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Schedule

Friday

Time  Topic  Speaker 
8.15am   Registration
9.20am   Conference Welcome   
9.30am   Topical Audit Issues (Dublin)
 Brendan Howard, Mercia 
   Economic Overview (Cork)  Susan Hayes, The Positive
 Economist 
10.15am  Tax Dispute Resolution
 - Changes in the tax appeals process
 - New era in tax dispute resolution, working with Revenue
 - UK Practitioner/ Revenue experience and possible application in  this jurisdiction
 Conor Kennedy, PwC
11am   Refreshment Break 
11.40am  Professional Update   CPA Ireland Professional Standards Team
12.25pm   eCommerce - the Role of the Accountant 
 - eCommerce landscape and models
 - eCommerce terminology and services
 - Accounting operations
 - The future of eCommerce
 Graham Merriman, Carrickane
 Consulting
1.10pm   Lunch 
2.10pm   Professional Negligence

- A quick overview/refresher on the basic principles applicable to professionals and in particular accountants;
- Recent developments in the field of professional negligence law (particularly focused on the case-law concerning the provision of financial services over the last couple of years).
- The insurance considerations when facing an allegation of professional negligence (i.e. issues related to notification and matters that might lead to an insurer refusing indemnity to a professional person).

 
 Ian Boyle Harper BL 
3pm   Financial Reporting (Dublin)  Maureen Kelly, CPA Ireland
   Topical Audit Issues (Cork)  Brendan Howard, Mercia
3.45pm   Charities Act Update   John Farrelly, Charities Regulatory Authority
4.30pm  Helping Individual and SME Clients to Save Tax and Raise Finance  Garvan Whelan, IT Tallaght
4.40pm   End of Day One 

Saturday

Time  Topic  Speaker 
8.15am   Registration 
9.25am  Opening Remarks   
9.30am   Economic Update (Dublin)   Susan Hayes, The Positive Economist 
   Financial Reporting (Cork)  Maureen Kelly, CPA Ireland
10.15am   Increase your Client Base through your Online Profile   Mary Cloonan, Marketing Clever
11am    Refreshment Break
11.15am  Practice Management
- Harnessing the power of technology.
- Recognising the barriers to change.
- Identifying new markets for your skills.
- Selling new services to existing clients.
- Building a brand for your firm.
- Productivity.
- Credit control.
 - Practice administration 

 Colm Divilly, Professional Education  Seminars
12pm  Companies Act 2014 - assisting clients with the  transition   Keith Rooney BL
12.45pm  Conference Closes 

 

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