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Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP - Distance


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date:

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) Distance participants can start the course at any time and can choose when they wish to receive their assessment.

Diploma in Taxation- Distance Tuition - 2015


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date:

Summary:
The Diploma in Taxation is designed to provide accountants with the skills to understand tax compliance and related accounting for tax issues, compute tax liabilities & tax reliefs, and prepare tax returns. The course is extremely practical and is delivered by a team of top tax experts,supported by comprehensive learning materials to guide, explain and test your understanding

Working the Room: Effective Business Contacts and Networking

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, May 25, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
Do not miss this presentation by Gavin Duffy, one of Ireland's leading communication skills Consultants, Dragon's Den Panellist, Media Coach and Columnist. Aimed at helping accountants whether in business or in practice enjoy networking events while making effective business contacts, this seminar will be enlightening and deliver practical tips in an easy to understand, entertaining way. CPD Hours: 2

Business Plan Modelling Using Excel

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline 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. Who Should attend This course is designed for accountants who have had limited involvement in business planning on Excel and require more competence in business planning techniques. Participants must have a good knowledge of Excel basics (including Excel functions such as IF, Choose, etc.). It will be assumed that participants understand the principal rules in working with Interactive Spreadsheets and have knowledge of or have attended the CAI CPD Intermediate Excel course and ideally the Advanced course.

Companies Act 2014 - Impact on Annual Reports & Financial Statements

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is aimed at financial controllers, auditors and their teams and will highlight the impact of the changes in the directors’ report and financial statements as a consequence of the passing into law of the Companies Act 2014 and its expected commencement, without any “grandfathering” or other transition arrangements for financial statements approved on or after 1st June 2015.

Insolvency Event (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 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.

Excel Macros from A to Z using VBA

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/Outline: 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. Who should attend the course: Advanced Excel users who still find there is more they would like to be able to do, to make Excel work for them. This course gives the skills needed by accountants to make the best use of Macros using VBA. All participants should have a strong working knowledge of Excel to Advanced level.

Accounting for Charities

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim This course will provide an update on the best practice in accounting for charities in NI and ROI including accounting for various types of fund. It will introduce how to account for charities under Charities SORP for the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities - FRSSE SORP (NI Only) and the Charities SORP for the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland - FRS 102 SORP and will outline how these SORPs differ from the prevevious Statement of Recommended Practice “Accounting and Reporting by Charities” SORP 2005 (2nd Edition issued in July 2008). It will also provide a brief update on the legal and accounting requirements for charities in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.

Audit of Charities

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim It is important for those involved in charities to keep updated and this course will provide a practical update on the audit of charitable organisations.

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 - Tales of the Unexpected

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 came into effect on 15 July 2014.  The Act provides that employees, who raise concerns (termed protected disclosures) about actual or potential wrongdoing in their organisations, will benefit from a range of safeguards.  These safeguards will apply where they are penalised by their employer or suffer any other detriment as a result of making the disclosure;All public sector employers will need to establish and maintain internal procedures for the making of a protected disclosure.  While there is no statutory obligation on private sector employers to put Whistleblowing procedures in place; it is recommended that they do so

FRS 102 - The Core Standards

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of the course is 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.

Going into Practice

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 08, 2015 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.

Practical Debt Collection

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim - To provide guidance on how to improve debt collection procedures. Participants will be able to complete a collection programme with increased confidence and will have acquired may new ideas for immediate use.

Rolling Forecasts with Excel 2010

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/Outline: 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. Who should attend? The preferred skills required would for a participant to have attended or have equivalent knowledge of the CAI CPD Intermediate and/or Advanced Excel courses. The course is not suitable for inexperienced Excel users.

VAT Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 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.

Back to Basics – Income Tax / Corporation Tax (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 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. The course aims to provide the basics necessary for high level compliance and planning. The course is presented in such a way as to ensure that the delegate is up to date with current thinking and client focussed ideas. This will incorporate recent changes including an update on devolved legislation and the budget.

Change Management: Dealing with Change in your Organisation

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Change is inevitable in organisations and understanding what change is can be the first step in a successful change initiative. This workshop gives a high level overview and insight into the whole concept of change and what it involves. Following this session, participants will have a deeper understanding into the elements that are involved in a change process.

Separation & Divorce: Tax & Legal issues

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim - To provide an overview of tax & legal issues affecting separation & divorce.

Tax Planning & Compliance for Companies

CPD Hours: 3:18
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Due to the constantly changing and complex nature of tax legislation it is essential that every business is informed of the consequences of these changes for the purpose of efficient tax planning & compliance for companies. Attendance at this course will provide you with an understanding of the complex tax issues associated with tax planning & compliance for companies.

Tax Planning & Compliance for Employees

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Compliance with the legislation that applies to employees and their benefits is critical for any organisation. Attendance at this course will provide you with an understanding of the complex tax issues associated with tax planning & compliance for employee.

FRS 102 Practical Application (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course will highlight some of the common practical issues generally encountered on transitioning from the SSAPs/FRSs and UITFs of “old” UK GAAP to FRS 102 “The Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland”.

IFRS - The Core Standards

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, June 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
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.

Company Secretarial Workshop

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Companies Act 2014 will be commenced on 1st June 2015 and will change the landscape of Company Law in Ireland. This unique course aims bring the attendees knowledge up to date with the new 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.

Tax Planning for Individuals & Families

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The combination of reduced tax-free thresholds, restriction of reliefs and increases in tax rates on CGT, gifts and inheritances requires a strong response in planning terms. Delegates will gain a better understanding of the tax issues which needs to be considered when advising on succession planning. You will also be guided through the most common issues and errors that Accountants face when planning for investment, together with what you need to know for changes to family structures both from a tax and legal perspective.

Tax Planning for Individuals & Families

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The combination of reduced tax-free thresholds, restriction of reliefs and increases in tax rates on CGT, gifts and inheritances requires a strong response in planning terms. Delegates will gain a better understanding of the tax issues which needs to be considered when advising on succession planning. You will also be guided through the most common issues and errors that Accountants face when planning for investment, together with what you need to know for changes to family structures both from a tax and legal perspective.

Intermediate Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 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.

Editing and Proofreading

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 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.

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

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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. Aims and benefits of the course: A clear understanding of how the latest PAYE, NIC and P11D issues affect your clients.

Automating Analysis with Advanced Features of Excel

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline Description: 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. Who Should attend This course is for accountants with existing advanced Excel skills. It is not appropriate for anyone new to Excel or who is not using Excel regularly at a level comparable to the CAI CPD Intermediate or Advanced Excel courses.

Business Structures: The Tax Considerations and Planning (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course will provide delegates with a very practical review of the different tax structures available for businesses, the benefits, the downsides and the pitfalls, and the appropriate tax planning. Aims and benefits of the course: A clear insight into the different tax structures for businesses in 2015. Should you incorporate or not? Should you remain as a sole trader? The benefits of forming an LLP.

Financial Modelling with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 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.

Business Tax Refresher (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide a very practical overview of the latest tax and NIC changes and planning for businesses. What you will learn: A detailed refresher of all the major tax and NIC changes that affect businesses.

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

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 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.

Dealing with HMRC Investigations (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 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. Aims and benefits of the course: Practical advice and solutions on how and what areas HMRC investigate, and how you can prevent such investigations, or deal with the issues that do arise.

FRS and IFRS Update

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, June 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This full day course aims to provide delegates with a whistlestop tour of developments in financial reporting over the previous 12 months. It is broken down into two main half day sessions, the first covering the new local FRS 102 prepared under international financial reporting standards and the second session changes in full IFRS.

Strategic Corporate Finance

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Overview 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.

The Effective CFO

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 22, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
The role of the CFO continues to evolve and indeed has become considerably more complex in recent times. No longer merely the steward of the business maintaining books and records, and oversight of financial controls, the CFO is now called on to play an active and additional part as a strategist, an innovator and a catalyst in optimising business performance. Not to be missed by members in business or those in practice who want to better understand the role of the CFO, this seminar will examine what is being asked from the CFO and Finance Function, highlight the some of the key challenges currently facing the CFO/Finance Function, and give valuable insight on how to make the Finance Function fit for purpose. CPD Hours: 2

Rolling Forecasts with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 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.

Improve Your Writing Skills (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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 & 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.

Win-Win Negotiation

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Increasingly we are called upon to negotiation with others in many different areas of our work and life. 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.

Review of Corporation Tax – Recent Developments

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to provide a half-day professional development course on a number of very pertinent areas of Corporation Tax. The course will look at the Finance Acts for 2013 and 2014 and ascertain how these have affected the Corporation Tax environment companies find themselves in, today in Ireland. The course will also provide a detailed insight into recent legislative changes that affect these companies now and in the future.

Editing and Proof Reading (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 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.

Power Pivots for Excel

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline This course is for participants with a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010, particularly those who will be using Excel to make business decisions.

Sage Accounts Report Writing (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 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

Key Performance Indicators – Finding the key metrics for your business

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 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, it seems that one of the biggest challenges for companies is to develop a small number of business critical indicators that will provide you with real business insights and help to drive performance improvements. In fact, 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.

Advanced Excel 2007- 2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 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 pivot tables and ‘advanced’ analysis, record macros and integrate with other office applications.

Presenting with Confidence (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Research shows that the most important element in a successful presentation is a confident presenter. The aim of this course is to give you the opportunity to practise developing that confidence by identifying the key factors that combine to make a presenter confident.

Excel 2010 - Intermediate

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline 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 Who Should attend Experienced MS Excel users who have completed a foundation course or have a similar level of knowledge.

Excel 2010 - Advanced

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline 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. Who Should attend Experienced MS Excel users who have completed an intermediate course or have a similar level of knowledge.

Dashboard Reporting with Excel 2010

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, August 20, 2015 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. Who should attend this course? Participants who have at least attended Intermediate Excel training or have comparable skills and need to be able to professionally summarise data for reporting and presentations in an interactive format, using Dashboards.

FRS 102 (Core and Transition)(NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 07, 2015 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. Over one full day, it will cover the major changes between current Irish/UK standards and the FRS as well as providing illustrative examples of how the standard will be applied in practice so that both preparers and users of non listed companies and public benefit entities are able to understand the major changes from existing national standards.

Dealing with Revenue

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course involves a Detailed review of Revenue audits and investigations in the self-assessment system. The course will provide a detailed review of the Revenue Code of Practice as well as looking at the practical areas of audit preparation, management of the audit process and finalising same in a timely manner.

Tax Planning and Management

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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.

Accounting for Tax - IFRS

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 10, 2015 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”.

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


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 10, 2015 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)

Diploma in IFRSs - Classroom Tuition - Autumn 2015


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 11, 2015 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 - Spring 2015


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 11, 2015 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: 0

Tax Update for the Busy Accountant (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 14, 2015 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. What you will learn: A practical and concise update on all the major Tax, VAT and NIC changes of which you will need to be aware, and their impact for clients and delegates in industry.

Capital Taxes Refresher and Planning (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This course will provide a very practical update on all the latest changes and developments on Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax. It will also cover company capital gains and planning.ims and benefits of the course: A clear insight into the latest changes affecting capital taxes, together with a highlight of the current tax planning opportunities available.

Improve Your Writing Skills

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 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 & 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.

Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP - Classroom - Belfast


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 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)

Working With Different Personality Types

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 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 ideal for people at all levels within organisations. The Myers Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI) provides a positive and constructive way of understanding and valuing differences between people. It will be used as the basis of this workshop to help people understand themselves better and how to interact with others more effectively. Participants complete a personality assessment as part of the course and will receive a confidential profile of themselves on the day to assist their personal development.

Impairment Accounting (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 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).

Family Business Management

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Overview Family operations make up a significant proportion of Irish business. But what may work for more structured corporate entities may not work for the family-owned businesses. For family operations face extra challenges in terms of managing emotions, succession, professionalisation and tax planning.

Growth Focused Strategic Planning

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
With an apparent return to economic growth and recovery, this is the time for organisations to be adopting growth focused strategies rather than mere survival. At the same time, these strategies must be robust and capable of withstanding any future downturn. The focus of this course is on identifying growth capability within the organisation itself given its resources, skills and competencies along with the potential to achieve growth within the markets it currently serves and potential new markets and customer segments. It considers the strategic planning process and how a range of strategic and planning techniques and audit tools may be employed to help shape growth strategies. It also considers pressures brought about by competition and planning for true competitive advantage as a means of overcoming these.

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

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 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.

Successful Staff Management & Delegation

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course aims to improve your staff management skills, including delegation skills, so that the jobs you delegate are completed to the standard you expect within the timeframe you expect.

Essential People Management Skills (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 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.

ACA Professionals Annual Conference

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 25, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Kindly Sponsored by Hays Recruitment The ACA Professionals are delighted to announce details of their annual conference in 2015 being held on the 25th September. This year’s conference will take place in the spectacular state of the art Wood Quay venue featuring a stretch of the original Hiberno Norse (Viking) City Wall dating from 1100AD.

Omagh Autumn CPD Blitz

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 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. Attendance at a CPD Blitz will equip you and your organisation with the skills, information and insights to look forward with confidence to 2015 and beyond.

Increasing Emotional Intelligence

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This day is for people at any level who would like to go beyond their technical skills and tap more into their social and emotional intelligence - their 'street smarts'. How well we develop and use these abilities greatly affects how successful we are in our lives. This interactive and practical day is designed to boost people's levels of emotional intelligence in order to make them more effective in their lives and at work.

Managing Time & Stress (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 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.

Driving Down Costs – The Intelligent Cost Manager Toolkit

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Overview The course presents a toolkit of key ideas and cost management strategies, frameworks for analysing cost and practical techniques for implementing cost reduction. Material is drawn mainly from the presenter’s 40 years’ experience as a senior strategy consultant, advising CEOs and executives of large corporations. It covers both urgent one-time cost-cutting and sustained long term cost management. It also addresses how to balance tough cost management with core values, team motivation and growth.

Business Valuation

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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.

Driving Down Costs (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course presents a toolkit of key ideas and cost management strategies, frameworks for analysing cost and practical techniques for implementing cost reduction. Material is drawn mainly from the presenter’s 40 years’ experience as a senior strategy consultant, advising CEOs and executives of large corporations. It covers both urgent one-time cost-cutting and sustained long term cost management. It also addresses how to balance tough cost management with core values, team motivation and growth. .

Intermediate-Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline 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 include SmartArt, visuals and tables to enhance the presentations. Who Should attend To ensure the successful completion of the Advanced course, the completion of the Intermediate course or equivalent knowledge is recommended.

General Business: Accounting and Disclosures for Financial Instruments

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide an understanding of the accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements in relation to financial instruments found in the typical corporate preparing its financial statements in accordance with IFRS.

Directors Duties & Responsibilities

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Content/Aim The new Companies Act 2014 has brought some much needed clarity to the duties and responsibilities of directors. Both in terms of language and clarity and codifying all the duties and responsibilities into one section, should make it easier for new and existing directors to understand what is required of them.

10 Steps to Presenting with Confidence (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 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.

Key Performance Indicators (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 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, it seems that one of the biggest challenges for companies is to develop a small number of business critical indicators that will provide you with real business insights and help to drive performance improvements. In fact, 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. This practical and insightful course, delivered by one of the world's leading experts on business performance, will cover how global best practice companies collect the right data and then turn it into business-critical insights.

US GAAP: Financial reporting under US accounting requirements

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:

Balanced Scorecard– Measuring and Managing Your Strategy

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Content/aim The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is one of the world’s most popular management tools. Learn how leading businesses and government organisations use the BSC to clearly articulate their strategic objectives in simple one-page strategy maps and then monitor and manage the execution of this strategy to deliver real performance improvements. The BSC helps companies translate their strategy into a small set of measurable objectives that it can use to monitor and manage business performance.

Accounting for Transactions with Directors & other related Parties

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, October 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide an understanding of the accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements in relation to transactions with directors and other related parties in financial statements prepared in compliance with Irish company law. Participants should note that the presenter is an accountant and not a lawyer: this session describes the practical application of accounting requirements in law and accordingly nothing in the course is to be taken as offering a legal interpretation or as legal advice.

Developing High Performance Teams (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 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. Participants will learn how to energise their team through empowerment and engagement, identify the characteristics of high performing teams and receive useful tips on maximising the potential of their team.

Assertive Communication

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 09, 2015 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. 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. Each course is tailored to meet the specific requirements of the participants attending. It includes many exercises and opportunities for reflection that will allow participants to apply the techniques to their specific situation and role.

The Strategic Accountant

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 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.

The Role of the Finance Director: Strategist, Investor and Financier

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 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.

UK GAAP: Now and for 2015 and Beyond (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is aimed at financial controllers, auditors and their teams and will review the standards that comprise UK GAAP for 2015 and beyond: FRS 100; FRS 101; FRS 102; FRS 103; proposed FRS 104; SORPs; FRSSE (2015) and the proposed FRSME (Micro entities).

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


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 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)

An Introduction to Treasury Risk Management

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This programme 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.

IFRS Update

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 13, 2015 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.

Activity Based Costing - Making it Really Work

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
ABC and ABM are simple concepts and practical tools which create much greater transparency and understanding of an organisation's operations, value produced and sources of profitability. The insights gained allow management to take more informed decisions and drive change and business benefits through to the bottom line. Sadly, many consultants and software companies hijacked these concepts (like many other three letter acronyms) introducing impractical complexity, along with excessive time and cost, into implementations, often making them unworkable and unsustainable. This course gets back to the fundamentals and demonstrates the applications and benefits that result from ABC/M and how implementation may be achieved with a minimum of pain and fuss. The course draws upon practical experiences and many case studies where ABC and ABM have really been made to work.

Win-Win Negotiations (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Increasingly we are called upon to negotiation with others in many different areas of our work and life. 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.

Excel 2013 - Intermediate

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline 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 Who Should attend Experienced MS Excel users who have completed a foundation course or have a similar level of knowledge.

Big Data – Moving From Data To Decisions

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Content/ Aim Big Data is one of the biggest management buzzwords of the 21st Century and will change our business world forever - learn what is behind the hype. Today, companies have access to more information and data about their business than at any point before in history. But only few are using this data to generate intelligence that helps them to 'outthink' their competitors. This introduction to Big Data will provide you with a solid understanding of the phenomenon as well as clear ideas of how to get real world benefits for your business.

Getting rid of your ‘To Do’ list

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Research shows that most of us have a ‘To Do’ list that seems to keep getting longer and longer no matter how diligently we work at it. This course will help you identify the ‘priorities’ and ‘posteriorities’ on your ‘To-Do’ list and will help you to make choices about how you allocate your most precious resource – time!

Communicating with Clients (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 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.

Excel 2013 - Advanced

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline 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. Who Should attend Experienced MS Excel users who have completed an intermediate course or have a similar level of knowledge.

Business Members Forum

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Chartered Accountants Ireland Business CPD Conference is the must-attend business event in 2015 for Chartered Accountants in Industry.

Construction Industry Tax Refresher and Planning (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 20, 2015 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. Aims and benefits of the course: A detailed understanding of the current CIS tax rules and administration requirements. The full practical impact of tax and CIS will be considered.

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
“Mindfulness is not the answer for all life’s problems. Rather it is that all life’s problems can be seen more clearly through the lens of a clear mind”.(John Kabat-Zinn, 1991) 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. This day will introduce people to Mindfulness and give them 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. This day would be useful for anyone who finds they have a 'busy mind', finds it hard to switch off at times or who could benefit from reducing their levels of stress.

CPD Blitz

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Once again Chartered Accountants are delighted to bring you our CPD Blitz. This year’s blitz will provided you, the busy Chartered Accountant, with the necessary professional updates to keep you up to speed on relevant and topical issues.

Tax Conference

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Tax laws and legislation are constantly changing—predicting what’s coming and knowing how to plan are all part of the tax practitioners lot. The CPD Team at Chartered Accountants Ireland are delighted to invite you to attend an end of year tax conference.

Advanced Financial Evaluation

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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

Accounting for Tax – Irish GAAP

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 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 computations prepared in accordance with FRSs 16 Current Tax and 19 Deferred tax and section 29 Income Tax of FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Industry Taxation – Back to Basics - Refresher in Taxation Principles

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The aim of this courswe is to provide a half-day professional development course on a number of very pertinent areas of taxation that affects industry. The course will look at the Finance Acts for 2013 and 2014 and ascertain how these have affected the overall Taxation environment companies find themselves in, today in Ireland. The course will also provide a detailed insight into recent legislative changes that affect these companies now and in the future.

Annual Practice Forum 2015 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 27, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim The Annual Practice Forum is a ‘mini national’ conference style 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.

Microsoft Project 2010 for Accountants

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 27, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline 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.

Tax Investigations Update and How to Deal With Them (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, November 30, 2015 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. Aims and benefits of the course: Practical advice and solutions on how and what areas HMRC investigate, and how you can prevent such investigations, or deal with the issues that do arise.

PAYE/PRSI Issues

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 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.

Insolvency & Tax – the Latest & Greatest

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Aimed at both our members in practice and industry, Chartered Accountants Ireland is delighted to announce details of its Insolvency & Tax Event – The Latest & Greatest. Topics such as personal insolvency & bankruptcy, examinerships & other tax issues that affect the day to day affairs of both members working in practice and industry will be discussed.

Time Management using MS Outlook

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/ Outline This 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. Who Should attend Participants should already be familiar with Outlook and be using it regularly. They may have learned to use Outlook as a way to send and receive emails or store contact details, but not realise how it can help them to manage their time.

Constructing Compelling Business Cases

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The current challenges to finances are clear to all. More than ever before, expenditures on projects and initiatives will need close scrutiny and evaluation to ensure best value and financial returns. This course, using qualitative and quantitative techniques, considers how compelling business cases can be prepared using case studies for illustration.

Managing People

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 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. 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 line manager and to develop the confidence to manage in a way that motivates and empowers others as well as delivering excellent performance. Each course is tailored to meet the specific requirements of the participants attending. It includes many exercises and opportunities for reflection that allow participants to apply the techniques to their own specific situation and role.

Data Analysis with Excel

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Course Aim/Outline: 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. Who should attend the course? This course is aimed at accountants who have strong Excel skills and a good working knowledge of PowerPoint and Word. The minimum skills required would be to have attended or have equivalent knowledge of the CAI CPD Intermediate and/or Advanced Excel courses. The course is not suitable for inexperienced Excel users.

Business Plan Modelling using Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 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.

Getting rid of your ‘To Do’ list (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Research shows that most of us have a ‘To Do’ list that seems to keep getting longer and longer no matter how diligently we work at it. This course will help you identify the ‘priorities’ and ‘posteriorities’ on your ‘To-Do’ list and will help you to make choices about how you allocate your most precious resource – time.

SME Finance and Accessing Bank Credit

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
After several years of exceptional difficulties, financial conditions have stabilised and the main Irish banks have returned to profitability. But what does this mean for the availability of bank credit? Our one-day course aims to review the prospects for getting bank credit with a focus on tips for maximising your chances of success.

VAT on Property - Common VAT Issues

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Since new VAT on property legislation was introduced on 1 July 2008, there have been many problems. Most of the problems have been in the property market itself. But the new laws were drafted at a time when a property slump was not envisaged and the new laws have struggled to tackle distressed transactions. This course will demonstrate what we have learned and what you need to know as the market recovers.

VAT Finance Bill Update and Common VAT issues

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Summary:
The aim of the course is to provide an update on the VAT changes in the Finance Bill and outline 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.

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

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 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.

Practical Accounting Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
As 2015 draws to a close your first accounts under FRS 102 are now imminent. Also relevant are the future of FRSSE and other 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.

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 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.

Practical Audit Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Course Aim The audit of small to medium sized 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.

Advanced Treasury Risk Management

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Basic and Advanced Treasury Risk Management courses are 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.

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