Archive for February 2017

PSA seeks new CEO

Source https://www.acss.org.uk/news/psa-seeks-new-ceo/

The Trustees of the Political Studies Association of the UK (PSA) are seeking to appoint an outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to build on our heritage as the second largest learned society in the world dedicated to the study of politics.

Since its creation in 1950 we have always advocated a set of common principles that promote the intellectual, social and public value of the study of politics. As a result, British expertise on politics is recognised around the world for its scholarly quality, its openness and – most of all – for its ability to bridge both ‘politics in theory’ and ‘politics in practice’.

We’re about to embark on an exciting ten-year strategy that builds upon this success. The focus of our ambition is to become the leading learned society within the social sciences with an international reputation for supporting our members and being at the forefront of developments in political science. Reporting to the Chair of the Executive Committee and accountable to the Board of Trustees whose role is to determine our strategic direction, we’re looking for a dynamic individual to implement their vision.

The successful candidate will be a perceptive, innovative leader, with significant experience of developing productive relationships with trustees and volunteers at all levels. You’ll have strong financial acumen, exceptional communication skills and the ability to lead a competent and experienced team of staff.

There is outward-focused work to be done to increase membership and engage similar organisations and sponsors, so your experience will demonstrate how you’ve developed successful partnerships and commercial relationships with a broad range of players.

But you won’t be alone. Core to the success of the PSA is a knowledgeable team of five staff and an engaged and supportive board of trustees.

To find out more, we’re holding an open day for prospective candidates on 23 February. You can still apply if you’re unable to attend the open day, but we strongly advise that you come along to gain a better understanding of what we’re looking for in your application.

Formal applications are invited by sending your CV demonstrating the criteria required and a covering letter to Sarah Brown by 17:00 on 3 March 2017.

Also – visit https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6464723/chief-executive-officer-ceo-/ for full details.

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La Reial Acadèmia dedica el seu cicle de debats “Personatges de la història” a Joan Clarós, heroi de la Guerra del Francès

Source https://raed.academy/la-reial-academia-dedica-el-seu-cicle-de-debats-personatges-de-la-historia-a-joan-claros-heroi-de-la-guerra-del-frances/

La Reial Acadèmia Europea de Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) reprèn el seu cicle de debats “Personatges de la història” amb la sessió que porta per títol “Joan Clarós va canviar la història de Catalunya en la Guerra del Francès (1808-1814)”, que se celebrarà el proper dimarts, 14 de febrer, a la sala d’actes de Foment del Treball Nacional (Via Laietana, 32 de Barcelona).

A la sessió hi participaran Jordi Canal, professor de l’Escola d’Estudis Superiors en Ciències Socials de París; Letícia Darna, doctora en Història i acadèmica corresponent de la Reial Acadèmia Matritense d’Heràldica i Genealogia, i Domingo Neuenschwander, baró de Padro Bello. Introduirà i moderarà el debat Pedro Clarós, acadèmic de número i vicepresident de la RAED. Durant l’acte es presentarà el reportatge “Clarós, una pedra a la sabata de Napoléo”.

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Timetable for CAT classes commencing the week of September 21, 2015

Source http://atcguyana.com/timetable-for-cat-classes-commencing-the-week-of-september-21-2015/

Have you registered for classes in Accountancy as yet? No? It’s time to get started!!!

Timetable for CAT classes commencing the week of September 21, 2015 is attached.

Enroll for classes ASAP. Call 227-1007/ 223-7673, visit us at 267 New Market Street, North Cummingsburg or check our facebook: ATC Guyana/Atc Guyana for more information.

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CIT Host Conference Inspiring Entrepreneurs of the Future

Source http://www.cit.ie/currentnews?id=1194

Students from all over South Cork made their way to the Nexus Centre at CIT on Tuesday 24th for an action packed day of events at the “Inspiring Entrepreneurs of the Future” student conference. The main theme was inspiration, as the students listened to the story of the journeys of several successful entrepreneurs, who took the stage at the venue in a conference setting, specifically designed for the young entrepreneurs.

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IASB Considers Temporary Deferral of IFRS 9 For Insurance Companies

Source https://www.accountancy.com/2015/09/24/iasb-considers-temporary-deferral-of-ifrs-9-for-insurance-companies/

The London-based International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), decided on Wednesday to consult on temporary fixes to shield insurers from the loan-loss rules which are aimed mainly at forcing banks to recognise losses on loans earlier.

Since it became obvious earlier this year that the effective date of IFRS 4, Insurance Contracts could not be aligned with the effective date of IFRS 9 there were calls for the IASB to delay application of IFRS 9 for insurers.

The IASB said yesterday in a statement that;

Companies whose business model is predominantly to issue insurance contracts” could defer the effective date of applying the loan loss rule to 2021.

The IASB aims to complete the new insurance rule in 2016 and will then decide on its implementation date. The new insurance rule would replace the existing one and the temporary fixes being added.

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Becker CPA Review 2017: Why It is Good but Overrated

Source http://ipassthecpaexam.com/becker-cpa-review/

Becker CPA ReviewBecker CPA Review  is the most well-known guided review course in the accounting industry.

The live lecture course is endorsed by the Big 4.  Becker has partnerships with prestigious MBA courses such as Kellogg to provide a hassle-free way to fulfill the CPA exam requirements for the candidates. Becker is also the only major company that provides live-classes in major cities around the world.

As a result, Becker CPA commands a significantly higher price for its products – $2890 $3,065 $3,315 $3,360 $3,393 in any format (live class, home-study, online).

So, is Becker CPA THAT good? I am a past Becker student and I would like to share my experience.

Becker CPA Review Course Revealed

In order to provide a fair and objective review of all major CPA review courses, I decided to give a thorough and impartial evaluation of the program, in addition to my personal view based on first-hand experience.

What’s Great about Becker CPA Review

1. Clear Lecture Notes and Multiple Choice QuestionsBecker CPA 2017

As a past student of Becker, I have to say Becker’s notes are pretty good. They are comprehensive and the layout is user-friendly. They try to use different font and format to highlight important areas and leave plenty of space to write your own notes.

The multiple choice questions are also well written and help you sink in the concepts you just learned and get you prepared for the exam very well.

This is a typical testimonial from Becker CPA’s website:

Becker’s approach to review is concise and focused. It doesn’t overload you with extraneous or esoteric material. It teaches you to rely on your own understanding to get to the right answer.” – Tyler S. Wright

What’s Not So Great about Becker CPA

1. Live Classes are Overpriced and Overrated

The live classes are a waste of time, my time at least.

My classes were simply a group of people sitting in front of a screen watching the Becker DVD. There was no interaction and no live lecture from the tutor, whose main job was to turn on and off the DVD and announce it’s time for lunch.

Note: I understand that there are live classes with “real lecturers” instead of just the screen. For your own protection you should check whether this is the case in your area; if not, you might consider taking the self-study course instead.

2. Content of The DVD: Circle This, Highlight That

Let’s talk about the DVD. The lecturer in the DVD is supposed to guide you through the lecture notes, but what he does really is to read out the notes and asks you to “circle this, highlight that”… I could be wrong but I don’t pay $3,393 for this elementary school type of instruction. This research from the University of Mississippi has shown the ineffectiveness of this method.

3. “Unreliable” Quality of In-Class Teachers

The in-class tutors have little value-add. Their task, other than turning on/off the DVD, is to assign and correct your homework as well as to check attendance and see if you are qualified for the “Becker Promise”. I see them as a bunch of junior accountants hoping to make extra bucks on the weekends. Absolutely no passion with minimal teaching experience.

Note: this is my personal experience, and I understand that there could be Becker CPA courses exist somewhere with excellent lecturers or TAs. Ask around for the reputation of the course in your area and make an intelligent decision.

4. Long, Boring Class

With this type of classroom setting and quality of tutors, it isn’t hard to imagine that the classes are extremely boring (I know accounting is boring, but still…)

As if it isn’t enough, the classes run from 9am to 6pm with 1 hour lunch break in between. Typically, I tried to stay focused for the first 2 hours, then for the third I would inevitably zoomed out… after lunch I had to keep doodling (or mechanically circling and highlighting as told) to stay awake. At the end of the class, I would be lucky if I still remembered the content in the first 2 hours.

5. I Gave Up

I concluded that it was such a waste of time that I skipped the last one month and a half and switched to self-study at home. It was much, much better. But because of the low(er) attendance rate I was not qualified to retake the class at a discount if I fail the exam — something I find ridiculous when compared to what Becker’s competitors are offering.

My Conclusion

I can understand that you may feel more comfortable sticking with the #1 brand name in the CPA review industry. In this case, I recommend the self-study Becker course:

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