Working Remotely: Best Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities for Accountants (2 hours) [NT]

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Aug 11, 2020

Registration: 9:30 AM / Program: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Fees

Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None

Description

Working from home presents both benefits and challenges for accountants. For employees, working from home provides opportunities to be more productive and gain time that would otherwise be spent commuting to and from the office. Employers who utilize remote work enjoy fewer fixed costs, more efficiency, and greater employee satisfaction. Without proper planning, accountants who work remotely may experience increased anxiety and disorganization. They may also jeopardize data privacy. However, when executed properly, working remotely can help organizations become more efficient and profitable, while at the same time improving employee morale. This webinar looks at how accounting firms have successfully implemented work from home programs and discusses mistakes that can be avoided through proper planning.

Designed For

Anyone in the accounting or financial services profession who seeks to understand ways to implement or improve work from home programs

Objectives

  • Formulate a plan to implement a successful work from home program
  • Understand how other accounting organizations successfully utilize remote work
  • Be familiar with research and related studies identifying challenges and benefits of working remotely

Major Subjects

  • Technology and workstation arrangements
  • Maximizing productivity
  • Establishing procedures that can be implemented throughout the organization
  • Understanding the relationship between remote work and employee retention
  • Effective communication strategies for staying connected with colleagues and clients
  • The productivity challenges unique to working from home
  • Time management
  • The importance of distinguishing between the “home office” and “home”
  • Data privacy concerns
  • Other ethical considerations that arise when working from home

This event has already passed. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 or email profdev@orcpa.org.