CPD Course Overview

Three years on from the introduction of the (IAASA) International Standards on Auditing (Ireland), auditors are getting to grips with the changes and nuances introduced. New standards and amendments are being rolled out on an ongoing basis.  To add to this the world has fundamentally changed over the past few months and the impact of this has been far reaching. Auditing has been no different. We have dissected the auditing standards to determine the specific areas impacted by COVID-19.

This online CPD course will focus on a number of areas where COVID-19 has had an impact:

Areas covered will include:

  • Ethical issues arising from Covid-19
  • Financial Statements – review of key areas impacted by Covid-19
  • A ‘Reviewers Insight’ – Areas of focus on file reviews arising from Covid-19
  • Current practical issues arising out of Covid-19

Online CPD Course 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.


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.