How undertaking CPD can benefit your career
Continued professional development (CPD) is a vital part of good professional practice for CAs, as well as a fundamental principle of professional ethics.
Undertaking regular CPD shows that you are committed to upholding the professional standard of your CA qualification by continuously learning and improving in order to stay competent in your job role.
While CPD can be time consuming and sometimes hard to fit in amongst work and social life, it’s also highly beneficial to you, your career and your employer.
Check out some of the key benefits to keeping your CPD up to date:
Knowledge and skills
The world is changing faster than ever before and if you stand still, you’ll get left behind. Keeping your CPD up to date can help you stay relevant and capable of dealing with any changes facing the industry.
By identifying the skills and knowledge you need, you can use CPD to fill in any gaps you may have and become more productive and efficient.
It also ensures that you maintain and develop the competencies you need to deliver excellent services to your clients.
Confidence and credibility
CPD can help you plan for the future and reduce feelings of uncertainty. It can relieve worries of change, while also help build your confidence in your skills and your contribution to your workplace.
It builds your credibility by demonstrating ambitiousness and a dedication to staying ahead of the curve to your current and prospective employers and clients.
Develop your career
Where do you see yourself in 2, 5, 10 years’ time? What would you like to achieve in your career? By identifying your career aspirations, you can pinpoint the areas you need to improve in and the skills you need to acquire.
Once you’ve identified what you want, CPD can help you progress your career and move into new positions.
Demonstrate professional status
CPD is a mandatory part of your ICAS membership and integral to keeping your CA designation.
Chartered Accountant status adds incredible value to your career, signifying that you’re trained for the highest levels of accountancy and business, and committed to a process of continuous professional development.
By maintaining your CA designation, you ensure that clients, employers and the public, can be confident that you are trustworthy, ethical, influential and accountable.
We have a wide range of tools, resources and opportunities to help you undertake your CPD.
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