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International Public Sector Accounting Standards Webinar

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ACCA Ireland are inviting you to our International Public Sector Accounting Standards event which will be delivered by Robert Kirk. This online seminar will take place on Wednesday 12th of April 2023.


This short three hour webinar will introduce the international public sector accounting standards (IPSASs) which are likely to be introduced throughout the public sector throughout the European Union.

This represents a major change in reporting for the Irish public sector and it is important that accountants working in that sector can get a lead into the main issues arising from each of the 44 standards issued to date.


Key Topics

The webinar will briefly cover the main points in each standard and this will be illustrated by examples taken from organisations throughout the world that have already adopted the IPSASs.


About the Presenter

Robert qualified in first place in 1975 as an Irish Chartered Accountant after graduating in Economics from Queens University. He trained in practice with Price Waterhouse and later worked in industry with a subsidiary of Shell (UK).  His teaching career started with Business and Accounting Training (now Griffith College) in Dublin where he taught mainly on the professional examination courses for ICAI, CPA, CIMA and ACCA in Belfast and Dublin.  In 1984 he was appointed a full time lecturer in Queens University and later moved to Ulster University in 1992 as a Senior Lecturer. In 1994 he was appointed to the Chair in Financial Reporting at Ulster. He was made Emeritus Professor in September 2019.

Robert specialises in the teaching of and research into the development of accounting standards in the United Kingdom. He has published 18 books and numerous articles in both academic and professional journals.


His latest publication co authored with Stephen McNamee (May 2020) is the second edition of ‘A practical guide to UK and Irish Gaap’ (552pp) published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.


He has lectured extensively within Ireland and Great Britain on the subject of accounting standards to such diverse organisations as  British Gas Plc, GEC, Pilkington Glass, The Post Office, British Aerospace Plc, East Midlands Electricity, The Prison Service, the Department of  Enterprise and Employment, Sheffield Teaching Hospital,  NATO, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Ireland,  John Laing Plc, Barclays Bank, Deloitte & Touche (Dublin) and Reed International Plc and has become one of the main CPD speakers in that field over the last twenty years for The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI), The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA). He also lectured on several occasions for The Chartered Institute of Public and Finance Accountants (CIPFA) and The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA). In the last few years he has lectured on international financial reporting standards to major companies in Cyprus, United States, Bahrain, South Africa, Zambia and Ghana.

Event details
Sector: Other
Date: 12 April 2023
End Date: 12 April 2023
Duration: 3 Hours
Venue: Virtual
Capacity: 1000
CPD Units*: 3
*CPD Units are only verifiable if the event attended provides skills and/or knowledge relevant to your job or career aspirations.
Cost details
Members €85.00
Guest price €85.00
Booking details
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Futher details

Please note that registrations for this session will close at 12:00pm on 11th April 2023.

Important Information: an entry link to the session will issue to those registered by email after booking.

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

If you have any questions ahead of the session, please do not hesitate to contact us at