Ethics and Covid 19 Recording


The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting many challenges for organisations and individuals, including ethical dilemmas or ethical crossroads where the right thing to do is ambiguous. There are also lots of examples where individuals and organisations have excelled in providing ethical leadership.

Join us for an open and frank discussion, during this panel session, regarding some professional and business ethics situations highlighted in this crisis.

Venue details:  
On Demand webinar, ,
Start date & time:  
01 January 2021 00:00
End date & time:  
01 January 2022 00:00
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Product type:  
CPD online course
Chartered courses, Ethics

Booking Information

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Who should attend

This course was recorded in January 2021 and is suitable for accountants and other business professionals

Course overview

    Examples of matters to discuss include:
    • Dilemmas associated with making professional judgements and estimates.
    • Working arrangements, such as working from home.
    • Procurement and monitoring.
    • Preventing misconduct.

    Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have insights into the ethical challenges where the appropriate response is ambiguous and a framework to develop the appropriate response.

Speaker Bio

    Níall Fitzgerald FCA, Head of Governance and Ethics, Chartered Accountants Ireland. Níall leads the development of policy and matters relating to business ethics and governance across operations. He previously worked with PwC and before moving to management consulting, advising in relation to provision of professional services, policy and internal control development and corporate governance. He holds a M.Acc (NUIG), Diploma in Corporate Governance (UCD), is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Consultant.

    James Barbour FCA, Director of Policy Leadership, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). James oversees the areas of Audit and Assurance, Ethics and Financial Reporting and is responsible for the ICAS Ethics Board and is the lead on all matters connected with The Power of One (ethics) initiative. He is a member of Accountancy Europe (AE)’s Professional Ethics and Competencies Working Group, and the ICAS representative at the AE Members’ Assembly. He is a member of the UK Government’s stakeholder group for the implementation of EU Audit legislation.

    Liam O’Donoghue, Chief Operations Officer and Deputy CEO Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC). Formerly Finance Director and then Chief Operations Officer, Byrne Wallace Solicitors, and Director of Operations (EMEA), Software Spectrum. As a qualified professional accountant together with qualifications in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, Liam O’Donoghue’s experience encompasses senior positions within FMCG, pharma, technology and professional services, both nationally and internationally.

    John Doyle, Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Dillon Eustace. John’s employment law expertise includes advising domestic and international clients on s all aspects of workplace relationships, including recruitment, termination, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring. John has represented clients in the Workplace Relations Commission and the courts. John is an accredited mediator, Honorary Secretary of Arbitration Ireland and is a member and former Honorary Secretary of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.

    Gareth Walls, Partner, A&L Goodbody. Gareth is partner and head of the A&L Goodbody Employment and Incentives team in Northern Ireland. Gareth represents a number of local, national and international brands in business support, strategic workforce planning and high profile tribunal matters. He also has significant experience in corporate immigration, redundancy, re-structuring and TUPE issues.

    Marie Treacy, Assurance Partner and Technology Sector Lead, EY Ireland, Marie serves some of EY’s largest global technology and life sciences clients. She has almost 30 years of experience in the provision of audit and advisory services to a broad selection of Irish and US publicly listed and private companies. Skilled at Irish and UK GAAP, IFRS as well as US GAAP and SEC regulations, Marie is also accomplished at transactions support for NASDAQ registrations, SOX 404 compliance and coordination of multi-jurisdictional audit engagements. Marie is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in IT Applications from Dublin City University.