We provide an extensive programme of specialist courses for business and finance professionals. Our courses are suitable for every level of staff from new starters to specialists. All our courses are delivered in a practical, interactive workshop-style environment. We limit the number of attendees so we can deliver a more personal experience. We provide you with everything you need on the day – from comprehensive course materials to full refreshments. Our courses will provide a great learning experience!

Financial Reporting in the USA – US GAAP Explained

This Financial Reporting in the USA – US GAAP Explained training course will enable delegates to be able to understand and apply the main requirements of US ‘generally accepted accounting principles’ (GAAP), as used (i) by US groups which have UK or other European subsidiaries, or (ii) by US subsidiaries within UK groups.

Foreign Exchange Markets and Currency Risk Management

The Foreign Exchange markets have never been busier, or more volatile and risky, especially post Brexit.

This Foreign Exchange Markets and Currency Risk Management course looks at the FX markets, and how to manage currency risk, from a professional, practical perspective.

This programme will explore and explain the FX markets from both the sell side (banks) and buy side (corporate and asset managers) perspective.

New market initiatives and regulations such as MiFID11 will be covered, and all terminology and jargon will be fully explained.

No prior knowledge is assumed.

Fraud Prevention and Detection – How to Manage the Risks

Fraud is a crime that threatens both an organisation’s profits and its reputation. These threats are increasing so that it is vital that fraud risks are managed effectively. Delegates will learn about the various types of fraud and the modern threat landscape, in particular the important and developing danger of cyber crime. They will also be made aware of the motives and behaviours of fraudsters to be able to spot behavioural red flags. A key part of developing an effective fraud risk management framework is awareness of controls that work in practice and delegates will be taken through the key preventative measures and detective techniques to fight fraud.  The course is highly interactive throughout, with practical tips, case studies and lessons learned from a review of recent cases.   

FRS 102 – Thorough Understanding

The new UK accounting standards (FRS 100, 101, 102) replaced ‘old’ UK GAAP in its entirety from 1 January 2015. This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the accounting treatment and financial reporting requirements under FRS 102. It also provides comparisons to ‘old’ UK GAAP treatment which can help to assess the impact of conversion to FRS 102. NOTE: this course does not focus on the specific requirements on first time adoption of FRS 102 – for that we suggest you attend New UK GAAP & First time adoption of FRS 102.

FRS 102 Comprehensive Understanding

This one-day course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the accounting treatment and financial reporting requirements under FRS 102 for all key items in a practical and relevant way. This also includes an update on significant new developments. Explanations are supplemented by practical illustrative examples throughout.

FRS 102 Comprehensive Understanding – Day 1

The mutually exclusive two days of this programme are designed to provide a thorough understanding of the accounting treatment and financial reporting requirements under FRS 102 for all key items – in a practical and relevant way accompanied by illustrative examples.  This course also includes an update on significant new developments and a helpful comparison to ‘old’ UK GAAP.  As the days are mutually exclusive, it is possible to book only one of the days.  See what is covered on Day 2.

NOTE:  this course does not cover first time adoption of FRS 102 in depth – for that we suggest our Adoption of FRS 102 course. 

FRS 102 Comprehensive Understanding – Day 2

The mutually exclusive two days of this programme are designed to provide a thorough understanding of the accounting treatment and financial reporting requirements under FRS 102 for all key items – in a practical and relevant way accompanied by illustrative examples. It also includes an update on significant new developments and a helpful comparison to ‘old’ UK GAAP. As the days are mutually exclusive, it is possible to book only one of the days. 

NOTE: this course does not focus on the specific requirements on the first time adoption of FRS 102 in depth – for that we suggest you attend our Adoption of FRS 102. Instead this course provides a detailed look at the accounting treatment of FRS 102 for each key topic.

FRS 102 – Accounting for Fixed Assets

This course is an introduction to accounting for fixed assets under FRS 102 in the UK and provides a practical guide on how to approach accounting for fixed assets. It will involve case studies to illustrate all aspects of fixed asset accounting and will cover recent accounting issues. It will be a comprehensive guide for those in industry and commerce and will also be useful to those in public bodies.  The impact of, and comparison with, IFRS will be discussed.  Case studies will be used throughout to illustrate accounting entries.

FRS 102 – Practical Scenarios and How to Deal with Them

Getting to grips with FRS 102 for small and medium-sized entities is proving a challenge for those entities as well as their accountants and advisors! This practical one-day course considers some of the specific issues on transition to FRS 102, including the options on transition, the adjustments that arise and the impact on current and deferred tax will also be outlined.

The course is designed to be a practical and interactive session so that delegates can go through real situations and learn how to deal with them. Frequently asked questions will be covered and practical solutions given. The session includes several case study examples to help participants understand the effect of the transition on financial statements.

Fundamentals of Transfer Pricing

This fundamentals of transfer pricing course gives a comprehensive overview of tax, accounting, or legal professionals working in-house or in an advisory firm, for those who need a broad, introductory understanding of transfer pricing or who want to lay the foundations for further learning about transfer pricing.

Over the last two decades, transfer pricing rules have proliferated to the extent that there are few countries of any size that have not introduced transfer pricing legislation. It has become a key issue for in-house tax departments, tax advisers, and tax authorities. Journalists, campaigners and politicians have highlighted perceived abuses by companies. The scope for adverse PR and significant disputes with tax authorities has elevated transfer pricing to an issue of concern to most boards.

Most multinational businesses of any significant size need to devote at least some effort to compliance with transfer pricing rules and optimising where possible; for many multinationals it is one of their key areas of focus in relation to tax. This course aims to provide a basic grounding for professionals in the early stages of learning about transfer pricing. Discussion and interaction will be encouraged.

The course includes a review of the latest developments, which currently include:

  • The OECD’s likely introduction of new rules under which multinationals can have taxable presence in market jurisdictions. This is likely to entail new rules for determining profits that may override the arm’s length test.
  • The EU’s introduction of DAC 6, under which multinationals and advisers will have mandatory obligations to file disclosures of transfer pricing arrangements that meet certain criteria.

The course is not specific to any particular country; it is based on international norms. Nor is it specific to any industry; it covers transactions that arise in almost all industries.

GDPR Refresher and Update

All businesses operating in the UK hold information about individuals (whether they be employees, customers or anyone else) and so are affected by data protection laws. Since failure to comply with requirements can result in regulatory action and criminal as well as civil liability, no organisation can afford to ignore the issue of data protection.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) builds on existing legislation but introduces some substantial new aspects, including, for example, that fines for non-compliance can be an eye watering €20m or 4% of annual group turnover! Brexit is not an escape clause – the GDPR comes into full effect in the UK in May 2018, when the UK will still be in the EU. And there is also a new Privacy Regulation to come into force in the same time scale.

This Introduction to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training course is a practical guide to how data protection works and how the principles must be applied in a variety of contexts, how to prepare for the GDPR and other new EU developments in data protection.

Group Taxation

The Group Taxation course will give participants a practical guide to the workings of the UK group corporation tax regime. Case studies and computations will aid the learning process.

At the end of the course delegates will benefit from an understanding of the taxation consequences of creating a group having worked through a variety of computations on group taxation, group relief, group capital gains.  They will also gain an appreciation of problem areas in group taxation and planning.

The course will include tax calculations for groups of companies, group loss relief tax rules and procedures and group payment and administration and compliance rules and available relaxations with HMRC.  Any recent developments in UK group taxation law and practice will also be covered together with any recent case law decisions which are likely to be of day to day relevance to the busy group tax manager or adviser.

More about our courses

With our extensive programme of Accounting and Finance, Taxation, VAT, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Markets and Corporate Treasury, and Charities courses, we can help improve the knowledge and efficiency of your entire team and keep you ahead of ever-changing regulations and developments.

You can easily ask questions and discuss scenarios relevant to your business or workplace. Our comprehensive courses aim to provide a thorough understanding of specific topic areas. As well as a range of refresher and update courses to assist you if you need to update your knowledge.

Whichever course you attend, our expert trainers have been carefully selected for their knowledge and experience. They deliver the courses from a practical perspective giving you the skills to enable you to use what you’ve learned back in the office. 

Onsite training – All courses can be run onsite and tailored to meet your specific training needs. We can also put together bespoke courses if you do not see anything that meets your requirements in our programme. Our trainers are specialists in their respective fields and deliver engaging and informative courses supported by relevant course materials. Find out more here.

If you have an enquiry regarding any one of our courses or you are interested in running a course onsite, our training team would be delighted to help. You can call us on 0844 873 2121 or by contacting us on courses@quorumtraining.co.uk.

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