Mazars Supports the 2017 Good Governance Awards for the Not-for-Profit Sector

The good governance awards were established to recognise and encourage compliance and adherence with good governance best practice by non-profit organisations in Ireland. Building on the work of the Charities Regulator who recently highlighted the need for an appropriate governance framework for charities to be put in place, the Good Governance Awards seeks to showcase how good governance and driving social change are effectively interlinked.

It also aims to promote awareness of effective governance principles and to encourage improvements in the standards of disclosure. 

Mazars are delighted to once again support the Good Governance Awards.  This is a wonderful opportunity for not for profits to showcase their achievements in the area of governance and also to learn where improvements can be made.  Communicating and promoting good governance practice is fundamental to building public trust in the not for profit sector. Mazars will perform the technical review of shortlisted organisations and in so doing we will provide invaluable feedback to those organisations in terms of where they can make improvements as a means of working towards best in class financial reporting.

Aedin Morkan, Director, Mazars says “As a judge I will be focused on how not for profits are communicating their governance practices in their annual report and how it links with other aspects of their annual report – from strategy and objectives through to achievements on the ground versus plans, financial results and reporting impact and outcomes.  We set the bar high as a means of bringing all not for profits along the road of achieving best in class by both national and international standards.”

In addition to Aedín Morkan, entries will also be judged by Dr Oonagh Breen, UCD Sutherland School of Law; Ian Brady, Head of Davy’s Charities; Deirdre Garvey, The Wheel; Tom Costello, David Duffy founder of Governance-Online; Gerry Egan, Dóchas; Caitríona Fottrell, Ireland Funds; Penelope Kenny, Arts Governance; Bob Semple, Patricia Quinn, Benefacts; Geraldine Sheehan, Volunteer Ireland and Kevin Smyth.

Closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 15th September, 2017.   

More information and details of how to apply www.goodgovernanceawards.ie

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