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CPD Blitz 2022 (ROI)

Date & time: 15 December 09:30 – 13:30

This fast-paced day focuses on the key issues impacting accountants in Ireland. Attendees will receive impactful technical updates and professional and commercial insights from high profile speakers, who work day-to-day in their specialist fields.



Time: Title: Speaker: Company:
09.30 Introduction Joe Carroll Chartered Accountants Ireland
09.35 Key Note Speaker Amy Brann Synaptic Potential
10.30 Taxation Updates Gearoid O’Sullivan Chartered Accountants Ireland
11.20 Coffee Break
11.50 Financial Reporting Updates Robert Kirk Ulster University
12.40 Company Law Updates John Darby Solicitor
13.25 Closing remarks Joe Carroll Chartered Accountants Ireland


Amy Brann,
Author, Founder and Director of Synaptic Potential

Founder and CEO of Synaptic Potential and an expert in helping organisations harness their unrealised people potential through the power of neuroscience.Over the past 18 years, Amy has advised hundreds of businesses of all sizes across the globe including Tesco, Warner Brother, EY, Twinings, Novartis and BNP Paribas.

Discover the science of top critical thinking & problem solving in today’s cognitively loaded world you need discipline and habits to help perform at the top of your game. Uncover the scientifically underpinned approaches that will help you focus on the wisest things.

Gearóid O’Sullivan,
Tax Manager, Chartered Accountants Ireland

Gearóid’s session will provide an overview of recent taxation updates from Revenue along with real-life examples of proper implementation and practice.

Robert Kirk

Robert qualified in first place in 1975 as an Irish Chartered Accountant after graduating in Economics from Queens University. He trained in practice with Price Waterhouse and later worked in industry with a subsidiary of Shell (UK). His teaching career started with Business and Accounting Training (now Griffith College) in Dublin where he taught mainly on the professional examination courses for ICAI, CPA, CIMA and ACCA in Belfast and Dublin. In 1984 he was appointed a full time lecturer in Queens University and later moved to Ulster University in 1992 as a Senior Lecturer. In 1994 he was appointed to the Chair in Financial Reporting at Ulster. He was made Emeritus Professor in September 2019.

This session will outline the key updates and changes in financial reporting over the last 12 months along with practical tips and guidance on implementing those changes and maintain regulatory compliance

John Darby,

John will discuss contemporary trends and updates in company law and how they affect accountants and business professionals from a practical perspective.