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2024 FASB and AICPA Update

Thursday, November 14th,
 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.

Select Estate and Life Planning Issues for the Middle-Income Client

Thursday, November 14th,
 9:00am - 12:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

Clients think that estate planning only applies to the very rich. In truth, there are many issues of critical concern for which the middle-income client needs to plan. This course is a must-attend for all Accounting and Financial Professionals who work with middle-income clients and are looking for ways to provide additional quality services. Updated for developments relative to estate tax changes.

Accounting and Auditing Update for Small Businesses

Thursday, November 14th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Designed specifically for practitioners providing accounting and auditing services to small businesses, this course offers critical updates on recent developments in accounting, auditing, compilation, preparation, and review standards, as well as other professional guidance affecting small businesses and their auditors. The materials provided include practical applications of the topics covered, enhancing your ability to understand and apply the standards to real-life scenarios. Given the rapid pace of regulatory changes in today's landscape, it is imperative to stay abreast of the current issues shaping the profession.

Predicting the Future: 21st Century Budgets and Projections

Friday, November 15th,
 8:30am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

We all make predictions in our personal and professional lives. We base our decisions to marry, buy a house, launch a new product or hire staff on expectations about the future. How can we use best practices and current research to improve our ability to predict the future? We will examine current best practices in forecasting to help us prepare better budgets and projections. We will also examine budgeting pitfalls and ways to avoid budget traps. We will discuss the risks that cause actual results to vary from our predictions and discuss methods to deal with both known and unknown risks.

Employer's Handbook: Legal, Tax, and Health Care Issues

Friday, November 15th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

The employer-employee relationship strains both sides in uncertain times, and businesses need CPAs, controllers, and other advisors to provide understanding of the complex legal, tax, and health care issues associated with all aspects of employment. This course provides in-depth coverage of this critical area. It will be updated and supplemented throughout the year to cover breaking developments.

Required Minimum Distributions: Compliance and Planning

Friday, November 15th,
 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

Required minimum distributions (RMDs) from employer retirement plans and IRAs must be made or steep penalties will be incurred. Planning opportunities exist in certain situations to minimize distributions. Also, special rules exist for inherited retirement funds. Your clients depend on you to help them navigate the rules regarding required minimum distributions and the taxation of distributions. This course addresses compliance issues and planning opportunities regarding required minimum distributions.

Driving Corporate Performance: The CFO's Role in Developing Competitive Advantage

Monday, November 18th,
 8:30am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Successful companies implement strategies that use their resources efficiently. By focusing on doing one thing well, organizations can create a competitive advantage that provides superior performance. Learn to create a roadmap to successful performance by tying the organization's metrics to its strategy and driving results.

Reviewing Individual Tax Returns: What Are You Missing?

Monday, November 18th,
 9:00am - 12:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

The sheer mass of Internal Revenue Code provisions affecting individual taxpayers presents a considerable challenge for CPAs and tax professionals. These provisions combined with the potential for input error when utilizing the array of income tax software available, create the potential for a multitude of errors that can occur when preparing your client's tax return. Join us as we discuss the common mistakes practitioners make when preparing individual tax returns that are often missed by review staff. Refresh and hone your skills with interactive case studies that examine individual tax returns. Learn about issues that may warrant additional client information and about areas of tax law that require deeper analysis. This course follows a highly illustrative case study format to increase participant comprehension and retention.

The Best S Corporation, Limited Liability, and Partnership Update Course by Surgent

Monday, November 18th,
 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

This year practitioners need to keep abreast of tax changes affecting pass-through entities used by their business clients and employers, and this enlightening course delivers that information. You will learn invaluable strategies, techniques, innovative tax-planning concepts, income-generating ideas, and other planning opportunities available to S corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and LLPs. In addition, this course will discuss current trends and emerging issues, helping practitioners stay informed about relevant and significant topics that may impact their clients. Continually updated to reflect enacted legislation.

Reviewing S Corporation Tax Returns: What Are You Missing?

Monday, November 18th,
 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

The complexity of S corporation tax law creates a formidable challenge to the tax practitioner for accurate compliance and reporting of their client's S corporation activities. Join us as we discuss the common errors practitioners make on S corporation tax returns that are often missed by review staff. The intent is to sharpen skills for reviewers by examining case studies and discussing issues where additional information from the client may be warranted and areas of tax law where proper treatment requires additional analysis and information. Multiple issues will be discussed including income, deductions, K-1 reporting, and K-2 and K-3 reporting. This course follows a highly illustrative case study format to increase participant comprehension and retention.

K2's Working Remotely - The New Normal

Tuesday, November 19th,
 10:00am - 1:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

Many team members now work remotely, whether by choice or necessity. As a result, questions abound about remote access to desktops and data, security, communications, collaboration, and other considerations in this new normal. When implemented correctly, remote work strategies can be a "win-win" for all involved; however, failed implementations may lead to inefficiencies, security issues, and dissatisfied team members. This session will teach you today's best practices for working remotely. Specifically, you will learn about various remote access tools, communication and collaboration options, and security best practices. You will also learn about managing and monitoring workflows in remote work environments and tools you can use. After completing this session, you can implement a remote work strategy that yields efficiency, security, and satisfaction to all involved.

K2's Advanced QuickBooks Tips and Techniques

Tuesday, November 19th,
 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

The QuickBooks platform - including the desktop and online environments - is one of the leading accounting solutions for small and growing businesses. Further, Intuit has incorporated numerous advanced features and changes into the tools over the past few releases. This seminar will teach you how to use many new and advanced features in the desktop and online environments to help you solve critical issues. For example, you will learn advanced inventory management techniques, including changing the default costing methodology and implementing lot and serial number tracking. You will also learn how to build complete sets of financial statements in Excel that link in real-time to underlying QuickBooks data files and how to create multi-company financial statements. Additionally, you will learn how to use the Client Data Review feature to streamline how to identify and correct errors and close accounting periods in QuickBooks. Knowing how to take advantage of the advanced tools and features available can determine your level of success when working with QuickBooks. So, take advantage of this opportunity to learn about QuickBooks' "deep" features to maximize your effectiveness with QuickBooks.

International Taxation

Wednesday, November 20th,
 9:00am - 12:30pm

Online

4.00 Credits

Member Price: $140

Get a solid understanding of international tax terminology and regulations that apply to a U.S. entity involved in global operations, or for a foreign entity doing business in the U.S. Whether your organization or client is contemplating a global move or is already involved in international business, you need to know about the activities that create multijurisdictional tax exposure and the required tax reporting considerations. Course materials include the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), BEPS 2.0, and other projects and regulations.

K2's Excel Tips , Tricks, and Techniques for Accountants

Wednesday, November 20th,
 10:00am - 5:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Excel is the accountant's tool of choice for analyzing and reporting financial data, yet many use time-consuming and error-prone processes to complete everyday tasks. Regardless of your experience level, if you use Excel, you need this course to learn more efficient and effective ways to work with Excel. In this course, you will discover countless tips, tricks, and techniques to improve your general level of productivity, reduce the amount of time you spend on mundane tasks, such as formatting, and customize Excel for greater accuracy and efficiency. You will also learn valuable formula-building skills, best practices for linking Excel data from other worksheets and workbooks, and streamlining report generation and printing processes. Your K2 instructor will reinforce key learning points throughout the program with practical, real-world examples to improve your understanding and comprehension of the topics presented. This highly acclaimed course draws on over twenty-five years of experience delivering spreadsheet training to accounting and financial professionals, assuring you of the relevance and usefulness of the information and guidance provided during the program.

Accounting Data Analytics

Wednesday, November 20th,
 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.

Level II: Semi-Senior Staff Training

Thursday, November 21st, 8:45am - Friday, November 22nd, 4:30pm

Online

16.00 Credits

Member Price: $560

Advance your skills to propel your career. This course, the second in a five-course series, provides the guidance needed to handle small engagements and to complete small audits, reviews and compilations with minimal supervision. Gain knowledge to improve your skills to perform more complex analytical procedures, as well as drafting financial statements and footnotes.

K2's Advanced Excel

Thursday, November 21st,
 10:00am - 5:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

If you are an experienced Excel user seeking to elevate your skills, join the K2 team for K2's Advanced Excel. In this laptop-friendly program, you will learn critical advanced Excel skills in six key areas: 1) collaborating with other users and securing workbooks, 2) using tables to analyze and report data, 3) integrating and manipulating data from external sources, 4) creating and auditing complex formulas, 5) advanced data analysis tools, and 6) visualization techniques to analyze and communicate information. The course draws from over twenty-five years of experience delivering Excel training to accountants and other business professionals. Throughout the program, relevant, real-world examples reinforce the topics presented. Take advantage of this opportunity to become more efficient and proficient in Microsoft Office Excel, the tool of choice for accounting and financial professionals. This course covers advanced Excel topics found in Excel 2019 and newer.

CFO Series: The Effective CFO

Monday, November 25th,
 8:30am - 4:30pm

Online

8.00 Credits

Member Price: $274

Whether you are a seasoned CFO or a staff professional, you want to enhance your skills and become more effective. We will discuss methods to improve, including getting the most from the sales function, how CFOs can (and should) deliver much more value, new skills to develop and how to find the time to do this. We will also review the value of sustainability, ESG reporting and measurement.

AI and Data Analytics for Auditing - The Big Picture

Tuesday, November 26th,
 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.

Level V: Advanced Management and Leadership Essentials

Tuesday, November 26th,
 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.