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Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors

Monday, April 15th,
 9:00am - 5:00pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $239

This course will start with the Accounting Standard Updates effective in 2023 for public entities, private entities, and nonprofits. We'll also review major changes to common control lease arrangements issued early in 2023. We'll then switch our attention to the items coming down the pike, including a look at the projects identified by the FASB's Invitation to Comment: Agenda Consultation. Then we will switch gears, switching to the audit side of the house. We'll review the impact of the changes to auditing estimates, risk assessment, noncompliance with laws and regulations (NOCLAR), as well as the changes coming down the pike for quality management. This course will keep auditors up to date on the work of the ASB. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

IRS Tax Liens and Tax Levies

Monday, April 15th,
 9:30am - 11:30am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

This program explains the mechanics of the IRS enforcement tools, when each is utilized and what practitioners can do to assist their client's either avoid enforced collection or get relief when action is taken. The program will cover how to have tax levies released, discharging and subordinating tax liens, and explain nominee liens and transferee liability. 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 Choosing Your Mid-Market Accounting Solution

Monday, April 15th,
 10:00am - 10:59am

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

Many businesses are being held back by legacy solutions. The old way of doing things just doesn’t work anymore. Instead, Software as a Service (SaaS) has transformed many mid-market companies. In this new world of cloud-based, workflow-enabled, data-centric, and connected solutions, you can solve existing and future business problems in new ways without being bogged down by paper-centric environments. This session covers integrated and ERP solutions that should work for businesses in the $10 Million to $1 Billion range. If your existing system has been in place for seven or more years, it is time to consider upgrading or replacing it. Leverage your instructor’s knowledge of the market to minimize your risk.

Fiduciary Accounting for Estates and Trusts

Monday, April 15th,
 10:00am - 11:47am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Financial accounting for trusts and estates is one of the least understood branches of accounting. It is not particularly concerned with recording income and expenses but is obsessed with determining whether receipts and expenditures are assigned to income or principal/corpus. This course will dive into this tricky area and provide a reporting guide for fiduciary accounting.

Introduction to Governmental Accounting

Monday, April 15th,
 10:00am - 11:53am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Governmental accounting is very unique. This course will introduce the financial reporting basics for governments, including fund accounting and the modified accrual basis of accounting. Attendees will analyze the layouts of the fund financial statements as well as the government-wide financial statements. The course will also cover the concept of component units, Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A), and the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

Hold Your Horses! How Landmark Fraud May Have Been Avoided

Monday, April 15th,
 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

What can we learn from one of the largest municipal frauds in U.S. history? Rita Crundwell stole nearly $54 million from the citizens of Dixon, Illinois over the course of two decades. This course examines circumstances that allowed this landmark fraud to occur. We will explore internal control deficiencies and other circumstances that hindered prevention or timely detection of Rita's scheme. 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 The CMA's Guide to Project Management

Monday, April 15th,
 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $99

A significant number of projects fail to achieve their initial goals and/or are not completed within budget and their original timetable. As a team member, a CMA has a unique skill set and experiences to assist in project management. In addition to their analytical training and knowledge of budgets and controls, they typically have ongoing contacts with other professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Familiar analytical tools/techniques can be applied to managing projects. This brief program is designed to aid both experienced and less experienced participants in increasing their knowledge of, and comfort with, the steps and skills needed for success.

Meet Me At The Intersection Of Fraud And Ethics

Monday, April 15th,
 10:00am - 1:47pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This course initially explores actual fraud circumstances through the lens of potential prevention. We will examine how selected frauds were accomplished and consider what internal controls may have prevented fraudsters from achieving their nefarious acts. Then we will switch gears to an interactive, case-based discussion that asks participants to reach their own conclusions by analyzing facts in concert with the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other sources of ethical guidance. This course ultimately provides practical, action-oriented insight that can be implemented by accounting professionals in both public practice and industry.

Compilation, Preparation and Review Basics and Peer Reviews

Monday, April 15th,
 10:30am - 12:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Cover the basic requirements for performing preparation, compilation, and review engagements under Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS), including the new SSARS No. 25, Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements and Adverse Conclusions. Review common issues found on SSARS engagements in connection with peer reviews and the impact of various findings on the results of a peer review. Identify key issues to consider during SSARS engagements, and determine how to incorporate quality control recommendations and tips for performing high-quality SSARS engagements. 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 Implementing Data Loss Prevention For Better Security And Privacy

Monday, April 15th,
 11:00am - 11:59am

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $39

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a means of creating and enforcing security policies in an organization. For example, you can create DLP rules that programmatically block all outbound email messages containing Social Security or credit card numbers. Unfortunately, most business professionals have yet to discover DLP and how it improves security. In this session, you will learn the fundamentals of DLP and, through demonstrations, see how you can use DLP to enhance organizational security. You do not want to miss this chance to learn how to take advantage of one of the most innovative security options available to you!

Monthly Federal Tax Updates - April 2024

Monday, April 15th,
 11:00am - 1:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Seismic changes in tax legislation is currently taking place, and the well-informed tax practitioner will want to attend this two hour monthly program in order to stay abreast of these developments! Approximately one-half of the program is devoted to individual tax issues, and the remaining time is spend on business entity taxation, IRS procedure, tax legislation and other issues. Due to the changing nature of the topic, learning objectives, course descriptions and program content will vary and will be provided in more specificity closer to presentation time. This course provides a concise look at the hottest topics affecting every tax practitioner. The first presentation of this course each month will be delivered live. Subsequent presentations during the month will be a rebroadcast of the live presentation.

ChatGPT and the ELI5 Approach for Accounting Professionals

Monday, April 15th,
 11:30am - 1:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5) approach and its application in the accounting profession using ChatGPT, an advanced language model. Discover how to simplify complex financial information and tax regulations using this innovative approach. Explore how practitioners can effectively communicate intricate topics to their clients to add value and build trust. You'll walk away with a foundational understanding of the ELI5 approach and how to use ChatGPT to improve your communication strategies. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Vexing Issues Facing Not-for-Profit Accountants

Monday, April 15th,
 11:30am - 1:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Accounting standards affecting not-for-profit (NPF) organizations have become increasingly complex, and, as a result, a great deal of confusing exists as to how to properly account for certain transactions unique to these organizations. This course will clarify proper accounting and reporting for these troubling areas. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Cyber Attacks Through Impersonation

Monday, April 15th,
 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

1.00 Credits

Member Price: $55

This course describes how cyber attacks through impersonation are conducted. It also provides practical advice and recommended security controls to implement, reducing the likelihood and impact of an impersonation cyber attack. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Business Tax Update for Industry

Monday, April 15th,
 12:00pm - 1:47pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course focuses on the key federal tax issues affecting businesses from the internal accountant's point of view, with a focus on recent tax legislation and developments.  Planning alternatives and the potential risks associated with those strategies will also be discussed.    **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.

Introduction to Not-for-Profit Accounting

Monday, April 15th,
 12:00pm - 1:52pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

Nonprofits face unique accounting challenges. This course will introduce attendees to the financial statements and unique accounting principles applicable to not-for-profit organizations. Specifically, we will focus on the typical transactions and account balances unique to NFPs, including net assets, agency transactions, contributions, endowments, and programmatic investments.

Your Front-Row Ticket to the 2023 Accounting & Auditing Season

Monday, April 15th,
 12:00pm - 3:40pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This course highlights significant updates that affect financial reporting and related attestation services. We will explore novel FASB pronouncements while examining the enduring impact of lease accounting and revenue recognition standards. This course will provide reminders regarding both GAAP and non-GAAP financial reporting alternatives for closely held entities. We will also explore selected guidance regarding audit, review, and compilation engagements.

Microsoft Teams Features Every User Should Know

Monday, April 15th,
 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

Microsoft Teams is one of the most widely used applications for communications, collaboration and knowledge sharing in business today. Most users are unaware of many time saving features available to help you manage your conversations, files and related content on a daily basis. John Higgins, a strategic advisor to the profession on Microsoft 365, will teach you how to leverage all the functionality Teams has to offer to compose, organize and retrieve your conversations, files and related content for maximum effectiveness. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Section 199A Deduction: Rules & Forms Reporting

Monday, April 15th,
 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $89

This program addresses the Section 199A deduction for flow-through entity income, including a review of the major provisions, forms reporting, and recent developments. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Program Services & Governance: Form 990 Parts III & VI

Monday, April 15th,
 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Online

2.50 Credits

Member Price: $89

Session 6 of Borenstein's Form 990 Foundational Series: The Form 990 Parts addressed in this session are two `legs' of the 990's non-financial disclosure-driven three-legged stool. Stakeholders, donors, competitors, and naysayers use both the Program Service Accomplishments Part's disclosures and the filer's responses to Part VI's "Governance" inquiries to assess the organization's credibility and have a sense of management's capacity. Part III not only details Program Services' output with great specificity, but also updates the Form's readers both as to the filer's largest arenas of activities and how conducted activities have changed. And Part VI, the infamous "Governance Part," provides information as to the composition of those "legally in charge," as well as how both the Board of Directors/Trustees and its delegated officials employ policies in favor of maintaining internal controls. Preparers need to appreciate the importance of these two key parts and ensure that filers put their "best foot forward" properly here. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.