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Sage Accounts Report Writing (NI)

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Our one day Sage Accounts course is suitable for those who wish to utilise existing reports & create ad-hoc reports that will facilitate:  Drillable management accounting reporting with difference summary levels and Budget v Actuals variance reporting.

Excel Intermediate (NI)

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Our 1 day Microsoft Excel Intermediate course is suitable for those with a sound working knowledge of Excel who wish to progress to the more complicated functions and features.

Financial Modelling with Excel (NI)

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to design & structure spreadsheets, use  pivot tables to enhance the functionality of your spreadsheet model, a pply scenario techniques to determine alternatives and constraints in your financial model.

Excel 2007-2013 Advanced (NI)

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course aims to extend participants’ knowledge of Excel into some of its more specialized and advanced capabilities. 

Excel VBA Introduction (NI)

CPD Hours: 12
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This two day course is suitable for those who have a  high proficiency of Excel and knowledge of Advanced Functions.

Dashboard Reporting with Excel 2007 & 2010 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim Excel is an ideal tool for creating high-impact dashboards in businesses of all sizes. In this course, learn how to build Excel-based dashboards that extract information from your accounting application along with other databases and to present this data as actionable information in a dashboard setting.

Charities – Audit, Accounting & Tax Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The regulatory and reporting framework for charities continues to evolve in Northern Ireland. This course aims to provide an update on current issues for charities. It will cover a broad range of topics including an update on the work and role of the NI Charity Commission.

FCA Career Development Workshop

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
The focus of this workshop will be on successful strategies for adapting to changing environments, in particular through retraining and also the adoption of technology and a wider discussion on moving sectors successfully.

Impairment Accounting (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 04, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course aims to help financial controllers and auditors deal with tangible and intangible asset impairment matters that may require attention in relation to financial statements that are intended to give a true and fair view under either the Companies Act Accounting Framework (ie. UK GAAP) or under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

FRS102 The Core Issues (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 08, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
To provide a one day resume of the core issues of this very important development for non listed companies and public benefit entities in the UK and Ireland and to ensure that financial accountants are aware of the major changes required to adequately prepare the switch from national standards. It is designed for both users and preparers who want to find out about the main differences between national standards and the new FRS.

Tax Planning & Management

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 08, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:

Risk Management Internal Audit Group: Letting the CAAT out of the bag

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
The idiom “let the cat out of thebag” means to reveal a secret or disclose facts that were previously hidden andthat’s exactly what Computer Assisted Audit techniques can do for you.

Close Company Issues

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This seminar aims to discuss the specific anti-avoidance legislation pertaining to Close Companies and overview corporate tax and various reliefs available. 

Essential People Management Skills (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This workshop aims to give practical guidance on how to encourage staff to work more efficiently and effectively thus improving business performance

Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP - Distance


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
March 2013 saw the publication of the FRS 102, the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland by the Financial Reporting Council (formerly the Accounting Standards Board)

Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP - Classroom - Dublin - Autumn


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
March 2013 saw the publication of the FRS 102, the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland by the Financial Reporting Council (formerly the Accounting Standards Board)

Companies Bill - Volume 1

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course examines the new provision of Volume1 of the Companies Bill 2012. Volume 1 is solely focused on the Private Limited Company or the “Company Limited by Shares” or “CLS” as it will soon be known. Volume 1 comprises of 952 sections, together with 6 Schedules, and represents over two-thirds of the entire Companies Bill. The course will examine the new structure and discuss the new provisions which will remove a large amount of red tape compliance for CLS’s. 

Excel 2010 - Intermediate (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim Creating, editing and formatting basic speadsheets is not enough for accountants. We need to streamline repetitive tasks and enhance our spreadsheets with templates, functions, formulae, tables and by using Excel. This course will help you to use the New and improved features that can help you be more productive, and moves participants towards advanced topics in Excel.

Asset Tracing

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Summary:
To review steps that debtors may have taken to put their assets beyond the reach of creditors, and the options open to creditors to lay claim to such assets. To inform participants of the legislative framework governing this area and offer practical steps 

Diploma in Corporate Finance - Classroom - Autumn 2014


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 12, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The Diploma in Corporate Finance has been specifically designed for those who are working in or advising on Corporate Finance assignments.

Diploma in Corporate Finance - Distance Learning Autumn 2014


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 12, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The Diploma in Corporate Finance has been specifically designed for those who are working in or advising on Corporate Finance assignments.

Diploma in IFRSs - Classroom Tuition - Autumn 2014


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 12, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This programme aims to enhance participant’s financial reporting skills building upon their existing knowledge of financial accounting, helping them develop a detailed understanding and knowledge of how international financial reporting standards are applied in practice. It will expand participants’ appreciation of financial accounting concepts and of the theory and practice of international financial reporting standards.

Advanced Financial Evaluation

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 15, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course takes participants beyond the basics of financial evaluation into a detailed examination of advanced topics

Negotiating for Results

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course aims to enhance your negotiation skills so you can achieve better results whilst at the same time respecting and enhancing your relationship with the other party.

Corporate Restructuring & Turnaround: the Critical Steps (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Following several years of poor economic performance, there have been sharp reductions in activity levels, profitability levels, valuation levels and – most importantly – in cash flow. This has put many businesses under acute financial pressure. This course gives detailed guidance on corporate restructuring and turnaround.

Irish Company Law - Topical Accounting Issues

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will refresh participants on the main requirements in Irish company law regarding matters that pertain to financial reporting

Improve your Writing Skills

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Writing well-structured, clear & concise letters, e-mails and reports is a critical business skill for all professionals. However, many people find the prospect of writing a difficult and stressful task spending too much time editing and re-writing even the most straightforward of reports.  This seminar is intended to provide the attendee with a better understanding of the writing process to enable you to write documents much more efficiently and effectively.

Treasury Risk Management Introduction

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This seminar is for finance professionals who want to understand more about treasury risks, how they are identified and tools (including derivatives) used to manage these risks. The course looks at how these risks can manifest themselves in organisations and looks at the cost of failure to manage these risks appropriately. The focus of the course will be on the practical issues arising in this area with some tips to their resolution and will be based on the types of issues that we have experienced in dealing with Irish corporates of all sizes over the past few years. There is a lot of emphasis placed on case studies/examples in order to explain the practical implications of the various techniques, issues and topics.

Diploma in Insolvency - Autumn 2014


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 19, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Insolvency, encompassing Receivership and Examinership is a complex area as it involves an overlap of concerned parties including the Courts, Revenue, creditors, staff and Unions. It demands a specific mix of skills, expertise and competence from those involved in their conduct. Chartered Accountants are ideally placed to fulfill this role bringing to bear their broad business skills, evaluating the business' prospects and advising on possible turnaround strategies.

Diploma in IFRSs - Distance Course - Autumn 2014


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
  Recognising the complexity and pace of change in international financial reporting Chartered Accountants Ireland developed this programme. Designed to fast track the acquisition of the key practical skills, it equips participants with an internationally portable add on to their existing accountancy qualification.

Companies Bill - Volume 2

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 22, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course examines the new provisions of Volume 2 of the Companies Bill 2012. Volume 2 governs all other company types apart from a Private Limited Company. These include Plc’s, Guarantee, Unlimited and Designated Activity companies. 

Personal Insolvency & Bankruptcy - One Year On

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 22, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
To review the area of personal bankruptcy and how to reach deals with creditors. Many firms are being asked to advise their clients on how to deal with substantial bank borrowings. The course will enableadvisors to understand the complex issues arising, and outline what is current “best practice” in the market place

Excel 2010 - Advanced (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course will extend your knowledge into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Excel by automating some common tasks, applying advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, collaborating on worksheets with others. You will learn how to use the advanced features in PivotTable and PivotChart report to Filter, sort, group, and conditionally format the relevant subset of data to enable you to focus on the information that you want.

Change Management: Dealing with Change in your Organisation

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This half day workshop gives a high level overview and insight into the whole concept of change within your business. 

Deferred Tax Basics

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide an understanding of the basic accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements in relation to deferred tax computations prepared in accordance with IFRS – namely IAS 12 “Income Taxes”. 

Effective Risk Management

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Seeking certainty about uncertainty: exploring the challenges to effective risk management. This is an initiative between the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). All IRM and CAI members are welcome to attend. We also encourage you to bring along work colleagues/guests.

Corporate Governance Autumn Conference

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Summary:

Organisational and Meeting Management Skills using MS Outlook (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course is designed for Chartered Accountants who realise that creating a “To Do” list does not solve their difficulties in managing their work or freeing up time. They recognise that how they manage or participate in the greatest time thief of all – non-productive meetings – impacts on what they can achieve and how they are perceived. They require a practical, reality-based set of techniques and strategies to be more effective and less stressed.

Business Plan Modelling using Excel (NI)

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is designed for Accountants who have had limited involvement in business planning on Excel and require more competence in business planning techniques so that they can maximise flexibility and business model dynamics while incorporating future needs. It enables participants to compete for support and resources with the aid of a convincing plan either internally or for their clients.

Accounting Issues in Group Reorganisation & Restructuring (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to familiarise participants with the accounting requirements under the Companies Act 2006 accounting framework (UK GAAP) arising from group reconstructions and reorganisations.

Tax Update for the Busy Accountant (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 09, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course provides busy practitioners and accountants in industry with a concise tax update of all the major tax changes affecting both their private and company clients and the impact of these changes on tax planning.

HMRC Investigations and how to deal with them (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 09, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course provides accountants with a concise and illustrative guide on how an HMRC investigation is carried out, the different types of investigation, and how to successfully deal with them.

Company Secretarial Workshop

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 13, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course aims to highlight the life cycle of a company and the company law compliance requirements and changes that may occur during the life of a company. The attendees will gain practical advice, examples, and solution to key company secretarial topics. This course is delivered in simple language and will examine and provide simple and comprehensive solutions to company law issues.

Managing Time and Stress (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
If you were going to run a marathon you would train regularly, building up your physical stamina, to enable you to succeed. Likewise, in today’s stressful work environment, it is vital to understand how to build up your mental resilience to enable you to perform your job to the best of your ability. This workshop will provide tips and ideas for improving your effectiveness at work and building resilience to cope under pressure.

Directors' Duties and Responsibilities

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to provide the attendees with a practical knowledge in relation to the role and duties of a Director and the boards they are members of. Regardless of the size of the company, be it a trading or not-for-profit company, all directors must comply with the provisions of the 14 Companies Acts.

The Strategic Accountant

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Using the skills of the accountant to add strategic value to your organisation The role of the accountant is to measure company performance accurately and to provide relevant information to decision makers. Too many focus solely on the former responsibility and so lessen their impact on the business. Many also merely concentrate on information provision for tactical or operational aspects of their businesses. While these roles are vital, the responsibility of the professional accountant is broader - we are also in the business to add strategic value. This course will show you how.

Intermediate - Advanced PowerPoint 2010

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course will give the financial professionals the skills to use the new features in PowerPoint 2010 to create dynamic and professional presentations. They will be able to work with multiple shows, include SmartArt, visuals and videos to enhance the presentations.

Company Valuation in Turbulent Markets

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Company valuation plays a central role in business. But, as the recent downturn has brutally shown, company valuations can swing enormously in response to changes in the business cycle. Understanding how valuations are arrived at and the factors that drive value is therefore of central importance in today’s business world.

Driving Down Costs

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 20, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:

Automating Analysis with Advanced Features of Excel 2010 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course is intended for experienced Excel users seeking to advance their skills and find short-cuts and tips to get more from Excel. It will introduce participants to Excel’s automated techniques in both forecasting and historical analysis.

Managing People

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is for anyone who is in a line management position.  It is most suitable for those who are newer to line management or who would like to enhance their people rather than technical skills.  

US GAAP and IFRS

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:

Assertive Communication

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Whether dealing with peers, senior managers or people external to the organisation, it's important to know when, how and what it takes to assert yourself in a way that is helpful and effective.  This interactive and practical day is designed to enable you to become more confident and effective at challenging constructively and asserting yourself.  Knowing when and how to do this will enhance your performance, help you to be more effective and achieve more results in your role,while making a positive contribution to the organisation.  

Company Valuation in Turbulent Markets (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Company valuation plays a central role in business. But, as the recent downturn has brutally shown, company valuations can swing enormously in response to changes in the business cycle. Understanding how valuations are arrived at and the factors that drive value is therefore of central importance in today’s business world.

Excel Macros from A – Z using VBA (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course refreshes the skills of advanced users of Excel on the basics of Macros, and then builds on the knowledge of participants to enable them to create, vet and edit Macros effectively and accurately.

Rolling Forecasts with Excel (NI)

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The key benefit will be the ability to use some or all of the techniques and concepts presented for forecast generation within the participant’s own organisation. The second part of the day regarding cash flow forecasting will provide a similar tool for short- term tactical cash flow forecasting purposes.

Audit of Owner Managed Businesses (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
To provide practical guidance on the performance of external audits on Owner Managed Businesses (‘OMBs’). OMBs are difficult to audit. Issues include control weaknesses, incomplete records, the existence of related party transactions, going concern considerations and fraud. This course aims to identify, discuss and find appropriate responses to the issues. It also includes an update on auditing standards and other technical material relevant to the audit of OMBs.

High Impact Leadership

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Contemporary leadership is complex and multi-faceted and the need for clear, confident leadership is even greater in the times we live in at the moment.   This high impact leadership course is all about maximising performance - your performance as a leader and the performance of those you lead.  

Re-thinking the Delivery and Financing of Capital Investment

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Both accountants and engineers play important roles in delivering infrastructure investment, whether these are in terms of strategy, financing, procurement, design, construction and operation. The ability to deliver infrastructure investment priorities efficiently and effectively is crucial to achieving the UK and Ireland's growth objectives at both a national and local level. However, Infrastructure UK, part of HM Treasury, has reported that the out-turn costs of civil engineering infrastructure works in the UK are high in comparison with the rest of Europe and that there are opportunities to deliver projects and investment programmes more effectively and efficiently.

Business Plan Modelling Using Excel 2010 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim Effective business planning is fundamental to success in business. This course shows how building the plan model is the first step in transforming ideas into tangible reality. It demonstrates how a well-organised plan shows if the concepts make sound business sense.

Treasury Risk Management Advanced

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is primarily aimed at individuals who are working in a corporate (as distinct from financial services) environment and are particularly relevant for those members of finance functions that are responsible in whole or in part for treasury risk management within their organisations. As the reality for most companies is that treasury risk forms part of an individual’s broad financial role, the courses have been designed to aid Finance Directors and Financial Controllers in both technical aspects of treasury risk and to provide latest market intelligence and trends.

Negotiating for Results (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course aims to enhance your negotiation skills so you can achieve better results whilst at the same time respecting and enhancing your relationship with the other party.

Key Performance Indicators

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
You can argue that managing business performance is THE most important (if not the only) job of any manager. However, most companies are data rich but insight poor, leading to a position where they are drowning in data while thirsting for insight. The most successful companies use data and KPI's to gain relevant insight and make better informed decisions.

IFRS Update

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This full day course aims to provide delegates with a detailed tour of developments in international financial reporting over the previous 18 months. It is broken down into two main half day sessions, the first covering the latest IFRSs and the second session minor changes to IFRS and the latest exposure drafts. 

Communicating with Clients (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
In an increasingly competitive market-place, the ability to build strong client relationships is vital. This practical workshop is for anyone who is involved in either winning new clients or developing enduring client relationships.

Communications and Investor Relations for Finance Professionals (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Communicating is essential to success in business and professional life. This course provides an overview of key communication techniques, making extensive use of exercises to do so

FRS 102 - The Core Issues

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This seminar aims to provide a one day resume of the core issues of this very important development for non listed companies and public benefit entities in the UK and Ireland, and to ensure that financial accountants are aware of the major changes required to adequately prepare the switch from national standards. It is designed for both users and preparers who want to find out about the main differences between national standards and the new FRS.

Annual Practice Forum 2014 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Annual Practice Forum is a CPD day for members in practice. It is packed with relevant, up to date, new material and is presented by a range of speakers, all of whom are experienced on the subject matter of presentation. This is one day in the annual CPD calendar that is a must-attend for those working in or running an accountancy practice in Northern Ireland. 

Communications, Report Writing, and Investor Relations

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Communicating is essential to success in business and professional life. This course provides an overview of communication techniques in the key areas of communication basics, report writing, and investor relations. 

Business Members' Conference

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:

Review of Key Corporate Recovery & Insolvency Issues

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 24, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is designed to provide a general update to Practicing Accountants undertaking insolvency work.

Anti-Money Laundering Refresher

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 24, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts 2010 and 2013 increased the obligations on a wide range of "designated persons" including trust or company service providers, tax advisers, high value goods dealers, private members' gaming clubs, credit and financial institutions, lawyers, accountants, estate agents, and others in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing. 

CPD Blitz 2014

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Once again Chartered Accountants are delighted to bring you our CPD Regional Blitz. This year’s blitz will provided you the busy Chartered Accountant with the necessary professional updates to keep up to speed on relevant and topical issues. The intensive one-day seminar, taking place at a number of regional centres across the country, will cover a variety of topics that reflect the working environment and challenges that Chartered Accountants face.

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Mindfulness has now been proven to have very significant benefits including reduction of stress, irritability, anxiety, depression and low mood as well as positive improvement in happiness, creativity and memory.

Time Management and Personal Productivity

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 27, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will help you use the most precious resource you have – time – in a more effective manner to achieve maximum effect.

Microsoft Project for Accountants (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 27, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course is designed to give accountants the skills to understand that although MS Project is not an accounting package, it does provide cost estimating and tracking for budgetary purposes. MS Project is not concerned with the costs to the company of the resources used doing anything else other than the specific project tasks. This can be frustrating for accountants and lead to them being too hands-off in using MS Project to track costs, with resultant budget overruns which may have been avoidable.

Annual Practice Forum 2014 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 28, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Annual Practice Forum is a CPD day for members in practice. It is packed with relevant, up to date, new material and is presented by a range of speakers, all of whom are experienced on the subject matter of presentation. This is one day in the annual CPD calendar that is a must-attend for those working in or running a small to medium sized accounting practice.

VAT on Property: A Practical Perspective

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
New VAT on property legislation was introduced on 1 July 2008. This course will demonstrate what we have learned and what you need to know as the market recovers.

Time Management using MS Outlook (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, December 05, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course is designed for Course is designed for Chartered Accountants who understand that time management is a choice and that we can all improve our productivity levels. It presents a strategy to use MS Outlook to allocate and monitor tasks and effectively plan and schedule their workload.

Going Into Practice

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, December 05, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course uses a number of expert speakers to cover a wide range of issues that are involved in setting up an accounting practice and the provision of a wide range of services including audit, accounting, bookkeeping, tax, etc. The course does not go into detail on how these services are provided, e.g. how to prepare a VAT return. Instead it goes through the regulatory requirements for a practice and from a practical perspective the types of systems and procedures a practice should consider implementing.

Annual Tax Update for the Accountant in Practice (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 08, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course provides accountants in practice with an annual tax update relating to all the major tax and NIC changes affecting both their private and company clients.

Deferred Tax Advanced

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 08, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide an understanding of some of the more complex accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements in relation to deferred tax computations prepared in accordance with IFRS – namely IAS 12 “Income Taxes”. 

Tax Planning for the Family Company (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 08, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This very practical course will review and illustrate the latest tax planning for family companies.

Audit File A to Z

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 08, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:

Business Tax Refresher (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This very practical course will give tax planning tips and ideas for the self-employed and Partnerships, and clients who own family companies

Construction Industry Tax Refresher (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course provides a detailed insight into how the Construction Industry Scheme works in practice and fully explains the tax responsibilities and roles of both the contractor and subcontractor.

Time Management & Personal Productivity (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will help you use the most precious resource you have – time – in a more effective manner to achieve maximum effect.

Data Analysis with Excel 2010 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This hands-on course will show experienced Excel users how to operate the package at a higher level and explore its more sophisticated analysis tools.

Capital Tax Planning

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Detailed review of capital taxes in Ireland surrounding estate planning and the efficient movement of assets to the next generation.The course will focus on Capital Acquisitions Tax and Capital Gains Tax. A review of legal issues surrounding the drafting of wills and the succession act.

Practical VAT Update: Common Issues

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Summary:
To provide an update on the implications for businesses of recent VAT developments at Irish and EU level, common VAT errors that arise in practice and the impact of other VAT hot topics. 

Rolling Forecasts with Excel 2010 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to produce a rolling forecast in MS Excel (18 months is the case study used). This entails heavy automation to facilitate the re-use of the model to create updated forecasts on an ongoing basis i.e. rolling out into the future and recognizing opening historical position and financial years.

Tax Round Up

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:

Investment Business Seminar

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 15, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:

PAYE/PRSI Issues

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course aims is to give an update on the latest legislative changes and current practice affecting Employment Taxes –mainly PAYE, USC and PRSI. It will cover recent Finance Acts/Bills, Revenue publications and practice, Social Welfare legislation and guidance and relevant Case Law and other topical developments.

Practical Accounting Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
There is a freight train of change arriving in 2014 with respect to the introduction of new accounting standards FRS 102, legislative changes affecting accounts, FRC consultation on the future of FRSSE and fresh guidance documents from various sources, including FRC, CCAB as well as Chartered Accountants Ireland. This practical update will aim to provide a summary overview of key changes and how they have or will be expected to affect Financial Statements of Small to Medium Sized Companies. 

Practical Auditing Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The audit of smaller companies has always been a balancing act between meeting the clients’ needs, staying compliant, protecting the firm and coming in on budget. This practical course will address the challenges of compliance and audit risk.

Successful Delegation

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course aims to improve your delegation skills so that the jobs you delegate are completed to the standard you expect within the time frame you expect. You will also learn how to give effective feedback, which is a key competency in effective delegation.

Practical Accounting Update (ROI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
There is a freight train of change arriving in 2014 with respect to the introduction of new accounting standards FRS 102, legislative changes affecting accounts, FRC consultation on the future of FRSSE and fresh guidance documents from various sources, including FRC, CCAB as well as Chartered Accountants Ireland. This practical update will aim to provide a summary overview of key changes and how they have or will be expected to affect Financial Statements of Small to Medium Sized Companies. 

Practical Auditing Update (ROI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The audit of smaller companies has always been a balancing act between meeting the clients’ needs, staying compliant, protecting the firm and coming in on budget. This practical course will address the challenges of compliance and audit risk.

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