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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

2024 Instant Audit? Just Add Risk Assessment

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

What would you do if you only had one workday to complete a financial statement audit? How would you optimize just a handful of hours? What would you test? More importantly, what would you minimize or eliminate? Although one day is unrealistically short, it illustrates how risk-based auditing can help auditors optimize professional effort. This course emphasizes the importance of risk assessment for enhancing both the effectiveness and efficiency of audit procedures. Speaker - Chris Harper

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

Surgent's Business Writing: Professional & Effective Emails

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Good writing is good business. Studies show that the average business worker receives 121 emails per day. That's a lot of emails. Are your emails effective? Are they being read? Are they professional and tone-smart? In this course, you will learn techniques and skills to get your emails to stand out and improve their effectiveness and professionalism.

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

Internal Control Frameworks for Single Audit

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

The Uniform Guidance identifies COSO and Green Book as best practices in internal control. This course will cover the background on COSO and its 2013 update. We’ll also review the application of COSO to Green Book. Attendees will learn how to leverage Part 6 of the Compliance Supplement for documentation of internal controls. Speaker - Melisa Galasso

Surgent's Weekly Expert Hour

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

As financial and tax professionals well know, information overload is a constant struggle we face because things change quickly, and the sheer number of changes being made on a daily basis is enormous. Of great importance to small and medium tax and advisory firms is differentiating between changes that are relevant to our practice and our clients and changes that are new but totally irrelevant. Distinguishing between the two is difficult and time-consuming. Mike Tucker and a team of experts are pleased to present a weekly series designed to eliminate the clutter and get you what you need to stay up-to-date and perform for your clients. Mike and his co-presenters will dispense news on current events impacting taxes, finance, and industry. The subject matter will differ each week and intermittently include topics such as Social Security and Medicare. The panelists will discuss personal and corporate tax matters as well as other late-breaking news related to practitioners' personal finances and those of their clients. Every financial professional will benefit from this series. This is a cost-effective way for accountants to fulfill their compulsory continuing education because this weekly series will include almost 40 one-hour presentations. Sign up today - your clients and your bottom line will thank you.

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

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

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Covington

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.

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

2024 A Guide to Sampling - Part 1

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Sampling is often identified as a common audit deficiency in peer review. This course will review when is sampling applicable and basics of planning a sample. We'll then focus on the application of sampling in financial statement audits with a look at sampling for substantive procedures. We'll look at the use of monetary unit sampling and tools that can be leveraged to reduce bias in sampling. Speaker - Melisa Galasso

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

Lake Charles Chapter: Happy Hour & Election of Officers

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Lake Charles

0.00 Credits

It's time for a party on the patio at the classy and trendy Restaurant Calla.  Join us for fun, creative cocktails, delectable small bites, and the excitement of electing our next chapter officers. Bring along an associate or friend for free, because good times are always better when shared.Come mingle, vote, and toast to a fantastic year ahead! Don't miss out on the chance to have your voice heard while enjoying some well-deserved relaxation! RSVP by May 20. Walk-ins are always welcome, but we appreciate the advanced notice for planning purposes. 2024-25 Slate of Officers President Jo Waite, CPA President-Elect Caitlin Guillory, CPAMcElroy, Quirk & Burch (APC), CPAs Secretary/Treasurer Brooke Ayo, CPALangley, Williams & Company, LLC, CPA Heather Gothreaux, CPA • Gates & Company, LLC, will serve as Immediate Past-President. Only Lake Charles Chapter members in good standing are eligible to vote.

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.