We are delighted to launch the second year of our Grant Thornton Northern Ireland Accounting and Business Update Seminar, which is a one-day refresh for accountants in business and across the various sectors.

The seminar provides a comprehensive update on recent and forthcoming developments; and on topical issues in IFRS, UK GAAP, Taxation, Employment law and Technology.

In tax the burden and complexity of the corporate, indirect and personal tax system continues to grow at a rapid rate; and accountants need to understand how these changes will impact their businesses and employees.  This is compounded by the impact of Brexit and the tax sessions will explore some of the potential changes under Brexit, depending on the outcome of the final negotiations and the length of the transition period post 31 October 2019.

We will explore the global trade opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses in a specially tailored session on Internationalisation, with input from our Chief Economist, Andrew Webb and the opportunity to ask questions to the panel.

This event may qualify for 6 hours CPD by Chartered Accountants Ireland, if this is relevant to your role.


Economic update
An overview of the current economic climate facing NI business during these changing times.

Financial accounting update
A general accounting technical update including IFRS 15 and 16. Also, we will give our views on the 'top sins' companies commit in implementing FRS 102, and an overview of year end reminders.

Tax update
Guidance on the latest developments in corporate, indirect and personal taxation. We will have a preview of the much anticipated post Brexit budget.

Employment law and legal update

An employment law review of the year, focusing on cases and legislation which impacted on employers in NI – with a look into 2020 and what we might expect to see.

Cyber, Fraud and IT Security update
This session will cover employee fraud risks; how to investigate, and more importantly, how to prevent them. It will also include an update on GDPR over one year on from coming into law.

In this new session and format we will explore opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses outside of the United Kingdom.

Natasha Agnew
  • Crown Plaza,
  • 117 Milltown Rd,
  • Shaws Bridge,
  • Belfast BT8 7XP,
  • UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9587 1123 Contact: