Client Service Administration – Take Control of Clients and Workflow
20 CPD Hours
AUD $800+GST Per location
TAKE CONTROL OF CLIENTS AND WORKFLOW – A self-paced eLearning course for administrators and support staff in public practice
This is a self-paced online course. Learners can register at any time and have 12 months to complete the course.
The Evolution of the CSA Role
The modern accounting and advisory practice requires a high level of administrative support to free up the capacity and expertise of specialist advisors. The Client Service Administrator is an essential role that is evolving in almost every progressive professional firm. This person uses both technology and soft skills to provide an essential link between clients and the firm’s technical staff. In addition, CSA’s add valuable support to the firm in relation to financial management, people management, systems development and marketing activities.
What’s the course all about?
The CLIENT SERVICE ADMINISTRATION self-paced eLearning course is designed to help the administrative team of accounting and advisory firms take control of workflow and clients at an administrative level. The course has 5 key areas of focus – (1) Administrative roles and responsibilities, (2) Client relationship management, (3) Workflow management, (4) Teamwork and collaboration and (5) Special CSA Projects including marketing and lock-up (WIP and debtor) management.
How does it work?
The CSA eLearning course consists of 10 modules with clear learning objectives. Content includes presentations, workbooks, support materials and assessment tasks. Most importantly, learners develop their own professional development pathway using our SMART action planning template. The course can be presented in group or individual format. The registration fee is per location.
This course is available anytime, anywhere for your administrators through our eLearning portal.
Who’s it for?
This course provides Senior Administrators with an update on the evolving role of CSAs in managing clients, workflow and staff at an administrative support level. They are encouraged to involve their team in this course, to consider what changes the firm can make at an administrative level to help with the transition from compliance to advice.
Administrative team members are encouraged to participate in this course as individuals and as a group, to look more deeply at their own roles and responsibilities in helping the firm to achieve its strategic objectives. Core principles of effective communication and engagement with the people around them will be discussed throughout the course.
This course consists of 10 modules:
Administrative roles and responsibilities
1. CSA team structure and responsibilities
2. Getting engagement and support internally
Client relationship management
3. Establishing client service excellence standards
4. Client engagement and communication strategies
5. Scheduling and throughput of client work
6. Creating effective workflow reporting systems
Teamwork and collaboration
7. Working together as an administrative team
8. Working effectively with the technical team
Special CSA Projects
9. Client profiling and marketing strategies
10. Proactive management of WIP and debtors
Our self-paced eLearning courses follow a 4-step process in relation to learning objectives:
All modules are structured with specific learning objectives and assessment tasks. Learners are expected to demonstrate that they understand learning objectives and can apply concepts through completion of the assessment tasks. A SMART action planning template is used to consolidate specific actions and to ensure that a timeframe for completion is established and followed. Regular review of progress is ensured through commitment to completing the course.
I have really enjoyed this course. It has enabled me to think about my role within the firm in a different way, as someone who is capable of implementing changes instead of just processing tasks. I have become more proactive in my thinking and now able to challenge myself in my role but also able to challenge my manager and the firm.
This course has given us a lot of discussion points. It allowed us all to see what we are doing differently and become a more cohesive team. It had many different ideas we hadn’t thought about and allowed us to think outside of the box. We also were able to spend the time together and it enhanced our team relationship. Thank you.
This course provided everything we were looking to get out of it for not only our Administration team, but also for our technical team. It was very eye-opening as to what we needed to improve as a firm and I will highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of participating.
This course was not only valuable to the administrative team, but helped the whole firm in developing systems and processes to really manage client relationships and workflow in a proactive way. The SMART actions are a great way to convert theory into practice. Thanks for a great course.
This course has given our firm the opportunity to really revisit the role of administration in managing workflow and clients. It's also given us the opportunity to critically review our administrative capacity and make some decisions about allocation of roles and responsibilities. The SMART action planning process is a great way to ensure that we walk away from the course with clear outcomes. A great course for any progressive firm.
This course provided everything we were looking to get out of it, not only for our administration team. but also for our technical team. It was very eye-opening as to what we needed to improve as a firm. I will highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of participating.