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16.5.2022

EisnerAmper Supports Ukraine

EisnerAmper Supports Ukraine | CSR | Financial Services

We are shocked by and condemn the senseless and illegal invasion of Ukraine by the government of the Russian Federation. Lives are being devasted by violence, displacement, trauma, insecurity and separation from loved ones. Thousands of families are being forcibly displaced or have had their homes destroyed and thousands more are fleeing in search of safety.

As a means of supporting and showing solidarity with Ukraine and its people, we have made, and will continue to make, financial donations to aid agencies operating in Ukraine. Additionally, our Firm’s CSR Committee is organising fundraising and awareness events. Our CSR Team has also set up a donation area in our office for members of our team to donate supplies to the people of Ukraine in need.

To learn more about how to help or to make a donation, please click here.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to how we do business and manage interactions, not just with our employees and clients but also our wider community and society as a whole. As a professional services firm, demonstrating ethical high performance in all aspects of our work and how we run our Firm is fundamental to our success.  Learn more about our CSR policy here and our CSR initiatives here.

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12.5.2022

EisnerAmper supports LauraLynn’s Annual Heroes Ball

LauraLynn Heroes Ball | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

The EisnerAmper Ireland Team was delighted to support, and attend, LauraLynn’s annual Heroes Ball last weekend.

The Charity Ball took place on Saturday, 7 May in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road in Dublin. We are delighted to be partnering with LauraLynn Children’s Hospice as a Corporate Partner for the third year running, helping LauraLynn to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families to live as fulfilling lives as possible.

LauraLynn Heroes Ball | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

The Heroes Ball has become known as one of the most fun-filled charity balls in the calendar. The ball, which was hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan, included a gala dinner and drinks and entertainment by Riverdance and Perfect Day. The night also included a Charity Auction hosted by Alan Shortt with a signed guitar from Hozier and a cruise amongst some of the prizes.

LauraLynn Heroes Ball | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

Riverdance performance

LauraLynn Children’s Hospice mission is to provide a Community of Care that delivers evidence-based, personalised services to children with palliative care needs, complex care needs and complex disabilities, while also providing family support services and a home to their residents where quality-of-life is paramount.

LauraLynn Heroes Ball | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

To learn more about LauraLynn or to make a donation, please click here.

Group image credit: Brian McEvoy

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to how we do business and manage interactions, not just with our employees and clients but also our wider community and society as a whole. As a professional services firm, demonstrating ethical high performance in all aspects of our work and how we run our Firm is fundamental to our success.  Learn more about our CSR policy here and our CSR initiatives here.

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29.4.2022

EisnerAmper hosts Mid-Year Academy 2022

EisnerAmper Mid-Year Academy 2022 | CSR | Financial Services

The EisnerAmper Ireland Academy is a key part of our Firm’s all-staff training programme which was held for the eleventh year running yesterday. The Academy is specifically designed for our professionals to accelerate their “on the job” learning and to facilitate their journey towards becoming not just great accountants but exceptional advisers and practitioners.

We were delighted to host this year’s Academy in person for the first time since 2019 in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, followed by dinner in House Dublin. David Carroll, Associate Partner and Head of Learning & Development, facilitated our Mid-Year Academy with this year’s theme being ‘Delivering Client Service Excellence’ and included workshops, key note speakers and team building exercises reaffirming our commitment to achieving and maintaining excellence in everything we do.

EisnerAmper Mid-Year Academy 2022 | CSR | Financial Services

Jack Pierse discussing Wayflyer.

We would like to thank yesterday’s guest speakers:

  • Jack Pierse, Co-Founder & CFO of Wayflyer, who shared valuable insights into Wayflyer’s remarkable journey to date, business model and growth strategy; and
  • Brian Fagan, Founder of Glendalough Distillery & Cobblestone Brands, who led a thought provoking discussion on client service and entrepreneurship.
EisnerAmper Mid-Year Academy 2022 | CSR | Financial Services

Brian Fagan discussing his businesses and client services.

Thanks also to members of our team who enthusiastically contributed to the Q&A and workshop sessions.

We care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Our trainees are involved in all elements of practice management from day one. From the outset, trainees work closely with Partners and Senior Management to deliver services and solutions to our key markets. This approach facilitates our trainees getting hands-on experience while also developing the core awareness, knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in their careers. To learn more about our trainee programme, click here.

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20.4.2022

EisnerAmper takes part in Junior Achievement Ireland 2022

Junior Achievement Ireland | Latest News | EisnerAmper Ireland

As part of EisnerAmper Ireland’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, our Firm annually takes part in Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), where both Trainees and Management assist young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

During the past few months, members of our team have been involved in Junior Achievement both virtually and in person. EisnerAmper team members have been involved in a variety of virtual and in person teaching classes from one off career talks where our staff members discussed their own individual studies and career experiences to multiple teaching lessons to over 100 students in four different schools across the country. Staff members were teaching students about various aspects of business, the benefits of staying in school and obtaining meaningful employment and career success.

Daniel Millar, Trainee, teaching ‘Finance Your Future’.

Junior Achievement Ireland (“Junior Achievement”) is a member of one of the world’s largest educational non-profits, helping prepare young people for their futures by delivering hands-on, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, employability, financial literacy and the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Reaching more than 12 million young people each year, Junior Achievement (JA) is one of few organisations with the scale, experience, and passion to build a brighter future for the next generation.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to how we do business and manage interactions, not just with our employees and clients but also our wider community and society as a whole.  As a professional services firm, demonstrating ethical high performance in all aspects of our work and how we run our Firm is fundamental to our success.  Learn more about our CSR policy here and our CSR initiatives here.

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24.3.2022

EisnerAmper and Insurance Ireland host first INED Forum of 2022

Ined Forum 2022 | Insurance Ireland | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper Ireland, in conjunction with Insurance Ireland, was delighted to host the first INED Forum of 2022 this afternoon.

The webinar focused on ‘The Impact of ESG’. Frank Keane, Partner at EisnerAmper Ireland, moderated the event. We would like to thank Jacqueline Thornton, Director of Regulation & Policy Development and Company Secretary at Insurance Ireland for setting the scene, and our speakers for their insightful contributions:

  • Carina Myles – Partner, Governance, Risk & Compliance, EisnerAmper Ireland; set the scene regarding ESG: why it is so topical, what firms can do regarding the implementation of same and how to take an auditable approach to ESG; and
  • Brian O’Kennedy – CEO, Clearstream Solutions; discussed how to bring ESG to life within organisations and outlined how ClearStream Solutions are supporting EisnerAmper in developing its ESG framework.

We were delighted to be joined by expert speakers in the area of ESG for a panel discussion who explored the topic of ESG from an INED’s perspective and looked at the risk impact of ESG to business and company strategy. The panel included:

  • Sylvia Cronin, INED;
  • Stephen Rice, Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead, Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC; and
  • Sandra Rockett, Director – Wealth & Corporate Distribution, Irish Life Investment Managers.

Many thanks also to the participants who joined today’s webinar and who contributed to our very interesting Q&A session.

We deliver specialist Insurance Regulatory Compliance Services to help you meet your regulatory compliance and corporate governance requirements.

At EisnerAmper, we design and deliver specialist Services and Solutions for Business in the areas of Governance, Risk and Compliance. In this regard, if we can assist you or your business in any way, please do get in touch – we’d be delighted to help.

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7.3.2022

Making Europe Climate-Neutral by 2050

Making Europe Climate-Neutral by 2050 | Latest News | EisnerAmper Ireland

The European Union (E.U.) is undertaking initiatives to achieve its goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. This article offers a brief look at three key efforts:

  1. The European Green Deal
  2. The E.U. Taxonomy
  3. The Sustainable Finance Package

The European Green Deal

In 2019, the E.U. published the European Green Deal (the “Green Deal”), with the central objective of having the E.U. become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

The Green Deal’s goals extend across various sectors and its aim is to improve the overall quality of life for E.U. citizens, both present and future. Key actions are being taken across the following areas:

  • Climate – a key milestone in meeting the objectives of the Green Deal is the European Commission’s target of a 55% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared to 1990 emission levels).
  • Energy – ensuring a secure, affordable and efficient energy supply to E.U. citizens, with greater reliance on renewable sources.
  • Agriculture – reducing the environmental impact of the E.U. food system and implementing a farm-to-fork strategy, which aims to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally friendly.
  • Industry – harnessing the potential in global markets for low-emission technologies as well as sustainable products and services throughout the E.U.
  • Environment & Oceans – moving toward a more circular economy, which designs the cycles of production and consumption in a way that reduces the depletion of natural resources, tackles the amount of waste and pollution, and protects biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Transport – overhauling the current arrangements around public transport to achieve a 90% reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Finance & Regional Development – ensuring a significant increase of financing to more sustainable investment and putting policies in place to encourage countries to implement greener investment strategies.
  • Research & Innovation – the launch of Horizon Europe, the E.U.’s key funding programme for initiatives which tackle global challenges.

The E.U. Taxonomy

The E.U. Taxonomy (the “Taxonomy”) will play an important role in reaching the European Commission’s 2030 target of reducing greenhouse emissions by 55%. The Taxonomy is a comprehensive, science-based classification system, establishing a list of environmentally sustainable economic activities. The aim of the Taxonomy is to help investors make more sustainable choices – ensuring investments are funnelled to where they are needed most, creating security for investors and reducing greenwashing.

The Taxonomy Regulation came into force on 12 July 2020, and establishes six environmental objectives against which investment can be measured:

  1. Climate change mitigation;
  2. Climate change adaptation;
  3. The sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources;
  4. The transition to a circular economy;
  5. Pollution prevention and control; and
  6. The protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Regulatory requirements on the climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation objectives above came into effect on 1 January 2022. The requirements for the remaining four objectives will come into effect on 1 January 2023.

The Sustainable Finance Package

On 21 April 2021, the European Commission published its Sustainable Finance Package containing three important sustainable finance legislative developments:

  1. The E.U. Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act (the “First Delegated Act”), formally adopted on 4 June 2021, aims to support sustainable investment by providing clarity on which economic activities most contribute to meeting the E.U.’s environmental objectives. A second Delegated Act will be published this year and will outline the European Commission’s remaining objectives.
  2. The proposal for a new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) amends the existing reporting requirements of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive, which lays down the rules on disclosure of non-financial information by certain large companies; and
  3. Six Amending Delegated Acts on fiduciary duties, investment and insurance advice will ensure that financial firms include sustainability in their procedures and their investment advice to clients.

Commentary

The European Green Deal was entered to make Europe a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050 and hopes to demonstrate that economies can develop without increasing resource usage, even after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The E.U. Taxonomy is ambitious and considered the most comprehensive and sophisticated initiative of its type. The U.K. is currently working on its own, separate taxonomy.

With the disclosure regime as part of the Sustainable Finance Package now in effect, there will be a significant learning curve as investors move to meet the criteria set out and transition to financing greener projects.

How EisnerAmper Ireland can help

Our multidisciplinary team is on hand to help you chart your ESG journey. We help organisations navigate the ESG landscape and understand the applicable legislation and frameworks.

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The content above is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide, nor does it constitute, professional advice on any particular matter. If you would like more information or would like to discuss any of the topics raised above, please contact the author(s).

This article, Making Europe Climate-Neutral by 2050 first appeared on eisneramper.com.

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4.3.2022

EisnerAmper completes LauraLynn’s 280,000 steps in February Challenge

EisnerAmper completes LauraLynn's 280,000 steps in February Challenge

EisnerAmper Ireland was delighted to support, and partake in, LauraLynn’s 280,000 Steps in February challenge for a second year running.

The charity initiative ran from the 1st to the 28th of February and members of EisnerAmper’s team were set the challenge of completing 280,000 steps over the 28 days while raising funds for LauraLynn through our firm’s JustGiving page. We’re delighted that so many of our team surpassed their targets of 280,000 steps and collectively raised over €1,200.

EisnerAmper was delighted to announce that we are partnering with LauraLynn Children’s Hospice as a Corporate Partner for the third year running, helping LauraLynn to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families to live as fulfilling lives as possible.

LauraLynn Children’s Hospice mission is to provide a Community of Care that delivers evidence-based, personalised services to children with palliative care needs, complex care needs and complex disabilities, while also providing family support services and a home to their residents where quality-of-life is paramount.

To learn more about LauraLynn or to make a donation to our firm JustGiving page, please click here.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to how we do business and manage interactions, not just with our employees and clients but also our wider community and society as a whole. As a professional services firm, demonstrating ethical high performance in all aspects of our work and how we run our Firm is fundamental to our success.  Learn more about our CSR policy here and our CSR initiatives here.

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3.3.2022

EisnerAmper Welcomes Team Back To The Office

EisnerAmper Welcomes Team Back To The Office | EisnerAmper Ireland | Latest News

EisnerAmper Ireland was delighted to welcome our team back to the office this week on a hybrid basis.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, our goal is to have a happy, healthy and productive team. Our people are critical to our success and we strive to nurture and leverage the talent and unique ability of each individual member of our team. This is reflected in our strong emphasis on employee health and well-being and through our smart and flexible hybrid work model, allowing for optimal work life balance. We were delighted to welcome staff back with balloon arrangements and cupcakes by The Cupcake Store.

Welcome back to the office | EisnerAmper Ireland | CSR

Our focus is on sustaining successful firm collegiately in terms of working together in the office and remotely.

We use our workplace to collaborate with colleagues, enhance our relationships, expand our professional networks, and meet our clients’ needs.

Our employees currently have the flexibility to work two days each week in our office and three days remotely. Our office has always been accessible as a resource for our colleagues, clients and wellbeing purposes five days a week.

Welcome back to the office | EisnerAmper Ireland | CSR

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8.2.2022

New Appointments at EisnerAmper Ireland

Paul Cahill and David Carroll Partner Announcement | New Appointments | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper Ireland is delighted to announce the expansion of our leadership team with the appointments of Paul Cahill as Partner in our Audit department and David Carroll as Associate Partner in our Audit and Governance, Risk & Compliance departments.

These appointments represent a further strengthening of our specialist audit, accounting, tax and risk & regulatory teams advising the Financial Services, International Business and Government sectors.

Paul Cahill, Partner – Audit

As Partner, Paul provides Audit services to a wide variety of clients from leading Irish corporates to international companies doing business in and through Ireland. Paul has extensive experience leading engagements for clients reporting under Irish GAAP and IFRS across a range of sectors including Information Technology, Energy, Aircraft Leasing, Structured Finance, Medtech and Healthcare.

As the Firm’s Head of Audit Quality, Paul is also responsible for embedding audit quality across the Firm; maintaining a centre of excellence for audit and financial reporting technical knowledge; and developing and rolling out learning and development initiatives.

Prior to joining EisnerAmper, Paul worked for 11 years with Chartered Accountants Ireland holding both regulatory and technical roles.  As an inspector with the Professional Standards Department (previously the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board), Paul was responsible for assessing the quality of audit work of member firms, which included leading teams of inspectors on monitoring visits.  In his role as Representation & Technical Manager, Paul liaised with, and supported, technical committees across multiple disciplines, including audit, accounting, AML and GDPR, and provided technical support to members.

Prior to working with Chartered Accountants Ireland and post qualifying, Paul worked with a Big 4 firm and with a global technology business.

David Carroll, Associate Partner – Audit and Governance, Risk & Compliance

As Associate Partner, David provides Audit and Internal Audit services to the Firm’s Financial Services clients.

David has extensive experience leading engagements for a range of clients reporting under Irish GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP including aviation and aircraft leasing entities, securitisation vehicles (special purpose vehicles, Section 110 companies), listed financial services entities and funds.

David also leads Internal Audit engagements for our regulated clients including MiFID Investment Firms, Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMs”) and Management Companies.

David currently sits on the Audit Committee of the Irish Debt Securities Association (IDSA) and the Audit Practices Sub-Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (ICPAI).

Prior to joining EisnerAmper, David worked with one of the world’s largest providers of fund administration services.

Specialist services delivered by a market leading team

Paul and David’s appointments reflect our commitment to delivering market leading sustainable services and solutions through a combination of our specialist expertise, robust methodologies, innovative use of technology and global connectivity.

If you have any queries or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact Paul or David.

 

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7.2.2022

EisnerAmper joins LauraLynn for 280,000 Steps in February Challenge

LauraLynn 280,00 Steps in February Challenge | Latest News | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper Ireland is delighted to announce that we are partnering with LauraLynn Children’s Hospice as a Corporate Partner for the third year running, helping LauraLynn to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families to live as fulfilling lives as possible.

EisnerAmper first partnered with LauraLynn Children’s Hospice in 2020, helping them to fundraise and support children and families from all 26 counties with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for families in their care.

EisnerAmper is delighted to be participating in LauraLynn’s first fundraiser of the year – 280,000 Steps in February challenge. The charity initiative is running from the 1st to the 28th of February and our team members are being set the task of completing 280,000 steps over the 28 days and raising money for the charity through our group JustGiving page. Staff members can walk, run or jog for this challenge individually or with a team from our office.

To learn more about LauraLynn or to make a donation to our February challenge fundraising page, please click here.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to how we do business and manage interactions, not just with our employees and clients but also our wider community and society as a whole.  As a professional services firm, demonstrating ethical high performance in all aspects of our work and how we run our Firm is fundamental to our success.  Learn more about our CSR policy here and our CSR initiatives here.

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22.12.2021

EisnerAmper partakes in the ‘Dip in for LauraLynn’ Challenge

Dip in for LauraLynn | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper Ireland was delighted to partake in the ‘Dip in for LauraLynn’ challenge this morning at the Forty Foot in Dun Laoghaire.

Members of our team were delighted to take on the icy challenge to help LauraLynn raise funds to provide vital care to young children. We were delighted to partner with LauraLynn Children’s Hospice as a Corporate Partner for the second year running this year, helping them to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families to live as fulfilling lives as possible.

Dip in for LauraLynn | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper first partnered with LauraLynn Children’s Hospice in 2020, helping them to fundraise and support children and families from all 26 counties with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for families in their care. Our various fundraising initiatives this year, including running and walking challenges, brought our Firm together to improve our health and wellbeing while raising funds for a very worthy cause.

To learn more about LauraLynn or to make a donation, please click here.

Dip in for LauraLynn | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to how we do business and manage interactions, not just with our employees and clients but also our wider community and society as a whole.  As a professional services firm, demonstrating ethical high performance in all aspects of our work and how we run our Firm is fundamental to our success.  Learn more about our CSR policy here and our CSR initiatives here.

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21.12.2021

EisnerAmper hosts Virtual Christmas Party and ‘Doing Great Work Awards’ for 2021

Christmas Bingo 2021 | Latest News | EisnerAmper Ireland

On Friday 17 December, EisnerAmper Ireland hosted its annual Christmas Party and fifth annual employee awards. This year was again slightly different to normal with the Christmas party being held virtually on Zoom.

All staff were invited to wear a Christmas jumper to their home office on Friday for the party and the agenda for the evening included Christmas themed Musical Bingo. The Musical Bingo was hosted by Bingo with a Pep for all staff and their family members to enjoy.

A mixture of classic Christmas songs and songs from the 80’s through to present day hits were played by our host Keith Peppard and all staff were given bingo cards filled with the names of different songs from Keith’s playlists. While everyone danced and sang along, Keith played through his playlists and songs were marked off cards. Prizes were awarded for the first 4 corners, first line and full house along with three prizes for the best Christmas outfits.

Christmas Party | Doing Great Work Awards | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

The awards were presented to EisnerAmper Ireland’s staff members who have demonstrated how they “love doing great work” in 2021.  The winners were awarded with a crystal plaque to celebrate their achievements by Brian Hillery, Advisory Partner, Liz Cahill, Tax Partner, Cian Collins, Audit and Governance, Risk & Compliance Associate Partner, and Laura Cowman, Senior HR Manager. The four areas that staff were asked to vote in were Quality & 5 DNA’s , People, Operational Excellence and Design Thinking & Growth, bringing to life the elements of our Firm’s Art of Practice.  The winners for 2021 were:

Christmas Party | Doing Great Work Awards | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland

We care about business and we care about the people we work with in business.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to how we do business and manage interactions, not just with our employees and clients but also our wider community and society as a whole.  As a professional services firm, demonstrating ethical high performance in all aspects of our work and how we run our Firm is fundamental to our success.  Learn more about our CSR policy here and our CSR initiatives here.

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