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Course descriptions

Core Credit Essentials

September 24th, 2018|

When working in banking and financial services, understanding the business and financial information of customers is a must.  Being able to engage effectively and being confident when discussing business finance is key to making

Technical Consultancy

September 24th, 2018|

We offer technical consultancy to firms requiring one-off or on-going assistance with specific technical areas of accounting and auditing. We have a team of consultants who specialise in a range of areas. We provide

UK GAAP and IFRS Updates

September 24th, 2018|

There has been a torrent of changes to UK GAAP and IFRS rules in recent years. Our update courses and workshops explain in practical terms what the rules mean and how to apply them,

Accounting for and Auditing Academies

May 22nd, 2015|

Academy schools are a relatively recent phenomenon, which are governed by very detailed accounting and audit regulations. We have delivered a number of in house workshops for accounting practices who prepare and/or audit academy

Communicating Financial Information

May 18th, 2015|

This workshop provides participants with a practical insight into the skills required by finance professionals to ensure they achieve maximum impact when communicating with key business stakeholders. Using client specific information the workshop focuses

Risk and Financial Control

May 27th, 2015|

Following a financial fraud, our client needed to build financial awareness and highlight risk assessment and control -a hugely important area, though one that can be dry. An interactive case study was delivered, based

Anti-Money Laundering and GDPR Workshops

May 23rd, 2015|

All accountants working in professional practice must comply with the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations. We have run a number of bespoke workshops for practice clients which have used practical case studies to explain how

Practice Assurance Reviews

September 24th, 2018|

Running an accounting practice these days is challenging as there are a wide range of rules and regulations to address before even contemplating fee-earning work. Our Whole Firm Compliance Reviews focus on aspects that

Budgeting, Planning and Cost Control

May 24th, 2015|

Our client, an educational body, was implementing a new system of budgetary control. A programme was developed that explained the fundamental principles of budgeting, planning and cost control and gave participants the opportunity to

Accounting for LLPs

May 22nd, 2015|

Although LLP accounts are based on general principles of GAAP, they can be tricky. We have run a number of courses and workshops which provide an overview of the legal framework which affects LLPs

Financial and Commercial Awareness

September 24th, 2018|

Our programmes are more than ‘Finance for non-finance managers’.  Building confidence in financial ability is key for commercial awareness.  Our workshops aim to make financial information accessible to all and always address the specific

Accounting for and Auditing Charities

September 24th, 2018|

Our charities workshops and courses are extremely popular. For clients who want an update, there are always new developments to discuss, in view of regular changes to accounting rules (SORP), auditing standards and guidance

Improving Financial Awareness

May 27th, 2015|

Our client, a card acquirer, wanted its fraud team to understand the fundamentals of business and accounts. Participants were experts in investigating card fraud but needed to also be able to understand fraud triggers

Developing Personal Effectiveness

September 24th, 2018|

How can you develop your effectiveness in the workplace?  This highly interactive workshop will take you through a series of practical exercises and case studies which will help you to focus on your strengths

Effective Presentation Skills

May 18th, 2015|

This workshop focuses on the key skills needed to present with impact. It looks at the structure of presentations, content and visual aids, body language, vocal techniques, dealing with nerves and handling difficult questions.

Financial Awareness for HR

May 27th, 2015|

Our client in the financial services sector needed a programme to help its HR and support department staff improve their financial awareness. Specifically they wanted them to understand and appreciate the issues their customer

Practical Audit Workshops

May 22nd, 2015|

Our practical experience of completing and reviewing audits over many years have enabled us to develop a range of practical, case study-based workshops considering in detail specific and challenging aspects of the statutory audit

Hot File Reviews

September 24th, 2018|

Firms require hot file reviews for various reasons. Whether it's for ethical safeguards or required by your regulatory body, Insight Training can provide a practical, reliable hot file review service. Reviews can be conducted

Building and Managing Budgets

May 26th, 2015|

Our client, a major UK charity, needed its senior care workers and service managers to engage with budget setting and management. Appetite and interest in the area were lacking. A highly practical and interactive

Working Collaboratively

May 18th, 2015|

This highly practical workshop focuses on team roles and development, influencing others, managing conflict, effective collaboration and assertive behaviour. We ran this workshop for the graduate intake of an international bank. Delegates were beginning

Practice Regulation

September 24th, 2018|

Running an accounting practice these days is challenging as there are a wide range of rules and regulations to address before even contemplating fee-earning work. Workshops in this area focus on new hot topics

Business Report Writing

May 18th, 2015|

Report writing is an essential business skill. This workshop helps you to understand the elements of a high quality business report. It enables you to structure and write simply and effectively in a style

Quality Control Reviews

September 24th, 2018|

Our file review work is run through our separate ICAEW-registered accounting practice, Insight Compliance Services Limited, established in 2008. Our team of experienced reviewers bring to your attention areas of weakness which may cause

Credit Skills for Bank Relationship Managers

May 26th, 2015|

To assess the credit worthiness of their customers, relationship managers need to understand their customers’ business and sector and to analyse financial and management information effectively. Our programmes use a blended approach, combining pre-course,

Accounting and Auditing Pension Schemes

September 24th, 2018|

Firms acting for pension schemes need to ensure that they are on top of the latest accounting and audit requirements – especially in the light of recent scandals and penalties imposed by The Pensions