Practice News (ROI & NI) February edition


Join us for our first edition of Practice News for 2021, as our Institute President Paul Henry talks with us on the challenges and opportunities that we face in the year ahead. Our panel discussion will also focus on recent updates in relation to the various UK & Irish Government Employee and Business Support Schemes for your SME clients and the latest Compliance, Tax & Technical news for practitioners..

Venue details:  
Webinar, Online,
Start date & time:  
05 February 2021 10:00
End date & time:  
05 February 2021 11:00
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Conal Kennedy
Jeremy Twomey
Norah Collender


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

Who Should attend?

This course is suitable for accountants, and other business professionals, from small and mid-sized practices from across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


This course will be delivered via Zoom on Friday 5 February from 10am to 11am. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place.

Course Overview

Our panel of leading accountants, business professionals and tax experts will address the following issues during this hour-long session:

  • The challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2021, both for the Institute and its members/member firms.
  • Recent Employee and Business Support Schemes updates, as well as possible future changes/new announcements.
  • The Institute's ongoing interactions with key Regulators (such as Revenue & HMRC) on behalf of our members.
  • A brief overview of some of the latest Tax, Compliance and Technical issues from the February edition of Practice Matters.

      Key Learning Outcomes

      Appreciate the key issues impacting both your practice and your clients as we look ahead to 2021.

        Speaker Bio's

        Conal Kennedy - FCA,  Conal is Head of Practice Consulting in Chartered Accountants Ireland. He and his team provide advice and support to practices throughout Ireland, and publish a range of practice toolkits covering audit, accounting and compliance. Over a 14 year period in Practice Consulting, Conal has coached and advised many practices through major change events such as mergers, acquisitions and retirements. He has also advised on practice development and marketing

        Jeremy Twomey - FCA,  in his role as Practice Consulting Manager works to support our member practitioners across our service areas, with a particular focus on compliance support, training and our associated advisory services. Jeremy is a Fellow of th e Institute, having trained with Ernst & Young; he has held senior management positions across both financial and professional services, as well as the public sector.

        Norah Collender is a graduate in economics, Norah trained as a tax consultant with EY. She worked in practice for a decade before joining Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2008, where she is currently the Institute Professional Tax Leader

        Paul Henry - FCA,Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and undertook insolvency and restructuring assignments, gaining an Insolvency Practitioners Licence. Subsequently he worked in the venture capital industry, making equity investments into growing businesses, followed by a return to practice to specialise in project finance and mergers and acquisitions.

        In Osborne King, Paul leads the advisory and consultancy service where he combines financial and commercial expertise, with the embedded depth of property knowledge and experience.

        Paul is proud to serve as President of Chartered Accountants Ireland for 2020/21 and he is also the current Chair of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB).