September Fest 2020

September Fest, 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 September Fest 2020

September Fest 2020 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 September Fest Overview:

  • 16 x 1-Hour CPD Sessions 
  • Tax Track & Technical Track
  • Exclusive Members’ Area
  • Pick ’n’ Mix The Topics Of Most Interest
  •  8-hours CPD
  • €100 Off Each Additional Delegate Pass

September Fest 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

September Fest 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.

September Fest - Key CPD Speakers

John Murphy
John Murphy
OmniPro Tax & Legal
Yvonne O'Sullivan - OmniPro
Yvonne O'Sullivan
Ivan Cooper
Patrick Fannon - RBK
Patrick Fannon
Uli Schackermann
Uli Schackermann
Consultus Professional Services
James Bradley
James Bradley
James Bradley & Co
Colm Owens
Mike O'Halloran
Mike O'Halloran
Mark Dyle
Mark Doyle
Doyle Keaney
Rose Tierney
Rose Tierney
Tierney Tax Consultancy
Daragh O'Shaugnessy
Daragh O'Shaughnessy
AITI, Chartered Tax Advisor
Des O'Neill
Des O'Neill
Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy
Martin J. Kelly & Co
Michael Smith - FS Taxation
Michael Smith
FS Taxation

The September Fest - Virtual Event Schedule

September Fest features 16 x 1 Hour accounting CPD sessions delivered across 2 streams (including tax CPD, audit CPD and technical CPD topics). 

Registration is simple. Purchase your Event Pass, you will then be asked to choose the 8 sessions you wish to attend.

To support the event, we have developed an attendee portal which will give you access to all the September Fest features.

  • 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

September Fest 2020 - Tuesday 29 September

Tax Stream

08:30 - 09:00 - Pre-Conference & Registration
09:00 - 09:50 - Using Tax Measures to Conserve Cash Flow and Create Opportunities in a Downturn

Speakers: John Murphy & Yvonne O’Sullivan – OmniPro

09:55 - 10:45 - Topical VAT Issues

Speaker: Patrick Fannon – RBK

10:45 - 11:00 - Tea & Coffee Break

Speaker: James Bradley – James Bradley & Co

This session will cover the following topics:

  1. It is vital for practitioners to be aware of the different types of trusts available.
  2. Be aware of the tax consequences of these trusts 
  3. Learn ways to reduce tax exposure for all parties to the Trust
11:55 - 12:45 - Succession Planning for Owner Managed Businesses

Speaker: Mark Doyle – Doyle Keaney

12:45 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 14:20 - Brexit Considerations and Covid-19

Speaker: Rose Tierney – Tierney Tax Consultancy

14:25 - 15:15 - Tax On Property - 2020 Update

Speaker: Daragh O’Shaughnessy – AITI, Chartered Tax Advisor

The taxation of property transactions is a major financial concern for clients through ordinary and extraordinary economic times. The automatic publication of determinations by the Tax Appeals Commission in recent years has provided an invaluable insight into Revenue’s views on some contentious matters in the area of property taxation. Through the format of reviewing some recent tax appeals cases, this presentation will provide an update on the prevailing interpretation in some areas of tax on property including:


  • The distinction between rental income and trading income from property
  • The meaning of sole or main residence
  • Allowable deductions from rental profits
  • The impact on various tax heads of changes in property law
15:15 - 15:30 - Tea & Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:20 - Update on the Wage Subsidy Schemes

Speaker: Paul Murphy – Martin J. Kelly & Co

With the recent introduction of the second major wage subsidy scheme in 6 months this seminar will bring the attendee up to date with the current live issues as they unfold. It will highlight issue that are emerging with the EWSS and issues being carried forward from the TWSS including the Revenue reconciliation project and the taxation of employees who received the subsidy.


  • Key aspects of EWSS –
  • continuous qualifying criteria review & qualifying employees
  • TWSS carry forward issues –
  • subsidy reconciliation and employer repayments
  • employee tax liabilities
  • proprietary director tax liabilities
16:25 - 17:15 - Income Tax Planning and Changes to 2019 Income Tax Return

Speaker: Michael Smith – FS Taxation

Technical Stream

08:30 - 09:00 - Pre-Conference & Registration
09:00 - 09:50 - Charity Covid Considerations

Speaker: Ivan Cooper – The Wheel

09:55 - 10:45 - Effective Professional Ethics

Speaker: Uli Schackermann – Consultus Professional Services

In a complex world, making ethical decisions demands sound knowledge of the professional conduct requirements. The public and our clients expect that our conduct meets ethical principles. The presentation will guide you through some of the ethical prerequisites and brings you up to date with changes to the Code which came into effect recently. Sound decision making can improve client relations and reputation. Appropriate documentation provides supports in practice review.


  • Overview of part A of the Code
  • Practical application of some Fundamental Principles
  • Documentation of decisions made based on the Code’s pronouncements
  • Training, to achieve a better understanding of the Code by partners and staff
  • Responding to non-compliance with laws and regulations, section 360 of the Code
10:45 - 11:00 - Tea & Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:50 - Monitoring Visits in a Covid-19 World

Speakers: Colm Ownes & Mike O’Halloran – OmniPro

11:55 - 12:45 - Solicitors Accounting & Reporting

Speakers: Colm Ownes & Mike O’Halloran – OmniPro

12:45 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 14:20 - AML - Including Recent Legislative Updates and COVID-19 Considerations

Speakers: Mike O’Halloran & Colm Owens – OmniPro

14:25 - 15:15 - The Built to Sell Strategy for Accountants

Speakers: Des O’Neill – OmniPro

15:15 - 15:30 - Tea & Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:20 - KnowledgeHUB - Top Technical Issues Autumn 2020

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

  • Form 11 for 2019 – Directors salaries on an earned basis – payments after year end
  • How to practically apply & what to document?
  • Some of the CRO changes over the past couple of months – share redemptions etc.;
  • Documenting ex-gratia payments where voluntary strike off route is taken
  • Accounting for share for shares.  What to watch between the two accounting standards – FRS 105/102.  Whether the FRS 102 follows Company law get outs. Our preference on the route to take and why
  • AML Whistleblowing requirements
  • RBO AML reporting requirements
  • Accounting for revenue audit liability when the inspection is ongoing at the year end and liability not clear
  • Acting as a company secretary through a company secretarial company
  • Changes in professional appointments, fee issue and books and records etc.
16:25 - 17:15 - Current Financial Reporting Issues - FRS 102, S.1A FRS 102 and FRS 105

Speaker: John Murphy – OmniPro

September Fest 2020 - CPD Event Pass

Registering for September Fest couldn’t be more straightforward. Purchase your Event Pass and we will then issue your Session Selection Form so that you can choose your 8 preferred sessions from the 16 available.

We are offering all additional delegate seats at a rate of €150 each. If you want you and your team to hit the ground running, simply select the number of additional delegates you would like to attend at checkout, and we will be in contact for their details.

September Fest 2020

Access to any 8 of the Conference Sessions
  • 8 CPD Sessions (From 16 Available)
  • PIck 'n' Mix from Tax & Technical Sessions
  • Access Digital Note Packs (8 Sessions)
  • 8 Hours CPD

If you are an OmniPro CPD Club 2020 Member, please click here to register you place on September Fest 2020.

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

We are proud to be part of the B1G1 Business For Good Programme. Contribution is a core value that we treasure. We believe that business has the power and responsibility to make a difference in the world. Now, through B1G1, together, we can work to create lasting change in the world.

On behalf of every member who registers for The Irish Accounting & Tax Summit, we will provide ongoing funding to female entrepreneurs in Zambia to help them lift their family out of the cycle of poverty through the provision of mentoring and support. 

We don’t just talk about accountants changing the world. We make sure it happens. Your CPD will make a real difference to people who need it the most.