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Professionals today are called upon to demonstrate their ability to be skilful and flexible, irrespective of their position, in how they influence others. As organisations become less formal in their power structures, and flatter and more flexible in their systems of governance, there is an even greater need for finance professionals to have the ability to influence other people.

 

During this one hour course, you will gain valuable insights into their strengths as well as development areas to become consummate influencers. By creating a greater awareness of the assets and skills required to effectively influence, participants can develop the strength, the focus, and the interpersonal flexibility required of great influencers.

Influence 1

This course covers the basics of accounting, from outlining the conceptual framework right the way through to the creation of financial statements. We then take a look at how to analyse these financial, detailing specific methodology and then putting into practice what is described using worksheets and resources available to download.

Understanding finance 1

When managing a business, leaders follow varying agendas and objectives in making decisions. The finance function is often seen as the key steward and guardian of financial value for the investors and will continue to drive the delivery of that value from throughout the business.

This course will introduce you to a clear understanding of the measurement of financial value; how financial value is generated from strategic initiatives, pricing spend management; and how the finance team can contribute to building value.

Strategy 1

With UK GAAP gone, many entities have adopted FRS 102 as their new reporting framework. The framework is more international in its focus with some treatments being identical to IFRS. However, some treatments are simplified compared against IFRS and others remain the same as under UK GAAP. This session provides an overview of accounting frameworks in the UK, an introduction to the key accounting requirements of FRS 102 and an insight into the process of making the transition to FRS 102.

Financial accounting and reporting 1

More and more accountants are being asked to contribute within a project environment. This course provides a basic outline of the project management role, how to structure a project, the project governance structure and highlights some of the tools available to help manage the process.

Project management 2

Imagine being able confidently to express your opinion, stand up for yourself, say 'no' when you need to and say what you mean and mean what you say. How much more effective and successful would you be? How much easier would your life be? Becoming more assertive can be immensely beneficial to everyone and can make you feel more confident, enhance your self-esteem, increase your ability to deal with difficult people and stressful situations, as well as making you happier, healthier and more professional.

Communication 1

This course focuses on the need for the finance function, and accountants in particular, to have a broader understanding of the needs of operational management. It concentrates on being able to communicate more effectively, recognising our personality traits and how we are perceived by others and to gain more influence through a mutual understanding the linkage between financial outcomes and value creation.

Management reporting and analysis 1.5

This course covers the basics of corporation tax. It begins by showing which types of body are liable to corporation tax and the question of when companies are resident in the UK. After looking at an outline computation, the rules governing the beginning and end of a corporation tax accounting period are considered. Next, the rates of corporation tax are reviewed, showing how the small profits rate operates. The effect of associated companies on entitlement to the small profits rate, where the rules have recently changed, is considered next. Finally, the course shows how filing of tax returns and payment of tax is governed by the rules of self assessment.

Tax strategy, planning and compliance 1

Financial modelling is becoming an increasingly important skill in an economic environment characterised by ever more uncertainty. The ability to use Excel to predict what the financial performance and position of a business or venture might look like in the future, depending on particular assumptions and estimates.

It is easy to build a poor financial model. It is difficult to build a high quality financial model which will satisfy the needs of the user. In order to build the latter rather than the former there are a number of Golden Rules (Dos and Don’ts) that must be adhered to. This course explains what those rules are.

Management reporting and analysis 1

For professionals wanting to know how to use both halves of their brain to get more from it, think both logically and strategically, and keep one step ahead of colleagues.

Negotiation and decision making 1

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