Our select programmes

Our select programmes

Flagship offerings of the KPMG Learning Academy

Flagship offerings of the KPMG Learning Academy

Six Sigma

What is the programme about?

Six Sigma has today become one of the most prevalent methodologies to achieve higher levels of performance. An organisation cannot grow without carrying the success baton of its robust processes – especially those meant to deliver the desired output repeatedly. The methodology is, in all, about reducing defect and enhancing process and performance excellence. It orients participants towards fact-based decision-making, use data to draw business conclusions, analyse current trends and metrics for their practical use, conduct depth cause analysis and innovate for performance improvement. We offer varied levels (Yellow, Green, Black, Master Black Belt equivalents) of competency programmes on Lean, Six Sigma, customisable to client needs and industry. We also enable the full cycle of making organisations six sigma ready, including planning, strategy for six sigma and analytics, programme facilitation, reviews and evaluation of effectiveness. This programme is meant for professionals involved in data analytics, change leaders, decision-makers in varied roles, professionals involved in process control, quality and improvement, aspirants for lean improvement, waste reduction, production, process engineering, re-engineering, research and service efficiency.

Learning objectives

  • Link business objectives to measurable performance parameters and encourage data-driven problem-solving
  • Allow for process and performance transformation
  • Help develop leadership acumen to drive complex work and lead cross-geographical and functional high impact projects
  • Learn project, team, dependency management and intergroup coordination
  • Build foundations for data analytics programmes
  • Secure stronger client impact through high quantitative visibility
     

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

What is the programme about?

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), is rapidly becoming a benchmark for the accounting world. The convergence of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) with IFRS, notified in 2014, has led to a paradigm shift in the regulatory and reporting landscape for companies in India. Diploma IFRS from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA (U.K.) is a qualification, which provides a detailed conceptual insight into IFRS. It is designed to develop an individual’s knowledge of IFRS by providing an understanding of the concepts and principles, which underpin them and their application in the international market place. The diploma is widely accepted around the world.

This programme is meant for:

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), finance directors and strategic planners
  • Accountants, analysts and auditors
  • Investment bankers and corporate bankers
  • Chartered accountants, company secretaries, and cost and work accountants
  • Private equity, and merger and acquisition specialists
  • Professionals from Indian companies with a global presence
  • Graduates who are a part of finance / accounting teams

Learning objectives

  • Understand and explain the structure of the framework of international accounting
  • Apply relevant financial reporting standards to key elements of financial reports
  • Identify and apply disclosure requirements for companies in financial reports and notes
  • Prepare group financial statements (excluding group cash-flow statements) including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures

Managing Change

What is the programme about?

Managing Change is a pragmatic and well-researched learning programme developed by KPMG change specialists. It provides insight into both individual and organisational change and explains the key tenets behind successful business transformation. It rightly blends concepts with practical scenarios and allows participants to apply change management principles to real life business situations. Unlike many other similar learning programmes that primarily cover theories and principles, we provide a case study-based learning approach with a walkthrough of KPMG change management methodology, tools and templates. The programme is intended for business sponsors, change leaders, functional leaders, project management and strategy office and HR professionals.

Learning objectives

  • Establish the strategic ambition, objectives and scale of change; and understand how this impacts required behaviours and ways of working
  • Learn how to map the change landscape (stakeholders and influencers)
  • Learn how to identify change risks and create change metrics
  • Learn how to build a shared vision and business case for change, mobilise a change agent network, create communication and training plan
  • Learn the fundamentals of change leadership and develop a change leadership commitment plan
  • Gain insights into aligning people processes, HR and talent strategies to make change stick

Workplace Anti-Sexual Harassment

What is the programme about?

The programme is aimed at assisting organisations / individuals to understand what constitutes sexual harassment at the workplace and help create awareness of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, (‘the Act’). It will help in developing adequate policies, procedures and a redressal mechanism to address any complaints. The programme also seeks to educate participants about the implications of non-adherence on the individual and the organisation, thereby protecting them from costly harassment lawsuits and a damage to the reputation. It includes a session on ways to create awareness around this Act.

Learning objectives

  • Create awareness about what is construed as sexual harassment and its implications to create a healthy, sensitised and gender-neutral work environment through simple steps such as posters, regular workshops / training sessions and e-modules
  • Understand how to formulate policies and procedures for prevention and resolution, including a redressal mechanism with a detailed guide on roles / responsibilities of an Internal Complaints Committee
     

Cyber Security and Investigations

What is the programme about?

Cyber Security has emerged as top business risk across enterprises therefore becoming a board room agenda. It is imperative for organisations today to address this risk in holistic manner and ensure that as technology advancements are adopted, the risk exposure is minimized. The Cyber Security and Investigations programme is intended to create cyber awareness among organisations to enable them to defend, detect and respond to cyber-attacks and incidents. Through this programme, participants would be able to identify and classify critical Information Technology (IT) assets, understand and appreciate the need for securing these assets, identify and select some of the best security solutions suitable for their environment and understand the global cyber security frameworks being adopted.

This programme also helps understand obligations towards regulatory requirements, along with incident management which in turn, helps in facilitating the creation/refinement of IT policy and business continuity plans. Additionally, it is aimed at enabling organisations to prepare for technological exigencies owing to external threats, by enhancing their incident response knowledgebase. The programme focusses on the importance of possessing threat intelligence and using technology to provide detailed analysis of nature of attacks. Participants are also able to appreciate the importance of having a sensitised workforce that plays an important role in defending attacks targeted on end users (such as social engineering, phishing, etc.) and therefore helps strengthen preventive security measures.

Learning objectives

  • To develop an understanding of cyber threats and exposure
  • Establishing cyber security comprehensive framework to address the risk in holistic manner
  • Understand importance of threat intelligence
  • Understand regulatory obligations
  • Gain insights into security best practices

Doing Business in India under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime

What is the programme about?

The long pending Constitution Amendment has paved the way for the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. As a transaction-based tax, GST is set to impact not only the tax function, but would also lead to a significant transformation in the way businesses are run, cutting across various business functions such as tax, finance, supply chain, IT, sales and marketing, etc. The GST learning programme has been designed to help organisations and individuals in navigating the change coming their way.

Learning objectives

  • Understand what is changing
  • Know what is the potential impact on business
  • Learn how to derive value from this change
  • Know what needs to be done to prepare for this transformation
  • Implement best practices
     

These are our select programmes. Please contact us for the entire course catalogue and for discussing customisation requirements.

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