Employees are the greatest asset of any company, upon which competitive advantage is built - but they are also one of the largest cost factors. Every business leader should think about on whether we are doing all we can, to preserve this investment and whether we are making the most of our employees' potential.
Grant Thornton Baltic OÜ advised German company RAUMEDIC AG on the acquisition of aktsiaselts A&G. RAUMEDIC AG is a leading developer and manufacturer of systems and components and a partner to medical and pharmaceutical industries. Core business of aktsiaselts A&G is production of medical supplies.
It did not take long for Piret Lemsalu, CFO of AS Hoolekandeteenused, to realise that they had hit the jackpot with Grant Thornton Baltic, whom they chose as their internal audit service provider as a result of a procurement held in 2021.
It is currently a golden era for fraud but harm caused by bad actors is preventable if you regularly perform checks on business partners and clients and keep alert to specific warning signs, panellists on the Äripäev business daily radio programme “Kasvukursil” said.
For two consecutive years, Grant Thornton Baltic’s business risk and internal audit team served as the independent auditor of the programmes of the Estonian National Agency for the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps.
People first associate the word "audit" with balance sheets and income statements, in other words, a financial audit. It's much less common for them to think of an internal audit, the content and nature of which is completely different from a financial audit.
This article covers the key differences between MiCAR and MLTFPA, the fate of the old license, new taxonomies introduced in MiCAR, key regulatory requirements for CASPs, key regulatory requirements for issuing assets and possible redundant requirements of MLTFPA.
From 2017, Estateguru has expanded outside Estonia to offer real estate investment opportunities in the other Baltic states and elsewhere in Europe. With rapid growth taking place, it started to improve and change the company’s risk management system, which led to a need for an internal auditor.
Financial services are one of the most strictly regulated business areas. It is to be expected that every financial service provider must have an internal auditor, be it a paid staff member or outsourced service. ESTO Group, a credit provider founded in 2017 that expended to Latvia and Lithuania in 2021, went the outsourcing route and partnered with Grant Thornton Baltic for internal audit services.
It’s said it takes years to build trust but just a moment to destroy it. The dictum should be taken especially seriously in the financial sector where big sums of money hang in the balance along with the trust of clients, partners and supervisory authorities.
What do Mauritania, Kosovo, Moldova, Iraq, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan have in common? Answer: the e-Governance Academy has provided advisory services to them and tens of other countries in transition, helping local government institutions and NGOs efficiently develop electronic public services and make democratic processes better.
With everything else that is happening in the world, the pandemic era is starting to fade from memory. But remote working is here to stay. That is borne out by the new Occupational Healthcare and Safety Act that entered into force on 19 November 2022, which lays down a more specific framework for employee and employer responsibilities in remote work arrangements.
On 12 May 2022, the Government of the Republic approved a draft amendment to the Local Government Act that makes internal audit a requirement in local governments. At least once every four years, an internal audit must be conducted to verify that the internal control system meets certain requirements.
In every crisis, an optimistic view of the future should be combined with a bulletproof crisis plan that helps a business navigate the worst situations. A few simple tips help build a working strategy, said several experienced practitioners who were guests on the Äripäev business daily’s radio programme “Kasvukursil”.
The so-called Whistleblower Protection Act has raised many practical questions. Here are some of the most common questions that have been asked by clients of Grant Thornton Balticand the answers of our specialists.
A whistleblower has to feel safe in order to have the courage to start shining the light on problem areas in an organization. An EU directive soon to come into force imposes specific requirements on companies to ensure that those who point out problems would not end up like martyrs.