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Accounting for Charities (NI) PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSE

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

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 improve understanding of how to account for charities under the current Statement of Recommended Practice “Accounting and Reporting by Charities” SORP 2005 (2 nd Edition issued in July 2008). It will also provide an update on the current legal and accounting requirements for charities in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.

Activity Based Management - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Advanced Negotiation for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Agile SCRUM Project Management - Nelson Croom Online

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
The ability to manage a project effectively is a key management skill whatever aspect of business you work in – finance included – and now new techniques and new IT solutions have made project management even easier for us all. Possibly the biggest advance since Microsoft Project, Agile SCRUM provides a fresh new framework to manage your project. The technique breaks a project down into regular successful small step improvements and regards ‘real world’ events as part of the project, rather than unexpected changes in the process.

Alternative Finance (NI) - Nelson Croom

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

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

Anti-Money Laundering refresher ROI

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

Summary:
The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts 2010 and 2013 increased the obligations on a wide range of "designated persons" including trust or company service providers, tax advisers, high value goods dealers, private members' gaming clubs, credit and financial institutions, lawyers, accountants, estate agents, and others in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing. This Course will provide you with an overview of some of the key issues that affect you as an accountant, tax adviser or company service provider. It will also provide you with a rounded view of the legislation insofar as it may apply to some of your clients. While the course is very much driven by the legislative requirements, it will remain practical in nature and focus on actual procedures and considerations that you can implement in your firm. It promises to take the mystery and the ambiguity out of the requirements.

Assessing Going Concern (NI) - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Audit of Charities NI - Pre-Recorded Online Version

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 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 and governance of charitable organisations.

Back to Basics – IHT/CGT (NI) PreRecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
This course is aimed at both experienced and new practitioners advising in the areas of Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains 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 Capital Taxes. Proper planning and mitigation flows from well understood basics and up to date compliance. This course aims to provide the attendees with the tools to achieve a high level in compliance and planning.

Becoming an Expert Witness (NI) - Nelson Croom

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

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

Building a Financial Model- Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Every financial model is built on the same foundations: an understanding of its purpose, who it is for, and its scope. This course explains how to set up the Excel spreadsheet and complete the initial steps of building a financial model, structuring calculations, and looking into costs and revenues, time periods, cash balances and reporting.

Business Performance Management - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Buying a Business - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Coaching Skills for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Communicating Complex Ideas - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Conducting Performance Appraisals - Nelson Croom

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

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

Cross Border Business Operations and Tax ROI PreRecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
The aim of this seminar is to provide a 3 hour workshop on the practical tax aspects relevant to all Irish businesses who have operations in Northern Ireland and the UK.  All taxation matters ranging from VAT, social security, corporation tax and PAYE will be covered.

Cyber Security Strategy - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
Developing a risk management strategy to manage cyber security is essential for any organisation, and isn't a matter purely for the IT department. Many risks arise from badly managed employees and flawed business processes, rather than digital technology. This is why an understanding of cyber risk is essential for non-technical managers. In this course you will explore the nature of cyber risk and learn how it can be found anywhere within an organisation, plan to meet and respond to threats and thoroughly prepare for potential incidents.

Developing Your Professional Career - Nelson Croom

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

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

Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Dynamic Budgetary Control - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Employment Law for Accountants (NI)- Nelson Croom

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

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

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - Nelson Croom

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

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

Ethical Issues for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Finance: The Basics - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Financial Control in SMEs - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Financial Management in Turbulent Times - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Forecasting for Financial Managers - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
The rate of change in the business environment is greater than ever before, managers are recognising that they have to spend more time looking forward. For you, the finance professional, this is vitally important but not necessarily straightforward. Coming to terms with judgements about the future, which are subject to significant margins of error, requires a particular set of skills.

FRS 102 in Depth Day 1 PreRecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
FRS 102 will apply in practical terms from the 1 st January 2014 to most n o n listed companies and public benefit entities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The aim is to ensure that financial accountants are adequately prepared for the switchover from national FRSs and SSAPs.

FRS 102 In Depth Day 2 PreRecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 6
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
This seminar aims to provide a detailed resume of the content of this very important development for non-listed companies and public benefit entities in Ireland and to ensure that financial accountants are adequately prepared to switch from national standards.

Getting to Grips with FRS 102 - Nelson Croom

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

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

Grammar and Effective Writing for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Innovation for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Insolvency Update ROI 2014 PreRecorded Online Course

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

Summary:
Aimed at both our members in practice and industry, Chartered Accountants Ireland is delighted to announce details of its forthcoming Insolvency Conference in both Cork & Dublin in 2014.

Intellectual Property and New Ideas (NI) - Nelson Croom

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

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

International and Remote Working for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Introduction to Financial Modelling - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
When done well, Financial Models are powerful tools that can be used to help organisations make good business decisions. But building robust and relevant financial models is not always easy. This course provides a solid introduction to financial modelling - exploring why and how they are used by businesses, and how the standards (FAST) that exist can ensure that the financial models you develop work for your businesses. It also looks in detail at how the models are set-up, how concept diagrams can be useful and the different considerations that feed into building calculations.

Key Performance Indicators - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Leadership Skills - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Saturday, January 02, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Making Budgeting Work in the Real World - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Managerial Megatrends & Financial Control - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Managing Change and Transformation - Nelson Croom

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

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

Managing from within the Team - Nelson Croom

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

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

Managing High-Performing Teams - Nelson Croom

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

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

Managing Professionals for Results - Nelson Croom

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

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

Managing Risk in Social Media for Accountants- Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Social media is a powerful marketing tool for organisations but it is not without risk. These risks can have a major impact on you, your career and your organisation. And they can happen whether or not you are using social media. Managing Risk in Social Media helps you analyse and prepare your organisation for the problems that may occur when using social media. It helps you navigate around how to handle internal social accounts and deal with external social media activity which your organisation may become involved in. Managing Risk in Social Media will not only help you to understand, identify and manage risks, but will also guide you in preparing to protect your organisation from damages that may be caused.

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

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

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

Managing Through a Recession - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Managing Workload for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Managing your Transition to IFRS - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Modelling Real World Complexities - Nelson Croom Online Course

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
Financial models are powerful tools but not without their limitations. Ignoring the complexities and uncertainties of the real world can lead to unrealistic results. This course explains how to decide which complexities to include in your financial models and how to include them. You’ll be looking at what effect variable inputs, economic factors and scenario based inputs can have on models. The course also takes a look at the vital importance of the way in which data is presented, and how this can be a strength rather than a weakness.

Negotiation Skills: The Principles - Nelson Croom

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

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

Network Leadership - Nelson Croom Online Course

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
Leaders today operate in a dynamic environment. Technological advancements and increased competition from globalisation have changed forever the way we work in organisations. In this new world of projects and teams, the top-down, command-and-control leadership approach is no longer effective; to be a successful leader you need a new set of skills and techniques.

Networking Skills for Accountants - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Operations Cost Savings and Efficiencies - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
Do you believe that your organisation or project is running efficiently? When things are going well there is often not enough time to concentrate on anything but the core business activities, and if things are not going well arbitrary cost cutting risks long term existence. This course will provide a framework to help you analyse your business, consider where to best focus your resources and review how to balance short term cost reductions with longer term business needs.

Outsourcing- Nelson Croom

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

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

PAYE/PRSI Issues ROI PreRecorded Online Course

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

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.

Practice Management: Building and Growing your Firm - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Practice Management: Planning for the Firm - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Practice Management: Practice Models and Networks - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Practice Management: Succession Planning - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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

Preventing Financial Crime- Nelson Croom

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

Summary:
Financial crime can be committed by anyone in an organisation, who is motivated by some need or desire, prepared to rationalise their actions, and thinks they won’t get caught. Preventing Financial Crime will enable you to understand the various types of financial crime and the controls that can be used to limit the opportunities for fraudsters to commit them. More importantly you will look at how to create the right culture within an organisation to not only discourage collusion in fraud but also to encourage reporting and disclosure.

Problem Solving for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Project Management for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Promoting your Professional Practice - Nelson Croom

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

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

PSRA and MUD - Reporting in Respect of Certain Property-Related Entities PRE-RECORDED ONLINE

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

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Recruitment and Selection - Nelson Croom

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

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

Revenue Investigations ROI- PreRecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Summary:
The course will provide a detailed review of Revenue powers,procedures to be adopted during revenue audits and current areas of concentration by Revenue as well as a detailed analysis of the Revenue code of practice for revenue audits.

Role of the Finance Director NI- Pre-Recorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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 focused on an integrated view of the role of the finance director. This course aims to provide such an integrated view, with an emphasis on those aspects of the role that tend to be underplayed in formal education.

Selling a Business - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Social Media for Accountants - Nelson Croom

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

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

Strategic Analysis and Competitive Positioning - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
How does a business win customers, beat its competitors, make a profit and grow? These questions are fundamental to business success. But can you – or your clients – answer them? Strategic Analysis and Competitive Positioning gives you the tools you'll need to build enduring competitive advantage and develop a solid strategic plan. When you've finished working through the course you'll have the basis of your strategic plan.

Strategic Corporate Finance ROI PreRecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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.

Strategic Financial Management - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

The Biggest Mistakes Accountants Make - and How to Avoid Them (ROI) PreRecorded Online Course

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

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The Finance Business Partner - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 5
Learning Mode: Online
Next available date:

Summary:
What a business needs from finance is evolving. Increasingly back office functions have become automated and a different role, that of the Finance Business Partner, has emerged.

Thinking Strategically - Nelson Croom

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

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

Understanding the New UK & Ireland GAAP - Nelson Croom

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

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

VAT Update (NI) PreRecorded Online Course

CPD Hours: 2
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:59:00 PM

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.  

Writing A Business Plan - Nelson Croom

CPD Hours: 3:30
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Summary:
Successful businesses and investors will have a track record in determining not only which projects are funded through to completion but also those that aren't taken forward. One key tool in the decision making process is the business plan. Writing a Business Plan helps the learner to create a well-constructed business plan that enables decision makers to better understand the potential project, helps the owner of the business plan to fully think through the project and can then also be used as a benchmarker to track the success of the project.

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

CPD Hours: 1
Learning Mode: Online
Available Until:

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

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