First online training provider for accountants
First online training provider for accountants launched
The first training provider allowing
New Zealand chartered accountants
to complete professional training online has been launched.
director Scott Mason said the service will provide
accountants with flexibility when meeting their formal training
want the ability to complete their training
requirements in their own time, and in their own place - whether that is
at work or at home," Mr Mason said.
allows chartered accountants - both in industry and
public practice - to do that and to choose courses that interest them,
rather than attending traditional half-day courses which are not
necessarily relevant to their own professional interests but which fit
Each training session is designed to take
approximately one hour to
complete, including reading the material and answering the questions.
Each successfully completed session will qualify accountants for
one-hour formal training continuing professional development (CPD)
"Limiting the time required to complete
a session to one hour makes it
easier for busy people to fit in their training around their other
obligations," Mr Mason said.
The New Zealand Institute of Chartered
Accountants requires accountants
to complete at least 20 CPD hours per year.
CPD Online topics range from trusts to
human resources, and from the
sharemarket to taxation issues. Sessions are written by experts in each
particular topic area.
Authors include investment
house Forsyth Barr, lawyers Anderson Lloyd
Caudwell, chartered accountants Taylor McLachlan and training provider
Accountants in public practice
based outside of the major cities will
also benefit from CPD Online because they will no longer have to travel
to attend as many courses to meet their professional training
requirements, Mr Mason said.
"It is also a
winner for chartered accountants living overseas, or
not working full-time who struggle to meet their training needs on top
of professional and personal obligations."
CPD Online is offering a free, no-obligation
trial of the training
Costs are $365 + GST for ten one-hour sessions.
About CPD Online
Online is a web-based training provider that allows
accountants to meet the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants'
continuing professional development requirements.
For more information, visit www.cpdonline.co.nz