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2020 International webinar calendar

Join our regular line-up of international webinars!

Our international webinar series are an excellent opportunity for members to learn from one another, share know-how and exchange stories about their experiences in their respective areas of expertise. In addition to our regular line-up of international webinars, MGI Worldwide with CPAAI is delighted to be working with Global Technology Partners to bring members a series of informative and educational #tech focused webinars that help firms prepare for the technological advances underway in the accounting sector. Members can learn about the latest technologies and their benefits and get practical tips & advice that add genuine value to their business. For more information and to register for upcoming webinars, please visit our Events section.

You can watch recordings of past webinars that cover a variety of technical and business-related topics by clicking the video files below or contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for more information. 

Watch recordings of past webinars by clicking the video files below, or contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for more information.

29 July 2020
Auditing under Covid-19 – Common Issues and Tips For Auditors

Gearded for all Auditors across the MGI Worldwide and CPAAI global accounting network and association this webinar provides valuable and informative insight into the common issues and tips that auditors will need to consider when performing audit engagements and the need to reflect the implications that arise due to the Coronavirus outbreak, in particular the impacts on

  • ISQC 1 and Code of Ethics requirements 
  • Planning the audit 
  • Fraud 
  • Group audits 
  • Going concern 
  • Audit opinions

Valuable resources to download 

Members of MGI Worldwide with CPAAI can download the presentation file and extra resources, including into an article that Jo references as follows: 

  • Full presentation slides from the talk (PDF) 
  • COVID-19 and attending a stock take article (PDF)

Featured speaker: 
Jo Parker is a Technical Consultant at Mercia Group, MGI Worldwide’s Global Quality Partner.

Please contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for the Password to watch this webinar recording or log in to the Members Area>Knowledge hub>Webinars.


21 July 2020
An Introduction to Robotic Process Automation

In this webinar you will learn why Robotic Process Automation is becoming so popular and the benefits it provides organisations. RPA is the technology that allows anyone today to configure computer software, or a “robot” to emulate actions of a human interacting within digital systems to execute a business process. RPA robots are capable of mimicking many human user actions. They log into applications, move files and folders, copy and paste data, fill in forms, extract structured and semi-structured data from documents, scrape browsers, and more. Watch this webinar and discover the benefits of adopting this innovative technology.

Featured speaker:
Kally Gill
Automation Consultant and Head of RPA Services
www.rpaconsultants.co.uk
Kally is a highly skilled Automation Consultant with over 30 years experience of Automation Delivery and managing high profile projects. With an extensive range of skills and considerable industry experience, Kally provides a holistic and ‘out of the box’ approach that is tailored to each customer.


14 July 2020
Excel’s Power Query - Data clean up without formulas

Anyone analysing data understands that 80% of the work is in the data clean up, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 2015 saw the biggest change to Excel in 20 years. Power Query is a tool built into Excel built to Extract data from various sources and reshape it.

In this webinar David Benaim does a deep dive into Excel and showcases how Excel can pull historic stock and currency information, better integration between Power BI and Excel plus some updates to Teams online meeting features.

Valuable resources for you to download:

Members of MGI Worldwide with CPAAI can download the presentation file and extra resources, including:

  • A summary of the slides from the talk, including the Power Query Intro and the Power Query Seminar
  • David’s YouTube for pro tips, and special playlists for Excel, Power BI and Power Query

To access these resources, please head to the Webinars page in the Members area.

Featured speaker:

David Benaim MVP is a Chartered Accountant, Founder & Data Scientist. David is a corporate trainer & founder of Xlconsulting. David began his career as a chartered accounting training contract at Deloitte London and now runs a data analytics & training firm Xlconsulting in Cambodia which has trained over 1500 people and consulted over 100 clients in six years. David co-chairs the data residents Cambodia group, coaches speakers for Nerd Night, is also and a written & video blog author for UK’s chartered accounting institute. He has a YouTube channel with over 100 tech tutorial videos, some featured on the Microsoft Creators YouTube Channel and in Feb 2020, he was granted the prestigious Microsoft MVP award.


24 June 2020
Refocusing on the customer: Are you in the driving seat and building customer experience into your value proposition?

Professor Moira Clark from Henley Business School, and Founder and Director of The Henley Centre for Customer Management, discusses everything you need to know about what makes a ‘perfect’ customer experience.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Are you shaping the market and doing things better for your customers?
  • Do you know your customers goals, what they value, what keeps them awake at night?
  • What makes a ‘perfect’ customer experience?
  • Are you continuously disrupting the market and differentiating yourselves in the market?

Featured speaker:

Moira Clark is Professor of Strategic Marketing at Henley Business School and Founder and Director of The Henley Centre for Customer Management. This research centre develops joint research initiatives between Henley and a consortium of organisations who want to further their knowledge and understanding of leading-edge best practice in customer management.
Moira’s major area of research is in Customer Management, Relationship Marketing and the drivers of Customer Retention and Service Excellence. She has worked extensively in the area of culture and climate, its impact on retention and loyalty and the critical linkages between employee behaviour and customer retention.
She has researched and published widely on the subject of Relationship Marketing, customer experience and service excellence. Publications include for example, the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Management Reviews and the Journal of Relationship Marketing.

Please contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for the Password to watch this webinar recording or log in to the Members Area>Knowledge hub>Webinars.


23 and 24 June 2020
Optimise Your Workflow With CaseWare

Our new Global Technology Partner CaseWare invite all Auditors from across our global accounting network to learn how best to Optimise Your Workflow With CaseWare; focusing on the three main products, how they work and what the benefits of each are:

  • Working Papers - the core application/platform. Import your client’s trial balance, create Leadsheets, include all the client’s documentation and supporting evidence in the engagement file, raise review notes, follow up on these findings, and much more
  • Audit International – this audit template provides all the required forms to perform a risk-based audit, from checklists and worksheets for the planning and completion phase to work programs for the execution phase and sophisticated components for risk assessment, risk tracking, controls documentation and testing, and worksheets for materiality calculation and misstatements
  • CaseWare Cloud - the Cloud collaboration platform that runs CaseWare’s real-time file synchronization solution, SmartSync, to meet all your collaboration needs: 
    • stay connected with your team and manage all your engagements in real-time; 
    • share changes automatically, with all team members
    • work offline - you can continue working on an engagement even without internet access, all the changes made to the engagement are tracked and shared with the team when you reconnect
    • only the changes you make to the file are synchronized to other team members - resulting in less bandwidth usage.

Featured speaker: 

Jaap de Waard is Head of Business Development for Europe and the Middle East and located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Jaap started his career at KPMG Netherlands performing a broad spectrum of accounting and audit work ranging from the preparation of financial statements for family owned businesses to the audit of listed companies.

He founded CaseWare International's European office and works closely with the CaseWare distributors and the software development teams in Toronto and is a member of the CaseWare International Executive Team. He is the main contact for international mid-tier accounting networks and is responsible for product localization in new markets.


17 June 2020
Navigating the New Normal - Leading from all Levels and Driving a Positive Employee Experience

As regions around the world cautiously take steps to re-open their economies after various levels of restrictions due to COVID-19, organisations are now faced with navigating the new normal while still managing a level of uncertainty. How can organisations support and empower their people during this time? How can leaders at various levels of the organisation help to drive a positive employee experience?

Star Speaker Gillian Fischer addresses these questions and more in this webinar recording, focussing on:

  • Driving a positive employee experience
  • Communicating within the current landscape
  • Leading at all levels (up, down & out).

Slides of the presentation are available on request, please contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com.

Featured speaker:

Gillian Fischer, Director, Transformation & Customer Success at MindBridge Ai, helps accounting and professional service firms embrace and adopt AI technology within their organization through a global framework, including change leadership, competency development, and advocacy. Gillian brings her comprehensive background in change management, business strategy and global experience to empower firms to embrace new technologies. She is an engaging speaker, lecturer, and experienced facilitator, has been recognized as an emerging leader in AI and was recently nominated for a Women in AI award.

Please contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for the Password to watch this webinar recording or log in to the Members Area>Knowledge hub>Webinars.


16 June 2020
Data Visualisation For Accountants

There’s a phenomenal amount of data out there. In fact, it’s said that for each year during this decade, there will be double the amount of data to the previous year. In this webinar you’ll learn some easy-to-apply tips and tricks with Excel, plus you’ll get a glimpse into Business Intelligence software/Power BI; a software type that businesses are relying on more frequently. This webinar explores:

  • How to get data from various sources
  • Cleaning up data using Power Query
  • Which visuals work best, and why
  • How to create a data model with Power Pivot/Power BI
  • Modern clickable dashboards with on hover pop ups
  • AI enabled visualisations
  • Excel analysis tips and tricks

Members of MGI Worldwide with CPAAI can download the presentation file and extra resources, including: 

  1. A summary of the slides from the talk
  2. You can view David’s YouTube for pro tips, and special playlists for Excel, Power BI and Power Query
  3. David also has created a new video after this session which explains Power Query, Power Pivot and Power BI here
  4. More videos which David mentions including creating a dashboard in Excel, Relationships in Power BI, Relationships in Excel, AI visuals in PBI, analyse survey data in Excel, from folder to excel table.

To access these resources, please head to the Webinars page in the Members area.

Featured speaker:

David Benaim MVP is a Chartered Accountant, Founder & Data Scientist. David is a corporate trainer & founder of Xlconsulting. David began his career as a chartered accounting training contract at Deloitte London and now runs a data analytics & training firm Xlconsulting in Cambodia which has trained over 1500 people and consulted over 100 clients in six years. David co-chairs the data residents Cambodia group, coaches speakers for Nerd Night, is also and a written & video blog author for UK’s chartered accounting institute. He has a YouTube channel with over 100 tech tutorial videos, some featured on the Microsoft Creators YouTube Channel and in Feb 2020, he was granted the prestigious Microsoft MVP award.


10 June 2020
How to sell during – and after – the pandemic

In today’s world your business needs to be brilliant at communicating virtually in order to get noticed, and to stay noticed. Excellent communication will ensure you keep your colleagues happy, your customers buying and your suppliers trying. Quite simply, the more successfully you do this, the more successful you’ll be. In this webinar recording we share some simple and effective ways to help you impress and influence everyone you meet:

  • Appropriate selling: The most appropriate and effective ways to generate income during/after a lockdown (and how to feel comfortable doing it).
  • Audience mindset: What your colleagues and clients think, want and need… and therefore how to tailor your approach to provide the most value.
  • Impress and influence: How to stand out in a chaotic world - simple, quick ways to impress and influence everyone we speak to – so they buy into, engage with and – most importantly – act on what you say

Featured speaker:

Andy Bounds is a keynote speaker, award-winning consultant, international speaker, best-selling author. Credited by his customers with delivering £billions of value to them, Andy has improved the results of every organisation he has worked with, including some of the world’s largest companies.

Please contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for the Password to watch this webinar recording or log in to the Members Area>Knowledge hub>Webinars.


9 June 2020
Microsoft Teams For Accountants

Overview: Microsoft Teams can enhance your remote communications in a safe and secure way. Discover how Microsoft Teams enables quick, secure and instant communications to help you and others in your firm lead and grow as a team while working remotely.

This webinar explores all areas of the four main components:

  1. Channel based chat: A happy medium between email & chat apps. We will cover channel good practice for accountants, granular notifications plus speed up tricks and secret features.
  2. Video calling: Microsoft’s Zoom competitor. This component has some amazing hidden features that most aren’t aware exist.
  3. File storage: Learn how SharePoint and OneDrive integrates with Teams. Understand search options and learn where shared files go, so information doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
  4. Editing other apps, such as Excel & Word. Learn how to edit within Teams, and get an overview of the great Planner app for managing schedules.

Members of MGI Worldwide with CPAAI can download the presentation file and extra resources, including

  1. Summary of the key slides
  2. David’s full YouTube channel
  3. David just created a Sway video just after the webinar
  4. More specific videos on Teams meetingsOneNoteOneDrive vs SharePoint
  5. More videos on Bookings, Teams Sway etc. are coming soon

To access these resources, please head to the Webinars page in the Members area.

Featured speaker:

David Benaim MVP is a Chartered Accountant, Founder & Data Scientist. David is a corporate trainer & founder of Xlconsulting. David began his career as a chartered accounting training contract at Deloitte London and now runs a data analytics & training firm Xlconsulting in Cambodia which has trained over 1500 people and consulted over 100 clients in six years. David co-chairs the data residents Cambodia group, coaches speakers for Nerd Night, is also and a written & video blog author for UK’s chartered accounting institute. He has a YouTube channel with over 100 tech tutorial videos, some featured on the Microsoft Creators YouTube Channel and in Feb 2020, he was granted the prestigious Microsoft MVP award.


3 June 2020
Marketing your way out of a Pandemic

Webinar recording available until 3 July 2020

Designed to tackle the issues your business may face in a post-Corona world, this webinar, led by Ross Fishman, CEO of Fishman Marketing, explores everything you need to know about ‘Marketing your way out of a Pandemic’, plus detail the marketing and communications activities that you can undertake right now to:

  • Maintain your clients,
  • Develop positive new relationships, and
  • Position you and your firm to excel in the post-pandemic economy.

Featured speaker:
Ross Fishman is a former litigator, marketing director and marketing partner, who has grown his award-winning firm, Fishman Marketing, to become a global leader in professional-services marketing.
Counsel magazine quoted Ross as being considered the nation’s foremost expert on law firm marketing. With 300 keynotes, CLE and training speeches delivered on six continents, and a wealth of industry award including LMA’s first ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award, we’re delighted to hear what Ross will have to say to us during the webinar!

Please contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for the Password to watch this webinar recording or log in to the Members Area>Knowledge hub>Webinars.


2 June 2020
Team Collaboration and Client Interaction with CaseWare

Overview: Aimed at existing CaseWare users (but open to non users too), the ‘Team Collaboration and Client Interaction with CaseWare’ webinar, featured by Jaap de Waard, provides useful insights on how to get the most out of the CaseWare software to deliver a winning audit service for your clients.

In this webinar, you will discover:

CaseWare Audit International PBC (Prepared by Client) - native Cloud app for real-time file requesting, sharing and client cooperation, integrated with and tailored to the needs of your engagement.

CaseWare Cloud - Cloud collaboration platform, that runs the real-time file synchronization solution, SmartSync, to meet all your collaboration needs:

  • you can stay connected with your team and manage all your engagements in real-time;
  • you share changes automatically, with all team members; 
  • you can work offline - you can continue working on an engagement even without internet access, all the changes made to the engagement are tracked and shared with the team when you reconnect; 
  • only the changes you make to the file are synchronized to other team members - resulting in less bandwidth usage. 

Working Papers Advanced features - how to get the most out of the software. 

Featured speaker:
Jaap de Waard is Head of Business Development for Europe and the Middle East and located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Jaap started his career at KPMG Netherlands performing a broad spectrum of accounting and audit work ranging from the preparation of financial statements for family owned businesses to the audit of listed companies. He founded CaseWare International's European office and works closely with the CaseWare distributors and the software development teams in Toronto and is a member of the CaseWare International Executive Team. He is the main contact for international mid-tier accounting networks and is responsible for product localization in new markets.


27 May 2020
The Great Transformation: How Covid-19 is changing our world

Overview: Futurist Gerd Leonhard talks about the post-Corona future and what to expect in the next 3-5 years. We are likely to see huge challenges and there may be hardships, but this period will also serve as life’s reset, and could be the catalyst of many new beginnings. This webinar will prove valuable for all types of businesses and organisations that wish to focus on the positives and maximise these new opportunities.

In this webinar we will explore:

  • How will business recover?
  • Does the pandemic advance or hinder the technological revolution?
  • Will we travel or use virtual meetings instead?
  • How will we work?
  • What will be our relationship with our clients and staff?
  • Are there opportunities for service businesses?
  • Will the climate benefit long term?

Featured speaker:

Gerd Leonhard is a futurist and humanist who believes that all scientific and technological progress should further collective human flourishing. He is also a keynote speaker, author and film maker. Most recently, he has produced a new short film ‘The Great Transformation – life after Covid-19", discussing how life as we know it has changed and explaining why now is the time to collaborate, re-invent and take care of each other. You can see more about Gerd and his ideas HERE.

Please contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for the Password to watch this webinar recording or log in to the Members Area>Knowledge hub>Webinars.


26 May 2020
PowerPoint For Remote Presentations

Overview: PowerPoint today has a host of advanced features that will help you create powerful, captivating content at the click of a button. In this webinar we explore the opportunities that PowerPoint offers those who are presenting remotely.

Watch this webinar and discover:

  • New ways to find content (e.g. PowerPoint now has 1000s of premium stock images built in)
  • New ways to combine content. Get familiar with the “Morph” and “Slide zoom” features and your audience will experience an entirely new PowerPoint experience
  • Rehearse with PowerPoint’s built in AI enabled presenter coach
  • Ensuring online people are paying attention & running polls
  • Exploring screen sharing options using Zoom, Teams or other conference calling applications
  • How to distribute presentations to those who are absent

Featured speaker:

David Benaim MVP is a Chartered Accountant, Founder & Data Scientist. David is a corporate trainer & founder of Xlconsulting. David began his career as a chartered accounting training contract at Deloitte London and now runs a data analytics & training firm Xlconsulting in Cambodia which has trained over 1500 people and consulted over 100 clients in six years. David co-chairs the data residents Cambodia group, coaches speakers for Nerd Night, is also and a written & video blog author for UK’s chartered accounting institute. He has a YouTube channel with over 100 tech tutorial videos, some featured on the Microsoft Creators YouTube Channel and in Feb 2020, he was granted the prestigious Microsoft MVP award.


20 May 2020
After the pandemic. What will the new global economic reality look like?

Overview: As we move through the phases of the pandemic, we will be exploring what the new normal might look like and discussing strategies for adapting to a new economic reality. This webinar looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the economic landscape for many of us. Our Star Speaker, renowned economist and international investment strategist Jonathan Pain, discusses the new global economic landscape after the pandemic.

Among other things, Jonathan explores:

  • The decoupling of China and the USA 
  • Germany, UK and South East Asia
  • Oil prices, equities, financial markets
  • The role of central banks
  • The possible shape of a recovery and the post-COVID-19 world

Featured speaker:

Jonathan Pain is a Director of JP Consulting and has led investment teams in London, Bahrain and Australia, where he now calls home.
Jonathan was one of only a handful of investment strategists to forecast the 2008 crash. He also anticipated the bursting of the ‘Technology Bubble’ and, in a controversial call, he predicted Donald Trump winning the US election. As well as producing his highly respected weekly Pain Report on the global economy and investment, he appears frequently on Australian, US and international TV and radio. He has also spoken to two of our AGMs - Sydney in 2013 and Dubai in 2019 and members found him fascinating and insightful.
With a knack for inspired forecasting, Jonathan was interviewed by CNBC on 24 February regarding his prediction during the early days of the pandemic that Covid-19 would have a massive impact not only on China but on the Global economy, with Global equity markets falling 20-25%. He proved to be absolutely right. And worse.

Password protected: members may log in to the member area to access the webinar or please contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com.


19 May 2020
Modern Excel For Remote Working

Overview: Microsoft Excel has advanced massively since it was first introduced, but many of us are unaware of the lots of exciting and new features released in the last 10-15 years. In this webinar we will explore the multiple opportunities that Excel offers for those working remotely.

In this webinar expect to see demos of:

  • Built in AI/machine learning capabilities like flash fill & ideas
  • Rich data types, e.g. get the USD GBP live linked in a spreadsheet
  • Excel’s revamped “comments” system
  • Simultaneous editing
  • Dynamic Arrays
  • Power Query
  • Functions that supersede the most used, e.g. XLOOKUP, AGGREGATE, SWITCH, TEXTJOIN
  • Interactive clickable slicers
  • Map charts & other new visuals

Featured speaker:

David Benaim MVP is a Chartered Accountant, Founder & Data Scientist. David is a corporate trainer & founder of Xlconsulting. David began his career as a chartered accounting training contract at Deloitte London and now runs a data analytics & training firm Xlconsulting in Cambodia which has trained over 1500 people and consulted over 100 clients in six years. David co-chairs the data residents Cambodia group, coaches speakers for Nerd Night, is also and a written & video blog author for UK’s chartered accounting institute. He has a YouTube channel with over 100 tech tutorial videos, some featured on the Microsoft Creators YouTube Channel and in Feb 2020, he was granted the prestigious Microsoft MVP award.


13 May 2020
What about afterwards? Will we use the opportunity to do business better?

Overview: The Covid-19 pandemic has given us all an opportunity to reflect on many aspects of our lives both personally and professionally, and to assess how we can do things better moving forward. Using historical case studies and research from psychology and behavioural economics, our Star Speaker Tim Harford explores the circumstances in which we turn crisis into opportunity, looking in particular at how far we will change the way we work after this is all over.

In this webinar, you will explore:

  • How do we tend to respond in a crisis?  
  • What do we miss - and in what ways do we pleasantly surprise ourselves?

Featured Speaker

Tim Harford is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”, “Messy”, and the million-selling “The Undercover Economist”.
Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s “More or Less”, the iTunes-topping series “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”, and the new podcast “Cautionary Tales”. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House. He is an associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Tim was made an OBE for services to improving economic understanding in the UK's New Year honours of 2019. You can read more about him at timharford.com or see one of his outstanding TED talks. You can even order one of his books HERE on Amazon, including his latest "The Next Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy".

Password protected: members may log in to the member area to access the webinar or please contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com.


12 May 2020
How to create a successful and secure home office for now and the future

Overview: With so many of us working from home, and not having the protection we have in our corporate environment, there are some aspects that we need to be aware of. In this webinar, our Styou will learn about the threats that we are seeing in this new distributed work environment and how you can best protect yourself. Craig Sixta explains:

  • How we can work more securely from home
  • How we set up safe and secure conference calls when working remotely
  • What we can do to improve our home networks for the future

Featured speaker:

Craig Sixta CISSP, Principal and Vice President of Security and Compliance at Element Technologies.
Craig has been assisting organizations in developing best-in-class technology solutions for more than twenty years. He was awarded WatchGuard 2018 Project of the Year for designing the State of Minnesota 911 network’s zero-trust firewall system. He is frequently called in to serve as the incident commander for large-scale data breaches and compromises of ultra high-net worth individuals. He also works as a forensics expert and expert witness for a wide variety of cyber incidents. On behalf of his clients, he has successfully collaborated with local and federal law enforcement on multiple occasions in apprehending offenders and recovering stolen funds. Frequently speaking at industry and trade events on Cyber Security and current threats. He serves as a Principal and Vice President of Security and Compliance for Element Technologies, an IT firm that specializes in developing secure solutions for clients in nearly every industry.
Craig is a Certified Information System Security Professional, the most globally recognized standard of achievement in the Cyber Security industry.


6 May 2020
The importance of empathy in driving sustainable growth

Overview: Renowned customer-experience expert Ian Golding features the first of our Star Speaker Series of webinars. In normal times, let alone times of crisis, the better able an organisation is at empathising with people (customers AND employees), the more likely it is that it will be successful and sustainable. In this webinar you will learn:

  • How empathy is directly linked to sustainable growth
  • The importance of enabling your people to ‘think and act’ in the interests of customers
  • The consequences of failing to adapt to the current situation

Featured speaker:

Ian Golding is a Certified Customer Experience Professional and Customer Experience Specialist at Customer Experience Consultancy. He guides, mentors and consults with organisations and customer experience practitioners in over 35 countries worldwide. 


23 April 2020
Circit Platform Webinar

Overview: This webinar includes an introduction and ‘live demo’ of the Circit platform from MD and Co-founder, David Heath, with special guest, Jane Lowden, Partner at MGI UK & Ireland member firm F.W. Smith Riches & Co. sharing their ‘positive’ experiences of using the platform for their audit engagements.
Circit help audit firms perform higher quality audit engagements, collaborate with clients, and instantly verify assets at source so that you can manage and track everything in one place and engage with clients digitally anywhere in the world. 

Featured speaker:

David Heath is the MD and Co-founder of Circit. He is a financial auditor by trade and created the Circit platform to address many of the audit quality and inefficiency issues experienced in practice. The Circit platform can solve four core problems for you, including Bank Confirmations, Verified Transactions, Signing Documents and Provided by Client (PBC) Client Collaboration.


20 April 2020 - 10.00 AM BST
Remote Working and Technology

Overview: Zoom, Skype, Teams, Slack, Planner, Trello: the pandemic has forced all desk workers to drastically change the way that they operate. In this webinar you will learn about the useful remote-working tech tools that are regularly talked about but often not fully understood and find out what they can do for you and your organisation.

Featured speaker:

David Benaim MVP
, corporate trainer & founder of Xlconsulting. David began his career as a chartered accounting training contract at Deloitte London and now runs a data analytics & training firm Xlconsulting in Cambodia which has trained over 1500 people and consulted over 100 clients in six years.
David co-chairs the 
data residents Cambodia group, coaches speakers for Nerd Night, is also and a written & video blog author for UK’s chartered accounting institute. He has a YouTube channel with over 100 tech tutorial videos, some featured on the Microsoft Creators YouTube Channel and in Feb 2020, he was granted the prestigious Microsoft MVP award.

27 February 2020
CaseWare: How to embrace technology in auditing and accounting

Overview: CaseWare develops cutting-edge software solutions that change the future of audit, financial reporting and data analytics. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to change the way we think about and work with data using advanced algorithms, CaseWare can help you to cleanse, link and drive data to realise business insights so you can provide more value to your clients.

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Work smarter and more efficiently
  • Automate complex workflows
  • Securely communicate with clients and colleagues
  • Complete engagements in a central location from anywhere at anytime
  • Enhance real-time collaboration with full CaseWare cloud solutions

Featured speaker:

Jaap de Waard, Founder of CaseWare International's European office, Head of Business Development for Europe and the Middle East and located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

13 February 2020
Global VAT Webinar: Quick fixes in the EU: How important changes on the VAT Action Plan impact businesses from 1 January 2020

Overview: From 1 January 2020, member states will be required to adopt four 'Quick Fixes' to their VAT rules in advance of the implementation of the Action Plan. These are designed to provide a level of consistency and simplification to VAT rules where goods are traded across the EU. If you work with clients or businesses that are trading goods within the EU then this webinar is for you.

In this webinar, you will learn:

EU VAT quick fixes to simplify international trade

  • Overview of the different quick fixes
  • What is the status in the different EU-Member States
  • What practical consequences do these quick fixes have (e.g. on ERP systems, processes, …)

Brexit

  • What has been effectively changed on 1 February 2020
  • What to expect on 1 January 2021 (or 2022)

Featured speakers:

Florian Hanslik, Partner at PrimeTax AG, expert in national and international indirect taxation (VAT and customs).
Koen Dewilde, Partner at VATSQUARE CVBA, VAT expert.

28 January 2020
Cyber Security: The most dangerous new attack techniques, and what's coming next

Overview: Maintaining a strong defence in the world of Cyber Security is vital! In this webinar you will get the opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge needed to protect you and your clients. Learn how to strengthen your overall IT security strategy and educate everyone in your Firm on the risks and modern Cyber Security tactics. 

This webinar will help MGI Worldwide and CPAAI members and their clients:

  • Prepare and strengthen overall IT security strategy.
  • Provide effective, relevant, and interactive content to educate everyone on risks and modern Cyber Security tactics.
  • Opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge needed to protect you and your clients.

Featured speaker:

Craig Sixta, CISSP, Principal and Vice President of Security and Compliance at Element Technologies has been assisting organizations in developing best-in-class technology solutions for more than twenty years.


24 January 2020
How to win business and find talent with LinkedIn

Overview: LinkedIn is the world's number one online social network for business networking. In this webinar you will learn how to use LinkedIn platform effectively. Discover the best tips on how to promote your business and take this excellent opportunity to get a deep insight into how Accounting, Audit and Tax firms can utilise Linkedin´s platform to find new business and talent. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is LinkedIn
  • Why you need a presence on LinkedIn in 2020
  • How to use LinkedIn: what you can do with a minimum amount of effort to find new business opportunities and/or attract new talent to your firm
  • Develop a LinkedIn strategy

This webinar is appropriate for MGI Worldwide and CPAAI member firms who:

  • Think about creating a winning business profile on LinkedIn
  • Want to take full advantage of LinkedIn
  • Would like to consult with a LinkedIn expert

Featured speaker:

Philip Calvertauthor, with 9 books published, and a professional speaker on LinkedIn, Marketing & Lead Generation for Professional Services Providers.


7th November 2019 - 4.00 PM GMT
How AI is changing the audit landscape

Overview: Technological breakthroughs like artificial intelligence (AI) are having a disproportionate effect on humans and organizations. AI has the potential to introduce new sources of growth and efficiencies and is already changing how work is done. Stuart Cobbe, business development consultant at MindBridge Ai, one of MGI Worldwide’s new and emerging Global Technology Partners, will give an overview of disruptive technologies and their impact on the accounting and audit profession. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The fun history of analytics & artificial intelligence
  • How analytics & AI are impacting the audit profession
  • Examples of how real financial institutions and CA firms have adopted AI technology

This webinar is appropriate for MGI member firms who are:

  • Starting their journey with AI and wanting to understand how to use MindBridge Ai Auditor more effectively in their audits
  • Familiar with MindBridge and looking to engage
  • Seeking to understand the role that AI plays in audit engagements

Featured speaker:

Stuart Cobbe, business development consultant at MindBridge Ai


24th September 2019 - 4.00 PM BST
Live Q&A: How MGI Worldwide member firms are using new technologies to benefit them and their clients

Overview: Join our panel of ‘technology experts’ for a live Q&A. Hear how MGI Worldwide member firms in the UK, Luxembourg, and the USA are using new technologies to benefit them and their clients. Hear what others are doing with regards to technology within their accountancy practice. Learn what has, and hasn’t worked for them, save yourself time and avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’. Are you responsible for driving and leading software and IT solutions within your firm? If so, our next webinar is an absolute must for you! By registering and attending this live event you will benefit from being able to ask questions and interact with MGI Worldwide’s panel of tech experts

Featured speakers: 

Darren Clarke,
Client Service Director at MGI UK & Ireland member firm Rickard Luckin Limited based in Essex, UK

Joe Hoffman,
Business Intelligence expert at MGI Europe member firm Fisogest S.A., Luxembourg

Wes Hartman,
IT Manager at MGI North America member firm, Kirsch Kohn & Bridge LLP, Los Angeles, USA.


11 September 2019 - 4.00 PM BST
Learn how we can help wealthy families manage their wealth

Overview: This free webinar is aimed at all MGI Worldwide member firms interested in learning more about the kind of support the Global Family Office Experts can provide. Learn how to pass wealthy families' wealth on to the next generation, anywhere in the world. Discover how to promote and encourage discussions with your high net worth clients and find the opportunities to use the available expertise and resources. Take this opportunity to ask questions and interact with MGI Worldwide’s panel of Global Family Office Experts.

Featured speakers: 
Jonathan Farrow from Founding member firm MGI Midgley Snelling LLP in Weybridge, UK

Paul Anthony Correa from Fiduciary Wealth Management in Gibraltar.

Dario Galloni from MGI De Leone – Triunfo – Galloni & Associati in Milan, Italy.

 

30 July 2019 – 4.00 PM BST
How to thrive in the era of automation

Overview: Receipt Bank is the world’s leading bookkeeping automation platform, integrating with all the major cloud accounting providers. Its innovative technology is leading the way in data capture and streamlining the accounts process.

Join Receipt Bank Global Business Development Manager, Sam Horner and MGI Worldwide member, Andrew Padgett for this essential webinar. You’ll discover how firms all over the world are using the latest technology to grow their practices whilst simultaneously saving time for their clients.

Featured speakers: 
Sam HornerGlobal Business Development Manager - Receipt Bank - a key contact and advisor for some of the largest accounting and bookkeeping firms in the world as they move to the cloud. 

Andrew Padgett, Associate Director - Watson Buckle Limitedvocal advocate of implementing cloud technology and automation solutions.





24 June 2019 - 4.00 PM BST 

Are you getting the most out of your Cloud Accounting?

Overview: Is your firm getting the most out of Cloud Accounting that it had hoped?

BlueHub has been working with firms who have been adopting cloud but not seeing a return on investment in the transition to digital, in this session, Matt Flanagan will explore some of the common areas of issue when transitioning to Cloud and how to combat them.

Featured speaker: Matt Flanagan, Managing Director BlueHub

Matt Flanagan is a cloud business systems specialist, working in close partnership with forward-thinking accountants to support their transition to cloud accounting & developing relevant digital/advisory services.


Please remember to share this information with your Partners, Managers and IT Personnel within your firm.

This webinar is relevant for everyone that is engaging with Cloud Accounting and who want to ensure they are making the most of the technology available for both themselves and their clients.

Date - June 2019

Implementing a Content Marketing Strategy in 10 steps

Overview: This webinar provides a valuable 10-step guide on how to implement a content marketing strategy, helping you create new opportunities for gaining new clients, building your firm’s brand, and having a larger online presence.

Featured speaker: Antti J. Niemi, Revideco AB, Sweden.

Password protected: members may log in to the member area to access the webinar or please contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com


Date - November 

Creating effective and exciting business presentations

Overview: More information to follow.

Featured speakers: Clive Viegas Bennett, MGI Worldwide CEO. 

Date - TBC

Corporate Governance 

Overview: More information to follow.

Featured speakers: Hesham Elsakka, Boubyan Consulting Company, Kuwait.


2018 international webinar recordings

24 July 2018 - 3.00 PM BST / 10.00 AM EST

Cyber Security - Cyber Liability Exposures 

Overview: The webinar is aimed at MGI Worldwide members firms based in the United States and internationally.  The threat of cyberattacks and data breaches are a key concern for all types of businesses and accountancy firms of all sizes are at risk, particularly if robust systems are not in place.

Featured speaker: Stephen Vono of McGowanPro specialises in professional liability insurance and risk management services for professional service providers.

14 June 2018 - 4.00 PM BST (British Summer Time), 11 AM EST, 5.00 PM SAST

(Almost) Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mergers & Acquisitions (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Overview: Members of MGI’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group will provide an informative and educational overview of prior M&A transactions they’ve worked on.  Come listen and learn what went right, what went wrong, advantages of M&A transactions, and pitfalls to watch out for.

Featured speakers: MGI Global Mergers & Acquisitions experts David Enser from MGI UK & Ireland member firm Richard Luckin Limited, Chelmsford, UK,  Adam Freedenberg from MGI North America member firm Santos, Postal & Company, P.C., Rockville, Maryland (USA) and Stuart Hendler from MGI Africa member firm MGI Bass Gordon, Cape Town, South Africa. 

29 March 2018 at 3:00 PM GMT / 4:00 PM CET

How you can comply with GDPR and what you need to do 

Overview: With GDPR affecting all data within the EU, businesses are under even more pressure to ensure that data is protected. The new Regulations affect all data coming in and out of the EU and will affect businesses worldwide.

Featured speaker: Caroline Gurevitz, Associate Director at Xact.

2017 international webinar recordings

29 November 2017 at 4:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM ART

MGI Worldwide Quality Assurance Review Process - what to expect and when

OverviewThe webinar is aimed at MGI Worldwide Network members including the quality reviewers as well as the reviewed firms. This webinar may also be of use to certain Mint Alliance member firms that might want to learn more about what is to be expected when joining the network. This is an excellent opportunity to seek advice on any related technical matters, ask questions and learn more.

Featured speakers: MGI Worldwide Technical Committee Members, Dr Michael Grüne from member firm Prof. Dr. Binder, Dr. Dr. Hillebrecht u.Partner GmbH based in Stuttgart, Germany and Luis Uncal from MGI Jebsen & Co. based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

3 October 2017, live webinar at 3PM (BST)

The Challenges of Succession Planning: How futureproof are you?

Overview: What will happen when you or one of your partners wants to retire or sell the business? If something happens to you or one of your key personnel, what happens to the firm, the staff that have become family, and the clients you have forged such strong relationships with Succession planning is an essential part of doing business, no matter how certain your future appears

Featured speakers: Simon Turner and Eddie Harrington, Seymour Taylor, UK

15 June  2017, live webinar at 4.00PM (BST)

Technology and the future of accounting: Don't get left behind!

Overview: Technology is having a monumental impact on the accounting industry as we know it , but what does this change mean for accountants? Hear from three MGI members about their ideas, and see how they are preparing for the future, what their experiences are and what they are doing in their firms.

Featured speakers: Erik Emilsson, Revideo AB, Sweden; Chris Downing, Milsted Langdon LLP, UK and Joe Hoffman, Fisogest SA, Luxembourg.

4 May 2017, live webinar at 3:30 PM (BST)

Expanding your business to North America (United States and Canada)

Overview:This webinar will provide members with valuable information and best practices when assisting their clients who are considering an expansion of their businesses into North America (United States and Canada). This webinar is designed for Tax Advisors.

Featured speakers: Tom Neff, RINA accountancy corporation, USA and Razik Sarsam, Huron Partners LLP, Canada.

9 February 2017, live webinar at 4.00 PM (GMT)

How to be more proactive in your MGI Marketing and gain advantage 

Overview: During this webinar you will find out why being more proactive in your MGI Marketing is important for your firm; how it can further enhance your international credentials and help you gain advantage in the local marketplace. Note that this webinar recording is password protected. Contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for details.

Featured speaker: Maxine Brock, MGI International Marketing Director

2016 international webinar recordings

30 September 2016, 12 noon (CEST), 11 AM (BST)

Panel-led discussion by member firms.

The impact of Brexit for the UK, EU and rest of world.

The discussion was led by a panel representing MGI Worldwide member firms from within the UK and Europe and contributions were invited and welcomed from webinar attendees throughout the world.

Overview: Brexit is happening, but what does this mean for clients with business interests in the UK and Europe? This webinar will give local business leaders a valuable opportunity to voice concerns, express personal views and test international opion with peers. 

25 August 2016, 3.00 PM (BST) / 11 AM (ART)

MGI Latin America member, MGI Jebsen & Co., Argentina.

The impact of the BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) project over Transfer Pricing. The Latin America Standpoint.

Overview: Useful for those with clients that have business interests in the Latin America region. Registration will open early August.

28 July 2016, 4.00 PM (BST) /  8.00 AM (PDT)

MGI North America member, Wright Ford Young, USA

IC-DISC Federal Tax Break for Exporters: Compliance, Benefits, Challenges

Overview: An overview of Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corp benefits available to US manufacturers, architects, engineers, software developers, and construction companies.  The webinar will discuss the mechanics of evaluating if it is the right structure for your client, how to set it up, calculating the benefits, preparing the return, and a few challenges. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.

23 June 2016, 4.00 PM (BST) / 8.00 AM (PDT)

MGI NA member RINA accountancy corporation, USA and MGI Europe member BPO AUDIT TAX, Hungary

A US versus European perspective on transfer pricing.

Overview: An overview of the principles related to transfer pricing offering an insight into the common questions clients are asking from a US and European perspective.  Useful for staff working in international tax, particularly those with clients operating across different juristictions. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.

27 April 2016, 9.00 AM (GMT)

MGI Asia member LehmanBrown, China

China's Five-year plan and what it means for your business interests

Overview: With the eagerly awaited launch at the Liang Hui, Dickson will present on the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) and what it means for your business interests in China going forward. Useful for those with clients that have business interests in China. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.

31 March 2016, 4.00 PM (GMT)

MGI Worldwide Marketing

How to use MGI to enhance your firms marketing.

Password protected: members can go to the MGI Member Area online, otherwise please contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com

Overview: Find out about the new MGI Worldwide brand, how to use it and see how fellow members have been applying it in their own firm marketing. Useful for those responsible for marketing within their firm. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.