EisnerAmper Ireland hosts an evening for the Structured Finance industry
EisnerAmper Ireland hosted an evening for the Structured Finance industry, in The Hibernian Club on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, on 15 June 2017. The event was a great opportunity to discuss the important challenges that are currently being faced by Structured Finance vehicles, and also to look to the future and highlight any potential developments that may affect the industry going forward. Topics discussed on the night were:
- Connecting…the dots – Overview of Ireland’s Structured Finance industry
Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Partner, Head of Audit
- EU Audit Reform – Key issues for Ireland’s Structured Finance industry
Ronan Murphy, Partner, Head of Structured Finance
- IFRS 9 – Financial Reporting impact on Structured Finance vehicles
Ian Wilson, Director, Structured Finance
- Regulatory Insights – Recent trends & developments
David Montgomery, Partner, Head of Risk & Regulatory
The event was a great opportunity not only to learn about the ongoing regulatory changes affecting SPV’s and their corporate service providers, but also to connect with our clients and enjoy an evening of networking and refreshments.Latest News →
EisnerAmper Ireland hosts Alumni Reunion 2017
EisnerAmper Ireland hosted its first Alumni Reunion event of the year on 31 May 2017 in Odessa Rooftop Bar, Dublin 2.
The evening was a great success and provided an opportunity to introduce some of the newer members of our team, including our new Partners, Jennifer Kelly and Tom Brennan. It was a pleasant evening where both current and former team members enjoyed good conversation, networking and food and drinks, in the heart of our capital city.
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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.Latest News →
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.Latest News →
New York, Week 13 – Homeward bound
Our secondment here in New York has come to an end. We all worked very hard to ensure our audits were completed by the deadline and now that it has past, “busy season” here in the US comes to a close. The past two weeks were spent wrapping up all our jobs and processing the final few comments on our files.
Hard to believe, it is time to leave New York already. We have had such an amazing time here and experienced so much with trips to Madison Square Gardens, Yankee Stadium, Washington, Philadelphia to name a few. We have learnt so much and made great friendships during our secondment, both with the New York staff, and the South African secondees.US secondees blog 2017 →
New York, Week 12 – Deadline week
This week, the audit of a large hedge fund I had been working on for the past month has been finalised before the deadline of March 31st – it was a great learning experience which helped a lot when I began to work on other clients. I am now working on completing the audit of a private equity fund that has a deadline of mid April, which should keep me busy until the end of our trip.
During the week, Aidan and I decided to make a trip to Chelsea Piers to try out their 4 tier driving range, which had been recommended by some of our fellow secondees. It’s safe to say that our golf games could do with some improvement, but it was an enjoyable evening with some great views over the Hudson river.US secondees blog 2017 →
New York, Week 11 – Road trip
This week I started working on what may be my last client in New York. It’s a strange feeling. The team is a lot smaller, I’m working directly with the Engagement Director and we have been making good progress so far.
This weekend, Aidan, Joseph and I decided to explore outside of New York with fellow Secondee, Lauren. We joined a tour group and headed to Princeton University, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. We also had an opportunity to visit an Amish museum and learn about their fascinating culture from our entertaining tour group leader. We’re certainly trying to make the most of our last few weeks here!US secondees blog 2017 →
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.Latest News →
New York, Week 10 – Busy season still in full effect
I have continued to work on a private equity fund for the past number of weeks and we are entering into the final stages of the audit. I have also begun work on another engagement. I am currently working on a Fund which invests primarily in distressed debt such as Trade Claims. I’m working closely with my manager as the deadline is fast approaching.
The temperature dropped severely over the past week and we had a full-scale blizzard on Tuesday which brought the city to a standstill. However, that did not impact on our weekend which saw many visitors over from home! We took in many of the sites and enjoyed some of New York’s famous restaurants and bars. We’re very much looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this coming weekend.US secondees blog 2017 →
New York, Week 9 – New York evening views!
This week I completed the audit of my first client. I really enjoyed completing the job from start to finish with the help of my manager. This job allowed me to gain valuable experience that will help me on my current jobs, which are much larger clients with more complex structures.
Last weekend we got an early taste of the New York’s St. Patrick’s Day experience as we took a trip to New Jersey for Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s day. It was a great day out and it really made our South African colleagues excited for the real thing next week. We rounded off the weekend by taking a sunset stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge – the views of Manhattan were spectacular.US secondees blog 2017 →
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.
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New York, Week 8 – A new client
This week I have finished working on my first client and I’ve learnt a lot from my Manager and Director. I’m looking forward to moving onto another hedge fund with a less complicated organisational structure. It’s a great opportunity to work on all sections of the financials from investment valuations to capital allocations.
The weather in New York is finally clearing up which means we’re doing more exploring in the city. Myself and the other secondees are always on the hunt for new places to eat or sights to see that are off the beaten track. We’re looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day soon!US secondees blog 2017 →