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2024 White-Collar Crime: What Every CPA Should Know

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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According to the FBI, “white-collar crime is … synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals … characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust …. The motivation behind these crimes is financial—to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services or to secure a personal or business advantage.”  CPAs can and should play a crucial role in preventing and detecting white-collar crime, as well as in prosecuting the perpetrators.  This session will explore whether we are up to this challenge, heighten awareness regarding the CPA’s role as a front-line defender of the public interest, and assess whether we are deserving of the public trust we enjoy. Speaker - David Cotton

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Retirement Planning: Next Stage for You or Your Client

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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If you or your clients are facing that stage of life where careers are passing into the background, and a new "to be determined" life is emerging, then you are entering what is called "retirement". Some people are excited, some are scared, and most are both. There are many issues and questions people face at this time - what to do with time, financial, relationships, health, identity and more. This program summarizes the key research studies, provides stories from those who have made this work, and offers thoughtful, practical exercises from my award winning book NEXT STAGE. It will help you (or your clients) address key issues and develop a Master Plan for the transition. If not now, when? This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Tom Wilson

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Coaching the Next Generation of CPAs

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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Attracting and retaining staff is critical to an organization's success, especially in the age of the millennial worker who will change jobs multiple times in the course of a career. This course will focus on best practices for nurturing the human element of your organization, especially millennial workers who comprise a growing percentage or the workforce. 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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Surgent's Stock vs. Asset Acquisitions of C Corporations

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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A business conducted as a C corporation can be purchased through an asset acquisition or a stock acquisition. In an asset acquisition, the buyer purchases the business by purchasing the assets that make up the C corporation's ongoing business. In a stock acquisition, the buyer purchases the stock of the C corporation that owns all or a majority of the business assets. The seller and the buyer are usually at odds over how to structure the acquisition. Tax practitioners advising their business clients should be fully conversant in the tax rules that apply to stock and asset acquisitions. Discussing and explaining those rules is the focus of this course.

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Surgent's Examining ASC 842, Leases: More Than Meets the Eye

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

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Implementing ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) is sure to have a major impact on your balance sheet and potentially on your business as well. This course is a one-stop shop for what you need to know about the now-effective changes to the lease accounting guidance. In this course, we will review how to measure the lease liability and right-of-use asset that will now be recorded on the balance sheet for all leases. We will also tackle the tricky issues of accounting for lease modifications and other lease remeasurement events as well as address the other major provisions of ASC 842, such as disclosures and transition. We will also review the income statement treatment of lease expense for all leases for both lessees and lessors and discuss recent FASB implementation guidance. Lastly, the course will cover all recent updates to the originally issued guidance in Topic 842, including that related to discount rates. With Topic 842's effective date here, now is the time to get up to speed on this complex new standard.

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Surgent's Four Tiers of Loss Limitations: A Guide to the Rules for Pass-Through Entities

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

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Owners of S corporations and partnerships are subject to numerous limitations on pass-through losses, each with unique rules, applications, and complexities. With the increase in popularity of pass-through business entities, it is essential for CPAs to understand the complexities and interactions of these pass-through loss limitations.

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Exploring Internal Controls That Could Have Prevented Frauds

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2.00 Credits

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This course examines actual fraud circumstances through the lens of potential prevention. We will examine how selected frauds were accomplished and consider what internal controls may have prevented fraudsters' ability to accomplish their nefarious acts. 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

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How Machines Are Coming Alive and Ruling the World

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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The course provides a concise overview of the Internet of Things (IoT), a global ecosystem of advanced technologies that connect objects to the Internet, each other and people. Discover how new IoT apps and devices are being used to increase operational efficiency, develop post-transaction relationships, and create new revenue streams in enterprises worldwide. You'll walk away with a fundamental understanding of IoT applications and their potential to help accountants boost their relevance, value, and revenue. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP/FIBP

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Audit 106: Internal Control Fundamentals - Evaluating Design

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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Internal Control Fundamentals - Satisfying Audit Requirements for Evaluating Design and Implementation is a critical foundational course. Obtaining an understanding of the entity and its environment is part of assessing risk of material misstatement, in order to design the nature, timing and extent of further audit procedures necessary to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence to support the auditor's report. A critical component of understanding the entity and its environment is to evaluate the design and implementation of internal control over financial reporting. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for beginning auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for evaluating the design and implementation of internal controls over financial reporting. 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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The Choice of Entity Decision: What is Best for Your Client

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2.00 Credits

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This course will identify the factors in the choice of entity decision while considering the impact of various recent tax act provisions. 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

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2024 Excel Essentials for Today's Accountant: Become an Expert in One Day

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

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This course explores the increasingly complex features of Excel that facilitate efficient data analysis.  We will introduce numerous analytical methods and techniques by using practical examples to illustrate how to unleash the power of Excel when manipulating, analyzing and reporting information and dive into the powerful, but potentially under-utilized, capabilities of Microsoft Excel.  Designed for sophisticated users willing to approach spreadsheets from a unique perspective, this program encourages users to challenge the status quo by considering opportunities to take acceptable spreadsheets to a new level. Speaker - Chris Harper

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Peer Reviews of SSARS Engagements

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

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Cover the basic requirements of a peer review performed in accordance with AICPA's Peer Review Standards for firms that perform preparation, compilation, and review engagements. Topics include the documents reviewed by peer reviewers, the evaluation of the engagements, types of matters and peer review reports, the administrative process, peer review committee involvement, and requirements of the state boards of accountancy. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Allison M. Henry, CPA, CGMA

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

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2.50 Credits

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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.

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Excel - Two Must Know Features: Defined Names & Tables

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2.00 Credits

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Excel has over 500 functions and among those, Defined Names is one of the top choices in creating formulas that make your spreadsheets work better for you. After understanding what they are and how to properly create Defined Names, you will wonder how you managed without them for so long. This course is designed to build the foundation to becoming an Excel Formula Expert. Our focus will be on design techniques that should be used when creating formulas. You will learn how to use Defined Names and Excel Tables as an important and fundamental part of EVERY spreadsheet. You will learn techniques that most advanced users don't implement in their spreadsheets but should. After completing this course, you will be well on your way to becoming an Excel Formula Expert. 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

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2024 Key Tax Issues Facing Business & Industry

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

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This course focuses on the key federal tax issues affecting business from the internal accountant's point of view, with a focus on the major ramifications of the TCJA and other recent tax legislation and developments.  Planning alternatives and the potential risks associated with those strategies will also be discussed.    **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 - Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD

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Common Findings in Single Audits

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1.00 Credits

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This CPE course provides an examination of the recent reports from a selection of Single Audit results. The instructor will go over the most common deficiencies found in Yellow Book and Single Audits and common peer review findings and OIG investigations. This course will also provide examples of common controls, best practices, and mitigation techniques. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Adelina Burke, CPA

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How to Create an ROI-Based Marketing Plan for Your Firm

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1.00 Credits

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This course will help you develop a strategic marketing and business development plan for your firm using 7 key principles to help maximize lead generation. You will learn how to establish and grow your B2B business in any niche using time-tested strategies, proven processes for attracting and retaining customers, and how to measure your results so you can spend your money and time effectively to own your market and attract higher ROI clients. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Speaker - Gaynor Hardy (Meilke), MS, CBC

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Activity-Based Costing: Is it Right for Your Organization?

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2.00 Credits

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This session provides a refresher regarding the fundamentals of activity-based costing (ABC). We will examine theoretical concepts before exploring practical possibilities for implementing ABC. A major focus of the course will be factors to consider when determining whether this managerial accounting tool is an appropriate resource for an organization. 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

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Building a Better Budget in a Time of Uncertainty

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Online/Webcast

4.00 Credits

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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

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2024 Annual Update for Governmental Accountants & Auditors

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Online/Webcast

8.00 Credits

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This course begins with a look at the GASB standards effective this year, including GASB 100, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections and GASB 101, Compensated Absences. We'll include practical application of the topics in the form of case studies. We'll then switch gears to review the GASB standards coming down the pike, including major projects of the GASB. When considering the audit side of the house, Yellow Book and Single Audit engagements are considered must-select engagements for Peer Review. This course will cover the Yellow Book independence requirements which are required any time an auditor performs a Yellow Book or Single Audit even when the engagement is for a for-profit entity. The session will also cover the changes to the Uniform Guidance. We'll close with a look at the key changes in the 2024 Compliance Supplement and the common deficiencies identified by the federal agencies and peer reviewers. 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

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