Course Details

While the IAASA International Standards on Auditing (Ireland) have been with us for some time now, there are new standards and amendments being rolled out on an ongoing basis.  Auditors need to keep up to date with the fundamentals along with the changes introduced.  The ongoing flood of challenges facing auditors never seems to end. As we’re gradually seeing the back of Covid-19, we still have to contend with impact of Brexit and the global economic uncertainty. Financial Reporting disclosures, asset valuations and going concern are still on the agenda for 2023. With updates to ISA 240 (Fraud) & ISA 315 (Risk Assessment) & the roll-out of ISQM1 there is so much that auditors need to get a grip with. Therefore, now more than ever, it is essential that auditors now focus on optimising their processes and procedures to ensure profitable implementation of the new standards.


Having helped hundreds of firms navigate the auditing and ethical standards over the years the OmniPro technical team is uniquely positioned to identify the enduring problem areas and provide solutions to the most common challenges faced by practitioners. This workshop looks at the theory of the standards blended together with the practical challenges and the requirements to comply with the monitoring expectations of the Institutes.


This workshop will focus on the practical implementation of the new auditing and associated ethical standards – from communications, planning and procedures right through to execution, reporting and opinion forming.


Areas covered will include:


Session 1: Audit Overview and Revisions to the Standards;


Session 2: Acceptance, Continuance and Ethics;

  • ISA 200 – Overall Objectives of the Independent Auditor & the Conduct of an Audit;
  • ISA 220 – Quality Control for an Audit;
  • Ethical Standard for Auditors;
  • ISQC1 – Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits;
  • ISA 210 – Agreeing the Terms of an Audit Engagement.

The notes pack will consist of detailed slides and supporting material for each component section of the workshop

CPD Course Speaker


Colm Owens

As a member of our Practice Support team, Colm’s focus is on helping practices achieve on-going best practice compliance, prepare for monitoring visits and assist with post-monitoring visits follow-ups.

Having spent the 6 years prior to joining OmniPro as a quality reviewer with Chartered Accountants Ireland Colm has a unique insight into how firms operate, the challenges facing firms and how firms are responding to current issues facing them and the profession.


Lindsay Webber

As a member of our Practice Support team, Lindsay’s focus is on helping practices achieve on-going best practice compliance, providing in-house training, technical assistance, and file reviews.

Lindsay is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Accountants Ireland. She trained with KPMG in Johannesburg and specialised in external audit of financial services companies. She then spent six years lecturing audit and financial reporting to under-grad and post-grad students at Rhodes University in South Africa before moving to Ireland and returning to practice in a small, and then a medium sized firm where she was an audit manager. Altogether, she has over six years external audit experience along with over six years academic experience specialising in Audit and Financial Accounting. She is passionate about combining her academic and practice backgrounds to provide technical information in a useful and practical way.

Outside of her accounting qualifications Lindsay holds a PGDiploma in Higher Education from Rhodes University and graduated with distinction from the MBA course at Trinity College Dublin. She is currently working towards a Diploma in Forensic Accounting through Chartered Accountants Ireland.