Record keeping and the RBO


The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts, 2010 to 2018 updates the 2010 legislation that was already in place. Among other things it is essential to arrange staff training with all members of your team to ensure they are up to date with the latest changes.

It is also vital to have an up to date set of written AML Policies Controls & Procedures. This written document must include the following:

  1. Procedures for recordkeeping, staff training and the maintenance of appropriate policies, procedures and controls about the obligations imposed by the legislation;
  2. Procedures about the Register of Beneficial Owners (RBO) – with effect from a date to be announced later in 2019, each corporate entity and Industrial and Provident Societies in Ireland are obliged to maintain a register and file certain details with the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies at the CRO.

 

The website of the RBO is https://rbo.gov.ie/. Entities are also obliged to keep the beneficial ownership information up to date with the RBO at all times. The penalty for not doing so is a Class A fine, which is currently set at €5,000.

More details on these requirements are set out in Appendices III and IV of our newly published AML Policies & Procedures Manual, which is available here.

It is fully updated for the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts, 2010 to 2018 which came into force on 26 November 2018. It retails at €150+VAT.

As regards fulfilling the training requirement, see  our on-demand webinars on AML, accessible at any time.

Other webinar topics include Investment Property Accounting, FRS 105, Common Errors in FRS 102 Accounting and the latest on FRS 105 and company law, visit our online webinar training website. Once viewing is completed, customers will receive a CPD Certificate confirming their learning.