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  • Systems and process assurance | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Systems and process assurance In today s business world IT and financial reporting environments are becoming increasingly complex while even greater reliance is being placed on the information produced by these systems and processes Also new regulations have put a greater emphasis on internal controls and often require independent assessments of the effectiveness of internal controls Attention to the design documentation and operation of controls is critical to ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of information used for financial reporting and management decision making Potential issues You need confidence in the quality of the information produced by your IT systems You need assistance in documenting or testing your internal controls over financial reporting You need an independent review of your control structure including the identification of weaknesses and possible design enhancements You rely on financial information from a third party and need independent assurance on that information You are implementing or have just implemented a new IT system and want a review of the associated controls You are entering into a joint venture or other transaction and need due diligence on systems and controls You have suffered a systems or an accounting breakdown and you need to implement a remediation programme How can we help Our Systems and Process Assurance SPA team provides services related to controls around the financial reporting process including financial business process and IT management controls We serve both audit and non audit clients in providing the following services Business process and controls reviews for financial and operational applications Database security controls reviews IT general controls reviews IT audit Infrastructure security reviews Third party assurance and opinion services Sarbanes Oxley readiness process improvement and sustainability services Compliance with other regulatory requirements e g

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  • Third party assurance | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    territory sites Third party assurance What s new Impact of Increased Data Requirements and Regulatory Reporting An Asset Management Service Provider Perspective Impact of Increased Data Requirements and Regulatory Reporting A Fund Manager Perspective Impact of Increased Data Requirements and Regulatory Reporting A Fund Director Perspective Times are changing and the business world is seeing new delivery models The rise of service orientated architecture whether it is outsourcing cloud computing or shared service centres is also increasing the need for trust and transparency around those services Privacy and security concerns around the handling of data are also high on the agenda In the financial services sector there is also the added pressure of regulatory change which in turn drives the demand for greater and more frequent assurance If your organisation provides such services and your customers control environment is dependent on your systems procedures and controls then it may well be in your best interests to provide a report on your internal controls so that you can demonstrate that you are doing the right things and doing things right Moreover in today s rapidly changing and increasingly regulated world your customers or your future customers may demand it Potential issues You require independent assurance that your reporting processes and controls are adequate You are concerned about services you have outsourced to third parties and require assurance that adequate controls and processes are in place You are unsure if your compliance and risk mitigation processes are as effective and efficient as they should be You are worried about the impact of new regulations and whether you have the appropriate systems in place to remain compliant How can we help We will work with you to identify the correct reporting format for your requirements The following are some examples of formats we

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  • ERP services | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites ERP services Technology is vital for businesses to succeed Every organisation has unique processes and needs However managing and connecting all the moving parts of your business activities is essential to help your business operate more effectively and make better strategic decisions The right Enterprise Resource Planning ERP system combined with appropriate risk controls allows you to do just that Potential issues You need assistance in assessing the segregation of duties and sensitive access associated with your system You need assurance that direct data access risks within your ERP environment are appropriately addressed You are unsure as to whether your ERP system has been correctly confi gured to mitigate financial and operational risks You wish to determine the risks that a new ERP release could pose to your organisation You require assistance in implementing ERP compliance tools You need assistance in identifying and documenting business processes and associated controls How can we help We have the knowledge and experience to assist you in realising the full benefits of ERP systems We can

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  • Governance | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    sites Governance What s new Boards confront on evolving landscape PwC s annual Corporate Directors Survey Governance refers to the processes and structures used to direct and manage the business and affairs of an organisation in a responsible and ethical manner with the goal of ensuring financial viability and creating value Dynamic regulatory landscapes increasingly complex global business environments and rapid technological change are just some of the factors which in recent times have been driving organisations to examine their governance structures Understanding and effectively implementing a fit for purpose governance framework is essential in order to support the delivery of your strategic goals Potential issues Your organisation is changing and you are experiencing one or more of the following Growth Transformation Reorganisation Increased stakeholder scrutiny You are unsure whether your governance framework can adapt to these changes You need a governance framework that is scalable and responsive to change You are finding it difficult to design and implement a new governance framework How can we help We have extensive experience helping organisations across a range of industries in designing building and assessing a governance framework that is suitable responsive and scalable both up and down In particular we can

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  • Risk | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    managing risks is an intuitive process However businesses can often face challenges around the following areas How can we help We have extensive experience helping organisations across a range of industries in designing building risk identification risk assessment and risk management strategies for the challenges facing you today We are subject matter experts in the following areas Operational Risk Management Operational risk is the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes people and systems or from external events Managing operational risk requires you to ask are you confident that your internal controls and infrastructure are fit for purpose Are they adequate in a changing business environment Understanding this ensures you assess manage and respond to operational risk in a manner which ensures the long term stability and resilience of your organisation How can we help Reviewing your existing operational risk framework Designing and implementing enhanced operational risk management frameworks Assisting you to embed the right risk culture Facilitating risk and control self assessments within your organisation Who to contact Jane Conroy Tel 353 1 792 6041 Rosie Owens Tel 353 1 792 6014 Conduct Risk This is the risk that firm behaviour results in poor outcomes for customers Smarter businesses are going to put customer engagement at the heart of their strategy culture and operating model and reinforce this with an appropriate conduct risk appetite management framework and key controls The big difference from the past is the greater focus on collaborative relationships with customers which brings them into the heart of the product design process Not only will this approach help product innovation and differentiation it will also provide a sustainable and demonstrable platform for compliance in the area of conduct risk How can we help By leveraging our global network we can partner with you on

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  • Compliance | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Compliance What s new State of compliance Deeper insight for greater strategic value What it means to be a chief compliance officer Compliance is more than just satisfying regulations It also means understanding and delivering on the expectations of all internal and external stakeholders taking both legal obligations and voluntary standards into account As a result it s essential to make sure your compliance processes meet identify and prioritise your stakeholder requirements that you measure and monitor their effectiveness address any weaknesses and provide adequate reports With so many obligations and potentially different attitudes towards compliance many organisations can end up with a fragmented and contradictory patchwork of processes That doesn t necessarily mean that some centralised Big Brother approach is always the answer but certainly in most organisations there is scope for savings and efficiencies as well as better compliance Potential issues You are concerned about the reputational risk from failing to comply with relevant regulations You need help coordinating your compliance framework and identifying gaps in your processes You are concerned about how to deliver regulatory change in your organisation due to differences in attitudes and appetite for change You are unsure how to solve current compliance issues within your organisation There are too many regulations for you to cope with How can we help We have extensive experience helping organisations across a range of industries in designing building and assessing the appropriate culture processes controls and tools for effective compliance We can help you by Implementing a risk based compliance framework Assessing your compliance framework Helping you to meet your compliance obligations Assisting you in delivering regulatory change Solving

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  • Business resilience | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Business resilience What s new The alignment challenge How strategic is your Enterprise Risk Management ERM program Business continuity beyond company walls The Strategic Resilience blog Business resilience is an organisation s ability to respond to the unexpected both opportunities and threats Resilient organisations look for growth opportunities hiding in the unknown and have strategies to exploit them Robust internal control frameworks and fit for purpose business continuity arrangements mean that their organisation is resilient and built on solid foundations Potential issues In an ever evolving economic landscape the challenges to business resilience facing our clients are constantly in flux However you may be facing some of these common themes Managing reliance on end of life cycle IT systems Ensuring business continuity plans are aligned to organisational transformation Addressing the requirements of COSO 2013 Validating the robustness of internal control frameworks How can we help We have extensive experience helping organisations across a range of industries in designing building and assessing the appropriate culture processes controls and tools for effective compliance We can help you with Developing effective business

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  • Corporate treasury solutions | Risk assurance | Audit and assurance | PwC Ireland | Services
    new FRS 100 102 new Irish GAAP Read our Finance and Treasury blog Our corporate treasury team work with local and global treasuries to manage the ever increasing risks that an organisation is exposed to in today s environment From regulatory risk to financial risk management we can help you to address the challenges head on Potential issues Are you finding it difficult to keep pace with the increasingly complex strategies and instruments used in the financial markets Are you confident that treasury risks within your organisation are properly identified and controlled and what impact they might have on your organisation Are you challenged by the pressures of multiple compliance and regulatory requirements such as EMIR Are you uncertain what the implications of new accounting requirements such as IFRS 9 IFRS 13 and FRS 100 102 will have on your financial instrument derivative and hedge accounting amounts in your financial statements Do you feel you are not getting maximum value from your treasury function How can we help Our treasury solutions group are assisting companies on a day to day basis to deal with the above challenges and many more that are affecting the operation of treasuries in today s

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