Course Summary

Duration1 hour

PresenterColm Owens & Lindsay Webber

CPD Course Overview

With continued media attention on solicitors when things go wrong, the role of the Reporting Accountant continues to come under scrutiny from both the Law Society and the various Accountancy Bodies.

With that backdrop the purpose of this session is to deal with the provisions of the solicitors accounts regulations focussing particularly on the role of the reporting accountants, to give an insight into the types of issues that the Law Society investigating accountants encounter and identify risk factors when reporting on solicitors accounts.

In this session Colm Owens and Lindsay Webber covered the following,
• The main elements of the Solicitors Accounts Regulations;
• The roles of the Reporting Accountant;
• The Law Society’s role;
• What the Reporting Accountant is required to do; and
• The key problem and risk areas.


Online CPD Course Facilitators:

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.

Having spent the last 6 years as a quality reviewer with Chartered Accountants Ireland Colm has a unique insight into how firms operate, the challenges facing firms and how firms are responding to current issues facing them and the profession.

Lindsay Webber: Practice Support Executive, OmniPro

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

Lindsay is a qualified Chartered Accountant and trained with KPMG in Johannesburg. She has over six years external audit experience along with over six years academic experience specialising in Audit and Financial Accounting.