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Accountingcpd.net offer over 100 online CPD courses on a wide range of topics, selected specifically with your needs in mind.  Accountingcpd.net covers core subjects as, Financial Modelling, Professional Skills, Business Performance Management and many more.

How to access accountingcpd.net’s courses:

  • Choose the subject area that interests you the most
  • Click through to accountingcpd.net to see all the courses available on that topic
  • Add the courses you want into your basket and purchase directly from accountingcpd.net

Once you have registered for an account you can log in at any time that suits you and revisit your course whenever you like during your access period. You’ll also be able to take advantage of special offers exclusive to AIA members.

Unless otherwise stated all courses are: 4 CPD units | £75 (+VAT) | 120 days access

FREE! Click here for free taster courses.

EXCEL@ACPD

Price: £250+vat
Access: 365 days

Mastering Excel is essential for every professional accountant. This innovative, online service is designed specifically for accountants and finance professionals to help them make the most of this powerful tool.

excel@acpd is the only Excel CPD programme that is designed for accountants. It takes the powerful features of Excel and looks at how you can apply them in your role, to become more sophisticated, more accurate and more efficient.

What’s included?

  • A catalogue of online courses with a new release every month
  • A new CPD Bite every two weeks provides short tips and tricks in a digestible 15-minute format
  • Quizzes to help you decide where to focus your learning
  • Coming soon! Polls – tell us what's important to you or what you find challenging and we'll make sure it's covered
  • Coming soon! The chance to get involved and see where you can climb to on the excel@acpd leaderboard

Until the end of April Accounting CPD are running a 40% discount off excel@acpd for all AIA members. Just use the Code AIAEXCEL, Click HERE for more information. 

COURSES

TAX

TAX

Tips and tricks every accountant should know.

GAAP

GAAP

UK & Irish GAAP and more.

IFRS

IFRS

Understand and apply the international standards.

FINANCIAL MODELLING

FINANCIAL MODELLING

Explore why and how models are used by businesses.

MANAGEMENT CONTROL

MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Performance management and improvement.

FINANCE

FINANCE

Secure and manage business finance.

RISK, GOVERNANCE & PROFESSIONALISM

RISK, GOVERNANCE & PROFESSIONALISM

Minimise risk for you and your clients.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Guidance on buying, selling and due diligence.

BUSINESS COMPLIANCE

BUSINESS COMPLIANCE

Briefings on key compliance topics.

MANAGEMENT THINKING

MANAGEMENT THINKING

Keep up to date with the latest management concepts.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Grow and develop as a professional.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Secrets of successful practices.

NEW

NEW COURSES

A complete listing of all recently published courses.

A-Z

A-Z

A complete A-Z listing of our courses.

   

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IS YOUR CPD VISION 2020?

CPD is easy to put off until the last minute. But good professional development comes from knowing what changes you need to make each year and making them. CPD is the perfect tool for reflecting on your career as well as knowing how to move forward in it.

When thinking about your CPD, you can make it easier by following these simple rules:

1. Plan early

2. Think about your broader skills and knowledge as well as the technical updates

3. Be prepared to change your plan during the year to address any issues that arise

Plan early

You know yourself better than anyone else, therefore you know how you like to learn and where CPD best fits into your life. Take some time to consider what the best approach to tackling your CPD is and plan around your schedule and learning style.

You have the power to make your yearly CPD process much more manageable, and ultimately even enjoyable, once you've understood your ideal learning style. For example, it makes sense that if you prefer shorter durations of learning you might want to complete your CPD little and often, and ideally integrate it into your working day. However, if you prefer dedicating time to longer CPD sessions these need to be planned out in advance to make sure you have ample time set aside for learning.

Technical vs Professional skills

Just as you know how best to manage your time, you’re also the best person to identify your skill gaps and know where you should focus your professional development. Your CPD is all about benefitting you, after all.

However, it can be so overwhelming to try and figure it out by yourself. So, we have some statistics and advice we hope can help you realise where you want to focus.

We questioned over 1000 accountants about their choice of CPD topics and found that 85% wanted just professional skills or a mix of technical and professional skills. Considering how the accounting role is changing, this isn't surprising. Technical skills alone won't cut it. With technology and automation affecting many areas of business there is a desire and a need for CPD to prepare accountants for a changing future.

The accountant of the future will need an optimal and changing combination of professional competencies. Yes, this needs to include technical knowledge, but there are key skills the accountant will be expected to master which include:

    • Emotional intelligence
    • Adaptability and flexibility
    • Strategic decision making
    • Communication skills
    • Leadership

Preparing for change

The earlier you plan your CPD the more opportunities you give yourself for reflection and to take part in discussions with peers and colleagues around chosen topics, all of which embeds learning and allows the benefits to translate into the workplace.

Of course, life is never simple, and we don't know what is around the corner. New laws and regulations could be released, and new technology can disrupt the industry at any given moment. We simply can't predict what the year ahead will bring!

Allow yourself the time to adjust your professional development as and when you might need it.

Compile these thoughts to ensure a strong plan of action, making sure your professional goals in 2020 are reached.