"provided exceptional tax advice"

"professional, knowledgeable, experienced"

"always go the extra mile"

"years of co-operation, integrity & success"

"an invaluable partner for our business"

"huge support & genuine concern for us"

"gave me peace of mind"


Risk Management

Risk Management

Partnering for Success

Buckley Kiely partners with leading global solutions providers to ensure best service for clients by calling on external expertise where required.


AFEX is a key fit for client foreign exchange requirements and we have enjoyed a very favourable and successful partnership with them since 2015. Time and time again, AFEX have made real, significant savings for clients in their FX transactions. The added benefit is in the simplicity of their process – AFEX transactions are completed so seamlessly, it’s a win/win for all involved.

Risk Management

Buckley Kiely and AFEX risk management experts team up to provide comprehensive consultations, devising solid strategies for sound risk mitigation.

Taking the time to understand your business and ascertain your attitude to risk, we then identify areas where you might be exposed, and clarify the goals that you want to achieve.

The result of this work is a bespoke FX risk management strategy. This will enable you to diminish your risk and exposure at every level, fiercely protecting your bottom line, whilst looking at opportunities to enhance your financial position.

Forward Contracts


Forward Contracts lock in exchange rates and protect against volatility in foreign currency markets. This type of contract allows you to fix exchange rates for the purchase of currency at a future date, or over a range of dates, up to 12 months into the future. A deposit might be required, depending on many factors surrounding the risk of your commercial requirement.

Protection against currency fluctuations

Forward Contracts provide you with certainty and help protect your business against the risk of currency fluctuations without having to use all of your cash flow to buy currency in advance. Although many companies choose to purchase the majority of their currency on Forward Contracts, it is really worth discussing your long-term exposure to find the perfect risk management strategy for your business.

Rate Orders


Rate Orders allow you to manage fluctuations in the currency markets by choosing a target exchange rate to buy or sell at. AFEX will advise a suitable target exchange rate and then monitor the markets for you. If the target exchange rate is reached, the Rate Order will be carried out on your behalf.

Window of opportunity for Rate Orders

Rate Orders can sit in the market for any length of time but are traditionally limited to 14 days. Some AFEX clients take advantage of fluctuations over as little as a couple of hours, however. Cancellations of Rate Orders can be executed verbally or in writing at any time.

Contact us TODAY for a no-obligation Risk Management consultation on 021 4350777 or Email Niall Dennehy



AFEX is a trusted global payment and risk management solutions specialist that dates back to 1979. They offer a comprehensive range of global payment and foreign exchange services, handling every aspect of a client’s foreign payment needs, from risk consultation to transaction execution, including;

  • Foreign Currency Drafts
  • Wire Transfers
  • Risk Management Tools and
  • Designated Account Executives.
Trusted Around the World

With a diverse client base of more than 25,000 active commercial clients including importers and exporters, educational and financial institutions, small businesses, multinational corporations and individuals, AFEX recognises the distinct requirements of each client.


“I have used AFEX for a number of years. They provide a very efficient, secure and flexible service. AFEX have assisted us in protecting our profit margins providing a wealth of experience in the Foreign Exchange Market. They are out trusted business partner

– Kieran Walsh, Director, Tiernaneill

“Our experience working with AFEX has been extremely positive. The account set up was quick and easy. Our Account Executive contacts us weekly to keep us informed and ensures we get the best rate when we want to trade. Using AFEX has helped us manage our foreign exchange risk.”

– Thomas McGirr, Financial Controller, Teeling Whiskey Company

 “Flybe have been using AFEX since 2011 to satisfy our currency requirements. In our time in working with them, we have received an extremely professional service and our Account Executive has continued to keep us up to date with any market movements. The communication has been brilliant, and if there is ever a problem, AFEX are eager and quick to find a solution.”

– Richard Cornish, Cash Manager, Flybe

 “The AFEX team provide a very professional, personal and specialist FX hedging service which satisfies our Spot, Forward and Options FX requirements. They also ensure the sending and receiving of funds all around the world is done in a timely and secure manner. They have improved the cash flow of Air Europa by offering excellent credit terms and by implementing products that have bettered our FX exposure. We use their online system around the clock to help us achieve the rates we require.

I wholeheartedly recommend AFEX to you as a partner of your international payments and FX hedging requirements.”

– Pilar Luque, Director of Finance, Air Europa

“I have been using Afex for 4 years now and have always found them to be professional, friendly and courteous. I have found their service to be highly efficient, cost effective and time saving compared to making foreign currency payments online through my bank. I have no hesitation in recommending Afex to any company that has dealings in foreign currency no matter what volume of transactions you have. If nothing else you will save money.”

– Dave O’Regan, Financial Controller, William O’Brien Crane Hire

Key Facts

  • AFEX (Associated Foreign Exchange) was founded in 1979.
  • Provide commercial foreign exchange solutions for businesses and private individuals, including a range of global payment and risk management solutions such as Spot Transactions, Forward Contracts and delivery.
  • Trading more than $15bn in foreign exchange each year.
  • One of the world’s largest non-bank, private providers of global payment solutions.
  • Presence spans the globe with offices across the United States, Australia, Europe, and a growing presence in the Middle East and Asia.
  • Licensed and regulated in all jurisdictions in which they operate.
  • Winners of the Deutsche Bank ‘Straight Through Processing Award’ five years in a row.

The Team


Niall Dennehy // Commercial Manager, Buckley Kiely & Co.

Prior to joining Buckley Kiely in October 2012, Niall  was employed by AIB Bank from 1970 to 2012. From 1980, Niall operated at management level in AIB branches in Carrick-On-Suir, Dungarvan, Skibbereen, Kanturk, Charleville and Tralee Business/Commercial Centre.  A trained negotiater, Niall provides consultancy and advice on Business Strategy, Strategic Financial Planning, Global Payments & Risk Management, Commercial Lending, Loan Restructuring and Debt Resolutions.

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Finian Brett // QFA, AFEX Ireland

Finian has worked with Afex since 2012 as a Senior Account Manager. Finian specialises in assisting clients with their FX hedging strategies, whilst also advising on day to day foreign payment (both incoming and outgoing) requirements.

Prior to joining Afex, Finian worked previously with Hibernian Insurance as a Financial Advisor, advising on a range of products from investments to pensions. Finian also previously established a broker business in 2005, providing a wide range of utilities products to SME clients, including telecoms and energy packages.

Finian offers expertise, across a range of industries, for clients who have exposure to Foreign Exchange and the current aggressive FX market fluctuations.

Contact us TODAY for a no-obligation Risk Management consultation on 021 4350777 or Email Niall Dennehy

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In the early years Buckley Kiely fulfilled the role of managing the setup and administration of the company, enabling me to focus on business development and the relationship grew on a needs basis from there. Although PCH is now a multi-national organisation we continue to maintain close involvement with Buckley Kiely and use their extensive experience and expertise. Their advice is invaluable as it is based on years of co-operation, integrity and success.

Liam Casey // CEO | PCH International

Cypress Semiconductor is headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has 7,100 employees worldwide serving more than 30,000 customers. Cypress delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. The Irish subsidiary of Cypress operates as a research and development centre, developing new Intellectual Property for several different product families in the Cypress Programmable Systems Division.

Sean Foley // Design Centre Manager | Cypress Semiconductor Ireland

From our initial contact we have built up a really good working relationship with various members of the team.  They have provided us with exceptional tax advice, at pivotal times in the development of the company and we have also benefited greatly from their expertise in areas of accounting, bookkeeping & payroll.  They are proactive in putting forward constructive suggestions and the impression is that they are genuinely looking out for our best interests.  I’m very happy to give them my recommendation – companies considering locating to Ireland couldn’t ask for a better partner!

Prashant Keshri // Sr. Director Finance | Entercoms

Through boom and bust, BK has continued to help keep us profitable and they are a great source of positive encouragement. Nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend BK without hesitation to anyone in business or thinking of starting a business – BK is a firm of accountants who are professional, knowledgeable, experienced and who will go the extra mile.

Tom Bryan // Owner & Managing Director | Toss Bryan

In particular, I have been impressed by the recent handling of our tax return, the various options presented and the clarification provided in meetings to the financial management team, both in Cork and in the US.  Better yet, Buckley Kiely has provided us with a clear understanding of tax implications/laws in Ireland, which will be of significant benefit to us when making decisions in the future.  Based on our experience, I am delighted to recommend Buckley Kiely & Co.

Jorge L. Rodriguez // President & CEO | Paciv Europe Limited

They have always been diligent, understanding and compassionate, irrespective of where in the world I’ve been, providing me with peace of mind, allowing me to seize opportunities without hesitation and do what I do best. Whether it has been non-profit, for-profit or personal, I am thankful to say I am a client.

[Cork native James Whelton co-founded the globe-spanning CoderDojo movement when he was just a teen. Now in his early 20’s, he is a world renowned tech entrepreneur focused on the emerging tech scene in the Middle East.]

James Whelton // Founder | CoderDojo

Buckley Kiely has been an invaluable partner to us at every stage of the development of our business; providing us with serviced offices (in the early days), outsourced bookkeeping and payroll, accounts compliancy, taxation and investor advice second to none. The team is made up of real experts in their fields, which has given us great confidence and comfort that our affairs are well looked after, and has freed us up to focus on developing our technology and promoting the Trustev brand and business.  I recommend Buckley Kiely to every IT start-up I know!

Pat Phelan // Formerly CEO | Trustev (since purchased by TransUnion)

They take care of all aspects of my business and  personal affairs ranging from; Accountancy, Tax, Pension Management through to Specialist Corporate advice. A true ”One Stop Shop” provided by a  Very Professional, Honest & Dedicated team. I would not hesitate to recommend them to prospective clients.

Tom Ruddy // Thomar Consulting Limited

A vital resource that has enabled our company not just in terms of compliancy, but has also ensured we are well positioned to make better decisions.

Marion O’Donovan // Strategic Director | O’Donovan Engineering Co. Ltd.

They have provided us with a range of services including Loan Book Reviews, Management Accounts, Infrastructure Review, Implementation of Computerised Accounts and Report Design, none of which could have been achieved without their knowledge and dedication.  They are always available at the end of the phone and we have built up a very good working relationship with their staff.

Newmarket Credit Union //

During this time they have carried out many varied financial services for us not least of which are the preparation of our annual audited accounts and taxation matters. Seamus and his team are always available for fast and immediate advice whenever it is needed and have been an invaluable resource for us in the day to day running of our company. No query is ever too big or too small for them and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential clients.

Tim Brosnan // Managing Director | Liscarroll Engineering Ltd

The level of preparation and attention to detail on this assignment was exemplary. The professional and efficient service supported a successful conclusion to the project. The assistance of Buckley Kiely meant that the project was brought in within budget and this service was much appreciated in the current climate.

Brian O’Dwyer // Financial Director | RTE Cork

After about 8 months of meeting Fearghal [Collins, Partner at Buckley Kiely] for coffee to bend his ear with my ideas and having received tremendous support and advice from the team at BK, we were finally ready to go – along with business partner Dave Ronayne, chief executive of Irish Mainport Holdings and IBEC’s regional president for Cork, we launched Republic of Work in 2016. Buckley Kiely has been of tremendous support to us during our first year of business – I couldn’t imagine doing it without them.

DC Cahalane // Founder & CEO | Republic of Work

From a one-man-band to a fully-fletched orchestra – for almost 40 years, we have engaged Buckley Kiely & Co. as our accountant and business advisor. During that time, they have grown from strength to strength and have never backed away from any task given to them. They have always implemented the latest technology and employed top class human resources. In so doing, today they can deliver a full package of services required by any company and their employees.


Tomas Lagerqvist // CEO | Ossian AB

I met Richard Fowler of Buckley Kiely Wealth Management who gave me great advice on the best options. This was invaluable to me as it gave me peace of mind, in particular, given the uncertainties with the Euro and the banks. Many advisers out there are not independent, whereas Richard provided independent fee- based advice on what was in my mother’s best interests. The service provided by Richard and his staff is excellent, very efficient and professional.  I have no hesitation in recommending this service to anyone looking for professional, independent advice.

Nicholas O’Callaghan //

Their work was carried out in a very professional  and time efficient manner while at all times remaining sensitive to the potential concerns that such a review will raise for the personnel working in that department.  The final report delivered by Buckley Kiely provided the Board with a number of key system and process improvement recommendations and a capacity and cost benchmarking assessment which have been the foundation for a restructuring of the department into a more cost and process efficient cost centre.  The Board of Movies @ are grateful to Buckley Kiely and would highly recommend them.

Karen Reid // Movies @ Dundrum

It opened up many possibilities that I never knew I had, in fact, possibilities I thought I didn’t have or would ever have.  It’s certainly worth having a consultation with Richard and Paul as they make things easy to understand. It has definitely changed my life for the better.

Billy S. // Retired Bank Manager

Buckley Kiely was my first choice as accountant for BuiltInCork and they also provide financial support and advise to many of the startup members of the group.

DC Cahalane // Founder | BuiltInCork

Buckley Kiely are very professional while at the same time being very friendly and approachable. They have an excellent understanding of the pharmacy sector and have been instrumental over the years in helping to redevelop and modernise our business when required. Most recently they played a proactive role in the sale of the business, providing tax planning advice, dealing with due diligence and solicitors. The firm also provides sound, long-term financial advice. Buckley Kiely and I share our 40th anniversary as Seamus set up the business the same year that I qualified as a pharmacist, back in 1977 – I’d like to congratulate them on 40 years of excellent service.

Tim Doody // Pharmacist (previous Owner)

This [Automated Business Reporting] has completely transformed our monthly financial reporting, making it fast, reliable and so much easier.

Melanie Murphy // Director | The PrintWorks Group

This has hugely reduced the time we spent creating reports each month and the information is now more reliable, accurate and comparable!

Dorren Browne // Director | Rathoneen Limited t/a White Sands Hotel & Kate Browne's Pub & Restaurant


Team Buckley Kiely

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Seamus Buckley


John Kiely


John Flynn

Managing Partner

Fearghal Collins


Niall Dennehy

Commercial Business Manager

James Kiely

Director of Tax

Rosemary Farrell

Tax Advisor

Anne Murray

Tax Advisor

Jim Crowley

Tax Advisor

Yvonne Murphy

Audit Manager

Andrew Moynihan


Barry O’Neill

Business Support Manager

Denis Crowley


Michael Murray


Hilda O’Donovan

Management Consultant

Sam Lee

Senior Management Accountant

Norah O’Dwyer

Management Accountant

Alan O’Connell


Joe Duggan


Shane Harrington


Richard Fowler

Director - Buckley Kiely Wealth

Paul Buckley

Financial Planner - Buckley Kiely Wealth

Marian Fitzgibbon

Financial Services Administrator

Hilda Walsh

Administrative Receptionist


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