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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.   

2024 Internal Control Best Practices

Thursday, July 25th,
 4:00pm - 5:47pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

'Whether your organization is developing a new control framework or seeking to strengthen its current controls; practical development and implementation is critical.  This course will review the intersectionality of controls and provide real-world examples and best practices from people to technology and process.  

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Accounting for and Auditing Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets

Thursday, July 25th,
 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.

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Ethical Considerations in Working with Cannabis

Thursday, July 25th,
 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $55

This session will explore the ethical considerations CPAs and CPA firms should be cognizant of when considering services to the state legal, regulated cannabis industry. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Accounting Fraud and Embezzlement: Case Studies from the Trenches

Thursday, July 25th,
 5:00pm - 6:48pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Governmental entities are the second largest victims of embezzlement.  This seminar examines recent events involving the theft of public money and the circumstances that allowed the fraud to occur.  We will be looking at a variety of case studies to illustrate these points.  

K2's 2023 Excel Charting and Visualizations

Thursday, July 25th,
 5:00pm - 8:37pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

Charts and graphs are nothing new. However, many professionals struggle with building compelling visualizations. If that statement describes you, participate in this session to improve your skills in creating Excel charts and other visualizations. As a result, you will create visualizations to enhance your communication skills. This session is much more than just a seminar on fundamental charts. Instead, in this session, you will learn how to create advanced charts that are interactive, dynamic, and aesthetically pleasing – three qualities that will help to ensure that your readers and audience will understand the data you are presenting. This seminar is a must if you want to improve your communication skills.

K2's 2024 Tech Update

Thursday, July 25th,
 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Technology continues to revolutionize our professional and personal lives. Stay up to date on key technologies that may affect you in the very near future so that you may position you and your organization for success.

2024 How to Audit Expenses and Payables

Thursday, July 25th,
 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course will serve as an introduction to conducting effective walkthroughs to gain an understanding of the client's transaction processes as well as identify internal controls within each process. This course will review the procedures, questions to ask, and documentation requirements of walkthroughs. It will also include real-world examples of the red flags that may arise while executing a walkthrough. 

2024 Single Audit Update

Thursday, July 25th,
 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course will start with a review of the impact of the 2024 Compliance Supplement on Single Audits as well as the changes to the Uniform Guidance. We will also review common audit deficiencies found in Single Audits.

K2's 2024 Time to Advance Automation - Strategies and Tools for Efficiency

Thursday, July 25th,
 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Increasingly, automating business processes is a necessity. In this session, you will learn about real-world examples of automating business processes. Remember, the survival of your business might depend upon successful automation!

K2's 2024 What's Now, What's Next - Emerging Technologies

Thursday, July 25th,
 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Participate in this session to learn about key emerging technologies, including quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and selfsupervised learning.

K2's 2023 Case Studies in Fraud and Technology Controls- 4 Hrs

Thursday, July 25th,
 7:00pm - 10:36pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

Fraud continues to plague businesses at epidemic levels, and technology control failures are a big reason fraud occurs. Using a case study approach, in this session, you will learn about the pervasiveness of fraud, the control failures that contribute to fraud, and what you can do to mitigate fraud risk. A specific focus of this course is the application of information technology general controls and information technology application controls. In this course, you will examine numerous reported fraud cases and identify the general control and application control failures that contributed to each of these frauds. By learning through these real-world case studies, you will be better positioned to reduce fraud risk.  

2024 Common Deficiencies in SSARS Engagements

Thursday, July 25th,
 7:00pm - 10:41pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

Preparation, compilation and review engagements continue to be a hot topic for peer review despite SSARS 21 having been around for nearly a decade. This course will concentrate on the most common peer review findings with a focus on how to comply in an efficient but practical perspective. This course will discuss the root cause of noncompliance so that overall engagement quality increases.

Advanced Budgeting - Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Projections

Friday, July 26th,
 9:00am - 10:00am

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $55

Unless you expect your organization to be stable in the short, medium and long term, you need to understand how to create long-term balance sheet and cash flow projections. Growing organizations must know whether they will have the resources to execute their business plan. Struggling organizations need to know if they will have the cash to survive. This session will increase your organization's ability to see its future and increase the confidence that your CEO, Board and bank have in you. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Benford's Law and Other Digital Analysis Techniques

Friday, July 26th,
 9:00am - 10:38am

Online

1.80 Credits

Member Price: $79

Numbers and especially the digits within those numbers can conceal a lot of information.  Benford's Law and other digital analysis techniques can be the keys to unlocking that information.  This session will explain what Benford's Law is, how it works, and how it can be used to reveal bogus information and made-up data.  Accountants and auditors should understand how to use this valuable audit tool as well as other digital analysis techniques.  But, if you attend this session, you must promise not to reveal the secret behind these techniques to any fraud perpetrators.

2024 Nonprofit Taxation Rules and Form 990

Friday, July 26th,
 9:00am - 10:50am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course explores the latest tax provisions impacting non-profit entities, including charities, hospitals, and universities, with a focus on common issues CPAs may face when completing their clients Form 990. **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.  

Common Financial Statement Disclosures

Friday, July 26th,
 9:00am - 11:00am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Financial statement disclosures are important to provide the information necessary for financial statement users to make economic decisions. Disclosures further explain and clarify information provided in the basic financial statements, but also provide critical information about subsequent events, litigation risk, and other concerns. This course focuses on the most common financial statement disclosures for small- or medium-sized nonpublic entities. 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 Taxation of Partnership Distributions and Sales of Partnership Interests

Friday, July 26th,
 9:00am - 12:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $159

This program focuses on two parts of Subchapter K, partnership distributions and sales of partnership interests - topics that tax practitioners are often asked about by clients. Tax practitioners are called upon to advise both the partnership which makes distributions and the partners receiving the distributions regarding the tax consequences of these transactions. Additionally, tax practitioners will be deeply involved in decisions regarding the sale and purchase of a partnership interest. These topics are thoroughly covered in this program. The presenters also discuss several types of partnership distributions and the tax rules relating to them, as well as analyze the tax rules relating to the sale of a partnership interest. Tax practitioners will be given an in-depth analysis of these complex topics, so that they can effectively answer their clients' questions.

Surgent's The Most Critical Challenges in Governmental Accounting Today

Friday, July 26th,
 9:00am - 12:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $159

With the constant churning of governmental accounting standards, now is the time to know more than just what the standards say; we need to know what they mean and how they will affect governmental entities. This course is designed to do just that! The course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 15 focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of the most critical challenges in governmental accounting today.

Small Business Risk Avoidance

Friday, July 26th,
 9:00am - 12:46pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

Enterprise Risk Management for SMEs