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John Hannaway
Company Principal

John was a ‘big 4’ partner for 25 years.  He is a former Ulster Society chairman and past president of CAI. 

John specialises in providing strategic, financial and taxation advice to owner managed and entrepreneurial businesses.

Brian Hegarty
Managing Director

Brian is managing director HCA Chartered Accountants & HCA Business Recovery. 

As well as being a chartered accountant Brian is a licensed insolvency practitioner, R3 member and sits on CAI’s insolvency technical committee, North.

Iain Lundie
Director

Iain has over 13 years’ experience in advising individuals, businesses and most importantly the individuals who drive business.

 

Iain has advised clients ranging from start up businesses to several of Northern Ireland's Top 100 companies.  In taking care of the compliance for a client, Iain can drive the tax planning function to ensure that no more tax needs to be paid than is necessary and that all of your affairs are looked after consistently.  

 

Iain’s expertise extends to structural planning, ongoing tax planning, remuneration planning, planning to finance your business and planning to exit your business.  Iain will deal with HMRC on your behalf and has represented clients in the First and Upper Tier Tribunal for tax.

JJ Hannaway
Director

JJ is the director responsible for accounting and business services in HCA. 

JJ is a qualified chartered management accountant and an exam qualified chartered accountant.  He has many years experience in both practice and industry. This experience allows JJ to offer best-fit solutions for our clients for their day to day accounting, payroll and bookkeeping queries.

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Sharon Brown
Managing Director - Magic Beans

Sharon a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years post qualification experience, was the internal finance manager of RSM (formerly McClure Watters) for over 6 years.

Having worked as an internal accountant for a firm of traditional accountants, Sharon is well placed to clearly identify any financial knowledge gap that may exist in clients’ businesses and provide advice to assist business growth.

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Clare Galloway
Commercial Director - Magic Beans

Clare a qualified project manager with over 15 years experience in Corporate Finance, Compliance and Business Development Manager roles at Deloitte, KPMG, and RSM.

Clare ensures Magic Beans provide innovative solutions to increase client efficiency, productivity and provide marketing and business development support to help businesses achieve growth targets.

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Jennifer Chambers
Associate Director - Tax

Jennifer joined us in January 2022.   As a Chartered Tax Adviser, with over 25 years’ experience working within a tax role, Jennifer will assist us, to assist you, in meeting your tax obligations and minimising your payments. 

 

Jennifer will be available to discuss all aspects of your tax affairs

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Paul Leonard
Associate Director

Having joined the team and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2017, Paul has furthered his experience in audit and added to the wide range of sectors which he has worked with.

 

As well as audit and accounts preparation, Paul also works in corporation tax and corporate finance projects.

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Fiona Fearon
Manager - HCA BR

 

 

Fiona joined us in November 2021 as a Chartered Accountant and qualified insolvency practitioner, with more than 20 years’ experience. 

 

For more than a decade Fiona has been leading and running insolvency and business recovery matters of all types.

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Colin Porter
Senior Consultant

Colin joined the HCA team in January 2020.  He has brought with him 30 years’ experience, covering practice (Medium and Small), industry and charity sectors.  

 

Colin’s current role is in the audit, accountancy and taxation fields, ranging from small sole traders to multi-million-pound limited companies. 

Due to HCA’s wide client field, his job will also cover Voluntary Grammar schools and Charities.

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Ruth McCartney
Office Manager

Ruth is our office manager and has worked alongside John for 25 years.  In addition to ensuring our systems and procedures are fully robust, Ruth also is experienced in the preparation of personal tax returns.

 

Ruth will be well known to many of our clients.

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Rachel Young
Senior Associate

Rachel joined the practice in 2015. She has successfully completed her IATI qualification and is now in her final year of studying for the chartered accountants qualification. 

She has the majority of her experience in accounts preparation and the completion of audits, but is now working primarily in tax and hopes to complete her Chartered Tax Advisor qualification.

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Catherine Devine
Senior Associate

Catherine is a qualified chartered accountant who has recently joined us in HCA. 

Catherine is actively involved in the Young Women in Business network group and has vast experience in Audit and Accounts completion.

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Shannon Fay
Associate

Shannon joined us in 2017 and following her successful completion of the Accounting Technician qualification is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant.

 

Shannon has gained extensive experience assisting on external audits and in accounts preparation.

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Ryan Murtagh
Associate

Ryan joined HCA as a qualified Accounting Technician and is currently studying towards his chartered qualification.

Ryan has experience in accounts production and Audit.

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Kavan Porter
Office Administrator

Kavan joined HCA in the Autumn of 2020 to assist Ruth with some of her tasks.

 

The 'big man' brings a lot of unique input to the office and enjoys his weekly visits.