Course Summary

Duration1 hour

PresenterMike O'Halloran

Charities & Financial Reporting


Course Details

Speaker: Mike O’Halloran & Colm Owens

Charity assignments are susceptible to a higher than normal risk level due to several factors. One such factor is the requirement to ensure that their accounts are prepared in accordance with an applicable financial reporting framework. While the Charities SORP is not yet mandatorily applicable, many charities are voluntarily applying this which presents additional disclosure requirements. This session will focus on the key considerations for financial reporting in Irish Charities, including;

  1. Selection of an appropriate financial reporting framework
  2. The differences between SORP and FRS 102
  3. Key accounting issues for Charities, including issues with SORP application
  4. Review of Charities financial statements

CDP Course Speaker:

Mike O’Halloran: Practice Support Executive, OmniPro

Mike, a member of our Practice Support team, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. He is responsible for carrying out hot file reviews, cold file reviews, annual compliance reviews, in-house training & supporting firms on a day to day basis.

Formerly a quality reviewer with Chartered Accountants Ireland, this role saw him visiting firms of various sizes across Ireland conducting audit, non-audit and anti-money laundering visits. Prior to this he spent 12 years working in small and medium sized practices. In these roles, Mike has gained a comprehensive knowledge of the profession and has worked with a broad range of clients across many industries.


Colm Owens: Practice Support Executive, OmniPro

As a member of our Practice Support team, Colm’s focus is on helping practices achieve on-going best practice compliance, prepare for monitoring visits and assist with post-monitoring visits follow-ups.

Colm brings a unique insight into the whole area of monitoring and compliance having spent the last 6 years as a quality reviewer with Chartered Accountants Ireland.  In that role he has visited firms of differing sizes all over the country which has given him an insight into how firms operate, the challenges facing firms and how firms are responding to current issues facing them and the profession.  He has gained up-to-date knowledge of audit, accounting, money laundering and regulatory compliance issues relevant to the profession and knowledge of current audit methodologies.

Prior to his time with Chartered Accountants Ireland, Colm’s roles included Audit Manager with Anne Brady McQuillans and Brophy Gillespie, both in Dublin, where he worked with a range of clients from small owner-managed businesses through to larger audit clients.