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  • Understanding your business | Food and agri-business | PwC Ireland | Industries
    install additional capacity to accommodate the increased milk supply Processors will have to review their product mix to ensure they are achieving sustainable prices and are producing products for which there is an identifiable market Major questions to be addressed include what products to produce where to sell the products and how to enter new markets Hence the decisions around strategy and technology have never before been more pertinent to future success Sustainability The goal is for the food and agribusiness sector to be profitable while ensuring it can continue over the long term by managing resources materials skills and using appropriate technologies Thus the sector needs to demonstrate efficiency in the use of resources to mitigate any risks that may jeopardise the long term success of the sector There is likely to be increasing pressure to deliver on such an agenda The regulatory environment will make these matters more pressing Innovation will be central to sustaining businesses into the future Driving supply chain efficiencies The supply chain represents a very significant cost to doing business Reducing these costs is a constant challenge Efficiencies must be found at all stages of the supply chain Current trends show business moving towards leaner and greener supply chains where the focus is on mitigating environmental impact through developing sustainable practices The supply chain is rapidly evolving through innovation and technological advancements The supply chain must have the flexibility to scale up and down as dictated by the seasonality of the produce and demand for the products Businesses that are behind the curve will become uncompetitive Every business should have a clear understanding of how they measure up against industry peers Periodically benchmarking key metrics is hugely important for business decision makers Access to funding Access to funding has been significantly curtailed in recent years Expansion exporting and innovating will require investment It is important that businesses have in place the correct funding structure for their particular needs Funding can be sourced from the business s own reserves through retaining profits levies and additional shareholder investment or separately through debt financing Increasingly companies are availing of alternative funding structures such as joint ventures SPVs partnerships and long term lease agreements Capital can also be released through invoice discounting and assets disposals Often the lack of liquidity of the equity shares constrains business investment and development addressing this is a major consideration for management Brand management Managing the brand is important in differentiating and securing a position in the market Successful brand management therefore builds the value in the business Even for businesses upstream in the value chain they are greatly impacted by the downstream influences of consumers and retailers Everyone along the supply chain value chain needs to be cognisant of trends preferences and consumer requirements It is critical to understand the consumer preferences and the needs of consumers and thus position the business and brand in a way that remains relevant for consumers and customers Therefore the brand offering needs to be aligned

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/industries/food-and-agribusiness/understanding-your-business.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Publications | Food and agri-business | PwC Ireland | Industries
    United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Publications What s new Global Food Security in Africa Water on oil Food agribusiness disposals mergers and acquisitions Global agribusiness deal activity Food Security in Africa Water on oil Food security s significance as a key geostrategic theme was confirmed in 2007 2008 when it emerged at the top of the international political agenda Although food price inflation has receded in recent years the underlying supply challenges remain demanding The collapse in oil prices has forced food security and agricultural development to the top of the political and economic agenda across Africa To thrive economically and socially Africa needs first to deal with its own US 35bn structural food deficit before it can play a role in alleviating long term strategic supply impediments across the world December 2015 Food Agribusiness Disposals Mergers and Acquisitions The Irish Food Agribusiness Sector is worth 24 billion to the Irish economy annually These enterprises are the bedrock of the Irish economy in particular in rural Ireland where they are the primary source of employment and investment We explore the challenges Food and agribusiness entrepreneurs face during their business careers June 2015 Global Agribusiness Deal

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/industries/food-and-agribusiness/publications.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Advisory | Industries | PwC Ireland | Healthcare services
    through to implementation planning and delivering on change We assist clients by providing the following services Organisational departmental design and change strategy Human resource strategy and management Human resource shared services and outsourcing advice Coaching learning and development Reward pay pensions and benefits Executive recruitment resourcing Operational effectiveness Healthcare organisations are constantly looking to increase efficiency and improve performance They turn to us in order to challenge their existing processes activities and thinking and to gain insights into practices being adopted by best in class health organisations We assist clients by providing the following services Performance improvement and cost reduction Revenue cycle efficiency revenue optimisation Business process and control reviews Shared services and outsourcing advice Programme management and project office support Governance risk and compliance We work with healthcare organisations in building proactive and forward looking governance risk and compliance programmes We assist clients by providing the following services Corporate governance reviews Risk management policy development Internal control reviews Business continuity planning advice Information technology and security IT has become critical to the operations and competitiveness of healthcare organisations However healthcare senior executives are under constant pressure to reduce spending on IT and to optimise the use of IT to maximise its value We assist clients by providing the following services Aligning IT to the strategy of the organisation System and vendor selection IT strategy and e health single patient record IT project management Information security advice and review Management information design Data quality IT systems are only as effective as your ability to use the data that flows through them A trusted and reliable flow of data and information in the form of business knowledge and insight has become critical to the operations and competitiveness of healthcare organisations We assist clients by providing the following services Review of data

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/healthcare/advisory.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Audit | Industries | PwC Ireland | Healthcare services
    Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Audit healthcare services Healthcare organisations must operate from a position of financial integrity Poor internal controls can put patients well being at risk Healthcare organisations must be able to assure key stakeholder e g industry and government regulators that they are solvent and trustworthy Our renowned assurance practice combined with our deep knowledge of the health industry and its specific compliance and reporting requirements enables us to assist clients in developing effective controls over their financial reporting in an efficient manner by providing an independent opinion on their financial statements How we can help you We assist clients by providing the following services Annual audit We conduct statutory annual audits for more public and private hospitals than any other audit firm in Ireland Our audit engagements are underpinned by our deep healthcare industry knowledge wide international experience and global network of skilled professionals In addition we also provide advice on healthcare specific financial accounting issues Working capital management For healthcare organisations concentrating on reducing the days outstanding to reduce working capital needs and bank borrowings the process of tracking identifying and reconciling

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/healthcare/audit.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Tax healthcare services | Industries | PwC Ireland | Healthcare services
    Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Tax healthcare services Healthcare organisations operate in an environment of ever increasing competitiveness shrinking margins and regulatory scrutiny A tax strategy that achieves full compliance while aligning with expanding business goals is essential for healthcare organisations who want to remain competitive and drive innovation in the healthcare delivery system Creating an effective and compliant tax structure allows healthcare organisations to plan and manage tax rates reduce risk and exposure and align tax and business objectives How we can help you We assist clients by providing the following services Tax compliance management PwC provides healthcare organisations with an efficient and responsive tax service which assists in meeting tax obligations and address any opportunities to minimise tax liabilities in accordance with current tax legislation We assist clients by providing the following services Initiation of tax development plans Advising on any payments due Preparation of tax computations Completion of tax returns Provision of tax and healthchecks and tax compliance awareness workshops for key staff VAT planning Healthcare organisations turn to PwC to seek assurance that their VAT refund position is optimised We assist clients by providing the following services Planning for VAT liabilities Assistance in complying with VAT obligations Revenue Audit preparation and management Assistance in the identification of potential efficiencies with a view to reducing the overall impact of VAT PAYE PRSI In providing employee tax services PwC adopts a customised approach which is practical and commercial and which facilitates a direct relationship with health organisations We assist clients by providing the following services Routine compliance checks with PAYE and VAT rules Addressing issues arising in relation to the operation of the PAYE PRSI system particularly in relation to the payment of

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/healthcare/tax-and-legal.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Our team | Industries | PwC Ireland | Healthcare services
    profit Pharmaceuticals and life sciences Public sector Real estate Retail and consumer Services for legal firms Technology Media centre Articles Press releases Publications RSS feeds Careers Experienced careers Student careers Executive search Ireland International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong 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 Our team Advisory Audit Tax Aidan Walsh Partner Dublin Tel 353 1 792 6255 Email Ann O Connell Partner Dublin Tel 353 1 792 8512 Email Ciarán Kelly Partner Dublin Tel 353 1 792 6408 Email Ellen Roche Director Dublin Tel 353 1 792 6703 Email Denis O Connor Partner Dublin Tel 353 1 792 6288 Email Rachael Morgan Director Dublin Tel 353 1 792 8750 Email Paul Hennessy Partner Dublin Tel 353 1 792 6012 Email Paul Monahan Senior Manager Dublin Tel 353 1 792 6241 Email Teresa McColgan Partner Dublin Tel 353 1 792 8613 Email Sean Brodie Partner Dublin Tel 353 1 792 8619 Email Ciara Whelan Director Dublin Tel 353 1 792 8635 Email Healthcare services Advisory Audit Tax healthcare services

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/healthcare/team.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Publications | Industries | PwC Ireland | Healthcare services
    Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong 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 Healthcare publications What s new Publications 18th Annual Global CEO survey Healthcare industry summary 18th Annual Global CEO survey Healthcare industry summary Healthcare CEOs are slightly positive about the economy and confident of boosting revenues Yet

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  • Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions (AIMS) | Industries | PwC Ireland | Insurance
    careers Student careers Executive search Ireland International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong 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 Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions AIMS What s new CP92 Feedback Statement Actuarial Regime and Governance Requirements place significant new demands on insurance companies Solvency II Amendments to the Delegated Act Solvency II All set for Pillar 3 Solvency II reporting timelines and deadlines Q4 2015 to Q3 2017 Impact of Solvency II on financial reporting Life and non life consultancy services to domestic and international client base AIMS Ireland closely linked to AIMS UK practice with over 200 UK based specialists Strategic and operational solutions to emerging issues including new solvency and regulatory regimes market consistent valuation operational effectiveness of actuarial and risk functions Advise on reserving mergers and acquisitions due diligence exit solutions and capital modelling Leading provider of support to companies implementing new financial reporting mechanisms IFRS and US GAAP Insurance Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions Audit services Pension services Regulatory services Tax and legal Contacts Publications Contacts Ronan

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/insurance/actuarial-services.html (2016-02-18)
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