Course Overview

The Irish Accountancy Profession is behind on technology. This is not a criticism it is a statement of fact. As a small island country, the global accounting technology players have not focussed as much time energy and effort on us as they have on our larger neighbour. Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of technology in accountants and their clients. In this online CPD course, we develop both a personalised firm Technology Plan and integrate a Business Development Plan using technology as the base platform.


      • Personalised Technology Plan
      • Personalised Business Development Plan
      • An Implementer Filter to help you make decisions that matter

          CDP Course Facilitators:

          Des O’Neill – Creator and Chief Delivery Officer at ProfitPro

          Having spent 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.

          With ProfitPro, Des has developed a proven practice management blueprint, enabling principals and partners to build less stressful, more profitable, and more rewarding businesses. The ProfitPro approach is based on the philosophy of creating a business that aligns with your business and life goals want rather than letting the demands of your practice dictate these for you.

          Dermot Hamblin – ProfitPro  

          Dermot has spent over 20 years in the accounting tech sector, with several roles at Director level.

          He’s launched three Practice Management solutions into the UK, launched the PANALITIX brand into the UK in 2015 and since 2011 has been working with software vendors and accountancy firms to embrace the digital environment.

          Joining when IRIS was a family firm, Dermot spent 10 years with IRIS during the days when they experienced rapid growth and went through three private equity rounds, Dermot’s last role within IRIS was at Exchequer Software.

          Exchequer was a market leading ERP solution, that is now in the Advanced family.  In early 2000’s Exchequer was delivering functionality to medium sized business, far in excess of any competition.  Originally delivered through a reseller channel, his role at Exchequer was to introduce a direct sales model.

          Three years with Thomson Reuters Digital has been followed by self-employment where contracts have taken him to Bulgaria and Australia.  Contracts have covered many areas of tech, but primarily focussed in financial tech.

          Dermot passion is always to ensure that tech enhances business life, but doesn’t control it.  Tech has been able to significantly enhance business, but it should not abuse the most important part of technology – the human relationship.