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About Us

Our Ethos

We are a modern, proactive boutique practice located at Milltown, in the heart of South Dublin. We provide accounting, tax and business advisory services to individuals and businesses across Dublin and nationwide. We also customise solutions to fit your needs and aim to ensure that efficiencies are gained through the use of streamlined processes and the latest technologies. Whatever your circumstances, we are dedicated to providing timely, accurate and forward-thinking solutions for your specific situation.

We promise to be accessible, transparent, and responsive to help you and provide you with timely and strategic financial advice when you need it. When you select Brophy Gillespie as your accountants, you are receiving access to a team of professionals with advanced skills, knowledge and the desire to help your business.  Our approachable and friendly team enjoy working alongside clients to ensure the best financial outcomes are achieved.

Meet the Team

Jim Gillespie

Founder & Partner

BA (Maths), FCA, Dip IFRS, Dip Ins

Jim trained as a Chartered Accountant with Eaton Dowd in Dublin and co-founded Brophy Gillespie in 1996.

He holds professional qualifications in International Financial Reporting Standards and Insolvency, and a professional qualification from the Institute of Directors in Ireland.


Aidan Brophy

Founder & Partner

BComm, FCA, Dip IFRS, Dip FA, Dip RMIAC

Aidan holds professional qualifications in International Financial Reporting Standards, Forensic Accounting, and Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance.

With specialist experience in the regulated entities, fund taxation, administration and accounting sectors, Aidan also heads up the insolvency and corporate finance functions in the Firm.

He has been a member of the Business Law Committee of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies in Ireland for a number of years.

Dylan Whelan


Dylan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Brophy Gillespie in 2006 and manages the live-action side of the Independent Irish Film, Television and Video Production Industry function in the practice.

James McGowan


James has a number of years’ experience as a senior accountant in both industry as Financial Controller, and with his own practice. He trained with Brophy Gillespie and returned in 2016 with specific responsibility for business development, and the management accounting function of the practice.


Darragh Gillespie


Darragh trained as a Chartered Accountant with Crowe in Dublin. Upon qualifying, Darragh held various Financial Controller roles in the Animation industry. He is responsible for managing the Animation side of the Independent Irish Film, Television and Video Production Industry function in the practice.

He is also a qualified Chartered Tax Consultant.

General Questions

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.


Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.


We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. 

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.


Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.