Accountancy firm McGrady & Co in further expansion with Dawson acquisition

Marking the acquisition are (from left) Conaill McGrady, Mal McGrady, Maurice Dawson, Kim Rainey and Seamus McLernon

LONG-established Co Down accountancy practice M.B. McGrady & Co is continuing its expansion across Northern Ireland with its second strategic merger in less than 12 months, signalling a period of growth for the business.

Founded by Maurice Dawson, Dawson & Company Chartered Accountants have joined M.B. McGrady's Belfast office, with the expanded team now widening its breath of service and specialisms.

Founded in 1951, M.B. McGrady & Co is headed up by directors and chartered accountants, Malachy McGrady, Conaill McGrady, Seamus McLernon and Kim Rainey. The company has a 45-strong team based across offices in Belfast, Newtownards and Downpatrick.

Managing partner Malachy McGrady said: “We're delighted to welcome our new colleagues and clients from Dawson & Co. Our values and ethos as a firm are similar to that of Maurice's, and as part of M.B. McGrady & Co, the team can continue to provide clients with tax and accountancy services of the highest standards and will also have access to other specialist services that could bring significant benefits to clients and their businesses.

“Our team has seen significant growth over recent years, most recently with the team from Duffy & Co. joining us in March 2022.

“With our new colleagues, we now have a full-service proposition, and with offices across Belfast, Downpatrick and Newtownards, our clients will be able to access high quality services and extensive business support thanks to our dedicated and hardworking staff.”

Dawson & Co. was established by chartered accountant Maurice Dawson. Formerly based on University Street, it specialised in accounts, taxation and advisory services to companies, partnerships and individuals.

Maurice said: “The decision to join forces with another long-established, independent firm of accountants and business advisers has been carefully considered and brings positive benefits to both our clients and our staff.

“Both companies share similar values, including a commitment to professionalism and expert advice, that's complemented with our knowledge of our clients and their respective businesses.”

M.B. McGrady & Co ( specialises in corporate tax, personal tax, audit and assurance, cloud accounting, trusts and estates, corporate finance, payroll, international services, and bookkeeping.