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Excel for Staff Level 2 – Getting More Out of Excel (2 hours) [NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Excel can do so many things but what are some of the features that can really help accountants take their Excel skills to the next level? This course is designed to do just that. To learn ALL the capabilities of Excel would take hundreds of hours of training, so this two-hour course is designed to give you a jump start on the most important features that you can immediately begin implementing in your spreadsheets. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

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Financial Statements for the Simple Business Entity 2024 (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $159

Preparing GAAP financial statements can be treacherous. GAAP has become so voluminous and complex that it is easy to overlook accounting, reporting and disclosure requirements, potentially affecting the accountants' liability. Nonpublic entities, however, are not necessarily required to apply GAAP, and there are less complex financial reporting frameworks that may be much easier to apply without sacrificing the quality of financial reporting. Even when using GAAP, the less complicated business entity may find that numerous requirements, including disclosures, need to be more relevant to users of their financial statements, may not be material to users, and often overshadow the most pertinent information. This course will present alternative accounting frameworks that may be more suitable for the more straightforward business entity, including income tax basis and the modified cash basis of accounting. We will also discuss approaches to GAAP, including developing disclosure checklists unique to each set of financial statements, identifying when disclosures may be omitted or complex accounting approaches may be avoided, and how to document those decisions to minimize adverse effects. When the cost of financial reporting to the small business enterprise exceeds the benefits, entities will lose the motivation to issue financial statements that conform with GAAP, and both the business entities and the related capital markets suffer. This course provides alternatives that help alleviate that dilemma.

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Exploring Internal Controls That Could Have Prevented Frauds (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

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.

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Buying and Selling Corporate Businesses: Using Installment Obligations 2024 (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $49

When a corporate business is sold, it is common for part of the consideration received to include an installment obligation of the buyer. Weigh the tax consequences of using installment obligations as part of a corporation's stock or asset sales. Discuss both S corporations and C corporations. Evaluate the use of a contingent purchase price. Analyze and identify tax planning opportunities.

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Anti-Bullying and Sensitivity (1 hour) (NT)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

Unhealthy behavior in the workplace can create a drama-laden, hostile work environment, negatively impact productivity and increase turnover. When team members are focused on how they can one-up their counterparts or are fearful of their co-workers/leaders actions towards them - they are NOT focused on reaching your company's goals.

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Accommodation Requests – Substance Abuse – Contagious Infections (1 hour) (NT)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

Good judgment works well in handling most employee relations matters. However, there are special situations where legal requirements dictate specific handling to avoid significant personal and employer liability. This course provides practical knowledge and scripts for responding to requests for accommodations regarding religious practices or disabilities, confronting employees in substance abuse situations, and handling disclosures of contagious infections so that individual is properly helped, and the health of your workforce is protected.

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Foundations for a Strong Internal Audit Department (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $85

This session provides insight on the realities of internal audit management roles, and the elements needed to build a strong internal audit department to provide the most value for your company.   The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has done a tremendous job raising the profile of the auditing profession. As auditors, we strive to abide by the standards and guidelines. But have you ever asked management within your company if they knew such standards existed? Do they truly understand the concepts of risk-based auditing, independence and obligations to the board or charter requirements? It is surprising how so many of these basic concepts are taken for granted by auditors and that we assume management is aware. Individuals considering an internal audit management role should understand the challenges as well as benefits that may be presented to them within this role. It is critical that certain elements of the job be well understood by those holding the positions. This session is designed to step into the reality of the internal audit management role and discuss some of the concepts that aren’t always openly discussed within organizations…but are important concepts the internal audit manager should ensure they can clarify with management and be prepared to address on the job.

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Best Non-Google Search Tools for Accountants (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

The course explains why you need more than Google to search the Internet and highlights a rich constellation of alternative search engine applications. The session also explains how to set up your own customized online research management platform, and discusses dynamic search strategies (two-step, vertical and lateral searching) that can be used to gain an extra edge when using any search engine. Participants will walk away with scores of new knowledge sources and streams that will complement their use of Google and improve their online research power. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

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The Preparation of Form 706 and 709 – Understanding the Law, Line-By-Line (6 hours)

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Online

6.0 Credits

Member Price: $189

Tax compliance issues in estate and gift taxation are sometimes confusing to practitioners because many lack experiences in this area. This course, is a the entire 2-part series (6 CPE hours in total). It provides the practitioner with a practical understanding of Federal estate and gift tax law, as well as provide the practitioner with a "hands-on" understanding as to how to prepare both the Federal Form 706 (Estate Tax return) and the Federal Form 709 (Gift Tax return) line by line. Emphasis will be given on the various of the Internal Revenue Code Sections that deal with this topic (income taxation of estates and trusts). Mastering these sections of the Internal Revenue Code areas will allow the practitioner to start their understanding of tax compliance in preparing Federal Forms 706 and 709 and gain confidence in preparing these difficult tax returns. **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 leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

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Accounting of the Soul: Making the World a Better Place (1 hour) [NT]

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $55

This workshop explores how each of us can play a part in helping to make the world a more fair and gentler place. This one-hour webinar includes an overview of Aristotle's virtue ethics and its application to present day life. We will focus on the virtue of compassion both individually and organizationally and its impact on individual, organizational and world wellbeing. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Coaching Leaders to Handle Sensitive Employee Relations Situations (1.2 hours)

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Online

1.2 Credits

Member Price: $39

This session provides HR Professionals with scripts for and tactics for coaching leaders in handling an array of employee relations situations with sensitivity, good judgment, and high confidence. Topics include employee complaints, personality & attitude problems, performance counseling, personal hygiene problems, disability-related performance issues, misconduct due to mental conditions. You will learn how to use a unique process, "Reset the Clock," that prevents attorneys from taking something leaders did wrong or did not do in the past and using it to support legal challenges in the future. Liability is replaced with credibility. Lawsuits are then avoided rather than won. Financial assets are protected, morale stays high, and bad publicity is averted. HR Professionals avoid hearing from senior leaders: "You should have anticipated this" after an avoidable legal claim.

Preparing for & Conducting Discharge Meetings (1.2 hours) (NT)

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Online

1.2 Credits

Member Price: $39

Over 80% of all employment-related lawsuits relate to termination. Every termination should be treated as a potential lawsuit. The facts supporting a leader's recommendation of discharge must be fully investigated. The discharge of an employee requires prior review and approval. Narrow self-interest, spite, or personal animosity must not play a part in making termination decisions. This course provides practical knowledge and scripts for handling discharges with good judgment such that personal and employer liability is avoided.

Coaching & Counseling – Addressing Misconduct (1.2 hours) (NT)

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Online

1.2 Credits

Member Price: $39

The objective of corrective action is to change conduct through teaching. Corrective action may be sequential, out of order, repetitive, or not appropriate to take at all. The action selected should reflect the type, frequency, and severity of the misconduct. Changing conduct through teaching requires effective employee relations skills. This course provides practical knowledge and scripts for handling a wide array of sensitive misconduct situations with good judgment, such that personal and employer liability is avoided.

When Leadership Fails (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

When the leadership in any organizations carries out their responsibilities of establishing, maintaining and monitoring internal controls, it significantly reduces the possibility of fraud occurring. When and if it does occur, a good system of internal controls will often detect it early on. This presentation is an illustration of what can happen when top management fails to carry out their responsibility of protecting an entity's assets through a good system of internal controls.

Asset Misappropriation – Let Me Count the Ways (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

As discussed in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations, 86% of all frauds are misappropriation of assets. Why is the misappropriation of assets so large? Because there as so many of them it creates many, many opportunities. And the asset which is stolen the most? CASH! Because it's easy to conceal and you don't have to convert it. During this presentation, the many, many different ways to misappropriate (steal) assets and which assets (besides cash) are most subject to misappropriation are discussed as well as how to recognize such and more importantly, how easy it is to prevent it!

Taxation of Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs), unique, identifiable digital assets based on blockchain technologies, have become a fast-growing industry. This course will provide a background on how NFTs came into the mainstream marketplace. These materials will assist the practitioner to understand the tax implications of the creation, purchase and sale of these assets. **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 leighanne.conroy@acpen.com.

Treasury Circular 230 for EAs and Other Tax Preparers (2.2 hours)

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Online

2.2 Credits

Member Price: $79

Please join us for a discussion on Treasury Circular 230 and other ethical issues faced by enrolled agents and other tax preparers. In addition to covering the practice standards espoused by Treasury Circular 230, there will also be an overview of the applicable provisions in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and common law which will affect tax preparers. The discussion will conclude with other ethical issues, such as avoiding conflicts of interest, proper fee structure and maintaining competency. Also included will be case studies illustrating dilemmas faced by tax practitioners. **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 anne.taylor@acpen.com.

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging (1 hour) (NT)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

Many organizations unconsciously fail to exhibit diversity, inclusion and belonging. This session provides an opportunity for leaders to understand diversity language and definitions, build awareness of biases and stereotypes, recognize how our own actions protect our awareness gaps, and find a level of understanding concerning where we are and where we want to be in the future.

6 Practical Strategies To Promote Diversity & Inclusion In Your Workplace (1 hour) (NT)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

Although organizations are trying to create and manage diverse and inclusive workplaces, many are not aware of some of the best practices and simple strategies they can incorporate to promote such an environment. We are currently living in unprecedented times. Division, bias, and exclusion, based on factors associated with social injustice and a general lack of appreciation for diversity, seems to have become our current societal norm. With the high stress and anxiety created by these current trends in society, it is even more important for organizations to provide a safe space for their employees where there is a genuine sense of belonging and fair access to opportunity. The goal of this course is to outline the relationship between diversity and inclusion, while providing very practical strategies for HR Professionals in their role to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Coaching & Counseling – Performance Management (1 hour) (NT)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

The tools for managing performance and addressing misconduct are not identical. The failure to point this out to leaders has often resulted in the use of the wrong tool. Reinforcing good performance and securing improvements in performance requires skill in coaching employees, making effective requests, and providing effective feedback This course provides practical knowledge and scripts for setting, communicating, and enforcing performance expectations, such that personal and employer liability is avoided.