"Accounting professionals specifically, and finance professionals more generally, are faced with ever-evolving challenges arising from the expectation to remain abreast of standards and global best practices. Our role is to provide training opportunities that are flexible, affordable, relevant and of high quality," says Raymond Chamboko, director at W.Consulting, a silver partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2016 on 13 and 14 October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
With the event around the corner, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.
Do you want to hear more about W.Consulting's training solutions? Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance? Then don't miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2016.
Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"W.consulting is a financial reporting and professional skills training and advisory firm. We provide learning opportunities for professional accountants and general business professionals, much of which is also relevant in the context of meeting verifiable CPD. Our experts have extensive practical experience in the development of advisory and training solutions for listed companies, multinationals, large state-owned enterprises, professional bodies and audit firms. The Finance Indaba therefore promises to be the right opportunity to meet our target market."
What will you be talking about?
"Our focus for this Finance Indaba will be on our training solutions with a specific focus on IFRS-related e-learning and our extensive face-to-face training calendar, which provides high-quality, flexible and affordable training for finance and business professionals delivered in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Durban. The IFRS Fundamentals e-learning application is designed to deliver the latest developments in IFRS through digital learning modules, webinars, videos and live-streamed training events. The app also has a news and updates section, and a searchable database of IFRS Standards as issued by the IASB. The combination of our e-learning and face-to-face training affords professionals the flexibility they need to keep relevant in their functions, prepare for new roles, develop specialisms, and achieve their CPD requirements."
What are the challenges you can help finance professionals/firms with in 2016?
"Accounting professionals specifically, and finance professionals more generally, are faced with ever-evolving challenges arising from the expectation to remain abreast of standards and global best practices. Our role is to provide training opportunities that are flexible, affordable, relevant and of high quality. Our e-learning and face-to-face offerings do exactly that."
You operate in a number of countries across the world. What challenges do you face when entering a new market?
"Our biggest challenge is taking the time to not only understand the local regulatory environment, but to understand the professional culture within which the regulations are deployed. The cultural nuances are ultimately very important to our strategy in each new territory."
How do you help finance professionals meet CPD requirements?
"W.consulting delivers learning solutions that are flexible, affordable, relevant and of a high quality. The mix of e-learning and face-to-face training allows professionals to create a customised combination of each to deliver the most effective solution. Our IT platform that supports all our training ensures easy record keeping for CPD purposes."