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Level V: Advanced Management and Leadership Essentials

Tuesday, June 25th,
 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $129

This 2-hour mini course is from our Level V course, which highlights leadership skills and situations that are common for managers and senior managers in CPA firms. Participants will be encouraged to examine and challenge their beliefs and approaches to managing and leading people. Leading Others - Coaching & Developing Staff - prioritizing the coaching and development of staff in a post-pandemic work environment, including delegation for development, effective feedback, and managing virtual employees. Building Leadership Communication Skills - strategies to influence and lead others through effective communication in both individual and group settings. Helping the Firm Grow - the three levels of helping the firm grow and how to involve the entire team in expanding services to existing clients and generating referrals to new clients. All of AHI's courses rely heavily on participant interaction and these virtual programs have co-opted many of Zoom's features to preserve the same strengths of the in-person training: visual interaction between the instructor and all participants (plan to be "on screen" throughout the program); breakout rooms to ensure small group engagement; and instructor interaction screen share for small group presentations, easy delivery of video presentations, and fillable PDF for online note-taking in the course materials.

K2's Emerging Technologies for Accountants, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Tuesday, June 25th,
 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $160

Unlike technologies we use every day, many currently emerging technologies can change how we work in the future. This session covers various technologies nearing mainstream adoption and helps you understand what they do, how they work, and some of the potential risks and rewards they offer. Attend this course and learn the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, as well as some of the uses, benefits, risks, and threats these innovative yet disruptive platforms pose to legacy businesses.

AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct and Connecticut Ethics

Wednesday, June 26th,
 8:45am - 12:15pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $160

This session will explore all areas of the Code of Professional Conduct (The Code) with special emphasis on Connecticut State Laws and Regulations.  It includes those applicable to CPAs in both public practice and industry.  The course is continually updated to provide the latest guidance on commonly encountered topics and new interpretations. 

2024 FASB and AICPA Update

Wednesday, June 26th,
 8:45am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

For over 30 years, the FASB and AICPA Update has been the most popular course among all of our seminars. This course is a must to keep professionals on top of the continuing changes in the accounting profession. Whether these changes are in accounting technical standards or professional standards, the course authors will provide practical guidance including standards' review and implementation guidance where appropriate.

Summary and Analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Wednesday, June 26th,
 9:00am - 10:40am

Online

2.00 Credits

In late 2022, Congress enacted the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), which provided many significant tax law changes tax practitioners should be knowledgeable about. This program will cover the tax legislation embodied in the IRA in detail so that those attending can properly advise their clients on if and how these various tax changes impact their individual and business planning.

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K2's Paperless Office

Wednesday, June 26th,
 10:00am - 5:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Would you like to find important documents in 10 seconds or less? Would you like to ensure your digital information is safe and secure? Would you like to improve workflow efficiency? Of course, you would, and with some planning and guidance, you will realize these and other benefits of a paperless office. Naturally, no one expects a fully "paperless" office, but reducing the amount of paper we shuffle can offer tremendous rewards. This course will teach you the best practices and proven processes for effective document management. Participating in this program will teach you how to implement simple, inexpensive document management systems at an individual, workgroup, or small business level. You will also learn about sophisticated and comprehensive document management systems appropriate for larger offices and organizations, including systems with automated workflow processing. Your instructor will guide you through issues such as digitizing paper files, exporting and importing data from specialized applications into a document management system, essential hardware and software considerations, and the policies necessary to facilitate a successful office. Upon completing this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of your options and a clear direction for implementing your version of the Paperless Office.

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Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference (IN-PERSON)

Thursday, June 27th,
 8:20am - 4:15pm

Rocky Hill

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

*IMPORTANT:  This is the IN-PERSON option for the Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference While we are planning for all speakers to attend in person, due to the uncertainty of today’s environment and varying company policies, some speakers may need to appear via livestream if circumstances necessitate it. This CTCPA conference is designed to update practitioners on new developments in the nonprofit arena.

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Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, June 27th,
 8:20am - 4:15pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

*IMPORTANT:  This is the VIRTUAL option for the Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference While we are planning for all speakers to attend in person, due to the uncertainty of today’s environment and varying company policies, some speakers may need to appear via livestream if circumstances necessitate it. This CTCPA conference is designed to update practitioners on new developments in the nonprofit arena.

Estate Planning for 2024 and Beyond

Thursday, June 27th,
 8:45am - 4:15pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Estate planning continues to evolve, and staying informed about the latest trends and strategies is crucial for professionals in the field. This forward-looking course delves into the intricacies of estate planning, with a specific focus on the year 2024 and beyond. Participants will explore cutting-edge techniques, emerging legal considerations, and industry developments to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to create effective estate plans that withstand the test of time and safeguard their clients' legacies.

Update on the SECURE 2.0 Act

Thursday, June 27th,
 9:00am - 10:40am

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $79

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the SECURE 2.0 Act, which is part of a much larger legislative package entitled the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The principal focus of the Act is to expand retirement coverage and increase retirement savings. As such, the Act has many important changes relating to IRAs and qualified plans. This long-awaited new legislation alters the landscape of retirement planning for taxpayers of all ages, and there are changes taking immediate effect in January 2023. Make sure you are up-to-date with the latest information available in order to effectively advise your clients on these important changes. In addition, this guidance will be of particular relevance to practitioners' own retirement planning.

K2's Ethics and Technology

Thursday, June 27th,
 10:00am - 1:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

With the explosion of technology over the past thirty years, one fair question is, "what are the ethical considerations and impacts related to this technology?" Of course, practical technology issues such as data privacy and security undoubtedly carry ethical considerations. However, technology also affects the ethics associated with work-life balance, the digital divide, training needs, copyrights, and fraud, to name a few. This course will teach you about "technoethics" and its implications for individuals and organizations. To that end, you will explore many current and emerging issues associated with ethics and technology, such as copyrights, cybercrimes, privacy versus security, and geo-tracking technologies. Given the profound implications of ethics and technology, this could be the most impactful session you will ever attend.

Accounting Data Analytics

Thursday, June 27th,
 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $99

This 2-hour mini course introduces how data analytics can be used to improve engagement quality and efficiency. Participants explore the use of data analytics to assess risk, support financial statement assertions, assess internal controls and uncover fraud. Apply the ADA IDEASc approach to using data analytics on engagements to ensure compliance with audit and review standards and to provide value-added services to clients. All of AHI's courses rely heavily on participant interaction and these virtual programs have co-opted many of Zoom's features to preserve the same strengths of the in-person training: visual interaction between the instructor and all participants (plan to be "on screen" throughout the program); breakout rooms to ensure small group engagement; and instructor interaction screen share for small group presentations, easy delivery of video presentations, and fillable PDF for online note-taking in the course materials.

K2's Mastering Advanced Excel Functions

Thursday, June 27th,
 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

With approximately 500 functions now available in Excel, some newer and more powerful tools are easy to overlook. But, if you do that, your productivity will suffer. In this session, you will learn how to take advantage of many of Excel's more advanced features - some new and some legacy - to elevate your productivity to higher levels. In this session, you will learn about many of Excel's newer tools, including XLOOKUP, SUMIFS, SWITCH, and STOCKHISTORY. Also included in this session are discussions of advanced financial functions, such as IPMT and PPMT, and how to retrieve summarized data easily using GETPIVOTDATA and CUBEVALUE. Additionally, you will learn how to make sophisticated calculations easier with Dynamic Array formulas, harness the AGGREGATE function's power, and create more accurate forecasts with Excel's FORECAST.ETS function. No matter your experience working with Excel, participating in this course will help you work more efficiently and effectively in Excel.

K2's Technology for CPAs - Don't Get Left Behind

Friday, June 28th,
 10:00am - 5:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

How good are you with the technology you use daily? Are new technology tools available to save time and make you more effective? Technology continues to accelerate rapidly, and keeping pace is essential. This course is for you if you are not an information technology (IT) expert but need a technology update to maintain and improve your skills to serve your companies or clients more efficiently and effectively! In this fast-paced, update-style course, you will survey today's IT environment, learning about computer hardware, software (including Microsoft Office), operating systems (including Windows 11), peripheral devices, and what they mean for you. You will also learn about significant trends in information technology and how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by these trends. Examples include the latest Excel features, best practices for working with PDF files, and security and privacy issues. Additionally, you will learn how to improve the overall performance of your IT investment, thereby increasing your return on investment. Throughout this program, you will learn from real-time demonstrations of practical applications of the latest tools, which can provide you with the knowledge you need to harness the power of technology, both now and in the future. So register now for this "don't miss" opportunity to get the skills required to enhance the value of your IT investment.

Level I: Basic Staff Training

Monday, July 15th, 10:00am - Thursday, July 18th, 4:00pm

Online

24.00 Credits

Member Price: $830

Part one of a five-course series, Level I addresses common issues new staff members face. Learn to focus on strategies to improve efficiency and quality control, build technical skills, and make valuable contributions to a company. We will dive into the fundamentals: workpaper techniques, analytical procedures, compilation and review services, tax recognition and research techniques, understanding audit objectives, and auditing and reviewing selected accounts.

K2's Microsoft 365/Office 365 - All the Things You Need to Know

Tuesday, July 16th,
 10:00am - 5:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Microsoft 365/Office 365 continues to grow and evolve, yet most utilize only a fraction of the tools available in their subscription. For example, powerful resources such as SharePoint Online and audio and video conferencing can change how your organization communicates and collaborates. In contrast, more personal apps such as Teams, Planner, Flow, and Sway allow individuals to work more efficiently and effectively in virtually all facets of their jobs. Further, security enhancements to Office 365 mean that your organization can take advantage of all these features in a highly secure environment. Isn't it time you learned how to move beyond the traditional Microsoft 365/Office 365 applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook and unleash all your subscription offers? Join us in this fast-paced and highly interactive seminar where you will learn what you need to know to succeed with Microsoft 365/Office 365.

K2's Small Business Internal Controls, Security, and Fraud Prevention and Detection

Wednesday, July 17th,
 10:00am - 5:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Internal controls are more important than ever, and their importance increases daily. However, internal controls present a challenge for many smaller organizations. This program will teach you how to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective internal control structure in a small business environment. You will identify how to assess risk in smaller organizations and implement preventive, detective, deterrent, and compensating controls to mitigate these risks, even without proper segregation of duties. Additionally, participating in this program will teach you technology-focused techniques for preventing and detecting fraud and securing information systems and sensitive data. For small organizations, maintaining an effective system of internal controls presents a significant challenge. Realistically, implementing many theoretical concepts surrounding internal controls may sometimes be impossible. Consequently, many internal control structures foster an environment where too much risk exists. This factor and uncontrolled information systems can often lead to disastrous results. Participate in this program to learn the necessary insights and tools to design, implement, and monitor small organizations' internal controls, security, and anti-fraud measures.

K2's Excel Charting and Visualizations

Thursday, July 18th,
 10:00am - 1:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

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 Best Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint Features

Thursday, July 18th,
 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

Most professionals routinely use Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, but many are self-taught and, as a result, have not used many of the best features of these three applications. Consequently, they often use "brute force," inefficient means when working with these three components of Microsoft Office. If that describes you, carve time out of your schedule to participate in this four-hour session. In it, you will learn how to work much more efficiently when using these tools to get better results in less time.

AI and Data Analytics for Auditing - The Big Picture

Tuesday, July 23rd,
 11:00am - 1:00pm

Online

2.00 Credits

Member Price: $99

This course is designed for firm partners and managers to explore ways to incorporate data analytics and related technologies in their audit practices. Participants explore how small and mid-size firms are using these tools to improve engagement efficiency and quality while providing opportunities for value-added services to clients. All of AHI's courses rely heavily on participant interaction and these virtual programs have co-opted many of Zoom's features to preserve the same strengths of the in-person training: visual interaction between the instructor and all participants (plan to be "on screen" throughout the program); breakout rooms to ensure small group engagement; and instructor interaction screen share for small group presentations, easy delivery of video presentations, and fillable PDF for online note-taking in the course materials.