Self-study course

The Self-Study course consists of a 6.9 hour video accessed via Vimeo for 60 days and the course material.  It costs $249 Canadian plus applicable taxes (taxes charged to Canadian customers only). It is 40% cheaper with our Passport. To purchase this package click here For international customers, approximately one US dollar will purchase approximately $1.20 Canadian on a credit card.  

There is an optional quiz for accountants whose body requires one to obtain verifiable or structured CPD hours.  Upon successful completion of the short quiz included with the course material, your CPD Certificate will be provided. If you have any questions, please email contact@practicalpd.com  

Up-coming live sessions

Click on the date below to be taken to register and pay for the event which costs $299 Canadian plus applicable   It is 40% cheaper with our Passport. taxes (Canadian customers only). Quebec CPAs must register on the CPA Quebec website here

Many professional accounting bodies offer live, webinar and Self-Study (On-Demand) offerings of this course in Canada, the US and other countries.  Generally, membership is required for favourable pricing.  You can find out by checking your professional body’s website, or ask us - contact@practicalpd.com

Practical Tips for Not-For-Profit Financial Leaders

This seminar covers useful tips for accountants who work Not-For-Profit organizations. The tips are illustrated through concrete examples derived from real experience. You won’t find these tips in courses or text books, but you’ll be able to use many of them. Value will also be derived from the sharing of experiences and practices by the participants. The seminar was created and is presented by an experienced CFO, with extensive real-life insight, who has created a number of courses and has spoken to thousands of accountants. This course contains one hour of ethics content for those Canadian provinces who have verifiable ethics PD hours requirements. More than 95% of the course content applies outside Canada, so it is of interest to accountants from anywhere in the world.

 

What you’ll learn

  • Tips on key indicator reporting

  • More useful financial reporting

  • Getting the most out of your bank

  • Cost-cutting tips

  • The fast close

  • Ethics in a Not-For-Profit context

  • System conversion dos and don’ts

  • Creative thinking for accountants

  • Auditors & lawyers: minimizing costs

  • Brainstorming on Not-For-Profit sector challenges

  • Managing your board

  • What to do when you join a new employer in the sector

 

Who will benefit

 

Accountants at any level who work or volunteer in the Not-for-Profit sector, especially volunteer treasurers.  Accountants in public practice who advise clients in the Not-For-Profit sector.  Public sector accountants will be better served by the Government Accountants' version of this course, click here.

Seminar Feedback

  • I enjoyed your webinar and learned some practical tips for work

  • I am very glad I attended, you were by far the BEST teacher, engaging and dynamic throughout (webinar)

  • Made me rethink ways of doing things in my organization and how it could be improved

  • It was a great opportunity to meet other financial leaders of non-profits

  • Refreshing presenter

  • Stephen had us enthralled

  • I'm happy to see an NPO focused seminar offering

  • Fill in the blanks handout great way to remember and retain info

  • Pushing us to move away from basic financial reports to more useful KPI reporting

  • Humour, practical advice, good pace

  • The presenter was interesting

  • Useful tips even after 15 years on the job

  • Liked the PowerPoint package with fill in the blanks

  • Good examples and work experience/knowledge

  • I liked the dashboard example

  • Fast good information!

  • Appreciated your insight into business/not for profits

  • Love this instructor. Never looked at my watch once

  • Informative, new ideas

  • Diverse examples!

  • Picked up a lot of helpful tips that I can certainly use in my work

  • Information was interesting, good ideas

  • Engaging other people’s ideas

  • Great tips, broad range of topics, food for thought in a number of areas

  • Banking discussion helpful for information sharing

  • Straight to the point

  • Good examples

  • Humour (jokes)

  • Expected full attention

  • Very informative – really enjoyed the examples – useful tips

  • Great ideas that we could use

  • Practical tips specific to non-profit enterprises

  • I liked the opportunity to network with other non-profit financial leaders.

  • In various areas, I picked up on some ideas, and began developing others for my organization based on what I heard.

  • I liked the cost saving ideas

  • The presenter was very engaging, kept the room focus throughout the day.

  • Tips and sharing of other participants about what works for them in their NPO situations.

  • The mini surveys during the seminar related to the topic being discussed

  • The seminar was informative and enjoyable