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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.

K2's 2023 Microsoft 365/Office 365 – All The Things You Need To Know [NT]

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Online

8.0 Credits

Member Price: $225

Microsoft 365/Office 365 continues to grow and evolve, yet most utilize only a fraction of the tools available in their subscription. For example, powerful resources such as SharePoint Online and audio and video conferencing can change how your organization communicates and collaborates. In contrast, more personal apps such as Teams, Planner, Flow, and Sway allow individuals to work more efficiently and effectively in virtually all facets of their jobs. Further, security enhancements to Office 365 mean that your organization can take advantage of all these features in a highly secure environment.  Isn’t it time you learned how to move beyond the traditional Microsoft 365/Office 365 applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook and unleash all your subscription offers? Join us in this fast-paced and highly interactive seminar where you will learn what you need to know to succeed with Microsoft 365/Office 365.

SUBSCRIPTION: Audit Skills for Beginners (16 hours)

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Online

16.0 Credits

Member Price: $249

*** This subscription includes eight individual sessions for a total of 16 CPE. You receive significant savings when purchasing these webinars as a subscription. Each of the eight courses runs live once a month beginning May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. Register for these scheduled courses as your schedule allows - at no extra cost to you. Once registered for this subscription, log in instructions will be emailed to you separately for each individual course. *** This subscription consists of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for beginning auditors and attest providers, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has assurance responsibilities under the SSARS. This series covers the fundamentals of auditing, including internal controls, auditing cash, and discovering fraud.

SUBSCRIPTION: Audit Skills for Client Management (16 hours)

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Online

16.0 Credits

Member Price: $249

*** This subscription includes eight individual sessions for a total of 16 CPE. You receive significant savings when purchasing these webinars as a subscription. Each of the eight courses runs live once a month beginning May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. Register for these scheduled courses as your schedule allows - at no extra cost to you. Once registered for this subscription, log in instructions will be emailed to you separately for each individual course. *** This subscription consists of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for in-charge or supervisor auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has audit or attest engagement responsibilities. This series covers intermediate audit skills, internal controls, and analytical procedures.

SUBSCRIPTION: Audit Skills for Emerging Leaders (16 hours)

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Online

16.0 Credits

Member Price: $249

*** This subscription includes eight individual sessions for a total of 16 CPE. You receive significant savings when purchasing these webinars as a subscription. Each of the eight courses runs live once a month beginning May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. Register for these scheduled courses as your schedule allows - at no extra cost to you. Once registered for this subscription, log in instructions will be emailed to you separately for each individual course. *** This subscription consists of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for supervisory and managerial auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities by finding creative audit solutions. This series covers critical audit skills including fraud trends, designing internal controls, as well as management skills for coaching staff on conducting thorough audits.

SUBSCRIPTION: Audit Skills for Experienced Staff (16 hours)

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Online

16.0 Credits

Member Price: $249

*** This subscription includes eight individual sessions for a total of 16 CPE. You receive significant savings when purchasing these webinars as a subscription. Each of the eight courses runs live once a month beginning May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. Register for these scheduled courses as your schedule allows - at no extra cost to you. Once registered for this subscription, log in instructions will be emailed to you separately for each individual course. *** This subscription consists of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for experienced staff, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has the need to better understand how to link risk assessments to the detailed audit plan. This series covers common risks, as well as analytical procedures, sampling, and proper reporting methods during an audit.

Trust Fund Recovery Penalty And Request For Refund (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $55

You are likely familiar with the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty or TFRP, BUT - aside from appealing the proposed assessment, did you know that you can make a request to remove the TFRP by making an administrative request on Form 843 (Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement)? This program will provide an overview of the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty with an emphasis on evidence gathering and using Form 843 to prevail on the IRS as to why they should accept your request for refund, effectively undoing the TFRP. This will include what to request in a FOIA, what criteria need to be met for refund, analyzing the IRS' TFRP file, and reconciling requirements in the IRM. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

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.

Accountants, Meet Chatbot: Starting ChatGPT Conversations (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

The presentation highlights the game-changing potential of ChatGPT in the realm of AI-driven conversations and its specific benefits for accountants in their analytical and advisory roles. It demonstrates how this AI tool can be seamlessly integrated into various platforms, making it a versatile and valuable addition to accountants' professional toolkits. With its unprecedented language capabilities, ChatGPT opens up new horizons for interactions with artificial intelligence. You'll walk away with a foundational understanding of the limitless potential of AI chatbots and how these new digital tools can help accountants enhance productivity and deliver superior value to their clients and stakeholders. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available for questions during the event.

Surgent's Best Practices in Not-for-Profit Accounting and Reporting (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $159

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.

Surgent's IRS Tax Examinations and Hot Issues (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $159

Due to IRS issue focused examinations, Accounting and Finance Professionals need to understand what types of returns are selected for examination and ways to help clients survive an IRS audit with little or no change. As a result of issue focused examinations, Accounting and Finance Professionals must understand what the high audit risk area issues are and what the IRS is focusing on when a return is examined. In addition, because tax-related identity theft is a common issue for many taxpayers, it is critical for Accounting and Finance Professionals to understand the procedures necessary to resolve this matter for their clients.

SUBSCRIPTION: Project Management Skills (4 hours) [NT]

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $150

*** This subscription includes two individual sessions for a total of 4 CPE. You receive significant savings when purchasing these webinars as a subscription. Each of the courses runs live once a month beginning May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. Register for these scheduled courses as your schedule allows - at no extra cost to you. Once registered for this subscription, log in instructions will be emailed to you separately for each individual course. *** Managing projects happens every day in accounting firms, but few people are educated on the principles from the field of project management. Take advantage of this project management subscription to learn best practices and then apply the lessons to enhancing ongoing client engagements. Sign up for both webinars and save 20% while having the flexibility to choose the date and time that works best for you! Leverage tips that lead project managers to achieving higher project success rates.

SUBSCRIPTION: Talent Development (6 hours) [NT]

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Online

6.0 Credits

Member Price: $215

*** This subscription includes three individual sessions for a total of 6 CPE. You receive significant savings when purchasing these webinars as a subscription. Each of the three courses runs live throughout the year beginning May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. Register for these scheduled courses as your schedule allows - at no extra cost to you. Once registered for this subscription, log in instructions will be emailed to you separately for each individual course. *** No matter what your role is in an organization, your ability to collaborate and develop others is key to the scalability of your practice. In this year's Talent Development subscription, you can learn how to: Be a more powerful and effective delegator, Develop a culture of ownership and accountability, Deliver transformative feedback. By learning and practicing these skills you not only develop yourself, but you build a stronger, more confident team. Take advantage of this subscription to save 20% off each webinar and choose the session dates that work best for you!

SUBSCRIPTION: Advanced Managerial Skills for Auditors

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Online

8.0 Credits

Member Price: $149

*** This subscription includes four individual sessions for a total of 8 CPE. You receive significant savings when purchasing these webinars as a subscription. Each of the four courses runs live once a month beginning May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. Register for these scheduled courses as your schedule allows - at no extra cost to you. Once registered for this subscription, log in instructions will be emailed to you separately for each individual course. *** This subscription consists of an 8-hour audit skills curriculum for managers, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for interacting with others. This series covers advanced management skills and proper engagement techniques to deliver success for your team.