Any advice, greatly appreciated.
I'm a ACMA qualified accountant for over 12 years and recently moved jobs. My previous company had an accreditation that meant no formal CPD was required however the new one isn't accredited. My roles have always been very commercial (management account preparations, quarterly internal controls) and I feel a strong need to refresh and expand my financial accounting knowledge in particular and would really welcome any recommendations of useful articles, courses, events that people have attended in 2018. Even if you have recommendations. for CPD that are not specifically related to financial accounting, I would be interested in how people are using their CPD. Also my company has limited budget - so any cheaper options that people have found useful would be interesting to know about.
To expand on my circumstances, it would be useful to understand if there are other people out there who have fallen slightly behind in terms of their overall financial accounting knowledge and how they cope. For me, this is as a result of working in commercial pricing / management accountant analysis roles that did not require me to employ all the textbook knowledge learnt from their days at CIMA. When in doubt, we had US GAAP and tax experts at my old company and I certainly have a slight level of fear and anxiety around this gap and definitely need to address it. I would like to become a more rounded accountant as feel if I dont address this now - it will prevent me succeeding in my career.
Thanks in advance for any help!!!