Proactive Consulting for Professionals Limited

Courses Available

These are courses that we can perform for training organisations or for firms on an ‘in-house’ basis.

Presenter – Michael Scott

Michael Scott is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus. He specialises in audit compliance and regulatory training. He has extensive experience in this field having spent a number of years with the ACCA’s Practice Monitoring Department conducting audit regulatory visits to practices throughout the UK and Ireland.

Michael lectures regularly throughout the world and is particularly involved in the international operations of the company. He has undertaken audit workshops for professional bodies in the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, the Caribbean and Africa and has audit file review clients worldwide

Presenter- Alun Morgan

Alun is an experienced presenter, who has been training independent firms in auditing, accounting & practice issues for 20 years. His speciality is presenting technical information that is distilled down into what smaller firms need to know rather than the minutiae of the standards.

Click on the links for more information on the courses we can do.

Practical Guide to ISQC1 for Partners and Managers

This one day workshop has been designed to help participants implement the requirements of ISQC 1 at their own practice. The workshop will therefore focus on designing appropriate policies and procedures for small and medium sized audit firms and documenting them as required by ISQC 1. This will enable participants to ensure that their firms […]

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Assurance Services

Objectives The purpose of the course is to revisit the topic of assurance services, in the light of increasing audit thresholds and costs. The need for assurance reports is seen as an increasingly likely issue in the profession as audit work becomes more expensive and highly regulated. Many entities who previously would have requested a […]

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Dealing with Solicitors – Maximising Benefit & Minimising Risk

Objectives This course will act as a useful training exercise for all those involved in the area of Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) client money reporting work. Content The Solicitors Accounts Rules 2011 Impact of Money Laundering Regulations The Role of the Reporting Accountant The planning, conduct and review of the audit work A brief overview […]

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Dealing with Limited Liability Partnerships

Objectives Many businesses are now waking up to the possibilities open to them by using the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) as their business vehicle, particularly from a tax planning standpoint. However, there is a lot of mystery surrounding the accounting treatment and disclosure requirements of LLP’s that seem to make some practitioners shy away from […]

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Practice Management

A range of practice management topics can be covered including: 50 ways to please clients & staff Improving practice profitability Improving cash flow Succession planning What successful firms do differently General practice procedure to improve quality and to satisfy Practice Assurance or Quality Checked visits

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Practical Solutions

This course considers 15 common problems that auditors and accountants face, and how they can be solved. The issues will be of a mainly technical nature, that relate to either changes brought in the last few years, or areas of common difficulty. Topics covered include: Ethical issues Audit problems Accounting problems Management problems

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Audit & Accounting Update

This course highlights changes in the auditing and accounting environment that have occurred in the last 12 months. In this respect the precise content of the course will change on a ongoing basis. Clarification of planning ISA’s and changes required ISA 600- Reliance on work of a component auditor ISA 550- Related Parties ISA 320- […]

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FRS 102- The New Financial Reporting Standard

FRS 102 has been published by the Financial Reporting Council in the UK. It is based on the IFRS for SME’s, and will replace all other SSAP’s, FRS’s and UITF abstracts. It will apply on a mandatory basis to all medium and large entities in the UK. FRS 102 has become compulsory for those entities […]

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Guide to Practical Audit Compliance For Partners and Managers

This course has been designed to help participants prepare their practices for ACCA audit monitoring visits. The most common causes of unsatisfactory monitoring visit outcomes will be identified and discussed during the course. Participants will learn how to undertake audits and to record audit work in a manner consistent with the requirements of Auditing Standards […]

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International Accounting Standards (IAS) For Practitioners

Objectives As the project for aligning UK GAAP with International GAAP has developed, some firms are seeing that a few of their clients have a need to produce accounts using IAS and IFRS. For a whole host of other reasons, general practitioners may need an understanding, rather than detailed knowledge of IAS’s. For example, some […]

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Adding Value Through ISA Audits/Doing ISA audits profitably

Objectives In these changing times, an increasing number of clients will question the value they obtain from audits. This is especially the case as audit costs have increased considerably with the introduction of the clarified ISA’s. The purpose of this course is to illustrate how and where audit can be part of the adding value […]

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CPD Courses

If you are looking for ongoing CPD training, we do not provide such a scheme. To accommodate any such requirements that firms have, we recommend 2020 Innovation. 2020 Innovation provide firms not only with CPD training, but also membership of the 2020 group at an extremely competitive rate. This is advertised on the 2020 website at £483 for a sole practitioner, and £780 for a 2-5 partner firm. This can be found at

In addition, we have been able to negotiate a 10% discount if you use the pcp-mem10 discount code. Once membership is added to the basket, simply enter the code, click ‘Apply Coupon’ and the discount will be applied.

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