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Accounting Issues in Group Reorganisation & Restructuring (ROI) Pre-Recorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim This course will familiarise participants with the accounting requirements under the Companies Act accounting framework (Irish GAAP) arising from group reconstructions and reorganisations

Activity Based Management - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Activity Based Management (ABM) is essentially about management. When it is understood and implemented by all functions the benefits can be very powerful.

Advanced Negotiation for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
The ability to negotiate effectively in any situation is a skill that can be learnt like any other. Advanced Negotiation for Accountants enables learners to hone and improve their negotiation techniques and strategies. Learners will be able to plan for complex negotiations, ensuring that the outcome of any negotiation undertaken is successful, and they will learn how to handle difficult situations as they arise.

Alternative Finance (NI) - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Businesses, finding it increasingly hard to secure finance from banks, turn to their accountants for advice. But what alternatives can you suggest? The crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance market is growing rapidly and presents an increasingly attractive option, but with such new products and services, how can you identify the right option for a particular organisation. In this course, FT journalist Andy Davis explores this rapidly expanding market and shares the very latest information on the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance movement. He focuses on crowdfunding platforms in three distinct sectors of the market: business loans, short-term working capital finance and equity fundraising. 

Anti-Money Laundering and The Bribery Act 2010 Updates (NI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
The update on money laundering will look at current issues in the accounting profession and consider the impact of the Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2012 which came into force on 1 st October 2012.

Assessing Going Concern (NI) - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Recent economic turbulence has raised the significance of the basic concept of ensuring that a business is a going concern. This course provides a succinct refresher to the subject and a briefing on recent pronouncements from the FRCand APB (APB 2008/1 and APB 2008/10) as well as reviewing the guidance in FRS18 and ISA 570.

Asset Tracing (ROI) Pre-Recorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim 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

Audit Reports (ROI) Pre-Recorded Online

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:35:24 PM

Summary:
Course Aim This course is intended to equip audit practitioners with sufficient information to facilitate them in writing professionally worded audit reports that are in compliance with Irish law and auditing standards including the revisions to ISAs (UK&I) 700, 705 and 706 effective for periods commencing on or after 1 October 2012.

Becoming an Expert Witness (NI) - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
An expert witness is someone with specialised training and/or experience who is allowed to testify in court to help the judge or jury understand complicated or technical subjects. Expert witnesses should be capable of turning the tables on an opposing lawyer by showing expertise, their command of the facts, and their ability to communicate and defend their opinions. This course defines what an expert witness is, what their duties are and it helps any professional who wants to be an expert witness to be prepared to testify and defend their report and opinion.

Business Performance Management - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
KPIs are easy to understand; every student accountant learns about them. So why is it so hard to add real value by helping clients or internal colleagues to use KPIs to deliver business success?

Buying a Business - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Acquisitions consume an enormous amount of management time and other resources. In order to make a successful acquisition you need to be properly prepared. You need to understand the market, the target business and how you are going to manage the business integration. In Buying a Business, Peter Howson guides learners through each step – from their initial decision to acquire a business, through initial negotiations and due diligence up to and including the final integration.

Charities - Audit, Accounting & Tax Update (NI) PRE-RECORDED

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Aim The regulatory and reporting framework for charities continues to change in Northern Ireland with the gradual implementation of the Charities Act 2008. This course aims to provide an update on current issues for charities. It will cover a broad range of topics including presentations from staff of the NI Charity Commission on charity reporting requirements and charity registration.

Coaching Skills for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Coaching plays a central role in the development of a successful working relationship between a manager and their team. As such, it is a fundamental part of any manager's skill set. Now updated to include dealing with the root cause of problems, the latest theories on motivational techniques and how to give effective feedback, this course uses examples specific to the accounting and finance industry to help the learner understand what motivates their team members and looks at how the way in which they give feedback can affect motivation and performance.

Communicating Complex Ideas - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Communicating information about finance and accountancy issues to general audiences has its own unique set of challenges. Whether getting support for ideas or communicating critical issues, finance professionals are increasingly finding that to succeed they need to sharpen their communication skills to augment their technical expertise. The difficulty lies in the complexity of the message. Sharing the full detail of an issue risks baffling the recipient; simplifying the matter can be difficult without misleading.

Company Valuation in Volatile Markets (ROI) Prerecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 5:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Overview 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.

Conducting Performance Appraisals - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
For the busy accounting and finance professional, managing the performance of the people they manage is key to achieving objectives. The appraisal sits at the heart of any approach to performance management. The process of viewing the previous year's performance and of agreeing expectations for the coming period is key to the professional relationships managers develop with their staff. This course shows how investing time in conducting effective appraisals creates a motivated team and saves the manager time in the long term.

Debt Restructuring: The Key Elements - Pre-Recorded Online Version

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
This course gives an overview of recent developments and uses case studies to examine the key elements of successful debt restructuring. Following several years of economic stagnation, 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, so debt restructuring is key to survival.

Deferred Tax - The Basics (ROI) a PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until:

Summary:
Course Aim Deferred Tax – The Basics 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.

Deferred Tax Advanced (ROI) Prerecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
The Deferred Tax – Advanced 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”.

Developing Your Professional Career - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Every professional needs to actively managetheir career to maintain professional knowledge, gather appropriate experienceand develop in their chosen field. This course is designed to help learnerstake responsibility for their career. They will think through what makes themmarketable right now and how they might develop their future career path. Itexplores some specific career challenges affecting those taking career breaks,developing global careers and some particular issues affecting women. 

Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Buying and selling a business can be a very risky step to undertake, with over half of all transactions failing. Carrying out proper due diligence is the most effective way to reduce that risk and to improve your chances of a successful transaction. Due Diligence should help businesses add value to their new acquisitions. As well as simply checking things out it should be structured to help businesses make better development decisions. Despite being one of the most important steps of the process of acquisition, due diligence is frequently misunderstood and mishandled. This course aims to change that.

Dynamic Budgetary Control - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Most budgetary control systems in the UK were introduced in an environment in which the predominant management style was “command and compliance” to which the once-a-year, for-a-year budget, expressed in the language of accounting provided a compatible approach. As the rate of change in the business environment has increased, however, this approach to budgeting has come to be seen as not only inappropriate but dangerously misleading. In this course we look at a different approach, designed to adapt to volatility and to match the increasingly prevalent “trust and commitment” style of management. It is infinitely flexible and expressed in the language of financial management.

Employment Law for Accountants (NI)- Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Any accountant with responsibility for managing people must understand and be aware of the legal responsibilities they have on behalf of their company. A good grounding in employment law provides both the knowledge and the confidence to handle situations with their staff where following a legal procedure is a requirement. This course provides an overview of employment law, giving practical and current advice to accountants on the key areas that they will come across in their day to day management of staff.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is all about creating and exploiting business opportunities. This course shows the learner how companies apply enterprise skills to turn their business ideas into successful and sustainable ventures. Learners will discover the importance of strategic thinking and consider how to develop effective business models, value creation methods and exit strategies. They will also explore the factors that influence success, and learn how to manage entrepreneurial projects through both good times and bad.

Ethical Issues for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
How confident are you that you always understand the appropriate, professional course of action in difficult and ambiguous situations? Ethics, integrity and sound professional conduct are essential qualities for chartered accountants. Professional bodies have codes to guide their members – but what impact does this have on the day-to-day decisions that you are faced with? Based on research carried out by David Molyneaux, and sponsored by ICAS, this course takes a case study approach, with realistic scenarios exploring the issues from professional practice, family business, audit and tax, and general professional relationships.

Finance: The Basics - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
This course is ideal for finance professionals who are looking for an introduction for junior or non-finance colleagues. It will also be useful for those who want to check how to explain financial concepts to colleagues.

Financial Control in SMEs - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
The way SMEs approach financial control needs to be different to the approach of large organisations. SMEs are not distracted by share prices and can afford to think long term.

Financial Management in Turbulent Times - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Many of the techniques that underpin financial management were developed in conditions of stability. Yet the last ten years have been marked by increasing and unprecedented turbulence. This new Peer-enriched learning course focuses on the dynamics of financial management. Learners will be prompted to think through how the volatility which characterises today’s business environment has affected their particular enterprise, and how they are, or might be, responding.

Forensic Accounting (ROI) Pre-Recorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
To provide an understanding of the work undertaken by forensic accountants, the key attributes and skills required of a forensic accountant, the tools used in this work.

FRS 102 - Core Issues (ROI) Prerecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
This course aims to provide a one day seminar of the core issues of this very important development for non listed companies 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.

FRS 102 The New Accounting Regime (NI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Aim To provide a one day resume of the core issues of this very important development for non listed companies 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.

Getting to Grips with FRS 102 - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
As you prepare to report under the UK and RoI Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP), understanding FRS 102 and its implications will be key to successful implementation of the new practices. 

Grammar and Effective Writing for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Writing clear, accurate and engaging text relies on understanding and applying the rules of grammar, using the right words and constructing coherent prose. This course helps the learner to boost their grammar and punctuation skills, choose and use appropriate words and craft effective sentences and paragraphs.

Group Restructuring (NI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim/Outline Familiarise participants with the accountingrequirements under the Companies Act accounting framework (UK GAAP) arisingfrom group reconstructions and reorganisations

IFRS for Public Bodies (NI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
IFRS in the Public Sector 2013 Aims The aim of this course is to cover the core international financial reporting standards (IFRSs) for accountants working in the public sector and to update them on the latest changes. Emphasis will be put on the linkages between the IFRSs and the Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) published by DFP (AFMD Branch) Benefits This seminar will provide an essential update to IFRS. Delegates will be provided with a copy of the latest FReM published by AFMD and detailed notes and slides

IFRS: The Core Standards (ROI) Pre-Recorded

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim The aim of the one day seminar is to provide delegates with an overview of the main international financial reporting standards and to identify the changes required from UK/Irish Gaap.

Innovation for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Innovation is all about generating and implementing new ideas, breaking the mould to deliver business success. This course shows learners why innovation is important, how to create and select great ideas and how to realise them in their own organisation .

Intellectual Property and New Ideas (NI) - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
We all have ideas, but very few of us ever do anything with them. Inthis new course, Rob Lucas takes learners through the processes required toassess new ideas, select the best ones and avoid wasting time on those thatwill not work. The processes apply equally to ideas coming from an individual, asmall to medium-sized enterprise, or larger corporate organisations andinstitutions .

International and Remote Working for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Whatever organisation someone works in, they are bound to collaborate with colleagues who work at home, across the globe or at different locations and times. In the twenty-first century ‘teleworking’ is no longer a perk, but a business imperative. Yet many professionals are unprepared for the challenges – and rewards – of international, flexible and remote working, and unaware of the processes and tools that can maximise the motivation and productivity of virtual and mobile teams.

Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice - Pre-recorded Online Version

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim This course will give the learner a foundation for the basics of company law, company secretarial practice and to review the filing requirements for the most common Company secretarial procedures.

Irish Company Law - Topical Accounting Issues (ROI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, November 06, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim Refresh participants on the main requirements in Irish company law regarding matters that pertain to financial reporting.

Key Performance Indicators - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Key performance indicators enable us to control performance. They are powerful tools not because they tell us results, but because they enable us to change them. In this course Robin Tidd argues that any organisation that uses KPIs but fails to link the “blue sky” strategic aspiration for the next 3-5 years to action within 3-5 weeks is failing to use KPIs effectively. Drawing from over 25 years experience of advising business how to make their plans reality, Robin’s advice is always firmly based in the real-world. By linking short term results to longer term goals, he shows how KPIs are the key tool for management control.

Leadership Skills - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 02, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Many people make the mistake of thinking that leadership is something that only very senior people have to consider. In fact, leadership is a key skill that every manager needs to master.

Making Budgeting Work in the Real World - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Budgeting seems so simple in the textbooks. So why does it often fail in practice? Stuart Warner explains the barriers to effective budgeting and enables learners to create and manage more successful budgets. The author's practical experience, coupled with many hours discussion of the issues in the classroom, enables him to frame the key questions and open the debate about how to create an effective and efficient budgeting process.

Managerial Megatrends & Financial Control - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
It is almost a cliché to say that we are living through rapidly changing times, but it is vital that financial directors and controllers are alert to its implications. This course takes the learner through the predominant changes in the business environment and how they have impacted management practice.

Managing Change and Transformation - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Change is a fact of organisational life, an unavoidable "norm"everyone has to deal with. Yet deciding what changes to make, winning support for new initiatives and delivering on expectations are still major managerial challenges. In a world where customers, clients and competitors all face uncertain futures, how can you positively impact the future of your own organisation? 

Managing from within the Team - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Most managers in the accounting and finance industry are members of the team they manage. This creates tension between the need to complete their own work and the need to manage the rest of the team.

Managing High-Performing Teams - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
Successful team management can provide a multitude of benefits to an organisation. A high performing team increases morale, improves productivity and efficiency and provides better overall organisational performance. This course will equip managers to create, develop and nurture a streamlined team. Learners will understand the different stages of team development, how to adopt the most appropriate approach and how to handle issues such as team performance, politics, dynamics and power structures.

Managing Professionals for Results - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
To manage professionals to best effect you need to develop a variety of managerial skills. This course will help you hone your leadership skills to enable you to point your team in the best direction, improve your ability to coach and get the best out of your team, and help you position yourself within the team to act as a role model and effectively balance your team's workload.

Managing the Transition to New UK & Ireland GAAP - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
The new financial reporting regime is an accounting issue, but the transition to the new UK and RoI Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) impacts many other areas of the business.  To ensure a smooth transition, according to author and expert Lisa Weaver, you need to manage it as a cohesive project which straddles relevant departments and roles. 

Managing Through a Recession - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Whether you are concerned about your own business or wanting to support your clients going through difficult times, Managing Through a Recession will enable you to think through your approach to managing a business through a recession. Working through the process of understanding what is going on, assessing the damage, planning under pressure and making it happen, learners will develop their approach and engage in a dialogue with their peers. Robin Tidd’s experience helping a variety of clients informs both his ideas and the stimulating questions he raises to provoke the debate.

Managing Workload for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
The Accounting and Finance industry is a fast-paced environment where there are tight deadlines that regularly need to be met.  For many accounting and finance professionals there is often too much to do and not enought time to do it.  This course helps learners in this busy industry develop techniques for managing workload through identifying their priorities correctly, setting effective goals, and making the best use of their time.

Managing your Transition to IFRS - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Since 2005 all EU listed companies have been reporting under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) in their group accounts. The UK’s Accounting Standards Board is proposing that in the next few years some UK companies and other reporting entities will be required to, or have the option to, move to a more IFRS-based financial reporting framework. The US is also considering a transition to IFRS, as are many other countries such as India and Japan.

Negotiation Skills: The Principles - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
As a professional in the Accounting and Finance industry, being an effective negotiator is an important skill to acquire when dealing with both colleagues and clients.  This course will help you to learn some practical negotiation techniques and strategies, and to plan your negotiations to give you the greatest chance of success.  The course combines theory with practical adtivities and scenarios that are set in the Finance world.

Networking Skills for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
All accounting and finance professionals have a network, whether they focus on it actively or not. For some it is a source of specialist technical advice or a resource that can help them to meet their clients' needs. For others it is the source of new clients.

Outsourcing- Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Outsourcing can mean many things but the simplest explanation is that outsourcing is asking another company to do a job or perform a service that your company could do, but for some reason, chooses not to do. The main driver for outsourcing is normally cost; to decrease the cost of production of goods or decrease the cost of providing a service. Outsourcing helps the learner discover the real benefits and problems of outsourcing, and helps them decide if it will work for them.

Package of Five - New IFRSs on Consolidations, Joint Ventures and Disclosures (ROI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURS

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim This course will introduce participants to the requirements of the five new IFRSs issued by the IASB in 12 May 2011: 1. IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements 2. IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements 3. IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in other Entities 4. IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements (2011) 5. IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Jount Ventures (2011)

Practical Audit Committees (ROI) Prerecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim  A key committee in companies and organisations is the audit committee. This course introduces delegates to the essential characteristics of the audit committee in practical terms, while updating on some key developments in audit committee functions in recent times. This approach ensures the course provides practical insights on the functioning of audit committees, concentrating on the essential issues necessary for securing effective, results focused performance.

Practical Corporate Governance - the Essentials (ROI) Prerecorded online Course

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Aim/Outline This course is designed to update and inform members, working across all sectors of the economy, on the essentials of practical corporate governance, an area of importance in today’s business environment and of growing significance for today’s busy business professional. Whilst covering the core aspects of best practice, it will distill the essence of what good corporate governance looks like - in practical terms. It will concentrate on the key aspects of best practice guidance and how these translate to practical arrangements for effective corporate governance arrangements, how recent changes in the regulatory environment have impacted on the corporate governance of organisations in practice, and how to best secure good quality, practical corporate governance outcomes that add value to the organisation.

Practical VAT Update (ROI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

CPD Hours: 1:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim This course is aimed at providing an update on recent VAT developments, common VAT errors and other VAT hot topics.

Practical, Efficient, and Compliant Audit Execution in Accordance with the ISA's (ROI) Prerecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
Are you finding that you never manage to finalise your audit file on a timely basis in accordance with the Clarified ISA’s. If so this course is for you. This course is designed to assist auditors finalise all audit fieldwork and complete their audit files efficiently and effectively in accordance with the Clarified ISA’s

Practical, Efficient, and Compliant Audit Files for Small Companies ROI Prerecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Are you struggling to prepare a compliant audit file for a small Company Limited by Guarantee within a very tight budget and timeframe. If so this course is for you. This course is designed to assist auditor’s prepare a compliant audit file for a small Company Limited by Guarantee efficiently and effectively in accordance with the Clarified ISA’s

Practical, Efficient, and Compliant Audit Planning in Accordance with the ISA's (ROI)Prerecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Are you finding planning for your audit assignments in accordance with the Clarified ISA’s cumbersome and time consuming. If so this course is for you! This course is designed to assist auditors complete audit planning more efficiently and effectively but also in compliance with ISA’s.

Practice Management: Building and Growing your Firm - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Building and Growing your Firm expands on the themes of the two previous courses of this 8 part series, Planning for your firm and Practice models and networks, and also looks at issues such as developing a growth strategy, coping with increased regulation and competition, marketing, and how to enhance the “culture” of your firm.

Practice Management: Planning for the Firm - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Every successful firm has a clear understanding of its own strategy—the path that the partners and employees wish to travel.

Practice Management: Practice Models and Networks - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
If your firm is built on a solid foundation of good decision-making, ethical and efficient processes and a balanced team of committed leaders, it can be confident about its long-term future.

Practice Management: Succession Planning - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
  As professional accountants grow older their thoughts inevitably turn to their exit—not only from the firm, but from practicing accountancy altogether. As they consider their departure from business life, they wonder if the firm they have built up will have value in someone else’s eyes.

Problem Solving for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Most finance professionals solve at least one problem every day of their working lives, but rarely stop to consider the methods they use to achieve this until faced with a potentially significant issue. This course looks at how to identify and analyse a problem to successfully establish the root causes and then use a variety of problem solving techniques to develop, assess and implement solutions.

Project Management for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
Balancing important short term tasks with the completion of critical but longer term project-based work is a key challenge for every professional.  This course will give you the skills and techniques to be able to handle a project successfully - ensuring deadlines are kept and objectives are met.

Promoting your Professional Practice - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Deregulation and the recession have placed many practices under unprecendented pressure. Large practices have started competing with medium-sized ones, and some medium-sized practices are having to compete with small ones.

Recruitment and Selection - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
This course focuses on the recruitment process from the need to recruit arising right through to making the job offer. It is equally well suited to the recruitment of accounting and finance professionals and non-technical staff.

Revenue Audit and Interventions (ROI) Pre-Recorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim The course will give a detailed review of Revenue audits and interventions in the self assessment system. The course will provide a detailed review of Revenue powers, procedures to be adopted during revenue audits and current areas of concentration by Revenue.

Review of Key Corporate Recovery & Insolvency ROI- Pre-Recorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
This course is designed to provide a general update to Practicing Accountants on insolvency matters.

Selling a Business - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Selling a business is a difficult and complex transaction. Achieving a smooth exit depends on early planning. Sellers need to think about structuring the business for exit, about timing, the economy and their employees. This course covers the steps from putting together information to stimulate interest, marketing the business, negotiating the outline of the sale, going through due diligence, the purchase agreement and finally to completion.

Social Media for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
Social Media is a powerful tool for supporting your professional activities.  It can help you build networks, enhance organisational processes, and boost your personal career development.  If you have ever wanted to exploit the power of social media but did not know where to start, then this course is for you.

Strategic Cost Reduction (ROI) Prerecorded Online

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Aim To explain to participants how to undertake a major cost reduction programme, adopting best practice of successful practitioners.

Strategic Financial Management - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Can you contribute to the making and monitoring of strategic decisions? Can you augment the traditional accounting model so as to provide information relevant to an increasingly dynamic world? In Strategic Financial Management David Allen argues that, if accountants concentrate on looking backwards, they will find it difficult to play their rightful part at the strategic level of management.

The Role of the Finance Director: Strategist, Investor & Financier (NI) Pre-Recorded Online

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Overview Thefinance director plays a central role in any organisation. That is especiallytrue in times of economic retrenchment. Yet while financial education focusesconsiderable attention on many individual finance tasks, relatively littleattention is focussed on an integrated view of the role of the financedirector. This course aims to provide such a view, with an emphasis on thoseaspects of the role that tend to be underplayed in formal education. 

Thinking Strategically - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
Thinking Strategically has been designed for Accounting and Finance professionals to enable them to deal with uncertainty, question the status quo, and to use a combination of creative and analytical skills.  With activites and scenarios based in the Finance world, this course will show learners why strategy is important and offers tips to help them think strategically within the organisation.

Understanding the New UK & Ireland GAAP - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
You, your organisation and your clients need to prepare for a fundamental change in the way financial results are reported. From 1 January 2015, companies who do not already follow International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (FRSSE), will be required to comply with new FRSs. These new standards, in particular FRS 102, will effectively replace the existing UK and RoI Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP). 

What Now for Irish GAAP (ROI) Pre-Recorded online Course

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim Highlight the far reaching impacts on Irish financial statements arising from the FRC’s publication of FRSs 100 and 101 in November 2012 and anticipated publication early in 2013 of FRS102 being the future basis of UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (UK GAAP) and its convergence with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

xBRL Module 1 – Introduction to eXtensible Business Reporting Language

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
In this webcast participants are introduced to the basics of XBRL reports and business documents and its role in enhancing efficiency and transparency in the business reporting supply chain. Participants will also be introduced to basic XBRL concepts and terminology along with the basics of generating XBRL documents and the challenges and adoption around the world.

xBRL Module 2 – xBRL Specification Technical Concepts & Architecture

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Summary:
 This session reviews a number of key Technical Terms and architectural concepts underlying the XBRL Specification. They include XBRL Taxonomy Architecture, Linkbases, Axis, Members etc, XBRL Taxonomy Extensions, XBRL Instance document and Instance document building blocks

xBRL Module 3 – Introduction to UK HMRC & iXBRL Filing Requirements

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Summary:
 An online guide to XBRL for accountants and auditors preparing for the United Kingdom HMRC iXBRL filing requirements with a focus on considerations impacting accountants and auditors. Topics covered include an overview of the role of XBRL in Government and Tax Regulation, the specifics of UK HMRC requirements audit considerations, threats to auditor independence and potential nonaudit engagements that accounting practitioners might perform on XBRL (based on US CPA experiences with the US Securities and Exchange Commission filing program). Current best practice.

xBRL Module 4 – Introduction to IFRS 2011 Taxonomy Files & Supporting Material

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
 An entry level foundation course introducing the basic of the IFRS Taxonomy. Users will learn how to download and extract the taxonomy set, navigate the IFRS Taxonomy folder structures, match taxonomy elements to published financial statements and navigate the taxonomy visually with the use of taxonomy visualisation tools.

xBRL Module 5 – Illustration IFRS iXBRL Financial statement for SME’s

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until:

Summary:
An entry level foundation course introducing rendering of Inline XBRL (iXBRL) financial statements with taxonomy and iXBRL Visualisation Tools. Users will learn how navigate financial statements published in iXBRL, match taxonomy elements to published financial statements and navigate the taxonomy visually with the use of taxonomy visualisation tools. Sample IFRS published financial statements are examined using XBRL and Inline XBRL to improve technical understanding of XBRL.  

XBRL Module 6 - iXBRL Filing Requirements

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Thursday, January 01, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Summary:

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