P. Cahill & Company opened its doors on Pearse street, Ballina near the old Moy hotel in 1977 and Padraic's very first employee from that year is still with the firm today.
Padraic's original client was Martin A. McAndrew, a popular businessman from the town who ran a successful concrete products business amongst other ventures.
P. Cahill & Company's first permanent premises was at Walsh Street in Ballina. The firm was a pioneer in the use of technology in accounting, introducing computerized accounts production in early 1980.
Our reputation as auditors has been hard-earned. I am proud of the effort by all our staff in achieving it...Padraic Cahill
After a period of consolidation the firm began to expand rapidly with the addition of Pauric Trautt to the staff.
Pauric's drive and initiative brought a new impetus to the firm and his already extensive client portfolio necessitated more staff hires and a larger premises. Shortly after making the move to Pound Street, P.Cahill & Company became Cahill and Trautt.
The new partnership continued to go from strength to strength. Peter Dooley was hired to help manage an increasingly large and varied client base, and a staff that was to grow to number fifteen employees including seven qualified accountants.
Pauric Trautt's drive and initiative brought a new impetus to the firm ... P.Cahill & Company became Cahill and Trautt.
Once again the company found itself in a situation where it had outgrown its current premises.
In 2009 Cahill & Trautt made the short move from Pound Street to a new premises on the second floor of the newly rebuilt Shaws building on Garden Street.
The new building is constructed to the highest commercial standards — featuring air conditioned offices, full wheelchair accessibility, 24 hour secure underground car-parking, 15 separate offices, a boardroom and a recreation area for staff.
From its humble beginnings, the firm has now established itself in a first rate premises that offers the kind of comfort, facilities and privacy that our staff and clients deserve.