Training Curriculum

PwC's Academy offers a varied training programme that includes a mix of technical and business skills sessions. The sessions, which take the form of courses and/or workshops, are delivered mainly by partners and senior staff members of PricewaterhouseCoopers - professionals who are recognised as specialists within their respective fields and who possess strong presentation and communication skills.

Technical sessions include accounting, advisory & consulting, auditing and tax and related matters whilst business skills sessions relate to managerial and other complementary skills required to run a business or organisation successfully. All sessions aim to be as practical and business oriented as possible. By limiting the participants in each session to manageable numbers PwC's Academy gives as much of a personal and participant focused service as possible. This is more conducive towards learning and development and should impact favourably on the participants’ ability to transfer new skills learnt back to their workplace.

The Academy’s philosophy encourages industry-focused and client-specific training and these programmes are run following discussions held with those organisations that show interest in this type of “closed” training for their people. These sessions are exclusive to the organisation requesting them and will follow an in-depth training needs analysis that PwC's Academy carries out together with its clients. This enables the Academy to transform its expertise into dedicated training projects, with clear benefits. Easier adaptation to the organisation’s working environment, addressing specific issues faced by the target audience, being more relevant to the individual client/industry scenario and focusing on the needs of a homogenous group are just some of these benefits. The Academy also offers guidance and assistance to clients in compiling the necessary documentation when applying for any applicable training grants.

The Academy's training sessions qualify for continuous professional education (CPE) hours under the core or professional competencies in accordance with Directive 1- Continued Professional Education as issued by the Accountancy Board in terms of the Accountancy Profession Act (Cap. 281) and of the Accountancy Profession Regulations 1986 (as amended).

Training Sessions

Leadership & Management

Soft skills toolkit (Part 2) - Emotional Intelligence
- 24 October 2014

Session 2: Emotional Intelligence is the key to career success Emotional intelligence and my career? You m...
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IT

MS Excel for Accountants Session 1: Back to Basics
- 28 October 2014

The course will cover the fundamentals of Excel, practical user shortcuts, linking of spreadsheets and basic...
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IT

MS Excel for Accountants Session 2: Efficiency through formulas
- 29 October 2014

With a step-by-step approach, this course will guide you through the various conditions for calculating form...
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IT

MS Excel for Accountants Session 3: Extracting and transforming
- 30 October 2014

Building on Session 2, the course will provide you with data crunching and text manipulation, grouping, filt...
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IT

MS Excel for Accountants Session 4: The deep end
- 31 October 2014

This course will guide you through the various techniques, providing you with a comprehensive understanding...
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Tax & Legal

Hot topics in the international tax field - threats or opportunities?
- 07 November 2014

The purpose of this session is to analyse messages coming out from the OECD and the EU in relation to BEPS a...
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Leadership & Management

Soft skills toolkit (Part 3) - Network Planning
- 25 November 2014

Session 3: Networking is an essential component of work life Throughout our lives we will make networking...
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Accounting & Finance

Non-current Assets (2 sessions)
- 26 November 2014

Non-current Assets is an 8 CPE hour event split over 2 sessions as follows: Wednesday, 26 November 2014...
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Leadership & Management

Soft skills toolkit (Part 4) - Presentation Skills
- 04 December 2014

Session 4 : Fear not Presentations This business skills session aims at coaching participants to overcome...
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Regulatory

Changes to the auditor's report - How will this affect your company? - the new ISA
- 05 December 2014

This course aims to outline the key changes to the auditor's report within a company's financial statements...
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