12 P1HX
OUR LOCATIONSDublin Office
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The Greenway,
112-114 St. Stephens Green,
Dublin 2
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BKK is a financial advisory firm service in Cork.
OUR LOCATIONSCork Office
Heritage Business Park,
Mahon,
Cork,
T12 P1HX
OUR LOCATIONSDublin Office
Iconic Offices,
The Greenway,
112-114 St. Stephens Green,
Dublin 2
FOLLOW USBKK Social links
Stay up to date with all of our news and information.

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