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. Between legislation updates and economic uncertainties continue to provide a difficult environment for the profession. Fraud, financial Reporting disclosures, asset valuations and going concern are still on the agenda for 2024. Therefore, now more than ever, it is essential that auditors now focus on optimising their processes and procedures to ensure profitable implementation of the 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 3: Planning and documentation; 

  • ISA 300 – Planning an Audit; 
  • ISA 250A – Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit; 
  • ISA 320 – Materiality in Planning and Performing an Audit;
  • ISA 530 – Audit Sampling.


Session 4: Risks and Responses; 

  • ISA 240 – Auditors’ Responsibilities Relating to Fraud in an Audit;
  • ISA 315 – Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatements.  
  • ISA 330 – Auditors’ Responses to Assessed Risks. 


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

Course Level: Advanced

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.