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25 November 2019

The 21st century accountant: the future of your profession

Category: MASTER COURSE

This course is for accountants who plan to be working in the profession in the next decade or beyond and draws on the latest research to demonstrate how to develop skills and behaviours so that the profession retains its value in the modern business environment.

Who should attend?
This course is vital for any accountants who plan to be working in the profession in the next decade or beyond. It draws on the latest research by ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and IFAC to demonstrate how we need to develop our skills and behaviours so that our profession retains its value in the modern business environment.

What you will gain
The rate of business change is increasing exponentially. Developments in technology are driving new commercial models and ways of working which have the potential to make the role of the professional accountant redundant.

This course begins by considering the current skill-set of a professional accountant and how this has evolved over the past thirty years. It should not come as a surprise to discover that there is a gap between the accountant’s perceived skill-set and what business partners need from them. The course therefore considers how we, individually and as a profession, need to close this gap so that we retain our position as value-adding, strategic business leaders.

Programme outline

  • the accountant as a business adviser (lean production, beyond budgeting)
  • the commercial demands of the modern business environment (integrated reporting, business partnering)
  • the impact of technology on the role of the accountant (the changing shape of the finance function, big data and Artificial Intelligence)
  • business models of the future (including platform-based, mass-customisation and mega-hyperlocal)
  • practical steps that accountants need to take to reposition themselves as strategic business leaders

The course starts at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable).

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
25 November 2019 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.


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We can develop tailored training programmes to enhance the finance and business skills of staff across your organisation. To discuss how we can meet your learning and development needs please email us.

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If you have any queries please email cima@bpp.com or phone us on: +44 (0)3300 603400.

The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

This course will be delivered by BPP Professional Education Limited (“BPP”).  Accordingly, when you sign up for this course, CIMA will pass on the contact details you have provided to BPP so that they can contact you to complete your booking and process payment.  BPP will process any personal information it collects about you in accordance with its privacy policy, which is available at: http://www.bpp.com/professional-education/privacy

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