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Financial Instruments and Leases (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $71

FASB Accounting Standards Update Understand FASB's important accounting and reporting areas: financial instruments and leases. Learn to assess and implement the new standards and guidance that are applicable to your practice.

Form 706 Preparation Part 1: Overview Including Portability 2023 (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

This section of the 4-part series will cover basic form preparation of Form 706 and help participants develop a solid foundation in preparing the federal estate tax return. This section will cover running the engagement, administration issues and completion of pages 1-4 of the form, including portability election. For examples, worksheets and practice resources will be provided.

QuickBooks – Know the Right Version for Your Client (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

QuickBooks Desktop has been the go-to solution for companies since 1984 (Intuit originally created Quicken for bank reconciliations) and has grown into a powerful tool to track business finances. QuickBooks Online is one of the fastest growing applications in the accounting market today. With its ability to be an "on-the-go" solution, many service providers, entrepreneurs, and other industries prefer to keep it simple and use QuickBooks Online. Understanding the pros and cons of QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online will help you advise your client on the best solution for their business. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Use the Data Model to Build More Powerful PivotTables (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $99

Do you love PivotTables? Of course, we all do! Traditional PivotTables are incredible, but they do have limitations. If you have ever encountered one of these limitations, you'll be excited to learn that by using the Data Model as the source for PivotTables, you'll be able to bypass many of the restrictions that exist with traditional PivotTables. The data model (also referred to as Power Pivot) is included in Excel 2016+ for Windows and available as a free download for previous versions (excluding Excel for Mac). Using the data model enables you to build PivotTables that were previously not practical. If you frequently build PivotTables and would like to do more with them, you'll want to understand how to use the data model (Power Pivot) to enhance your reports. Note about Excel versions: Power Pivot is not available in all versions of Excel, including Excel for Mac. If you would like to see if Power Pivot is available in your version of Excel, visit the Microsoft site.

PowerPoint for Accountants (2 hours) [NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

PowerPoint is a widely available resource that is potentially underutilized by accountants because many accountants do not stray beyond Excel and Word in the Microsoft Office suite. You will learn how to create and edit a professional PowerPoint slide deck. This session places particular emphasis on efficiency tips and tricks that will allow you to develop creative, professional visual aids while minimizing time and effort. The course's author will share personal insights he has cultivated throughout more than two decades of public speaking. Although the session will focus on creating and editing slides, we will illustrate best practices for presentation delivery. We also will explain how PowerPoint can be used for purposes other than delivering presentations. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Aligning Analytics to COSO's Fraud Risk Management Principles (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

In this course, participants will learn about the five principals of COSO's Fraud Risk Management Guide and the linkages each principal has to the use of forensic data analytics to measurably demonstrate effectiveness and ROI. We will also explore key elements to a successful program that is sustainable as well as pitfalls to avoid. Finally, we will cover several case studies that demonstrate the key concepts discussed.

Benefits and Best Practices for Telework (2 hours) (NT)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework in state and local government was not often embraced as a form of employment. As the pandemic continues, governments are beginning to experience the benefits of remote work and are reevaluating hiring practices to offer more telework and hybrid work options, not simply as a result of an emergency. This course will review various telework options and best practices for success.

Analytical Procedures: Practical Applications and Standards (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This session explores the nature of analytical procedures, with significant emphasis placed upon professional standards involving the use of analytical procedures in audit and review engagements. Practical examples to illustrate the application process will also be given.

K2's 2023 Ten Must Know Features In Excel (2 hours) (NT)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

Most business professionals have used Excel for years, often without the benefit of any formal training. Thus, they don't know about key features in the application and, therefore, don't use them. Of course, this leads to inefficiencies and errors. Isn't it time to stop this madness? This session is for you if you're ready to become more efficient and effective with Excel! You will learn ten critical features that can help you get more work done in less time and improve your accuracy. We encourage you to make plans to join us for this session to learn the best ways of working with Excel!

Partnership Essentials: Tax Basis Capital Accounts (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course examines the critical issues and special opportunities facing partnerships and their partners, with a focus on reporting tax basis capital accounts. **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.

Excel for Accounting Professionals Session 1: Tables and Named References (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $118

The first session in the series covers one of the most significant enhancements rolled out with Excel 2007, Tables. Tables are used to store data and can absolutely revolutionize our workbooks because they solve one of the biggest pitfalls Excel users have faced for over 20 years. The webcast also covers named references, which will be used throughout the series. In addition, the five most important shortcuts are explored, so that you can improve your personal productivity. The webcast is designed with time for you to work along. This hands-on workshop is an effective way to learn Excel, since you'll be completing the same exercises demonstrated by the instructor. A link will be provided, so you can download the necessary Excel files. During the session, the instructor will provide time for you to complete the exercises using your Microsoft Excel for Windows. For each topic presented, the instructor explains the topic and demonstrates it with Excel exercises. Then, the instructor provides time for you to complete many of the same exercises. Finally, the instructor demonstrates the solutions for all the exercises in the practice workbook, and then moves to the next topic. This format allows you to work along rather than just watch passively, enabling you to immediately practice the skills demonstrated.

The Trustworthy Leader: Ethics and Trust in a Time of Social Change (2 hours) (NT)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

The ethical challenge of trustworthy leadership has never been harder than right now. We're living in a time of major social change, generational transition, and troubling possibilities. People are dangerously agitated by uncertainty over what leadership to trust any more. They see angry culture conflict among citizens and between nations. They witness big failures of integrity in public and private spheres of leadership. Many feel afraid and alienated from institutions across the board. Such heightened sensitivity guarantees that unethical behavior from untrustworthy leaders will inflict disproportionate harm. People trust leaders with authority only as long as that power is not abused. Leaders in our culture are duty-bound to uphold that foundational trust through their actions and words. This updated session is meant for anyone who wonders how trustworthy leadership is even possible "these days". Don't despair. Moral courage plus basic ethical wisdom is the answer for all times. Whether you aspire to leadership or not, the information and questions presented in this course will enlighten and encourage.

Triple Your Memory, Prevent Dementia and Halve Your Stress – Part 1 (4 hours) (NT)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

This is not your average CPE course! In this fun and practical course, you'll learn how to remember names, where you put things, what you read, or anything else 300% (or more) effectively than before. You will also learn how to prevent dementia, and halve your stress by using exercises that take under two minutes a day to do. Additionally, you'll receive information on ways to improve your memory by improving your overall health and wellness. This course will give you an overview of natural supplements to enhance your memory as well as share tips to improve your sleep. This course will change your life both now and in the future by making sure you know the best ways to remember information, handle stress and keep your mind sharp until the day you die. The information in this course to help increase your professional efficiency and improve your overall quality of life.

Analyzing Financial Statements (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

This course provides tools and insights into financial statement analysis - both quantitative and qualitative. We'll look not only at the three main financial statements but also dive into the MD&A and footnotes. We'll also discuss the affect of industry nuances on comparability of different analysis tools. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Schedule C of Form 1040 (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Many self-employed or sole proprietors find themselves having to navigate Schedule C in reporting business income. While this attachment to Form 1040 seems straightforward on the surface, there are many traps for the unwary. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Best Practices For An IRS Levy Or Wage Garnishment (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $55

You are likely familiar and/or have experience with IRS levies and wage garnishments. BUT - Did you know that there's a lot of technicalities and procedural requirements that go into issuing an IRS levy or wage garnishment that you can exploit as a practitioner? This program will focus on the basics of an IRS levy or wage garnishment along with breaking down common errors that IRS employees tend to make in the issuance of a levy and remedies that can be used to obtain relief from a levy or wage garnishment. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Improve Design and Productivity with Excel Tables (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Excel tables are a fundamental feature that streamlines data organization, analysis, and visualization in Excel. Throughout this course, you will discover how to transform raw data into elegant, efficient, and visually appealing tables. By harnessing the full potential of Excel tables, you will be able to make better data-driven decisions and collaborate more effectively in various professional settings. Join us in "Improve Design and Productivity with Excel Tables" and unlock the full potential of Excel tables to revolutionize the way you manage, analyze, and present data, leading to improved efficiency and better decision-making in your personal and professional endeavors. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Staying SASsy – A Look at Recent Auditing Standards (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

This session will explore newly-issued auditing standards. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the reformatted audit report and key audit matters.

Building Your Own Library of Anti-fraud & Continuous Monitoring Tests (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

In this course, participants will gain a broad understanding of the various anti-fraud preventive and detective tests available to practitioners and take initial steps in building their own library of tests unique to their business or industry risks. Specific discussions and examples will include vendor analysis to look for potentially improper payments around conflicts of interests, fake vendor schemes, bribery & corruption, sanctions and trade compliance, anomalous payments, segregation of duties, among other risk categories. Participants will also explore tests around customers or distributors that include margin analysis, free goods, discounts and revenue recognition. Further, we will explore employee related test to mitigate travel & entertainment expense abuses. We will also point out various online and public resources for participants to start building their own library of tests to support both reactive investigations as well as proactive prevention and detection.

The Civil Advantage: Ethics and Civility in Disquieting Times (2 hours) (NT)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

Most people dislike capricious judgment, intolerance, crime, shaming, blaming, punishing, unequal treatment and predatory opportunism. Yet we witness, hear about or directly experience one or more of these uncivil behaviors daily. What's going on? It used to be that when incivility in our home, neighborhood, schools, or community spaces harmed us, we counted on shared ethical norms to guide and help. We confidently relied on societal guardrails like the law, regulations or corporate policies for fair remedy. But can we still? These days it sometimes feels like up is down, down is up, right is wrong, wrong is right, the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. Even our ethical compass doesn't seem as reliable as it used to. We're not crazy to feel unanchored or anxious. Americans live in a moment when our constitutional federal republic and Western ethics face enormous challenge from those who would prefer a different construct. Desiring change is one thing, but abandoning civility in its pursuit results in ethical chaos, societal breakdown, and individual misery. This holds true for human groups small and large, from the family to the federal government.