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People Management and Motivation

24 - 25 FEBRUARY | This course is very useful for those who need to organise and manage other people, lead them on the job formally and informally, motivate them and deliver team results. The interactive two-day programme will give you not only knowledge but also experience and will cover all key managerial skills such as planning, setting goals, leading, communication, motivation, checking and feedback within the team.

PRINCE2 Foundation

7 - 9 MARCH | Individuals who need to strengthen their project management skill sets, those who are new to project management, or project managers seeking project management certification.

PRINCE2 Foundation + Practitioner

7 - 11 MARCH | If you’re an experienced project manager, team manager or assurance staff looking to demonstrate your skills, stand out to employers and maximise your potential, the Prince2 Practitioner credential is the right choice for you.

Presentation Skills

8 - 9 MARCH | This highly interactive course is aimed at presenters who want to improve their skills and techniques in planning and delivering presentations. There will be short inputs, discussions and activity sessions to practise techniques and build skills/style flexibility. The majority of the course is focused on the participants actually doing and exchanging feedback on different types of presentation to put these new ideas into practice.

Employment of foreigners - Full two-day programme

9 - 10 MARCH | As the result of the new amendment to the “Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals”, new legal changes have been brought into force. The aim of this programme is to acquaint participants with this issue and its impact on work permits and other aspects related to the employment of foreign nationals in the Czech Republic.

Negotiation Skills

10 - 11 MARCH | For individuals who want to prepare for situations that involve negotiations they may encounter and to develop their capability of running effective negotiations, which lead to building strong relationships with clients and provide new business opportunities. By the end of the course, participants will be able to use the techniques and skills required for successful negotiations and become more confident about their abilities to negotiate.

Part II: Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement (3 days)

15 - 17 MARCH | Conduct Engagement; Conduct Specific Engagements; Monitor Engagement Outcomes; Fraud Knowledge Elements; Engagement Tools

Coaching in the Workplace

21 MARCH | This workshop helps participants to identify and practice the core skills of coaching and to put them into practice in a safe but real environment. They will primarily develop skills in using a non-directive approach to managing and leading people. By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the key coaching models and techniques as well as start using coaching as part of everyday life, formal and informal situations and alongside management processes.

Communication - Assertiveness

22 MARCH | Learn how to interact effectively and express your needs. Assertive communication can strengthen your relationships, reduce stress from conflict and provide you with social support when facing difficult times. It is a key skill within personal and business relationships.  The course will help participants to understand various communication techniques and styles and to use them to develop mutual respect with others.

Basic Level Training

13 - 14 APRIL | Our course provides you with fundamental concepts, processes and techniques to successfully manage projects. You will decrease stress in relation to keeping a project together and increase the probability of finishing the project on time, on budget and to specification.

Time Management

14 APRIL | Learn to manage your energy and time - for individuals who want to become knowledgeable about personal and team time-management techniques and simply organise their working time more effectively. The course objectives involve diagnosing your own time management style, identifying priorities, facing various tasks from different people, and planning work effectively according to time schedules.

Preparatory course for DipIFR exam - spring 2016

This programme is intended for all professionals working in accounting, audit and finance who want to take a qualification exam in International Financial Reporting and for those who want to broaden their knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of IFRS.

Basic Level Training

13 - 14 JUNE | Our course provides you with fundamental concepts, processes and techniques to successfully manage projects. You will decrease stress in relation to keeping a project together and increase the probability of finishing the project on time, on budget and to specification.

Part III: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (5 days)

SPRING 2016 | The new CIA exam Part 3 topics tested include governance and business ethics; risk management; organizational structure, including business processes and risks; communication; management and leadership principles; information technology and business continuity; financial management; and the global business environment.

The financial statement for 2015 prepared according to IFRS as adopted by the European Union

TO BE CONFIRMED | This course focuses on the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union for the year with the ending date 31 December 2015. This course emphasizes the publishing of information that is now required in comparison to the year 2015 and focuses on common mistakes / deficiencies that arise when preparing the financial statements in accordance with IFRS, such as publishing regarding financial instruments (IFRS 7 and IFRS 13), the structure of the primary financial statements, publishing the impairment of non-financial assets, terminating activities and assets held for sale, related parties, etc. This course will introduce you to the publishing requirements and, in particular, help you to understand them.

Tax Academy – Welcome to the world of taxes - 2015/2016

TO BE CONFIRMED | Would you like to understand the basic principles of Czech and international taxes? Then this program is designed just for you!

Part I: The Internal Audit activity‘s role in governance, risk and control (3 days)

TO BE CONFIRMED | Comply with the IIA’s Attribute Standards; Establish a Risk-based Plan to Determine the Priorities of the Internal Audit Activity; Understand the Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Organizational Governance; Perform other Internal Audit Roles and Responsibilities; Governance, Risk and Control Knowledge Elements; Plan Engagements

Influencing Skills

TO BE CONFIRMED | This two-day programme is for individuals who need to influence others effectively in a complex, multi-cultured environment. The course is very interactive and will focus on recognising predominant influence styles, behaviours and individual barriers to influence, as well as practicing and utilising relevant skills in various situations and increasing options and confidence when influencing others.

Yellow Belt

TO BE CONFIRMED

Cash flow or how to draw up a cash-flow statement using the indirect method

TO BE CONFIRMED | During this workshop you will learn step by step how to prepare a cash-flow statement using indirect method. You will not only get practical tips and an overview of the most common modifications (taxes, asset, setoffs, capitalization, etc.) but also a certainty that cash flow calculated from a balance sheet prepared using the indirect method always works out. We will also discuss the basic differences in the structure of cash flow according to CZ GAAP and IFRS and possible pitfalls during the preparation of consolidated cash flow.

Consolidation - basics according to IFRS and difference from CZ GAAP, accounting treatment of business transformation

TO BE CONFIRMED | Seminar addresses the basic rules of consolidation of an existing group and accounting for acquisitions and disposals of companies according to both CZ GAAP and IFRS. The seminar covers IFRS 10, IAS 28, IFRS 3 and IFRS 5. Practical examples illustrate basic consolidation adjustments, such as elimination of intercompany transactions and balances focused on inventories and fixed assets purchased within a group, goodwill, etc. The seminar also equips you to understand the accounting treatment of business transformations according to CZ GAAP and IFRS.

Financial Instruments

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar is aimed at providing a solid understanding of accounting for financial instruments in accordance with IFRS. The course is led by our experts who have extensive knowledge in training and consultancy in the area of financial and banking sector: IAS 32 Financial Instruments (Presentation), IAS 39 Financial Instruments (Recognition and measurement), IFRS 7 Financial Instruments (Disclosures).

Revenue recognition according to IFRS (IAS 18 and IAS 11) and presentation of new standard IFRS 15

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar is focused on practical examples of revenue recognition according to IAS 18 (Revenues) and IAS 11 (Construction Contracts) – mainly on accounting for discounts, benefits and special actions, loyalty programmes, multiple element agreements and long-term projects with more phases and the application of the percentage of completion method. The seminar also presents a new standard IFRS 15 on revenue recognition valid from 1 January 2017.

Impairment test of non-financial assets (goodwill and other fixed assets) and recognition and accounting for provision under IFRS

TO BE CONFIRMED | The first part of the seminar focuses on impairment testing of both tangible and intangible assets and goodwill according to IAS 36. A theoretical overview is followed by a summary of the most common pitfalls and by a practical example of calculation based on a model of future cash flow. The topic of the second part of the seminar summarises the requirements of IAS 37 for the recognition and measurement of provisions – it focuses on provisions for restructuring, decommission of assets, onerous contracts and employee and termination benefits. Practical examples show how the basic principle is applied.

Consolidation workshop – no more surprise in consolidation

TO BE CONFIRMED | This half-day seminar is suitable for those who want to put their theoretical knowledge of consolidation of balance sheet, income statements and statement of changes in own capital into practice according to IFRS (with small adjustments also applicable for CZ GAAP). You will go through a complex case study which includes consolidation of complex group with following specifics: subsidiary controlled for the whole period, newly acquired foreign subsidiary with non-controlling put option, associate, intercompany transactions (long, mid and short term), dividends payment, impairment of goodwill etc.

Hedge Accounting

TO BE CONFIRMED | Practical approach to applying hedge accounting in accordance with IAS 39. It will cover the fundamentals of hedge accounting (e.g. documentation requirements, hedge effectiveness testing etc.) and examples of applying the fundamentals in practice (e.g. cash flow hedging for forecast purchase or sales in a foreign currency).

IFRS 9

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar is addressed to the professionals from accounting, controlling and reporting departments and to the treasury and risk management professionals who currently deal with IAS 39 to IFRS 9 transition issues and those who need to know latest standard regulations to make decisions about the transition preparation and related changes. This course date will be mostly focused on financial sector issues.

Accounting for leasing according to CZ GAAP and IFRS, new exposure draft of IAS 17

TO BE CONFIRMED | The seminar focuses on accounting for operating and finance lease according to IAS 17. In the first part we will go through basic principles and related accounting entries of finance and operating leases, for both the lessee and lessor. You also learn about adjustments needed to transfer CZ GAAP accounting treatment to IFRS. The second part of the seminar focuses on more complex areas such as sale and lease back and the identification of contracts which are in substance lease. The main part is related to a summary of the exposure draft of IAS 17, which brings significant changes to lease accounting compared to current practices.

Consolidation - more complex groups, transactions under common control and consolidated cash flow

TO BE CONFIRMED | The seminar is focused on the consolidation of complex groups and accounting of changes in ownership of companies within a group during the year (step-by acquisitions, increase of ownership in subsidiary, etc.). You will learn about the implication of transactions under common control (e.g. merging subsidiaries, restructuring a group). We will also discuss the specifics of internal transactions or transactions with owners which are not transacted under market conditions and the impact of interest cost capitalization on the group.

Deferred tax according to CZ GAAP and IFRS - accounting and tax perspective

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar combines accounting and tax issues. In the first part we take you through pitfalls in tax (tax deductibility, temporary and permanent differences). The second part gives you knowledge of principles and how to calculate deferred tax. Practical examples summarise the majority of the situations attendees could find themselves in. The seminar also gives you knowledge of effective tax rate reconciliation as a control mechanism for calculating deferred tax and summarises the difference between calculating deferred tax according to CZ GAAP and IFRS.

IFRS update 2015

TO BE CONFIRMED | This course includes key information about standards or amendments that have recently come into effect and a summary of the impact of the standards effective in the EU since 1 January 2016 (for example new standard for revenues with practical examples of key changes, impact of IFRS 9 on impairment of receivables). A part of the course also focuses on the most common problem areas. This year we well focuse on impairment of non-financial assets, embadded derivatives (how identify them), derecognition of financial assets (factoring, sale of receivables with guarantee), sale and lease back, guarantees, government grants and segments (IFRS 8).

Basics of IFRS and differences between CZ GAAP and IFRS

TO BE CONFIRMED | Come to find out the most important differences between CZ GAAP and IFRS and make your day to day life easier. The seminar is focused on basic principles and rules of recognition and measurement according to IFRS. We stress the areas which have different treatment in CZ GAAP and IFRS such as tangible and intangible fixed assets, provisions, financial instruments, leasing, revenues, consolidation, etc. This seminar gives you a general overview of the above. Detailed information together with a number of practical examples are part of our other seminars focused especially on individual areas.


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


Diploma in IFRS (DipIFR)

Preparatory course for DipIFR exam - spring 2016

This programme is intended for all professionals working in accounting, audit and finance who want to take a qualification exam in International Financial Reporting and for those who want to broaden their knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of IFRS.


IFRS seminars

The financial statement for 2015 prepared according to IFRS as adopted by the European Union

TO BE CONFIRMED | This course focuses on the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union for the year with the ending date 31 December 2015. This course emphasizes the publishing of information that is now required in comparison to the year 2015 and focuses on common mistakes / deficiencies that arise when preparing the financial statements in accordance with IFRS, such as publishing regarding financial instruments (IFRS 7 and IFRS 13), the structure of the primary financial statements, publishing the impairment of non-financial assets, terminating activities and assets held for sale, related parties, etc. This course will introduce you to the publishing requirements and, in particular, help you to understand them.

Cash flow or how to draw up a cash-flow statement using the indirect method

TO BE CONFIRMED | During this workshop you will learn step by step how to prepare a cash-flow statement using indirect method. You will not only get practical tips and an overview of the most common modifications (taxes, asset, setoffs, capitalization, etc.) but also a certainty that cash flow calculated from a balance sheet prepared using the indirect method always works out. We will also discuss the basic differences in the structure of cash flow according to CZ GAAP and IFRS and possible pitfalls during the preparation of consolidated cash flow.

Consolidation - basics according to IFRS and difference from CZ GAAP, accounting treatment of business transformation

TO BE CONFIRMED | Seminar addresses the basic rules of consolidation of an existing group and accounting for acquisitions and disposals of companies according to both CZ GAAP and IFRS. The seminar covers IFRS 10, IAS 28, IFRS 3 and IFRS 5. Practical examples illustrate basic consolidation adjustments, such as elimination of intercompany transactions and balances focused on inventories and fixed assets purchased within a group, goodwill, etc. The seminar also equips you to understand the accounting treatment of business transformations according to CZ GAAP and IFRS.

Financial Instruments

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar is aimed at providing a solid understanding of accounting for financial instruments in accordance with IFRS. The course is led by our experts who have extensive knowledge in training and consultancy in the area of financial and banking sector: IAS 32 Financial Instruments (Presentation), IAS 39 Financial Instruments (Recognition and measurement), IFRS 7 Financial Instruments (Disclosures).

Hedge Accounting

TO BE CONFIRMED | Practical approach to applying hedge accounting in accordance with IAS 39. It will cover the fundamentals of hedge accounting (e.g. documentation requirements, hedge effectiveness testing etc.) and examples of applying the fundamentals in practice (e.g. cash flow hedging for forecast purchase or sales in a foreign currency).

Revenue recognition according to IFRS (IAS 18 and IAS 11) and presentation of new standard IFRS 15

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar is focused on practical examples of revenue recognition according to IAS 18 (Revenues) and IAS 11 (Construction Contracts) – mainly on accounting for discounts, benefits and special actions, loyalty programmes, multiple element agreements and long-term projects with more phases and the application of the percentage of completion method. The seminar also presents a new standard IFRS 15 on revenue recognition valid from 1 January 2017.

Impairment test of non-financial assets (goodwill and other fixed assets) and recognition and accounting for provision under IFRS

TO BE CONFIRMED | The first part of the seminar focuses on impairment testing of both tangible and intangible assets and goodwill according to IAS 36. A theoretical overview is followed by a summary of the most common pitfalls and by a practical example of calculation based on a model of future cash flow. The topic of the second part of the seminar summarises the requirements of IAS 37 for the recognition and measurement of provisions – it focuses on provisions for restructuring, decommission of assets, onerous contracts and employee and termination benefits. Practical examples show how the basic principle is applied.

Consolidation workshop – no more surprise in consolidation

TO BE CONFIRMED | This half-day seminar is suitable for those who want to put their theoretical knowledge of consolidation of balance sheet, income statements and statement of changes in own capital into practice according to IFRS (with small adjustments also applicable for CZ GAAP). You will go through a complex case study which includes consolidation of complex group with following specifics: subsidiary controlled for the whole period, newly acquired foreign subsidiary with non-controlling put option, associate, intercompany transactions (long, mid and short term), dividends payment, impairment of goodwill etc.

Accounting for leasing according to CZ GAAP and IFRS, new exposure draft of IAS 17

TO BE CONFIRMED | The seminar focuses on accounting for operating and finance lease according to IAS 17. In the first part we will go through basic principles and related accounting entries of finance and operating leases, for both the lessee and lessor. You also learn about adjustments needed to transfer CZ GAAP accounting treatment to IFRS. The second part of the seminar focuses on more complex areas such as sale and lease back and the identification of contracts which are in substance lease. The main part is related to a summary of the exposure draft of IAS 17, which brings significant changes to lease accounting compared to current practices.

Consolidation - more complex groups, transactions under common control and consolidated cash flow

TO BE CONFIRMED | The seminar is focused on the consolidation of complex groups and accounting of changes in ownership of companies within a group during the year (step-by acquisitions, increase of ownership in subsidiary, etc.). You will learn about the implication of transactions under common control (e.g. merging subsidiaries, restructuring a group). We will also discuss the specifics of internal transactions or transactions with owners which are not transacted under market conditions and the impact of interest cost capitalization on the group.

Deferred tax according to CZ GAAP and IFRS - accounting and tax perspective

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar combines accounting and tax issues. In the first part we take you through pitfalls in tax (tax deductibility, temporary and permanent differences). The second part gives you knowledge of principles and how to calculate deferred tax. Practical examples summarise the majority of the situations attendees could find themselves in. The seminar also gives you knowledge of effective tax rate reconciliation as a control mechanism for calculating deferred tax and summarises the difference between calculating deferred tax according to CZ GAAP and IFRS.

IFRS update 2015

TO BE CONFIRMED | This course includes key information about standards or amendments that have recently come into effect and a summary of the impact of the standards effective in the EU since 1 January 2016 (for example new standard for revenues with practical examples of key changes, impact of IFRS 9 on impairment of receivables). A part of the course also focuses on the most common problem areas. This year we well focuse on impairment of non-financial assets, embadded derivatives (how identify them), derecognition of financial assets (factoring, sale of receivables with guarantee), sale and lease back, guarantees, government grants and segments (IFRS 8).

IFRS 9

TO BE CONFIRMED | This seminar is addressed to the professionals from accounting, controlling and reporting departments and to the treasury and risk management professionals who currently deal with IAS 39 to IFRS 9 transition issues and those who need to know latest standard regulations to make decisions about the transition preparation and related changes. This course date will be mostly focused on financial sector issues.

Basics of IFRS and differences between CZ GAAP and IFRS

TO BE CONFIRMED | Come to find out the most important differences between CZ GAAP and IFRS and make your day to day life easier. The seminar is focused on basic principles and rules of recognition and measurement according to IFRS. We stress the areas which have different treatment in CZ GAAP and IFRS such as tangible and intangible fixed assets, provisions, financial instruments, leasing, revenues, consolidation, etc. This seminar gives you a general overview of the above. Detailed information together with a number of practical examples are part of our other seminars focused especially on individual areas.

Part II: Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement (3 days)

15 - 17 MARCH | Conduct Engagement; Conduct Specific Engagements; Monitor Engagement Outcomes; Fraud Knowledge Elements; Engagement Tools

Part III: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (5 days)

SPRING 2016 | The new CIA exam Part 3 topics tested include governance and business ethics; risk management; organizational structure, including business processes and risks; communication; management and leadership principles; information technology and business continuity; financial management; and the global business environment.

Part I: The Internal Audit activity‘s role in governance, risk and control (3 days)

TO BE CONFIRMED | Comply with the IIA’s Attribute Standards; Establish a Risk-based Plan to Determine the Priorities of the Internal Audit Activity; Understand the Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Organizational Governance; Perform other Internal Audit Roles and Responsibilities; Governance, Risk and Control Knowledge Elements; Plan Engagements

 

Tax Academy

Tax Academy – Welcome to the world of taxes - 2015/2016

TO BE CONFIRMED | Would you like to understand the basic principles of Czech and international taxes? Then this program is designed just for you!

 

Employment of Foreigners

Employment of foreigners - Full two-day programme

9 - 10 MARCH | As the result of the new amendment to the “Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals”, new legal changes have been brought into force. The aim of this programme is to acquaint participants with this issue and its impact on work permits and other aspects related to the employment of foreign nationals in the Czech Republic.

Basic Level Training

13 - 14 APRIL | Our course provides you with fundamental concepts, processes and techniques to successfully manage projects. You will decrease stress in relation to keeping a project together and increase the probability of finishing the project on time, on budget and to specification.

Basic Level Training

13 - 14 JUNE | Our course provides you with fundamental concepts, processes and techniques to successfully manage projects. You will decrease stress in relation to keeping a project together and increase the probability of finishing the project on time, on budget and to specification.

PRINCE2 Foundation

7 - 9 MARCH | Individuals who need to strengthen their project management skill sets, those who are new to project management, or project managers seeking project management certification.

PRINCE2 Foundation + Practitioner

7 - 11 MARCH | If you’re an experienced project manager, team manager or assurance staff looking to demonstrate your skills, stand out to employers and maximise your potential, the Prince2 Practitioner credential is the right choice for you.

People Management and Motivation

24 - 25 FEBRUARY | This course is very useful for those who need to organise and manage other people, lead them on the job formally and informally, motivate them and deliver team results. The interactive two-day programme will give you not only knowledge but also experience and will cover all key managerial skills such as planning, setting goals, leading, communication, motivation, checking and feedback within the team.

Presentation Skills

8 - 9 MARCH | This highly interactive course is aimed at presenters who want to improve their skills and techniques in planning and delivering presentations. There will be short inputs, discussions and activity sessions to practise techniques and build skills/style flexibility. The majority of the course is focused on the participants actually doing and exchanging feedback on different types of presentation to put these new ideas into practice.

Negotiation Skills

10 - 11 MARCH | For individuals who want to prepare for situations that involve negotiations they may encounter and to develop their capability of running effective negotiations, which lead to building strong relationships with clients and provide new business opportunities. By the end of the course, participants will be able to use the techniques and skills required for successful negotiations and become more confident about their abilities to negotiate.

Coaching in the Workplace

21 MARCH | This workshop helps participants to identify and practice the core skills of coaching and to put them into practice in a safe but real environment. They will primarily develop skills in using a non-directive approach to managing and leading people. By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the key coaching models and techniques as well as start using coaching as part of everyday life, formal and informal situations and alongside management processes.

Communication - Assertiveness

22 MARCH | Learn how to interact effectively and express your needs. Assertive communication can strengthen your relationships, reduce stress from conflict and provide you with social support when facing difficult times. It is a key skill within personal and business relationships.  The course will help participants to understand various communication techniques and styles and to use them to develop mutual respect with others.

Time Management

14 APRIL | Learn to manage your energy and time - for individuals who want to become knowledgeable about personal and team time-management techniques and simply organise their working time more effectively. The course objectives involve diagnosing your own time management style, identifying priorities, facing various tasks from different people, and planning work effectively according to time schedules.

Influencing Skills

TO BE CONFIRMED | This two-day programme is for individuals who need to influence others effectively in a complex, multi-cultured environment. The course is very interactive and will focus on recognising predominant influence styles, behaviours and individual barriers to influence, as well as practicing and utilising relevant skills in various situations and increasing options and confidence when influencing others.