MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) Christmas Party 2014
MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) staff opened the Christmas season’s celebrations with the Firm Christmas Party on the 19thDecember 2014. The evening kicked off with pre-dinner drinks and refreshments in Kiely’s in Donnybrook, followed by dinner in The Greenery Restaurant, Donnybrook. The agenda for the night included some brilliant singing performance from the 2014 new joiners, who demonstrated their musical talents with a vast repertoire of Christmas Carrols. Later that night, everyone was presented with a Kris Kindle gift that had to be opened publicly. The event provided a pleasant and enjoyable occasion to exchange Christmas wishes and celebrate the end of 2014.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
US Secondment Programme 2015
Six members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) Financial Services team have been selected to travel to the United States in January 2015 to partake in a 12 week Funds Audit Secondment Programme with EisnerAmper LLP (“EisnerAmper”). EisnerAmper is a leading full-service advisory and accounting firm, and is among the largest in the United States, with nearly 1,200 employees, including 180 partners. Recognised internationally as one of the premier firms providing advisory, audit, and tax services to financial services entities and portfolio companies, EisnerAmper serves more than 1,000 hedge funds, private equity funds and other fund entities.
Assistant Managers Karl Purcell and Roisin Cahill will travel to EisnerAmper’s office in San Francisco, while Andrew Duignan, Michael O’Malley, Louise Reynolds and Josie Egan will be based in EisnerAmper’s New York City office. EisnerAmper team members at both locations will be joined by Secondees from firms located in Europe, South Africa and New Zealand.
The Secondment Programme will begin with a week of in-house Hedge Fund Audit Training provided by EisnerAmper’s Learning & Development Team. Upon completion of training, MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland)secondees will join EisnerAmper’s Hedge Fund Audit Teams to manage and work on a range of audits over the course of their secondment.
To learn more about the services offered by EisnerAmper to companies and service providers in the Financial Services sector, visit this page.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Ireland France Business Awards 2014
Roisin Cahill, Assistant Manager, and Orla Brennan, Supervisor, both members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team, attended the Ireland France Business Awards 2014 and Gala Dinner on Thursday, 27 November at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. The annual event is organised by the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce and NetworkIrelande.
Guests were joined on the night by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD (pictured below with Roisin Cahill), H.E. Jean-Pierre Thébault (Ambassador of France to Ireland), H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ambassador of Ireland to France) and Matthias Fekl, the French Minister of State for Foreign Trade.
MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) is an active member of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce. For more information on MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business service offering, please visit our website.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
CPA Final Exams Success
Congratulations to David Carroll, a member of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) Financial Services department, who recently passed his final set of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams with distinction. David achieved 1stplace in Advanced Taxation and will be conferred by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) of Ireland on 6 December 2014. David’s final exam subjects included:
- Advanced Taxation
- Business Strategy & Leadership
- Advanced Audit & Assurance
Run in the Dark 2014
On the 12th of November 2014 Emanuela Zamboni and Patrick Thornton participated in the Dublin Run in the Dark 5k race. Over 3,000 runners participated in the event. Emanuela and Patrick both had stellar performances finishing 29th and 7th in their respective divisions!
The Life Style Sports Run in the Dark raises awareness and funding for Mark Pollock’s mission to cure spinal cord injuries.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) attends the Web Summit
Cormac Doyle, Partner and Roisin Cahill, Assistant Manager, soaked up the atmosphere at the Web Summit 2014 in Dublin. The Web Summit, which is Europe’s largest technology conference, attracted over 20,000 attendees (not including the multi-coloured woolly guests of honour), and a number of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) clients were involved as both speakers and attendees.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Dublin Marathon 2014
Congratulations to Cormac Doyle and Emanuela Zamboni who ran the Dublin Marathon on the 27thOctober, a second marathon in 7 months for Cormac, and a third in 12 months for Emanuela! Both Emanuela and Cormac managed to finish under 5 hours, despite the challenging weather conditions, injuries picked up during training, lack of training, and some trials and tribulations along the way on 26.2 miles course!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) Programme
Members of MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) have been participating in the JAI Programme throughout 2014. Several members of staff completed the Easter and Autumn term programmes, with more members of staff scheduled to participate during the coming months. Sarabeth McGuire completed the Easter term programme in the Guardian Angels National School in Blackrock, which involved teaching 30 students as part of ‘Our Families Programme’ over a period of 6 weeks. ‘Our Families Programme’ discusses the role of families in the local economy. The programme involved visiting the school and teaching a 5 week lesson plan. Following the completion of the programme, each member of the class received a participation certificate and a party was organised for the students by MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland).
JAI is part of a worldwide organisation reaching out to 9.3 million young people each year, encouraging them to remain in education. The next round of participation for MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland in the JAI programme will be November 2014, with additional volunteers from MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) participating in several schools across Dublin.
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Ireland Fund Young Leaders, Irish Run the World Global 5k
Congratulations to Dean Roche and Patrick Thornton for taking part in the Ireland Fund Young Leaders, Irish Run the World Global 5k, that took place in the Leopardstown racecourse on Saturday 4 October 2014. The event span over 20hrs, and covered over 50km, in 11 different cities and 4 different countries. Patrick Thornton won the Dublin race in an impressive time of 17:17, with Dean Roche finishing in the Top 10.
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September 2014 – 5K Team Challenge
Congratulations to Cormac Doyle, David Marmion, Dean Roche and Emanuela Zamboni for taking part in the Grant Thornton 5K Team Challenge that took place in the Dublin Docklands on Tuesday 2nd September 2014. The MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) team came in with a overall time of 1:32:50, placing 205th out of 773 teams.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Samsung Night Run
Congratulations to David Marmion, Dean Roche, Emanuela Zamboni, Stephen Reilly and Sarabeth McGuire on completing the Samsung Night Run Cork VS Dublin, which took place on Sunday, 27 April in Dublin city centre. The weeks of hard training paid off and four of the runners put in an impressive performance coming in sub-50 minutes and well under the average time of 55 minutes recorded for Dublin. Well done also to the newbie of the team, Sarabeth McGuire, who superbly managed to complete her first 10 km run!
Along with over 5,000 competitors in Dublin and over 1,000 in Cork, MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) team helped raise funds for local schools. The team is planning future events throughout the remainder of the year and is welcoming any new participants!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
All Roads Lead To Rome
MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) was well represented at the Rome City Marathon with Alanna O’Doherty, Cormac Doyle, Karl Purcell and Emanuela Zamboni all successfully completing the challenging course!
It was a first time running a marathon for 3 of the team (Emanuela is a native Italian and a veteran of 3 previous marathons which everyone agreed gave her a distinct competitive advantage!). All of the team finished in relatively full health and in great times! Cormac, the group’s elder statesman, led them home with Emanuela, Karl and Alanna finishing joint second. It was a great achievement for all the team given the challenging conditions on the day, old age (Cormac), injuries picked up in training (Alanna) and a lack of training or a decent pair of runners (Karl)!
Next on the agenda for the MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) elite athletics department is a crack at a sub 4 hour run in the Dublin City Marathon in October, and they are opening membership for any new participants!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →