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Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP - Distance


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date:

Summary:
Benefits of this course include: Implement the new Irish/UK GAAP standards with confidence, reducing stress Gain another qualification to add to your CV Part time – 1 day per month by classroom or study by flexible distance study from home No exam – assessed by a practical home assignment Receive a free copy of our Pro Forma Financial Statements 2015 (ROI) with your course materials Meets CPD needs 30 hours + CPD

PowerPivot with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
PowerPivot is an add-in for Microsoft Excel 2010/2013 that enables you to import millions of rows of data frommultiple data sources into a single Excel workbook, create relationships between heterogeneous data, createcalculated columns and measures using formulas, build PivotTables and PivotCharts, and then further analysethe data so that you can make timely business decisions without requiring IT assistance.

Budget Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
To consider the rationale and outcomes of Budget 2016

VAT Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
VAT is a complicated and ever changing tax evolved from a very simple premise; charging the end user. Keeping abreast of changes is a necessity and you need to be aware of the issues that affect you and your clients. This course will give you a practical insight into those changes that could cause problems whilst also reviewing some issues that give the biggest headaches.

Rolling Forecast using Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 09, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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

UK GAAP 2016 (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 09, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course is aimed at financial controllers, auditors and their teams and will review the standards that comprise UK GAAP for 2016 and beyond.

FCA Careers Evening- Remaining relevant

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 09, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Summary:
In this the second careers evening in 2016 for FCA members, we look at the significance of staying relevant in what remains a challenging market at a senior level. A major part of being relevant is having a skillset and knowledge base that is current, marketable and transferable.

Back to Basics-Corp Tax/Income Tax (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is aimed at both experienced and new practitioners advising in the areas of Income Tax and Corporation Tax. Delegates will, by the end of the course, be able to produce the calculations necessary to quantify the various liabilities and provide up to date advisory on these taxes.

Win Win Negotiations

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Every day we engage in many negotiations – whether in work or in our personal lives. The goal of win-win negotiations is to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties using a principled approach that respects and enhances your relationship with the other party.

Essential catch-up for the busy Chartered Accountants

CPD Hours: 1:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
Calling all Chartered Accountants in Kilkenny/Wexford/Drogheda and surrounding areas – are you comfortable with the latest changes in Company Law, tax and accounting standards? Would a quick 20mins on each of these help you? No Irish company has been left untouched by the Companies Act 2014 and while many have completed their first annual report under the new regime, there have been surprises along the way and there are more to come - new law such as the directors’ compliance statement could present a trap for the unwary. Tax changes brought by the Finance Act are not insubstantial and on top of all this, most accountants have had to cope with the adoption of new GAAP FRS 102.

Company Secretarial Workshop

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Company Secretarial Workshop is a practical one day course that examines the key company secretarial changes in a company. This unique course aims bring the attendees knowledge up to date with the provisions of the Companies Acts 2014. The course will examine the lifecycle 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 solutions to key company secretarial topics. The course is delivered in simple language and will examine and provide simple and comprehensive solutions to Company Law issues.

IFRS for Public Bodies (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
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)

Intermediate Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 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.

FRS - The Core Standards

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 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.

Reorganisations, liquidations & the sale of a business – The Tax & Legal Aspects

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Aimed at both our members in practice and industry, Chartered Accountants Ireland is delighted to announce details of its tax event ‘Reorganisations, liquidations & the sale of a business – the tax & legal aspects’. Experts will present on the key tax issues that need to be considered when restructuring or reorganising a company or on the sale of a business focusing on direct taxation and VAT considerations along with the associated legal issues.

Forensic Accounting

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Forensic Accounting Paul specialises in formulating and investigating claims, and unravelling sophisticated frauds. Paul has a proven approach to challenge and critique evidence from various angles and provides innovative solutions to difficult problems. He is a specialist forensic accountant with circa 20 years’ experience involving complex commercial litigation and investigations predominantly working in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. He has given evidence in the Irish Courts (Circuit Court, High Court and the Commercial Court), the Dutch Court of Appeal, the UK’s Dispute Adjudication Board and the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Automating Analysis with Advanced Features of Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, June 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
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.

Going into Practice

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is aimed at accountants who are thinking of going into practice, are just starting practice (full-time or part-time) or those who have been promoted to partner or for those who simply want to know more about the topic. 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, 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.

Dashboard Reporting with Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
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.

PAYE / PRSI

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 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

Editing and Proofreading

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This half day course is designed for those who need to edit or proofread documents on an ongoing basis. It teaches the skills required to reshape a document and create a consistent and compelling style. Through examining proofreading techniques and common spelling and grammatical errors, this course will help to ensure that participants produce error free documents. Whether it is your own work, or the work of others, this course will provide you with the tools to rewrite, reorganise and correct documents efficiently.

Key Performance Indicators

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Measuring and reporting the key numbers are vital for any organisation. The challenge accountants are facing is how to identify which of the many thousands of metrics really matter the most. What’s more, the way we measure performance and the data we use for our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been transformed over the last few years.

Financial Modelling with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 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.

Tax Update for the Busy Accountant (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide both practitioners and accountants in industry with a very practical update of all the latest tax and NIC developments, topical tax issues and planning.

Benefits, P11D, PAYE and NIC Refresher and Planning (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This very practical course will cover all the key areas of Benefits in Kind, P11D completion, PAYE and considerable related tax and NIC planning. It will also cover PAYE and NIC compliance procedures, together with practical case study solutions.

Data Visualisation with Excel and Powerpoint For Accountants

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is designed for people who present technical or financial information using a combination of MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. The focus is on people who use MS PowerPoint, combining text, charts and visuals and how their presentations can help their audience understand and interpret the information more effectively.

Working with Different Personality Types

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is for anyone who would like to increase their understanding of themselves and how they can most effectively relate to and communicate with different types of people. It is suitable for people at all levels within organisations.

Budgeting & Forecasting, practical approaches

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 27, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
In challenging economic climate where cash is king, accurate budgeting and cash flow forecasting are crucial. If they are done well, the business can plan for the future. If they are done poorly, perpetual firefighting may be the order of the day.

Rolling Forecasts with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 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.

Advanced Excel 2007- 2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
At the end of this course you will have a complete understanding of the higher functions of Excel.You will be able to perform the most advanced calculations and functions, manipulate data using pivottables and ‘advanced’ analysis, record macros and integrate with other office applications.

Win-Win Negotiations (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Every day we engage in many negotiations – whether in work or in our personal lives. The goal of win-win negotiations is to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties using a principled approach that respects and enhances your relationship with the other party.

PowerPivot for Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is for participants with a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, particularly those who will be using Excel to make business decisions.

FRS 102 - Accounting for Debtors, Creditors & other Financial Instruments

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will focus on the main changes to the accounting for debtors, creditors and other financial instruments in the financial statements of a typical SME as a consequence of adopting FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Practical & Efficient Auditing WHILST Also Meeting the Requirements of the Audit Regulations

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Are you struggling to prepare a compliant audit file which also complies with the Regulators requirements? If so this course is for you!

Mindfulness and Resilience

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This day will introduce and explain Mindfulness and give people an opportunity to practice and develop Mindfulness techniques. It will also include many other tips and techniques for reducing stress and handling pressure in work and outside work.

Sage Accounts Report Writing (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is aimed at  utilising existing reports & create ad-hoc reports that will facilitate: Drillable management accounting reporting with difference summary levels. Budget v Actuals variance reporting

Excel 2013 Intermediate

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course focuses on the need to produce real time reports using Charts and Pivot Tables. It introduces some techniques using functions and Named ranges that will help you help you be more productive

Excel 2013 Advanced

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will extend your knowledge into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Excel by applying advanced analysis techniques to What-If analysis and Scenario planning. You will learn how to use the advanced features in PivotTables and Power Pivots for analysis of large data sets.

Tax Planning and Management Seminar

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
As the submission deadlines for various taxes approach Chartered Accountants Ireland will provide a practical and topical review to assist practitioners in avoiding potential pitfalls and identifying possible opportunities.

Diploma in IFRSs - Classroom Tuition - Autumn 2016


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 09, 2016 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.

Diploma in IFRSs - Distance Course - Autumn 2016


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 09, 2016 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. CPD Hours: 60+

Diploma in Corporate Finance - Classroom - Autumn 2016


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 09, 2016 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. CPD Hours: 60+

Diploma in Corporate Finance - Distance Autumn- 2016


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 09, 2016 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. CPD Hours: 60+

Grow your Business Module

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
At Agile Training we recognise that selling professional services differs significantly from selling products or indeed other services. We understand the importance of relationships to your business and that the people required to sell are often the people who also deliver your services to your clients. The objective of this “Grow Your Business” course is enable you unlock the potential in your business by providing you with the understanding of the building blocks and the tools required to profitably grow your business. This course is relevant for professionals who want to develop and improve their sales and marketing skills.

Business Tax Refresher (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide a very practical overview of the latest tax and NIC changes and planning for businesses.

Construction Industry Tax Refresher and Planning (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 12, 2016 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.

FRS 102 - Small Companies

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The effective date for most companies applying the new mandatory accounting framework for Irish and UK companies, FRS 102, has come and gone. The next few months will see the first set of FRS 102 financial statements published for these companies and will therefore witness management, and indeed auditors and accountants, dealing with the measurement differences and transitional issues on a practical rather than theoretical level.

FRS 100-105 Core (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 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.

Conflict Management

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This half day workshop gives a high level overview and insight into the area of conflict management and dealing with challenging people in the course of business

Improve your writing skills

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Whether it is your own work, or the work of others, this course will provide you with the tools to rewrite, reorganise and correct documents efficiently.

Accounting for Tax - IFRS

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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

Diploma in Strategic Finance & Analytics


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Our new Diploma in Strategic Finance and Analytics is designed to equip you to meet the challenges presented by the technological and data revolution head on and to exploit the new and emerging opportunities this is creating. It will build the set of skills required to succeed in one of the fastest growing, most dynamic areas of finance today, as a finance business partner.

Diploma in Strategic Finance & Analytics - Distance Learning


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Our new Diploma in Strategic Finance and Analytics is designed to equip you to meet the challenges presented by the technological and data revolution head on and to exploit the new and emerging opportunities this is creating. It will build the set of skills required to succeed in one of the fastest growing, most dynamic areas of finance today, as a finance business partner.

Coaching Skills for Managers

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will enable participants to be comfortable coaching their direct reports, either in a formal capacity or simply using the skills of coaching to empower their team and bring out the best in them.

Unlocking Potential: Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Senior Managers (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
One of the most important roles for a Partner or Director is to develop the capability of the staff they manage. This course will provide models and frameworks to help the busy senior manager maximise the potential of the team around them, both now and in the future.

Essential People Management Skills (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is designed for those who manage people in private practice or in a commercial business. The workshop aims to give practical guidance on how to encourage staff to work more efficiently and effectively thus improving business performance.

Cross Border Tax Issues (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
To consider specific tax issues arising from businesses and corporates from carrying on business outside the UK

ACA Careers Evening


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
The Science of Self Promotion All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. Tom Peters in Fast Company

Business and Personal Debt – The Future After Loan Book Sales (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Ireland is at the forefront of a new market, with recent sales of billions of pounds of distressed bank debt, and further billions planned and in the pipeline. Increasingly, these sales are impacting directly on smaller business and personal borrowers. Now is the time for borrowers and their advisors to consider the implications of these transactions for their clients.

Tax Efficient Remuneration & Rewards

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 03, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Reward for employment is the compensation that one receives in exchange for work performed. Typically, this is in the form of pay or salary and includes allowances, bonuses and ex-gratia payments. Of course tax is a major consideration for the employer and the employee when it comes to remuneration and rewards.

Impairment Accounting (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 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).

Assertive Communication

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 10, 2016 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 positive and productive.

Staff Management delegation and appraisal

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course aims to improve your staff management skills focusing on delegation and appraisal skills.

Improve your writing skills (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Whether it is your own work, or the work of others, this course will provide you with the tools to rewrite, reorganise and correct documents efficiently.

Editing and Proofreading (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This half day course is designed for those who need to edit or proofread documents on an ongoing basis. It teaches the skills required to reshape a document and create a consistent and compelling style. Through examining proofreading techniques and common spelling and grammatical errors, this course will help to ensure that participants produce error free documents. Whether it is your own work, or the work of others, this course will provide you with the tools to rewrite, reorganise and correct documents efficiently.

Managing Time & Stress (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This workshop is equally relevant whether you are well-established in your role or are starting out in your career. It is for anyone who believes they can improve their working practices to become more productive and reduce stress.

Procurement KPI Reporting

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The purpose of this interactive workshop is to present the principles of good procurement value reporting and to outline the different procurement KPI’s that are key to bottom line impact.

Effective Buying Strategies - Spend Analysis

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The purpose of this interactive workshop is to work through key principles of spend analysis that will provide a baseline for effective buying strategies.

Staff management, delegation and appraisal (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course aims to improve your staff management skills focusing on delegation and appraisal skills.

Powerpoint 2013 - Intermediate to Advanced

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, October 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will give the financial professionals the skills to use the new features in PowerPoint 2013 to create dynamic and professional presentations. They will be able to include SmartArt, visuals and tables to enhance the presentations.

Advanced Financial Analysis

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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

10 Steps to Presenting with Confidence (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Whether you have a fear of presenting to clients or when bidding for tenders or simply want to brush up on your skills, this course will provide a step-by-step ‘road map’ to giving successful and (positively!) memorable presentations.

Directors Duties

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Companies Act 2014 p provides that it is the duty of each director of a company to ensure that this Act is complied with by the company. Recent cases have highlighted the importance of directors understanding and complying with the duties of directors and that ignorance or inaction is not a defence. The Act has brought some much needed clarity to the duties and responsibilities of directors and this course will look at how a director can comply with the duties in a practical way.

The Balanced Scorecard - Executing and Measuring your Strategy

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is one of the world’s most popular management tools used to measure, monitor and execute business strategy. It is used widely across business and government organizations but the implementation is often poor. People are often unaware of the full set of tools available and lack an understanding of how the BSC has evolved over the years.

IFRS 16 Accounting for Leases

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide an understanding of the consequences of applying IFRS 16 which generally brings the obligation to pay rentals on foot of an operating lease onto the balance sheet. To this end, the course will cover the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements of IFRS 16 Leases.

Key Performance Indicators (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Measuring and reporting the key numbers are vital for any organisation. The challenge accountants are facing is how to identify which of the many thousands of metrics really matter the most. What’s more, the way we measure performance and the data we use for our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been transformed over the last few years.

Statutory Compliance – An Introduction

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, October 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
High quality financial reporting and compliance with statutory requirements has come under increased focus in recent years. With the intensified scrutiny by regulators, the public and indeed by investors on a company’s compliance with rules and regulations and on the outcomes of their audits, it is essential more than ever that all types of organisations, from small enterprises to large international groups, have a robust statutory compliance process in place.

The Role of the Finance Director

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The finance director plays a central role in any organisation. That is especially true in times of economic retrenchment. Yet while financial education focuses considerable attention on many individual finance tasks, relatively little attention is focussed on an integrated view of the role of the finance director. This course aims to provide such a view, with an emphasis on those aspects of the role that tend to be underplayed in formal education.

Small & Micro Companies - the new reporting regime

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will outline the main features of the new reporting regime for both small and for micro companies consequent on the expected adoption of the June 2013 EU company law directive on accounting into Irish law.

Change Management

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM

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

US GAAP: Financial reporting under US accounting requirements

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Christopher Nobes BA, PhD, FCCA is Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway (University of London) and at the University of Sydney. He has held teaching posts in New York and San Diego. He is the author of Financial Reporting in the US, published by the Financial Times. He was one of the two UK representatives on the Board of the International Accounting Standards Committee from 1993 to 2001. He was the ‘Outstanding International Accounting Educator’ of the American Accounting Association in 2002.

IFRS Update

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 11, 2016 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.

Strategic Corporate Finance, the key elements

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Finance directors are assumed to automatically understand strategic corporate finance and the management of shareholder value. But a McKinsey study established that over half of US retailers fail to cover their cost of capital. The implication is that many finance directors and CFOs do not in fact grasp critical aspects of their jobs.

Introduction to Big Data And Analytics – Moving From Data To Decisions

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Big Data is currently completely transforming our world and the job of accountants. The amount of data now available to businesses and governments as well as our ability to analyse it are mind-boggling. The implications for companies, government agencies and accountants are far-reaching. This course will help open people’s eyes to the scale of the change big data will bring as well as to the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

Property Tax.....the new regime (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course will provide a very practical overview of the considerable latest tax changes in property taxation.

Macros from A-Z Using Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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

Commercial Due Dilligence for Buying & Selling Companies

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
There is increasing evidence that the success of an acquisition is driven as much by attention to operational detail and by successful post-acquisition integration as it is by financial engineering. This course gives practical advice on planning and executing all stages of the due diligence process.

Communicating with Clients (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 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.

Business Plan Modelling Using Excel 2013 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
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.

Accounting for tax - Irish GAAP

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide an understanding of the accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements in relation to current and deferred tax in financial statements prepared in accordance with section 29 Income Tax of FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

CPD Blitz 2016

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 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.

Effective Prioritisation and Time Management

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 28, 2016 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.

Capital Markets - An Introduction

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Many chartered accountants work in the capital markets area or have substantial dealings with it raising equity and debt or seeking hedging cover. This course gives a broad overview of capital markets activity and provides a comprehensive understanding of the products and terminology used in them.

Data Analysis with Excel 2013 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
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.

Managing People - Top Tips

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is not about learning the one right way to manage others, but about learning to manage others the very best that YOU can. The day helps individuals identify their skills and style as a manager and to develop the confidence to manage in a way that motivates and empowers others while delivering performance.

Developing High Performance Teams (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is designed for those with people management responsibilities and aims to give practical guidance on how to create the best environment to enable teams to excel.

Business Plan Modelling using Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 08, 2016 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.

Venture Capital & Private Equity - An Introduction

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
As Irish asset markets recover, venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) transaction volumes are growing. This one-day course gives a one-day overview of VC and PE processes and practices.

High Impact Leadership

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is all about maximising performance - your performance as a leader and the performance of those you lead. 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.

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will highlight the main requirements of IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers and highlight some of the difficulties likely to be encountered when applying this new standard.

People Management Skills for New (or Nearly New) Managers (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is for those who have recently become responsible for a team, or for anyone who would like to refresh these vital skills.

VAT - Finance Bill Update & Other Common VAT Issues

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is aimed at providing an update on VAT provisions in the Finance Bill as well as common VAT issues and other VAT hot topics.

VAT on Property

CPD Hours: 1:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course will cover practical aspects of the VAT on property rules and common issues which may arise.

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