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Credit Union Conference 2024

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ACCA Ireland invites you to join us for our Credit Union Conference 2024 which will take place as a virtual webinar on 15th of May, 2024. 



Grainne Murphy, CEO, Ballinasloe Credit Union


Session 1 – Hidden liabilities not on the balance sheet

Speaker: Aidan Clifford, Advisory Service and PA Manager ACCA & Michael Byrne, CEO Core Credit Union Ltd

  • Time bombs in age discrimination (MB)
  • Time bombs in saving protection insurance reductions (MB)
  • “Legacy issues” and Regulator fines (MB)
  • Outline the accounting for liabilities and contingent liabilities – AC
  • A suggested approach to contingent liability disclosures

Session 2 – AML from An Garda Síochána enforcement perspective

Speaker: Tadhg Twomey, Forensic Accountant at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau & Detective Sergeant Caroline Breslin

  • Anonymised examples of money laundering through credit unions
  • The red flags and risk factors to look out for
  • What is being done well in Credit Unions
  • What is being done less well in Credit unions
  • Walk through of a GNECB investigation where a credit union was involved

Q&A for session 1 and 2

Coffee break 10 minutes

Session 3 - Risk culture and banking: Where next? –

Speaker: Rachael JohnsonSenior Subject Manager, Risk Management and Corporate Governance

  • What is risk culture, and why does it matter?
  • Behaviours versus culture, and leading by example
  • Networking and telling the stories
  • Enhancing collaboration and breaking silos
  • Embedding accountability is key, but how do we do it?

Session 4 - sustainability

Speaker – Sean O’Reilly, Assistant Professor in Accountancy, UCD College of Business

  • It started on 1 January 2024 – where are we now
  • ESRS and ESRS for SME, credit union specific disclosure initiatives
  • What are green investments
  • What is a green loan
Event details
Sector: Other
Date: 15 May 2024
End Date: 15 May 2024
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Venue: Virtual
Capacity: 1000
CPD Units*: 4
*CPD Units are only verifiable if the event attended provides skills and/or knowledge relevant to your job or career aspirations.
Cost details
Members €129.00
Guest price €129.00
Booking details
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Futher details

Please note that registrations for this session will close at 12:00pm on 15th May 2024

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 irelandmembers@accaglobal.com.