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How to become a better leader

Enhance your leadership skills with Fiona Buckley’s eight simple steps. Every element in business is subject to continuous change and leadership skills are not immune to this. We need to continually evolve our leadership style and approach. If you are in a leadership role for a long time, it may be time to review and… Read More How to become a better leader

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A new era for directors

The Companies Act 2014 led to increased responsibility for directors, but it also clarified what the law requires of them. The role of a company director is an interesting but onerous one. As we all settle into life with the Companies Act 2014, it may seem that the responsibilities of the role have increased, which… Read More A new era for directors

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IP audit: a ‘how-to’ guide

When it comes to liquidations, there are a number of factors to consider when conducting an intellectual property audit. Some of the most important and valuable assets a business has are its intellectual property rights (IPRs). IPRs encompass a wide range of intangible assets including technical processes, innovations, brands, designs and software. There is no… Read More IP audit: a ‘how-to’ guide

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Creating the business case for cloud computing

Theo Lynn and Pierangelo Rosati explain the important role Chartered Accountants can play in helping organisations build the business case for the cloud. We are in the throes of a major transition. Social media, big data, mobile and connected devices are driving business and society to an internet-of-everything where everyone and everything is increasingly connected.… Read More Creating the business case for cloud computing

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GDPR and employee data

As you prepare for the implementation of GDPR, there are a number of practical measures to consider when it comes to processing employee data. Most accountancy firms collect and process personal data relating to their employees on an ongoing basis as part of their everyday personnel administration. Personal data processed by your firm could be… Read More GDPR and employee data

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The threat within: tackling insider fraud

There is much debate about the external cyber risks facing organisations, but how can firms cope with insider threats? The EMEIA Fraud Survey 2017, which was published by EY in June of last year, suggests that there is room for improvement in Ireland’s corporate culture with some staff prepared to bend the rules to meet… Read More The threat within: tackling insider fraud