David Skelly is a chartered accountant afflicted by the racing and bloodstock gene that results in more wishful thinking than one finds at Rome’s Trevi Fountain.

He practices as a self-employed accountant in Carrick-on-Suir, South Tipperary for the past 17 years and in the past has worked for Ballydoyle – the great “M.V.” – and Coolmore where he was financial controller and project accountant to the Magnier family. His clients represent a broad spectrum of enterprising entrepreneurs from the bloodstock industry where the quotidian challenges are handled in a calm and professional manner.

Loves the challenge of the betting ring and was influenced by seminal books on the subject of horse racing betting by Alan Potts’ “Against The Tide”, America’s Andy Beyer and Gavin Priestley’s analytical approach to “investment” to name but three. Early memories range from the South Lodge stables of Adrian Maxwell to balmy Saturday afternoons spent in the Phoenix Park and Leopardstown.

My professional services and expertise cover the following areas:

Accounts and Assurance

Bookkeeping and IT systems

Payroll services

Revenue On Line and Revenue Enquiry

Consultancy for a variety of subjects – investment, HR issues, banking relationships etc.

I have a very successful record dealing with Revenue investigations and have assisted a number of clients in dealing successfully with the banking crisis.

My in-depth knowledge of the bloodstock industry allows me to advise clients to avoid unnecessary risks and pitfalls and our tax planning strategies have proven very successful.

My commentaries on the economics and business of the bloodstock industry have been published in The Irish Field.

We will never charge for initial consultations.

'The Accountant who knows his Assert from his Elbio'