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Introduction to Forensic Data Analytics (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

In this introductory course, you'll learn the fundamentals of integrating forensic data analytics into your anti-fraud risk management program. We will cover key definitions, use cases, methodologies and some of the leading innovations and techniques driving this ever-evolving field of "finding hidden money."

Accounting Update in a Post COVID-19 World (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

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.

Business Losses: Going Backward and Forward (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

The TCJA made turning business losses into tax refunds far more difficult. The CARES Act suspended and modified many of these changes. This course will address the revised rules for deducting business losses and discuss planning ideas and potential pitfalls. **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.

Microsoft Outlook "Must Know" Email Tips (2 hours)[NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

If you use Outlook on a daily basis to process your email, chances are pretty good that you are missing out on a lot of opportunities to improve your efficiency in composing, processing and organizing your messages. There are many different features in Outlook that often get overlooked, even though we are working in the app all day, every day. John Higgins, a strategic advisor to the profession on Microsoft 365 deployment, will review numerous tips and features to improve your productivity in Outlook. You will learn many time-saving, practical ways to improve the quality of your email message. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

The Happiness Advantage: How to Use Positive Psychology to Enjoy Work More, Get More Done, and Be a Better Professional (4 hours) (NT)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

The new field of Positive Psychology offers many methods and ideas for helping people be happier, healthier, and better at what they do. Nowadays, the ability to be at your best and get clients to enjoy working with you is critical to growing your business or getting ahead. Studies show that happy people make $750,000 more over the course of their life than unhappy people, have half the number of sick days, and live 9 years longer. In this fun and fascinating seminar, you'll learn how to not only be happier, but help your clients be happier in working with you.

How Machines Are Coming Alive and Ruling the World (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

The course provides a concise overview of the Internet of Things (IoT), a global ecosystem of advanced technologies that connect objects to the Internet, each other and people. Discover how new IoT apps and devices are being used to increase operational efficiency, develop post-transaction relationships, and create new revenue streams in enterprises worldwide. You'll walk away with a fundamental understanding of IoT applications and their potential to help accountants boost their relevance, value, and revenue. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Addressing Common Documentation Deficiencies (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

The Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative has identified inadequate or xistent audit documentation as one of the most significant issues facing the profession. Over half of the engagements reviewed by the AICPA did not meet the requirements of AU-C 230. This course will look at common misconceptions related to audit documentation and help attendees address these deficiencies with efficient and effective best practices.

Monthly Federal Tax Updates – April 2024 (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Seismic changes in tax legislation is currently taking place, and the well-informed tax practitioner will want to attend this two hour monthly program in order to stay abreast of these developments! Approximately one-half of the program is devoted to individual tax issues, and the remaining time is spend on business entity taxation, IRS procedure, tax legislation and other issues. Due to the changing nature of the topic, learning objectives, course descriptions and program content will vary and will be provided in more specificity closer to presentation time. This course provides a concise look at the hottest topics affecting every tax practitioner. The first presentation of this course each month will be delivered live. Subsequent presentations during the month will be a rebroadcast of the live presentation.

Payroll Essentials: The Payroll Cycle of Life (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

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.

Accounting and Auditing for the Construction Industry 2023 (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $159

The construction industry faces many unique challenges to survive and remain profitable. These include specific aspects of accounting and reporting for construction contracts and estimating project costs and profitability. Analyze revenue recognition under the percentage of completion method (including comparing current standards to the new FASB revenue standard) by exploring the underlying details. Reduce potential errors made using established concepts, including the shortfalls of the "cost to cost" method. Take a focused look at construction contractors' accounting, reporting and auditing. Discuss techniques and examples that provide a realistic audit approach for the contractor, including detailed auditing procedures for many types of contracts.

Financial Performance Reporting 2023: Changes that are Nice to Know (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $159

In July 2010 FASB issued a draft Exposure Draft on Financial Statement Presentation. This document proposed significant changes to the Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Statements of Financial Position for all companies. Major push-back from Corporate America encouraged the removal of this topic from FASB's active agenda and its conversion to a research project entitled Financial Performance Reporting. The project still has life. This course reviews the current conditions that resulted in this unusual proposal and its initial reception by the financial reporting community. Although FASB has not established a timeframe for the issuance of a final pronouncement, the approach presented offers a unique alternative to financial reporting. Join us in a dynamic and thought-provoking session as we learn to think differently about financial reporting. For a full discussion of this topic, consider Financial Reporting Changes in Greater Detail as an add-on to this course.

Implementing and Maintaining an Internal Control System 2023

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Online

8.0 Credits

Member Price: $299

This course is an overview of control creation methods and strategies to implement policies and procedures successfully. Many organizations successfully create internal control systems. However, some need to implement established measures correctly. Moreover, entities need to pay more attention to the critical process of testing, monitoring and updating control procedures, weakening the internal control structure. Receive an array of control maintenance checklists adaptable to your organization to improve policies and procedures. Grasp the need for dynamic, fluid controls that adapt to business tools and methods changes. Gain a strengthened ability to implement and maintain an internal control system.

PCAOB Updates (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $71

Understand the complexities of PCAOB updates. Understand the new requirements of recently approved PCAOB amendments to the auditing standards and the auditor's key responsibilities in response to the amendments. Learn to sort through the complexities to identify and apply them to the audit of a public company.

Listening to the Statement of Cash Flows (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course will allow you to get reacquainted with the statement of cash flows. We will refresher your skills regarding both the preparation and utilization of the statement of cash flows. Significant emphasis will be placed on the informational role of the statement of cash flows and insights that can be obtained using the statement of cash flows in concert with the other elements of a company's accrual-basis financial statements.

Depreciating & Expensing Business Assets (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course will address recent tax legislation, rules, and developments related to capitalization and depreciation; Section 179 and 168(k) 100 % bonus deduction; Depreciation of automobiles, including new luxury auto limits; ADS depreciation for electing farm and real estate business. **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.

Data Extraction, Transformation, Validation the Right Data Sources for Analysis (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

In this course, we will explore the various types of data - both structured and unstructured - used in conducting fraud risk investigations and proactive monitoring. We will explore the various tools available on the market and techniques to confirm completeness and accuracy of the data before the analysis begins. The course will cover the process for selecting the right data sources to align with the various risks as well as pitfalls to avoid when preparing the data for analysis.

Audit 406: Auditing Revenue Recognition – Common Risks (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Auditing Revenue Recognition - Grasping the Higher Risks and Special Audit Considerations will provide tips and techniques for obtaining sufficient and appropriate audit evidence to support conclusions related to accounting for revenues obtained from contracts with customers. Revenue recognition is presumed to be a significant risk for financial statement auditing purposes due to the increased risk of both fraud and error. 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 in auditing revenues. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Self-Rental Real Estate: Passive Activity & Section 199A (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

This program presents a detailed analysis of the self-rental passive activity rules, including forms reporting examples and integrates them with the flow-through entity rules related to self-rental. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Communication Miracles At Work and In Life – Part 2 (4 hours) (NT)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

Following on Part 1 of this course, in Part 2 you will learn advanced ways to solve problems without bruising egos, how to create profound trust quickly, and how to motivate clients and co-workers to do your bidding with a minimal amount of wasted time or hassles. The bottom line will be better client and co-worker relationships, leading to increased enjoyment and productivity at work.

Taxation of Property Transactions (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $213

Understand taxation of property transactions Help your clients understand and correctly handle taxes associated with property transactions. Understand important property-related timing issues and planning opportunities that can lead to significant tax savings. Practical understanding Gain a practical understanding of the various complex tax laws dealing with the sale, disposal, or exchange of property. Understand the rules dealing with like-kind exchanges and involuntary conversions, all updated for tax reform.