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Microsoft Outlook "Must Know" Email Tips

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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If you use Outlook on a daily basis to process your email, chances are pretty good that you are missing out on a lot of opportunities to improve your efficiency in composing, processing and organizing your messages. There are many different features in Outlook that often get overlooked, even though we are working in the app all day, every day. John Higgins, a strategic advisor to the profession on Microsoft 365 deployment, will review numerous tips and features to improve your productivity in Outlook. You will learn many time-saving, practical ways to improve the quality of your email message. 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 Higgins, CPA.CITP

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Creating a High Performance Culture - Post Pandemic

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

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Discuss trends and changes impacting the American workforce. Discover "why" culture matters, the "benefits" of great cultures, and the workforce challenges created both before and after the pandemic. Once the audience has clarity on these items, the presentation shifts to "how" to create a great culture in our post-pandemic environment. Jim provides practical tools that can be implemented at any organization. Some of the tools are directly related to the new challenges resulting from the COVID-driven pandemic. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Jim Bitterle

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Surgent's Understanding Partnership Taxation: Debt Allocations

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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How debt is allocated to the partners in a partnership is important. It dictates how much money may be taken tax-free as a distribution, the losses that flow down to the partners, and the gain or loss on the sale of a partnership interest. However, the allocation of debt can differ depending on the type of debt it is and the type of partner we are talking about. Furthermore, 704(c) can complicate things. And what in the world is a constructive liquidation scenario? In this course, we will tackle the concept of debt allocations - how you do it, what it means, and why you do it.

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Surgent's Gaining a Competitive Advantage: Critical Skills for CFOs and Controllers

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

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All organizations are looking for ways to gain an advantage over the competition. This practical and interactive session will present a toolkit of ideas to help CFOs, controllers and finance professionals better position their organizations for the future. We know change is occurring at an exponential rate, and that has proven to be the case in all areas of finance, management, and leadership over the past year. The course deals with these new issues and will continue to be updated as necessary throughout the year. Become the "financial hero" of your organization and make a positive impact on the bottom-line.

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Surgent's Annual Accounting and Auditing Update

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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Designed for accounting and attestation practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, this course provides a comprehensive review of recent standard-setting activities of the FASB and AICPA. In addition to providing a detailed review of SAS No. 145, this course will bring you up to date on FASB and AICPA standards issued over the past few years. The course also provides many hands-on examples and illustrations to help you apply the guidance in practice. In addition to a financial accounting update, the course will discuss what you will need to do differently as you adopt new audit standards 142-149 over the next few years, including a detailed review of the new audit requirements under SAS 142. The course will also cover the key changes related to SSARS No. 25. Finally, the course reviews the AICPA's quality management project. In summary, the course is your go-to source for all things A&A and will prepare you for your upcoming engagements throughout the rest of the year.

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Surgent's Compilations, Reviews, and Preparations: Engagement Performance and Annual Update

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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Specifically designed for preparation, compilation, and review practitioners, this course will provide you with a comprehensive review and hands-on application for performing financial statement preparation, compilation, and review engagements. You will learn the ins and outs of applying SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification, as well as the additional guidance related to SSARS engagements through the issuance of SSARS Nos. 22-26 by the ARSC. In addition to SSARS 26, the entire suite of quality management standards is discussed. However, knowing the standards is not enough. You need to be able to effectively apply them. To support this, the course will review recent peer review feedback on SSARS engagements, providing insights on how to successfully apply this guidance. Not only will this course bring you up to date on SSARS requirements and guidance, but more importantly, it will provide you with practical examples and illustrations to help you effectively and efficiently perform these types of engagements. This course is intended to be your go-to reference for training your staff and managing your SSARS No. 21-26 services in compliance with professional, ethical, and technical requirements.

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Surgent's Fiduciary Income Tax Returns - Form 1041 Workshop with Filled-in Forms

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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This course is designed as a comprehensive guide to the core concepts of trust and estate income tax preparation. The course explains the common terminology and complicated income tax rules of estates and trusts, fiduciary accounting, and an introduction to or refresher on preparing Form 1041. This practical, over 300-page manual is an excellent reference source for your practice, which begins with quite simple cases. Building upon that base throughout the manual, the course ends with two complicated preparation cases, one trust and one estate, each with filled-in forms.

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Surgent's Predicting Future Financial Issues Facing the Financial Executive

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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Our financial and economic series is designed to take key topics for financial executives and explore them in detail such that the CFO/controller/financial executive can take away useful and practical recommendations dealing with the topic at hand. The program explores the current economic trends and analyze their impact on you as the financial executive in areas professional skepticism, medical care costs, social security viability, the dollar as a world currency, the national infrastructure and the "fate of the states" as well as the AICPA's top 10 trends and technologies. Specific recommendations and insights will be offered to you to deal with the challenges.

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The Best Individual Income Tax Update Course by Surgent

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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This highly informative course comprehensively covers all the latest tax law developments. The focus is on individual taxation and discussion of the planning opportunities practitioners need to understand to help clients respond effectively. You will come away from the course with the up-to-date knowledge to educate your individual tax clients and implement tax-saving ideas that will serve their ever-evolving needs. This course is continually updated to reflect enacted legislation. Please Note: Due to content overlap, it is recommended that this course NOT be taken together with BFTU.

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Walter Haig's AICPA Auditing Standards Update

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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This course will enable practitioners to understand and apply the AICPA "clarification" auditing standards to audits of Small- and Medium-Sized Entities (SMEs). Further, this course will provide guidance on how to perform an effective, efficient and profitable audit engagement. The course is loaded with practical practice aids to help enable participants to comply with the standards. Troublesome areas as identified in peer reviews and litigation will be covered. Participants who take this course will enjoy smooth sailing in their peer reviews, guaranteed! This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Walter J. Haig

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Exchange Transactions vs. Contribution for NPOs

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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Recently issued accounting standard updates provide important clarifications for determining whether a not-for-profit (NFP) organization's transactions are an exchange transaction or a contribution. This course will provide those responsible for preparing financial statements for NFPs examples of the proper accounting for exchange transactions covered by ASU No. 2014-09 versus contributions covered by ASU No. 2018-08. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Daniel W. Bradley, CPA

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Webcast: 2024 Ethics Course for Louisiana CPAs in Business & Industry- A Case Study Approach

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Online/Webcast

3.00 Credits

The course was written and designed by Mike Inzina and Kurt Oestriecher who, together, have over 50 years combined experience and have earned nearly 30 state and national training awards. They have served in multiple roles related to professional ethics for both the AICPA and the LCPA. This course will give you exclusive content that only comes from their unique combined experience.

Webcast: 2024 Ethics Course for Louisiana CPAs in Public Practice - A Case Study Approach

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Online/Webcast

3.00 Credits

The course was written and designed by Mike Inzina and Kurt Oestriecher who, together, have over 50 years combined experience and have earned nearly 30 state and national training awards. They have served in multiple roles related to professional ethics for both the AICPA and the LCPA. This course will give you exclusive content that only comes from their unique combined experience.

Cybersecurity 101 for CPAs

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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This course provides an overview of cybersecurity from the CPA perspective. We will discuss the components of an IT environment that need to be considered in audits - e.g. network, operating systems, database, and application layers. Additionally, we will discuss an overview of cybersecurity frameworks under the influence of the AICPA and/or ISACA - e.g. SOC2, COBIT, COSO, SOX IT controls, etc. and key cybersecurity controls. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Petrina Youhan, CPA, CISSP/Dr. Kenneth W. Cooper, DCS,

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Audit 307: Client and Profitable Engagement Management

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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Client and Engagement Management - Managing the Black Holes That Erode Profitability will provide guidance on how to maximize return on time spent with critical areas, such as budgeting, scheduling, client assistance, and delegation. Sound client and engagement management can influence both the effectiveness and efficiency of an audit engagement. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for in-charge or supervisor auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for client and audit engagement management. 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

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Operations Level Internal Control

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

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Many leaders in business organizations of all sizes view the system of Internal Control almost purely as a protective security measure. A well-designed internal control system can and will drive all entity objectives which includes successful operations. This session uses information gathered from years of creating internal control systems as well as concepts from well-respected authoritative pronouncements and frameworks to illustrate the power of a strong and well supported control system as well as actions that can help establish such a system. Those that work with internal controls who are tasked with developing ways to improve operation level capabilities should strongly consider this session. 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

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Excel - Advanced Formatting to Improve Your Spreadsheets

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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In the "Excel - Formatting Spreadsheets for Beginners" class, you learned basic formatting of a spreadsheet. In this class, we take you to the next level by teaching you how to customize many of the formatting options. Learn to customize cell styles and how to use these styles in other workbooks. Most Excel users know how to select number formats but this class shows how to leverage the Custom Number Formatting option to create special formatting options. Many of the formatting options are applied manually, cell-by-cell or by range. This can be tedious if there is a condition by which you want to apply a format. You will learn to use Conditional Formatting to format based upon a criteria. Have you ever finalized a spreadsheet, only to accidently make changes over the top? This action is something that is very easy to do. This class demonstrates various options to prevent this from happening and will look at various security options within Excel. This session is presented using Excel 2019/Office 365. Regardless of the version you are using, most 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

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