Top 5 webinars for accountants in the public sector

Here we’ve handpicked 5 webinars for accountants in the public sector from the AAT Future Finance Online conference which ran from 8-11 June. All webinars are free to watch on-demand and are exclusively for AAT members.

1. What’s the future for accountants in the tech revolution

Essential for every accountant who plans to be working in the profession in ten years’ time, this session provides crucial steps in identifying how to future-proof your career.

During this session we’ll also discuss:

  • ‘big data’ and why it has surpassed oil as humanity’s most valuable asset
  • how Artificial, machine learning and big data analytics are being used within the accountancy profession.

Watch the future of accounting webinar

This session explains how and why digital technology is impacting the accountancy profession. It uses the latest institute research to demonstrate how the skills being demanded from accountants are changing and the implications for those of us working in the profession.

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2. Charity accounts – essential updates and refresher

Perfect for all finance professionals working in or engaged by charities in relation to accounting, reporting and governance.  

During this session you’ll learn: 

– what’s new in the Charities SORP 
– what changes are on the horizon 
– a practical refresher on all key areas of charity accounting. 

Watch the charity accounts webinar

Focusing on the specific requirements of the charity and not-for-profit sector, this session will take a detailed look at the recent findings from the Charity Commission and amendments to the Charities SORP (FRS 102), as well as updates on the directions for independent examinations.

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3. Confidence and decision making

Duncan Brodie, Managing Director at Goals and Achievements and Andi Lonnen, International trainer at the Finance Training Academy talked through the steps that AAT members could take to become better decision-makers.

Webinar: making decisions with confidence

Two seasoned finance professionals take you through the practical steps you can take to become a more confident decision-maker.

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4. Technical top-up: an accountant’s guide to payroll in 2021

It’s safe to say that this year has presented a number of challenges for finance professionals in payroll and with influences such as Brexit, tech advancements and legislation changes it’s likely that there are still many hurdles ahead.

Watch technical top-up webinar

Take this opportunity to catch up on all the latest payroll developments and gain expert insight to overcome this year’s payroll challenges and stay compliant with changing legislation.

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5.  Expert panel debate – future trends impacting the public sector

The sustainability of our public finances and continued service delivery have never been more important than right now as we move into a new environment and think about the future role of accounting technicians.

Watch the future trends impacting the public sector webinar

The panel session is chaired by Sumita Shah, an independent consultant, with particular expertise in public finance management and strategic financial leadership.

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Hannah Dolan is AAT Comment’s Content Editor.

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