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P/A Online

A series of live sessions

November - December 2020

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P/A Online Live

A series of FREE digital content-led events taking place over 4 weeks

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Live CPD Education Sessions

P/A Online Live will take place across four 1-hour educational sessions. Featuring topics from expert speakers: Mike Ulrich and Val Steward, register your place for FREE.

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Shape the Debate

Our final session will be a 1 hour live Q&A to "Shape the Debate" , taking place on 16th December 2020 with our event partner: FreeAgent and speakers: Mike Ulrich and Val Steward this is your opportunity to put questions to our experts in real-time and interact as the information is being delivered.

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Our Event Partner

Our event partner FreeAgent takes the heavy lifting out of accounting for both practices and their clients. Working with clients around a single set of real-time accounting data creates a new opportunity for accountants and bookkeepers looking to simplify client management, save time and grow their practice. As part of your P/A Online Live event, visit FreeAgent's profile and gain access to your additional 1-hour CPD webinar for FREE.

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Topic areas covered

1. Accounting for Covid-19 Support Packages and Ongoing Concern Considerations for the Accountant

Wednesday 25th November (1-2pm)

Presented by Mike Ulrich ACA

Covid-19 has given rise to various support packages from Central Government, Devolved Governments and Local Authorities. This presentation will consider the accounting treatment for these packages. Businesses have also been able to access various loan schemes, How should these be accounted for under FRS 102 and FRS 105? The session will also consider post period end events and going concern.

2. 5 topical areas for small company accounting

Wednesday 2nd December (1-2pm)

Presented by Valerie Steward BSc BFP FCA FCCA FRSA, Director VS Consultancy Limited.

This session will deal with topical issues relevant to dealing with small companies, including:

  • Money laundering
    • Looking at the key areas that need to be addressed to confirm compliance
  • Going concern issues in small and micro entities
    • When is disclosure required?
  • What work should accountants do?
  • Common problems in small company accounts
    • Disclosure issues highlighted by reviewers and regulators and how to avoid them
  • Common problems in micro entity accounts
    • Disclosure issues highlighted by reviewers and regulators and how to avoid them
  • Charity accounting key issues
    • Key features of the updated SORP
    • Common disclosure issues to avoid

3. Case Studies on the Impact of Brexit on the UK Financial Reporting and Auditing

Wednesday 9th December (1-2pm)

Presented by Mike Ulrich ACA

The Companies Act 2006, and Regulations, include references to “EU Adopted” and “EEA”. What changes will arise on Brexit and what do entities need to consider before this arises? The session will look at a number of case studies to highlight the issues and identify some possible solutions. This session is based on the current pronouncements.

4. Live "Shape the Debate" Q&A

Wednesday 16th December (1-2pm)

Hosted by our event partner FreeAgent, Val Steward and Mike Ulrich will be on hand to answer all your queries surrounding the educational programme or any other relevant and topical questions you might have!

Freeagent

Event Partner:

FreeAgent takes the heavy lifting out of accounting for both practices and their clients. Working with clients around a single set of real-time accounting data creates a new opportunity for accountants and bookkeepers looking to simplify client management, save time and grow their practice.

Val Steward
Val Steward

Val Steward

BSc ACA FCCA FRSA, Director, VS Consultancy Limited

For over 20 years Val has worked with accountancy practices, helping them to develop their businesses and remain compliant.

She is the author and co-author of a number of technical guides and work programmes including the CCH Industry Audit and Accounting Guide on Clubs and Associations, the Practice Society Anti-Money Laundering Procedures and Training Manual and the ACCA Audit Programmes and Engagement Letters. She specialises in the not for profit sector lecturing and advising on charities and cooperatives of all sizes. She is actively involved in the charity sector, acting as a trustee as well as her involvement in the technical aspects of the sector.

She enjoys helping firms to develop, advising on training and staffing policy and all aspects of practice management. She also lectures widely on auditing, management skills and assurance services.

Mike Ulrich
Mike Ulrich

Mike Ulrich

Technical Consultant - Accounting and Audit

Mike Ulrich ACA, has been involved in presenting courses and seminars to professional accountants for over 20 years. The presentations covering a wide range of company law, auditing and accounting topics. As well as general courses on auditing and accounting issues he also presents specialist courses in respect of charities, pension schemes, solicitors, service charges, and LLPs.

He is a technical consultant on accounting and audit matters to a number of firms providing answers to real life issues. He also undertakes compliance reviews, both audit and audit exempt, for a number of firms and provides advice and guidance as required. Both of these provide him with an insight into those topics which are of practical interest to practitioners and accountants in commerce. He has his own practice and is a statutory auditor.

With this background it enables him to see both the theory and practical aspects and the presentations reflect this.

Tony Stevenson, FreeAgent
Tony Stevenson, FreeAgent

Tony Stevenson, FreeAgent

Tony Stevenson, FreeAgent

Tony is a practice implementation consultant at FreeAgent, where he helps accountants to get the most out of FreeAgent’s award-winning online accounting software. Tony spent the first 10 years of his career in practice as a corporate tax consultant before moving into the cloud accounting software industry. Since then, he has used his extensive knowledge and experience to support both small businesses and accountants through cloud accounting software. Tony is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.