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Practical PD offers popular seminars and conference sessions that have been attended by over 11,000 accountants. The seminars are geared toward controllers, CFOs, directors of finance, treasurers and accounting managers, as well as accountants in public practice who advise clients. The tips and topics are also useful for financial leaders from large corporations, owner-managed businesses, Not-For-Profit organizations, public accountants and those in the public sector.

In Practical PD seminars and conference sessions, you will learn practical, relevant tips you’ll apply directly in your job. Practical PD provides nitty-gritty tips that a veteran accountant has learned from experience. They will help you report key business indicators, get the most from your bank, minimize costs, navigate ethical dilemmas, and more. Attendees appreciate our innovative approach. We steer away from generalities, instead, we emphasize useful, specific tips. These one-day seminars qualify for professional development (PD or CPE) hours or credits for professional accounting designations. You’ll find our real-world approach engaging, thought-provoking and fun.  All courses were created and are presented by Stephen Priddle, CPA, CMA, CA, who is an active CFO.

What participants say about Practical PD seminars:

  • Great opportunity to hear how to become a good CFO

  • Usually PD seminars are dull - this lecturer was a refreshing change and stimulates interest

  • It by far exceeded my expectations and provided a great deal of very useful information that I think will be benefit me throughout my career

  • Like all round approach – HR, financial, etc.

  • Good stories, good use of projector, good humour, very good instructor, kept the course fun and entertaining

  • Practical across different industries and the real world examples were appealing

  • Interesting business discussions; humorous anecdotes



Practical PD believes all its seminars qualify for PD/CPE hours for all professional accounting designations.



Practical PD offers its own seminars directly, or through clients, such  as professional accounting bodies in Canada, the US and elsewhere, as well as businesses and other professional organizations


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