Course Details

All accountants are required to perform their duty in an ethical fashion in accordance with their governing institute guidelines and those guidelines are derived from the IESBA Code of Ethics.  This course is to address the update introduced by the 2018 International Code of Ethics for Professional Accounts as issued by the International Ethics Standard Board for Accountants (“IESBA”). This new guidance is effective from 15 June 2019.

This course focuses on the requirements of the Code to a professional accountant in Public Practice and should not solely be considered by individual accountants but by practising firms as well. It will:

  • Break down the requirements of the 2018 International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
    • Part 1 – Complying with the Code, Fundamental Principles and Conceptual Framework
    • Part 3 – Professional Accountants in Public Practice, including International Independence Standards
  • Ethics for the Professional Accountant in Audit
    • The IAASA Ethical Standard including a quick summary of the Irish Auditing Framework


Handouts will include:

  • Slides
  • An IAASA Ethical Standard Quick Guide & An Omnipro Summary of the IESBA Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accounts


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.

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.