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Meeting the CPD deadline

The December CPD rush It’s always the same, every December accountants are rushing to complete their annual CPD (continuing professional development) requirement. Taking ACCA members as an example – despite having 12 months (January to December) to complete 21 hours of verifiable CPD, a large percentage leave it till December and often the last few […]

ACCA CPD Training Courses

CPD Year End Courses for ACCA Complete your ACCA CPD now whilst there is still plenty of time The 2021 CPD year end is in .   Are you looking for verifiable CPD hours to top up or make your allocation? We can help with your CPD requirements We have reasonably priced CPD courses available […]

The global spread of e-learning

Our online courses are accessed from around the world Financial Fluency are delighted to welcome our online learning customers from over 30 countries around the world. Accessibility of online learning The above map of the world demonstrates the power of online learning to increase accessibility to CPD for many people around the globe. Many of […]

What’s wrong with business plans?

Poor business plans There are many examples of poor business plans. An ineffective business plan can undermine even the most inspired proposals Good business plans A good business plan can ensure your great idea gets the backing it deserves Writing a Business Plan, by Chris Bruce, takes a practical approach to how to write a […]

What is “Market Analysis”?

Market analysis is not just about the application of analytical techniques to reams of data. So often people say ‘we need more data’, when there is no more available. Anyone who has the job of putting budgets and business plans together knows the importance of the market section but market analysis is about more than […]

Are accountants socially responsible?

The debate over the ‘Social Responsibility’ of corporations (or corporate social responsibility AKA CSR) has been raging for some time, most recently focusing on how enterprises align their economic considerations with social and environmental ones. Financial Fluency’s new online CPD course: Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance Professionals including accountants, looks at the responsibilities of businesses […]

The switch from local accounting standards to IFRS

Is this is end of local accounting standards The Internationalisation of Accounting Standards The UK’s Accounting Standards Board is proposing that in the next few years some UK companies and other reporting entities will be required to, or have the option to, move to a more IFRS-based financial reporting framework. The current situation in relation […]

Money Laundering Questions

Commonly asked questions about Money Laundering Here are four commonly asked questions in relation to anti-money laundering procedures. 1. I understand that a report has to be made if there is knowledge or suspicion of a Money Laundering offence taking place but what is knowledge or suspicion? Knowledge is: • actual knowledge • shutting your […]

Ethics & Professionalism in Finance

Trust, transparency, ethics and corporate social responsibility • The Enron scandal • BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill • MPs expenses • Wiki Leaks • The list continues to grow…….. Issues of trust, transparency, ethics and corporate social responsibility have never been so high on the organisational agenda. Yet recognising ethical issues and taking appropriate and […]

Managing working capital including cash

  In the current economic climate 3 things are essential for the health of a business: • cash, • cash, • and cash It is essential that businesses tightly manage their supply chains, review commercial terms, discount structures and payment scenarios. Where applicable it is imperative to minimise work in progress and monitor and analyse […]