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Experiential learning – How it works and when to apply it

Experiential learning – How it works and when to apply it

I belong to a generation that has been taught things in a rather academic way – a lot of theory, tons of bibliography and numerous essays. Experimentation was confined to the Chemistry or Physics laboratories and even there nothing truly spectacular happened – for...

How to set up a vCFO service in your firm

How to set up a vCFO service in your firm

Digitisation and financial analytics in a fast-paced world are transforming the traditional CFO role. The owners of SMEs now have real time access to financial information in a way that was previously only available to larger firms.  They are looking for professional...

The Proactive Manager – Should you focus on compliance or advice?

The Proactive Manager – Should you focus on compliance or advice?

As accounting firms move from a dominant focus on compliance in the work they do with clients to a focus on both compliance and advisory skills, the role of manager has never been more critical. Two types of managers are evolving in public practice, the first with the...

Increasing leverage in professional service firms

Increasing leverage in professional service firms

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...

Innovation and creativity in remote teams

Innovation and creativity in remote teams

Even in a forward-thinking workplace where your colleagues are constantly learning and evolving, it’s easy for employees to fall into a rut. In face-to-face environments, it’s easy to bring people from different parts of the workforce together to inspire innovation...

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...

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