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Eligibility of Online Courses for CPD Points

Eligibility of Online Courses for CPD Points

What courses are eligible for CPD Points? The various Member Associations provide guidelines on their CPD requirements and course eligibility. In general, any activity that increases your knowledge, skills and ability to do your job can be included in your CPD...

Ground rules for client engagement

Ground rules for client engagement

Within the accounting profession, we’re certainly familiar with engagement letters. An engagement letter is a written agreement to perform services in exchange for compensation. According to APES 305 (Terms of engagement), “members in public practice are required to...

Getting the most from your eLearning course

Getting the most from your eLearning course

You’ve just enrolled in your first online course, but are you ready for what’s ahead? Taking online courses can be very convenient for busy professionals. However, online learning requires time management skills, self-discipline, willpower, and strong motivation, as...

Mentoring the new kid on the block – Structured training

Mentoring the new kid on the block – Structured training

How do we learn all the things we know? How do we learn all the things we know how to do our job? Is it only by attending training sessions or by going to school? We might be tempted to say “yes”, as schools, universities and other similar institutions were specially...

How to keep millennials engaged at work

How to keep millennials engaged at work

A lot has changed about the workforce in the last decade or so. Businesses have reached a point where they no longer place the greatest focus on attracting and retaining customers but on finding and holding the right employees. The Millennials, born from 1980 to 2000...

Creating leverage in a professional service firm

Creating leverage in a professional service firm

Anyone who has ever worked in a professional firm knows how important leverage is in achieving strong results for both the firm and clients.  Leverage allows work to be assigned to people with the most relevant skills at the most appropriate cost base. And it’s this...

PQ – Professional Quotients for Accountants in 2020

PQ – Professional Quotients for Accountants in 2020

Recently, the ACCA published a paper 'Professional Accountants - The Future' in which they outlined key drivers of change and future skills of accountants in public practice. In this report, the ACCA outlined 7 professional quotients as necessary requirements for...

The Proactive Accountant – Future of Public Practice

The Proactive Accountant – Future of Public Practice

Today, existing jobs are being redefined and new ones created as accounting firms seek to create greater efficiencies of production and better value of service. Accountants need a broad range of skills to succeed, with more emphasis on proficiency in personal...

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