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2024 Productivity Hacks for Working Remote (1.2 hours) [NT]

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

In this course, we will share tips and tricks for working remotely.  You will learn what to do/what not to do in a virtual working environment, strategies for leading teams remotely, employee engagement ideas, and techniques and tools for teleworking.

The Controller Function – Inventory Part 2 – Valuation, Inventory Methods and Inventory Fraud (1.5 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $59

This course is one of the courses dedicated to our Controllership Series. This series of courses is dedicated to exploring the traditional controller role and stepping out of the box to identify areas where the controller can continue to add strategic value to their organizations. Within this segment of our controllership series, we continue our discussion on inventory from segment one. This specific segment focuses on areas of inventory valuation, the types of physical inventory methods, and inventory fraud. These areas are critical for the controller to have a strong comprehension of and also participate in the development of policies and procedures.      

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for CPAs (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Modern technology solutions have enabled people to operate more effectively from home using cloud-based technologies and services. This course will cover cybersecurity best practices to help CPAs protect their data and devices while using internet-based cloud technologies. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Streamlined Excel Reporting Series Session 2: Working with PivotTables (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $118

In part 2 of this webcast series, we will compare formula-based reports with PivotTables.

Advanced Planning With Trusts 2024 (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

This course will cover advanced techniques related to income, gift and estate tax planning using trusts, especially the use of irrevocable trusts. Topics include creating irrevocable trusts without losing control over the assets placed into the trust by using trust protectors, retaining the ability to unwind the trust, and drafting irrevocable trusts that are defective for income and transfer tax purposes. Additionally, you'll learn about the use of irrevocable trusts for state income tax planning (ING trusts), federal estate tax planning (focusing on IDGTs), asset protection (domestic and offshore trusts), using trusts to qualify for government benefits, international estate planning and pre-immigration tax planning.

Financial Reporting: Presentation-U.S. GAAP vs. IFRS 2024 (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

A recent IFRS Foundation survey found that 167 jurisdictions now require the use of IFRS Accounting Standards for all or most publicly listed companies, while 12 jurisdictions permit its use. With this global acceptance, and as more than 1,000 foreign companies are reporting to the SEC using IFRS, learn how to read and understand the differences between US GAAP and IFRS financial reports. This course, the first in a three-course series, concentrates on presenting financial statements using US GAAP vs. IFRS. Analyze US GAAP and IFRS financial reports and outline essential distinctions between the financial information in the 3-course series. Excerpts from public company financial reports will be reviewed. Be sure to register for all three parts of this series: Financial Reporting: Presentation-U.S. GAAP vs. IFRS Financial Reporting: Assets and Liabilities-U.S. GAAP vs IFRS Financial Reporting: Miscellaneous Topics-U.S. GAAP vs IFRS

Form 1041 Advanced Series Part 2: Issues with Cash & Property Distributions 2024 (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

This is the second in a four-part series. One of the basic rules in fiduciary taxation is that the person or entity that receives the taxable income from the trust or estate is taxed on that income. The calculation of Distributable Net Income (DNI) and the Distribution Deduction determine the allocation of the tax burden between the fiduciary entity and the beneficiary. Therefore, when distributions are made that "carry out" DNI, the fiduciary entity operates as a conduit and the beneficiaries are taxed on the amounts reflected on the Schedule K-1. The fiduciary entity receives a corresponding distribution deduction. When taxable income is accumulated by the entity, the fiduciary pays the tax. We will explore the various distributions made to beneficiaries and their impact on the entity's taxation.

Like-kind Exchanges in Real Estate Transactions (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Please join us for a discussion on like-kind exchanges (LKE), known as one of the last great tax legal "shelters" available to those buying and selling real property. We cover the basic structure of a LKE, and ways a taxpayer can utilize qualified third-party intermediaries (QI), and tenancy-in-common structures including Delaware Statutory Trusts (DST). We also explore creative solutions to sticky situations a taxpayer may find itself in obtaining replacement property. This course is ideal for CPAs, EAs, lawyers, real estate professionals, accountants or other tax professionals. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Surgent's Controllership Skills Update: Current Survival Skills (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $99

The role of financial professionals has and continues to change in organizations. The stereotype of collecting and reporting data has been replaced by a broader vision, which focuses on improving an organization's results today and preparing it for the future. This brief program offers specific actions that can be implemented by financial personnel to expand their role through improving their organization. The actions and techniques provided build upon and improve activities that exist in many organizations (measuring, budgeting, hiring, risk management, etc.), as well as providing insights into capital allocation, cash management, valuation techniques, variables that influence capacity levels, M&A activity and actions to increase efficiency and innovation. Updated to include the impact of regulations, additional examples of M&A, alliances and strategic spin-offs/splits, methods to improve efficiency from existing activities, the impact of COVID-19, as well as current organizational changes employed to manage and accelerate growth.

DEI From the Inside Out: Part 2 (3 hours) [NT]

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Online

3.0 Credits

Member Price: $99

In this session, we will underscore the significance of adopting a growth mindset, as conceptualized by Dr. Carol Dweck, as a cornerstone for achieving success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. A common stumbling block in DEI efforts is the resistance to altering mindsets concerning the goals and objectives of DEI. Through interactive discussions, we will concentrate on dispelling fixed mindsets and cultivating an outlook of continuous growth in the realm of DEI. Achieving success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) requires a blend of motivation, synergy, and energy. This session aims to dissect the often-overlooked role of motivation in the DEI landscape, demonstrating how it serves as a catalyst for individuals and leaders to surmount obstacles and attain success. Our model disrupts the conventional discourse by placing motivation at the forefront of DEI considerations, emphasizing the importance of understanding the underlying purpose as the true north. The ultimate aim of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is cultural integration. In the context of our 3M framework, the final "Memorization" component is strategically designed to imprint the necessity of prioritizing DEI and seamlessly weaving it into the organizational culture. This element is pivotal in fortifying our DEI endeavors.

Allison McLeod's 2024 Federal Tax Updates for Individuals – 4 Hour (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $129

A multitude of tax changes have are currently taking place, challenging tax practitioner to stay well-informed. This 4 hour program will cover tax developments specific to business, including new court decisions, recent IRS publications, and the latest tax legislation that will impact individuals.  The remaining time will be spent on IRS procedure and other issues. This course will provide a concise look at the hottest topics affecting every tax practitioner.  **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.  

Introduction to Forensic Accounting (4 hours - late morning) – Webcast

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $175

Forensic accounting encompasses fraud investigation and prevention, as well as a wide variety of functions in litigation. Forensic accountants provide services ranging from serving as an expert witness, to litigation consultant and bankruptcy trustee. As our economy grows more complex, the need for forensic accountants grows as well. One critical role of the forensic accountant is exposing and examining financial fraud. Technology expands the way companies conduct business; however, technology also provides greater opportunities for those willing to commit fraud. Forensic accountants rely on their skills in accounting, coupled with their investigative skills, to explain to clients, courts, and jurors how fraudulent schemes occur and the effect caused by fraud. Forensic accountants also provide expert opinions in calculating damages in litigation and administering bankruptcy estates, as well as a host of other services. OSCPA has partnered with the Washington Society of CPAs for this event.

Reviewing Partnership Tax Returns: What Are You Missing? (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $213

Tips to help reviewers catch errors in partnership and LLC tax returns before they are submitted.

Excel – Auditing Your Spreadsheets for Maximum Accuracy (2 hours) [NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Did you know Excel has 400-500 functions depending on your version? Did you know there are 12 different function categories? Did you know you could create your own functions? After you attend this class, you will be in the know! In this webinar, we will focus on proofing and auditing your spreadsheets. You will learn how to build spreadsheets that validate the accuracy of your calculations and techniques to use the Data Validation feature to validate data entry. You will also learn techniques to cross-foot your data to ensure accuracy as well as how to use the various Excel Auditing Tools. This session is presented using Excel 2013. Regardless of the version you are using, ALL concepts covered in this course apply to ALL versions of Excel. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Surgent's Key Partnership and S Corporation Tax Planning Strategies (4 hours)

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Online

4.0 Credits

Member Price: $159

Most of our clients are pass-through entities for which many of the general business strategies are subject to additional limitations. To provide the tax planning strategies for closely held business clients that will bring more revenue, this course focuses on the special concerns and techniques the practitioner needs to thrive in this market.

The Controllership Series – Overhead, Direct and Indirect Costs and Allocation Methods (1 hour)

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

Managing expenses is a key for business success, and overhead costs play a pivotal role in realizing favorable profit margins. Almost all companies have some form of overhead consisting of specific categories of indirect expenses. The better organizations are able to manage overhead costs, the more competitive they are in the marketplace. It is incumbent in the Controller’s role to effectively manage, monitor and perform ongoing assessment of overhead costs, allocations and rates. Overhead refers to the ongoing business expenses not directly attributed to creating a product or service. A company must pay overhead on an ongoing basis, regardless of how much or how little the company sells. It is important for budgeting purposes but also for determining how much a company must charge for its products or services to make a profit. Overhead can be fixed, variable, or a hybrid of both. There are different categories of overhead, such as administrative overhead, which includes costs related to managing a business. In short, overhead is any expense incurred to support the business while not being directly related to a specific product or service.      

2024 Design Flexible Work Options To Attract & Retain Your Workforce (1 hour) [NT]

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Online

1.0 Credits

Member Price: $39

With increasing competition for finding the best qualified candidates and retaining today’s workforce, it’s more important than ever to consider flexible work options in the workplace. We will review the most popular flexible work options your company could consider implementing: telecommuting, compressed work weeks, flexible hours, phased return from leave of absence, job sharing, early release days, and more! We’ll discuss the benefits of this talent management strategy, including increased productivity, decreased costs, better work-life “integration”, and increased employee engagement and satisfaction. You’ll learn how to propose flexible scheduling to your executive team, including how to logistically roll out this program. Whether you’re in a manufacturing plant, corporate headquarters, or retail industry, you can apply any of these flexible work options to your organization. 

Managing Through Corporate Politics – The Achilles' Heel of Executing Professional Skepticism (2 hours) [NT]

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $85

Professionals often require the ability to utilize professional skepticism, due care and independence when executing their corporate role. Corporate politics can be a combating factor when attempting to comply with those requirements. Leaders must be vigilant about nipping “political” problems in the bud, before they spiral out of control and/or impede those whose job it is to see through political agendas.   Dealing with corporate politics can be one of the most frustrating and confusing experiences for any professional. Unfortunately, selfishness, greed, bickering, lust for power, etc. can creep into your company's culture and impede productivity.   Learning to understand and deal with corporate politics is a prerequisite to being able to maintain an effective career. This course discusses the basics of corporate politics and provides you with alternatives to managing and handling dilemmas that you may face.   This course focuses on the core concepts that impact corporate politics and discusses methods for better understanding when, how, and why the issues occur. This enables professionals to better execute their professional skepticism, due care and independence responsibilities.

Ethics for CPAs: The Practical and the Possible (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $79

Award winning discussion leader, former AICPA Council Member, and former state accountancy board member Mark Hugh will review the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and its interpretations; discuss new developments in regulation at the national and state level; and discuss examples of best practices, case studies, and disciplinary actions.

Audit 208: Audit Reporting Basics – Report Issuance Process (2 hours)

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Online

2.0 Credits

Member Price: $89

Audit Reporting Fundamentals - Introducing Core Concepts in the Audited Financial Statement Drafting and Issuance Process will provide tips and techniques necessary for issuing and reporting on high-quality financial statements prepared under any applicable financial reporting framework. The ultimate objective of a financial statement audit is to issue an auditor's report. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for experienced staff auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for drafting and issuing audit reports. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.