Course Summary

Duration1 hour

PresenterDes O'Neill

Course Overview

With the continued media attention and public interest, the audit of charities continue to be a hot topic for auditors. Audits of charities can present significant challenges for auditors and this online CPD course will focus on the high risk areas and common problem areas encountered by auditors.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Charities audit / audit exempt requirements
  • The Charity regulator & Government Agency Requirements
  • Application of SORP
  • Audit Execution
  • Internal Controls and Procedures
  • Completeness of Income
  • Verification of Expenses
  • Determining restricted funds versus unrestricted funds
  • Audit Risks – Specific Considerations for Charities

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.


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.