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Webinars and online learning
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  • Staff Reporter
  • May 29, 2020
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WEBINARS

IFA regulations: what you need to know

Ensure you meet the IFA regulatory requirements including continued professional development (CPD), professional indemnity (PI) insurance, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance as well as client money and alternate cover requirements with this free webinar. IFA head of practice standards, Tim Pinkney, shares knowledges gained over his eight-year involvement with professional body regulation and monitoring, and provides all you need to know to ensure your practice stays compliant.

Free. Register at tinyurl.com/ifa-8823

IFA AML compliance

IFA director of professional standards Anne Davis provides an overview of the legal and regulatory framework, examples of vulnerabilities facing the accountancy profession and some practical day-to-day requirements for robust anti-money laundering operations.

Free. Register at tinyurl.com/ifa-8821

What to expect from an IFA AML review

Andrew Tennant explains what is to be expected from an AML review. Andrew is an accredited expert in the field of money laundering methodologies and typologies for the National Crime Agency, a member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and adviser on crypto-currency. He has been in the law enforcement arena for more than 23 years as a UK police officer, financial investigator, confiscator and tutor.

Free. Register at tinyurl.com/ifa-8807 

Protect you and your clients’ data

Every standard, or unencrypted, email sent is vulnerable and therefore unsuited for use when transmitting sensitive company and client data. Mike Roberts, digital communications specialist with IFA partner Frama, and Jonathan Barber, IFA head of business development, look at the challenges and solutions to providing a secure email system to comply with ICO requirements.

Free. Register at tinyurl.com/ifa-8805

IFA Direct introduction

An overview of our educational programme, IFA Direct. IFA education manager Susan Divall provides details of how you can use the programme to obtain membership of the IFA, to obtain an IFA practising certificate or to use it for CPD purposes to enhance your knowledge in specific areas of accountancy or tax.

Free. Register at tinyurl.com/ifa-880

Receipt Bank – The client conundrum: changing client habits

Peter Jarman and Rowan Van Tromp discuss the strategies and tactics they have used to transition clients from old to new technology, and how they have changed their clients’ habits. They share tips on creating processes for moving new and existing clients to the cloud, selling the benefts of the cloud to clients and tracking success.

Free. Register at tinyurl.com/ifa-8801 

Tax with Tallon

Organised by Markel Tax, webinars cover a range of areas including: 

  • Principal Private Residence (PPR) relief   
  • Entrepreneurs’ relief – getting it right and avoiding the pitfalls   
  • Incorporations demystified 
  • Purchase of own shares and the real alternatives   
  • IHT – back to basics   
  • My top 10 tax tips   
  • Recent tax cases and the impact on your clients   
  • Business property relief   
  • Disposal of UK businesses – what do you need to know? 
  • Company reorganisations Book single webinars: £50+VAT per webinar (normally £60+VAT), or book a series of six for £250+VAT (normally £300+VAT). 

Email [email protected] to sign up. 

Companies House webinars

Companies House’s live and on demand webinars are designed to provide quick and useful guidance.

Broadcasting a range of topics, such as: starting a limited company and your responsibilities to Companies House and HMRC; how intellectual property such as patents, trademarks and copyrights can affect your business; guidance on starting a community interest company (CIC); how to register company mortgages and other charges at Companies House; and, how to restore a company to the register.

During live webinars, you can ask questions using the on-screen text box and their online team of experts will do their best to answer all your queries, or direct you to helpful guidance. Free. Register at tinyurl.com/ifa-8701

ONLINE LEARNING

IFA Direct

IFA Direct is administered in partnership with CU Coventry.

The programme comprises ten flexible online study modules including financial statements, internal controls and systems in a business environment, management information and advanced taxation.

Modules are studied over six weeks via a secure learning platform and provide:

  • Access to 30 hours of contact time with a tutor.
  • Online library.
  • Online weekly plan of learning and supporting learning materials.   
  • Discussion forums with other students. 
  • Self-guided learning. 
  • Test your knowledge quizzes. 
  • Understanding questions to assist you in revision for the end of module assessment. 
  • End of module written assessment including centre fees. 
  • Resit fee (if required). 
  • Certificate on successful completion. 

Cost per module and payment plan

Each module costs £770, which includes the student registration fee and all the features detailed above. We understand that sometimes it’s difficult to cover the cost of professional development.

That’s why we off er a bespoke flexible, interest-free payment plan that lets you pay for your studies in instalments before registration deadlines, meaning you can focus on your learning.

You can find out more about the programme at ifa.org.uk/ifadirect

You can also contact the education team at [email protected] for further information. 

Accountingcpd

Our partner Accountingcpd provides high-quality online CPD that will really make a difference to your career. You can choose from self-directed CPD courses, structured pathways, short bites of CPD or longer qualifications. Topics include: Accountant of the future; Data, digital & technology; Excel; and Emotional intelligence & relationship management.

Cost

You can pick and mix any five 4-hour CPD courses for just £275+VAT or choose from a range of suggested bundles. And IFA members get a 10% discount on every purchase. Find out more at ifa.org.uk/onlinecpd

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