Webinars, podcasts and video updates: Your professional development

Webinar and video updates

Our innovative webinar programme aims to give you the flexibility and convenience to grow your professional development.

We offer a series of webinars both live and on-demand (from a whole host of technical experts, business leaders or ICAS partners) on a range of interesting professional development topics, so that you can easily ensure you keep your knowledge up-to-date as well having the opportunity to pick up hints or tips that may help you improve your skill-set.


Webinar: The Golden Rules of Financial Modelling

Time & Date: 12 July 2018 (1pm - 2pm BST)

Financial modelling is becoming an increasingly important skill in an economic environment characterised by ever more uncertainty. People who can use Excel to help predict the future financial performance and position of an enterprise are in demand.

It is easy to build a poor financial model. It is difficult to build a high-quality model which will satisfy the needs of the user. In order to build the latter rather than the former there are a number of Golden Rules (Dos and Don’ts) that should be adhered to.

This webinar from BPP Professional Development will cover those golden rules, in particular:

  • The golden rules of financial modelling – what are they?
  • How the rules help to create high-quality financial models
  • The practical issues encountered when applying the golden rules

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Webinar: Transfer Pricing

Time & Date: 15 August 2018 (1pm - 2pm BST)

Transfer Pricing (TP) is a major strand of tax DNA that affects mostly multi-national corporations (MNCs) operating across international boundaries. This invasive principle demands that group members of MNCs price their goods and services between them on an arm’s length basis and this helps tackle the long-held practice of shifting profits artificially out of high tax environments into low tax environments.

The principles of TP were set out by the OECD and have undergone changes since their inception – most recently following the Basal Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan. The rules lay down a number of methods that MNCs should adopt depending on the service or good involved in the transaction. Some are easier to apply than others.

But TP is not just an international issue; it is also a national issue within the UK and will affect the prices that UK groups of companies charge between them.

HMRC is concentrating its efforts on TP issues as part of its drive to force MNCs to “play by the rules”. This year some 250 investigation cases will be launched by HMRC and they expect to recover some £1bn of tax.

But it’s not just TP – MNCs will also need to be aware that HMRC is also looking at Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) - a quasi-corporation tax at 25% (so appreciably higher than the UK background rate of 19% CT) that arises when companies artificially divert profits out of the UK and which can be seen as a souped-up version of TP. These investigations can be settled by adjusting UK TPs, so that more UK corporation tax is collected.

In this BPP webinar, gives you that chance to look at the issues and discussing some of the problems. Gary Buick and Michael Steed from BPP will be joined by Jeremy Mindell.

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Webinar: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 and represents a once in a generation change in the rules on data protection. This webinar from BPP (presented by Keith Markham) summarises the key changes  introduced and discusses the practical steps that can be taken to ensure compliance.

Keith Markham is a former in-house lawyer now working as a freelance training consultant. He has more than ten years’ experience of both practising and lecturing in the field of data protection and is the author of ‘A Practical Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation’.

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Webinar: Finance Business Partnering

The concept of finance managers playing a fuller business role is not new. However, the current heightened sense of uncertainty, pressure on business performance delivery and accelerating advance of technology provide finance managers with a greater than ever imperative to develop their business partnership capabilities. This webinar offered through our training partner BPP and presented by Roy Chambers, provides an overview of the role, how it can be developed further and practical tips to succeed.

Roy is a finance professional with international senior commercial experience in a major Plc and a background in finance training. Roy combines experience with development skills delivering programmes that reflect a hands-on knowledge leading finance functions.

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On-demand video: Masterminds - The Growth Mindset

When leaders embrace a growth mindset they promote to their employees an environment of innovation, collaboration and conversations, all intended to accelerate growth. If you are a leader or high performer aspiring for progression, learn more about how the ICAS Masterminds Executive Coaching Programme from Leading Figures can help.

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On-demand video: ICAS Gold Dust Career Insight Series

This video series will run throughout 2017, featuring ‘gold dust’ insights from fellow CA members who have experienced exceptional and interesting career journeys since being admitted into ICAS membership.

Popular Radio DJ Paul Harper from Heart FM speaks with CAs to reflect on their key insights and career defining moments that have helped them get to where they are today.

The first of our Career Insights features current ICAS President, Sir Brian Souter. Sir Brian talks about the importance of the CA qualification to his success, defining moments in his career and also introduces some of his plans as president of ICAS.

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The ways of learning are changing, technologies are shifting, people are watching, reading and listening more. Members are always online and ready to engage. And so are we, which is why we have a range of online learning resources and on-demand content to support your professional development.

If you have any suggestions on what future content you would like to see, please contact us.

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Technical

Webinar: Top 20 Excel shortcuts – get things done quicker

If you want to improve your speed and efficiency with Excel then your first step is to become familiar with some of the shortcuts that are available. The secret to success is to identify the things you do all the time, learn the shortcut, then force yourself to use it, every time. It will feel awkward at first but with a little perseverance you will be amazed at the difference and will never look back. Whether you are an accountant or any other professional if you use Excel then this webinar is for you. This webinar delivered by our training partner BPP's lead Financial Modelling trainer, Dave Marlow demos some of the more useful shortcuts and provides materials to help you practice on your own.

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Webinar: Financial Reporting Updates – IFRS 9, IFRS 15 & IFRS 16

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published three major International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) that will become effective in the next few years. Will you be affected? This webinar gives a broad outline of the new standards, looking at what’s changed and the potential impact these changes could have to you and your business, in the wider context.

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Webinar: Reporting the impact of climate change - a new framework for financial disclosure

In this 45-minute webinar, hear from guest speakers: Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker Initiative; and Jon Williams, Partner PWC and FSB TCFD member; about why including climate change in financial disclosures is becoming more mainstream, and what this might mean for the accounting profession.

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Webinar: The changing world of audit and assurance

In an increasingly digital business world, where more information is readily available about a company’s performance which goes beyond the traditional financial statements, how does audit and assurance also need to evolve and what does it mean for the auditors of the future? Watch this webinar to find out...

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Webinar: Essentials Skills for FDs and CFOs

In this short webinar, we hear from experienced finance professionals Garry Buick and Richard Mallet about the essential skills they feel are required to be successful Finance Directors or Chief Financial Officers.

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Leadership & Management

Webinar: Power of One

ICAS launched its ‘The Power of One’ campaign to help re-establish ethics at the core of business practices and to rebuild public trust in business.

Through their ethical behaviour, CAs are a force for good in the organisations in which they work. They can also influence those around them, and thereby help shape the culture and values of their organisation.

In this webinar ICAS Chief Executive, Anton Colella explains the background to the initiative, explains the key themes of ‘The Power of One’ and provides an update on the activity to date and that of which is planned for the future.

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Webinar: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is becoming increasingly more connected, and increasingly everything is starting to become connected to everything else. It is becoming a truly digital world.

Digital in business has produced a fundamental challenge, how we take all of this data, turn it into information and knowledge and through scenario planning, turning this knowledge into economic value. Gartner predicts that 50% of the Fortune 500 will miss this transition and will cease to exist in their current state within the next five years.

Watch our webinar on the Digitisation of Business, by Matthew Smith, Global Head of Market Development for the Internet of Things at Cisco – where he outlines some of the macro challenges and some of the opportunities that can help steer your business along the road to a successful digital transition.

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Careers

Career Mentoring in Action

In this short video and webinar, we hear from a range of experienced CAs about the key benefits Career Mentoring can bring to CAs.

Video - the benefits of mentoring

Webinar - the DNA of a successful mentor

Career Insights video series

In this short video and webinar, we hear from a range of experienced CAs about the key benefits Career Mentoring can bring to CAs.

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Preparing for partnership 

Becoming a partner can happen in different ways, but all require determination to refine your skills and step outside your comfort zone when reaching for success. Discover key qualities and techniques that are necessary for taking the next important step in your career, in this short audio interview.

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