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Advanced Negotiations: Beyond Getting to Yes

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

Anytime someone says "I want," "I need," or "Will you," you are in a negotiation. For decades, the negotiation techniques described in "Getting to Yes" by Fisher and Ury of the Harvard Negotiations Project were the world's standard negotiation methods. These techniques involved collaborative methods for discovering how to make the "pie" bigger and then split it. More recent research on human psychology has revealed new methods that will allow you to do even better. Sometimes, you can't settle for getting half of what you want. Sometimes you have to have it all. This webinar explores negotiation's human side, to give you powerful people skills that will let you get more. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM

Building a Better Budget in a Time of Uncertainty

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

Most financial leaders would agree that budgeting is easy when business and the economy are stable. When revenues and expenses are expected to remain the same, the process becomes merely an exercise in carrying over what was done before to the current year. However, what happens when we are not sure about how the market will react to our product? What happens when the competitive landscape changes? In this course, we will discuss budgeting techniques and considerations when business lacks stability. Through a combination of theory and real-world examples, we will explore how to build flexibility into our budget - so that it can inform and drive decision-making when we don't quite know what is ahead. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - David Peters

You Don't Know What You Don't Know About Microsoft Excel

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

Many Excel users have received little or no formal training to help them use the ubiquitous productivity application. This session can help users that wish to improve their Excel skills to increase their productivity. The material starts by covering basic topics such as time saving tips and keyboard shortcuts and then moves to more advanced areas like conditional formatting and complex formula building. Users that find themselves looking at the spreadsheets that others design and wishing they could do as much with Excel will benefit greatly by taking this course. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Karl Egnatoff, CPA.CITP

Exploring the New Lease Accounting Standard

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

It's a whole new world for lessees under ASC topic 842. This program will dive into the new standard on leases and its impact on every size entity, review effective dates, and address what you need to know now. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Chris Harper, CPA

Create Paginated Reports with Power BI Report Builder

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Elevate your data reporting skills to new heights with our cutting-edge course, "Create Paginated Reports with Power BI Report Builder." This two-hour, expertly crafted training is designed to transform the way you visualize and present data, leveraging the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Power BI Report Builder. Ideal for professionals who aspire to turn complex data into compelling, print-ready reports, this course is a game-changer in the realm of data visualization and business intelligence. Delve into the world of paginated reporting with a curriculum that balances theoretical knowledge with practical examples and demonstrations. You'll learn how to navigate the Power BI Report Builder interface with ease, design intricate report layouts, and connect to diverse data sources for comprehensive reporting. The course covers a spectrum of skills, from creating eye-catching visualizations to utilizing advanced features like sub-reports and drill-through capabilities. By the end of this session, you'll be adept at publishing and sharing professional-grade, paginated reports that can inform and persuade your audience. Enroll now and take the first step towards mastering the art of paginated reporting with Power BI Report Builder. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Bryan L. Smith, CPA.CITP, CISA

Payroll Essentials: Payroll Returns Done Right

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Payroll is among the most common tasks an employer undertakes in the course of running their business. At its most basic level, payroll consists of an agreement between an employer and employee related to compensation for services. Once you look under the hood, there is so much more to payroll, including various kinds of compensation, payroll taxes and required reporting on government forms. This course will provide a general introduction to the workings of the payroll returns an employer is required to file. We will cover the various types of federal and state payroll taxes, what various payroll returns an employer may need to file, how to complete the most common types of payroll returns accurately, and real-life illustrations for reconciling at year end and ensuring your payroll returns are correct. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Elizabeth Bystrom, CPA

Audit 407: Auditing Contingencies and Going Concern

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Auditing Contingencies and Going Concern Uncertainty - Testing for Completeness and Proper Disclosure will provide tips and techniques for obtaining sufficient appropriate audit evidence to support conclusions related to contingencies and going concern uncertainty. Financial statements may contain significant uncertainties requiring special audit consideration for evaluating proper accounting and financial reporting treatment. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for supervisory or managerial auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for evaluating loss contingencies and substantial doubt about going concern. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

Communication Skills for Introverts

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

In today's technology-driven world, success in business depends upon your ability to translate data into information, communicate with anyone, and present ideas powerfully, whether it's one-on-one or in the boardroom. This fast-paced and interactive session covers specific techniques in three critical areas: listening, writing, and presenting. Learn about the hard skills involved in the softer side of leadership. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jennifer Elder, CSP, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS

Internal Control Changes for Remote Workers

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

For the past two decades the trend has been to move away from brick and mortar offices and have a greater number of people work or telecommute from home. Because of the upheaval caused by recent events, the rate of this move has been accelerated. This has and will continue to create control challenges and organizations must work to address these. Such things as moving from time based employee value to task completion based measurement and the ability to drive needed inter-company communication are just a sample of the issues with which entities must contend. This session looks at the benefits and pitfalls of workers that telecommute. It then discusses important risks and controls to consider as this trend continues and evolves in the business world. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Karl Egnatoff, CPA.CITP

Excel - Advanced Financial and Statistical Calculations

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Depending on your version, Excel has over 500 functions already built in and ready to use. How many of those do you incorporate into your spreadsheets? After this course, you will learn some powerful functions that will take your calculating power to the next level. In this webinar, we will focus on Financial, Statistical and Math functions. In the Financial functions section, you will learn how to use the financial functions to build better amortization schedules. In the Statistical and Math functions sections, you will learn how to use various statistical functions to analyze your data. This session is presented using Excel 2013. Regardless of the version you are using, ALL concepts covered in this course apply to ALL versions of Excel. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Bryan L. Smith, CPA.CITP, CISA

Audit 408: Coaching Staff to Stay on the Right Track

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Supervisor Skills - Coaching Staff to Stay on the Right Track provides tips and techniques for critical coaching responsibilities. Being a successful coach requires tackling various responsibilities, including motivating, providing positive and constructive feedback, and otherwise getting the best performance out of engagement team members in the given situation. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for supervisory or managerial auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for coaching others. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

Compilation, Preparation and Review Basics and Peer Reviews

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Cover the basic requirements for performing preparation, compilation, and review engagements under Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS), including the new SSARS No. 25, Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements and Adverse Conclusions. Review common issues found on SSARS engagements in connection with peer reviews and the impact of various findings on the results of a peer review. Identify key issues to consider during SSARS engagements, and determine how to incorporate quality control recommendations and tips for performing high-quality SSARS engagements. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the eventSpeaker - Allison M. Henry, CPA, CGMA

Sustainability: Doing Well by Doing Good

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Looking for an idea that will help recruit and retain employees, engage customers, and invite investors? Sustainability is the solution! Sustainability is no longer just a "nice thing to do," it is both a business and moral imperative. Incorporating sustainable strategies into your day-to-day operations creates a competitive advantage, enhances your brand, and benefits the bottom line. On the business side, according to Harvard University, companies with strong sustainability initiatives have 4 times the sales growth, 8 times the employee engagement, and a 47% greater increase in stock value than their non-sustainable competitors. On the moral side, your customers and employees will no longer support an organization that does not address environmental and social issues. This session will explain the 6 benefits of sustainability and 6 steps to building a sustainable business. Learn how to make sustainability a competitive advantage to attract and retain loyal customers and high-performing employees. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jennifer Elder, CSP, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS

S Corporations: Calculating Shareholder Basis

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

A detailed analysis of the calculations related to determining a shareholder's tax basis for S corporation shares and loans. How to use the Form 1120S, Schedule K-1 information for basis determination. An illustrative example demonstrates how the process works, as well as the many potential pitfalls. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Steven C. Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD

Owning an Electric Vehicle: Costs and Considerations

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

With governments worldwide pushing the automotive industry towards electric vehicles (EVs), there might be an EV in your future or for your corporate fleet. Today, some vehicles are all gas, all electric or hybrid. How much do EVs cost to purchase, maintain and charge? Most EV owners charge at home but need public charging when venturing beyond their vehicle's range. Not all EVs can use every public charger and various charger types recharge at different speeds. This session will simplify the issues and tell you what you'll want to know if there is an EV in your future. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM

The Social Media Blueprint for Accounting Firms

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

Social media - it's a buzzword, but is it beneficial for your firm's brand? And more importantly, your bottom line? This course focuses on the latter and takes a deep dive into which social media platforms are best for accounting firm lead generation, recruitment, client retention and more. Attendees will take away a practical framework and actionable tactics for integrating social media into your firm's overall marketing and communications strategy to help you grow your revenue without having to spend hours on social media or even be on it personally if you don't wish to! This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available for questions during the event.Speaker - Gaynor Hardy (Meilke), MS, CBC

Critical Thinking for Financial Professionals

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

What were they thinking? Why do business leaders sometimes make horrible decisions that severely damage themselves and their organizations? It is tempting to assume that poor choices must be due to someone's incompetence, inexperience, bad character, or low intelligence. Yet, when we make a mistake ourselves, we someone rationalize it as a choice other people would make under the same circumstances. This session will discuss the common decision-making errors people make and to help you avoid making these blunders yourself. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM

Current Issues in Performing Yellow Book Audits

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Staying current on significant changes in Government Audit Standards can be difficult. This course covers the most important issues and changes relevant to Yellow Book financial statement audits. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

What's Going on at the GASB (2024)

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

The GASB has been working on some big projects lately. We kick off this course with a look at the GASB standards that are effective this year including GASB 100, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections and GASB 101, Compensated Absences. We will then switch gears to the GASB standards coming down the pike, including the major projects of the GASB. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Melisa F. Galasso, CPA

Understanding the "Most Common" Form 990 Schedules: A,B & C

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Online/Webcast

2.50 Credits

Session 7 of Borenstein's Form 990 Foundational Series: 'C the BAD DoG' is a handy phrase to remind preparers of the Form 990's five most frequently applied substantive Schedules (A, B, C, D, G) along with the ALWAYS-required Schedule O. This webinar addresses the first three of these substantive Schedules - A (required of all 501(c)(3) organizations); B (required for many (c)(3)s AND some non-(c)(3)s); and C (reporting on spheres of public policy intersection). The author/instructor's approach to all three is designed to: (1) demystify the Schedule A overall (and explain the nature of the two public support tests); (2) address common misconceptions concerning the Schedule B's reporting of donors; and (3) highlight the reach and underlying preparer needs behind Schedule C's three parts, including commonly missed Sched. C reporting obligations. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Eve R. Borenstein, J.D.