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Accounting for the pandemic

Accounting in a pandemic
Autumn is a busy time of year for tax practices and Frank Greene says certain work on transactions/reorganisations has been put on hold. “We have spent a lot of time supporting clients on the wage subsidy schemes and dealing with tax debts. This is likely to continue into next year,” says Greene.

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VAT rate reduction

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Ireland is to temporarily reduce its standard rate of value-added tax (VAT) from 23% to 21% with effect from 1 September 2020. The reduced rate of VAT is to remain in place until 28 February 2021. The secondary rate of 13.5% remains unchanged.

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Calm before post- Covid storm is upon us right now

Calm before the storm
The impact of Covid-19 has left many businesses across the Irish economy vulnerable and uncertain about their future and Tom O’Brien, Head of the Financial Advisory Services Division at Mazars Ireland says this may be the ‘calm before the storm’.

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Bank stress tests – the post Covid agenda

Bank stress test
In the early 1990s, stress tests became a popular internal tool for international banks to examine risks and gain a better understanding of threats to the institutions' balance sheet. From there, the Basel Accord was amended in the mid- '90s and required banks and investment firms to conduct stress tests. However, these were more internal exercises for the institution itself to improve risk management.

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The future of Management Information and Key Performance Indicators under IFRS17

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Olive Gaughan, Director of Life Actuarial Services, shares her thoughts on the future of MI and KPI under IFRS17

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Managing Performance in a Pandemic

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Sonya Boyce, Director of HR Consulting, spoke with the Sunday Business Post about why Diversity, Inclusion and Performance Management are key to a successful workplace.

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Interview Tips and Advice

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We are living in a time of unprecedented changes and as companies restructure and adapt to the new normal, these changes may give rise to new positions, promotions and inevitably layoffs and redundancies. This will bring about added stress to workers who are adapting to a new world and now also facing the prospect of a job hunting and interviews.

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Mazars supports Druid Debuts - An online rehearsed reading series

Mazars Supports Druid Debuts Online
Mazars was delighted to support Druid Debuts Online, the company’s annual rehearsed reading series, which will allowed theatre lovers to experience live readings of four new plays virtually in July.

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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

Mazars and Cyber Behaviour
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

5 Steps with Mazars
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

Recruitment
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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Key Employee Engagement Programme (“KEEP”)

Keep Update
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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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.