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Our comprehensive, easy-to-search list of all LCPA-sponsored courses helps you find exactly what you're looking for, or even a course on a new topic to expand your competencies.  TIP: When doing multiple searches for different events, be sure to clear filters between searches.

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ChatGPT and the ELI5 Approach for Accounting Professionals

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5) approach and its application in the accounting profession using ChatGPT, an advanced language model. Discover how to simplify complex financial information and tax regulations using this innovative approach. Explore how practitioners can effectively communicate intricate topics to their clients to add value and build trust. You'll walk away with a foundational understanding of the ELI5 approach and how to use ChatGPT to improve your communication strategies. 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

Auditing Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Long-lived assets may be either finite or indefinite-lived, tangible or intangible in nature. The carrying value of these long-lived assets should be evaluated at each measurement date to determine whether there is an impairment loss necessary due to declines in an asset's fair value. This course describes the tips and techniques for determining whether an impairment loss risk exists, and how to calculate, record, and disclose any such loss. 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

Payroll Essentials: The Payroll Cycle of Life

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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 pull back the curtain, there is so much more to payroll, including various kinds of compensation, payroll taxes and required reporting on various government forms. This course will provide a general introduction to the payroll cycle of life, including real life examples of how to process payroll, the withholding and payroll tax deposit regime, common payroll forms, and tips and tricks for tying it all together. 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

Surgent's Reducing a Business Owner Client's Exposure to Social Security and Self-Employment Taxes

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Many business owner clients wish to minimize their Social Security and self-employment tax liabilities. This course provides tax practitioners with the background to understand what kinds of income constitute self-employment income and earned income. It covers strategies that can be used to reduce clients' exposure to the self-employment tax and Social Security tax.

Surgent's Time Management for Professionals

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

The phrase "time management" is misleading. No one manages time. Instead, we manage events in our lives which consume time. Like money, time is both finite and valuable; it should be budgeted and used wisely. Those individuals who "manage" or budget their time wisely often are more productive, less stressed, and able to achieve their goals more effectively than others. Professionals by nature place a high value on their time. Still, successful time management strategies vary based upon the personality, motivation, and discipline of each individual. This course provides simple, practical, and powerful techniques that help professionals work efficiently and achieve better balance in their lives. Successful time management skills also reduce the risk of burnout, which in turn improves the likelihood of achieving success in any endeavor.

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

Performance Management in Challenging Times

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Performance Management is about getting the best out of everyone. It's about setting the stage so staff can excel as an individual and as a team member. It's about knowing what to say, how to say it, and when to say it to inspire and elevate staff performance. For staff to hear, understand, and act on performance feedback they have to trust the person delivering the feedback. The feedback must be constructive, useful, and implementable. And surprisingly, the performance management process is as much about listening as it is about delivering feedback. 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

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.

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

Surgent's Taxation of the Mobile Workforce

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Today's workforce looks a lot different than it used to. With more people working from home and across state lines, employers must examine withholding and unemployment laws in a new light. In this course, we will examine tried and true rules in this area, but also examine statutes that are still developing. Using real-life examples and discussion, we will examine state laws on reciprocity and residency requirements. We will also look at what to do when state laws are silent or conflict on a particular issue, so that you can keep your clients in compliance and be well-prepared for the questions that will come your way in these ever-changing times.

A Review of the Uniform Guidance Requirements

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

The Uniform Guidance present unique challenges to auditors of governmental organizations and not-for profit organizations receiving federal financial assistance. This Guidance requires auditors to take a risk-based approach to the audit, including a methodology of determining which federal programs are considered major and therefore subject to Single Audit compliance requirements. A significant challenge facing many auditors is determining the Uniform Guidance requirements in a Single Audit. All professional involved in Single Audits must have a working knowledge of the requirements imposed by the Uniform Guidance. We will cover the issues that all auditors need to know about the Uniform Guidance requirements, including how to determine major federal programs. This course will provide example about how to comply with these requirements. 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

Understanding the Form 990 and its Preparation Prerequisites

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Introductory Session of Borenstein's Form 990 Foundational Series: This "initiation and introduction to" the Form 990's mechanics and importance will prevent you from drowning in the Form 990's force-field! More than 80% of the Form's inputs and relevant definitions are NOT found in the statutes and Regulations that apply to the exempt sector, a reality that can be overwhelming for both novices and more advanced preparers. This session provides an easy-to-digest synopsis of the entirety of the Form's key definitions as well as the mechanics that preparers need embrace from the moment they first approach preparing a 990. Packed with practical tips and perspectives on data gathering, this class is a "must" gateway for beginning (and even more experienced) preparers to learn "how to befriend Form 990 preparation." This webinar will vault preparers past all the initially confounding problems of the Form 990, providing baseline info on the critical nuances the form uses. 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.

Excel - Auditing Your Spreadsheets for Maximum Accuracy

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Did you know Excel has 400-500 functions depending on your version? Did you know there are 12 different function categories? Did you know you could create your own functions? After you attend this class, you will be in the know! In this webinar, we will focus on proofing and auditing your spreadsheets. You will learn how to build spreadsheets that validate the accuracy of your calculations and techniques to use the Data Validation feature to validate data entry. You will also learn techniques to cross-foot your data to ensure accuracy as well as how to use the various Excel Auditing Tools. 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

Surgent's Top Business Tax Planning Strategies

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Tax planning for 2024 is largely based upon legislation contained within the Inflation Reduction Act and the SECURE Act 2.0, both enacted in 2022, that offer new planning options and challenges for businesses in 2024. There are, however, other business tax changes in 2024 that result from different pieces of tax legislation, IRS pronouncements, and court cases that need to be taken into account from a planning perspective. This program analyzes the new opportunities and challenges that these tax changes offer to businesses and their owners that impact 2024 and sometimes later years.

2024 Deep Dive into Quality Management

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

Quality management will have a big impact on CPA firms. This course will cover both SQMS 1 and 2 as well as the related engagement level standards (SAS 146 and SSARS 26). The new standards will require a risk-based approach to quality management as well as the documentation of an information & communication process. This two hour class will provide a deep dive into what you need to know to start your implementation process! Speaker - Melisa Galasso

2024 Single Audit Update

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

This course will start with a review of the impact of the 2024 Compliance Supplement on Single Audits as well as the changes to the Uniform Guidance. We will also review common audit deficiencies found in Single Audits. Speaker - Melisa Galasso

Accounting in the Wake of COVID-19

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered corporate and public accounting in ways we could never have imagined. This broad-based course will discuss accounting and auditing implications that have arisen as a result of the 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 - Chris Harper, CPA

Tactics to Find Work Life Balance in a Complex World

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Online/Webcast

1.00 Credits

This session will explore key aspects of getting more satisfaction out of the work you choose to do and how to find greater balance between the demands of work and other lifestyle choices in an ever more complex and changing 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 - Ronald L Seigneur, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA

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

Fraud Risk Management

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Online/Webcast

2.00 Credits

The ACFE/COSO Fraud Risk Management Guide (FRMG) was published in 2016 (and updated in 2023).  It has quickly gained acceptance as the set of best practices for preventing, detecting, and thus deterring fraud. The fraud landscape is constantly changing and evolving. The FRMG sets out a rigorous set of principles and leading practices for managing fraud risk for forward-thinking organizations to follow.  It covers: How to establish fraud risk management governance. How to conduct rigorous fraud risk assessments. How to design and implement fraud control activities. How to establish reporting mechanisms and investigative procedures. How to monitor the overall fraud risk management program. Fraud risk can be managed.  All anti-fraud and accountability professionals will benefit from this session's focus on effective fraud risk management. Speaker - David Cotton