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Funds Financial Statements online courses from OBK/Quickstep

Date added: 20 Jun 2016

US GAAP part 1: https://quickstep.ie/training/us-gaap-fund-financial-statements-part-1 US GAAP part 2: https://quickstep.ie/training/us-gaap-fund-financial-statements-part-2 IFRS part 1: https://quickstep.ie/training/ifrs-fund-financial-statements-part-one IFRS part 2: https://quickstep.ie/training/i...

The Happy Pear on the Late Late Show

Date added: 24 May 2016

Check out our super clients, The Happy Pear on the Late Late Show. http://www.rte.ie/…/the-late-late-show-extras-300…/10575792/   ...

Blanco Niño feature on Nationwide

Date added: 15 May 2016

We at OBK are proud to be part of this exciting story. Aidan has been a Board Member of this company since its inception and continues to play a key role in its development. http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/nationwide-21/10570918/ ...

We were delighted to support Ratoath Musical Society's production of Legally Blonde. What a show!

Date added: 06 May 2016

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Bridal by Nikki Kavanagh: Fantastic win at the Meath Style Awards

Date added: 25 Apr 2016

Congratulations to our clients, Bridal by Nikki Kavanagh on a great win.  ...

Aidan O'Byrne appointed Chairman of Vhi Members Advisory Council

Date added: 22 Oct 2015

Aidan O'Byrne is delighted to announce his appointment as Chairman of the Vhi Members Advisory Council. Aidan has served on the Council since 2010. The Council performs a key role in interfacing between the Vhi Members and the Executive Management ...

Aidan O'Byrne to speak at Key Agri Business Conference

Date added: 22 Oct 2015

Aidan O'Byrne will speak on Alternative Finance options for Agri and Food businesses at the Farmers Journal organised conference in the Marker Hotel on 5 November. The keynote remarks will be made by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. ...

Lets end discrimination against the self employed in the tax system

Date added: 08 Sep 2015

The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (an umbrella group for the accountancy profession in Ireland),has, in its pre budget submission called for an end to discrimination against the self employed in the tax system. Among the suggestions made is a proposal for a phased introduction of a self employed tax credit and the...

IFRS and FRS 102 comparison for investment funds

Date added: 25 Aug 2015

This useful paper prepared by the Irish Funds Industry Association Financial Reporting working group highlights the differences between International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (“IFRS”) and the recently developed FRS 102 (the “New Irish GAAP”) as they apply to inve...

Promotional Review Summer 2015

Date added: 24 Aug 2015

OBK Accountants/The Food Accountants are pleased to publish their promotional review for Summer 2015 in conjunction with Checkout Magazine. Promotional Review Summer 2015 ...

Dublin Funds Talk Episode 3 - Alan Farrell, Founder, Quickstep Training

Date added: 20 Aug 2015

In this third episode of Dublin Funds Talk Alan chats with Alan Farrell of Quickstep Training. The two Alans discuss how the funds knowledge base is one of the greatest assets the Dublin Funds Industry has and how innovation at Quickstep Training is helping its clients build on this advantage. Mary Keily, Director, OBK Accountan...

Chartered Accountants Ireland: Driving Ireland Forward

Date added: 20 Aug 2015

Chartered Accountants Ireland is the largest and longest established accountancy body in Ireland. It has over 23,000 members and 6,500 students, and it is the leading voice of the accountancy profession in Ireland . It is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance. https://www.youtube.com/w...

OBK Accountants/The Food Accountants continue to help Irish Food Companies

Date added: 20 Aug 2015

Over the first 6 months of 2015 OBK Accountants/The Food Accountants are delighted to have assisted over 50 Irish Food and Drink companies through its various mentoring projects OBK have played the lead financial role in the following programmes Food Academy Advance Programme Bord Bia Cheese Institute Compass/Bord B...

US GAAP courses added to the OBK/Quickstep series of online funds industry courses

Date added: 21 Apr 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of US GAAP Fund Financial Statements (part 1 and part 2), the latest courses produced from our collaboration with Quickstep Consulting. The courses are written by Mary Keily, of OBK Accountants and are presented in Quicksteps successful online format. They present highly technical concepts...

Crossword: IFRS Fund Financial Statements

Date added: 15 Jan 2015

Test your knowledge : http://quickstep.ie/resources/crossword-ifrs-fund-financial-statements ...

IFRS-Funds Financial Statements online course launched

Date added: 02 Dec 2014

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first online course produced from our collaboration with QuickStep Consulting. IFRS- Funds financial statements is a course that combines technical accounting knowledge and practical industry specific financial reporting advice. A user friendly format using visuals, relevant example...

Food Academy Conference Slides

Date added: 28 Nov 2014

  OBK Accountants/The Food Accountants are delighted to publish the slides from Aidan O'Byrne's recent presentation at the Food Academy Conference at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The Food Academy   ...

OBK Accountants supporting Ashbourne GrubCrawl

Date added: 17 Nov 2014

OBK Accountants is delighted to support the upcoming Ashbourne GrubCrawl. Showcasing the best of local restaurants (Eatzen, La Bucca, Corks, Mancinis, Cinnamon Garden, Fifty50 and The Residents Hotel) it promises to be a great night on Tuesday 18th  ...

OBK Accountants at the Food Academy Conference

Date added: 17 Nov 2014

OBK Accountants are proud to announce that Aidan O'Byrne will be speaking at the Food Academy Conference in Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday 20 November. The Food Academy a groundbreaking support programme between Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland/LEO and Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland provides advise to Start Up and Growi...

Launch of Quarter 3 Retailer Promotional Review

Date added: 17 Nov 2014

  Launch of Retailer Promotional Review Q3 2014     ...

Budget 2015: Highlights

Date added: 15 Oct 2014

The highlights of the 2015 Budget are as follows:  INCOME TAX The top rate of tax has been reduced from 41% to 40% Tax Bands have been increased, so the first €33,800 is at 20% for a single person (€42,800 for a married couple), balance of income at the new rate of 40% Annual tax relief for water char...

OBK Accountants supporting Ratoath Community Festival September 13 & 14 2014

Date added: 25 Aug 2014

OBK Accountants are delighted to support the Ratoath Community Festival taking place on September 13 and 14, 2014. The Festival which will showcase all that is good in Ratoath from a Sporting, Cultural, Business and Community perspective promises to be a great success with a full iternary of activities throughout the weekend. Ai...

Tax Calendar September 2014

Date added: 25 Aug 2014

14 September - PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT returns for August 2014 14 September - Dividend withholding tax return for August 2014 19 September - VAT Returns for July/August VAT period or August period if done monthly 21 September - Corporation Tax returns and balancing payments for years ended December 2013 21 September - Prel...

Tax Calendar August 2014

Date added: 01 Aug 2014

14 August - Monthly Returns of PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT due 14 August - Dividend Withholding Tax returns for July due 19 August - Monthly VAT returns for July Due 21 August - Corporation Tax due returns and balancing payments due for periods ending November 2013 21 August - Preliminary Tax due for companies with year end Se...

Launch of Retailer Promotional Review Q2 2014

Date added: 28 Jul 2014

  Launch of Retailer Promotional Review Q2 2014 ...

OBK is delighted to support the Ratoath AC 5k race on 14th September

Date added: 05 Jul 2014

We are delighted to support the Ratoath Athletics 5k race on 14th September. We are very interested in this one as Mary Keily, Director of OBK is  both a keen member of and the Treasurer of Ratoath AC. http://www.ratoathac.ie/p/blog-page.html ...

Chartered Accountants Ireland - Choose the best

Date added: 04 Jul 2014

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Mary Keily: Registered Auditor

Date added: 04 Jul 2014

OBK Accountants has been approved as a Registered Auditor by the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board (CARB). Mary Keily heads up our audit practice and has been approved as a Responsible Individual by CARB. Mary has considerable audit experience at senior level in a "big 4" firm as well as extensive industry and fin...

OBK Accountants supporting Ashbourne Youth Cafe

Date added: 02 Jul 2014

OBK Accountants are delighted to announce that the firm through its director Aidan O'Byrne has agreed to act as Accountants for the Ashbourne Youth Cafe. This project will culminate in the opening of a designated Youth Cafe for the people of Ashbourne ...

Tax Calendar July 2014

Date added: 01 Jul 2014

14 July - P30 PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT payments for June 2014 14 July - Dividend Withholding Tax and Professional Services Withholding Tax for June 2014 19 July - VAT3 Returns for the May/June 2014 period or the January/June 2014 period for those on half year returns 19 July - VAT Returns of trading for the year ended 30 June ...

Chartered Accountants Ireland - Now You Can

Date added: 16 Jun 2014

Now you can   ...

Tax Calendar June 2014

Date added: 01 Jun 2014

14 June - PAYE/PRSI/USC - Monthly return for May 2014 14 June - Dividend Withholding Tax and Professional Services Withholding Tax due for May 2014 19 June - Monthly VAT return (May) - Annual VAT Return for accounting periods ending May 21 June - Corporation Tax preliminary for periods ending in July 2014 21 June - T...

ACCOUNTANTS REPORTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR PROPERTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

Date added: 29 May 2014

  The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PRSA) has recently issued guidance on the form and content of accountants reports to be included with applications for Property Service Providers (PSPS) Licences. The PRSA is responsible for the control and regulation of all Property Service Providers, including auctioneers/e...

Open For Business: OBK featured in Checkout Magazine

Date added: 26 May 2014

The Food Accountants/OBK Accountants offer a full range of services to the Food/FMCG industry. See our recent feature in checkout magazine:  OBK in checkout magazine   ...

OBK Accountants announce collaboration with FundCalcs

Date added: 26 May 2014

OBK Accountants have announced that their Fund Services division are collaborating with independent software providers, FundCalcs.  Initially the focus will be on exploring and expanding the range of uses for FundCalcs performance fee and equalisation software. Future plans centre around the automation and streamlining of t...

Understanding Personal Insolvency Legislation

Date added: 19 May 2014

Aidan O'Byrne's recent article was featured in the Forum newspaper. The Forum: Understanding Personal Insolvency Legislation ...

DODGE THIS YEARS IFRS PITFALLS

Date added: 15 May 2014

Mary Keilys recent article on investment fund financial reporting has been featured in their latest news by Quickstep Consulting. Quickstep are a leading provider of training to the funds industry providing high quality courses, bespoke training and online training programs. Read more :  http://www.quickstep.ie/news/dodg...

Tax Calendar May 2014

Date added: 01 May 2014

14 May - PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT returns for April 2014 14 May - Dividend Withholding Tax returns for April 2014 19 May - VAT return for the month of April 2014, bi-monthly returns for March/April 2014 19 May - Return of Trading Details for Years ending in April 2014 21 May - Corporation Tax returns and balancing payments ...

Quickstep's innovative crossword tests your US GAAP Fair Value Measurement knowledge

Date added: 30 Apr 2014

Quickstep have found a clever way to test your knowledge. Go on, try it!   http://www.quickstep.ie/news/dothisthing ...

Personal Insolvency Practitioner (PIP)

Date added: 25 Apr 2014

Aidan O'Byrne has been authorised as a Personal Insolvency Practitioner We are delighted to announce that Aidan O'Byrne of OBK Accountants has been authorised as a Personal Insolvency Practitioner by the Insolvency Service of Ireland. (Authorisation number PB00203). Aidan has met the professional, educational, fitness...

Mortgage Arrears Resolution : We can help

Date added: 22 Apr 2014

PANEL OF ACCOUNTANTS: MORTGAGE ARREARS Aidan O’Byrne of OBK Accountants, a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland has been included on the panel of Accountants registered to assist mortgage holders in arrears. Aidan is currently actively involved in negotiations on behalf of a number of borrowers. As the lender pays th...

Launch of Retailer Promotional Review Q1 2014

Date added: 14 Apr 2014

Launch of Retailer Promotional Review Q1 2014 ...

Tax Calendar April 2014

Date added: 04 Apr 2014

14 April - PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT - P30 returns due for March 2014 14 April - PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT - Quarterly P30 due for Jan-Mar 2014 14 April - Dividend Withholding Tax returns for March 2014 14 April - Professional Services Withholding Tax returns for March 2014 19 April - Monthly VAT returns due for March 2014, plu...

Extension to the Household Charge and Local Property Tax Deadline: Act Now

Date added: 01 Apr 2014

Having received around 10,000 calls to their Local Property Tax Helpline yesterday morning, Revenue have extended the deadline for compliance with local property tax and household charges until close of business tomorrow, 2nd April. A huge proportion of calls related to unpaid household charge liabilities, with many householders...

Local Property tax: Last chance to avoid interest and penalties

Date added: 25 Mar 2014

The Revenue Commissioners have announced that March 31st is the last chance for full compliance with the  Local Property Tax and the Household charge. Those who do not comply face a range of enforcement actions and penalties. Revenue have indicated that they are very serious about ensuring that remaining non compliant ...

THE SECRET OF A SUCCESSFUL FUNDS AUDIT SEASON

Date added: 20 Mar 2014

  In the midst of audit season, with financial statements being scrutinised by auditors and boards of directors before being finalised, it is timely to consider the issues affecting the quality of those financial statements. IAASA (the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority) have had some interesting comment...

Investment Funds: Financial Statements services

Date added: 19 Mar 2014

We are delighted to announce details of our financial statements services for funds. Fund Financial Statements ...

First Reporting Dates for Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs)

Date added: 11 Mar 2014

The Central Bank has outlined the first reporting dates under the AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Regulations 2013.    Frequency Reporting dates Submission Dates Quarterly 1/4/14-30/6/14 11/8/14-11/9/14 Semi Annually 1/1/14-30/6/14 11/8/14-11...

Was/ Now Pricing and Retail Psychology (The Sunday Business Show on Today FM with guest Aidan O'Byrne)

Date added: 04 Mar 2014

Listen to Aidan O'Byrne on the Sunday Business Show on TodayFM:  Click here to listen to the TodayFM podcast ...

Tax Calendar March 2014

Date added: 03 Mar 2014

14 March - PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT for February 2014 14 March - Dividend Withholding Tax returns for February 2014 14 March - Professional Services Withholding Tax for February 2014 19 March - VAT Returns due for January/February 2014 19 March - Annual Trading Details returns for year ended February 2014 21 March - Prel...

The Directors Chair

Date added: 03 Mar 2014

Aidan was delighted to be offered the opportunity recently to feature in the Directors Chair for The Panel, one of Ireland leading recruitment firms.  http://thepanel.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/v63nmqs9aufphl6xdjo4t8?a=1&p=44989655&t=19250665   ...

Three Quarters Of Dunnes Stores' 'Was/Now' Promotions At Half Price Or Better

Date added: 27 Feb 2014

Checkout magazines weekly online publication, Retail Intelligence featured OBK Accountants/The Food Accountants promotional review.  http://www.checkout.ie/Retail-Intelligence/three-quarters-of-dunnes-stores-was-now-promotions-at-half-price-or-better.html ...

WHY CHOOSE A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT?

Date added: 25 Feb 2014

  Because it will be one of the best decisions you ever make !   EXPERTISE AND INSIGHT Chartered Accountants provide expert financial solutions for business and personal needs. Chartered Accountants Ireland is the longest established and largest accounting body in Ireland, having been set up in 1888, and cu...

Golf club green fees for non members are now VAT exempt

Date added: 05 Feb 2014

Green fees charged to non members by member owned golf clubs are now VAT exempt. Following a recent European Court of Justice ruling, golf clubs can treat non member green fees (including the green fee element of competition fees) as exempt from VAT from 1 January 2014. Revenue is currently in discussions with the Golfing Union ...

Start your Own Business Tax Relief Scheme

Date added: 05 Feb 2014

The Start Your Own Business scheme provides for relief from Income Tax for long term unemployed individuals who start a new business. The scheme will provide an exemption from Income Tax up to a maximum of €40,000 per annum for a period of two years to individuals who set up a qualifying business; having been unem...

Tax Calendar February

Date added: 05 Feb 2014

14 February - Dividend Withholding Tax Returns required for Dividends made in January 2014 14 February - PAYE/PRSI/USC returns required for payments made in January 2014 15 February - P60's required for 2013 Income 15 February - P35 required for 2013 Wages & Salaries 21 February - Preliminary Tax due for comp...

Going for Growth : Deadline extended to today

Date added: 27 Jan 2014

The deadline for applications for the Going for Growth programme for female entrepreneurs has been extended to today, 27th January 2014. The programme uses peer learning and support from lead entrepreneurs. Its free to participants and is open to applications from women who are a major shareholder in a business trading in the Re...

Minimising your Debtors: 10 Quick Tips to Improving Cash Flow for your business

Date added: 13 Jan 2014

By Aidan O’Byrne of OBK Accountants. 10th January 2014. Published by http://www.companyformations.ie                           Making a sale is great and new start-up companies get a terrific buzz when they execute their first few sales. Ho...

Tax Calendar January

Date added: 13 Jan 2014

1 January 2014 – Abolition of Top Slicing Relief for payments made after 01/01/14. 1 January 2014 – Reduction in Standard Fund Threshold for pensions from €2.3m to €2m. 1 January 2014 – DIRT increases to 41%. 14 January 2014 – Dividend Withholding Tax returns and payments due for Decemb...

Putting your best foot forward when looking for business finance

Date added: 13 Jan 2014

Aidan O'Byrne, OBK Accountants. Published in "The Forum", 26 September 2013 Believe it or not, the most beneficial part of a Business Plan is not the document itself but rather the process undertaken in producing the plan as it acts as effectively an internal checklist (or due diligence) on your business. This h...

Bord Bia announces encouraging trading data for Irish food and drink companies.

Date added: 10 Jan 2014

Double digit growth in dairy and beef export values in 2013. The value of Irish food and drink exports has approached €10billion for the first time in 2013, according to new figures released by Bord Bia today. This represents an increase of 9% on the previous year and 40% in the last four years with revenues almost &eu...

OBK launch new website

Date added: 10 Jan 2014

OBK are delighted to announce the launch of their new website.  ...