Surgent's The CPA's Guide to Successful Financial Planning Strategies and

 

   

 

 
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Overview

2.0 Credits

This course describes, in some detail, the financial-planning process. The material includes a working definition of financial planning and a discussion of the importance of a professional team approach to serving a client's needs. Further, the course walks through the many steps in the process of financial planning with a focus on information gathering and goal setting.

Objectives

  • Provide a working definition of financial planning
  • Discuss the importance of a professional team approach to serving a client's needs
  • Outline the many steps in the process of financial planning
  • Explain the importance of a focus on information gathering and goal setting
  • Summarize the 10 objectives that are essential to successful financial planning
  • Describe when CPAs need to register with the SEC as Investment Advisors

Major Topics

  • The problems and objectives of financial planning
  • Steps in the financial planning process
  • Key concepts and principles of financial planning, including the seven laws of personal finance and the ten principal steps to success in financial planning
  • When one must register with the SEC as an investment advisor

Designed For

CPAs, investment advisers, insurance professionals, trust administrators, bankers, and any other financial services professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and competence and to expand their professional services in the area of financial planning
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