Communication is the key skill that employees look for, when recruiting accountants. This pathway is designed to help you develop that skill.

Communication will be crucial to your success. Whether you are managing budgets and forecasts, presenting complex financial information, leading a team, or even sending an email, your ability to gather information, listen to peoples' needs, share data with colleagues, and win support for your ideas, will be critical in developing successful relationships with clients or colleagues.

Along with your fellow participants, you will be learning how to take in, provide and present information, select appropriate and audience focused communication methods, listen, write and speak effectively, use software and visual communication tools, brief others and evaluate your success.

This learning pathway will address the four groups of communication competencies identified by ACCA:

  • taking in information
  • providing clear information
  • presenting information
  • taking the initiative to keep information users up to date.

Key information

  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Weekly study: 1 hour
  • Start date: in session
  • Use code ACCA101 at checkout for 10% discount

Programme outline

The programme has been split into different topics, which will be covered each week of the course.  

  • Programme outline

    1. Planning and personal skills audit

    2. Communication in a professional context

    3. Sharing ideas and information

    4. Listening and collaborating with others

    5. Persuading and negotiating

    6. Gathering information using social media

    7. Building relationships with social media

    8. Networking

    9. Effective writing

    10. Presentation skills

    11. Developing effective presentations

    12. Effective speaking

    13. Sharing data

    14. Presenting data

    15. Using data to influence decisions

    16. Communicating financial information within your organisation

    17. Communicating financial information outside of your organisation

    18. Communicating complex ideas

    19. Communicating with the media

    20. Wrap-up and reflection

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Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party suppliers.