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    Appointment of new ACOI CEO

    ACOI is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Kavanagh to the role of Chief Executive Officer. 

    Prior to his appointment, Michael was Director of DPP with KPMG Ireland, CEO of IAASA (The Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority) having held the position of Head of Financial Reporting Supervision with the organisation.

    Michael established Ireland’s statutory accounting enforcement function (tasked with examining whether the financial reports of listed entities comply with financial reporting standards) and oversaw the establishment of Ireland’s statutory Audit Inspection regime (tasked with inspecting the quality of audit work conducted by Ireland’s large audit firms).

    Michael was the Irish Observer at the Corporate Reporting Council of the FRC which produces UK and Irish accounting standards. He was also Ireland’s representative at ESMA’s European Enforcers Co-ordination Sessions which is tasked with co-ordinating accounting enforcement across Europe having chaired a number of ESMA sub-committees.

    He has acted in […]

    Spring 2019 ICQ Publication

    The Spring 2019 ICQ is available to view here

    This quarter features an interview with Eric Ben-Artzi, the former risk officer who helped to expose false accounting at Deutsche Bank, refused a multimillion-dollar award from the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Barbara Parnell’s first place winning essay from the third annual Niall Gallagher Professional Diploma in Compliance Scholarship. This edition also features articles by our Funds, Data Protection & Information Security and Financial Crimes Compliance working groups, an overview of the education programmes available through ACOI and an introduction to one of our new ACOI directors, Lorraine Blayney, in our member profile piece.

    CPD Completion Date Extension

    Some of our members experienced difficulty accessing eCPD modules through the Institute of Banking (IOB) CPD portal over the Christmas period due to a system issue. We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused. We would like to advise that the issue has now been fixed.

    Due to this, the CPD completion date has been extended to Monday 7th January 2019.

    Therefore, you must complete your CPD hours for 2018 by midnight on Monday 7th January 2019 and then make your annual return by 31st January 2019 as usual (please ignore shortfall notice that may appear when making an annual return where hours have been completed between 1st to 7th January 2019).

    Should you have any queries on your CPD, please contact the IOB CPD team at cpd@iob.ie or on 01 6116500. The IOB CPD and customer service teams are available on Monday 31st December until 5pm to assist with any queries and reopens […]

    2018 ACOI CPD Codes



    11 December 2018
    Building Blocks for Effective Compliance Series – Regulatory Risk Monitoring and Compliance Reporting (6/6)

    6 December 2018
    Sustainable Finance – an overview of EU policy and upcoming legislative proposals

    19 November 2018
    GDPR – Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) Workshop

    13 November 2018
    Building Blocks for Effective Compliance Series – Risk Assessment (5/6)

    8 November 2018
    ACOI 2018 Conference: Culture, Conduct & Compliance

    24 October 2018
    Lessons from the UK Bribery Act and its enforcement by the Serious Fraud Office

    16 October 2018
    Building Blocks for Effective Compliance Series – Culture and Conduct (4/6)

    3 October 2018
    Compliance Reporting Masterclass with Tommy Hannafin & Glenn Kane, Central Bank of Ireland

    25 September 2018
    Project Management Workshop for Compliance Professionals

    12 September 2018
    Director of Enforcement and Anti-Money Laundering address to ACOI members

    30 August 2018
    Subject Access Requests

    11 July 2018
    Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act

    26 June 2018
    Outsourcing Requirements Under Solvency II

    12 June 2018
    Building Blocks for Effective Compliance Series – Compliance […]

    By |December 18th, 2018|ACOI News|0 Comments

    ACOI Opening Hours – Christmas 2018

    Opening Hours

    Monday 24th December 2018

    Tuesday 25th December 2018

    Wednesday 26th December 2018

    Thursday 27th December 2018
    9.00am – 5.30pm

    Friday 28th December 2018
    9.00am – 5.30pm

    Monday 31st December 2018
    9.00am – 5.30pm

    Tuesday 1st January 2019

    Wednesday 2nd January 2019
    9.00am – 5.30pm

    ACOI 2018 Conferring Ceremony

    We were delighted to have over 700 graduates through our ACOI education programmes this year. These students had their achievements recognised at our conferring ceremony which took place last week in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. We also recognised the students who achieved first place for performance in exams: Peter O’Duffy, MSc in Compliance; Brian Brunton, Professional Certificate in Data Protection (Joint 1st Place); Niall Rooney, Professional Certificate in Data Protection (Joint 1st Place); Yvonne Brett, Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention and Niamh Gibson, Professional Diploma in Compliance. 

    The conferring ceremony also provided the opportunity for ACOI to confer the Association’s highest award of honorary fellowship to four people: Michael Feeney, Brendan Glennon, Declan McHugh and Pat O’Sullivan. The fellowship is awarded by the ACOI council to those people who have contributed significantly to the ACOI and to the development of the topics of both ethics and compliance.

    This year’s recipients have all played a […]

    Winners of the third Niall Gallagher Professional Diploma in Compliance Scholarship

    The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI), is delighted to announce the winners of the third Niall Gallagher Professional Diploma in Compliance Scholarship competition.

    The Scholarship promotes the importance of further education and recognition of professional certification in the advancement of an individual in their career in Compliance and is open to ACOI members and the general public.

    This year’s essay topic is entitled “Embedding Compliance in the business to achieve an enduring and commercially successful culture”.

    The winners of the scholarship are as follows:
    1. Barbara Parnell
    2. Joseph Anwana
    3. Evelyn Mulcahy

    The winning essays will feature in the ICQ magazine in 2019.

    Please click here for further information on the scholarship.

    ACOI has launched two new qualifications on leading and managing effective cultural change in financial services

    Last Friday 19th October, ACOI President Clive Kelly and IoB CEO Mary O’Dea, launched two new educational programmes on culture and ethics, commencing in February 2019.

    Some 10 years or so on from the financial crisis as we reflect on some of the commentary at the time, it’s clear to see that the reference to the crisis as a crisis of ethic proportions was largely accurate.

    Culture and ethics are often likened to the DNA of an organisation. They shape judgments and behaviours displayed at those key moments, big or small, that matter to the performance and reputation of firms and how it treats its customers and arguably all its stakeholders.

    It can also be argued that culture, both effective and ineffective, is and can be contagious. In my experience people in firms typically don’t consult ‘the law’ for guidance on a day-to-day basis. They take their cues from their peers, colleagues […]

    Autumn 2018 ICQ Publication

    Autumn 2018 ICQ is available to view here

    This quarter features reflections from Baker McKenzie on the recent enforcement of economic crime by the UK Serious Fraud Office, a Brexit update from Brian Hayes, MEP, and an insight the current IFCA Chair Liliana Arimany shares her views on the challenges ahead for the international compliance industry.

    Addition of Two Exciting New Programmes

    Our suite of education programmes through the Institute of Banking is growing with the addition of two exciting new programmes, a new Level 9 Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services and a new Level 7 Professional Certificate in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Administration (Financial Services).

    Further information is available by accessing the following links:

    Level 9 Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services

    Level 7 Professional Certificate in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Administration (Financial Services)


    By |August 20th, 2018|ACOI News|0 Comments

    Summer 2018 ICQ publication

    Summer 2018 ICQ is available to view here

    This quarter’s Cover Feature is with Domhnall Cullinan, Head of Anti-Money Laundering Division within the Central Bank of Ireland how covers collaboration, Regtech, AMLD5 & the Important role of Compliance.

    ACOI Cork Regional Chapter

    The ACOI are delighted to announce that the inaugural meeting of the Cork Regional Chapter will take place next Monday 16th April. Its purpose is to enable our valued regional members, to access a network of industry peers to share views and discuss all matters compliance. For more information or to sign up please contact your ACOI Chapter Liaison: Kate O’Toole Murphy @ kate.otoolemurphy@acoi.ie