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Take your team to the next level

Undertaking relevant and regular CPD is an important way for you and your team to stay abreast of new developments and best practice. It can boost team motivation, which in turn will improve the quality of work and lead to increased client satisfaction.

And if your team are members of a professional body they will be required to undertake a set amount of verifiable CPD by 31 December. 

IFA Direct, our flexible programme of online CPD-compliant modules will enhance your team’s knowledge and skills and help them adapt as their role changes and progresses.

Register by 6 September for the following modules which run from 23 September 2019 – 1 November 2019: 

  • 107 Financial statements, internal controls and systems in a business environment
  • 201 Management information
  • 301 Assurance

Or register by 25 October for these modules which run from 11 November 2019 – 20 December 2019: 

  • 108 Budgeting in a business environment
  • 209 Financial reporting
  • 302 Advanced taxation

Modules are studied one at a time over a six-week period. Materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is also invaluable access to an expert academic adviser with 5 hours of contact time per week. It means that key staff can study without leaving the office.

Being an IFA student brings access to a community of like-minded professionals who benefit from access to supportive branch meetings, expert technical materials and inspiring conferences and CPD workshops.  

We also ensure that IFA Direct does not cover subjects which are irrelevant to small businesses. For example, there is no audit module as small businesses and practices fall below the audit threshold.   

The IFA Direct programme consists of 10 modules in total providing a choice of key subject areas.

  • 103 Principles of taxation
  • 104 Credit management and control
  • 107 Financial statements, internal controls and systems in a business environment
  • 108 Budgeting in a business environment
  • 201 Management information
  • 203 Law for accounting
  • 208 Business finance
  • 209 Financial reporting
  • 301 Assurance
  • 302 Advanced taxation

The modules can also be used to study towards gaining IFA membership. Becoming part of a professional body will enhance the professional reputation of your team by developing relevant knowledge and skills. They will gain a broader and deeper understanding of key subjects relevant to accountants in or supporting small businesses.