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Developing a Framework for Climate-related Risk

DEVELOPING A FRAMEWORK FOR CLIMATE-RELATED RISK
As climate-related threats increasingly dominate our environment, attention is now turning to the impact on global financial stability. Mark Kennedy looks at the effect on the financial services industry and how the regulatory landscape is likely to change.

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Why Cyber Behaviour is the Board’s Business

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Organisations must develop a cyber strategy and culture that considers the human element if they are to minimise the associated financial, legal and reputational consequences of potential security breaches, writes Sarah Hipkin.

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The EU Mandatory Disclosure Regime

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Finance Act 2019 introduces an obligation on reporting intermediaries (and in some cases relevant taxpayers) to disclose potentially aggressive cross-border tax planning arrangements to the Irish Tax Authorities and on the Irish Tax Authorities to exchange all information with their counterparties.

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Five critical steps to managing fraud in 2020

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The failure to anticipate fraud risks can leave us open to significant financial and brand loss, explains Maureen Kelly, Senior Manager in Forensic and Investigation Services at Mazars.

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Gender pay gap reporting is fast approaching – Companies need to be ready

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With the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill, 2019 currently in the process of being enacted, companies need to pay more attention to the pay gaps that exist between males and females in their organisations. This was the stark message that Sonya Boyce, director of HR Consulting in Mazars gave to a gathering of Shannon Chamber member companies at a recent seminar in Shannon.

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Best of Breeds

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Accountancy firms, like many other entities, are looking to broaden their recruitment approach. Sonya Boyce, HR consulting offers some tips on building a more inclusive practice.

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Is the hardest part of Brexit yet to come?

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We've all survived the UK leaving the EU on 31 January, and it's no wonder. The hard work for Brexit negotiators and Irish businesses is yet to come, writes Mark Kennedy.

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Key Employee Engagement Programme (“KEEP”)

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The Minister for Finance announced in his Budget 2018 speech the introduction of a new tax-advantaged share scheme in Ireland known as the “Key Employee Engagement Programme” (KEEP). The scheme was formally enacted on 14 January 2018.

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Generation Apprenticeship Employer

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Mazars is delighted to be an employer ambassadors for Generation Apprenticeship supporting new talent in the accounting industry.

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Attacking Cybercrime

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With cyberattacks on the rise, Sarah Hipkin, data protection director at Mazars, outlines how retailers can protect against common email cyberattacks.

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Creating a robust succession planning strategy

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It is never too early to begin building a strategy for succession. Plans can be adapted, changed and refocused, but it is vital to make a will, said Private Client Tax Partner, Mazars, Alan Murray.

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Onwards and upwards: choosing the right strategy for growth

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One of the most important questions for business is: How can I scale my company successfully?

Many privately-owned businesses (POBs) come to a point where their current business model can no longer cope with the rate of organic growth. Processes begin to struggle to satisfy customer demands and employees are stretched to the limit.

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Current market environment offers excellent opportunity for selling your business

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The current market environment is supportive when considering your options.

With key metrics such as interest rates and funding availability all very positive, does the current period represent an excellent window of opportunity to transact?

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Selling a business isn't always simple, here is what you need to know

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It is not possible to see into the future, but succession planning is vital to be in the best tax position.

With the imminent and uncertain challenges of Brexit, it is now more critical than ever that our tax system works in tandem with business to deliver best-in-class entrepreneurs and companies.

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Mazars analysis shows that the finance sector has received the most GDPR fines to date

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Ireland is one of several European countries that has not yet administered fines for GDPR breaches
Analysis conducted of 28 European countries with supervisory authorities
Czech Republic, Germany and Hungary have administered the most fines since the introduction of GDPR in May 2018

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Covid-19: Supporting your Business

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens and brings our economy and its businesses to a standstill, what should business owners be doing to best position themselves for the immediate challenges that confront them? Our Advisory team are working closely with businesses and financial institutions and have set out below some useful tips for business owners to help navigate their way through this unprecedented situation.

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GDPR Survey 2020

GDPR Survey 2020

GDPR Survey 2020

71% of companies say that they reported a personal data breach to the Data Protection Commission (DPC), or another supervisory authority, last year, while only 8% believe they are ‘fully compliant’ with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Latest Reports

Mazars Ireland Transparency Report 2018/2019

Mazars Ireland Transparency Report 18/19

Audit has been at the heart of Mazars since inception, and it remains a driving force for the firm both in Ireland and globally.

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Striking the balance: 2018-2019 Annual Report

Looking to 2020, we see a bright future and many exciting prospects, but we know our stakeholders operate in testing times. That is why finding and maintaining the right balance resonates more than ever. With our 2019 Yearbook, we take the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to accompanying our clients’ development, helping them navigate the complex environments in which they operate and grow in a sustainable way.