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: Running on Gas - Leveraging the power of intellectual property in the energy sector

The Autumn/Winter series of Metis Partners’ insolvency webinars will begin with a high-level discussion of critical IP assets within the Energy and Renewables sector. The webinar will then offer guidance on the specificities of the sector and the practical steps for securing and selling or valuing IP assets in financial distress or in an insolvency scenario. Finally, the webinar will offer examples of everyday scenarios to highlight key tips and tricks in preserving value of IP assets in financial distress or in an insolvency scenario in this sector.

Time & Date:

  • 15th September 2017 – 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (BST) Can't make this time? Register and you will be issued a recording so you can watch it at a time that suits you.

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Webinar: Artificial Intelligence: How ‘new thinking’ is changing the world

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact on our society over the next 20 years. It’s important to ask how we are going to use it. It’s arrival will bring many positives, and possibly many negatives, such as: military use; rapid disruptive changes in the job market; and new ways of data processing amongst potentially many other areas of life as we currently know it.

The webinar covers:

  • What is AI – the AI revolution?
  • Benefits and Risks of AI in our daily lives
  • Big Data & ‘Machine Learning’
  • Top 3 reasons every start-up needs to experiment with AI
  • Job market predictions in the next 10 years
  • Examples of major players in AI today who are implementing disruptive technology
  • Google’s DeepMind
  • IBM Watson
  • Alpha Go: intuitive thinking | beating the world’s best GO player
  • Bonus topics
  • AI in vehicle and transportation technology
  • Sophia: world’s first intelligent robot

Time & Date:

  • 25th September 2017 - 1pm - 1.45pm (BST) Can't make this time? Register and you will be issued a recording so you can watch it at a time that suits you.

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

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.

What legislation is there to combat this? A whole raft of regulations and laws are available but are arguably underused and misunderstood. This webinar seeks to give an insight into what legislation can and should be considered in the investigation of these type of crimes. In addition, there is a major new piece of legislation that was give Royal Assent in April 2017 and will change the landscape in terms of financial crime reporting and investigation.

This brief (45 minute) live webinar will give an insight into some of the useful ways that these serious crimes can be prosecuted, and what types of evidence are required. You will also have the opportunity to ask trainer, Steve Robinson, any related questions.

Time & Date:

  • 17th October 2017 - 1pm - 1.45pm (BST) Can't make this time? Register and you will be issued a recording so you can watch it at a time that suits you.

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Webinar: Cyber Security - Minimise Risk in Today’s Culture of Computing

With cybercrime making headline news, it is more important than ever to be aware of our own digital footprint and the impact that it can have on our surroundings. Cyber Security is a market that has grown more than 35 times in the past decade, and is set for exponential growth with spending on products and services to eclipse $1 trillion worldwide.

Many users aren’t aware of the cyber threats lurking on the Internet, cybercrime and malicious hackers target regular people like you and me far more frequently than we would like to think. This bitesize webinar aims to provide information and advice, along with some easy steps to help minimise risk in today’s often confusing cyber landscape.

The webinar covers:

  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security
  • Motivations of a hacker
  • Top 3 cyber threats we face right now
  • Easy smart solutions to implement right away
  • Why education in programming is not getting it right
  • What do the numbers look like now, and in the next 5 years
    • Major corporations: cyber security budgets announced
    • How much can cyber damages cost
    • Cybercrime statistics
  • Bonus topics
    • Recruitment and the job market for cyber security
    • How Artificial Intelligence is being used to help combat cybercrime
    • News watch

Who is this for?

This informative session will benefit anyone who wants to learn how to minimise risk in today’s culture of computing, where cybercrime has become commonplace. Whilst the session will introduce some basic elements of networks with some technicalities of the Internet, no programming or technical knowledge is necessary to attend. The webinar is themed around raising general awareness in some of the key areas of Cyber Security.

Time & Date:

  • 17th November 2017 1pm - 1.45pm (BST) Can't make this time? Register and you will be issued a recording so you can watch it at a time that suits you.

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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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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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