After graduating from U.C.C. with a B.Comm, Paul trained in Hutchinson Kelly & Co., South Mall in Cork.

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003. Having worked in Buckley Kiely & Co., Blackrock, Cork and Anthony Ryan & Co., Enniscorthy, Paul established Doran & Co. in June 2004.

Paul serves as treasurer on the board of management of the local primary school and is involved on the committee of local sporting organisations.