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Credit Union Conference 2023

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ACCA Ireland invites you to join us for our Credit Union Conference 2023 which will take place as a virtual webinar on Wednesday, 26 April at 09.30-13.00.


On the day we will be joined by a number of leading experts mentioned below, who will be delivering sessions on Accounting updates for Credit Unions, The new credit union legislation, Keeping the board informed, Preparing a credit union strategic plan. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.


Chairperson: Grainne Murphy, CEO of Ballinasloe Credit Union


Current accounting issues arising


 Session 1: Accounting update for credit unions

 Aidan Clifford

  • Accounting for Credit Union Owned Outsourced Service Providers
  • Impairment testing for Outsourced Service Providers
  • Accounting for investments in a volatile interest rate environment
  • Issues arising at the 2022 year end – preparing for 2023
  • Reporting on sustainability in credit unions


    Session 2: The new Credit Union Legislation – decisions directors need to make

    Bryan Hayes

  • Reducing the number of board meetings
  • Reducing the number of Board Oversight meetings
  • Delegating more functions to the executive
  • Participating in corporate credit unions
  • Farming out and in loans
  • Rule changes that may be required


    Coffee break


    Session 3: Keeping the board informed – what should the board expect in their meeting information pack

    Gene Boyd

  • Communicating complex financial information
  • The use of a dashboard
  • Example board reporting packs
  • Managing board time


    Session 4: Preparing a credit union Strategic Plan

    Michael Byrne

  • Core business model – making the most of what you have now
  • Charges and fees
  • Ancillary products
  • Managing a business model change


Expert panel Q&A


About the Presenters 

Aidan Clifford, Advisory Service and Public Affairs Manager, ACCA Ireland.  Aidan provides an advisory service for members’ of ACCA on accounting, auditing, ethical and company law as well as coordinating the ACCA Ireland responses to proposed legislative and regulatory changes.  Aidan also represents ACCA on a number of technical committees in areas such as anti-money laundering, reporting to CEA and various audit related working groups.  Aidan is a voluntary member of the Board Oversight Committee for a community credit union.


Brian Hayes is a partner in Moore and leads firm’s Governance, Risk and Assurance team.  Brian specialises in credit union consulting work and has advised over 150 credit unions over the past decade. Brian is a both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Internal Auditor.


Gene Boyd is an experienced chartered accountant who has worked in a variety of senior management roles with international exposure, principally in the pharmaceutical industry.  He has extensive governance expertise having worked for a number of years in iternal audit, chairs the Audit Committee of Kerry County Council and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform as well as providing risk management training and consultancy services.

He has held various governance roles in credit unions including, at various times, Chair of the board, the board oversight committee and audit committee.  He is currently on the board of Member First Credit Union, one of the larger community-based credit unions in Ireland.

Gene also delivers and has developed training courses for the Irish League of Credit Unions, the Credit Union Development Association, the Institute of Public Administration, and the National College of Ireland on Governance-related topics.


Michael Byrne is the CEO at Core Credit Union & Vice President of the Board at Irish League of Credit Unions.  Michael is also an ACCA member who has worked at partner level in auditing and is a member of the ACCA Financial Services Panel. Michael has also volunteered for the ILCU Foundation Volunteer Coaching Programme.


Event details
Sector: Other
Date: 26 April 2023
End Date: 26 April 2023
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Venue: Virtual
Capacity: 1000
CPD Units*: 4
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Cost details
Members €120.00
Guest price €120.00
Booking details
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Futher details

Please note that registrations for this session will close at 12:00 on 25th of April.

Important information: an entry link to the session will issue to those registered after registrations close the day before the event is due to start. 

The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available for those who have registered for the event. 

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