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Audit Conference (ROI/NI): Staying Ahead of the Curve

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm IST

Audit conference 2023

With the audit profession currently undergoing seismic technical, regulatory and technological changes and talent recruitment and retention remaining a concern, this online conference is packed with sessions designed to help auditors and their firms navigate and manage each of these difficult issues.

This is a must-attend conference with our panel of expert speakers focusing on topical issues such as ISQM, sustainability auditing, auditing technical updates, regulatory updates, practice and file reviews and the impact of technology on the modern audit.

This conference is kindly sponsored by Circit.

CPD Hours: 4.00


This course will be delivered via Zoom on Thursday 6 April 2023 from 9.30am to 1.30pm . The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for audit professionals at all levels.

Course overview

  • ISQM Guidance and Overview (Sheila O’Donovan, KPMG)
  • ISQM Reviews of PIE Firms: IAASA’s Perspective (Speaker TBC)
  • Sustainability Auditing: Current Update and Future Developments (Speaker TBC)
  • A Profession in Decline? The Issue of Audit Staff Attraction and Retention (Speakers TBC)
  • The Characteristics of a High-Quality Audit (Speaker TBC)
  • Auditing Technical Updates (Yvonne Mc Cafferty, Deloitte)
  • Regulatory Update Session (Professional Standards, Chartered Accountants Ireland)
  • Practice and File Reviews: Key Considerations (Speaker TBC)
  • The Impact of Technology on the Modern Audit (Speaker TBC)

Key learning Outcomes

Have a deeper understanding of the key regulatory, technical and talent management issues impacting the audit profession today.

Speaker Bios

Brian Murphy – Brian is a Partner within Deloitte Ireland’s Consumer & Technology Business (CTB) Audit & Assurance department. He has over 15 years audit and general business advisory experience, specialising in external statutory audits under IFRS, US and local GAAP, internal audits (including systems reviews and “value for money” audits), due diligence and forensic accounting investigations (for both private and public sector organisations). Brian lectures and presents extensively on a range of topics including audit, financial accounting/reporting and finance on behalf of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA), holds a Diploma in IFRS, Certificate in FRS 102 and Bachelor of Business & Legal Studies (UCD).

Yvonne Mc Cafferty – Yvonne Mc Cafferty ACA, CTA is a Director in Deloitte’s Audit Technical department. Yvonne is one of the Deloitte’s key technical leads in responding to changes in the auditing, legislative and regulatory frameworks. Yvonne has extensive experience on a range of technical matters pertinent to the audit profession. She supports and advises audit practitioners on audit technical matters and complex auditing issues. Yvonne also lectures on behalf of the Institute.

Sheila O’Donovan – Sheila is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is a Director in KPMG’s Risk Management department with responsibility for planning, design and execution of quality monitoring programmes. She has 15 years of audit experience and has worked with KPMG audit and advisory clients in Cork, Dublin, London and New York. Sheila was involved in the design and implementation of ISQM1 in KPMG and currently leads the System of Quality Management (SoQM) monitoring and testing team including the testing of ISQM1 implementation and policy compliance reporting results globally and to firm leadership and staff.

Lisa Campbell – Lisa is the Head of Operations in IAASA (Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority), responsible for the examination of the level of compliance of certain entities’ annual and half-yearly financial reporting with applicable financial reporting standards, the quality assurance of public interest entity auditors and audit firms, and for the supervision of the regulatory activities of the six prescribed accountancy bodies in Ireland. Lisa also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of the National Council for Special Education. Lisa is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and joined IAASA in 2015.

Maeve Hunt – Audit Director, Grant Thornton (NI)

Martin Kelly – Senior Audit Inspector at IAASA

Dave Buller – Technical & Quality Manager, AQR at Financial Reporting Council

Danielle Supkis Cheek – Danielle Supkis Cheek is the Vice President of Strategy and Industry Relations at MindBridge. She is a Certified Public Account (CPA) in the State of Texas, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Danielle is the immediate past Chair of the PCPS Technical Issues Committee with the American Institute for CPAs and is the US Representative to the IFAC Small and Medium Practitioners Committee. She is on the IT Services Task Force to the Professional Ethics Executive Committee and the Technology Experts Group to the International Ethics Standards Board. She is an at-large member of AICPA Council.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this or any other CPD course or requirements, please feel free to contact the team here or call us at (+353) 01 523 3930


April 6
9:30 am - 1:30 pm IST
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Chartered Accountants Ireland
+353 1 637 7200
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