Meet Our Team

Ricardo Albrecht
Payroll Administrator

Ricardo started his career in Brazil and has been living in Ireland for almost Five years now. He has a Master’s Degree in ‘Management Development in Human Resources’ as well as more than fifteen years’ experience in the payroll and human resources sector in Brazil. He has worked in the Accounts Departments of various companies, to senior management level. Ricardo is committed to identifying areas for improvement & creative ways to be more efficient in his given projects and tasks. He has a keen interest in all things sporting, especially outdoor sports such as running and swimming. On his time off, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Helen Blyth

Helen is a qualified chartered accountant with a Bachelor of Business Studies honours degree from Dublin City University. She has 17 years’ experience in a number of accounting roles in the financial services and BPO sectors. She has recently joined MBSL and manages a portfolio of both indigenous Irish and US owned companies. Outside of the office she is busy with a young family and enjoys travelling and being active.

Matthew Boswell

Matt has 8 years’ accounting experience working in industry, including managing a small team, prior to joining MBSL in 2017. He is currently preparing for his final Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams. As well as his accounting responsibilities, he is involved in the ongoing development of MBSL’s accounting packages and other software. Matt speaks several European languages, loves travelling and reading and has a keen interest in cutting edge technology.

Audrey Dugan
Office Manager

Audrey holds an honours Bachelor degree in Business and Marketing and is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist with over 16 years of senior administration and office management experience. Audrey has worked across various fields, with a focus primarily in finance and property, both in Ireland and the USA. In addition to managing the busy MBSL office day to day, Audrey is implementing and expanding new marketing and CRM systems, and provides a wide range of company secretarial support. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys family life with two small children to keep her busy and in her down time enjoys cooking as a way to unwind at the end of a busy day.

Karl Houghton
Head of Consulting Services

Karl joined MBSL in 1999 to lead the Consulting Services Division. Karl is an FCCA with over 20 years post qualification experience and has significant senior level exposure with a portfolio of both public and private sector clients. He has worked alongside senior management in sectors such as third level education, IT and Pharma. Karl has specialist Information Security knowledge having successfully spearheaded MBSL's Certification to ISO27001. He is IT focused and has worked with numerous ERP and financial software packages including SAP, Hyperion, and Sage. Karl prides himself in exceeding the expectation of clients and going the extra mile to get the job done. Karl enjoys fine art and street art, contemporary music, and is a keen street photographer. Karl has three young children that keep him on his toes.

Umar Hayat

Umar is an AAT qualified accountant originally based in the UK and now residing in Ireland. For the last several years he has been eagerly building his accountancy knowledge and experience working for clients from the IT, education, real estate, healthcare, hospitality and construction sectors in the UK. He has recently joined MBSL and is currently undertaking studies in ACCA to develop both academically and professionally. He is friendly, hard-working, driven, responsible and self-motivated Outside of work he enjoys travelling, socialising, meeting new people, all kinds of sports, keeping active and up-to-date with world events.

Ayo Laiyemo
Head of Accounting Services

Ayo heads the accounting services unit in MBSL with overall responsibility for business process outsourcing service delivery. He has over 17 years’ experience in business process outsourcing, financial reporting and financial services. He started his career with Andersen Nigeria (now KPMG). He joined Citigroup in January 2000. As a result of his excellent performance, he was selected to join the Citigroup management associate leadership programme where he received training on all aspects of banking. He worked briefly with Access Bank Plc as Cash Management team lead before joining MBSL in 2006. Ayo is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting with first class honours. He is a highly focused, self-motivated and target driven professional. He is able to quickly identify problems and successfully implement solutions. He is married with two very energetic boys. He enjoys soccer and actively participates in charity fund raising at his local church.

Gerry Mcnally

Gerry is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland. He trained in PwC and worked in a number of SMEs before setting up a chartered accountancy practice in 1992 which evolved into MBSL seeing the niche to provide outsourced accounting and finance function services to SMEs. He is passionate about the importance of the SME sector to the Irish economy and is the key driver of technology in MBSL to service our clients. Outside of work, Gerry has a continuing passion for Chelsea FC (he has supported them since 1970 so cannot be accused of jumping on a band wagon, but can be described as being very old) and loves all things Italian.

Tony Murphy
Trainee Accountant

Tony has completed his training with the Accounting Technician (Diploma) with Accounting Technicians Ireland. His current responsibilities include day to day bookkeeping and company secretarial support. Previously Tony has gained experience through a varied business career to date, namely in estimating, sales and a decade in the print finishing industry. In his spare time Tony enjoys hill walking, business affairs and has a keen interest in aviation.

John McDonnell
Part Qualified

John is part qualified accountant . At MBSL John works with clients in the medical, financial, academic and digital industries. John joined MBSL from industry having worked as an accountant for an architectural modelling firm with offices in the UK and Ireland. Before his career as an accountant he worked in the retail and hospitality industries. John loves reading, travelling and attending theatre and the movies and keeping up with current world and domestic affairs.

Laura McGee
Senior Accountant

Laura is a qualified chartered accountant and has an honours degree in accountancy from the National College of Ireland. She has spent the last 11 years in practice and industry and has experience in a wide variety of SME's and in larger multinational environments. In her spare time Laura is an avid reader and enjoys travelling.

Kieran O'Brien

Kieran is a graduate of University College Dublin and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987. He started his professional life in PwC, before spending four years in the music industry with Sony Music and then joining Gerry McNally in 1998 to form MBSL. He has more than 25 years experience of working with clients across a wide range of sectors, both within the SME and multinational sectors, helping them to focus on their key business drivers by providing both efficient and effective outsourcing back office solutions, and sound business advice. Kieran has a keen interest in all things sporting, especially any games that involve a ball, albeit active sporting participation has probably changed over more recent years, away from those physically demanding and heavy time commitment sports, as family time and age take their place.

Mirek Olejarczyk
IT Administrator

Mirek has over 9 years’ experience in IT industry. He is working with MBSL as an IT Administrator. Mirek loves being challenged and learning new technologies. He thrives on introducing technologies which improve users experience in work. His interests include web programming, cyber security, amateur astronomy and astrophysics.

Elaine Ryan
Senior Accountant

Elaine is a chartered certified accountant and joined MBSL in September 2013 having previously spent 14 years working in accounting and finance. Having trained with a small practice in Kildare, Elaine previously worked with a variety of SMEs managing their day to day accounting & and software needs. She now also looks after some of our US based clients providing the monthly management reporting packs to their head office. Elaine is also currently leading the MBSL data migration project to a Cloud based accounting solution. Elaine has a passion for music outside of work and keeps active by participating in equestrian activities.

Jeff Sherwin
Trainee Accountant

Jeff is a part qualified accountant of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an honours Bachelor degree in Accountancy & Human Resource Management from The National College of Ireland. After graduation, he trained with two medium sized audit practices in South Dublin before joining MBSL in January 2015. Jeff’s core area of interest lies in the provision of Income Tax services to clients. Jeff has a passion for sport outside of work and keeps active by participating in both football and basketball on a regular basis at club level

Izabela Szmaj
Trainee Accountant

Izabela is a Trainee Accountant with a Degree in International Economics and Social Science. She is an enthusiastic, highly motivated accountancy student at Accountancy School in Dublin with an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF5). In her spare time Izabela enjoys travelling with passion for long mountain walks and snowboarding

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