Course Summary

Duration7.5 hours


Course Details

An Overview of The Irish Community, Voluntary & Charitable Sector

Duration1 hour

PresenterIvan Cooper

  • Some Basic Facts
  • Non-Profit Organisations in Ireland
  • Where does the Money come From?
  • Sources of Fundraised Income
  • ICEM April 2017 Results
  • Recovering Trust in Charities
  • Giving Trends
  • Responsibilities
  • Public Interest in our Work
  • Re-Understanding Public-Benefit Trusteeship
  • 2017 Policy Context
  • Duties of Trustees in the Charities Act
  • Companies Act 2014
  • Programme for Government
  • Maximising Societal Value Practically
  • Commissioning for Communities
  • Lobbying Act 2015
  • The GDPR

Presenter: Ivan Cooper – The Wheel

Round Table Conversation

Duration1 hour



  •  Ivan Cooper of The Wheel
  • Cormac O Ceallaigh of  Cormac O Ceallaigh & Co
  • Des O’Neill of OmniPro

GDPR and Information Risk Management

Duration1 hour

PresenterValerie Lyons

  • General Factors to Consider for Data Protection
  • Executive Factors to Consider for Data Protection
  • Overview of GDPR
  • How Data Breaches Cause Headaches
  • Other Data Protection Headaches
  • Cyber Security Protection

Valerie Lyons – BH Consulting

Trustees, Directors and Members of Charities – Understanding Their Roles and Responsibilities

Duration1 hour

PresenterCormac O Ceallaigh

  • Setting the scene –the important role the charity sector plays in Irish Society
  • Roles and functions of members, directors and trustees
  • The critical importance of a proper induction process
  • Statutory duties of directors and roles and duties of trustees
  • The importance of protecting and maintaining the ethos of a charity.
  • Common short coming with members, directors and trustees
  • The new age of regulation.

Cormac O Ceallaigh – Cormac O Ceallaigh & Co

Audit Issues for Charities

Duration1 hour

PresenterDes O’Neill

  • Risk in Charity Audits
  • Systems and Controls
  • The Audit of Income
  • The Audit of Expenditure
  • Other Audit Issues

Des O’Neill & John Murphy – OmniPro

Current Tax Issues for Charities

Duration1 hour

PresenterFrank Green

  • Income Tax/Corporation Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
  • Paye/Prsi/USC
  • PSWT
  • Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT)
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Stamp Duty
  • Donations
  • Revenue Audits

Frank Green – Mazars

Accounting Issues for Charities Under SORP & FRS 102

Duration1.5 hours

PresenterDes O’Neill

  • Draft Charity (Accounting and Reporting) Regs
  • Accounting Issues for Charities – Financial statements
  • Common errors noted in financial statements


Des O’Neill & John Murphy – OmniPro