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K2's Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – A Guide For Your Required Security Plan (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Combatting today's cybercriminals takes everyone working together. The Internal Revenue Service works with state tax agencies and the tax industry to fight these 21st-century identity thieves. Unfortunately, data thefts at tax professionals' offices are on the rise. Online providers also must follow the six security and privacy standards in Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns. In addition, you fall under the PTIN and 4557 mandates if you prepare tax returns. Learn how to fulfill your obligations by participating in this session.

Navigating Tax Court for Non-Lawyers 2024 (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

The final step in a tax controversy is Tax Court. Over 70% of all Tax Court cases are filed by taxpayers representing themselves. Most of these "pro se" taxpayers have a non-lawyer assisting them. There can be significant advantages to filing a Tax Court case to resolve a dispute. This class will explore these strategic uses of the Tax Court process and provide a basic understanding of navigating your client through the case.

Surgent's Business Writing: Professional & Effective Emails (2 hours) [NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $99

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.

Surgent's Top 10 Celebrity Estate Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $99

This course uses the lives of the rich and famous as a template to better understand the realm of estate planning. With stories ripped from the headlines, we will examine pitfalls and best practices. Did you know that Prince died without a will, opening the door for 45 people claiming to be his beneficiaries? Or that Michael Jackson was not careful in properly funding his trust, leading to delays and legal battles in the administration of his estate? Even Abraham Lincoln, it turns out, did not have a will. In discussing an array of celebrities, from Jackie Kennedy, Joan Rivers, Jimi Hendrix, and Whitney Houston to Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Leona Helmsley, and Florence Griffith Joyner, the course is designed as an enjoyable learning experience with tips for all levels of expertise. We may not have their fame or fortune, but we can certainly walk the red carpet when it comes to estate planning.

K2's 2023 Introduction To Excel Macros (4 hours) [NT]

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

You have used Excel for years and perhaps Lotus 123 before that. And through all that time, you have repeatedly said, “One day, I’ll learn how to write macros.” Finally, that time has arrived because this four-hour program will introduce you to the wide world of Excel macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This course teaches the fundamentals of creating and working with macros in Excel and is designed specifically for those with little experience working with macros. More specifically, taking this course will teach you how to use Excel’s Macro Recorder to write simple yet effective macros. You will also learn how to secure and share macros with other Excel users and create user-defined functions to solve specific accountant-centric problems in Excel. Further, you will learn how to create macros that run when a user opens a workbook and VBA basics. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to begin working with macros – one of Excel’s most powerful tools.

Coaching the Next Generation of CPAs (2 hours) [NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

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.

2024 Single Audit Update (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

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. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

K2's Case Studies in Fraud and Technology Controls (4 hours - late morning) – Webcast

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $195

Fraud continues to plague businesses at epidemic levels, and technology control failures are a significant reason fraud occurs. Using a case study approach, in this session, you will learn about the pervasiveness of fraud, the control failures contributing to fraud, and what you can do to mitigate fraud risk.A specific focus of this course is applying information technology general controls and information technology application controls. In this course, you will examine numerous reported fraud cases and identify the general and application control failures that contributed to each fraud. By learning through these real-world case studies, you will be positioned better to reduce fraud risk.

K2's 2023 Securing Your Data: Practical Tools For Protecting Information (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

Security is not optional, and yesterday’s security techniques do not minimize today’s security threats. Therefore, now is the time for you to tune up what you know about protecting sensitive data. This program will teach you the latest tools and techniques for securing your data, including encryption, virus protection, safe communications, electronic signatures, secure authentication, and more. You will also learn how to implement a practical, five-step approach to securing your PC and the questions you should ask your staff to ensure server-based information remains protected. Security failures, such as a breach of client or customer data, are costly – they can even drive your company out of business. So, what security tools do you need, and how should you use them to secure your sensitive data and systems? Can you afford to risk attempting to manage today’s threats using yesterday’s techniques? Participate in this program to learn how to identify viable and practical solutions to mitigating today’s security threats.  

K2's 2024 Improving Productivity With Microsoft 365/Office 365 Cloud Applications (4 hours) [NT]

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

Isn’t it time you learned how to take advantage of critical features available in your Microsoft 365/Office 365 subscription? In this session, you will learn to use tools such as Teams, Planner, Power Automate, and others to enhance productivity and efficiency.

Will Your Ethics Be Burned by Burnout? (2 hours) [NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Ethical behavior is not a destination it is a journey with twists, turns, and bumps in the road. We are faced with ethical dilemmas every day. Do I speed to make it to a meeting? Do I call in sick because I need a break? When does "helping my child with their homework" become "doing it for them"? CPAs are ethical most of the time, but staying ethical is hard. It gets harder when we are under stress. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

2024 SAS 145: Modern Risk-Based Auditing (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This program provides in-depth coverage of SAS 145, a major standard that helps auditors enhance risk assessment procedures through improved techniques for identifying and assessing risks of material misstatement. This session is essential for CPAs that perform audits. The discussion will also be insightful for auditees and other professionals who want to maintain awareness of current auditing guidance.

Form 1120S – Preparation and Analysis (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course provides an in-depth exploration of Form 1120S, the tax return form used by S corporations. Students will learn the intricacies of preparing and analyzing this form, including how to determine the taxable income of the S corporation, how to properly report and allocate income, deductions, and credits, and how to calculate the shareholder's basis in the S corporation. **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.

2024 Individual Tax Update with Steve Dilley (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course addresses the most recent legislative developments impacting individual taxpayers, with a focus on important provisions, rules and concepts to apply when preparing client 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 kori.herrera@acpen.com.

K2's 2023 Mastering Advanced Excel Functions (4 hours) [NT]

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

With approximately 500 functions now available in Excel, some newer and more powerful tools are easy to overlook. But, if you do that, your productivity will suffer. In this session, you will learn how to take advantage of many of Excel’s more advanced features – some new and some legacy – to elevate your productivity to higher levels. In this session, you will learn about many of Excel’s newer tools, including XLOOKUP, SUMIFS, SWITCH, and STOCKHISTORY. Also included in this session are discussions of advanced financial functions, such as IPMT and PPMT, and how to retrieve summarized data easily using GETPIVOTDATA and CUBEVALUE. Additionally, you will learn how to make sophisticated calculations easier with Dynamic Array formulas, harness the AGGREGATE function's power, and create more accurate forecasts with Excel’s FORECAST.ETS function. No matter your experience working with Excel, participating in this course will help you work more efficiently and effectively in Excel.

Google Sheets for Accountants (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

This course provides a concise overview of Google Sheets, a cloud-based spreadsheet application by Google. Similar to Excel, the tool allows users to enter numbers, apply formulas, prepare graphs, create charts, use pivot tables and more. While Excel is the default tool and industry standard for most accountants, Sheets has many underrated capabilities which are clearly superior to Excel. These include online collaboration, team communications, mobility, version control, revision history, cloud storage, translation, Google integration, and scores of third-party add-ons. You'll walk away knowing how to use a whole new array of spreadsheet features not found in Excel that can boost your analytical powers and accelerate your financial workflow. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

K2's 2023 Technology For CPAs – Don't Get Left Behind [NT]

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Online

8.0 Credits

Member Price: $225

How good are you with the technology you use daily?  What new technology tools are available that could save you time and make you more effective?  Technology continues to accelerate rapidly, and the need to keep pace is essential. If you are not an information technology (IT) expert but need a technology update to maintain and improve your skills to serve your companies or clients more efficiently and effectively, this course is for you! In this fast-paced, update-style course, you will survey today’s IT environment, learning about computer hardware, software (including Microsoft Office), operating systems (including Windows 10), and what they mean for you, and peripheral devices. You will also learn about significant trends in information technology and how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by these trends.  Examples include the latest Excel features, working with PDF files, and security and privacy issues. Additionally, you will learn how to improve the overall performance of your IT investment, thereby increasing your return on investment. Throughout this program, you will learn from real-time demonstrations of practical applications of the latest tools, which can provide you with the knowledge you need to harness the power of technology, both now and in the future. Register now for this “don’t miss” opportunity to get the skills required to enhance the value of your IT investment.  

IRS Revenue Officers, Field Collection, and Best Practices (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $55

You've probably been there. You have a client in your office with excess baggage. That's right, they're in field collection with a Revenue Officer. Now what are you going to do? How are you going to get where you want to be? This program will provide an overview of field collection, how to effectively work with Revenue Officers, general case processing, and important IRM deadlines. This will include taking a deep dive into the "RO Mindset" along with structuring your casework to flow with IRS case processing actions so you can get to the outcome you want. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

2024 Business Tax Update with Steve Dilley (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course addresses the most recent legislative developments impacting business taxpayers, with a focus on important provisions, rules and concepts to apply when preparing client 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 kori.herrera@acpen.com.

2024 Topic 842: Understanding the New Lease Accounting Standard (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

It’s a whole new world for lessees under ASC topic 842.  Soon nearly all leases will need to be disclosed as a liability on the balance sheet – from buildings right down to autos and copiers.  Although the greatest impact will be on large entities, this will affect the financial statements of small and mid-size entities as well.  This program will dive into the new standard on leases, effective dates, and address what you need to know now.