Mazars has a long-standing commitment to the principle that audit and accountancy firms, by virtue of our role in relation to the accountability of public interest entities, should hold themselves to the highest standards of transparency and accountability.
Over the years, financial communication has become an essential aspect of promoting the activities of large insurance groups. The exercise has particular salience this year with the arrival of the European Solvency II Directive, introducing far-reaching changes in the matter of capital requirements and risk management. Against this background, we have taken a closer look at the information available on Solvency II, the major issue in financial communication in 2015.
Mazars recognises digitisation as an important topic for the financial services industry; for this reason, we are developing a content programme with the Economist Intelligence Unit that will focus on how banks, insurance and real estate businesses are adapting their risk and reporting procedures to the new digital environment.
Reaping the Rewards: How Ireland can benefit from a culture of good corporate governance is the latest report from CPA Ireland which examines how private and public sector organisations of all sizes can benefit from high standards of corporate governance.
By means of its professional expertise, Mazars acts to bring transparency to the markets. As a responsible group, Mazars therefore decided from 2005 onwards to be subject to the demands of transparency itself and to publish its consolidated accounts under the same terms as its listed clients.
In his sixth Budget, but first under the new coalition government, Minister Noonan announced €500m of tax cuts. The theme of the Budget was continued focus on economic recovery and making Ireland capable of withstanding BREXIT.
There is no doubt that SMEs are and will always be the back bone of every economy in Europe. There are over 20 million SMEs in Europe and they have contributed to the generation of substantial income, employment, outputs, innovation and new technologies.
The road from principles to practice: Today’s challenges for business in respecting human rights is a global report by The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by Mazars and a group of organisations including multinational companies, a law firm, governments, NGOs and business groups.
This Guidebook is intended to make the European Audit Reform more accessible to you by helping you understand the main changes in the Directive and Regulation.
Ireland is among the world’s most competitive locations for research and development investment, according to a major study by Mazars.