Irish Accounting & Tax Summit 2021

The Irish Accounting and Tax Summit, one of Ireland’s most popular accounting CPD Conferences, has been completely redesigned to give you a truly unique and innovative virtual experience. Join the community and get your virtual event experience started today!

Join Us At the Irish Accounting and Tax Summit 2021

The Irish Accounting and Tax Summit 2021 takes your virtual event experience to the next level.

The foundation, as always, begins with Ireland’s top CPD speakers. We have hand-picked some of the most prominent names in the game and selected the topics that are most relevant to the challenges that accountants on the front-line face daily.

To this, we have added the very latest technology and virtual event delivery strategy and techniques.

The Irish Accounting and Tax Summit Overview:

  • 16 x 1-Hour CPD Sessions 
  • Attend 8 Sessions LIVE!
  • Tax Stream & Technical Stream
  • Pick ’n’ Mix The Topics of Most Interest
  •  Up to 16 hours of CPD
  • Exclusive Members’ Area

The Irish Accounting and Tax Summit is far more than a CPD event, it is an invaluable information resource which you will be able to rely on well into the future.

Your Virtual CPD Event Partners

The Irish Accounting and Tax Summit is brought to you in association with exceptional event partners, each of whom we know, trust and recommend.

For this event, our partners have put together some additional goodies which we will share with you once registered.

At OmniPro, our core belief is simply this:

Accountants can and do change lives

And we get up every morning to bring you the tools, advice and training so that you can create an outstanding business for yourself and for your clients too.

In this way, we change lives and communities.
And we’d love to do that together with you.

Irish Accounting and Tax Summit - Key CPD Speakers

John Murphy
John Murphy
OmniPro Tax & Legal
Yvonne O'Sullivan - OmniPro
Yvonne O'Sullivan
OmniPro Tax & Legal
Brendan Casey
Brendan Casey
PRSI Consultant
Grayson Buckley
Crowe Ireland
Mark Dyle
Mark Doyle
Doyle Keaney
Mike O'Halloran
Mike O'Halloran
OmniPro Practice Support
Colm Owens
OmniPro Practice Support
James Bradley
James Bradley
James Bradley & Co
Padraig Daly
Padraig Daly
Des O'Neill
Des O'Neill
Martin Adams
Martin Adams

Irish Accounting and Tax Summit - Virtual Event Schedule

The Irish Accounting & Tax Summit has 16 individual CPD sessions delivered across 2 streams – all happening on Tuesday 11 May!

Complete with a full 8-hour Tax Stream and a full 8-hour Technical Stream, there is something in here for all accountants.

  • Virtual Registration
  • OmniPro Technical Drop-In Clinic
  • Event Community Forum
  • 1-to-1 Event Partner Meeting Rooms
  • Notes & Supporting Documentation Download Library
  • Advanced Speaker Question Submission

Irish Accounting and Tax Summit 2021 - Tuesday, 11 May

Tax Stream

08:30 - 09:00 - Pre-Conference & Registration
09:00 - 09:50 - A Review of Recent Tax Appeals

Speakers: John Murphy – OmniPro


The cases that reach the tax appeal commissioner are a must read for all accountants. These cases include:


  • provide an insight into how the Appeal commissioner comes to its conclusions and analysis’s the legislation and previous case law,
  • highlights revenue’s stance on various matters;
  • accumulates all Case law and legislation into one manageable source, making it a key resource if a similar issue crosses an accountants desk.  


This course will review the most relevant 2021 cases covering the majority of tax heads. The presenter will highlight the main points from each case and identify the lessons that can be learnt and what accountants should be aware of.  

09:55 - 10:45 - The More Things Change

Speaker: Mark Doyle – Doyle Keaney


Topics covered in this session will be:


  • Tax on crypto currencies
    • CGT or income tax?
    • Calculate the gain
    • To incorporate or not?
    • Income derived from crypto
  • Tax and company valuations
    • Specific rules involved for each tax head
    • Minority discounting
    • Anti-avoidance
  • Rental income
    • How to hold rental assets?
    • Case V or Case I?
10:45 - 11:00 - Tea & Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:50 - Understanding Social Welfare Insurance Records

Speaker: Brendan Casey – PRSI Consultant

The most common term we hear from accountants and their clients when analysing Welfare Insurance Records is “its a Minefield!”.

This session will defuse your concerns and explain in precise detail how the system works;


  1. Explanation of the Insurance records that will be used in a pension qualification
  2. The Records that will be used in a Pension qualification that may not be included on the Insurance record provided
  3. The Records that will be used in a Pension qualification that will definitely not be included on the Insurance record provided
11:55 - 12:45 - VAT – Recent Developments

Speaker: Grayson Buckley – Crowe Ireland


In this session the main areas to be covered include:


  • Brexit – VAT impact 
  • Recent key VAT legislative developments
  • VAT e-commerce package
  • Recent VAT caselaw of interest
  • VAT on property – recap
  • VAT Revenue audits – topical issues
12:45 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 14:20 - Tax Implications of a UK Company setting up an Irish Entity

Speaker: James Bradley – James Bradley & Co


This session will provide practitioners with an insight into


  1. To avoid the pitfall of dual company residency in Ireland and the UK
  2. How resident and non resident companies are taxed in Ireland
  3. How non-resident directors of companies are tax in Ireland 
  4. The implications of Exit Residency tax.
14:25 - 15:15 - Brexit & Cross Border Employment Update

Speaker: Rose Tierney – Tierney Tax Advisors


In this session, Rose Tierney will discuss pressing Brexit related topics, such as:



  • How are Irish Revenue approaching customs compliance?
  • How to avoid the nasty surprises associated with grace periods
  • Are the B2C VAT  obligations putting businesses lights out?


Cross Border Employment

  • The problem with remote working
  • Lockdown easement withdrawals
  • What going to happen in the longer term.
15:15 - 15:30 - Tea & Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:20 - Structuring Businesses for SME Owners

Speaker: Padraig Daly – Mazars


In this session, Padraig will cover the following topics;


  • Optimum structures for start ups  3
  • Tax based finance 
  • Rewarding Key Employees
  • Joint venture structuring – alternatives to cash extractions
  • A pre-sale reorganisation
  • Shareholder exit
  • Five case studies of entrepreneur relief
16:25 - 17:15 - Revenue Compliance Plans for 2021

Speaker – Paul Murphy – Martin J Kelly & Co


This session is designed to provide accountants with an update on Revenue’s planned client interventions and compliance focus in 2021. It will also provide an outline of how to prepare a qualifying disclosure. 


  • Revenue’s Covid-19 intervention procedures
  • Review of Revenue’s compliance focus in 2021
  • Update on Revenue’s focus on the Covid-19 relief claims
  • Outline of a Qualifying Disclosure

Technical Stream

08:30 - 09:00 - Pre-Conference & Registration
09:00 - 09:50 - Pricing for Profit Masterclass

Speaker: Des O’Neill – ProfitPro


The single biggest opportunity for accountants to improve profitability, build better teams and provide better customer service lies in the pricing strategy adopted by firms.

It is easy to say raise your prices but practically how do you go about doing that while still keeping the existing clients and attracting the new ones you want. In this 50 minute Session Des O’Neill translates 20 years of working with accountants into 6 practical steps that any accountant can take to raise their prices and transform their business


  • Pricing Fundamentals – Its all about You
  • Creating your Pricing Menu
  • Pricing Like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
  • Pricing and Winning New Business
  • Raising Fees for Existing Clients
  • What Next and Taking Action
09:55 - 10:45 - Professional Indemnity – What is Happening in the Insurance Market and Why

Speaker: Martin Adams – Arachas

What can Accountants do to protect themselves


Everyone has noticed the professional indemnity market is extremely challenging at the moment and the accountancy profession is not immune from this


In the presentation we will cover why it is so challenging and what are the factors which have brought us to this situation


  • What accountants can do in relation to risk management to protect themselves
  • How to handle a Professional indemnity claim if it does occur in order to deal with it swiftly and proactively
  • Some emerging areas where accountants face additional risks
10:45 - 11:00 - Tea & Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:50 - Audit Standards - Recent Updates to the ISA's

Speakers: Colm Owens – OmniPro

The session will examine the key significant changes to the Ethical Standards and ISA’s impacting current audits. These changes will require additional work, evidence gathering and documentation by the auditor. Additional communication between the auditor and clients will be key.


Attendees will obtain an update to the key significant changes to the Ethical Standards and ISA’s including the auditor’s report format. This will ensure that your audit files continue to the meet the standards required.


  • Topic 1 – Ethical Standards for Auditors (Ireland) 2020;
  • Topic 2 – ISA 570 Going Concern (October 2019);
  • Topic 3 – ISA 540 Accounting Estimates (December 2018);
  • Topic 4 – ISA 700 Audit Report (December 2018).
11:55 - 12:45 - AML Compliance - Procedures and AML Compliance Inspections

Speakers: Mike O’Halloran – OmniPro

AML remains a difficult compliance matter across accounting practices and is made all the more difficult with increased legislative requirements along with enhanced scrutiny during practice monitoring reviews. This session will focus on the key matters to ensure your firm remains compliant in 2021. The course content will be as follows;


  • AML legislative updates in 2021
  • An overview of the monitoring approach & key weaknesses encountered on monitoring visits
  • A practical guide for MLROs on how to remain compliant
  • AML Red Flag indicators
  • Completion of a firm wide risk assessment
12:45 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 14:20 - Remote Monitoring Visits - 12 Months On

Speakers: Colm Owens – OmniPro


The session will examine the key issues encountered in remote monitoring visits and review issues surrounding preparing for your monitoring visit and what to keep in mind after your monitoring visit.


Attendees will obtain an update to the remote monitoring process and an understanding of the key issues arising in relation to pre-monitoring visit preparation and post-monitoring visit actions. This will help them to prepare for a monitoring visit and to ensure that their firms remain compliant with the various institute requirements.


  • Topic 1 – An Overview of the Monitoring Process;
  • Topic 2 – Preparing for your Monitoring Visit;
  • Topic 3 – Post Your Monitoring Visit;
  • Topic 4 – Anti Money Laundering Matters.
14:25 - 15:15 - KnowledgeHUB - Top Technical Issues 2021

Speakers: John Murphy, Colm Owens, Mike O’Halloran, Yvonne O’Sullivan – OmniPro

Join the KnowledgeHub team covering the following topics:

  • Does an encashment of a policy/fund come within the remit of close company surcharge and how can it be mitigated
  • Tax implications and company law considerations on loans between connected companies where not same owners.
  • Consolidating groups with different accounting policies
  • Long Association Safeguards
  • Is my client within the scope of Irish Capital Acquisitions Tax?
  • Should the VAT element of an invoice for legal fees to a third country client have been paid?
15:15 - 15:30 - Tea & Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:20 - Financial Reporting Issues in 2021

Speaker: Mike O’Halloran – OmniPro


The past 12 to 18 months have presented accountants with many challenges. This session will focus on the top financial reporting issues in 2021. The course content will be as follows;


  • Leases & the recent changes to FRS 102
  • Accounting for TWSS, PUP, Restart grants etc.
  • Value in use rules
  • Limited Partnership filing regime
  • Common errors in 2020
16:25 - 17:15 - 20% Growth in 6 Steps

Speaker: Des O’Neill – OmniPro


If you grew your accounting business by 20% per annum what would be possible?


  • If growth is your thing you could double your turnover in 4 years;
  • If you doubled your turnover you can double your profits in 4 years. What impact would that have on you and your business?;
  • What would it be like to replace the bottom 40% of your client list with better ideal customers in 2 years? What would that do for your stress levels and your team?;
  • Imagine what would be possible if you developed a system that produced a steady stream of ideal clients.


In this 50 minute session Des is going to share the 6 steps that accountants just like you have taken to consistently grow and improve their customer list. This is not theory this is Irish accountants who are transforming their businesses by following a tried and tested pathway.


  • The 10 – 10 – 10 Model for exponential compounded growth
  • The 6 Pillars of Professional Services Marketing
  • The Accountant’s Growth Loop
  • 27 Practical Ways for Accountants to Generate Leads
  • Closing the Deal without Sleazy Selling

Irish Accounting and Tax Summit 2021 - CPD Event Pass

Registering for The Irish Accounting & Tax Summit couldn’t be more straightforward.
We have two packages for you to choose from – 8 CPD Hours and 16 CPD Hours.

8 Hour Package

Irish Accounting & Tax Summit 2021
  • 8 CPD Sessions (From 16 Available)
  • PIck 'n' Mix from Tax & Technical Sessions
  • Access Digital Note Packs (8 Sessions)
  • 8 Hours CPD

16 Hour Package

Irish Accounting & Tax Summit 2021
  • 16 CPD Sessions (From 16 Available)
  • PIck 'n' Mix from Tax & Technical Sessions
  • Access Digital Note Packs (16 Sessions)
  • Access to 16 fully searchable recordings
  • Access to the 8 sessions not attended
  • Access to searchable session transcripts
  • 16 Hours CPD

If you are an OmniPro CPD Club 2020 Member, please click here to register you place on Irish Accounting and Tax Summit 2021.

It Is Not Just About You - Your Membership Will Help Others

At OmniPro we’re delighted to be working with Village Impact, helping to provide access to community-led education, leadership and economic opportunities for thousands of children in rural Kenya.

For every registration for the Irish Accounting & Tax Summit, OmniPro will make a donation to Village Impact on your behalf.

We’re dedicated to helping Village Impact in their mission to help children unlock their potential, live full and productive lives to ultimately become active participants in transforming their families, communities and nation.

We really appreciate your help with reaching our €20,000 target for Village Impact.

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