EisnerAmper Ireland | Pensions Sector | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland Ireland

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The Irish pensions industry has undergone significant restructuring since the financial crisis with the sector seeing significant movement from DB schemes to DC schemes as employers endeavor to de-risk the volatility associated with DB schemes.

At EisnerAmper Ireland we assist the pensions sector with its:

  • Regulatory and compliance needs (e.g. audit and financial reporting);
  • Achieving best practice (e.g. secondments to pensions administrators, internal controls reviews, advisory); and
  • Meeting challenges in current environment (e.g. wind-up engagements, financial assessments of sponsoring employers).

EisnerAmper Ireland has been engaged on several pensions’ projects for schemes and administrators.  Team members keep up to date on industry issues though our membership of the Irish Association of Pension Funds (“IAPF”), attending IAPF conferences, writing articles on auditing and accounting matters and staying close to our clients.

Other experience includes lecturing for Chartered Accountants Ireland on the auditing and accounting for pension schemes, membership of the working party which drafted “Practice Note 15 (I): The Audit of Occupational Pension Schemes in Ireland”.

Services provided include:

  • Secondments;
  • Audit of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Schemes;
  • Preparation of pension accounts;
  • Preparation of Trustee Annual Reports;
  • Reporting Accountants Reports;
  • Governance reviews;
  • Systems reviews;
  • Liaison with regulators;
  • Process re-engineering; and
  • Internal audit.

Diarmaid O'Keeffe

Head of Financial Services Partner

Diarmaid is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Financial Services department.

Diarmaid provides audit and assurance services to the firm’s domestic and international Financial Services clients, including aircraft leasing vehicles, mortgage backed securitisation vehicles, collateralised debt investment vehicles and pension funds.  Diarmaid also leads the provision of the Firm’s advisory services to Irish and international retail banks.

Diarmaid works with the Firm’s corporate clients on pension’s compliance, financial reporting, risk management, internal and external audit and regulatory matters.

As Partner on engagements with both the Central Bank of Ireland and the National Asset Management Agency (“NAMA”), Diarmaid has extensive experience undertaking multiple asset, governance, due diligence and business plan reviews.

6 The Courtyard Building
Carmanhall Road
Dublin, D18 CA22

Tel: +353 1 2933 441

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