To complete their CPA Congress experience, attendees benefited from our masterclasses. Masterclasses are designed so that you can master the skills needed to advance your career. CPA Congress will be back in 2020 with more masterclasses.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Various standalone tips to make your time more productive, efficient and effective in spreadsheets. Be prepared to excel in Excel!
Are you concerned that you may not be using Excel as efficiently and effectively as you could be? Are you only using five or six functions for all of your modelling needs? Do you take far too long to build a calculation? Are you frustrated with the new look interfaces for Excel 2016 / Office 365 and beyond? These are just some of the questions attendees of this popular course have raised over the years. If you want to optimise your use of Excel, then this course is for you.
This proactive session explores the key Excel skills finance professionals require on a day to day basis. These include:
- Time-saving tips and tricks
- Keyboard shortcuts, features and functions
- Key mistakes to avoid
- The different types of formatting
- Using range names
As a result, you will:
- Become more confident in using Excel
- Learn keyboard and mouse shortcuts designed to get you working smarter in Excel
- Use the key functions and functionalities that professional modellers utilise on a daily basis.
Prabhu Sivabalan is a Professor of Management Accounting. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Prabhu was a cadet analyst in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Prabhu's research interests are broadly in the application of core accounting concepts such as budgeting and costing to innovative and far-reaching contexts not usually associated to accounting, such as healthcare, entrepreneurship and high innovation environments. He leads the Financial and Performance Transformation in Healthcare Group, a collaboration between NSW Health and the UTS Business School.
In this session, you will:
- explore the do’s and don’ts of how to engage in tough and tricky conversations
- discover your preferred behavioural style in the workplace
- define the difference between assertive, aggressive, passive and passive/aggressive behaviours
- discuss why it can be beneficial to lead first with the behaviour that you wish others to use with you.
You will also explore a variety of techniques that can help you to communicate effectively, prevent and/or manage conflict and enable you to engage in tough and tricky conversations such as:
- empathic statements
- clear and direct verbal language that enables you to be tough on the issue not on the person
- a neutral non-verbal delivery of key messages and constructive feedback
- a temperate, non-inflammatory approach to communication
- “I” statements.
- the “broken record”
In this interactive and practical workshop learn the essential differences of building a business case as a formal and complex document versus decision documents for executives and boards. We will explore how you can better define the purpose and value proposition as well as getting the essential elements precise and well considered.
Learn how to build a strong multi-faceted business case that better examines the strategic, economic and project management issues that takes into consideration what decision-makers want to see.
As the Chief Executive Officer of Ethos CRS, Chas has designed, developed and delivered writing workshops for private and public sector agencies. He equips professionals with skills and tools that enable them to operate more effectively. The result is more efficient teams, reduced operational risk and better outcomes for organisations. Chas specialises in corporate communications, policy and regulation, creating more effective leaders, managers, teams and organisations. Chas has developed and delivered training programs for public service organisations and professionals, and coached senior executives, ministers and an Australian of the year.
Donna McGeorge makes work work.
She is passionate about enhancing the large amount of time we spend in our workplace (too much, for many) to ensure it is effective and productive, as well as enjoyable.
Donna has worked with managers and leaders throughout Australia and the Asia-–Pacific for over 20 years. She delivers practical skills, training, workshops and facilitation to corporates — such as Nissan Motor Company, Jetstar, Medibank Private and Ford Motor Company — so they learn to manage their people well and produce great performance and results.
She also knows that when we decide to be intentional, we can surprise ourselves with what we can achieve. Donna has authored 6 books and her CV includes: Manager of Theatre, Sports & Concert Tours for the UK-based Keith Prowse; Asia–Pacific Organisational Development Manager for Ford Motor Company in Shanghai, China; as well as roles at Telstra, Qantas & Ernst & Young.
Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.
Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.
Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.
Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.
Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.
Understand shifts in the domestic and global economy, the regulatory environment, the latest fraudulent activities, and consumer and competitive markets to build risk mitigation strategies.
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