Summer Mini CPD Blitz 2020 Recording


This fast-paced morning focuses on providing technical detail, as well as professional and commercial insights on a number of key issues impacting accountants in Ireland in the COVID-19 environment. Led by high profile speakers, who work day-to-day in their specialist fields, this session will focus on HR and Employment Law, Accounting Implications (IFRS/FRS 102), planning the return to work and mental health

Venue details:  
Online EU, , Online
Start date & time:  
01 January 2020 00:00
End date & time:  
01 January 2021 00:00
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Training ticket cost:  
3.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Multi Speaker


Product type:  
CPD online course
Leadership and personal effectiveness, Practice and business improvement

This is a recording of a live webinar

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for accountants, and other business professionals, at all levels and from all sectors, given the scope of the sessions. The Summer Mini-Blitz reflects the style and format of the Winter Blitz series with short and focused sessions. The Summer Mini-Blitz will be chaired by Head of Professional Development, Joseph Carroll. The first two focused sessions will be followed by a short tea/coffee break, before the programme recommences

Course Overview

  • HR and Employment Law Update (Caroline McEnery, HR Suite)
  • COVID-19 and Planning to Return to Work (Michael Gillen, IBEC/ BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI)
  • Accounting Implications arising from COVID-19 (IFRS/FRS) (Donal Boyle and Eugene Nel, PWC)
  • Navigating Minds Through Challenging Times (Gerry Duffy, Gerry Duffy Academy)
  1. HR Guidance for Employers in Challenging Times(Caroline McEnery)

    This session will focus on ensuring you understand how to design and communicate reasonable and prudent protocols in the workplace based on up-to-date government and medical advice. Employers should ensure they have an action plan prepared, so that they can respond effectively to a suspected case of the virus among their workforce and manage absences while limiting the impact on business continuity. It will also provide advice on the most up to date payments from the State including updated Illness benefit, short time working payment, and COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. In addition, advice will be provided on being proactive with managing staff in the immediate, short term and long term after COVID19

  2. COVID-19 and Planning to Return to Work(Michael Gillen)

    This session will focus on those practices which have been successful, and those elements which have not been effective, in planning the return to work. The speaker will consider the learnings from essential businesses, as well as those businesses who have reopened at the time of the Summer Blitz

  3. Break

  4. Accounting Implications arising from COVID-19 (IFRS/FRS)(Donal Boyle,PWC)(Eugene Nel,PWC)

    This session considers the impact of COVID-19 and the measures taken to contain its impact, across a number of financial reporting topic areas under IFRS and FRS 102. This will include topics related to impairment of financial and non-financial assets, going concern, lease modifications and other relevant topics

  5. Navigating Minds Through Challenging Times(Gerry Duffy)

    It is said that our attitude determines our altitude. In this session, professional speaker Gerry Duffy will share three exercises to build an even stronger mindset to help us navigate through the COVID Period and emerge stronger and more resolute than ever. Attendees will walk away with a formula for solving worrying situations, an understanding of the 4 keys to success and inner evidence of just what strength they already possess

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Have a greater understanding of the responsibilities of management under employment law and the latest updates in relation to payments from the state
  • Understand the key challenges and learnings to date from returning to work in the COVID-19 environment
  • Appreciate the key accounting implications resulting from COVID-19 in relation to IFRS and FRS
  • Have practical tools to support mental wellness in challenging times

Speaker Bio's

Caroline McEnery is a HR and Employment Law Expert and MD of The HR Suite. The HR Suite has offices in Dublin and Kerry, over 500 SME and multinational clients and offers expert HR advice, training, third party representation and other complementary HR services. Caroline has a Masters in HR (University of Limerick), she is CIPD accredited and is a trained mediator. Caroline is a former member of the Low Pay Commission and is currently an Adjudicator in the Workplace Relations Commission (500 character limit including spaces)

Dr. Michael Gillen is the head of occupational health and safety (OHS) policy in IBEC and a Senior Executive with BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI) where he has responsibility for environment, health and safety. He is an employer representative on the European Commissions' Advisory Committee on Safety and Health and is a former Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland. He has a BA (Mod.) and PhD in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin

Donal Boyle is a Partner in PwC and leads the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services Group. Donal has extensive experience in advising clients on complex IFRS and FRS 102 accounting matters

Eugene Nel is a Senior Manager in PwC's Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services specialising in the delivery of IFRS and FRS 102 accounting advice to domestic and multinational companies

Gerry Duffy is an international speaker in the areas of goal setting, leadership and public speaking. He has worked with over 1,000 organisations, including Facebook, Grant Thornton, Google, SAP and IFAC. His popular keynotes contain insights into how we can get the very best out of ourselves and are filled with ideas and strategies. A passion for sport has seen him complete extreme sporting challenges including running 32 marathons in 32 consecutive days