Darren McDowell FCA, BSc

Senior Partner

Work Info

Years in the industry


Years in HM


Specialist areas

Assurance, Business Advice, Business Valuations

Professional Memberships

Chartered Accountants Ireland, Past Chairman

Personal Info


2 dogs

Town grew up in


Interesting to know...

Your Saturday in 3 words

Running, Dad Stuff

Favourite Movie Line

"Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary" - Dead Poets Society

Desert Island Disk

Thunderstruck, AC/DC

Area of Expertise

Assurance and general business advice working with Homegrown NI companies, including family businesses, professional services businesses and knowledge based high growth companies.  As senior partner Darren is also responsible for the overall management and direction of Harbinson Mulholland.   

Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc Accountancy Queens University Belfast
  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) 
  • A particular interest in transaction support and business valuations

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) 
  • Darren is a past Chairman of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society (a district society of Chartered Accountants Ireland representing over 3,500 members)
  • Darren is an active contributor to Catalyst in Belfast through the provision of frameworks courses and other engagements and speaks regularly a business seminars and events
  • He is the Chair of the NI Family Business Forum


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