PD News: Upcoming Professional Development Seminars
Beyond Numbers · October 2005
CAs in Industry PD Day
Join us for a one-day conference packed with practical and relevant professional development sessions covering the latest issues in BC's economic outlook, updates in corporate and business tax, financial reporting, fraud detection/prevention, resilience, Sarbanes-Oxley, and ethics.
Our speakers are leaders in the CA profession and highly regarded professionals in the business and financial community.
Don't miss the opportunity on Nov 23 to learn, participate, network with your peers, and enjoy this dynamic, interactive full-day session.
See the flyer enclosed in this month's mailing.
Nov 23 9am-5pm Vancouver
Alternative PD Options
For those of you who find it challenging to attend classroom seminars, the following alternative PD options, will help you stay up to date on the issues that matter to you:
- Audio Tapes/CDs & Material
Direct recordings from live PD seminars. Audio packages will also include any seminar materials used during the original presentations.
Similar to Audio Tapes/CDs & Material, but with a visual component. E-learn PD offers an alternative learning format for those who enjoy having visual slides along with audio components.
PD Seminar Materials
Selected course materials are available for purchase.
Accounting & Auditing Seminars
Corporate Treasury Management
As with any other field, treasury management means making choices and decisions in an often-conflicted environment. This seminar will help participants think structurally about treasury-related decision problems, make more informed management decisions, and ulti-mately enhance their decision-making skills.
Oct 27 9am-5pm Vancouver
Legal Office Trust Reporting
The objective of this seminar is to enable participants' compliance with the Law Society of BC's new trust accounting reporting requirements and to identify pitfalls and breaches of the accounting rules.
Oct 20 9am-12:30pm Vancouver
Nov 17 9am-12:30pm Victoria
Sarbanes-Oxley/Bill 198 Compliance—An Overview
This seminar will provide an introduction to the current compliance requirements under Sarbanes-Oxley in the US and Bill 198 in Canada. The seminar will provide a general discussion of the types of internal controls that need to be documented, tested, evaluated, and reported on; as well as the types of control deficiencies that might be discovered as a result of this evaluation process.
Nov 30 1:30pm-5pm Vancouver
Sarbanes-Oxley/Bill 198 Compliance Workshop
This seminar will provide participants with a comprehensive, yet concise, summary of the changes to the compliance requirements, and will provide implementation guidelines and sample methodologies. The seminar will also address the needs of smaller-sized companies and of private companies that are intending to go public.
Dec 1 9am-5pm Vancouver
Public Sector Seminars
PSAB Update—Getting the Scope on Emerging PSAB Issues
Public sector accounting and financial reporting are developing and undergoing significant change. This seminar will provide up-to-date information on the issues facing the Public Accounting Board and current proposals under consideration.
Oct 31 9am-12:30pm Kelowna
Nov 1 9am-12:30pm Vancouver
Nov 2 9am-12:30pm Victoria
PSAB Update—Covering Your Assets
This seminar will address the issue of accounting and reporting capital assets. Topics will include: conceptual frameworks and what they mean; key definitions, such as the definition of a tangible capital asset; what the financial statement might look like; what the key indicators of position and results mean; accounting for capital grants; and transitional provisions.
Oct 31 1:30pm-5pm Kelowna
Nov 1 1:30pm-5pm Vancouver
Nov 2 1:30pm-5pm Victoria
Performance Indicators for the Public Sector
This workshop will teach public sector managers how to develop and use performance indicators in fulfilling their responsibilities. After completing the workshop, managers will possess the skills and tools to develop and use result indicators for their own management purposes, as well as the enthusiasm to employ these skills and tools in their own areas of accountability. Participants will take away reference material that will help them tailor these concepts to their particular situations.
Oct 31 9am-5pm Vancouver
Seminars by Dr. Jim Murray
Jim Murray is the CEO of Optimal Solutions International, a firm that specializes in helping people and organizations embrace sustainable strategic change. A teacher for the ICABC since 1982, Jim has a well-documented reputation as an expert in negotiation, change management, and transformational thinking. He holds four degrees, is a best-selling author, and has counselled over 600 organizations during his varied and stellar career.
Negotiating is a skill that can be learned and an approach to life that can determine not only your own prosperity, but also the quality of the lives of those close to you. These three one-day workshops have been offered continually through the ICABC PD program, and have made a difference in the personal and professional lives of many of our members.
Oct 25 9am-5pm Vancouver
Oct 26 9am-5pm Vancouver
Negotiating III: Cross-Cultural & Team Negotiating
Oct 27 9am-5pm Vancouver
Turning Conflict into Cooperation
Most people shy away from conflict. No wonder: When mismanaged, conflict can be a disruptive, debilitating, and destructive force. Properly handled, however, conflict can provide a wonderful opportunity for creativity, change, growth, and mutual profit improvement.
Nov 21 9am-5pm Vancouver
Directing and Managing Organizational Change
Organizations that know how to change—by leading and encouraging employees to embrace, rather than resist, new ways of doing things—are the ones that survive and thrive. Knowing how to design, implement, and manage successful change initiatives is vital to an organization's prosperity and to the realization of an individual's career goals.
Nov 22 9am-5pm Vancouver
Thinking Beyond the Box
To advance your business or personal agenda, you must change your traditional thinking patterns and the way you look at information, phobias, and problems. Change the way you ask questions. You must know the barriers that impede your creative thinking and judgment. You must change your point of view, not just of the world around you, but also of yourself. In short, you must get beyond your box.
Nov 23 9am-5pm Vancouver
Management Accounting Seminars
Effective Financial Analysis for Business Decisions—Small Business
This seminar will be invaluable when preparing a business case for changing the current operations and undertaking future investment and financial decisions. The seminar will introduce a decision-making format for the use of financial information, along with a road map for providing consistent, well-articulated analysis and recommendations.
Nov 3 9am-5pm Vancouver
Using Activity-Based Costing and Management (ABC/M) and Activity-Based Budgeting (ABB) for Improved Profitability and Performance
In multi-product, multi-service, and multi-client companies, accurate costing and performance tracking of products and services is not only a matter of survival but also a weapon for growth and profitability. This workshop will introduce the key concepts and guidelines for implementing ABC/M and ABB for profitability improvement. The workshop is designed to provide participants with a road map for initiating this framework and ensuring its successful completion to deliver the necessary information to all decision-makers within the organization.
Nov 4 9am-5pm Vancouver
This seminar will discuss the tax benefits of income splitting—including a review of the Attribution and Split-Income rules, which commonly impede access to these benefits. Methods of splitting income without violating these rules will be discussed in detail. Participants will learn the benefits of splitting income, the legislative impediments to such strategies, and techniques for achieving tax benefits within the present legislative regime.
Oct 20 9am-12:30pm Vancouver
Oct 26 1:30pm-5pm Parksville
General Practitioners—Important Tax Issues You Need to Know
There are important income tax issues that a general practitioner needs to be able to identify but might miss because they haven't learned about the matter, don't appreciate the importance of the matter, or haven't considered the matter in relevant contexts. At the end of this seminar, participants will have a better understanding of, and ability to identify and manage, certain potential problem income tax areas.
Oct 19 9am-12:30pm Vancouver
Oct 25 9am-12:30pm Kamloops
Oct 26 9am-12:30pm Parksville
Nov 9 9am-12:30pm Pr George
Jan 20 9am-12:30pm Victoria
Tax for Controllers
This one-day seminar will provide an executive-level review to help controllers stay current on a broad array of tax and related compliance issues. Items will be covered at a general level, with references to more detailed sources provided. This seminar will benefit anyone whose responsibilities include tax and related compliance issues, retaining tax professionals, and managing their business's tax strategies.
Oct 19 9am-5pm Victoria
Nov 7 9am-5pm Vancouver
Nov 16 9am-5pm Kelowna
Please see our fall 2005 PD brochure for more information on available titles or visit our website at www.icabc-pd.com.
For detailed course descriptions or for a complete schedule of upcoming PD seminars, consult your fall 2005 PD brochure or check our website at www.icabc-pd.com. To register, call the PD Department at 604-488-2641.