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New online cpd course on Outsourcing
MAY 16, 2013
have just launched our newest online cpd course, Outsourcing
by Alan Lewin
There are many potential benefits to outsourcing - reduction of costs, increased company focus in key areas, variable costs structures, access to skills – but there are also potential risks. Whether you are advising clients or overseeing outsourcing activity in your own organisation, this course will help you to set up, maintain and monitor outsourcing relationships.
course helps you to discover the real benefits and challenges of outsourcing, and helps you decide if it will work for you. The course can count as 4 hours of verifiable cpd, so buy it today
to use it as part of your 2013 cpd.
April 30, 2013
In the final blog of the series author Brian Plowman brings you his top tips when looking to achieve working capital optimisation and summarises this series of blogs.
By Brian Plowman
Avoiding the pitfalls
Top ten tips when looking to achieve working capital optimisation:
WCO programmes must extend beyond the finance function and engage the company’s entire managerial team. Do not think that all working capital management problems can be addressed by treasury alone.
Do not artificially adjust working capital levels through delaying payments to suppliers or indiscriminately stepping up collection activities in order to boost quarter- or year-end performance metrics. In business, as in physics, every action is met with an opposite reaction. Delaying payments to vendors may...
ARPIL 03, 2013
Juan Carlos Venegas, author of the recently published Anti-Money Laundering
, shows you just why it is so important.
by Juan Carlos Venegas
Do you remember when a famous magician performed the amazing feat of making the Statute of Liberty disappear right before the eyes of thousands of people in New York and millions more on TV?
Did the Statue of Liberty disappear? We know that it did not, although we don't know how the magician made it appear to have done so.
Money laundering is in essence like stage magic. Does the money actually disappear? Obviously not, it just changes form and gets harder to find, giving the impression that it is clean. The job of the money launderer is, like that of the magician, to use proven and secret techniques to make money obtained in a ...
MARCH 22, 2013
Money laundering is something that happens in almost every country in the world. A single scheme can involve transferring money through several countries in order to obscure its origins. Money laundering, at its simplest, is the act of making money that comes from Source A look like it comes from Source B. In practice, criminals are trying to disguise the origins of money obtained through illegal activities so it looks like it was obtained from legal sources and the methods used by money launderers are many and varied.
will introduce you to the concept of 'money laundering' and how it works. You will learn about money laundering schemes and understand the principles and the methods used. The course shows you how to comply with regulations, what is required from you and how to report laundering.
can count as 4 hours of cpd and is available as part of our 2 for 1 special offer. So buy it today and use the promo code ACPD156
to get any other course completely free.
MARCH 20, 2013
1 Trade Mark 2472440: Pharos Informatics Ltd - Alliance Partner, Develin & Partners.
Brian Plowman, author of Activity Based Management
, brings you penultimate part in his series of blogs on Working Capital Optimisation, this week looking at The CapCut® approach.
By Brian Plowman
The CapCut® approach to Working Capital Optimisation
A working capital optimisation project requires discipline in terms of analysis to determine the root causes of problems, propose improvements, model the benefits and implement the changes.
What are the current and future challenges that CAPCUT1
- Liquidity is an issue for every organisation. Credit is tight and credit ratings are in disarray. CAPCUT offers an understanding of the 'drivers' that are affecting why an organisation may not be seen in the best possible light by investors/credit agencies re historic measures of WC ie DPO/DSO/DI
- CAPCUT offers a semblance of KPI's that a bank/PE/VC/financial institution can appreciate as we...
MARCH 12, 2013
In the fifth part of his series on Working Capital Optimisation Brian Plowman, author of Activity Based Management
, looks at the profound affect late payment can have on SMEs and what they can do about it.
By Brian Plowman
Can Supply Chain Knowledge save a debtor situation?
.....and avoid an internal credit crunch!
CEOs and CFOs regularly review sales figures and apply metrics that provide them with some visibility of how their organisations are performing in relation to Days Sales Outstanding (DSO). However this number can still mask serious supply chain issues that need immediate attention.
Why?... Because DSO is a lagging indicator in that the problem has already occurred for it to be reflected in the DSO. And even the DSO report date can itself be 30 days old. The real need is to get one step ahead of the causes of problems so you control the DSO. And as the following cases indicate, only a thorough...
2 for 1 on online cpd courses
MARCH 5, 2013
Do you find you leave most of your cpd until the end of the year? accountingcpd.net
want to help you avoid this situation so we are offering 2 for 1 on all courses in March to get you started early.
This means you could get eight of your required CPD hours completed now, for just £75, without leaving your desk.
You can choose from any of our courses
. Simply go to accountingcpd.net
, follow the usual purchase procedure, and enter the promotional code ACPD156 when prompted.*
*Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
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