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About Macauley Smyth Accountants in Newry

Caroline is a graduate of the University of Ulster BA (Hons) with a degree in Accounting and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting. She joined the audit department of Deloitte & Touche, Belfast and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 2005. Caroline gained significant experience during this time in audits of all sizes of businesses in different industries in the UK and Ireland.  


In recent years, Caroline worked for a local medium sized practice prior to setting up Macauley Smyth in 2009 further developing her audit skills, and qualified as a Registered Auditor. She also prepares company, sole trader and partnership accounts, management accounts and completes company secretarial work in the UK and Ireland.


Caroline specialises in mentoring and supporting new business set ups in their early years including providing bookkeeping services and SAGE consultancy services for new or existing businesses.


Caroline also qualified as an Associate of the UK Chartered Institute of Tax (CTA) in 2011 in order to ensure she provides her clients with up-to-date professional taxation advice.

Caroline Macauley BA (Hons) Dip ACA CTA

Bernie is a graduate of Queens University BSc (Hons) Accounting.  She trained in the tax department of KPMG in Dublin and qualified both as a Chartered Accountant and as an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute (AITI) in 2005.  Bernie gained significant experience during this time in all aspects of Irish tax compliance and tax planning.


Bernie also worked in KPMG’s Belfast office before taking up a post in 2006 as a Senior Tax Manager in a progressive medium sized practice based in Newry.  During this period she managed the tax compliance and tax planning affairs of both UK and Irish based clients and specialised in providing Cross Border taxation advice.


Bernie also qualified as an Associate of the UK Chartered Institute of Tax (CTA) in 2011 which means Bernie now joins a very elite group of individuals who are professionally tax qualified under Irish tax law and UK tax law. Bernie is unique in her professional qualifications and is very well placed to advise clients on cross border taxation issues.


Bernie Smyth BSc (Hons) ACA AITI CTA

"Macauley Smyth came out to our business (a local Costcutter store) to help fix our SAGE system and bring the data up to date to run as a complete finance function.


This involved not only preparing figures for the first year end, but also to understand our business, to set up systems to use on a daily basis to keep the finance function up to date and accurate.


We are delighted with the quality of service provided, and engaged Macauley Smyth as our accountants.


They are also helping us bring our business forward to the next level by looking at management reports and developing budgets for the forthcoming periods."


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Macauley Smyth is a chartered accountancy practice established by Caroline Macauley and Bernie Smyth in 2009. We set up our own practice to offer a more competitive fee structure and offer a wide range of professional and efficient services tailored to individual client needs.


In addition, we are keen to answer the questions that clients are usually reluctant to ask.


We specialise in both UK and Irish taxes and provide clients with practical solutions in a clear manner. In most cases, we operate on a fixed fee basis so you know what to expect.


With combined experience of over 26 years, we believe in getting to know you and your business better. Moreover, we want you to get to know us too, so that you can be more confident that you are making the right choice when you use our services.

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20A Upper Water Street


Co Down

BT34 1DJ



Opening times:

Mon - Thurs 9.15am - 5pm

Friday 9.15am - 1pm

Evenings on request

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