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Technical compliance course

BarryBarry Well-KnownRegistered Posts: 101
Anybody from here going to the technical compliance course at ACCA in London on 14th October. Be great to meet up if you are. I am going with 2 colleagues. The lecturer is Steve Collings , the same one as on here I believe. Steve it will be nice to meet you also.

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  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    Steve would love you to ask him whether you should disclose dividends in related party transactions!!

    (He's taken a bit of a beating on accountingweb about it)
  • BarryBarry Well-Known Registered Posts: 101
    I once asked a question on there and they're a real nasty bunch. I never asked since and it wasn't s basic question it just went into an argument. I have never visited since and never want to. Hopefully Steve gave as good as he got.
  • Steve CollingsSteve Collings Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 997
    Steve would love you to ask him whether you should disclose dividends in related party transactions!!

    (He's taken a bit of a beating on accountingweb about it)

    Haha! You get used to it! Every lecturer on the CPD circuit will tell you that there are some accountants who just don't like what you tell them and if it is not what they want to hear, off on the defensive they go.

    Yes I am the lecturer at ACCA on 14.10.11 and look forward to meeting you (and anyone else who might be attending from here) on the morning.

    Kind regards
    Steve
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    I'll be there.
  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    Go on Dean, I dare you to ask him and then argue whether it should be disclosed or not - he'll love it (wooden spoon now put away)
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    No, he'll have his arguments ready for that one. I'll have to find something really obscure.

    Maybe disclosures relating to an investment in an LLP where profit-sharing ratios differ from capital ratios..
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    How do I get details of this course?
  • katie2008katie2008 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 294
    may be advertised on the ACCA forums/website?
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Glynis wrote: »
    How do I get details of this course?

    It is probably a bit beneath you Glynis.

    You could probably deliver the course yourself.
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    I was thinking it might help in my work and my studies actually.
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    Glynis wrote: »
    How do I get details of this course?

    http://uk.accaglobal.com/uk/members/professional_courses/events/

    You're welcome ;)
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    Thank you. Someone had sent me the link,
    Is it right that they want £65 for this? Surely there must be some consessions available. AAT put on free courses so why on earth are The ACCA charging this? It's scandalous.
  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    ACCA put on branch events for free as do AAT.

    These courses are charged for as are some AAT CPD courses. They've had to pay speakers, hire rooms etc. Of course they charge for it - it's not scandalous at all!
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    Even so £65 is incredibly expensive. Does anyone know if they offer aCCA student members a discount considering we have to pay subscriptions and exam fees as well?
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    The last AAT mastercourse I went on cost much more than £65. For a speaker like Steve at ACCA level £65 is well worth it IMO.
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    What really angers me is that it just seems to be all taking with ACCA. I've spent nearly £1000 on just one exam since I started ACCA and they don't even give discount on there courses. That's what is scandalous. I have also written to PQ magazine about this as I am really annoyed with it.
  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    No concessions, this is generally meant as CPD for qualified members who pay a lot more in subscriptions than student membership!


    Maybe you should resign in protest at ACCA's fees!
  • Steve CollingsSteve Collings Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 997
    Glynis

    ACCA will charge its members for these types of courses as Annette has correctly said they are for CPD purposes. You should be aware that courses like this are NOT tutorial courses like BPP/Kaplan offer - they are not for a specific ACCA paper (indeed I no longer lecture for students anymore) - they are for ACCA members in practice. The course I am presenting is specifically for those involved in the preparation of statutory accounts for clients (or company, for accountants in industry), hence why the brochures advertising these sorts of courses are only sent to ACCA members.

    You need to be aware of this before committing to the seminar to avoid further disappointment. In any event, I would not advise coming on this course if you are not directly involved in the production of statutory financial statements.

    Regards
    Steve
  • GlynisGlynis Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 488
    I know that Steve but I am trying to find a job in an accountancy office. ACCA don't teach you how to do that do they? I thought that by attending this course I will get a sight of what needs to be done but I cannot afford to pay £65 seeing as I have to pay yet another blasted examination fee to them.
    It is clear that we students don't get any help or support to progress ourselves. You would have at least thought that courses organised by them would have carried a discount.
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    Why on earth should ACCA teach you how to get a job in practice?!

    Glynis put the money towards a tutorial course instead and if you begrudge paying the exam fee so much don't sit the exam!
  • RASRAS Well-Known Registered Posts: 124
    Glynis, I very much doubt that attending this course will help you find a job in practice. It does appear that it is geared for people who are already in practice preparing accounts for clients. I really don`t think complaining about course fees is going to help you at all. Most courses, both AAT and ACCA are paid events, that is the way it is.
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Maybe you should resign in protest at ACCA's fees!

    Great idea!

    Take a stand Glynis.
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