|Understanding business risk ||Book now |
What is risk management? What do we need to do to ensure we are identifying, assessing and addressing risks appropriately? Using practical examples this session will encourage you to think about risk management in the context of your own organisation, and give you some tips on addressing and communicating them to the business.
- Why is risk management important?
- How do we identify risks?
- What risks should we be looking for?
- How do we assess risks?
- How do we deal with them?
- How do we communicate them to the business?
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The role of finance is changing, with the finance team needing to work ever more closely with other areas of the business. The ability to partner with the business is consistently one of the top skills CFOs look for in their teams, but it is not something covered in finance qualifications. This session will give you some tips on how to work more effectively with others in your business, both within and outside of the finance team.
- How is business partnering different from business as usual?
- What do good business partners do?
- Influencing the business
- Stakeholder management
- Useful communication.
|Effectively presenting financial information
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Could you improve how data is presented across the business and increase clarity? Simple tips and techniques can increase engagement by readers, save time and improve the quality of decision making. This session will provide a guide to improve the presentation of financial data, to maximise impact, communicate more effectively and help your presentations stand out.
- How can we make financial information clearer?
- When to use a table and when a graph?
- What makes a clear table?
- What makes a clear graph / improving the overall format
- Dos and don'ts for a clear presentation
|How has financial reporting responded to the financial crisis?
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The financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath posed some serious questions in respect of financial statements. The financial instruments standard (IAS 39) proved to be inadequate, the institutionalised off-balance sheet financing inherent in IAS 17 (leases) was highlighted,and the group accounting standards failed to consolidated all controlled entities, resulting in further off balance sheet exposures. This session will consider the problems highlighted by the financial crisis, the new and revised standards issued in response, and the reasons why, in some cases, no satisfactory response has yet been made
- Issues arising from the financial crisis
- Highlights of IFRS 9 financial instruments
- Main impacts of the new group accounting standards
- The state of the leasing project.
|The new UK GAAP. What do I need to do now? ||Book now |
The replacement of the current UK GAAP with effect from accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015 is now imminent, and the situation is evolving. Several important amendments have been made to FRS 102 (the key new UK standard), and the new EU Accounting Directive is now out which will potentially have substantial effects on the accounting by smaller entities. If companies have not yet considered the impacts of the new UK GAAP, the time to do so is now.
This session will review the key practical implications that the new regime could have for your business, as well as the impacts of the recent changes and proposals, to help ensure that you make the optimal responses.
- Choices of accounting regime, including the proposals for small and micro entities
- Potential significant accounting policy effects, including the impact of recent revisions in respect of financial instruments
- The transition exercise, including exemptions and exclusions
- Wider business impacts.
|Introduction to emotional intelligence ||Book now |
Emotional intelligence is a key attribute for operating effectively within any business. Lack of Emotional Intelligence is one of the key reasons why some highly intelligent people fail to reach the top or succeed in management roles. This session will introduce the emotional intelligence framework as set out by Daniel Goleman, and some hints and tips on improving your emotional intelligence.
- What is Emotional Intelligence?
- Understanding the different elements
- Improving Self Awareness
- Managing emotions.
|Understanding internal control
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Internal controls are a key element in running a successful business. They stop bad things happening and reduce the consequences if they do. But it is an area that few people really understand. This session will explain in simple terms what controls really are and how we can use them to make success our business runs smoothly.
- Why do we need controls?
- What's the difference between process and control (and why do we care)?
- What controls do we need?
- How do we know they are working?
|Introduction to negotiating ||Book now |
We are all under pressure to achieve more with less. Managing change and working with colleagues is more and more about persuading and influencing than demanding and ordering. This session gives some simple techniques to improve your negotiating skills and explains how you can use them to achieve your key objectives and be more successful in your day-to-day dealings with colleagues, customers, suppliers, staff and in managing your boss.
- Behaviours of effective negotiators
- The negotiation model
- Understanding your position
- Simple tools and techniques
|Time management ||Book now |
Do you feel like you have too much to do but not enough time in which to do it? Do you want more 'life' in your 'life-work balance'? This session will give your some tools to help you manage your time more constructively and achieve the results you want by giving your techniques to organise your workload, improve your delegation and focus your attention more effectively.
- The time management mindset
- Prioritisation tools
- Influence and control.
|Accounts to tax - the impact of FRS 102 ||Book now |
Changes to accounting standards can have a major impact on a company's tax liability. The people making decisions on the move to FRS 102 need to consider the effect, if any, of the new accounting policies on the company's tax liability now and in later years. This session considers the major changes and how they will flow through to the tax computations. Show less
|Thinking of expanding overseas - direct tax ||Book now |
With an increasingly international marketplace many UK businesses are considering moving into selling overseas. There are a number of issues that need to be considered, not least of which is the tax implications. This course is designed to consider the direct tax issues such as how to structure the overseas activity? The decision on the structure will directly impact on the UK liability on any profits - and what relief can we have for any losses. Tax legislation has moved considerably in these areas in the last few years - and it is important to consider these - for example Controlled Foreign Companies, the branches election and others. Show less
|Thinking of expanding overseas - indirect taxes ||Book now |
VAT is a much ignored tax when considering tax planning - mainly because we hope it will go away. Unfortunately, it has a major impact on all aspects of a company's activities and is ignored at our peril. This session will consider the VAT - and other indirect taxes - that have to be considered by companies before they venture into an overseas market. Show less