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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts Insurance iNED – Learn, Dine & Connect

EisnerAmper Ireland’s inaugural Insurance iNED – Learn, Dine & Connect event was held on 4 May in Shanahan’s on the Green, Dublin 2.  The objective of the evening was to share insights on current trends and developments affecting those responsible for the governance of insurance undertakings.  Alastair Mac Donald, Managing Partner at EisnerAmper Ireland, Ray Kelly, Partner and Head of Insurance, and Dave Montgomery, Partner and Head of Risk & Regulatory, spoke about current challenges and opportunities facing insurance market participants arising from, amongst other areas, the EU Audit reform agenda, the insurance regulatory regime (Solvency II) and Brexit.

Helping Insurers and Reinsurers do business in Ireland and Europe is what we do every day – providing audit, internal audit, risk & regulatory, tax and advisory services.  When we can help you or your clients, please do not hesitate to contact Dave Montgomery, Ray Kelly or Diarmaid O’Keeffe or check our Insurance / Reinsurance section to learn how we can assist you.

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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts “Ireland Gateway to Europe” in London

On 6 and 7 April, EisnerAmper Ireland hosted “Ireland, Gateway to Europe” in the Bloomsbury Hotel, London.  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 is taking place both in the UK in April and in the US in September.  The Ireland Gateway to Europe event in London focused on why the City of London’s leading financial institutions are choosing Ireland to future-proof their access to the EU.  Ray Kelly, Partner at EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team, and David Montgomery, Head of Risk & Regulatory Advisory at EisnerAmper Ireland, attended the event.  Guest speakers included John Bruton and Willy Walsh and David Montgomery was one of panellists at the event, joined by Chief Executives from international and Irish banks, financial institutions and professional services firms.  The event was a great success and we look forward to the next gathering in the US in September.

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New Partner Appointments at EisnerAmper Ireland

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Kelly and Tom Brennan as Partners. These appointments represent a further strengthening of our teams advising the International Business and Financial Services sectors while adding significant experience, expertise, ideas and perspectives to our group of 10 Partners and c.100 staff.

Jennifer and Tom lead the provision of outsourcing services, management & regulatory reporting, financial accounts preparation and ongoing advisory services to our clients operating in the International Business and Financial Services sectors.

Jennifer Kelly has played a key role in the development of EisnerAmper Ireland, having joined the firm in 2004.  Jennifer’s primary focus has been on the provision of advice and support services to corporates doing business in Europe through Ireland.  Having been a Director of the Firm in recent years, Jennifer will lead the provision of our outsourcing, company secretarial and compliance services.

Tom Brennan joined EisnerAmper Ireland in January this year, having previously been CFO and Director of Mercer Ireland, the Irish business of Mercer’s global financial services company.  Tom was also Director of Mercer’s Investment Manager, a MiFid regulated pan-European investment manager.

Tom’s responsibilities and projects included accounting process re-engineering; the creation of accounting hubs across Europe; and leading project management teams across different geographical locations in the areas of finance transformation, organisational design, shared services and finance systems implementations for staff across EMEA.

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EisnerAmper LLP is awarded Best Global Accounting Firm

EisnerAmper LLP was named Best Global Accounting Firm in the 2017 Global Service Provider Awards Survey conducted for Hedgeweek Global.  The Global Service Provider Awards are amongst the hedge fund industry’s most prestigious and competitive awards and are based on a rigorous peer review survey of Hedgeweek’s readers, which includes a global audience of investors, fund managers and industry service providers.

The high profile awards ceremony took place in London on Friday 3 March 2017 and Alastair Mac Donald, Managing Partner, Diarmaid O’Keeffe, and Ray Kelly, Partners at EisnerAmper Ireland, joined our colleagues from EisnerAmper LLP to celebrate their achievement.  Charles Weinstein, EisnerAmper LLP’s Chief Executive Officer, said that EisnerAmper LLP was honoured to be receiving the award and to being recognised as the preeminent accounting and advisory firm in the alternative investment marketplace.

To learn more about our Financial Services team’s offering, please click on the following link.

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David Carroll publishes an article in Asset Management Intelligence

David Carroll, Manager in EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team, recently published an article in Asset Management Intelligence, a publication from EisnerAmper LLP’s Financial Services Group.  The article focused on providing US fund managers with practical information on why Ireland should be considered as a location for their funds.  In his article, David highlighted the regulations that apply to various fund structures within Ireland and gave insights on how to set up an Irish Fund structure.  David’s article is available on EisnerAmper LLP’s website and the publication is available at the following link.

Please click on this link to learn more about EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team’s offering and to find out how our Financial Services team can assist you.

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EisnerAmper Ireland Summer Blog Challenge 2016

For the second year running, EisnerAmper Ireland has teamed up with Trinity College Dublin’s Careers Advisory Service to run the “EisnerAmper Ireland Summer Blog Challenge”.  During Michaelmas Term, Trinity Senior Sophister students were invited to participate in the Summer Blog Challenge.  Students were asked to compose a 500-word blog, giving readers a glimpse into what they learned about employment, industry, themselves and their own capabilities and preferences.  Key to writing the winning entry included a catchy title, a call to action, clear writing style and a few inspiring images.

The prize giving lunch was held on 1 March 2017 with a number of Trinity College staff in attendance.  Lisa Halpin, Talent Management Executive at EisnerAmper Ireland, also attended the event to present the prizes to the successful writers.  Extracts from this year’s winning blogs can be found here.

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EisnerAmper Ireland attends Chartered Accountants Ireland Careers Fair

EisnerAmper Ireland’s recruitment team attended the 3rd level Careers Fair that took place in Chartered Accountants House on Wednesday 22 February 2017.  The event was open to all candidates interested in pursuing a career as Chartered Accountants.  Attendees had the opportunity to talk to over 15 employers and listen to a panel of experts who gave valuable tips on CV preparation and interviews and shared insights on a career as Chartered Accountants.

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’s International Business team travels to London

On Tuesday 7 February 2017, Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business at EisnerAmper Ireland, Cormac Doyle, Partner and Head of Tax, and Tom Brennan, Partner Designate, Financial Services Outsourcing, travelled to London to meet with UK legal firms with a focus on International business and financial services, Irish state agencies, existing Firm International Business clients and the management of a regulated entity setting up in Ireland.  This trip provided EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business team with the opportunity to strengthen its relationship with international clients setting up in Ireland and to further raise EisnerAmper Ireland’s profile in the London Financial Services ecosystem where we already have a reputation for making trade happen.

Please click on this link to find out how EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business team can assist with any queries.

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EisnerAmper Ireland attends the “Australia Day” Corporate Lunch

Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business at EisnerAmper Ireland, Cormac Doyle, Partner and Head of Tax, and Jennifer Kelly, Head of Outsourcing, attended the inaugural “Australia Day” Corporate Lunch that took place in Croke Park on Friday, 27 January 2017.  The inaugural “Australia Day” Corporate Lunch was a well-attended event, with attendees from the IDA and Irish and Australian Financial Institutions.  The event provided EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business team with the opportunity to strengthen its business relationships with Australian contacts and clients.

Please click on this link to find out how EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business team can assist with any queries.

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EisnerAmper Ireland’s Tax team attends the Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit

On Tuesday 24 January 2017, Anna Curley, Assistant Manager in EisnerAmper Ireland’s Tax Department, and Sheila Mullally, Manager in EisnerAmper Ireland’s Tax Department, attended the Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit in the Westin Hotel, Dublin.  A panel of distinguished speakers, including the Minister for Finance, Micheal Noonan and Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, shared their insights on the Irish Corporation Tax environment and the challenges faced by the Irish economy.

Please click on this link to learn more about EisnerAmper Ireland’s Tax service offering and to find out how our Tax team can assist you.

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EisnerAmper US Secondee Programme

Each year members of EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services and International Trade teams are selected to travel to the United States in January to partake in a Funds Audit Secondment Programme with EisnerAmper LLP (“EisnerAmper”). EisnerAmper is a top 20 US Accounting and Advisory firm and is among the largest in the United States, with nearly 1,200 employees, including 180 partners.

This year’s International Secondees are Niamh Hickey, Joseph Halligan and Aidan Lundy. You can  follow their experience via their individual blog posts, which give insights into their lives in the US as they balance their audit schedules and training with sightseeing and immersing themselves in the culture of New York.  Additionally, each year, staff members from EisnerAmper LLP are also selected to travel to Ireland to partake in a Secondment Programme with EisnerAmper Ireland.

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EisnerAmper Ireland welcomes Saw Meng Tee & Partners PAC to Dublin

On 7 – 8 December, Alastair MacDonald, Managing Partner, and Frank Keane, Partner & Head of International Business at EisnerAmper Ireland, were delighted to welcome Meng Tee, founder of and Partner in Saw Meng Tee & Partners PAC, Singapore, and to welcome Nick Tsafos, Partner in EisnerAmper LLP’s New York office, to EisnerAmper Ireland.

Nick, Alastair and Frank are board members of EisnerAmper Global, our highly collegiate specialist network of independent member firms focused upon driving trade and commerce in and through key geographic hubs. Being part of EisnerAmper Global gives our clients access to leading minds and cutting edge services by leveraging the expertise of 180 partners and 1,500 professionals across the US, Ireland and Cayman.

Located in Singapore, Saw Meng Tee & Partners PAC is a firm of specialist accountants and advisors with a niche focus upon the provision of International Trade and Financial Services to companies doing business in Singapore and Asia. Meng Tee’s visit was to further develop strong existing ties between Ireland and Singapore and to co-ordinate services for clients doing business in Europe, Asia and the United States.

For further information on EisnerAmper Global and its member firms, please visit the website here.

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