Our company in a nutshell

Cloud accountants for SaaS, eCommerce and digital business

First Accounts was born out of the desire to guide SaaS founders and digital entrepreneurs. We want to ensure that your business succeeds – we do this by helping you raise finance, install robust business processes and stay compliant with the law.

About the founders: 

Colin Sweetman, ACCA – Operations Director

I am a Chartered Certified Accountant and first became interested in accounting from a technological aspect in 2014. I oversaw the migration of a £24 million turnover retailer making it paperless and automatic. I really enjoy creating and transforming business processes, either with workarounds, hacks or starting from scratch.

Mark Sweetman, ACA – Managing Director

As a Chartered Accountant I’ve built my experience working within the SaaS and digital technology industries, growing early-stage businesses from the inside. I help digital entrepreneurs understand their companies and ensure they have all the tools they require to succeed and thrive. I love adopting new tech solutions and making use of these to increase efficiency within our clients’ businesses.

What we're all about

We help first-time business owners get it right

We offer accounting services but we do it in a way that suits first-time business owners who are trying to 'keep it lean' but still want to ensure they're doing everything right.

If you've just set up business in Ireland for the first time, here's how First Accounts can help you.

First Accounts will inspire you to run a business that is…


Accounting is too often seen as a necessary evil to keep the taxman at bay. We hope to inspire entrepreneurs to invest in their accounting function in order to maximise the value that their business is capable of bringing.


We won’t be beaten on quality, and neither should you. Our services represent an investment that will add value to your company by ensuring proper financial management, from cash flow to profitability.


By using the best and most up-to-date technology available, you are making your business highly efficient and reducing running costs. Ultimately it means you are not overpaying for accounting services.

First Accounts Business Partners

Tax Automation Software


We partnered with Botfiler because it is increasingly becoming the best way for Irish businesses to consolidate their VAT reports on one platform. In terms of accounting, this is a godsend because it means we can reconcile sales and cash by integrating Botfiler with Xero, and Botfiler to ROS.ie.

What It Does
  • Single platform, multiple bots
  • Integrates with Xero, and other cloud accounting software
  • Extremely useful insights and reporting tools
  • Integrates with any Irish SME using Xero, Quickbooks or Sage One
  • Very easy to set up and integrate
  • 24/7 support
  • Cloud-based, so let’s you work from anywhere
Accounting Software

Xero & Hubdoc

We partnered with Xero because it is simply the best cloud accounting software at an affordable monthly price range. Xero brings your business better productivity, project management, and people management. It also brings quicker sales, faster payments, and happier customers. With over 500 apps in the Xero marketplace, the sky is the limit. We’ll help you find and trial the best apps for your business and industry.

What It Does
  • Automatic Bank Feeds
  • One-click Invoice reminders
  • Hubdoc OCR (automatic data entry)
  • PDF to data
  • Excellent Reporting Tools
  • Multiple users at no extra costs
  • Multi-currency
  • Process VAT with our workaround
Banking Software


With Revolut, we had already been recommending our clients use this service long before we partnered with them because simply, they have everything a  small business needs, and are constantly striving to improve their offering. Essentially, they are a digital alternative to the big banks.

  • Multi-currency
  • Multi business; multi-account
  • Physical and Virtual debit cards
  • Direct Debit enabled
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What It Does
  • Open an account in less than 2 days
  • Very functional mobile app
  • 24/7 support
  • Fully integrates with modern cloud accounting software