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The FTC’S Nationwide Ban On Non-Compete Agreements

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

Free for Members-Only! Discover the legal landscape surrounding Louisiana non-compete agreements and the FTC's groundbreaking nationwide ban on these agreements in this comprehensive presentation. Learn why CPAs find it crucial for client compliance and strategic planning, while businesses must adapt to protect intellectual property and talent retention. In Louisiana, where non-compete agreements are common, this regulatory shift holds significant implications for businesses, demanding swift adaptation to remain compliant and competitive. Jude Bursavich addresses the background, implications, and challenges in this FREE webcast — an exclusive LCPA member benefit.  Is your membership up to date? Log in and renew to power up your membership. To register non-CPA staff, give us a call at 504.464.1040 or email info@lcpa.org.

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

Surgent's Social Security and Medicare: Planning for You and Your Clients

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

Social Security seems poised for changes in benefits and eligibility age. The leading edge of the baby boomer generation has already reached retirement age. Financial and tax planners can expect increased demand for strategies that dovetail Social Security with other retirement and estate planning objectives. This course provides tax and financial planning professionals with both the background information on the Social Security system and the strategies clients will need in dealing with Social Security, and the myriad other related retirement planning issues.

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.

Controls to Secure the Growing Digital Footprint

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

The amount of electronic content that business organizations contend with is growing at incredible rates. Terms like "Big Data" and "Information Overload", are being used by overwhelmed information workers on a daily basis. Additionally, because of the move to a much larger telecommuter footprint, electronic data is now even more prevalently utilized. This session discusses the places that businesses keep digital information and addresses the importance of securing corporate electronic data. The material effectively shows ways to achieve high security standards for content stored in fixed locations, on mobile devices and in the cloud. Participants in this session will gain an understanding of the concepts needed to improve the way they, and their companies secure digital information. 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

2024 Annual Update for Governments and Not-for-Profits

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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 then move to the NFP side of the house with a look at the Accounting Standard Updates issued by the FASB that impacts nonprofit entities. Following that, we review the work of the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC) and the projects they advise the FASB on. After the break, we will conduct a deeper dive into Yellow Book and Single Audit engagements. The course closes with a look at the significant changes in the 2024 Compliance Supplement, the changes to the Uniform Guidance and the common deficiencies identified by the federal agencies and peer reviewers.  Speaker - Melisa Galasso

The Single Audit from Beginning to End Update

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

This course is an updated overview of the single audit of state and local governments and not-for-profit organizations under the OMB Unified Circular, as well as the applicable AICPA standards for compliance audits.  Speaker - J. Michael Inzina

Best Practices For An IRS Levy Or Wage Garnishment

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

You are likely familiar and/or have experience with IRS levies and wage garnishments. BUT - Did you know that there's a lot of technicalities and procedural requirements that go into issuing an IRS levy or wage garnishment that you can exploit as a practitioner? This program will focus on the basics of an IRS levy or wage garnishment along with breaking down common errors that IRS employees tend to make in the issuance of a levy and remedies that can be used to obtain relief from a levy or wage garnishment. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Billy L. Fauller, III, EA, CTRS, NTPI

Thinking Like a Quality Control Reviewer

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Have you ever wanted to reduce the number of financial statement review points you receive? Have you ever been curious about a reviewer's thought process? This session will help you understand the role of an engagement quality control reviewer. You will leave this session understanding the role of an engagement quality control reviewer, and an appreciation of best practices to minimize your exposure to critique when your work is subject to review. 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

Introduction to the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

The insurance industry has unique accounting and regulatory requirements. This course provides an introduction to those unique requirements, including the multiple layers of regulation, statutory vs. GAAP accounting, non-admitted assets, special treatment of taxes, and 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 - Keely Gohl, CPA, CGMA

2024 Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Review and Update

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

This program will examine the key provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that was enacted to not only curb inflation, but reduce the deficit, promote clean energy solutions, and much more.  Learn how this new legislation can provide tax savings for both your individual and business clients.  **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to kori.herrera@acpen.com. Speaker - Steven Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD

Surgent's Best Practices in Not-for-Profit Accounting and Reporting

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

Don't just wing it when you can soar! To catch the eye of resource providers and fulfill the needs of leadership, it is essential that not-for-profits prepare financial statements which excel. This course will empower you with the knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and reporting to surpass the expectations of financial statement users. Over 15 focused exercises are included to illustrate and refine today's best practices in not-for-profit accounting and reporting.

Become Rich Without Selling Your Soul

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

Getting rich requires many things.  First, you need to know how to overcome previous limitations you may have had about making a lot of money.  Second, you need to know and use the best financial strategies for becoming wealthy--including the latest investment and marketing strategies.   And third, you need to be able to enjoy your lifestyle, and look at what obstacles get in the way of you being rich and fully contented.  By exploring the latest methods for achieving financial and personal success, you'll be able to make a lot more money and have a great time doing it. Speaker - Jonathan Robinson

2024 Business Tax Update with Steve Dilley

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

This course addresses the most recent legislative developments impacting business taxpayers, with a focus on important provisions, rules and concepts to apply when preparing client returns.     **Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to kori.herrera@acpen.com. Speaker - Steven Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD

Communication Miracles At Work and In Life - Part 2

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

Following on Part 1 of this course, in Part 2 you will learn advanced ways to solve problems without bruising egos, how to create profound trust quickly, and how to motivate clients and co-workers to do your bidding with a minimal amount of wasted time or hassles.    The bottom line will be better client and co-worker relationships, leading to increased enjoyment and productivity at work. Speaker - Jonathan Robinson

The Competent Accountant - Mastering the Role of the Controller/ CFO

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

How do you raise your skills to the next level to master the Controller or CFO role?  Welcome to a course that provides insights that align the CGMA Competency Framework. The course will examine each of the areas: Technical, Business, Leadership and People to increase your competency.  How are your technical skills?  Are you a traditional accountant or have you learned to expand your technical skills to go beyond “what are the financial numbers?” to “why did these financial results occur?”  Are you able to use ratios to understand the business dynamics and the implications to change course or take corrective action?  Are the systems that you implement and operate best practices or merely stop-gap solutions? How are your business skills?  Can you set a vision? Can you develop a strategy?  Do you understand the macroeconomic environment of your organization?   Can you lead a major project to a successful conclusion?  This session will explore the role of business as opposed to tracking the results of the business. How are your people skills?  How good is your ability to influence others? How are successful are your negotiation skills?   How well can you communicate?  Are you a collaborator or a partner?  This section will help accountants understand that it is people skills that drive the overall success of the accounting operations. Finally, how are your Leadership skills?  Do you inspire staff or make them angry?  Do you know why your staff work for your company and you?  Do you understand what employees want from their position?  Do you know how to deal with a difficult staff person?  Can you lead difficult change?  This session will help you recognize what leadership truly is as opposed to what passes for day to day management. Speaker - James Lindell

Contract and Procurement Fraud

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

This session will focus on the most common types of fraud in the procurement and contracting arena, with a focus on fraud in construction.  The session will examine fraud vulnerabilities in the four key phases of the procurement process: Presolicitation. Negotiation. Performance. Closeout and Claims.  Within each phase, “red flags” will be discussed.  These are the indicia of possible fraud that managers should be alert for.  Also, within each phase, the most common fraud schemes will be highlighted and discussed.  Finally, the session will describe the generally accepted safeguards or controls that should be established to prevent the various fraud schemes that can occur.  This part of the program will make extensive use of actual fraud case studies designed to demonstrate fraud risks and fraud detection strategies. Speaker - David Cotton

Fixing Your Chart of Accounts

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

A well-organized chart of accounts supports robust responsibility reporting, makes it easy to answer "what if?" questions and helps eliminate data entry errors. However, many organizations cling to the primitive practices of a half-century ago that impose barriers to developing budgets, holding people accountable, gathering useful data and keeping errors from creeping into their financial statements. Best practices today look little like the examples you may have seen in business school. If you sense that your general ledger could do far more, this session will show you how to fix your problems 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