Pat O'Brien

Senior Consultant, BDO Dublin

Employment Tax Services

Executive summary


Pat is a Senior Consultant in our Employment Tax Services group, to which he brings over 40 years’ experience of dealing with employment and personal taxes, gained both in the Irish Revenue service, and in public practice with leading international and Irish firms.



Pat specialises in the area of Employment Taxes, covering a range of areas including Revenue payroll tax (PAYE) audits, remuneration planning, share schemes, global mobility and social insurance. He has advised several of the largest global and Irish companies in relation to Irish tax issues affecting those companies and their employees across a range of industries, including financial services, ICT, aviation and professional services.

Pat has written and lectured extensively for professional bodies, including the Irish Tax Institute. He has also represented the Institute in discussions with the Irish Revenue Commissioners and the Department of Finance on the development of policy and practices in the employment tax sphere.