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Class Pass 2024-25

Available Until Monday, March 31st, 2025

Purchase your professional development program credits in advance and enjoy significant savings! This year’s pass applies to seminars, CTCPA developed conferences, webinars, and livestream programs now through March 31, 2025. Class Pass is also a great way to get your staff the training they need at a discounted price. Note: Class Pass is for individuals - credits are not transferable to other employees within a firm or company.   

K2's OneDrive's Best Practices

Wednesday, June 19th,
 1:00pm - 1:56pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

Although Windows incorporates the OneDrive app, you may not have configured it correctly for your specific needs. Using the OneDrive app and the related Cloud storage service to their fullest potential means you can access your files when and where you need them. Further, sharing your files and collaborating with others is easy when using OneDrive correctly. In this session, you will learn best practices for taking full advantage of OneDrive.

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2024 Financial Accounting for Related Party Transactions

Wednesday, June 19th,
 1:00pm - 2:57pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Loans, rental agreements, business combinations – what do these all have in common? They all have the potential of creating a related party transaction.  This program presents a detailed analysis of the financial accounting rules for transactions with related parties, as well as compares and contrasts those rules with the AICPA financial reporting framework for small and medium-sized entities.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Critical Factor in Success

Wednesday, June 19th,
 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Emotional intelligence is an individual's capacity to understand both their own and other people's emotions, as well as how to react to these feelings in an appropriate manner. Research proves that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a compelling predictor of personal, professional and social success. Every business leader can improve their Emotional Intelligence, including you. Many businesses utilize EI for promotions and hiring. This session will discuss the twelve keys to EI and proven tactics to help every aspiring leader "work smarter". This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

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The Seven High-Quality Questions that Lead to Success and Solutions

Wednesday, June 19th,
 1:00pm - 3:06pm

Online

2.50 Credits

Member Price: $79

“How will I EVER get this all done?"  It’s a question I often hear from clients and on a particularly stressful day, I can hear myself saying these words!  Instead of helping us focus, it's a question that leads to stress, anxiety and overwhelm! Regardless of where we are in business and in life, we will run into challenges and problems as we navigate business growth, leadership, work life balance and our quest for success and happiness. This workshop will explore the 7 HIGH QUALITY questions that lead to relief, enthusiasm and success.  It will be an interactive exploration that will leave you with a game plan to use right away, as well as an opportunity to practice the mindset that the most successful and happiest people use daily.    This program is for both the entrepreneur who wants to be more effective in their day as well as team leaders who want to stand out in their organization.  For the business owner or staff member you can expect a new way to work with your day so that it's profitable, productive and happier.  For leaders, you will learn new up- leveled skills to increase your efficiency, communication and productivity.  You and your team will shine.  Your staff will feel appreciated and connected to their value as well as the company's goals. Albert Einstein said 'we can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them'.  The quality of your question will impact the quality of your solution.  Learn the 7 questions that take you from confused and frustrated to creative and focused. 

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DEI From the Inside Out: Part 2

Wednesday, June 19th,
 1:00pm - 3:47pm

Online

3.00 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.

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Forgotten Managerial Accounting Tools for CPAs

Wednesday, June 19th,
 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

This session revisits managerial accounting techniques that you may not have considered for many years, even though they could be invaluable for CPAs in both business and public accounting. You will appreciate a fresh perspective of concepts you may not have considered since your college days. We will illustrate concepts with practical examples that you can immediately bring back to the office! This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

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The Ethics Hour: Thinking Through Decisions and Recognizing the Consequences

Wednesday, June 19th,
 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

We all are busy, pressed for time and we strive to do as much as we can – as fast as we can. This is our world.  However, there are times when we should stop and think. When we do not analyze (one of our many talents) this inaction causes problems. We will review the penalties of moving too fast. Let’s learn from the mistakes of others.

K2's 2024 Better Reporting with QuickBooks Online

Wednesday, June 19th,
 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

AI is an extremely popular topic these days, and for good reason! However, does AI present yet another threat to your privacy? Get answers to this question and more in this session.

Audit 402: Audit Quality Control - Avoid Peer Review Issues

Wednesday, June 19th,
 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Audit Quality Control - Avoiding Peer Review Deficiencies highlights the most important considerations for those at all levels of the engagement team with quality control responsibilities on audit engagements. Upper-level reviewers have significant responsibilities for ensuring high-quality audit engagements. Unfortunately, deficient audits have serious negative consequences for both the CPA firm and the profession as a whole. 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 quality control responsibilities. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

2024 Financial Statement Presentation and Disclosure

Wednesday, June 19th,
 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This comprehensive session is a must-attend event for any professional accountant who prepares financial statements for either a private enterprise or a firm client. We illustrate best practices for presentation and disclosure by revisiting fundamentals of financial reporting for various industries. This workshop explores best practices for United States GAAP in addition to considerations for special purpose frameworks. Experienced accountants will benefit from a refresher whereas other accountants will appreciate formative skill-building insights.

Invest in Your Mental Health and Avoid Burnout

Wednesday, June 19th,
 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

For the ambitious female finance professional, working hard and going above and beyond are necessary for success. Sadly, taking time to care for themselves can be seen as counter-productive to meeting their career goals. Over ninety percent of women executives are feeling significantly higher levels of stress that they attribute to increased responsibilities and priorities outside the workplace compared to life before the pandemic. Burnout is a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that causes exhaustion, negativity toward one's job and reduced professional efficacy. It has become so pervasive that it's now recognized as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organization. To reignite your enthusiasm at work, you don't necessarily need to find a new job or time for a spa day or bubble bath. You need concrete strategies to invest in your mental health without compromising your ability to rise to the next level in your career. 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 Simplifying And Economizing Your Tech Stack

Wednesday, June 19th,
 3:00pm - 3:57pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

All business professionals need access to the necessary technology to help them perform their jobs efficiently and effectively. Yet, no one should overpay for their tech stack. Unfortunately, though, many are overpaying and have yet to realize it. In this session, you will learn valuable tips to help you simplify and economize your technology stack. Participate in this session to avoid the risk of overpaying for your tech tools.

K2's 2024 Consumer Electronics Show 2024 - Navigating the Future of Technology

Wednesday, June 19th,
 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

Small businesses have better options now than ever before in the market of accounting solutions. Participate in this session to learn more about these options and which might be best for you or your clients.

SECURE Act 2.0: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, June 19th,
 3:00pm - 4:03pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

Signed by President Biden on December 29, 2022, as part of the Consolidation Appropriations Act, this program provides an explanation of the Secure Act 2.0 provisions impacting individuals and business taxpayers.  Learn what you need to know for this filing season and how to plan for future years for your clients. **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.

Doing Debt Differently - Your Roadmap to Changes and Choices for Success

Wednesday, June 19th,
 3:00pm - 7:06pm

Online

4.40 Credits

Member Price: $129

Debt is a real problem for many clients, business owners, and the general public.  It can be ever increasing and causes financial, emotional and physical challenges that seem to spiral out of control. What if you could help your clients “do debt differently”? This strategy turns the game upside down and presents solutions from the inside out.  As a CPA, you are already a trusted advisor for your clients.  What if you could help your clients be free of this burden?  This is a tremendous resource you can offer to your clients, expanding the value of what you offer them by adding these processes to your packages.  Clients will be happy to pay for this kind of relief as you support them in doing debt differently.   If you are one of the many people who are personally burdened by this situation, these strategies, tools, mindsets and actions will personally help you get better results…so you can go back to the task of expanding and growing your business, sleeping better at night and gaining access to the creativity that will take you to your next level of financial fulfillment.  Paying off debt is an inside/outside job.  Successful strategies include the internal shifts to mindset and enhancing the inner qualities that are most helpful in paying off debt, and practical tools to help make the transition from thinking about paying off debt to actually doing it. This program combines both -- emotional support and dozens of tools and action steps to Do Debt Differently, including: An inventory process to objectively assess the situation and face it head on Guided mind/body processes to alleviate anxiety about the situation Creative exploration (writing and drawing) to gain clarity and specificity Stories and discussion to strengthen your access to the qualities that will be most helpful to your success Using a menu of options to create a personal action plan and an ongoing support team The techniques in this program are creative and easy, but immensely practical.   We will combine practical, nuts-and-bolts action steps with powerful tools for mindset-shifting. There is no reason to continue to suffer the burden and overwhelm of debt. Relief is here! Through discussion, interactive exercises, skill building, mindset shifting and powerful actions, you and your clients could be on your way to a debt free life. Please join me for this empowering approach to changing your financial situation.

The Ethics Hour: I Can't Believe This Really Happened - Real World Ethics Stories

Wednesday, June 19th,
 4:00pm - 4:58pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

You may have read all sorts of stories in books about how bad people steal and make their coworkers and organizations miserable.  Come hear veteran Internal Auditor Rob Berry and veteran CFO John L. Daly discuss situations they have seen in the real world.  

K2's 2024 Saving Time with Electronic Forms

Wednesday, June 19th,
 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

Business professionals can automate data collection processes by using today’s electronic forms. Learn about these tools and how to deploy them in this session.

Accounting for and Auditing Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets

Wednesday, June 19th,
 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

How to properly account for and audit digital records is increasingly gathering importance as more entities have cryptocurrency and other digital assets on their financial statements. This course will address common questions, risks, and challenges evolving in this area. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

2024 Excel Essentials for Today's Accountant: Become an Expert in One Day

Wednesday, June 19th,
 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This course explores the increasingly complex features of Excel that facilitate efficient data analysis.  We will introduce numerous analytical methods and techniques by using practical examples to illustrate how to unleash the power of Excel when manipulating, analyzing and reporting information and dive into the powerful, but potentially under-utilized, capabilities of Microsoft Excel.  Designed for sophisticated users willing to approach spreadsheets from a unique perspective, this program encourages users to challenge the status quo by considering opportunities to take acceptable spreadsheets to a new level.