May the CPD course be with you
The month of May marks the time when many begin to plan ahead for the summer break, but also the chance to update CPD requirements before then, so now is the time to book yourself on to some of 2019’s essential line up of CPD training courses, tailored for LSCA members.
As part of its commitment to supporting you throughout your career, the LSCA’s continuing professional development programme, Essentials CPD, can provide the learning force you are looking for.
Designed and delivered by experts who are passionate about the profession, Essentials CPD will provide you with technical expertise to keep you up to date, maintaining your reputation for quality work and reinforcing your commitment to professional and ethical standards.
The LSCA’s 2019 CPD programme is designed to help you maximise your own potential and help your team to fulfil theirs.
What’s coming up:
Corporate Tax Review
This seminar provides an opportunity to update and refresh your knowledge on corporate tax issues, looking at the slightly larger business which may have some more complex corporation tax issues such as transfer pricing, loan relationships, loss capping etc.
Finance Act (spring)
This seminar will cover developments in the most recent Finance Act, focusing on those issues most important for the smaller practice and their clients. The impact of changes on previous advice, and any likely changes which might be necessary will be identified, and suitable solutions suggested for any practical issues that may arise from the legislative change.
Personal tax update
This seminar will cover changes in personal tax over the last 12 to 18 months covering the following tax areas: Personal income tax; Capital gains tax; Inheritance tax; Residence and domicile developments, offshore issues; The taxation of savings including pensions; Personal digital tax account developments; and, HMRC processes including simple assessment.
Tax update (spring and autumn)
This seminar, depending on the timing, will include an update on tax changes since the Spring Finance Act, and possibly any Budget content that has been announced. It will also examine some of the future proposals in tax, identifying situations where your advice to clients may have to change.
Accounting/financial reporting update (spring)
This seminar will cover changes made to FRS 102 and FRS 105 following the triennial review. Using examples and case studies, this seminar will take a practical look at the opportunities and pitfalls of transition for entities small, medium or large, and even micro companies.
Accounting for ‘small’ entities (FRS 105, 102 (1A)
Since the withdrawal of the FRSSE many organisations have had to report either under FRS 105 or FRS 102 (with the option of 1a). This seminar looks at common issues that have arisen since adoption (for example directors and related party transactions) and looks at practical ways of dealing with them.
FRS 102 Update
In December 2017 the FRC released amendments to FRS 102 as a result of the triennial review. These amendments are mandatory for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 (with early adoption permitted).
Audit assurance update (spring)
This seminar will take a fresh look at scepticism, independence and audit evidence using ICAEW’s new film, Without Question. When the faculty used the previous film, False Assurance, on its roadshow it received excellent feedback from delegates, some saying that it was the most useful audit course they had ever been on. So far the consensus is that Without Question is even better!
Change management for finance
Organisational and information strategies are rarely successfully implemented. Implementation requires the integration of strategy, processes and people – yet linkages between organisational change and strategy are at best unclear and at worst non–existent. This seminar provides a structured series of techniques to ensure key stakeholders understand why the change is happening, accept the new reality and commit to the ‘call for action’.
Techniques to bring financial information to life
Increasingly, finance departments are measured by their ability to deliver the key messages rather than demonstrate how they can routinely create large volumes of data. Management Information (MI) is a key way of demonstrating how finance can make a difference and be a catalyst for change. This seminar will show you effective ways to maximise your impact by simplifying MI, using MI to influence, and creating opportunities to maximise engagement.
The practice of today - opportunity and risk
This seminar will give an overview of the market drivers shaping the practices of today and will explore the impact technological trends are having on practices, focusing on the opportunities they present to firms as well as the risks of not seizing those opportunities.