26th October 2011 – Ormsby & Rhodes celebrates its Centenary
Ormsby & Rhodes, one of the last remaining accountancy firms in Ireland still practicing under its original name, marked the centenary of its establishment this week. The firm was founded in Dublin in 1911 by Arthur Ormsby and Ernest Rhodes from an office lent to them by solicitors Matheson, Ormsby & Prentice. Today the firm employs approximately 50 people, catering for national and international clients and is consistently ranked amongst Ireland’s Top 20 accountancy firms.
Speaking at a special reception to mark the centenary, Geoffrey Lewis, Partner, Ormsby & Rhodes, said “When Ormsby & Rhodes was established, accountancy was still a relatively young profession with just 100 members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Today, there are over 20,000 members, reflecting the growing importance of the profession. With growth comes responsibility. As a firm, that responsibility has been central to our ethos and is reflected in the integrity of our work on behalf of our clients.”
Amongst those who spoke at the reception, which was held in Chartered Accountants House, were John Hannaway, President, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Paddy Prior, retired Finance Director, Primark, one of the firm’s longest standing clients. BKR, the leading international association of independent accounting, taxation and business advisory firms, was represented by Bob Rothenberg MBE, Blick Rothenberg, Immediate Past Chairman. Ormsby & Rhodes is the Irish member of BKR International, which has over 135 members located in major markets throughout the world.