Accountants spend quite a lot of their professional lives training. First, for those who are members of professional bodies, there come the professional exams, and studying in the evening while working during the day. A far cry from the full time study that went before it – although many would regard university courses (even in the heady days of the 1970s and 80s) as hardly full time!
Once qualified it is up to the professional to keep up to date, whether through private study or attending training courses. There is a wide variety of training organisations keen to sign you up, whether for a short course or an annual seminar programme. We have seen the progression of mandatory CPD (or whichever term you use) for many bodies and this of course generates a healthy market for the provider...
About Rebecca Benneyworth
Rebecca trained in London with Kidsons and, on qualifying, spent some time as Chief Accountant of a manufacturing company. She now has her own small practice in Gloucestershire that comprises of owner managed businesses and small companies.
She also lectures extensively for a range of professional bodies, accountancy firms, commercial organisations and the Inland Revenue. Demand has grown for Rebecca on the lecture circuit where she is well known for her refreshing, enthusiastic and entertaining presentation style as well as having a practical and down-to-earth approach to tax.