This online CPD Course will cover the top issues, opportunities and solutions that the OmniPro Corporate Consultants Team are seeing for SME Firms and their companies
1. The use of Company law to aid during tough times. This element of the course will look at Sections in company law that can be used to benefit the shareholders during tough times
- The Summary Approval procedure under Section 204 and 205 and how it can improve a Company’s balance sheet by creating distributable reserves or to permit loans to directors.
- Company secretarial procedures to segregate and protect trade assets from non-trade assets
- Re-designation of shares to allow for transfers to family while maintaining control
- Share buybacks and redemptions – COVID the straw that broke the camel’s back.
2. Annual Compliance in a COVID-19 World and the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions)(COVID 19) Act 2020 – AGMs, EGMs, Directors Meetings and Annual Returns
3. Practical Company Secretarial Practice
- Strike Offs and Restorations
- RBO 2020 – Year 2
- Transfer of Shares on Death
4. CRO 2021 Update
- New CORE December 2020
- Buybacks & Redemptions
- ARD Extensions
- Bonds and Brexit
Online CPD Course Facilitators:
Des O’Neill: Co-Founder and Managing Director, OmniPro
Having worked for a number of years in practice, Des O’Neill co-founded OmniPro to develop tools, techniques, products and services, empowering accountants to achieve their best. Over 15 years, he has grown the company to a multi-million-euro turnover business and established OmniPro as Ireland’s largest independent provider of CPD for accountants.
Des speaks regularly, at national and international fora, on practice development, auditing, accounting, company law and regulation. He is passionate about bringing innovation to the profession and empowering accountants to achieve what they want in their careers and practice.
Mike O’Halloran: Practice Support Executive, OmniPro
Mike, a member of our Practice Support team, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. He is responsible for carrying out hot file reviews, cold file reviews, annual compliance reviews, in-house training & supporting firms on a day to day basis.
Formerly a quality reviewer with Chartered Accountants Ireland, this role saw him visiting firms of various sizes across Ireland conducting audit, non-audit and anti-money laundering visits. Prior to this he spent 12 years working in small and medium sized practices. In these roles, Mike has gained a comprehensive knowledge of the profession and has worked with a broad range of clients across many industries.
John Murphy: Tax, Corporate Restructuring and Practice Support, OmniPro
As a lead member of our technical support team, John relishes problem-solving to help accountants develop innovative client solutions and sharing technical knowledge on tax, financial reporting and auditing.
A Chartered Tax Adviser, he advises clients in practice on a range of issues from income tax, tax planning, restructuring and exit planning to Revenue audits. In addition, he provides support on financial reporting, auditing and company law; conducts company valuations and advises on pre-sale restructuring.
John also plays a key role as a researcher and subject-matter expert in developing OmniPro information products such as the CompaniesAct2014.com and FRS102.com. As a speaker at OmniPro CPD events, he brings these industry-leading insights to accountants participating in our training programmes.
A Chartered Accountant and Qualified Financial Adviser, John has over a decade’s Big 4 experience with EY and PwC, providing tax and audit services for a portfolio of clients, ranging in scale from SMEs to multinationals.
Sinead Gortland, OmniPro Corporate Consultants
Sinead is a key member of the OmniPro Corporate Consultants Technical Support team providing advice and support in relation to Company Law and Company Secretarial procedures.
In addition, Sinead is responsible for caring out Section 343 applications to the District Court, Company Restorations, Annual Compliance, Company Conversions and Company Law Compliance.
Sinead joined OmniPro in 2016 and quickly became an integral member of our Company Secretarial team. She started off her career in OmniPro as part of our Company Formations team building up her experience and knowledge before eventually moving into Company Secretarial.
Sinead has a Masters Degree from Maynooth University.