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!

Double Tax Treaties in Corporate International Tax Planning

Tax treaties are a dynamic area of the international tax field. Tax practitioners need to become thoroughly familiar with all crucial aspects of double tax treaties. Illustrated with numerous practical examples, this Double Tax Treaties in Corporate International Tax Planning course will cover pertinent cases, government actions and trends across the world that interpret and apply tax treaties to business operations.

The course will be based on an analysis of the relevant articles of the OECD Model Treaty in relation to the crucial role they play in international tax planning for UK companies expanding and operating abroad; and for foreign companies doing business and investing into the UK.

Effective Business Writing and Reporting

This Business Writing and Reporting participative course introduces key principles of effective business writing through a range of real life examples and practical activities. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the key principles learnt in a range of practical exercises.

Participants will leave the course able to:

  • identify the features of effective business writing and incorporate them into their own correspondence and reports
  • write clearly and concisely so as to avoid ambiguity and retain the reader’s attention
  • avoid common obstructions to effective written communications, such as poor sentence or paragraph construction
  • write in an appropriate tone, depending on the purpose and readership of the written communication
  • present information in a visually appealing and easy to assimilate way.

Effective Compliance – The Management of Legal and Regulatory Risk

Failure to comply with relevant laws and regulations can severely damage an organisation’s profits and, perhaps more importantly, its reputation. Effective compliance is essential for an organisation to succeed in the long term.  This practical, interactive course provides an overview of requirements examining the twin-track nature of compliance.  First, the external component – the necessity of complying with applicable laws and regulations and secondly, the internal component – the need for all employees to comply with internal policies, procedures and controls.

Effective Risk Management – How Modern Techniques Can Add Value to your Business

Effective risk management is essential for success in all business sectors today.   This effective risk management interactive course shows delegates how any organisation is capable of achieving this by taking a proportionate, value-added approach.  It provides practical advice on the essentials of the process (how to identify, assess, control and report on risk) and looks at modern risk models such as COSO from the private sector and the Orange Book from the public sector.  The course takes delegates through the techniques of the modern risk-management toolkit – risk registers, incident reporting, databases and key risk indicators – and shows how these are used to add value.

Efficient and Effective Treasury Management

This course will demonstrate how and why good treasury practices can be cost-effective and can improve corporate efficiency and it will put the treasury department in context with the rest of the organisation. Use this programme to “health-check” your own treasury department as we will overview all of the key functional areas, discussing ways and means to increase treasury efficiency. As treasury skills and applications become more widely recognised both inside and outside the company, it is vital to fully understand “best practice” and ensure that staff understand their own roles, responsibilities and how the corporate culture in an organisation will influence their treasury activities. In the wake of the recent developments with Dodd Frank, EMIR and the new accounting standards, this is more important than ever.

Engaging Self-Employed Consultants and Workers – Are they Really Self-Employed?

This very practical course will review the very important question ‘are consultants and workers really employed or self-employed?’ Practical planning solutions will also be given, including IR35, and the proposed changes to the taxation of owners of personal service companies.

A review will also be undertaken of the new agency tax regime and false self-employment.

This course will give delegates a very concise and practical understanding of whether individuals are really self-employed or an employee.

Excel Modelling Two-day Workshop

This excel modelling comprehensive training course builds a complete model over two days. The emphasis is on applied financial Excel to demonstrate how to build robust analytical models that provide useful management information.

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

The aim of this Finance for Non-Finance Managers course is to give delegates a thorough grounding in the latest financial analysis skills and techniques.

  • Key learning outcomes
  • A greater understanding of financial measures
  • How marketing variables impact financial performance
  • The issues for marketing professionals in creating business cases
  • Understanding and applying investment criteria – payback, IRR, NPV
  • Applying shareholder value principles to marketing
  • You will learn how to interpret the three important financial statements, namely cash flow, balance sheets and the income statement.
  • Using recent, fresh case studies we will examine how to categorise costs. Capex or Opex? Fixed or variable? What these terms mean and why they matter.
  • You will learn how your company evaluates capital projects and makes it investment choices.
  • By the end of the workshop you will be comfortable talking to the Finance department and even talk some of their language

You will gain a wide range of practical experience through many exercises, discussions and case studies.  Our finance training directly addresses delegate challenges and learning objectives leading to the understanding of the principles of corporate finance. Over 60 percent of the course is going to be delegate input; discussions, working in groups and analysing financial data

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

This Finance for Non-Finance Managers training course covers the core areas of finance and accounting that are essential knowledge for managers from any discipline.

Participants will leave the course with a sound grasp of financial terminology and concepts, as well as increased confidence in using and interpreting financial information.

Finance Management Skills

This course will equip you with all the skills required to perform financial management duties with the necessary accuracy and efficiency.  The course will teach vital practical skills related to interpreting financial statements and accounts, budgeting and general finance management such as discounted cash flows.  It will serve as an ideal refresher for those who might not have used these skills for a while.

Topic areas will be further enhanced by examples and case studies to ensure principles are fully grasped – improving delegates’ technical and practical skills.

Finance Technical Update

This technical update will cover all the latest developments across a variety of topics. It will highlight challenges, identify potential risks and provide you with the expert guidance you need to stay ahead of the game.

Financial Awareness for Executive Support Staff

This course aims to provide the essential financial awareness and understanding of financial issues which is needed by executive support staff to contribute in a proactive role.  Accounting jargon will be clearly explained.

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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