Training – available in house by arrangement


Training in the latest data protection legislation and practical implementation tips for accountants. See our ‘Training Courses’ page for more details.

One Day FRS 102 Workshop with case study

Workshop will consist of three parts:

  1. Explanation of the most critical parts of the new FRS 102 standard.
  2. Explanation of transition rules in particular.
  3. Case study of Irish medium sized group using journal entries for about 2.5 hours to produce the transition P&L and Balance Sheet using spreadsheets/journals.

After the course, delegates will have access to an online library of FRS 102 materials, including the standards, FRC Staff Education Notes, early adopted set of accounts and Irish Pro-forma template FRS 102 accounts.

Course has received excellent feedback, including from a Top 10 firm.

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See also our recent blog on FRS 102 results in chaos and confusion in accounting terminology

Risk Based Auditing

This course which will help your staff to carry out more effective audits, with effective planning and focusing on the more important risk areas affecting your clients’ businesses whilst keeping time costs to a minimum. Seven hour course.

Reduce Audit time by 10%

Practical course which will help your staff to complete effective audits, whilst keeping costs down. Three hour course.

Practice Management and Efficiency Review

Half-day discussion based review of crucial aspects of your practice, including practice structure, staffing, marketing, procedures, and compliance, with a report.

One day audit review and workshop

  • Morning –half day of cold file reviews, and
  • Afternoon – half day of workshop with audit and accounting staff including feedback on the cold file review results.

This is a practical and economical way to improve audit quality and obtain valuable focused CPD hours for staff in your offices. The training may be conducted on-site or at a location of your choice. The training may be on the same day or at another time that is convenient to your firm.

As a first step, John McCarthy Consulting Limited will carry out thorough cold file reviews of your audit files.

The review process will take approximately half a day. We will review one file in detail and carry out summary reviews of two more files. We will present you with a report on our findings.

In the cold file review process, we will identify learning points and solutions to actual issues arising which will be presented and discussed in the half day workshop. We will deliver a practical session focused on your actual training needs whilst at all times, ensuring that client confidentiality is maintained.

Cold file reviews can form part of your Annual Compliance Review (ACR) procedures for compliance with regulatory requirements.