Course Summary

Duration1 hour

PresenterColm Owens

Course Overview

Covid-19 has presented many challenges to accountants and auditors and has impacted significantly on their work in relation to charity audits. This online CPD course will revisit some of the main considerations in relation to financial reporting and audit for charities and will focus on Covid-19 issues impacting charities. Attendees will obtain an understanding of the issues arising and how Covid-19 has impacted their work.

Topics covered will include:

  • Financial Reporting issues impacting charities;
  • Audit issues impacting charities;
  • Regulatory issues impacting charities;
  • Covid-19 considerations for charity audits;
  • Monitoring visits – common issues

CPD Course Facilitators

Colm Owens: Practice Support Executive, OmniPro

As a members 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.


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.