Online Classroom Live training courses in partnership with BPP Professional Development

Our training partner BPP Professional Development has developed an innovative Online Classroom Live (OCR Live) virtual learning platform that will revolutionise the delivery of some of our online training courses. We offer an extensive selection of 100% live and interactive online courses, allowing you to engage with your presenter, other delegates and a wealth of online content.

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Cyber Security

Learning outcomes:

  • Build an understanding of why cyber security should be part of everyday life
  • Discover easy ways of staying on top and implementing precautionary measures in almost any business
  • See why any individual or business is potentially vulnerable to cybercrime, and why being vigilant should be an inherent routine
  • Understand the costs involved in products and services
  • Become familiar with some of the basic terminology and jargon surrounding cyber security and cybercrime, and how the emergence of advanced intelligent solutions like Artificial Intelligence could benefit the cyber world significantly

Delegates

This informative course will benefit anyone who wants to learn how to minimise risk in today's culture of computing, where cybercrime has become commonplace. While the course will cover some basic elements of networks, exploring web-code, and some technicalities of the Internet, no programming or technical knowledge is necessary to attend, as full explanation will be provided from the ground up.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2Session 3
26 March 2019 - 9:30am-11:30am28 March 2019 - 9:30am-11:30am28 March 2019 - 1:30pm-3:30pm


OCR Live course -26 & 28 March 2019

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FRS 102 revisions, talking points and distributable profits

Course overview

The amendments to FRS 102 as a result of the First Triennial Review of FRS 102 are mandatory for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2019, but early adoption is permitted. Due to the nature of FRS 102 there are further areas where appropriate accounting treatments are an ongoing subject for debate.

As a result of FRS 102 the guidance on distributable profits issued by the ICAEW and ICAS was revised by TR 02/17BL.

This course considers the changes to FRS 102, the areas of uncertainty, and the revised guidance on distributable profits.?

Content

The First Triennial Review:

  • Investment properties
  • Basic and other financial instruments
  • Loans to companies from owners
  • Business combinations
  • Revenue
  • The cash flow statement
  • Gift aid payments
  • Financial institutions
  • Rejected amendments

Distributable profits

  • Identifying distributions
  • Impacts of FRS 102 on determination of distributable profits (including intra-group lending)

FRS 102 application problems

  • Issues from FRS 102 Section 1A, including
    • The content of financial statements
    • The true and fair problem
    • Disclosure of directors’ emoluments
    • Accounting for non-financial investments (artworks, fine wine, etc)
    • The fallback position when FRS 102 is silent
    • Share based payments in private companies

Delegates

This course will benefit anyone who needs a succinct update on recent changes to FRS 102 and areas where the application of FRS 102 is causing ongoing problems.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1
1 April 2019 - 5:00pm-8:00pm


OCR Live course - 1 April 2019

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FRS 102 practical challenges and emerging issues

Course overview

FRS 102 was the most significant change to UK GAAP in decades. Most businesses have now been through the transition process, though many are still facing plenty of practical challenges as they seek to apply the standard in practice. This course will help offer practical solutions to them and also highlight the practical implementation issues arising from the transition of FRSSE to Section 1A of FRS 102.

The course will also look into the changes to FRS 102 proposed by the FRC as part of their first triennial review and the practical implications these may have.

Content

  • Presenting financial statements under FRS 102
  • Statements of cash flow
  • Fixed asset accounting (tangibles, intangibles and investment property)
  • Classification of loans – basic v other
  • Accounting for related party loans
  • Accounting for derivatives and hedge accounting under FRS 102
  • Changes to lease accounting and disclosures
  • FRS 102 Section 1A – balancing legal requirements and the need for ‘true and fair accounts’
  • Important changes to pension accounting
  • The impact of FRS 102 on current and deferred tax
  • FRC Triennial Review – Proposed changes and implications

Delegates

This course will benefit those who prepare their financial statements under new UK GAAP (FRS 102) and will address the practical challenges and emerging issues which arose from transition with best practice solutions.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
5 April 2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm12 April 2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm


OCR Live course - 5 April & 12 April 2019

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GDPR - A Comprehensive Introduction

Course overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) came into force on the 25th May 2018 and there are now no excuses for ignoring this topic any longer. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic by providing an overview of the GDPR and then highlighting key areas of concern.

The course adopts a practical and common sense approach throughout with the emphasis on commercial as well as legal considerations. Delegates will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge through a series of practical exercises.

Learning outcomes

  • To describe the key terminology associated with the GDPR and to demonstrate an understanding of the key principles, obligations and rights
  • To be aware of the additional requirements imposed on controllers by the new obligation of accountability
  • To comprehend the rules relating to data subjects’ rights and to apply them in a commercially sound and compliant manner
  • To describe the issues relating to direct marketing activity as set out in the Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications
  • To understand the issues relating to the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area and to apply this knowledge to a given set of facts
  • To comply with the new rules on data security breach reporting set out in the GDPR
  • To comprehend the enforcement options available to the Information Commissioner
  • To be aware of the effect of Civil Monetary Penalty Notices and to consider recent examples as well as the increased fining powers now in place under the GDPR

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to lawyers of all levels and non-lawyers (especially accountants, human resource managers, IT managers and corporate officers).

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates


Session 1Session 2
9 April 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm17 April 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 9 & 17 April 2019

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Session 1Session 2
24 June 2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm27 June  2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm

OCR Live course - 24 & 27 June 2019

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IFRS changes - what you need to know

Course overview

The IASB and the US FASB have recently affirmed their commitment to developing a common set of high-quality standards. This has resulted in significant changes for many IFRS adopters, with many old standards on the verge of being superseded.

On 28 May 2014, the IASB issued the new standard on recognizing revenue, IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers. It will replace all existing standards and interpretations which dictate the accounting treatment for recognizing revenue. This will create significant challenges for many entities in various sectors, some of whom will find that their revenue is recognized differently from how it was done previously.

On 24 July 2014, the IASB issued IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments, which is their replacement of IAS 39 – Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. The standard includes requirements for recognition and measurement, impairment, derecognition and general hedge accounting. Again these changes may significantly impact the accounting treatment currently used.

On 13 January 2016, the IASB issued the new leases standard, IFRS 16 – Leases. This standard replaces accounting requirements which were introduced over thirty years ago and is a major revision of the way entities account for leases. The proposals are likely to have a major impact on entities which lease significant high-value items such as the airline, transport and retail sectors.

On 30 January 2014, the IASB issued IFRS 14 – Regulatory Deferral Accounts. This standard permits an entity which is a first-time adopter of IFRS to continue to account, with some limited changes, for ‘regulatory deferral account balances’ in accordance with its previous GAAP, both on initial adoption of IFRS and in the subsequent financial statements.

Content

  • Convergence of new standards to US GAAP
  • IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • IFRS 16 – Leases
  • IFRS 14 – Regulatory Deferral Accounts
  • An update on any other significant ongoing IASB projects

Delegates

This course is designed to bring you up-to-date with the latest developments and proposals and is therefore suitable for delegates with some existing knowledge of IFRS. This half day course is designed for those who want a brief overview of the latest developments.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1
26 April 2019 - 1:30pm-4:30pm


OCR Live course - 26 April 2019

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Corporation tax refresher and update

Course overview

This course will be of benefit to accountants and others who need an up-to-date knowledge of the main principles and rules of corporation tax, but who do not require specialist knowledge. It will be particularly useful for those who have not dealt with corporation tax for a few years but are moving back into the area and need a refresher.

Learning outcomes

  • Corporation Tax basic calculations
  • Self-assessment
  • Trading profits
  • Loan relationships
  • Capital allowances
  • Relief for trading losses
  • Intangible fixed assets
  • Overview of group relief and group chargeable gains

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to accountants and others who need an up-to-date knowledge of the main principles and rules of corporation tax, but who do not require specialist knowledge. It will be particularly useful for those who have not dealt with corporation tax for a few years but are moving back into the area and need a refresher.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates


Session 1Session 2
30 May 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm3 June 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 30 May & 3 June 2019

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Session 1Session 2
25 September 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm27 September 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 25 September & 27 September 2019

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Session 1Session 2
17 December 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm19 December 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 17 December & 19 December 2019

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence

Course overview

This dynamic, online course explores the past, present and future of Artificial Intelligence (AI): how it has developed, how it is currently being used and how it is expected to develop in the future. The course will give delegates an increased understanding of AI by demystifying the key technical concepts and relating them to real life. With this foundation, delegates will engage in active debates about the current commercial and social issues surrounding AI. After the course, delegates will be able to apply these debates to their working lives, transforming themselves into proactive harnessers of AI rather than passive observers of it.

Learning outcomes

What is Artificial Intelligence?

  • The concept of Artificial Intelligence has a rich history in science fact and science fiction. The course begins by exploring that history and charting the transition from attempting to replicate human traits to developing a mind that exceeds human capabilities.

The impact of Big Data on AI

  • The advent of Big Data has created a revolutionary opportunity for AI. The technological and social advances that have enabled Big Data will be discussed and then related to AI through the concepts of machine learning and deep learning.

The commercial potential of AI

  • The current reality of AI will be illustrated using real-life examples from education, transport, healthcare, retail, policing and politics. These examples will allow a list to be created of tangible commercial benefits of AI as well as specific risks and obstacles that need to be addressed.

A vision of the future

  • AI has always attracted controversy, and current manifestations of this controversy will be debated. This will take the form of an exploration of general issues of data protection, ethics and security, as well as consideration of the impact on specific job roles.

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to finance managers and business professionals who want to get beyond the popular media coverage to understand more about what AI really is. It is particularly useful for leaders and managers seeking to develop a deeper awareness of the potential impact of AI on their business.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
5 July 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm11 July 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm


OCR Live course - 5 & 11 July 2019

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IFRS 16 - the new leases standard course

Course overview

The main proposal is for lessees to bring all leases onto the balance sheet and eliminate the current lessee accounting treatment for operating leases and finance leases under IAS 17. The proposals are likely to have a major impact on companies which lease significant high value items such as the airline, transport and retail sectors.

This half day course will cover the current accounting requirements under IAS 17 and then consider the accounting for such transactions under the new lease accounting exposure draft.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Understanding of current accounting.
  • Scope and scope exclusions.
  • Lessee accounting under the IFRS 16 - Leases.
  • Key terminology explained.
  • Differences to current accounting treatment.
  • Practical case studies to aid understanding of proposed changes and their likely impact.

Delegates

On 13 January 2016 the International Accounting Standard Board issued a new accounting standard, called IFRS 16 - Leases. This standard replaces accounting requirements which were introduced over thirty years ago. It is a major revision of the way in which companies account for leases. The new standard is formed after multiple rounds of public consultation and has been part of collaborations with the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1
1 August 2019 - 1:00pm-4:00pm

OCR Live course - 1 August 2019

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Financial Awareness for Non-finance Managers - Essentials course

Course overview

This course is designed to give delegates an introduction to business finance in order to be able to contribute to your business’s success. It will also give you an understanding of the language used by accountants and how financial statements fit together. It will explain, in a practical way, the financial statements of an organisation and how to read and understand them plus basic accounting concepts such as depreciation, cost behaviour, cash flow, working capital and budgeting.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of business finance and the language used by accountants and those in finance.
  • An understanding of basic accounting concepts and the flow of money in an organisation.
  • The key financial statements (profit and loss account, balance sheet and cashflow)
  • The composition and contents of a set of financial statements (using real life examples)

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to non-finance professionals, at all levels, who need to develop an understanding of business finance. All staff within a business, company, partnership or charitable organisation should have an understanding of finance in order to contribute to their organisation’s success.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£280.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
20 August 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm22 August 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 20 August & 22 August 2019

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VAT workshop

Course overview

This half-day online course provides a reminder of the fundamentals of UK value added tax, an update on recent developments and examples of typical problem areas and planning opportunities.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • When a business needs to register for VAT, including overseas registration
  • Input tax areas of difficulty
  • Output tax liability
  • Partial exemption
  • Overseas matters
  • Selling over the internet
  • Administration and enforcement

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to accountants and others who need an up-to-date knowledge of the main principles and rules of value added tax, but who do not require specialist knowledge. It will be particularly useful for those who have not dealt with value added tax for a few years but are moving back into the area and need a concise refresher.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from date of of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00+VAT

Course dates


Session 1
25 September 2019 - 1:30pm-4:30pm

OCR Live course - 25 September 2019

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Enhance your finance business partner skills

Course overview

Finance professionals are constantly being told they need to be a ‘business partner’ to the organisation and more ‘commercial’. But what does this actually mean? And how can it be applied in the real world? Does this mean your technical skills are less relevant than previously?

Content

  • Explain the reasons for this changing role – latest fad or true value adding role?
  • Articulate what ‘business partnering’ actually means
  • Identify what finance professionals need to ‘be’ and ‘do’
  • Explore “where the beans are grown”, i.e. greatly enhance your knowledge of your organisation and industry
  • Think more strategically and align your work with the strategic vision and goals of the organisation
  • Present information more effectively to various audiences
  • Communicate your results better and get your message across in plain English
  • Build stronger relationships for greater impact and results
  • Develop enhanced influencing skills to help drive forward improvements
  • Brainstorm ideas to continually improve your business partnering skills

Delegates

This highly constructive and inter-active online programme addresses these issues and also covers effective tools, techniques and tips to enable you to start immediately adding more value to your organisation and be buzzing to do so.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Dates and times to be confirmed.  The course will consist of 2 three-hour sessions.

Financial modelling - Essential introduction

Course overview

A practical online course covering all of the basic excel skills needed to start building a financial model.

Numerous hands-on exercises are performed to illustrate all the basic excel features and functionality, from basic navigation through to more complex "lookup" functions.

There is a mix of following the instructor on the screen, and exercises designed to help the delegates work the answer out for themselves. It covers all the basic excel required in order to start to build a financial model.


Content

  • Excel shortcuts (use of the mouse is actively discouraged)
  • Basic navigation and selection
  • Toolbar and function access
  • Copying and linking
  • Financial modelling essentials: flexibility and dynamism
  • F4 dollarisation (absolute cell referencing)
  • Formatting and styles
  • Excel names
  • Logical statements: IF, AND, OR
  • Lookups:
    • Match
    • VLookup
    • HLookup
    • Switches and drop-down lists

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£425.00 + VAT

Course dates

Dates and times to be confirmed.  The course will consist of 3 two-hour sessions.

Financial reporting fraud - sources and red flags

Course overview

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Better understand the consequences of financial reporting fraud and their responsibilities in respect of it
  • Explain how common financial reporting frauds are perpetrated
  • Identify the common red flags which may indicate the existence of fraud

Content

An overview of financial reporting fraud

  • The meaning of financial reporting fraud
  • The potential consequences of fraud
  • Examples of high profile recent frauds
  • Accountants responsibilities

Frauds and red flags
In each of the following areas the aim of frauds, how they can be perpetrated and the red flags which may indicate their occurrence will be considered. This session will be illustrated by practical examples of fraud schemes and the resulting red flags.

  • Fictitious revenues
  • Timing differences (including premature revenue recognition)
  • Improper asset valuation
  • Concealed liabilities and expenses
  • Improper disclosures

Responses to fraud

  • What to do if you suspect a fraud may have taken place
  • Closing brainstorming exercise: general lessons for the prevention of fraud

Delegates

This course will benefit all accountants involved in the preparation and audit of financial statements, in collating and communicating information in support of those financial statements, and in the design of systems to deal with that information. It will also benefit those involved in the design, review and operation of internal controls over the systems, financial information, and financial statements.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Dates and times to be confirmed.  The course will consist of 2 three-hour sessions.

IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers course

Course overview

An update on how the new standard has changed the application of revenue recognition. The course will use practical examples and case studies to demonstrate the new treatments.

Revenue is often the largest number on an entity's profit or loss account. On 28 May 2014, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published a new standard on accounting for revenue, IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which will be applicable for entities reporting in accordance with IFRS for an annual reporting period beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

The new standard will replace all existing standards and interpretations which dictate the accounting treatment for revenue. The new standard is the result of a joint project by the IASB and the US FASB to develop a common, comprehensive, principles-based revenue standard that can be applied consistently to complex transactions across a wide range of industries under both IFRS and US GAAP.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Current accounting.
  • Scope of the new revenue recognition standard.
  • The new 'five-step' approach to recognising revenue.
  • Issues which can arise.
  • Disclosures.

Delegates

Designed to bring you up-to-date with the new revenue recognition standard, this course is suitable for those with existing knowledge of the current revenue recognition standard under IFRS.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from date of of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00+VAT

Course dates

Dates and times to be confirmed.  The course will consist of 1 three-hour session.


IFRS - Introduction

Course overview

All listed companies throughout the European Union are required to prepare consolidated financial statements that comply with IFRS.

This online course is designed to give participants an introduction to IFRS. It will focus on the basic differences between IFRS and UK GAAP. No prior knowledge of IFRS is assumed, however a general understanding of current UK GAAP treatments is assumed.?

Content

  • The IFRS regulatory environment
  • The format and contents of IFRS financial statements
  • Commonly encountered balance sheet issues
  • Commonly encountered income statement issues
  • The content and requirements of key IFRS and how these differ from UK GAAP

Delegates

This course will benefit those who have very little or no experience of international financial reporting standards (IFRS), and who are in need of a basic understanding of the differences between IFRS and UK GAAP.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Dates and times to be confirmed.  The course will consist of 2 three-hour sessions.

Management accounting - Adding value beyond the numbers

Course overview

This course will help you build confidence that you are up to speed with current hot topics in the management accounting field. It will also supply you with relevant updates on budgeting, management reporting and analysis.

Content

  • The latest trends and thinking in budgeting and rolling forecasts.
  • Current trends in the development and transformation of the finance function.
  • Management reporting and control – updates including the increased use of dashboard reports and non-financial KPIs and performance measures.
  • The competitive advantage to be gained from 'big data' and 'analytics'.
  • The increasing importance of sustainability in decision making and external reporting.

Delegates

Management accountants involved in making budgeting and planning decisions.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Dates and times to be confirmed.  The course will consist of 2 three-hour sessions.

In-house training

OCR Live can also be used as part of a bespoke in-house training programme for any organisation. The platform provides a fantastic opportunity for global organisations or indeed those operating multi-site, to deliver cost-effective professional development training, as it allows group learning training sessions to take place for participants across different locations, thereby reducing travel time and cost but without sacrificing on quality.

If you wish to receive a demonstration of the OCR platform and/or wish to discuss your organisation's specific learning and development requirements, please contact the Corporate Business Team on the below details:

Email: LDICAS@bpp.com

Telephone: +44 (0)330 060 3303

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