We provide an extensive programme of specialist courses for business and finance professionals. Our courses are suitable for every level of staff from new starters to specialists. All our courses are delivered in a practical, interactive workshop-style environment. We limit the number of attendees so we can deliver a more personal experience. We provide you with everything you need on the day – from comprehensive course materials to full refreshments. Our courses will provide a great learning experience!

The Role and Responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors

Regulatory and legal requirements have increased scrutiny on how well organisations in all sectors are governed. A key aspect of this is the role of non-executive directors (‘NEDs’). NEDs have an increasing responsibility to bring more skills and experience to the Boardroom ensuring that they provide an appropriate level of stewardship and challenge in an ever-complex landscape. The Role of Non-Executive Directors practical and interactive course provides delegates with the essential knowledge and understanding to discharge these responsibilities. It gives an up-to-date review of best corporate governance practices.

Trade and Export Finance

This course will provide delegates with an Introduction to international trade and key risks, an explanation on the use of trade instruments and documentation to mitigate risk and also provide an overview of the methods of financing export trade transactions.

Transfer Pricing

The OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (‘BEPS’) project was launched as a game changer for Transfer Pricing (‘TP’) practice – but expectations are in some areas being scaled back. This Transfer Pricing course is intended as a comprehensive brief for tax professionals on what has changed (and on what has not changed) in the TP area and in closely related areas such as thin capitalisation, debt deductibility and rules on permanent establishments. It also covers what co-operation is now likely between tax administrations, country-by-country reporting, the Mutual Agreement Procedure and Advance Pricing Agreements as well as the UK’s attempt to ‘go it alone’ – the Diverted Profits Tax.

Understanding and Interpreting Accounts – Day 1

This Interpreting Accounts – Day 1 course provides delegates with the core accounting principles they need to be aware of to read and analyse a set of accounts effectively. Day 1 aims to demystify company accounts and covers basic accounting principles and explains the real meaning of accounting jargon. Day 2 (which can be booked separately) applies this foundation knowledge to financial analysis skills and how to measure financial performance. The course is intended for those with no previous accounting experience who need to be able to understand and interpret a set of accounts.

Understanding and Interpreting Accounts – Day 2

This is day two of a two-day programme which provides delegates with the core accounting principles they need to be aware of to read and analyse a set of accounts effectively. Day 1 of the course aims to demystify company accounts and covers basic accounting principles and explains the real meaning of accounting jargon. Day 2 applies this foundation knowledge to financial analysis skills and how to measure financial performance. The course is intended for those with no previous accounting experience who need to be able to understand and interpret a set of accounts.

Update for Company Secretaries

This course provides an essential update for company secretaries about changes that have occurred within the last year and changes that are likely to happen in the foreseeable future. The course will cover the changes introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Deregulation Act 2015.

Upgrading the Basel Accords

This is essentially a “Basel IV” update course aimed at participants with some knowledge of the existing post-2012 prudential regulatory framework based on Basel I to III and CRD IV.

It targets the changes in the context of the package of EU directives and regulations applicable in the European Economic Area.

The course will be a technical overview – more than just a high level outline but equally will not attempt to get mired in the detailed calculations. It is not designed to meet the needs of participants who wish to know how the detailed calculations are executed. Rather, it aims to provide a clear line of sight through to the business model implications of the changes.

The overarching objective of the course will be to provide participants with the requisite knowledge to be able to understand, challenge and appreciate the business model implications of the new metrics provided to them by their colleagues who run the numbers.

VAT – Partial Exemption for the Not-for-profit Sector

This course is designed to explore the ways partial exemption affects the social housing and not for profit sectors in general. It examines the rules in detail including the complexities of cost attribution, the distinction between partial exemption and non-business calculations, the standard method of apportionment and special methods. As well as an in-depth analysis of statute law, it will examine how case law has fashioned policy and practice. The course is particularly intended for those who prepare or are responsible for the VAT returns of a housing association or charity, as well as their advisers. A sound grasp of the basic rules of VAT is assumed. At the end of the course:

  • participants will have a clear understanding of how partial exemption affects their organisation and how the recovery of VAT can be maximised through its application
  • awareness of VAT-saving possibilities will be heightened
  • junior staff will become familiar with the right questions to ask, and
  • senior staff will have clear guidance towards making key decisions

VAT after Brexit

VAT was only introduced into the UK because the UK joined the Common Market (now the EU) in 1973. VAT was the indirect tax system of choice in the original six member states. Although the UK has voted to leave the EU, VAT will remain in place. Since the UK imposed VAT in 1973, VAT has become the system of choice in most developed countries (sometimes referred to as GST). All systems are modelled on the EU principle.

Once the UK has left the EU, it will not have to be bound by EU law and regulation. This means there are likely to be changes to the VAT system. The UK will be free to set its own rates and will not be bound by EU law and practices.

What is certain is that there are bound to be changes for businesses which have transactions with EU countries and there will be a number of VAT implications as a result of Brexit.

The aim of this half-day course is to explain the definite changes which will have to be made to the VAT system post Brexit and discuss likely changes.

VAT and Charities

The VAT and Charities course is designed to provide a thorough explanation of the principles of VAT applicable to charities. At the end of the course, delegates will have a clear understanding of the most significant compliance issues and planning opportunities.

Awareness of VAT-saving possibilities will be heightened at all staff levels within charities and for all those who make supplies to or receive supplies from them. Junior staff will become familiar with the right questions to ask and senior staff will receive clear guidance in making key, strategic decisions.

VAT and Customs Duty – Controlling Import Costs

This detailed VAT and Customs Duty course deals with import VAT but concentrates on the Customs Duty implications of importing goods into the UK and other Member States of the EU.  It points out the possible areas for Customs Duty savings and also the potential problem areas for the unaware.

 

VAT and Customs Duty in the Oil and Gas Industry

VAT and customs duty issues in the oil and gas industry are many, varied and often very complex. This course gives comprehensive guidance on all the UK indirect tax rules in this sector.

More about our courses

With our extensive programme of Accounting and Finance, Taxation, VAT, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Markets and Corporate Treasury, and Charities courses, we can help improve the knowledge and efficiency of your entire team and keep you ahead of ever-changing regulations and developments.

You can easily ask questions and discuss scenarios relevant to your business or workplace. Our comprehensive courses aim to provide a thorough understanding of specific topic areas. As well as a range of refresher and update courses to assist you if you need to update your knowledge.

Whichever course you attend, our expert trainers have been carefully selected for their knowledge and experience. They deliver the courses from a practical perspective giving you the skills to enable you to use what you’ve learned back in the office. 

Onsite training – All courses can be run onsite and tailored to meet your specific training needs. We can also put together bespoke courses if you do not see anything that meets your requirements in our programme. Our trainers are specialists in their respective fields and deliver engaging and informative courses supported by relevant course materials. Find out more here.

If you have an enquiry regarding any one of our courses or you are interested in running a course onsite, our training team would be delighted to help. You can call us on 0844 873 2121 or by contacting us on courses@quorumtraining.com.

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