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.

Upcoming webinars

Webinar: Crack the code - the new world of apps in insolvency

Date: 23 June 2017
Time: 2 - 2.30pm (GMT)

The June edition of the Metis Partners Insolvent IP webinar will bring you an interesting discussion on a trendy topic – handling software assets in insolvency! It will guide listeners through identifying software in businesses, especially in circumstances of financial distress/insolvency as well as limited access to information. We will also provide an introduction to assessing value and achieving a successful sale, touching upon factors such as understanding and showcasing the quality of software code safely and securely, and dealing with third party hosting services. As usual, we will tap into our extensive experience in order to provide useful case studies of assignments for tips and tricks.

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Webinar: What's All the Fuss About Fraud and Money Laundering? 

Date: 28th June 2017
Time: 1pm - 1:45pm (GMT)

Commonly and classically portrayed in 'Gangster Films' and not really a part of our real lives? This type of crime is frequently portrayed as 'having no community impact' or 'restricted to the wealthy victims', and is not given the importance that it should within many law enforcement organisations.

Fraud and, especially, money laundering, are a part of our everyday lives and by joining the webinar you will get an insight into real cases that have affected and impacted on our financial institutions and consequently the general public.

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Can't make any of the above times? Register anyways and you will be issued a recording so you can watch it at a time that suits you.

Masterminds - The Growth Mindset

Coming soon on-demand

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.

Register your interest for The Growth Mindset webinar

ICAS Gold Dust Career Insight Series

Coming soon on-demand

The ICAS Gold Dust Career Insights Series launches with our new ICAS President, Sir Brian Souter. This is a video and podcast series and will provide gold dust insight for newly qualified CAs. In the rest of the series you will hear from CAs who are 5-10 years post qualified, getting access to their career journey insights, experiences and reflections. This series gives you the opportunity to hear from interviewed members, on their gold dust moments which influenced their career journey so far.

Please register your interest in the series by completing the form below:

Register your interest for the Career Insights Series

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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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: How will the Chancellor's Spring Budget Statement impact you?

The Spring Budget sets out the government’s plans for the economy based on the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility. BPP’s webinar delivered by expert tax presenter Jeremy Mindell, gives an overview of the main announcements in the March 2017 Budget and their implications.

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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: Autumn Statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Statement to Parliament on 23 November 2016. This webinar delivered by BPP's expert tax presenter Nitin Rabheru, gives an overview of the main tax announcements in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and discusses their implications.

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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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Video updates from James Barbour, ICAS Director of Policy Leadership:

2015 Video Updates

2016 Technical Updates

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 true 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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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

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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