Problem Solving for Accountants

by Alan Nelson

This course will help you to develop one of the key skills of the accountant of the future. Learn how to establish the root causes of problems and master a variety of problem-solving techniques to help you develop, propose and implement effective solutions for your organisation.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Identify and understand problems
  • Gather and analyse data to gain further insights into your problem and inform your proposed solutions
  • Unlock your creative thinking to create innovative and compelling solutions
  • Decide who to involve in the development of possible solutions
  • Assess and implement the best solutions for your organisation

About the course

As the reporting of historical performance is increasingly automated, accountants can add more value by identifying problems in organisations and proposing solutions. This involves a level of creativity that many find scary, but which we can all develop if we make the effort to do so.

This course will help you get better at identifying and solving problems in your organisation. You'll discover how to establish the root causes of problems and how you can use a variety of problem-solving techniques to develop and implement suitable solutions. The course highlights the importance of data analysis and creative thinking as well as deciding who to involve in the process. It will help you to ensure that you propose solutions that achieve the best outcomes for those affected.

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Contents

  • Understanding the problem
    • The accountant's role
    • Developing your problem-solving skills
    • Defining the problem
    • Assessing the problem
    • Identifying the root cause of the problem
    • The importance of teamwork
    • Involving people in the problem
  • Using data analysis
    • Using the data
    • The role of data analysis
    • Gathering different types of data
    • Understanding big data
    • Analysing big data
    • Using analytics tools
    • They don't know what they want!
    • Visualising data
  • Using creativity
    • The role of creativity
    • Creative characteristics
    • Encouraging creative thinking
    • Using creative tools
    • Brainstorming
    • Presenting solutions
    • Following the creative process
  • Deciding on a solution
    • Combining data analysis and creativity
    • Involving people in the solution
    • Selecting the right solution
    • Choosing and selling your solution
    • Communicating the solution
    • Implementing the solution
    • Embracing doubt

Author

Alan Nelson

After studying economics, Alan began his career in accountancy before moving into senior management positions in the book trade. He founded Nelson Croom, the publisher of accountingcpd.net which he has run ever since. He is currently Chair of ICAEW’s Practice Assurance Committee and a member of IFA’s Regulatory Committee.

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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Access to this course
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Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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Course

Need just a few unitshourshours?

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
Access period120 days
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs

Pick n Mix

All you need for this year's CPD.

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours21 units20 hours21 hours
Access period120 days
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
Learn more

Team

Keep your whole team up to date.

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours1,000+ unitshourshours
Access period12+ months
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
Learn more

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