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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

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How to capture the value of CSR

By Judith Wylie and Anne Marie Ward Chartered Accountants can add significant value to an organisation’s CSR activity. In this article, we explain how with examples from NI Water. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has escalated up the policy agenda in Ireland in recent months with the enactment of the European Union (Disclosure of Non-Financial and… Read More How to capture the value of CSR

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Creating a culture of integrity

By Ros O’Shea For employees to truly buy into an organisation’s value system, leaders must make the most of the ‘moments that matter’.  The South Sea islanders have a word, “mokita”, which translates as “a truth everyone knows but nobody speaks”. And so it is with organisational culture. Creating an environment in which employees implicitly… Read More Creating a culture of integrity

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A roadmap to good financial reporting by charities

By Aedín Morkan Here is a five-step plan to help charities tell their story through the annual report and financial statements. The public has a right to know that charities are economical, efficient and effective in the work they do. High-quality financial reporting by charities plays a key role in meeting the public’s reasonable expectation… Read More A roadmap to good financial reporting by charities