Course Summary

Duration1 hour

PresenterJohn Murphy

Course Overview

This course aims to help you to expand the company secretarial services you offer clients, with the twin goals of enhancing customer satisfaction and opening up new opportunities for your business.

Why you should attend

The Companies Act 2014 has created new, more onerous company secretarial requirements for companies and directors. But, by the same token, it has introduced innovative new instruments and procedures. The change in company law, together with the increased co-sec burden and the new instruments and possibilities available, enable accountants to provide new services for their clients and to offer practical and commercial advice as to what is permitted and prohibited from a company secretarial perspective.

How you will benefit

In this course, we will cover three of the most common new company secretarial services you can offer clients, providing you with practical guidance and insights on applying these procedures in practice. In addition, we will talk you through the latest CRO specifications and requirements on electronic filing. The webinar will be rounded off by looking at ways to market your co-sec services and increase your firm revenues.

Specific areas covered include

  • Company restoration
  • Section 343 applications
  • Electronic filing requirements and filing replacement accounts
  • Updating a company’s constitution
  • The practical approach to marketing your co-sec services

CPD Facilitators

Des O’Neill: Co-Founder and Managing Director, OmniPro

Having worked for a number of years in practice, Des O’Neill co-founded OmniPro to develop tools, techniques, products and services, empowering accountants to achieve their best. Over 15 years, he has grown the company to a multi-million-euro turnover business and established OmniPro as Ireland’s largest independent provider of CPD for accountants.

Des speaks regularly, at national and international fora, on practice development, auditing, accounting, company law and regulation. He is passionate about bringing innovation to the profession and empowering accountants to achieve what they want in their careers and practice.


John Murphy: Tax, Corporate Restructuring and Practice Support, OmniPro

As a lead member of our technical support team, John relishes problem-solving to help accountants develop innovative client solutions and sharing his technical knowledge on tax, financial reporting and auditing.

He provides support, training and advice to OmniPro clients on financial reporting, auditing and company law matter and conducts company valuations.  In addition, as a Chartered Tax Adviser, he advises on a range of issues from income tax, tax planning, restructuring and exit planning to Revenue audits.

A Chartered Accountant and Qualified Financial Adviser, John has over a decade’s Big 4 experience with EY and PwC, providing tax and audit services for a portfolio of clients, ranging in scale from SMEs to multinationals.