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The Proposed Companies (Accounting) Act 2016

The proposed Companies (Accounting), Act 2016 is expected to make some changes in Irish company law. These changes have been expected almost since the Companies Act 2014 became effective on 1 June 2015. Publication of this new company law has been delayed by the formation of the new Government. We understand that legislators are actively… Read More



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Are your engagement letters up to date?

 The advent of the new accounting standard FRS 102 for financial periods commencing 1 January 2015 has triggered the need to update engagement letters for both audit and audit exempt companies. Some of the issues that the new engagement letters will need to deal with include: the Companies Act, 2014 allocating responsibility for the decision to… Read More




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Accounting for investment properties under FRS 102

  Accounting for investment properties prior to the introduction of FRS 102 was probably a minority sport. Many companies and groups that don’t’ specialize in renting properties can often have periods when some of their properties are rented out or held for capital appreciation (e.g. construction companies with property stocks that they cannot readily sell).… Read More


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More on Parts of FRS 102 That Are Not Yet Applicable in the RoI

More on Parts of FRS 102 That Are Not Yet Applicable in the RoI Following on last week’s blog piece about Section 1A Small Entities FRS 102, which as you know, does not yet apply in the Republic of Ireland (RoI).  There was an error in the blog which stated that charities that were formed… Read More


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Section 1A of FRS 102 Not Applicable – Suggested Solution

Section 1A of FRS 102 Not Applicable – Suggested Solution The unwary reader of the latest version of FRS 102 could be forgiven for not realising that Section 1A Small Entities inserted into FRS 102 in September 2015 to accommodate some exemptions for certain qualifying ‘small’ entities, does not yet apply in the Republic of… Read More


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FRSSE and Companies Limited by Guarantee

FRSSE and Companies Limited by Guarantee A query came in from a client recently about the application of the FRSSE to charities for 2015. It’s worth repeating here, as general knowledge about the application of the FRSSE. Here is the query ‘I read somewhere that charities in Ireland cannot apply FRSSE and must go to… Read More


AML Guidance from the CCAB

The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) in the UK has issued two new guides entitled ‘Accountants and Counter-Terrorist Financing and ‘Staying Safe within The Money Laundering Regulations’ for its accountant members. These latest updates act as a useful reminder of some 13 essential steps that every accounting entity and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)… Read More