Online Seminar

Business Writing for Accountants

JUL 06 - Jul 07, 2022



JUL 06 - JUL 07



1:00 PM - 5:00 PM




7.5 Hours


0 Hours


Registration open until

Jul 03, 2022


This newly revised course has shifted online into two, half-day, live, instructor-led sessions. We recognize that online learning a vastly different experience from an in-person seminar and our instructors have adapted the interactive sessions to include regularly scheduled breaks and digital breakout rooms for group discussions. Our goal is to make your experience more convenient as we navigate the new reality of virtual learning.


  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • This seminar is intended for CPAs who are required to explain technical concepts through written forms of communication.

    If you are interested in this webinar but are unable to attend the live session, a transcript and AODA compliant video recording of this seminar will be available 48 hours after the course ends. Registrants of this session will receive an email link to the recording and have access to the video for 30 days from the date it is sent.

    During the program, we will create a checklist for drafting professional emails and documents. The overarching goal of this program is to help you visualize your own communications from the perspective of your readers. Whether your readers are clients or team members, they will rarely possess the same knowledge as you. While a client may be unfamiliar with certain accounting concepts, a team member may be unfamiliar with the file you are working on. In order to write effectively, writers must bridge the knowledge gap between them and their readers.

    By attending this session, you will master techniques for writing to your various readers, both “internal” and “external. The program is practical, rather than theoretical. It is filled with real-life examples of business writing, and its strategies can easily be applied to your own communications. The format of the session is highly interactive

    Note: This course includes the material from both of Ryan Standil’s half-day courses at CPA Ontario: Effective Business Writing and Writing to Clients - Email Etiquette and Readability.


    • Part 1: Clarity – writing unambiguously
    • Part 2: Attention to Detail – demonstrating your diligence
    • Part 3: Hands-On Writing Exercise – applying the techniques learned in Parts 1 and 2
    • Part 4: Conciseness – using fewer words. At the end of Part 4, you will revisit the writing sample that you drafted in Part 3 and make it more concise
    • Part 5: Email Etiquette – best practices for communicating by email
    • Part 6: Readability – drafting sentences that are easy to read
    • Part 7: Structure – drafting documents that are easy to review


    Accountants who explain technical concepts through written forms of communication.


    Spring Sale. Discount already applied.

    $269.00 Personal Passport

    $285.00 Organization Passport

    $299.00 Member

    $299.00 Student

    $439.00 Public

    Status: Registration open until Jul 03, 2022




    Ryan Standil leads seminars on the topic of effective written communication. He presents at CPA Ontario, the Law Society of Ontario, and individual firms. Ryan attended Western University, where he graduated from the Ivey Business School and the Faculty of Law. After graduating, Ryan joined a corporate law firm in Toronto. Today he owns and operates a seminar company, called Write To Excite.


    This CPA Ontario course is a live webinar. You must attend the live course to receive verifiable CPD hours. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. To get the full experience of this interactive course, use a computer with video and microphone capabilities.

    Electronic material can be accessed one week prior to the course at and should be downloaded in advance.

    Registration, cancellation, withdrawal and all other CPA Ontario PD Seminar policies can be found here.