Welcome to our audit podcast series, where we explore the relevant issues, opportunities and new ways of working shaping the audit profession's future. 

Ways to listen

Episode 1: Accounting in uncertain times

With rising interest rates and ongoing economic uncertainty, what accounting considerations may be impacted by the current economic environment? Úna Curtis, Principal in the Department of Professional Practice at KPMG, talks to Elaine Stafford about impairment testing, including the impact of inflation and discount rates, discount rates on provisions, how to deal with vacant leased assets and disclosures on climate matters.

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Episode 2: Challenges in today’s financial reporting environment

Businesses are continuously facing new, complex and challenging accounting and financial reporting issues that arise from various scenarios. David Drought, Lead Director in the Accounting Advisory group at KPMG, talks to Elaine Stafford about regulatory updates, GAAP conversions, group reorganisations, acquisition accounting, share-based payments and the importance of keeping up to date with accountancy standards.

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Episode 3: ESG reporting – are you ready?

The European Union Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will lead to a fundamental change in corporate reporting and represents the most significant transformation in corporate reporting in the last 25 years. Conor Holland, Principal, ESG Reporting & Assurance at KPMG, talks to Elaine Stafford about the CSRD and how this will impact Irish businesses. 

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Upcoming episodes

Episode 4: Digital Assets

Maria Flannery, Audit Partner from our asset management group will discuss emerging technologies and digital assets and how these technologies work and how they will impact the accounting profession.

Episode 5: Future of Audit & Recap

Niall Savage, Head of Audit Markets discusses the future of audit as new era emerges with ESG and reporting regulations challenging business leaders like never before. Niall will also recap the main themes discussed throughout the series. 

Get in touch

If you have any queries on the topics raised in the Conversations with Auditors podcast, please get in touch with Elaine Stafford or Niall Savage of our Audit team.

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