Meet Your Team

Comerford Foley is a growing firm with an office in Tramore, Waterford. Before telling us about yourself, learn a little something about us.

Colin Comerford

TAX PARTNER

Ger and I formed Comerford Foley to give our clients the quality of service and advice they deserve along the way. I love what I do. Being part of our clients story and protecting them as they grow their business is what I get out of bed for in the morning. If we have helped even in a small way that’s a good feeling.

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Go-to person for: Tax planning, Business sales and transfers and Tax training
Loves: Running, hurling and soccer, music [90’s rock/grunge was my thing] and Sky Atlantic.
Most proud of outside of work: Four great kids, completed some marathons, plus can hold a conversation in Spanish

Ger Foley

ACCOUNTING PARTNER

Comerford Foley was founded from a desire to create a firm that can help small business owners achieve their goals while at the same time create a better personal life for myself and my family. I love the constant interaction that we have with clients as they navigate their business decisions. Being involved in that process and seeing successful outcomes is very satisfying.

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Go-to person for: Business Advisory, Audit and Team development
Loves: Coffee, walking on The Doneraile, chillaxing with the family, sunshine, coffee (did I say that already?)
Most proud of outside of work: Seeing our two boys grow up

Catherine Sheehan

ACCOUNTS MANAGER

I started working with Comerford Foley in 2018, excited by all the different aspects involved in the role (management accounts, finance, tax work) but mostly attracted to the family culture of the firm. I love helping people and solving problems. A lot of business owners are worried about accounts, tax, cashflow – I believe it’s our job to reduce the worry or eliminate it altogether!

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Go-to person for: Management Accounts, Bookkeeping and Finance Applications
Loves: Family, Tea, Exercise, Laughing
Most proud of outside of work: My kids and the fun they have playing sport and with their friends.
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Ludmila Zaharia

TAX SENIOR

I was always interested in taxes, tax planning and retirement planning. Working in taxes allows me to apply my knowledge in practice and help the clients in making important tax decisions. I was drawn to the Comerford Foley team in 2015 for the opportunity to grow professionally as the company grows. I love working with a team who trust and support each other, and getting to see our clients’ happiness when we’ve helped them solve a problem.

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Go-to person for: Income Tax, Corporation Tax and Tax Planning
Loves: Family, Travel, Reading, anything outside!
Most proud of outside of work: Improving my computer skills and learning new systems and processes. Working out daily! (The ultimate goal is to take part in a marathon.)

Deirdre Foley

OFFICE MANAGER

Coming from a 15 year stint working in sales for a number of large FMCG businesses, I joined Comerford Foley in 2018, moving into a fast moving office environment when I could make a difference, gain job satisfaction and have greater work life balance. As Office Manager, my job is all encompassing – dealing directly with clients, team and partners. We have so many nice clients that make my job a real joy – and I love getting stuff done!

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Go-to person for: EVERYTHING non accounts and tax related
Loves: Family, coffee, exercise, food, fresh air
Most proud of outside of work: Our 2 kids are the centre of the universe

Aedin Eachthigheirn

MANAGER

I have always loved working with numbers. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction when everything balances! I’m a very organised person by nature so I love sorting books and records, getting everything processed and kept up to date. I joined the Comerford Foley team in 2015 having worked with Ger and Colin at a big four firm. The thing I love about CF is the relationship we have with our clients which I believe is so important. I consider them friends more than simply clients.

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Go-to person for: The chocolate bars in my bottom drawer! Apart from that Bookkeeping, Surf, Xero and Accounts Prep.
Loves: My children, music (especially reggae and classical), Motorbikes, Curly Wurleys, Laughter
Most proud of outside of work: I’ve been a fundraiser for the RNLI for over 20 years so I’m glad to be able to volunteer for such a great organisation. Mine is the easy job, the crew are the real heroes.

Brenda Tubbritt

ACCOUNTS SENIOR

I joined Comerford Foley in 2021, I’m keen to be a part of such an efficient and friendly team. I love building close relationships with our clients and helping their businesses thrive. I have recently qualified as an Accountant and I am a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

I am proficient in the use of Sage, Xero and Micropay. My role entails accounts preparation and assisting clients in the form of bookkeeping services and end of year accounts. Outside of working on accounts I also provide clients with assistance in areas of payroll and taxation.

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Go-to person for: Accounts preparation, payroll and tax
Loves: My two boys, my Pomeranian Teddy, my family and friends, coffee, chocolate
Most proud of outside of work: My honors degree in economics and finance

Goda Burneckaite

APPRENTICE ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

I joined the Comerford Foley team in March 2022. I studied science for 3 years in college and realised it wasn’t for me. I preferred numbers and figuring things out. I am really excited to be coming into a learning environment. I can combine practical learning with my studies and to use those skills to help our clients with their bookkeeping needs.

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Go-to person for: Payroll and bookkeeping but I am new here so learning the roles off the experts.
Loves: My family, coffee, walks on the beach, spring.
Most proud of outside of work: My courage to move from a science to an accounting degree.