This month AB continues to look at post-pandemic recovery, including CEOs’ expectations for the global economy this year, and the help available to support Irish businesses as they reopen.

Our main interview is with Shane Cowley FCCA, managing director of L&P, one of the country’s leading advisers to the charity sector.  He discusses how the growing professionalism of non-profit organisations has been a feature of recent times, with strong controls and good governance proving essential requirements.

Of particular interest to practitioners, we look at the impact of culture on audit – whether similar ancestral backgrounds between auditors and CFOs affect reporting outcomes. And we offer some tips on succession planning, both for accountants providing advice to clients who want to hand on their business and for those looking to retire from their own practice.

In terms of CPD units on offer this month, you can read up on how IFRS 17 is changing the accounting for insurance contracts. And we continue our ‘fundamentals of IFRS’ series with a video on IAS 40.

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