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EisnerAmper Global welcomes Singapore member

EisnerAmper Ireland is delighted to welcome EisnerAmper Singapore to the EisnerAmper Global network.  EisnerAmper Global is a specialist network of independent member firms operating in key financial services and international trading hubs.  EisnerAmper Global member firms provide clients with access to the expertise of 200 partners and 2,000 professionals globally, with office locations including New York, Miami, San Francisco, Cayman, Dublin and Singapore.

EisnerAmper Singapore, formerly Saw Meng Tee & Partners PAC, provides specialist accounting, advisory, outsourcing,and risk & regulatory services to international and domestic clients operating in Singapore and across Asia.  At EisnerAmper Singapore’s launch, Managing Partner Saw Meng Tee noted that EisnerAmper Singapore’s vision is to be “recognised as one of Singapore’s leading professional services firms in the specialist areas of financial services, corporate solutions and advisory”.  EisnerAmper Ireland and Saw Meng Tee & Partners PAC have been working closely together over the past 18 months to further develop existing ties between Ireland and Singapore.

For enquiries, please contact Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business, EisnerAmper Ireland or Saw Meng Tee, Managing Partner, EisnerAmper Singapore.

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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts Christmas Party and ‘DNA Awards’ for 2017

On 1 December 2017, EisnerAmper Ireland hosted its annual Christmas Party in The Greenery, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 where all staff enjoyed a three-course meal and drinks.  The agenda for the evening included EAI’s inaugural ‘DNA Awards 2017’.

The awards were presented to EisnerAmper Ireland’s staff members who have illustrated our DNA in action in 2017.  The winners were awarded with a crystal plaque to celebrate their achievements by Frank Keane, Head of International Business and Human Resources Partner.

The five elements of our DNA are Niche Markets, Specialist Services, Global Connectivity, People & Culture and Innovation.  The five winners for 2017 were:

To find out more about a career with EisnerAmper Ireland, check out our careers page.

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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts The Academy 2017 for sixth consecutive year

On 16 and 17 November 2017, the sixth EisnerAmper Ireland Academy residential programme was held in Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel in Gorey, Co. Wexford. The theme of the programme was “The EisnerAmper Ireland High-Performance Lab” and included workshops, technical & skills training and team building exercises.

The theme of this year’s programme was ‘The EAI High-Performance Lab’ and included workshops, technical training and team building and knowledge exercises reaffirming the five elements of our DNA (Niche Market Focus, Specialist Services, Global Connectivity, People & Culture and Innovation).

Speakers included Lisa Jacob, a coach and former Irish International hockey player with 139 caps; Karl O’Neill, Chief Knowledge Instructor, Pilot Training and Standards with Aer Lingus; Job Dieleman, Regional Director for the Americas with Allinial Global; Saw Meng Tee, Founder & Partner at Saw Meng Tee & Partners PAC in Singapore; Niall Devine, CEO & Simon Hogan, Chief Software Engineer with FinReg Global Solutions; and Peter Cogan, Partner with EisnerAmper LLP and Co-chair of the Firm’s Financial Services Group.

Participants also enjoyed some downtime where they could avail of the award-winning facilities the hotel has to offer and also enjoyed a three-course meal in the beautiful surroundings of Marlfield House . To learn more about the EisnerAmper Ireland Academy please click here.

If you’d like to join our team, see our career opportunities here.

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EisnerAmper Ireland present graduate opportunities to LIT students

On Wednesday 15 November 2017, EisnerAmper Ireland’s Zoe Maloney, Trainee in Tax, Niamh Hickey, Senior in Financial Services and Laura Cowman, Human Resources Executive, visited Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) to meet with students and provide details about graduate opportunities with EisnerAmper Ireland and answer questions about our Accounting and Tax Graduate Programmes. The event was well-attended and a great opportunity to advise the next generation of Chartered Accountants on how to kick-start their careers.

If you want to kick-start your career in accountancy with real-world, hands-on experience, in a firm where dedication and commitment are recognised, valued and nurtured, please check out our Careers page or email

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EisnerAmper Ireland takes part in roundtable discussion with Ibec, Australian Embassy and Irish Australia Chamber of Commerce

On Friday 27 October, Gavin Redmond, Supervisor in EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business Team, attended a roundtable with Alison Burrows, Australian Chief Negotiator in upcoming EU-Australia trade negotiations.  The event, hosted by Ibec, was a collaboration with the Embassy of Australia in Ireland and the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce.

On 13 September, the European Commission recommended that the EU launch trade negotiations with Australia.  In addition to guaranteeing access to the Australian market, the Commission hopes to secure a deal that will provide a solid platform for deeper integration with wider Asia-Pacific value chains.  The event was an opportunity to present the Irish business position and receive a high-level briefing on the proposed free-trade area (FTA). Among the items discussed were Brexit, Europe as a leader in Free Trade following the U.S.A.’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, opportunities and threats posed by the FTA and the mutual recognition of “behind-the-border” barriers to trade.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we create business and compliance solutions to make trade happen.  This includes assisting and advising global technology and life sciences businesses, financial institutions and their advisors on internationalisation.  To read more about our services to the International business community, see our International Trade page.

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EisnerAmper Ireland attends a Members Soiree at the French Residence

On Thursday 26 October, Barry Horan and Thomas Territt from EisnerAmper Ireland International Business team, attended a Members Soirée at the French Résidence organised by the Ireland France Chamber of Commerce.  The event was a great opportunity to meet the new French Ambassador, and to network with fellow members of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce, who represent senior management in the Franco-Irish business community.

For further details on how our International Business team can assist you, please click here.

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EisnerAmper Ireland’s Funds Team Take Part in Hedge Fund Audit Training with EisnerAmper US

On Monday 23 October and Tuesday 24 October 2017, Claudia Osmar, Partner in EisnerAmper New York office, and Sheila Handler, Director in EisnerAmper New York office, travelled to Dublin to provide a two-day Hedge Fund Audit training session to members of EisnerAmper Ireland’s specialist Funds team.

The training session provided EisnerAmper’s Dublin team with specialist insights on issues impacting Hedge Funds as well as EisnerAmper LLP’s audit methodologies.  This trip reflects EisnerAmper Ireland’s global niche strategy and the collegiate nature of EisnerAmper Global in action.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we create business and compliance solutions for Asset Managers, Funds & Investment Firms – providing audit, internal audit, risk & regulatory, tax and advisory services.  If you have any queries or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact Ray Kelly, Ian Wilson and Tom Brennan.

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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts Governance and Regulatory Update for Fund iNEDs

On 5 October 2017, EisnerAmper Ireland hosted a Governance and Regulatory Update for Fund iNEDs in Shanahan’s on the Green, Dublin 2.  The evening provided a great opportunity to connect with Fund iNEDs and to introduce members of our team, including Nick Tsafos, Audit Partner in EisnerAmper’s New York office and Chairman of the Board of EisnerAmper Global.

Ray Kelly, Audit Partner, Ian Wilson, Audit Director and Tom Brennan, Risk & Regulatory Partner at EisnerAmper Ireland, spoke about

  • Implementing EU Audit Reform – what iNEDs need to know to oversee compliance
  • Key financial reporting considerations for iNEDs
  • Distilling CP 86’s requirements – what iNEDs need to know about the Organisational Effectiveness role

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we create business and compliance solutions for asset managers and their Fund iNEDs – providing audit, internal audit, risk & regulatory, tax and advisory services.  If you have any queries or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact Tom Brennan, Ray Kelly or Ian Wilson.

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EisnerAmper Ireland joins “Ireland: Gateway to Europe” in San Francisco & Palo Alto

EisnerAmper Ireland’s Cormac Doyle, Partner and Head of Tax and Jennifer Kelly, Partner and Head of Outsourcing travelled to San Francisco and Palo Alto to take part in “Ireland: Gateway to Europe“. Co-founded by EisnerAmper Ireland in 2012, “Ireland:Gateway to Europe” is a not-for-profit collective of Irish service providers who showcase Ireland as Europe’s premier investment location by providing international companies seeking to expand into Europe with a secure resource network for business expansion, and access to an experienced, professional network of service providers. 2017 is the first year the event has taken place, both in the UK in April and in the US in September.

On 27 September 2017, Ireland: Gateway to Europe hosted “An Evening Celebrating Transatlantic Culture” in the EisnerAmper San Francisco office. The evening consisted of drinks, canapés and discussions on building transatlantic work culture with Twitter, AdRoll and Netflix and welcomed alumni of Trinity College Dublin and Boston College.

The evening featured a ‘fireside chat’ with Patty McCord. Patty served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 12 years and co-authored the Netflix Culture Deck, a presentation that has achieved more than 16 million views. According to Harvard Business Review, Netflix Culture Deck “reinvented HR” and Sheryl Sandberg has said it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.”

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EisnerAmper LLP Recognised as Best North American Accounting Firm at Hedgeweek’s U.S. Service Providers Awards

Our US colleagues, EisnerAmper LLP, have been voted the Best North American Accounting Firm by Hedgeweek, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading publications in the United States, at its annual Hedgeweek U.S. Service Providers Awards gala in New York City. Hedgeweek’s audience of investors and fund managers were independently surveyed by the publication to measure service provider excellence.

“We are extremely proud to be named as the Best North American Accounting firm by Hedgeweek’s readers. Our selection as Best North American Accounting Firm speaks to the commitment that our partners and staff have to provide our clients with an unmatched combination of service and expertise,” said Charly Weinstein, EisnerAmper LLP’s Chief Executive Officer.

For further details on how EisnerAmper Ireland’s Funds & Private Equity team can assist you, please click here.

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Frank Napolitani publishes articles with HFM

Frank Napolitani, our colleague from EisnerAmper LLP and Director of EA Financial Services team, recently published two interesting articles with HFM US.  In his article “Due Diligence and Manager Selection”, Frank outlines some of the key areas which are routinely discussed during the operational due diligence process and additionally discusses the out-performance of smaller managers and some of the key traits that investors look for in successful hedge fund managers.  In the second article, Frank reflects on the current trend of niche credit-focused hedge fund launches.

HFM is a leading hedge-fund industry publication in the US.  EisnerAmper LLP, our US partner, recently won the ‘Best North American Accounting Firm’ award at the annual Hedgeweek US Service Provider Awards.

For further details on how EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team can assist you, please click here.

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Diarmaid O’Keeffe to address Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants at Credit Union Auditor Update

Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Partner and Head of Financial Services at EisnerAmper Ireland, will address the Annual Credit Union Auditor Update hosted by Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  The update will be held in Chartered Accountants House on 27 September 2017.

Diarmaid will be discussing issues arising in practice relating to the application of FRS 102 to Credit Union financial statements. Other speakers will include Anna Marie Finnegan of the Registry of Credit Unions, Mark Kenny and Conal Kennedy of Chartered Accountants Ireland in addition to John Callaghan of Moore Stephens.

To find out more about the event, which will cover 2 CPD hours, click here.

For further details on how EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team can assist Credit Unions, please visit our Credit Union page.

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