Accountants are a treasure trove of information – for hackers!

When you consider the volume of data that an accountancy firm or an individual practitioner possesses, you can understand why they have become an attractive target for hackers. Accountants are regarded as custodians of people’s most sensitive information. It’s everything about them and their family. And there’s an expectation that every appropriate measure is being… Read More



Accountants are a treasure trove of information – for hackers!

When you consider the volume of data that an accountancy firm or an individual practitioner possesses, you can understand why they have become an attractive target for hackers. Accountants are regarded as custodians of people’s most sensitive information. It’s everything about them and their family. And there’s an expectation that every appropriate measure is being… Read More



AML training must be more than mere lip service

In a recent sanction by the Central Bank, attention is being drawn to the fact that anti-money laundering (AML) training needs to be focused, specific and ongoing. In the sanction report, a financial services firm was fined €443,000 in June 2018 for failures that included lack of appropriate AML training. The sanctions report reads: ‘it… Read More



Welcome to our new website

It seems a good time to launch a new website. After nine years in business, it was time to give the site a refresh. We have: added a shopping facility to our website to allow you download and pay for template engagement letters, letters of representation and various manuals. See more at this link; and changed… Read More