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Try ICAEW Academy’s range of virtual classrooms and online CPD courses. Our CPD courses are taught by industry experts and simulate the best face-to-face training, with small groups and dedicated time with the trainer.

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Featured online CPD courses

LEADERSHIP
Wolf The high-performing board director
  • Event
  • 21 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn how to constructively contribute to board and committee deliberations to ensure strong company performance.

VALUATION
Bear Advising on a business disposal
  • Event
  • 21 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain practical understanding of the skills required to be a great business partner and how to apply them in the workplace.

FINANCIAL REPORTING
Eagle Confidence with impairments
  • Event
  • 13 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Explore the relevant accounting guidance and how to apply it and learn how impairment interacts between the accounting standards (IFRS and UK GAAP).

Upcoming virtual classroom sessions

Financial reporting
Introduction to US GAAP
  • Event
  • 29 Jun 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain an overview of US GAAP and an understanding of the key differences between UK GAAP and IFRS.

Personal impact
Effective communication skills for influencers
  • Event
  • 30 Jun 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn how to influence and persuade more effectively, through real presence, and powerful questioning and listening techniques.

Financial reporting
Agile Excel - reporting and dashboards
  • Event
  • 05 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn to present financial information in a clear and concise manner, with dynamic graphs and charts that can be refreshed at the click of a button.

Financial reporting
IFRS 9 demystifying hedge accounting
  • Event
  • 12 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Explore the key areas of IFRS 9 hedge accounting to ensure that you understand the key financial risks faced by your organisation.

Business partnering
Advanced finance business partnering
  • Event
  • 12 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Dive deeper into the crucial finance business partnering skills needed to drive the business forward.

Data analytics & Excel
Introduction to SQL
  • Event
  • 14 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Understand the basics of SQL and empower yourself to formulate SQL statements and directly query your databases.

Leadership
NED training and certification programme
  • Event
  • 16 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 17:30 BST

A practical training and certification programme designed to provide current and aspiring NEDs with the knowledge and understanding to carry out their roles effectively.

Business performance
Quick month-end close
  • Event
  • 13 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn to complete your month-end reporting in three days or less and free up time for more value-add activities.

Data analytics & Excel
Excel modelling - decision support, Monte Carlo analysis and using Visual Basic
  • Event
  • 19 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn how to apply best practice Excel and Visual Basic techniques to produce an enhanced business model with Monte Carlo analysis and dependency ranking of assumptions.

Leadership
The high-performing board director
  • Event
  • 21 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn how to constructively contribute to board and committee deliberations to ensure strong company performance.

Valuation & corporate finance
Advising on a business disposal
  • Event
  • 21 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain a solid understanding of the business disposal process, enabling you to provide value-creating advice at all stages of a business disposal.

Business performance
Risk management for finance professionals
  • Event
  • 21 Jul 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain a good practical overview of what chartered accountants, both executive and non-executive, need to know about risk management, to support the board.

Personal impact
Cybersecurity through the eyes of a finance professional
  • Event
  • 16 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Demystify cybersecurity through the eyes of an accountant and learn strategies to enhance cyber resilience in your organisation.

Personal impact
Technician to influencer
  • Event
  • 28 Jul 2021
  • 09:15 - 16:45 BST

Learn practical influencing tools and techniques that will enable you to better understand and influence your key stakeholders.

Valuation & corporate finance
Business acquisition and due diligence
  • Event
  • 03 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain a solid understanding of the business disposal process, enabling you to provide value-creating advice at all stages of a business disposal.

Personal impact
Understand your impact - a workshop for women
  • Event
  • 03 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Create your strong, self-aware personal profile to make yourself memorable, effective and appear confident even in the most stressful situations.

Personal impact
Advanced storytelling
  • Event
  • 06 Aug 2021
  • 09:15 - 16:45 BST

Enhance your ability to influence decisions by creating compelling narratives that inspire and motivate action.

Leadership
Leading change in the finance function
  • Event
  • 10 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn the planned approach to leading all aspects of change and gain confidence in communicating the change vision and dealing with resistance.

Data analytics & Excel
Essential Excel
  • Event
  • 12 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn the essentials of Excel. Based on the ICAEW 20 principles of a good spreadsheet.

Business performance
Measuring ROI on commercial activity
  • Event
  • 16 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Equip yourself with powerful techniques to challenge commercial colleagues to get to the core of commercial ROI.

Leadership
Leadership in a digital world
  • Event
  • 19 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Understand how to be even more effective at leading within the growing disruption, pace and opportunities of a digital world.

Data analytics & Excel
Excel modelling - investment appraisal, valuation and business cases
  • Event
  • 23 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Apply best practice Excel techniques to produce a robust business model for the evaluation of investment opportunities.

Personal impact
Agile project management for finance professionals
  • Event
  • 24 Aug 2021
  • 09:15 - 16:45 BST

Learn the essential theory and process of agile project management and have the confidence and tools to be successful as a project team member and leader.

Leadership
Managing teams - building a high performing finance team
  • Event
  • 26 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain valuable insight to influence and motivate your team to produce powerful and sustainable results.

Business performance
Understanding contractual risk – why the accountant’s perspective is crucial
  • Event
  • 26 Aug 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Demystify legal concepts and terminology and understand how the terms of the contract can accurately and clearly reflect the intentions of the parties.

Leadership
Peer Leadership Exchange (three-session workshop)
  • Event
  • 03 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

A forum for leaders to share personal leadership challenges, and through peer challenge, explore possibilities for progress.

Business partnering
Finance business partnering
  • Event
  • 06 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain practical understanding of the skills required to be a great business partner and how to apply them in the workplace.

Valuation & corporate finance
Practical business valuation
  • Event
  • 06 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn the most appropriate valuation approaches, models and techniques for conducting business valuations.

Financial reporting
IFRS refresher
  • Event
  • 08 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Increase your confidence in dealing with the key areas of IFRS and the common pitfalls of application.

Data analytics & Excel
Introduction to SQL
  • Event
  • 08 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Understand the basics of SQL and empower yourself to formulate SQL statements and directly query your databases.

Leadership
NED training and certification programme
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 17:30 BST

A practical training and certification programme designed to provide current and aspiring NEDs with the knowledge and understanding to carry out their roles effectively.

Financial reporting
US GAAP update
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

An update on all the latest developments in US GAAP, including new and revised standards.

Financial reporting
Confidence with impairments (non-financial institutions)
  • Event
  • 13 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Explore the relevant accounting guidance and how to apply it and learn how impairment interacts between the accounting standards.

Valuation & corporate finance
Advanced valuation techniques
  • Event
  • 15 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn to address the practical issues of complex valuations and the relationship between cash flows, risk and financing.

Business reporting & strategy
Influencing the strategic planning process
  • Event
  • 16 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Find out how you as a senior finance professional can contribute in the discussion beyond the numbers, and impact the strategic planning process.

Financial reporting
Simplifying group accounting
  • Event
  • 20 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Understand the main complexities of group accounting, and gain practical insights to separate and account for any combination of scenarios.

Corporate treasury
Introduction to corporate treasury
  • Event
  • 24 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Examine how a treasury department operates and what its key responsibilities are and whether you treasury department is being managed efficiently.

Personal impact
Bring the numbers to life with commercial insight
  • Event
  • 27 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn how to tell the story behind the numbers to maximise commercial impact, inject new life into your management reports and influence the strategic agenda.

Data analytics & Excel
Agile Excel - reporting and dashboards
  • Event
  • 27 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn to present financial information in a clear and concise manner, with dynamic graphs and charts that can be refreshed at the click of a button.

Leadership
Leading hybrid teams
  • Event
  • 29 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn the skills to keep your team motivated, productive and cohesive whether they're in the the office or working remotely.

Financial reporting
IFRS update
  • Event
  • 30 Sep 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

An essential update for all accountants to stay up to date with all the important changes to the standards even those not working in technical roles.

Personal impact
Understanding contractual risk – why the accountant’s perspective is crucial
  • Event
  • 01 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Demystify legal concepts and terminology and understand how the terms of the contract can accurately and clearly reflect the intentions of the parties.

Financial reporting
Accounting for business combinations and goodwill
  • Event
  • 18 May 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn how to account for business combinations under IFRS and FRS 102 and gain practical insights into the main complexities and areas of judgement.

Personal impact
Effective communication skills for influencers
  • Event
  • 05 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Learn how to influence and persuade more effectively, through real presence, and powerful questioning and listening techniques.

Commercial skills for firms
Business development for practice firms - how to attract new clients and develop relationships
  • Event
  • 06 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 16:30 BST

Learn the skills and structure to effectively attract new clients, win business and develop sustainable profitable relationships.

Financial reporting
FRS 102 refresher for the charity sector
  • Event
  • 07 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Explore the main areas of the new SORP (FRS102) and understand the accounting, commercial impact and key risk areas for your organisation.

Financial reporting
FRS 102 update
  • Event
  • 11 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

An update to help you stay on top of the changes to FRS 102, coming from both FRED 67 and an update on the wider themes.

Data analytics & Excel
Introduction to R
  • Event
  • 11 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Build the skills needed to perform complex statistical predictive modelling and analysis using R. Specific for the finance sector.

Leadership
Board readiness for new & aspiring directors
  • Event
  • 12 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Prepare for the reality of operating at board level. Focuses on the board's purpose, corporate codes of governance, business ethics and ethical behaviours.

Personal impact
Understand your impact - a workshop for women
  • Event
  • 12 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Create your strong, self-aware personal profile to make yourself memorable, effective and appear confident even in the most stressful situations.

Financial reporting
Revenue from over time contracts
  • Event
  • 13 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Unfold the key complexities specific to accounting for revenue from over time contracts under IFRS 15.

Leadership
Managing teams - building a high performing finance team
  • Event
  • 14 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Gain valuable insight to influence and motivate your team to produce powerful and sustainable results.

Leadership
Introduction to corporate governance
  • Event
  • 18 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 16:30 BST

Examine the principles of corporate governance in the UK and how they should be applied. Includes practical advice to follow best practice.

Financial reporting
IFRS update
  • Event
  • 20 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

An essential update for all accountants to stay up to date with all the important changes to the standards even those not working in technical roles.

Personal impact
Advanced storytelling
  • Event
  • 21 Oct 2021
  • 09:15 - 16:45 BST

Enhance your ability to influence decisions by creating compelling narratives that inspire and motivate action.

Financial reporting
IFRS 9 demystifying hedge accounting
  • Event
  • 25 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Explore the key areas of IFRS 9 hedge accounting to ensure that you understand the key financial risks faced by your organisation.

Data analytics & Excel
Excel modelling - investment appraisal, valuation and business cases
  • Event
  • 27 Oct 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 BST

Apply best practice Excel techniques to produce a robust business model for the evaluation of investment opportunities.

Valuation & corporate finance
Advanced valuation techniques
  • Event
  • 02 Nov 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 GMT

Learn to address the practical issues of complex valuations and the relationship between cash flows, risk and financing.

Data analytics & Excel
Power Query: Streamline the automation of key business reports
  • Event
  • 03 Nov 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 GMT

Explore how you can design rich and interactive data preparatory tools that look like they have spent weeks in development yet take seconds to run.

Financial reporting
FRS 102 update
  • Event
  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 GMT

An update to help you stay on top of the changes to FRS 102, coming from both FRED 67 and an update on the wider themes.

Data analytics & Excel
PivotTable refresher and Power Pivot
  • Event
  • 11 Nov 2021
  • 09:30 - 16:30 GMT

Create more powerful PivotTable reports, summarise multi-dimensional PivotTables and dissect data to produce detailed information to aid business reports and forecasts.

Business performance
Lean accounting - make your finance function more efficient
  • Event
  • 23 Nov 2021
  • 09:15 - 16:45 GMT

Join the growing trend of using lean tools to streamline and enhance productivity and effectiveness within the finance function.

Leadership
The high-performing board director
  • Event
  • 23 Nov 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 GMT

Learn how to constructively contribute to board and committee deliberations to ensure strong company performance.

Data analytics & Excel
Data visualisation
  • Event
  • 24 Nov 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 GMT

Learn the 'why' of data visualisation in order to communicate your data better, thereby helping the business to generate insights from data and analytics.

Leadership
Leading change in the finance function
  • Event
  • 06 Dec 2021
  • 09:30 - 12:30 GMT

Learn the planned approach to leading all aspects of change and gain confidence in communicating the change vision and dealing with resistance.

Leadership
NED training and certification programme
  • Event
  • 20 Dec 2021
  • 09:30 - 17:30 GMT

A practical training and certification programme designed to provide current and aspiring NEDs with the knowledge and understanding to carry out their roles effectively.

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