Tag Archives: FRS 105

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


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


Accounting for Deferred Tax

FRS 102.29 permits entities to discount the cash flow impact of deferred taxation as the liability to pay may not arise for many years into the future. True or False? Well the answer is ‘False’. The amortisation of deferred tax is not permitted under FRS 102 (‘an entity shall not discount current or deferred tax… 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


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


Accounting Changes Bring Tricky Consequences

The new Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017 came into effect from 9 June 2017. It has brought with it, some strange consequences for micro-companies, in particular. The Act brings into law a new accounting standard for measurement and presentation called FRS 105. This essentially new accounting framework, among other things, will mean that certain qualifying ‘micro’ companies will not… Read More


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Implications of early adoption of the Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017

  The Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017 came into effect from 9 June 2017. It applies for accounting periods commencing on/after 1 January 2017 but early adoption of certain parts is allowed in Section 14 for accounting periods starting on/after 1 January 2015.  Early adoption of the relevant parts of the Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017 may… Read More