Course Summary

Duration2 hours


Course Overview

This online CPD course will cover the new regulations, legislation and issues impacting on Irish Accountancy Firms that the Knowledge Hub Team are received questions on in 2020.

1. Charities in COVID Times and the New Governance Code

2. Anti-Money Laundering Update – New Legislation and requirements in New Times

3. Monitoring and Quality Control – Hot Topics from 2021

  • Investment Business
  • Root Cause Analysis – What’s the Plan?
  • Independence and Ethics
  • Complaints and Disciplinary Update
  • Cyber Security for accountants

4. The 7 Core Strategies for Irish Accountancy Firms in 2021

    CDP 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.

    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.