Tag Archives: FRS 102

When Not to Report Money Laundering

Certain circumstances can arise from time to time when an accountant (as well as certain other designated persons) is allowed to rely on the privilege reporting exemption contained in Section 46 of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts, 2010 to 2018. The effect of this exemption, when properly applied, is that no… Read More


The latest AML legislation

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts, 2010 to 2018 requires, among other things that: Each firm to appoint a person responsible for reporting to the authorities, known in the legislation as, the ‘designated person’ or otherwise better known as the ‘Money Laundering Reporting Officer’ (MLRO), a term not mentioned in the law;… Read More


Changes in AML legislation.

Some significant changes made in late 2018 to Irish AML legislation may have gone unnoticed. They need urgent attention as each designated entity is required, under Section 30A, to prepare a Business Risk Assessment. More on this in a subsequent blog. The main changes introduced by the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment)… Read More


Irish Red Cross criticised by auditors

In a recently issued audit report, the Irish Red Cross were criticised by their auditors over several matters including:   how the charity manages restricted funds; how over €120,000 was deducted from four humanitarian appeal funds, as an administration charge without proper back-up to justify this; not all travel and subsistence claims were backed up… Read More


Professional body AML Supervisors under fire

As we wrote in a recent blog on the topic of AML supervision, the report by OPBAS – the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision slates the accountancy and legal professions for lax regulation of their sectors. Although this is a UK regulator , its views are influential with regulators elsewhere. For accountants there… Read More


Professional body AML Supervisors under fire

In a recent UK report by OPBAS – the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision it accuses many professional body supervisors (PBSs) of failing to supervise standards robustly, partly for fear of upsetting members and because they believe money laundering is not an issue for firms. This is the first review by OPBAS of… Read More


Common Errors in FRS 102 Accounting

Revaluation gains on tangible fixed assets go through the Profit & Loss Account. True or False? The answer is ‘False’. To find out where revaluation gains on tangible fixed assets are presented, see our webinar called ‘Common Errors in FRS 102 Accounting’ where you may download the slides and support materials, all for just €45.… Read More


Audit Exemption – The New Rules

Is the following statement True or False? The exemption thresholds for audit exemption changed with effect from 21 September 2018 when the Companies (Statutory Audits) Act, 2018 came into effect. In our webinar entitled ‘Audit Exemption – What are the New Rules?’, we cover the main changes brought about since the advent of the Companies… Read More


Where do you Post Non-Investment Property Gains & Losses under FRS 102?

Most gains/losses should normally pass through profit or loss (Income Statement), unless they are required or permitted to pass directly through reserves. Those items likely to be shown in Other Comprehensive Income or the separate Statement of Comprehensive Income include: unrealised surplus/deficit on revaluations, other than investment property; currency translation differences, other than trading transactions,… Read More


The latest on the Solicitors Accounts Regulations 2014

Challenge your knowledge on the Solicitors Accounts) Regulations 2014 with this short quiz: ‘I received a cheque from a client on the balancing date, the client ledger card was updated to show receipt of the money, but the cheque was not lodged to the bank until two weeks later. The reporting accountant’s report may show… Read More