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19.5.2020

EisnerAmper hosts Musical Bingo

Musical Bingo | CSR | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

On Friday 15 May, EisnerAmper Ireland’s CSR Committee were delighted to host Musical Bingo on Zoom for all staff and their family members to enjoy.

Music from a vast mix of genres and years was played by our host Keith Peppard. 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 until we had a full line, the four corners and the full 25 squares completed. Spot prizes were given for each of the wins for staff to enjoy.

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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1.5.2020

EisnerAmper hosts lunchtime yoga class for National Workplace Wellbeing Day

CSR | Yoga Class | Financial Services EisnerAmper Ireland

On Friday 1 May, EisnerAmper Ireland’s CSR Committee hosted an online yoga class with professional yoga instructor Sarah Shannon via Zoom for staff members to mark National Workplace Wellbeing Day.

Sarah worked as a solicitor for seven years before leaving her career to follow her passion for yoga. She set up Sarah Shannon Yoga which provides yoga, meditation and retreats to the public. While working in law firms, Sarah practised yoga at lunchtime and began noticing wonderful benefits to her body and mind, and it soon became her release during a busy workday.

EisnerAmper Ireland staff enjoyed a relaxing 45 minute session based on wellbeing and self-care that was suitable for all levels. 

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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30.4.2020

EisnerAmper Webinar – The impact of COVID-19 on Credit Unions

Webinar | COVID-19 impact | Loan Provisioning | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper Ireland was delighted to host an informative and timely webinar today focusing on the financial impact of COVID-19 on Credit Unions and loan provisioning.

Many thanks to our panellists for their insightful contributions:

  • Brian Corr, Head of Credit Union Policy at the Department of Finance. Brian provided an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the Irish economy and also discussed how the Department of Finance is currently engaging with the sector.
  • Fiona Cunningham, CEO of Member First Credit Union. Fiona discussed some of the key challenges impacting credit unions arising from COVID-19 and also shared her practical observations on considering and addressing these challenges.
  • Anna Marie Finnegan, Head of Policy at the Registry of Credit Unions. Anna Marie shared some of the Central Bank of Ireland’s regulatory perspectives of the current environment.
  • Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Partner, EisnerAmper Ireland. Diarmaid shared insights into how managers and directors can understand and demonstrably comply with their regulatory and financial reporting obligations in relation to provisioning for bad debts in a COVID-19 impacted economic environment.

Many thanks to our 140 participants who joined the webinar from across Ireland and who contributed to our Q&A session.

At EisnerAmper, we design and deliver business & compliance solutions to make trade happen.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we provide a range of services and solutions to credit unions including: audit, asset & due diligence reviews, loan book reviews, governance & controls reviews, merger advisory services and professional training to Credit Union Boards, Chairs and Heads of Finance. If we can assist you or your business in any way, please do not hesitate to contact Diarmaid O’Keeffe.

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16.3.2020

EisnerAmper Ireland update on Covid-19

Covid-19 Update | EisnerAmper Ireland

During this time of uncertainty, our priority is the health and safety of our staff, clients, business and our communities.

Consistent with our ISO accreditation, we have detailed Business Continuity Plans (BCP) in place to cover scenarios including those relating to public health emergencies. We are implementing our contingency plans for both our staff and our operations to ensure that our services are consistently and securely provided to our clients, including where we are working remotely. We remain fully operational and we do not anticipate any material disruption of our services.

Our Emergency Management Team (EMT) continues to monitor the specific implications of the virus on our staff and our services. The BCP is reviewed and updated daily by the EMT who are taking guidance from Ireland’s Health Service Executive (hse.ie), the Irish Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Should you require any further information or would like to speak to a member of our team, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are coming together as a Firm at this challenging time and I wish you and your families the very best during the weeks ahead.

Kind regards,

Alastair MacDonald
Managing Partner

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11.3.2020

EisnerAmper’s Blood Donation with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Irish Blood Transfusion Service | CSR | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

On Tuesday 10 March, a number of EisnerAmper staff members visited the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in their Stillorgan clinic to donate blood. We were delighted to be able to donate and help such an important cause. Staff members were offered a ‘work ferry service’ between our office and the clinic to attend their donation session, organised by the Stillorgan clinic.

Donating blood is extremely important as 1 in 4 people will need a blood transfusion at some stage in their lives and only 3% of the eligible Irish population are currently giving blood. One donation is capable of saving up to three lives.

The shelf life of blood is only 35 days and 3,000 units of blood is needed each week so consider donating blood today. Find out if you are eligible to give blood here.

At EisnerAmper Ireland, we deliver solutions to support our community.

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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5.3.2020

Week 4 – Visits From Home

Aideen Conneely | US Secondee Blog Post | Visits From Home | EisnerAmper Ireland

Aideen Conneely

The JSOX project I am working on here in New York is starting to pick up pace as we head towards deadlines. My team are working closely together to assist one another on completing our work to the high standard expected of EisnerAmper. It is beneficial to have a team with such a great knowledge of the work they are performing as we can bounce queries off each other and take full advantage of our individual knowledge within the specific areas.

This past weekend, my brother and his girlfriend came to visit from Ireland. It was great to have visitors from home to catch up with and show around the city. My brother Kevin, his girlfriend Megan, our friend Kate who is also working in the city and I made the most of the wide range of cuisines available in New York. We had dinner at a delicious Korean BBQ restaurant that showed stunning views of the Manhattan Skyline, pictured above.

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4.3.2020

EisnerAmper Ireland staff attend CASSD Gala Ball 2020

CASSD Ball 2020 | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland | Financial Services

The Chartered Accountants Student Society of Dublin (CASSD) hosted their annual Ball on Saturday, 29 February in The Ballsbridge Hotel. Sarah Ryan, a member of EisnerAmper Ireland’s Accounting & Compliance team, who was elected Education Officer of the Chartered Accountants Student Society of Ireland (CASSI) at their Annual General Meeting on  1 February 2020 helped organise the event, which is one of the biggest in the student calendar each year.

CASSD plays a vital role in the student body, providing a link between students and the institute as well as organising numerous events throughout the year.

CASSD Ball 2020 | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland | Financial Services

From L to R: Dylan O’Neill, Ketri Kivi and Iain Fitzgerald

This year, CASSD chose ‘Aware’ as their sponsored charity. Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies. EisnerAmper Ireland was delighted to sponsor staff tickets for such a worthy cause.

The theme for the ball was “CASSD and the Chocolate Factory”. The evening kicked off with a Prosecco reception, where attendees were greeted by a live saxophone player. The smooth jazz provided a welcoming and relaxed atmospheric back-drop as students ate from a donut wall, popcorn machine, and took pictures next to giant Wonka and CASSD backdrops. There was also a “magic mirror” photo booth with blow up props for students to avial of. A great time was had by all.

CASSD Ball 2020 | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland | Financial Services

From L to R: Jonathon Squire, Emma Hodgins and Emmet Quinn.

CASSD Ball 2020 | CSR | EisnerAmper Ireland | Financial Services

From L to R: William Kavanagh and Vignesh Iyer.

EisnerAmper Ireland, we deliver solutions to support our community.

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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2.3.2020

Report on research into Credit Union Directors

Credit Union | Directors Report | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

The Credit Union Advisory Committee (“CUAC”) has published its report into the issues and challenges facing Credit Union Directors and to explore their role in the context of the current governance structure. A combination of focus groups, questionnaire and an online survey provided all Directors with a unique opportunity to voice their opinions, and the level of responses received demonstrated the value of this exercise. In total 924 Directors from 83% of Credit Unions contributed to the survey process while 36 Directors participated in focus groups. Arising from the results of the survey, CUAC has made recommendations to the Department of Finance, the Central Bank of Ireland and Credit Unions to consider which cover three areas: (i) legislation, regulation, supervision; (ii) structure and workings of the Board; and (iii) supports.

Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Partner and Head of Audit at EisnerAmper Ireland, was appointed by the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, to CUAC in September 2018. CUAC was established in 1997 to advise the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the improvement of the management of Credit Unions; the protection of the interests of members and creditors of Credit Unions; and other matters relating to Credit Unions upon which the Minister and the Central Bank of Ireland may from time to time seek the advice of the Committee.

Commenting on the Report, the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD said:

“I welcome this Report, and commend CUAC for giving all Directors an opportunity to voice their opinion directly. This report provides valuable insights into the role of Credit Union Directors, from 924 Directors themselves, and contains a considerable amount of data which can be used to benchmark the sector, now and into the future. Volunteer Directors perform a vital role in safeguarding and improving the sector whilst also upholding the unique ethos of the movement. It is now important that all stakeholders involved in the sector consider in detail the recommendations the report sets out to aid the role of these Directors.”

To read the Report, please click here.

At EisnerAmper, we design and deliver business & compliance solutions to make trade happen.

EisnerAmper Ireland have advised and audited some of the largest credit unions in the state, advising in relation to the merger transactions and providing training and consulting services to Credit Union Management and Boards of Directors. If you have any questions in regard to EisnerAmper Ireland’s services to the Credit Union sector, contact Diarmaid O’Keeffe.

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25.2.2020

EisnerAmper Celebrates Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

On February 25, EisnerAmper celebrated Pancake Tuesday in our Dublin office.

Pancakes and a selection of delicious toppings were arranged in the kitchen for all staff to enjoy.

Pancake Tuesday | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

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

At EisnerAmper, we strive to nurture and leverage the talent and unique ability of each individual member of our team. This is part of the unique approach we take to creating a positive working environment for all staff, in order to best develop the next generation of accountants and advisors. Our ‘Art of Practice’ is a conceptual framework that underpins our strategy to develop specialist professionals with a full practitioner skillset.

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20.2.2020

Week 3 – Building Relationships

Week 3 | Building Relationships | Aideen Conneely | US Secondee Blog Post | EisnerAmper Ireland

Aideen Conneely

We are well under way with our internal audit assignment. The assignment team have all been designated internal controls for which they are in charge of testing. This includes performing walkthroughs with the client, obtaining relevant back up and documenting on the internal EisnerAmper client file. We are building relationships with both our EisnerAmper team and assigned clients through these procedures and we are becoming more comfortable in our new positions.

As life can be very busy in such a large city, it is nice to get out and take advantage of Central Park. Last weekend I explored the park and all it has to offer including, the large ice skating rink, local artists and vast expanse.

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19.2.2020

Defibrillator Installation in the EisnerAmper Office

Defibrillator training | CSR | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper’s CSR team are pleased to announce that a defibrillator has been installed in the office. Heart Safety Solutions are the leading supplier of defibrillators, AED storage and accessories throughout Ireland and were in our office today to provide quality first aid, healthcare and safety training services to our staff members.

A cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of heart function which causes a person to collapse. This is caused because something has gone wrong with the heart’s electrical system, and without immediate CPR and defibrillation the person will not survive. The chance of surviving a cardiac arrest jumps from 6% to 74% if the casualty is in a shockable rhythm and a defibrillator is deployed within 3 minutes, making it invaluable to have in our offices.

Defibrillator training | CSR | Financial Services | EisnerAmper Ireland

EisnerAmper Ireland, we deliver solutions to support our community.

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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14.2.2020

Week 2 – Getting Acquainted

Week 2 - Getting Acquainted | Aideen Conneely | US Secondee Blog Post | EisnerAmper Ireland

Aideen Conneely

Having become acquainted with our new team and management here in New York, myself and Shane have commenced our scheduled work on the JSOX element of the internal audit engagement. This engagement includes ensuring that the internal controls of the main company align with the specific controls of the company looking to acquire them. We are enjoying our work here with our EA US colleagues and quickly learning new aspects on the job.

While in New York, it is important to make the most of all that is offered. This week I went to see The Book of Mormon on Broadway. The production and cast were world class and it is a definite must see for anyone visiting the city.

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