HCA Chartered Accountants was formed in 2013 when our Principal and past President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, John Hannaway, retired from his 34- year career in PWC (25 years as a partner) and established our firm with his son JJ.
Over the next number of years, the group was formed with two specialist subsidiaries, HCA Business Recovery and HCA Corporate Finance. In 2022, the innovative “Magic Beans” company joined our group, headed by Clare Galloway. As well as our presence in Northern Ireland, we are also part of an international group, Russell Bedford.
Our proudest achievement to date remains the Employer of the year from the Belfast Met Skills and Apprenticeships Awards for Employer of the year. Our staff are our best asset.
We focus on ensuring they receive the very best training possible to make them the well-rounded accountants they can be. This award takes pride-of-place in our reception.
Our own staff structure is purposely different to the ‘traditional’ firm approach. Across our group of companies, we have 5 Directors each with their own specialism and their team ranges of experience from 30 years to our trainees completing their training contract with Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Our strong team has produced work that continues to receive recognition. We have received the ‘Deal maker of the year’ award on both an individual and project basis. HCA Corporate Finance was also awarded ‘Corporate Finance Firm of the Year’ and most recently John received the ‘Accountant of the Year’ award.