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Diploma in IFRS - Distance Course - Spring 2017


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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 - Spring 2017


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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 - Spring 2017


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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 Strategic Finance & Analytics - Classroom Spring 2017


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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 Forensic Accounting - Dublin - Spring 2017


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Summary:
With increasing levels of prosecution for financial fraud and with other reasons for detailed financial investigation, such as divorce, the need for qualified people to investigate, document and be an expert witness in court is rapidly expanding. Developed by Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Diploma in Forensic Accounting is designed to provide participants with the core skills and knowledge required to undertake forensic accounting assignments.

Diploma in Taxation- Classroom Tuition - Spring 2017


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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.

Diploma in Taxation- Distance Tuition - Spring 2017


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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

Diploma in Strategic Finance & Analytics - Distance Spring 2017


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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 Risk Management, Internal Audit & Compliance (Classroom Course)


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This programme is aimed at those who work or aspire to work in a professional capacity in risk or compliance roles, The course will equip you with an understanding of how to build, effectively communicate and influence on risk management internal audit, governance and regulatory compliance operations, This course is available by classroom or distance learning.

Diploma in Risk Management, Internal Audit & Compliance (Distance Course) Spring 2017


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This programme is aimed at those who work or aspire to work in a professional capacity in risk or compliance roles, The course will equip you with an understanding of how to build, effectively communicate and influence on risk management internal audit, governance and regulatory compliance operations, This course is available by classroom or distance learning.

Employment and related legal issues - Update for Accountants

CPD Hours: 1:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
Leinster Society continues their popular evenings seminars this year. Please find more information below

Investment Business Workshop - Understand your obligations

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will take the form of a workshop covering the key areas any firm holding investment business authorisation needs to be aware of.

Promoting Good Governance in Charities and Not-for-Profits

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
Chartered Accountants Ireland Charities & Not-for-profit Committee are delighted to bring you this event which will focus on the following: the importance of governance from the perspective of charities and not-for-profit organisations,understanding public-benefit trusteeship and the challenges of governing charitable organisations and the role of the Board in charitable fundraising

Governance and integrity – Setting the tone at the top (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is suitable for Chartered Accountants in leadership positions in all sectors or those with aspirations to same, as well as those working in the areas of governance, compliance or risk.

AGILE – The fundamentals for business leaders

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Business agility refers to the qualities that enable organisations to respond rapidly to changes in the internal and external environment without losing momentum and focus. Finance professionals at every level are required to focus on innovation, creativity, customer satisfaction as well as continuous improvement. The most successful people and companies are those that constantly reinvent themselves and respond to changes in the business environment. This one-day course provides participants with new knowledge, tools, and techniques to consider as part of addressing the need for increased business agility.

FCA Careers Evening Executive and Leadership Presence – An Elusive Art Demystified

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
Executive and leadership presence are terms that we hear increasingly in the context of career development. So what exactly is executive presence? Do you have it? If you don’t, how can you get it? It is a commonly held view by career experts that you can’t realize your full career potential without executive presence. Performing at a senior level involves more than just technical expertise; it requires excellent communication skills, commanding presence and confidence. The good news is that executive presence can be developed and in this course we demonstrate how this can be achieved.

Tax Tips for Owner/Managers

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course focuses on the tax affairs of owner managers and their businesses. It should help them to avoid both missed opportunities and expensive pitfalls regarding a number of situations facing SMEs both in Ireland and abroad.

Venture capital funding - All you need to know (New)

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, March 31, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Summary:
The course is for entrepreneurs, CEOs and CFOs who are thinking about raising funding for their company or spinning out a division from a mature/legacy business. Topics covered include: suitability of VC funding for your business; how to raise VC funding; preparing and positioning the company to raise VC funding; selecting the right VC for your business; what a VC looks for and giving a viewpoint at how a VC might look at and negotiate a deal.

Making the transition to effective business partner (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, March 31, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The transition to being a better business partner is not an easy one. Breaking down “them and us” barriers requires us to think about how we interact with management both as an F&A team and as individuals. On top of this, so much time is spent on day to day accounting that finding time to add additional management and business value is hard, becoming increasingly more difficult with our ability to capture so much data.

Forming an opinion and reporting on financial statements (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will assist you in ensuring that your audit file supports your audit opinion.

Sage Accounts Report Writing (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 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

Corporate finance for SME companies

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
To provide an overview of corporate finance issues affecting SME’s

Building and managing high performance teams (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Managing people is a skill that is constantly evolving through the newer generations in the workplace. The aim of this course is to provide a half-day session that gives a practical high level refresher to experienced people managers on how to build and manage a high performance team. Following this session, participants will have had the opportunity to learn some insights and practical tips for building and managing a high performing team of employees and apply it in the workplace.

FRS 102-105 Update (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Financial reporting in Ireland has changed considerably since the replacement of the old SSAPs and FRSs with a new suite of standards FRS 100-105. This course is designed to update delegates with the latest changes

Personality Types: Understanding Yourself & Others at Work

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is for anyone who would like to increase their understanding of themselves and how they come across to others, as well as how they can most effectively relate to and communicate with different types of people. It is suitable 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.

Intermediate Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, April 06, 2017 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.

Strategies to deal with change in your organisation

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, April 06, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Change is inevitable in organisations and understanding what change is can be the first step in a successful change initiative. Following this session, participants will have a deeper understanding into the elements that are involved in a change process and be able to bring practical tools and tips to any change programme. 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.

Drafting Trustee Reports for Charities and Not-for Profit Organisations (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course describes how to draft Trustee/Directors Reports that comply with regulatory and legislative recommendations and requirements based on the principles of good governance, transparency and accountability and best practice

Solvency II – What you need to know

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Just over one year post Solvency II implementation, this is an opportunity to review, discuss and explore experiences to date. The course will consider what the potential gaps in Pillar I and II and will highlight what to watch out for in upcoming Pillar III reporting. This course is suitable for members working in the insurance industry or dealing with insurance clients in practice and will provide insight into good practice in a number of key areas across the three Solvency II pillars.

Financial Modelling with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 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.

Revenue interventions and tax appeal - Update 2017

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
On average, over 400,000 Revenue audits and interventions are carried out each year generating an average annual yield of over €600m. The Code of Practice for Revenue Audit and other Compliance Interventions has had a number of subtle but significant amendments over the last three years and the office of the Appeals Commissioner has been reformed and replaced with a new Tax Appeals Commission. Given these facts, is your business or client due a Revenue Audit and are you equipped to deal it? Make sure you are up to date and get an insight into Revenue’s approach to interventions from a panel of experts working in this area every day.

Data Analysis with Excel 2013 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 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.

Rolling Forecasts with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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.

Effective Prioritisation and Time Management

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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.

Strategic Talent Management (New)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Attracting and retaining the talent required for sustainable organisation performance has become a key challenge for organisations globally. In the professional services context the challenges are amplified by great competition between professional services firms for high performing talent. However, organisations are generally poor at developing effective talent systems. There is also a good degree of ambiguity around what talent management is and how it can be introduced in organisations.

Key Performance Indicators - How To Successfully Measure What Matters

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the world’s most popular management tools. They provide decision-makers with the navigation instruments that give them a clear understanding of business performance. However, over the past few years the amount of data available in our organisations has exploded. The sheer volume and complexity of data now available to decision makers carries both risks and opportunities. People in most businesses tend to drown in data while thirsting for insights. Identifying the critical few measures of your business has never been more important than today. This course will show you how to identify KPIs that really matter to help your business deliver its strategic goals and objectives.

Practical FRS and accounting update

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Summary:
This fast moving course will provide a list of pointers for busy accountants. We will cover a broad range of practical issues that will affect you. We will look at case studies, referencing real life issues, and solutions to common problems encountered by the preparers of statutory accounts for small and medium sized companies.

Advanced Excel 2007- 2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 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.

CPD Blitz- NI 2017

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 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 2017 and beyond.

Newly Qualified Members – Options 2017


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
As you come to the end of your contract it can be the first time that you’ve had to consider your options. It can be a confusing time full of advice and suggestions from colleagues, peers or family. You may not be fully sure of what you want or perhaps you know what you want but are unsure of how to achieve it and the steps required to get there. This participative workshop is a new format for the career & development team and lead by experienced facilitators will help you to find answers to your own questions as well as ask you to help each other.

Practical Audit update 2017

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, April 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Summary:
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.

Transform your finance function for the digital age (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, April 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The velocity of financial information is putting Finance Functions under increasing pressure as business leaders, managers and employees now expect real time data and enhanced analytics. This is fast becoming an expectation of finance functions and leaders in the SME sector. With a startling fact that 50% of companies in the S&P Index have failed in the last 2 decades there is no room for complacency. New technologies and their inter-connectivity are now presenting affordable solutions to the SME market that were previously only available to larger enterprises.

Strengthen your emotional intelligence for career success (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Successful managers and individuals usually display high levels of emotional intelligent behaviour, combining strong interpersonal skills with their professional abilities. The aim of this course is to provide a half-day session that gives an overview on the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and how its application can contribute to success.

Body language skills masterclass (New)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Body language is one of the most important forms of non-verbal communication and is often paid more attention to than the spoken word. Used every day in meetings, networking, negotiating and business interactions, it is fundamental to be able to understand, interact and engage with people through body language, yet it is often overlooked. This half day course aims to give a practical overview of body language in business.

Lean thinking - Key to enduring cost reduction (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, May 08, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Cutting costs enduringly requires a greater level of cost transparency than most organisations have today. Furthermore, costs are in themselves not bad if they can be shown to create real shareholder or stakeholder value and at the same time are being incurred efficiently. The preservation and enhancement of value and the attainment of key organisational objectives and outputs whilst reducing cost should be the goal of any cost management process.

Business Plan Modelling using Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 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.

Foreign exchange and interest rate hedging – What you need to know

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
We are heading into multi-year Brexit negotiations, into the unknown with Trump and the possibility of interest rates returning after many years on none. The small SME will need an interest rate and FX hedging strategy to navigate what is likely to be a very volatile time. Accountants advising and auditing SME’s will also need an expertise in interest rate and FX risk hedging if they are to understand and assist their client’s business correctly.

Audit Reports (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course is intended to equip audit practitioners with sufficient information to facilitate them in writing professionally worded audit reports that are in compliance with law and auditing standards for private companies.

Improving your influence skills at work (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
To be able to influence in meetings, presentations and general business interactions is a key interpersonal skill. This half day course aims to give an overview of the art of influencing in business. Following this session, participants will have an understanding of how they can influence others in business.

Back to Basics- IHT/CGT (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Keep up to date with the latest changes in Capital Gains & Inheritance Tax

Cross Border Tax Issues (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The Aim of the course to consider specific tax issues arising from businesses and corporates carrying on business outside the UK.

Annual Conference Golf - includes golf and golf dinner at Galway Golf Club (Thursday)


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Summary:
Enjoy a day of golf with your fellow Chartered Accountants at Galway Golf Club, Salthill on Thursday 11th May 2017. First tee off is at 1pm so be sure to register early.  The golf dinner will take place in the clubhouse. Registration includes green fees and dinner in the club house.

Annual Conference & networking lunch package

CPD Hours: 8
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Conference is returning once more to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway on the shores of Lough Atalia. Includes pre conference BBQ (Thursday night) & conference networking lunch  Does not include closing night banquet or hotel accommodatio n  Early Bird Discount until 7th April 2017 The fees quoted below include this discount

Annual Conference, closing night banquet & entertainment package (no accommodation)

CPD Hours: 8
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Conference is returning once more to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway on the shores of Lough Atalia. Includes pre-conference BBQ & Lunch  Does not  included Hotel accommodation. Early Bird Discount until 7th April 2017 The fees quoted below include this discount

Annual Conference, closing night banquet, entertainment plus 1 nights hotel package (Friday night)

CPD Hours: 8
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Conference is returning once more to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway on the shores of Lough Atalia. Includes 1 nights accommodation in Radission on Friday 12 May 2017 plus networking lunch, closing night banquest and prosecco reception  Early Bird Discount until 7th April 2017 The fees quoted below include this discount Based on a single room, contact us about other rooms as additional charges will apply

Annual Conference, closing night banquet, entertainment and 2 nights hotel package

CPD Hours: 8
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Conference is returning once more to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway on the shores of Lough Atalia. This Package includes conference, conference dinner & two night’s accommodation in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th May 2017, pre-conference BBQ, networking lunch and prosecco reception  Early Bird Discount until 7th April 2017 The fees quoted below include this discount Based on a single room, contact us about other rooms as additional charges will apply

Annual Conference - Including & hotel accommodation (one night - Thursday) no dinner

CPD Hours: 8
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Conference is returning once more to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway on the shores of Lough Atalia. Includes 1 night hotel accommodation in the Radission Blu Hotel on Thursday 11 May 2017 plus pre-conference BBQ (Thursday night) and networking lunch (Friday) Early Bird Discount until 7th April 2017 The fees quoted below include this discount Based on a single room, contact us about other rooms as additional charges will apply

Annual Conference Dinner - Table of Ten (Attendance at conference not included)


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, May 12, 2017 7:30:00 PM

Summary:
The conference dinner provides a great opportunity to kick start your networking with fellow Chartered Accountants. Or perhaps you want to simply kick back and relax with your colleagues. Why not book at table of ten at the conference dinner in Galway.

Effective Team and Meeting Facilitation

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Meeting chairs/facilitators often say that the hardest part of the job can very often be the problem of getting some people to participate more in the meeting and getting others to participate less! This course will look at techniques for doing both to allow the meeting to progress and to achieve the desired outcomes.

Contract Management – Mitigating risk and governing compliance (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will improve your understanding of the importance and impact of negotiating effective Terms and Conditions and contract life cycle management. Increasingly finance professionals are exposed to the area of contract management and this course will provide you with an overview of the fundamentals including risk management and best practice.

The essential update for FD/FCs in large and medium private businesses (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to provide members working in industry with a wide ranging update in relation to technical accounting, taxation and other commercial and business related topics. This will be a very practical course and will aim to summarise key technical and commercial developments relevant to large and medium private businesses. The course is delivered by a broad range of experts in such fields as accounting, tax, corporate finance and restructuring

PowerPivot with Excel 2007-2013 (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 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.

IFRS - The Core Standards (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This one day course covers the key IFRS standards that must be applied by listed companies in the preparation of their annual consolidated financial statements

Companies Act 2014 and Charities and Not-for Profit Organisations

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course explores how the Companies Act 2014 affects Charities and Not-for Profit Companies that are Limited by Guarantee, the role of members, the duties and responsibilities of Directors and other Officers and the preparation of Financial Statements under Companies Act 2014

Audit of Owner Managed Businesses (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to provide practical guidance on the key considerations and techniques to be applied when auditing owner managed businesses.

Mindfulness & Resilience at Work

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 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) Mindfulness has been proven to have many significant benefits including reduction of stress, irritability, anxiety, depression and low mood as well as positive improvement in creativity, focus, memory and relationships.

Corporate Recovery Strategies

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide participants with an overview of Corporate Recovery Strategies. The course will provide guidance on how to formulate recovery strategies for businesses in difficulty. Given the extent of foreign banks exiting the market place, the course will have a particular focus on how to re-finance existing loan facilities.

Excel - Macros from A-Z with VBA 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 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.

Consolidated Financial Statements: Preparing them in an international context (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
If you are in a role where you are exposed to consolidated financial statements this course will prove useful to you. Similarly if you are seeking to increase your knowledge and gain a more comprehensive knowledge of accounting for group structures this course will facilitate that. You will also obtain an understanding of the important differences between IFRS, US GAAP and Irish GAAP.

Business Plan Modelling Using Excel 2013 (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 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 and auditing for regulated entities

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Insurance Brokers, Auctioneers, Owners’ Management Companies, Occupational Pension Schemes, Solicitor accounts regulations, etc. If you are an accountant working in any of these types of businesses or you are in practice providing accounting or audit services any of these organisations then this course may be for you.

Budget Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
To consider the rationale and outcomes of Budget 2016

FRS 102-105 Update Roadshow

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
This evening course aims to provide delegates with a whistlestop tour of developments in financial reporting over the previous 12 months.

Going into Practice

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 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.

Rolling Forecast using Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 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.

Automating Analysis with Advanced Features of Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 08, 2017 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.

Practical Influence & Persuasion Skills (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This half day course, will cover the skills required to be a person with the ability to persuade and influence in everyare a of work. The ability to create presence alongside real world practical tools and techniques means that by theend of the day you will be equipped with the understanding of what it means to influence and persuade effectively.

Financial markets update - What you need to know (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, June 09, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The financial markets are capricious, revealing and dynamic. They efficiently (for the most part) process information to reflect the views of their participants and cast a forward looking glance into the projected and expected events in the economic and political world. 2016 many market surprises and several European elections mark some of the milestone events to come in of 2017; it’s never been more crucial to understand the dynamics of the debt and equity markets, how they interact and who they affect.

VAT Update (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 12, 2017 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.

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

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 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.

Planning strategic negotiations

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
In life we are constantly negotiating – with our colleagues, our clients, our suppliers and even our partners, friends and children. Knowing how to effectively plan for those negotiations is a key skill that everyone should learn.

Company valuation in turbulent markets

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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

Deferred tax - the fundamentals (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This Deferred Tax Course will provide an understanding of the current accounting, reporting, and disclosures associated with deferred tax rules under IAS 12.

FRS & IFRS Update (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This full day course aims to provide delegates with a fast moving 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 standards FRS 105, FRS 102 Section 1A and the latest amendments to FRS 102 based under international financial reporting standards and the second session changes in full IFRS.

Essential updates for business innovation and cross border transactions

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
What systems or procedures need to be implemented by companies to correctly capture all the information necessary to report under new tax laws such as Country By Country reporting and to capture information required by the tax advisor to correctly claim the valuable R&D and KDB reliefs? This seminar will give you access to leading experts who will take you through the latest updates to the key reliefs available to corporates along with a practical insight into Country By Country obligations and the latest developments in international tax which may ultimately impact Irish tax law. In addition, the course will give you practical tips to ensure efficient and accurate information gathering to optimise reliefs and fulfil obligations in these areas.

Audit and assurance seminar - The key issues

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, June 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
How can you balance the position of trusted adviser with independent auditor? What evidence do you need to support FRS 102 measurement methods and disclosures? This course will deal with the key issues arising in audit and assurance engagements

FRS - The Core Standards (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, June 19, 2017 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.

Data Visualisation with Excel and Powerpoint For Accountants

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 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. It will cover a wide range of tools and techniques such as quick features in Excel, charts, conditional formatting, pivot table/charts and dashboards. It will challenge the way we present information and seek to create new insights into how we can get our audience to understand and interpret information more effectively.

Brexit Event in Association with ICAS

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Summary:
Brexit will have wide ranging implications for Ireland, for the UK and for everyone doing business across the European Union. ICAS and CA Ireland are holding a special event to give members insight into the key issues and to get your views on the impact that Brexit will have.

Tax Update for Accountants in Practice & In Industry (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 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.

Dashboard Reporting with Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 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.

Tax planning for the family company (including tax and NIC efficient extraction of funds)(NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This presentation will provide a very practical overview of the latest tax and NIC issues for the owners of family companies.

Auditing – Judgement & Estimates

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
The application of an appropriate degree of professional scepticism is a crucial skill for auditors. Unless auditors are prepared to challenge management’s assertions they will not be able to confirm with confidence that a company’s financial statements present a true and fair view. This is particularly relevant when fulfilling auditors requirements of ISA 570 dealing with Going Concern.

VAT on Property Refresher

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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

Financial reporting seminar - FRS and other key accounting issues

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Summary:
The Companies Accounting Bill, which is due for enactment early in 2017 will bring extensive changes for small and micro companies. The enactment of the bill will also extend the requirement for group accounts to medium sized groups. As accountants develop their knowledge of FRS 102, more issues emerge. The course will be fast moving and practical, looking at a broad range of topics and answering the questions that affect small and medium sized companies.

Power Pivot for Excel 2013

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 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.

Forensic investigations - Masterclass

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Details TBC

Power BI desktop introduction - Next step Beyond Excel (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, June 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Power BI Desktop is part of the suite of tools from Microsoft which enable data to be analysed and published from a variety of sources. This course provides a solid introduction to using Power BI Desktop to connect to data, create visualisations, query the data and publish reports.

Employment Taxes Update

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will give an update on the latest legislation and current practice relating to Employment Taxes and PRSI. It will mainly cover PAYE/PRSI and USC issues for employers. It will outline the latest Finance Act/Bill, Revenue Publications and practice, Social Welfare legislation. The course will look at the qualification rules for Social Welfare Contributory State Pension.

Interview Essentials for Hiring Managers

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
In a management role, hiring the right employees is critical not just for the organisation but also for your team success which in turn can also have implications for your professional reputation and career success. This course is designed to help you plan and implement an interview process that will improve your ability to hire the right talent. The course will include practical examples and will have an interactive dimension to it.

Excel 2013 Intermediate 2017

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 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 2017

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 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.

Data story telling - How to successfully visualise and communicate data to inform decision-making

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 04, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Data and metrics are the life-blood of organisations, enabling decision-makers to better understand and monitor performance and gain new insights. However, in order for this to happen, the data has to be presented in a way that is easy to understand and allows decision-makers to easily grasp the meaning and insights. This course provides an overview of the latest tools and techniques for effective data communication. It will cover how to create and structure a management report, how to visualise data in the most appropriate graphs and charts and how to design effective information dashboards.

Asset management: An introduction

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 04, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Summary:
Many chartered accountants advise clients on how to manage their investments. This course gives a broad overview of the asset management industry, providing a comprehensive understanding of the differing asset classes and the terminology used in them.

Getting the most from the Annual Report

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The purpose of the course is to provide insights into corporate reporting and to enable companies and not for profit organisations to prepare their next Annual Report and Accounts. It is not intended to be just a compliance exercise, but to offer suggestions and tips to help produce a report that enables better communication with your shareholders and other stakeholders. Annual Reports should present a single story that highlights the key aspects of the organisation, its unique selling points and competitive advantages. The Annual Report should also be a marketing tool which showcases the organisation’s brands, products and services and its position as a leading employer. Finally Annual Reports should provide transparency on the Board’s leadership and demonstrate the values and culture embedded in the business in the pursuit of it strategic goals.

Mediation – solutions to difficult situations (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to advise accountants on: how mediation works, the key skills required, how it can quickly accomplish solutions to many difficult and potentially adversarial scenarios. The benefits of mediation will be outlined, such as less adversarial, lower costs and the fact that it is essentially the parties who come up with a solution, rather than a solution being imposed on them, in a private and confidential setting.

Changes in Financial Reporting – Updates and practical insights

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The last few years have seen a large number of changes to accounting and reporting obligations including a new mandatory accounting framework for Irish and UK companies, FRS 102. IFRS reporting has grown and continues to evolve, plus a new Companies Act has already seen its first set of changes in the form of the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016. The course will run through some of the main financial reporting changes that have arisen in the past number of years plus provide practical insights and advice to assist participants understanding including the use of case studies and examples throughout to illustrate on a practical level some of the issues that may arise.

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

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 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! The Quality Assurance Committee and the Board of CARB were concerned to note that for 32% (40% in 2013) of firms inspected during 2014, audit quality was below that which would be expected CARB issued guidance in their Regulatory Bulletin July 2014 highlighting some of the key areas of concern identified during the audit 2013 inspections. These areas of concern are addressed throughout this course. See link to CARB July 2014 Regulator bulletin

Sourcing & e-Tendering – Awarding Value for Money Decisions

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 07, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course provides the foundation for understanding how an effective sourcing and e-tendering process should operate. The course is structured around a 10 step selection & Value for Money methodology. Participants will improve their understanding and use of the principles that are essential to the sourcing and e-tendering phase.

Corporation Tax Compliance and iXBRL - Prepare for the busy CT compliance season

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 07, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
This seminar is an essential update on the key corporation tax compliance issues in preparation for the busy tax compliance season. Accounting for tax issues go hand in hand with corporation tax compliance and iXBRL is also now on the list of considerations when dealing with the compliance obligations of a corporate. This seminar comprehensively brings all three topics together to make the best use of your time as you prepare for the busy compliance season.

Property transactions..The Tax Aspects and Planning (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 07, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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

Accounting France, Germany & Italy (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course examines the major features of financial reporting by companies under French, German and Italian law. The requirements are illustrated with practical examples from real French, German and Italian companies. Contrasts are made with UK/Irish, US and IFRS accounting.

Investment Business Workshop - Understand your obligations

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will take the form of a workshop covering the key areas any firm holding investment business authorisation needs to be aware of.

Returning to the Workplace- A successful career comeback


Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Are you returning to work and want to be prepared? As part of our diversity initiatives this workshop is targeted towards women members returning to work following an extended career break. The course will guide and support you as you prepare to return to work. This process can stir up a range of emotions and challenges and this course is designed to support you. It will also provide you with the opportunity to reconnect with your professional self-whilst meeting other women members who have similar aspirations and concerns. It is the ideal opportunity to build your professional confidence and network.

FRS Update 2017 (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will help participants understand the special reporting framework available when preparing the annual statutory financial statements

Practical Debt Collection

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
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.

IFRS Core Standards, including comparisons with US GAAP and Irish GAAP

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to provide an indepth understanding of the main requirements of IFRS including presentation of financial statements. You will obtain a detailed practical knowledge of IFRS including the use of extracts from the standards and examples of real IFRS reports. The course will also focus on a summary of important differences between IFRS, US GAAP and Irish GAAP which will help to broaden your technical competence and understanding.

Budgeting and forecasting: Practical approaches

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 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.

Rescue Strategies: Examanership and schemes of arrangement

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Summary:
The decision of the UK to vote for Brexit and the US to vote for Trump has sent shockwaves throughout the world. As an open economy with strong trading links with both Britain & America Irish businesses are particularly exposed to these events. Participants will be shown, through case studies, how Examinerships and Schemes of Arrangement can be used to save SMEs facing insolvency.

Crisis or Opportunity? Advising Clients in Financial Difficulties (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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.

Being At Your Best: Increasing self-confidence at work

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
All of us doubt ourselves sometimes or have some aspects of our job where we don’t feel as confident as we usually would. Other people lack confidence more generally and are very self-critical and hard on themselves. Wherever you are on this continuum, this course provides ways to help you increase your confidence where you need to so that you can be at your best at work and get the results you want.

Financial Instruments - An overview of those most commonly used (NEW)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The financial market landscape compose of investors, companies, governments, regulators, clearing houses, brokers, market makers, researches, advisors and so many more participants. It’s a complex place with many clashing priorities that are calibrated by the dynamic pricing mechanism. However, rather than simply market participants being affected by developments; the influence can be felt much further afield. For example, the small business person who is managing the pension fund for staff, the civil servants setting out a fiscal strategy for the country, the Treasury department of a large organisation and the saver who wants to put money away for a rainy day all need to be cognisant of market indicators as well as what’s driving them.

Audit of Credit Unions (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The aim of this course is to provide practical guidance on the key considerations and techniques to be applied when carrying out the statutory audit of a credit union. Areas to be considered when carrying out a credit union audit assignment include Financial, Business and Operational matters.

Accounting for Tax - The IFRS Essentials

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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 IFRS and Companies Act 2014. This course is relevant whether you are working in practice or in industry. You will appreciate the interaction of company law , with particular focus on Companies Act 2014 as well as understand how international financial reporting standards interact (IFRS) with tax law.

Due Diligence: Context, Planning and Checklists

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 22, 2017 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.

Key Performance Indicators (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, September 25, 2017 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.

Tax Masterclass:  Focus on property, entrepreneur and retirement relief

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Summary:
Technical review of the legislation dealing with Entrepreneurs relief, Retirement relief and Dwelling House relief. The seminar will cover in depth, with the aid of case studies and examples, how the reliefs operate; positioning your client to qualify for the reliefs; the do’s and don’t in order to satisfy the conditions of the various reliefs in addition to the interaction of entrepreneurs and retirement relief. In addition, we will look at ways in which the benefits of the reliefs can be maximised.

Tax Masterclass:  Focus on property, entrepreneur and retirement relief

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Summary:
Details TBC

Managing Time & Stress (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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.

Separation & divorce: Tax & legal issues

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
To provide an overview of tax & legal issues affecting separation & divorce

Persuasive writing skills to influence others

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Writing is at the heart of everything we do in business. This course enables participants to get the most from their writing, from the basic rules of grammar and format through to the use of language and behaviour to achieve results. The focus is on how to use writing to influence others, improve results and deliver personally and professionally. At the end of this course you will have a clear sense of not just how to get your message across, but how to actively persuade others with your writing.

Staff management, delegation and appraisal (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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

Corporate Goverance for Directors (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, September 29, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
First and foremost, we’ll be focusing on you as a Boardmember. We will start from the beginning, defining corporate governance. We will work as a group receiving information, role-playing and sharing experiences. You will get the latest research and findings. You will learn to be able to identify sources of information, carrying out comparisons of other organisations. You will work to fine-tune your Director’s skills in ethics, compliance and regulation. All you need to do then is to identify your goals as a prospective Board member. Just look through the detailed course outline and you’ll see how it’s going be done.

Personal Insolvency & Bankruptcy

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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

SMART reading – focus on the key issues

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Many people say that one of the biggest demands on their time is reading all the material that has to be read just to stay on top of the job. However, very few people consider how this time could be significantly reduced by learning techniques that help to speed up the rate at which you read whilst at the same time improve your rate of retention. This course aims to do just that.

Procurement KPI Reporting: Metrics for the ROI and Value of Procurement

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 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. The module provides participants with the skills necessary to understand through effective and efficient reporting dashboards.

Insights into Statutory Compliance

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Monday, October 09, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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

Forensic Accounting and Investigations (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
The term “Forensic Accountant” has become widely used over the past 10 years, and can describe accountants working in almost any scenario where their work will be discussed in a public forum – most often meaning the provision of expert witness testimony in court.

Constructing Compelling Business Cases

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
In an environment of increasing economic and financial uncertainty (continued European and global depression and now UK Brexit), major capital and non-capital expenditures on projects and initiatives will require close scrutiny and evaluation to ensure that best value outcomes are achieved and financial and business risks properly evaluated. Qualitative and quantitative techniques may be used to achieve these aims leading to the construction of compelling business cases. Case studies are used for illustration throughout

Making Activity Based Costing really work

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
There is nothing complicated or difficult about ABC and ABM. Unfortunately, many organisations introduced impractical complexity in their implementations creating excessive time and cost in the project and often making them unworkable and unsustainable thereafter. Yet they are simple concepts and practical and simple to implement if we go about it the right way. The insights gained from ABC/M create much greater transparency and understanding of an organisation's costs and operations, the value produced and sources of profitability allowing management to take more informed decisions and drive change and business benefits through to the bottom line.

People Management Training for Newly appointed Managers

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will provide a full day workshop that gives a practical high level overview of people management activities to newly appointed managers. Following this session, participants will be able to bring back this knowledge learned into the workplace and apply it to everyday situations in their new role as people managers. This workshop condenses the main principles behind people management with a key focus on the practical elements.

Powerpoint 2013 - Intermediate to Advanced

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 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.

Win-Win Negotiations (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 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.

Economics for Accountants – Building Blocks to Understand What’s Going On

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
What happens to the economy plays the key role in determining the commercial environment we all operate in. Yet real economic understanding appears generally lacking, as Ireland’s sudden economic descent from 2007 suggests. This course will provide participants with the intellectual tools to comprehend what’s going on.

Coaching Toolkit for Managers

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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. The session is very interactive with the greatest emphasis being placed on participants practicing coaching skills in a real-life way and getting feedback on their style and approach. This allows participants to enhance and develop their coaching skills and to build their confidence coaching others.

Networking Masterclass

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Summary:
Success in business is not just determined by what you know, but also by who you know. The aim of this masterclass is to learn effective tips and techniques to improve you networking skills, which can make a real difference to your success and your career.

Powerful Presentations

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Many people find it quite daunting to stand up and deliver a presentation believing (mistakenly) that people are either born with the skill or they’re not. However, with a bit of practise and some simple tips we can all learn to speak with clarity, competence and confidence.

Resilience and Emotional intelligence (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, October 20, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of trauma, adversity, threats or significant sources of stress. It means learning how to bounce back from set back and adversity.

Assertive Communication

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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 to help you become more confident and effective at challenging constructively and asserting yourself. Being able to do this well can enhance your performance, help you to be more effective and achieve more results in your role, as well as make a positive contribution to the organisation.

Company Secretarial Workshop (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 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.

Communicating with Clients (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 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.

FRS 102 and FRS 105 – The Fundamentals

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 02, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
A one day course covering the main accounting areas applicable to non-listed entities applying FRS 102/FRS 105. The course will equip accountants, auditors and users of financial statements with an understanding of the main aspects of financial reporting under FRS 102 and FRS 105

Accounting for small and micro companies - FRS 102 and FRS 105

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 03, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
A half day course focussing on the key accounting issues for companies applying FRS 102 Section 1A (small entities) and FRS 105 (micro entities) The course will equip accountants with knowledge of key issues they need to bear in mind in order to apply the FRS 102/FRS 105 requirements to the financial statements of small and micro entities

Business performance management - How to successfully manage what matters (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Business Performance Management (BPM) refers for a set of tools and approaches organisations use to manage, improve, and monitor the delivery of their performance goals. Therefore, managing business performance is THE key task of any executive or manager. If organisations get it right, their BPM process allows them to define and communicate their strategic goals, measure and monitor progress, analyse performance, report progress, reduce risks and manage and improve business performance.

Managing the Anti Money Laundering Compliance Regime (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This is a comprehensive training course covering AML Law and Regulation, its application and implications for the Accountancy Sector. The course consists of three sessions and participants will learn the following:-

Effective Email and Business writing

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
We spend a huge amount of time at work writing emails, reports, letters and proposals – many of which, according to research, leave the reader confused as to what exactly is being communicated! However, simply by employing a few writing rules and techniques, we could save ourselves significant time and mental effort whilst also improving the clarity of our communication. This course will show you how.

Directors Duties (ROI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 09, 2017 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.

Corporate finance trends: critical implications for SMEs in 2017

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This one-day course gives an SME perspective on recent developments in corporate finance. Life is considerably more difficult for SMEs with adverse trading conditions and constrained bank credit, keeping up to date on developments in corporate finance is critical.

Time Management (NI)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 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.

Forecasting and Budgeting in a dynamic environment

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Are the traditional budgetary and forecasting processes we use fit for purpose in today’s dynamic and competitive environment where forecast time horizons are shortening and economic uncertainties increasing. a considers alternative techniques and their implications and means to improve forecast accuracy. It will examine the needs and imperatives of operational management and look at how managers and accountants can speak a common language through the planning and budgetary processes.

People and Performance Management

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Managing people and performance is key to ensuring staff are engaged and motivated. This course aims to improve your staff management skills focusing on performance management skills. You will learn how to diagnose underperformance and how to give effective feedback.

Project management essentials for accountants (NEW)

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Many accountants are thrust into a Project Management role or are doing their current job, but also completing the Project Management function for their business. Others may find themselves unable to control, influence or interface with their teams and projects due to a lack of basic project management knowledge. This course will provide accountants with an understanding of Project Management and will supply them with tools and techniques they can use to plan the scope and timeline required for their projects.

Dealing with HMRC Investigations, & the current areas that they are investigating the most (NI)

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 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. The course will also review the most popular areas to be currently investigated.

Growth focused strategic planning 2017

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
With continuing business uncertainty created by geopolitical and economic events, it is a challenge for businesses to develop robust and capable strategies that can not only withstand any future downturn but also drive profitable growth. The focus of this course is on identifying strategic capabilities 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.

Accounting for tax - The Irish GAAP Essentials

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 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 2017

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Content to follow

US GAAP: Financial reporting under US accounting requirements

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 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.

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

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 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.

Effective use of capital reliefs and succession planning

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summary:
Content to follow

Review of Statements of Insolvency Practice

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Friday, November 24, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
CARB have commenced the process of reviewing insolvency files of chartered accountants who hold Insolvency Practising Certificates. One of CARB’s key areas of focus is compliance with the Statements of Insolvency Practice. The course review all of the Statements of Insolvency Practice, some of which are currently being revised, which Insolvency Practitioners in the Republic of Ireland are required to comply with.

Employment Taxes Update

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
This course will give an update on the latest legislation and current practice relating to Employment Taxes and PRSI. It will mainly cover PAYE/PRSI and USC issues for employers. It will outline the latest Finance Act/Bill, Revenue Publications and practice, Social Welfare legislation. The course will look at the qualification rules for Social Welfare Contributory State Pension.

IFRS 15: Practical challenges from revenue recognition

CPD Hours: 3
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
For users of financial statements, revenue is a number that's central to understanding a business' performance and assessing its prospects. While the existing IFRSs tend to be very light on detail, the new standard contains a lot of detailed guidance. It aims to remove weaknesses in current guidelines and provide a single model to improve comparability between companies.

Strategic Corporate Finance – The Essentials

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 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.

Developing High Performance Teams (NI)

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 07, 2017 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.

Tax Conference - Annual tax tune up

CPD Hours: 4
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Summary:
Content to follow

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

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 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.

Advanced Financial Analysis

CPD Hours: 7
Learning Mode: Classroom based
Next available date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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

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