Geraldine O'Donoghue - Owner/Partner

With a great passion and drive and with the dream of one day running her own business, Geraldine set up Office Assist in 2011 along with daughter, Maria.  Geraldine's main focus is in the bookkeeping section of Office Assist.  Geraldine liaises with accountant and revenue on behalf of our clients and is also responsible for the payroll of all our clients along with our own.  You can contact Geraldine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06332466

 

Maria O'Donoghue  - Owner/Partner

A native of Charleville, Maria has many years experience in an office environment, as a receptionist, accounts payable and in a virtual office setting.  In 2010 Maria was made redundant, so up-sikillied and decided to put these skills to good use and set up Office Assist with business partner and mother Geraldine.  Maria's main focus is the Telephone Answering section of the business.  Maria is also responsible for getting new business into Office Assist, you can contact Maria directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06332466

Seán O'Donoghue

The only man in the team, Seán has been with us from the start.  He is our IT guy, our website designer, our go to guy for anything on the computer that can't be easily fixed.

Carolyn Kirby

Carolyn is a local hailing from Colemanswell and living in Charleville. She has been a member of the team since February 2014 and has over 9 years Business Administration experience. Carolyn provides bookkeeping services for various clients along with VAT & RCT returns, and accounts preparation. Within her scope as Office Manager Carolyn is responsible for:Monitoring our clients' bank lodgements. EFT payments made on behalf of our clients to their employees and their creditors. All Relevant Contract Tax (RCT).  Her bookkeeping clients are mainly in the construction industry and include builders, engineers, plumbers, electricians and mechanical contractors, and she looks after their Limited Company & Sole Trader VAT returns. She compiles Tenders and raises quotes on behalf of her clients.  Carolyn looks after all Debtors calls made on behalf of ourselves and our clients.

Kim O'Connor

Kim is from Charleville.  She has been a member of the team since September 2015 and she has over 20 years accounts experience.  Kim provides book-keeping services for various clients, which include farmers.  She is also responsible for accounts and VAT preparation.  Under the scope of Accounts Supervisor Kim is in charge of overseeing all our bookkeeping clients and is on hand to deal with any queries they may have. This is due to the fact that Kim has over 20 years’ experience in the sector. Kim prepares accounts for all her clients along with the preparation of their VAT returns, these include farmers and international clients. Kim is also proficient in most accounting packages including Sage, Odoo, Xero, Big Red Book/Cloud to name but a few.

Joanne Kerins

Joanne joined the team in 2015, Joanne travels to some of our clients to do their bookkeeping/administration work in their own office. 

Nora Dobson

Nora has been with Office Assist since February 2015. She began as an intern. Nora is our resident receptionist and also our social media "expert". She also does the art work for most of our advertising campaigns and if you need outbound calls done Nora is your go to lady. Nora is our resident receptionist and enjoys meeting new and existing clients and customers on a daily basis.  Enjoys helping customers with everyday admin needs i.e printing from Email, Usb keys, and the internet. Helping customers to check in online for flights and printing of boarding passes.  Photocopying, scanning and faxing of documents for new and existing customers.  Downloading application forms and information from the internet as required. Social media marketing & making outbound business calls.  Typing of assignments, generating invoices and creating documents in word, power-point and excel. For all your admin needs pop in any day and speak to Nora

Carolyn Cahill

Carolyn joined the team in 2015 having recently graduated.  She also looks after the bookkeeping for several of our customers along with answering the phones and also office admin.  She is also our inhouse IT person.  Carolyn looks after all bookkeeping aspects of her clients’ accounts from the day to day running of their books to preparing for VAT returns. She also makes debtors calls on behalf of her clients.  Carolyn liaises with her clients’ customers through email prepares orders/ enquiries for their businesses. Carolyn can keep on top of your emails and alert you of the important ones and respond effectively.  Along with all the Office Assist team, Carolyn answers all calls for our Telephone Answering Service clients and relays all messages promptly via email, text and call transfer.  Carolyn is proficient in Diary Management which requires huge accuracy.

Michelle Hannon

Michelle joined the team in December 2016 as part of her work experience for an Accounts technician course.  She now works on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bernadette Cronin

Bernadette is with us one day per week as part of the Supported Employment Scheme in conjunction with St Josephs Foundation.  Bernadette is excellent at filing and without her there would be paper everywhere.  She is very precise and exacting and does everything to with great accuracy.  She is a great member of the team. 

 

Rebecca Kerins

Rebecca works in the reception on Saturdays,  She is excellent at typing and putting together a great CV.  She also covers holidays during the summer and is excellent on the phones. 

The Team

 

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