The new leases standard: IFRS 16 Leases Finally published.

After many years of waiting, IFRS 16 Leases has finally been published in January 2016.  The new leases standard will have a significant impact on those with major assets under operating lease. Assets under operating lease will be capitalised resulting in both an asset and liability being recognised in the financial statements.  This could impact more

Alan Rickman: a week to Die Hard (in bonds)

This week we mourn the loss of 69 year old entertainment great: Alan Rickman. An accomplished stage and film actor, he may be most remembered for some of his villainous roles such as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Perhaps his greatest role is as the foil to the hero, John McClane more

Let’s Dance: the Bowie Bonds

Let’s Dance: the Bowie Bonds The death of David Bowie reminded the world of finance that not only was he a very talented and justly famous musician, he was also the source of a significant financial innovation. In 1997 David Bowie securitised (or securitized) the rights to 25 of his albums.  This was the first more

Are you ready for FRS 102?

UK GAAP as we know it is changing. Any entity currently using UK GAAP now needs to transition to a new source of accounting guidance; the single standard FRS 102. BPP have developed a range of courses to help you develop knowledge of the topic, We are more than half way through the 2 year more

Hear it from the experts: Mark Spencer-Ellis and Dave Raywood

Students studying the MSc International Marketing programme at BPP University were able to utilise the knowledge of the experts in the latest assignment for their Advertising module. Mark Spencer-Ellis, Marketing Project Manager for BPP, and Dave Raywood, Head of International Marketing for BPP, both shared their highly experienced advice, giving the students an in-depth insight more

DISPATCHES: Brand Value boosts profit margins

Dispatches recently featured the Sports Direct story of profit and success. Whilst arguably some areas might need further clarification what is truly fascinating about the Sports Direct story is the extent to which the business is built on the premise of Brand Value. more

Three reasons to take another look at your Profit Margins

Neena Vivash presents on BPP’s ‘Creating Value through Margin Management’ programme, which has dates coming up in May and October in London. Here Neena gives us a flavour of what will be covered in the programme. more

Margin Management: Beyond the price/volume variance

Neena Vivash presents on BPP’s ‘Creating Value through Margin Management’ programme, which has dates coming up in May and October in London. Here Neena gives us a flavour of what will be covered in the programme more

How to grow business in a challenging environment

Companies, having experienced a recovery in business conditions are now seeking to grow. However the possibilities for organic growth are limited due to sluggish world economies, continuing economic downturn in China and the problems of the Eurozone. Accordingly, to continue the progress in their earnings and share prices, senior management has two options: more

Do you know your EBITDA from your Margins?

Financial Analysis courses for Banking & Finance Professionals more

Are you ready for FRS 102?

UK GAAP as we know it is changing! Any entity that is currently using UK GAAP will at some point over the next 12 months, have to transition to a new source of accounting guidance; the single standard FRS 102. The transition to FRS 102 will be a 2 year process, with restatement of financial more

The Three Essentials of Career Development for Legal Professionals

As professionals aim to progress their careers and take on new areas of responsibility, new skills and knowledge must be acquired. There are three essential elements which overlay career progression, whether the progression is internal to the company, or when searching for new roles and opportunities. more

Professional Development for Accountants

Progression in your Accountancy Career involves much more than what you learnt throughout your course, it’s about how you can react as an individual and out-shine your competition in a fiercely competitive environment..   Technical skills may get your foot in the door, but it’s your people skills that open most of the doors to more

The Three Essentials of Career Development for Accountants

As professionals aim to progress their careers and take on new areas of responsibility, new skills and knowledge must be acquired. There are three essential elements which overlay career progression, whether the progression is internal to the company, or when searching for new roles and opportunities. more