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ACCA Ireland Technology & Accounting Conference - Thinking Ahead


ACCA Ireland is holding a major technology and accounting conference hosted and sponsored by the Institute of Technology Sligo. 

The conference will be opened by the President of the college, Dr Brendan McCormack, PhD and the MC for the day is Marie O’Connor, former PwC Ireland Audit Partner.   

Morning session will have talks by:

  • Donal O’Byrne, Senior Finance Manager, Microsoft
  • Stephen Doyle, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, EY
  • Lorraine Hennessy, Controller Global Manufacturer Abbott Diagnostics
  • Don Brown, Head of Business Performance, AIB
  • Clive Webb, ACCA Professional Insights



The afternoon session will be in four streams and include:

Education channel: on-line delivery of education at IT Sligo; Introduction to the NUIG MSc in International Accounting and Analytics; Preparing accountants for the future: an introduction to the changes to the ACCA syllabus; and innovative ways to educate using technology from Swinburne University of Technology. 


Accounting solutions channel: demonstrations and presentations from Sage; Relate; Xero and Surf accounting packages. 


Accounting technology channel: Robotics in action, cyber security, Revenue; and AI in accounting.   


Technology employers channel is an opportunity for a number of new local technology sector employers to showcase their companies’ products and services and to identify the opportunities they have on offer.


Many of the companies providing speakers for the event will also have information stands which will be open from midday. 

Event details
Sector: Connaught Members' Network
Date: 12 April 2019
End Date: 12 April 2019
Duration: 7 hours
Venue: Aurivo Auditorium
IT SLigo
Capacity: 300
Places: No free places
CPD Units*: 7
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Cost details
Members €00.00
Guest price €00.00
Booking details
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Futher details

Niamh Sheehan
Members' Services
ACCA Ireland
9 Leeson Park
Dublin 6