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P/A Online 2020

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P/A Online 2020 Event Package

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Pre-Recorded Content

5 hours of pre-recorded lectures from our expert speakers. These content-led CPD sessions cover: Tax, Financial Reporting and Accounting for SME’s.

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Shape The Debate

Our exclusive 1 hour CPD session to "Shape the Debate" took place on 28th April 2021. Our audience put questions to our experts in real-time. This session is now available for you to replay on demand. Claim 1 hour CPD from this session when you book the full course.

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What the digital tax revolution means for accountants


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Topic areas include:-

1. Tax

Presented by Tony Austin.

Session 1 - General Tax Update and Finance Act 2020

A summary of the major changes in legislation and practice relating to UK income tax, capital gains tax and corporation tax over the last 12 months, including:

  • Main provisions of Finance Act 2020
  • Legislation taking effect from 6 April 2020
  • Rules for off-payroll working effective from 6 April 2021
  • CGT 30 day reporting
  • Changes to Entrepreneur’s Relief

Session 2 - Business Asset Disposal Relief (formerly Entrepreneurs' Relief)

In certain circumstances, this relief reduces the charge to capital gains tax on gains made by individuals when disposing of a business or a part of a business. An explanation of the latest rules on what used to be called Entrepreneur’s Relief and how they apply in practice.

  • An understanding of the current rules
  • The effect of recent changes
  • Opportunities and pitfalls

2. Financial Reporting

Presented by Ralph Tiffin and David Potts

Session 1 - Financial Reporting in the Age of Covid-19 (Ralph Tiffin)

This one hour session looks at the key areas that must be considered and the calculations and disclosures required to ensure a “true and fair view” in these most uncertain times.
Examples of what might be done and actions to be taken are included in the notes to the session.

Session 2 - Key developments under IFRS (David Potts)

This session is designed to provide a clear summary of the most important recent developments in IFRS especially changes to be implemented for 31 December 2020 year ends and beyond and the emerging issues from changes already in place. The focus will be on the issues which are likely to be most relevant to private (and AIM listed) companies reporting under IFRS rather than those larger entities with a full listing. This session will look at:

  • IFRS 16 – leases
  • IFRS 15 – matters arising
  • Changes to the IFRS for SMEs – what is the significance; and
  • COVID – 19 – IFRS reporting implications

3. Accounting for SME's

Presented by David Potts.

Session 1 - Key Financial Reporting Issues for SMEs

This session will concentrate on the most important financial reporting issues for Small (Micro) and Medium sized entities. The session will cover the following:

  • Developments and changes to FRS 102, FRS 102(1a) and FRS 105
  • Company Law developments and possible further developments for 2021 and beyond
  • COVID -19 reporting issues including accounting for Business Rates relief, Furlough receipts and rental holidays.

The session will be practical and will only consider those issues of most relevance to smaller entities.

4. Advisory in the next normal

Brought to you by our event partners, Wolters Kluwer. Presented by Dean Shepherd, Lead Product Manager for Compliance at Wolters Kluwer

Session 1 - Advisory in the next normal

Are you set to steer your clients out of uncertain times? Any major change in the business and economic landscape often triggers businesses to review their professional advisers. COVID-19 is no different.

To mitigate the challenges they face, businesses might look to new advisers for fresh ideas and advice on how to survive the change. This is an opportunity for your practice to shine, both to existing clients and to prospects, with valuable insight.

For your clients, business intelligence can mean actionable insights and information that can inform their strategic and tactical decisions about products, pricing, competition, markets, investments and growth. Who better to advise your clients on how to improve their profitability, prepare forecasts and build a strategic narrative? You have the intuition, experience and resources to guide them through the changes and help them put their business in the best financial state possible.

In this session, Dean will discuss how you can become their partner of choice in these troubling times, so you can help them recoup any losses they may have made and, in turn, recoup any short-term losses of your own.

Shape the Debate - 18th November 2020 13:00-14:00. Wolters Kluwer will also be hosting "Shape the Debate" live Q&A with our experts.

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Event Partner:

Wolters Kluwer are in proud partnership with Professional Accountancy for P/A Online 2020. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting are experts in providing information, software and services to tax executives who work in complex, compliance-driven environments. Our innovative and mobile technology provides the information that tax, accounting and audit professionals need to make accurate decisions, comply with legislation and increase the efficiency of their operations.

Wolters Kluwer support customers by offering expertise from an in-house team of finance professionals, ex-accountants and developers. Whether you are in practice or manage an in-house finance team, Wolters Kluwer solutions are scalable. Wolters Kluwer has served professionals for many decades, helping them enhance workflows and make informed decisions.

Shape the Debate

Join our exclusive 1 hour live CPD session to "Shape the Debate" on 18th November 2020 hosted by Wolters Kluwer with our 3 expert speakers: Tony Austin, David Potts and Ralph Tiffin. This live Q&A is your opportunity to put questions to our experts in real-time and interact as the information is being delivered. We understand that finding a convenient date for all is not possible, so our live session will be recorded so that you will have the ability to review and replay on demand.

Ralph Tiffin
Ralph Tiffin

Ralph Tiffin

Ralph is principal of his own chartered accountancy firm and registered auditors. He also acts as interim CFO of the rail division of an international consultancy. Ralph provides consultancy for many companies in the UK and overseas on subjects ranging from applying IFRS, project appraisal, through to ethics and fraud prevention. He is the author of a range of texts on accounting (guide to IFRS) auditing (ICAS audit manual) and project appraisal.

David Potts
David Potts

David Potts

Chartered Accountant

David has considerable experience in financial training. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and went on to work as an audit maager with BDO until 1990, when he became a full-time financial trainer. Until 1994, David mainly delivered courses preparing students for their professional examinations for ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA qualifications.

From 1994, David concentrated on delivering continuing professional development training on international developments in financial reporting.

David has personally delivered over 1,000 days training to representatives of international PLCs, Investment Banks, accountancy firms, and several major law firms.

With experience ranging from the smallest owner-managed business through to major international PLCs, David is able to appreciate the practical implementation of developments for the users and preparers of accounts.

Tony Austin
Tony Austin

Tony Austin

Chartered Accountant and Tax Specialist

Tony has been a Chartered Accountant and tax specialist for over 30 years of which nearly 20 years were as tax partner with BDO and Mazars. He advises owner managed businesses, both large and small, on all aspects of direct taxation and tax planning affecting them and the people that own them. This has involved him in tax planning for businesses coming to the UK, foreign business owners setting up here, group structuring, transfer pricing and employment tax matters and partnerships.

Tony has also written for LexisNexis and lectured on a variety of direct tax topics

Dean Shepherd
Dean Shepherd

Dean Shepherd

Lead Technology Product Manager for Compliance, Wolters Kluwer

Dean Shepherd is Lead Technology Product Manager for Compliance at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. He has over 20 years of experience as a practising accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and is responsible for ensuring our compliance products continue to meet our customer’s changing needs. Dean joined Wolters Kluwer after selling his own practice that he built from the ground up over a period of 10 years.

Wolters Kluwer are our event partners for P/A Online 2020. They will be presenting a 30-minute video as part of the pre-recorded sessions and hosting our live "Shape the Debate" Q&A session on 18th November at 13:00-14:00.

Online Exhibition

The exhibition is still open and features leading suppliers to the profession. The latest products and services are showcased via the online exhibition and you will be able to experience demonstrations, view the latest trends and innovations all in one place at a time to suit you.

By visiting the online exhibition you will receive a FREE x1 hour CPD webinar from our 2020 Distance Learning Catalogue - worth £35 +VAT.

P/A Online 2020 - Save £10

7 hours of CPD for £39 +VAT. Simply enter the code PA10 at the checkout to take advantage of this introductory offer.

Special offer available for a limited time only. Normal price of P/A Online is £49 +VAT