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Suitable for both ROI and NI audiences, this event will contain relevant plenary content applicable to both jurisdictions, followed by supplementary regional specific technical sessions.
Led by high profile speakers who work day-to-day in their specialist fields, this conference focuses on delivering technical updates, as well as professional and commercial insights to accountants and business professionals in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
|09.30||Opening Welcome||Joe Carroll||Head of Professional Development, Chartered Accountants Ireland|
|09.35||Advance your career by upskilling and building a personal brand||Caroline Reidy||The HR Suite|
|10.15||Impact of AI on the future of Accountancy||Teresa Gallagher and Paul Tully||EY|
|10.55||How to improve your business report writing and email skills||Moira Dunne||Beproductive.ie|
|11.40||Financial Reporting Update Session (ROI and NI)||Robert Kirk||University of Ulster|
Moderator: Joe Carroll
|12.20||Taxation Update: 2023||Gearoid O’Sullivan||Chartered Accountants Ireland|
|12.55||Company Law Update: 2023||John Darby||Solicitor|
Moderator: Sinead Fox-Hamilton
|12.20||Insolvency Update 2023||Brian Hegarty||HCA Business Recovery Limited|
|12.55||UK Company Law Update 2023||Nicholas Compton||The Bar Library|
|32.25||Event close||Joe Carroll||Head of Professional Development, Chartered Accountants Ireland|
Head of Professional Development, Chartered Accountants Ireland
Joe has worked for Chartered Accountants Ireland over 15 years is currently Head of Professional Development. He graduated from UCD with a BA Hons in Medieval and Modern History Diploma and subsequently continued his education completing a Diploma in Executive Coaching from Irish Management Institute, a MSc Education Leadership from Dublin City University, a Certificate in Adult Guidance and Counselling, Maynooth University and a HDip Education Studies, University College Dublin and a Certificate in Technology Risk and Data Incident Management.
Relationship and Professional Development Manager, Chartered Accountants Ireland
Sinead Fox-Hamilton is a Law graduate and Fellow Chartered Accountant who has enjoyed a diverse career spanning varied Finance, Recruitment and Consulting positions. In her current role with Chartered Accountants Ireland, she showcases the Chartered Accountancy profession, supports career and professional development journeys along with working with employers to implement relevant training and learning solutions to support talent management. Sinead was noted in Northern Ireland’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ and ‘Top 20 Inspiring Women’ listings and was also recognised for her ‘Services to Accounting and Finance’ in the Northern Ireland Women’s Awards. She is a past winner of Chartered Accountants Ireland ‘Chartered Star’ competition.
Caroline Reidy – Managing Director
The HR Suite
Caroline runs The HR Suite who offer specialist tailored and effective human resources, employment law and business solutions to over 500 clients throughout Ireland. Caroline is a past Commissioner on the Low Pay Commission and is also an adjudicator in the Work Place Commission. Caroline has completed a Masters in Human Resources in the University of Limerick and is a trained mediator. She is also the author of ‘The Art of Asking the Right Questions” that provides top tips to people managers throughout the employment journey.
EY Senior Manager, Digital Audit Strategist – Data Analytics
Teresa is a senior manager working in EY’s Data analytics team with a focus on service to client’s internal audit and finance functions.
EY Director, Data & Analytics
Paul is a finance & analytics director with over 20 years hands on experience across practice and industry, now leading EY’s data analytics team to enable clients to leverage analytics and AI in their finance function.
beproductive.ie is a Productivity and Wellness Consultant and co-founder of beproductive.ie. She has extensive Change Management and Project Management experience gained during a 30-year career in the Pharmaceutical, IT, Regulatory and Financial Services sectors. She delivers training and coaching on a range of topics including Productivity, Team Connection, Leadership Development, Planning, Wellbeing and Project Management. She currently runs beproductive.ie while working on business training projects with Olas Training.
University of Ulster
Robert Kirk is an Emeritus Professor of Financial Reporting at Ulster University. He has lectured extensively within Ireland and Great Britain on accounting standards to diverse organisations such as British Gas Plc, British Aerospace Plc, NATO, Bank of Ireland, John Laing Plc, Deloitte and Reed International Plc. He has lectured on IFRS standards to major companies in Cyprus, United States, Bahrain, South Africa, Zambia and Ghana. He has published 15 books on the subject in Ireland and GB
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Gearóid O’Sullivan is the Tax Manager at Chartered Accountants Ireland. Gearóid’s areas of expertise are corporate and capital taxes. He previously worked in practice with PwC, having trained with KPMG in their Dublin offices and having worked for a time with Moore in Cork City also.
John Darby has been practising as a solicitor in Ireland since 1997 and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland. He qualified and practised for ten (10) years in leading Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald and is currently a consultant at Flynn O’Driscoll LLP (since 2014). John’s main areas of practise are corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
HCA Chartered Accountants
Brian Hegarty is a Chartered Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner experienced in corporate recovery, insolvency, advisory accounting, business planning, and financial and business modelling. He has over 15 years’ experience of in providing advice to growing businesses and those facing financial challenges. Brian works with businesses from sole traders through to multinationals, as well as public sector and voluntary organisations.
The Bar Library
Nicholas Compton was admitted to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2015 and is currently open to instructions across all practice areas. His legal practice is primarily concentrated on civil litigation in the County Court and High Court. Nicolas possesses particular expertise in commercial disputes, land and property disagreements, matters involving individual and corporate insolvency, and disputes related to companies and partnerships.