CPE Online Courses

Online CPE courses from MasterCPE are fast, convenient and affordable. Choose below from a wide selection of CPA continuing education courses to quickly complete your CPE requirements. A range of topics are available, and once you select an online course, you can study anytime, anywhere. CPE courses are downloadable PDF files that you can view on your computer or print. All grading is done online, and certificates are accessible as soon as you successfully complete a CPE course. Select CPE courses by subject, hours or price, and easily finish your CPE today!

Accounting and Auditing

Course Name CPE Price Profession Select
This course covers what everything business people and managers need to know about accounting and finance. It is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial and accounting knowledge but has not had formal training in finance or accounting-perhaps a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. The entrepreneur or sole proprietor also needs this knowledge; he or she may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting that can be applied, regardless of the firm size, in the real world. It gives nonfinancial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in finance.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 15.0

15.0 $ 93.95 CPA Buy
A company's financial statements sometimes report significantly different results from year to year. This may be due to changes in economic circumstances, but it may also be due to changes in accounting methods or corrections of errors in recording past transactions. Changing the accounting method used can have dramatic impact on a company's financial statements. This course covers the accounting, reporting, and disclosures associated with changes in accounting principles (method), estimates, and reporting entities as stipulated in ASC 250-10-05, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections: Overall.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
A derivative is a financial instrument or other contract that derives its value from the movement of prices, interest rates, or exchange rates associated with an underlying item. Uncertainty about the future fair value of assets and liabilities or about future cash flows exposes firms to risk. One way to manage the risk associated with fair value and cash flow fluctuations is through the use of derivatives. This course addresses the accounting and disclosure requirements related to derivative financial instruments (derivatives). Also addressed are selected disclosure requirements for other financial instruments, primarily those related to fair value and concentrations of credit risk.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.5

2.5 $ 24.95 CPA Buy
Earnings per share (EPS) is a popular and useful summary measure of a company's profit performance. It tells you how much profit (or loss) each share of common stock has earned after adjustments for potential dilution from options, warrants, and convertible securities are factored in. This course covers the computation, reporting, presentation, and disclosures associated with earnings per share.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
This course discusses the process of translating financial statements from foreign currency into U.S. dollars. It covers a range of topics for the accounting and reporting of foreign currency transactions as prescribed by ASC 830, Foreign Currency Matters, and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging. For instance, forward contracts may be entered into for hedging or speculative purposes. A sale or liquidation of an investment in a foreign entity may occur. Foreign currency dealings may create a tax impact. Finally, footnote disclosures are discussed so readers can properly appraise a company's exposure in overseas operations to variability in foreign exchange rates.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
Corporations must file income tax return following the guidelines developed by the IRS. Since GAAP and tax regulations differ in a number of ways, so frequently do pretax financial income and taxable income. In consequence, the amount that a company reports as tax expense will differ from the amount of taxes payable to the IRS. This course covers the basic guidelines that companies must follow in reporting income taxes and the disclosure requirement associated with deferred taxes, reviewing some of the concepts and items discussed in ASC 740, Income Taxes.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.5

2.5 $ 24.95 CPA Buy
Companies have different motivations for investing in securities issued by other companies. One motivation is to earn a high rate of return. Another motivation for investing (in equity securities) is to secure certain operating or financing arrangements with another company. This course addresses the accounting for debt and equity investments and disclosure requirements. To provide useful information, companies account for investments based on the type of security (debt or equity) and their intent with respect to the investment. The course organizes the study of investments by type of security. Within each section, it explains how the accounting for investments in debt and equity securities varies according to management intent.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842), which will replace the prior lease guidance in 2019 by providing new requirements of financial accounting and reporting for lessees and lessors. This new standard represents the first comprehensive overhaul of lease accounting since FAS 13 was issued in 1976. The new guidance will affect entities across all industries because most companies enter into contracts that contain leases to support their business operations. Lessees will likely see the most significant changes as they are required to recognize substantially all leases on their balance sheets with a corresponding right-of-use asset. While lessor accounting remains similar to previous guidance in most respects, there are some important changes. For example, certain principles of the lessor model are updated to align with changes to the lessee model and the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606). The new lease guidance introduces significant changes to lease accounting, such as lessees' recognition of lease assets and liabilities, an exception for short-term leases, elimination of leveraged leases, new criteria for reporting sale leaseback transactions, increased use of judgment, and expansive disclosures. Moreover, entities are required to use a modified retrospective approach to reflect the effect of the new guidance in the earliest year presented in the financial statements. As a result, implementation of ASC 842 could have significant impact on companies' financial operations - from general accounting and financial reporting, treasury, IT systems, tax, budgeting to forecasting functions. The change in lease standard presents both a challenge and an opportunity to enhance internal control and optimize the lease accounting and administration processes. To minimize disruptive missteps and costly noncompliance, entities need to take a timely and thorough approach. This course is designed to help you navigate the complexities of this standard, identify the implications of it, and prepare for transition and implementation. It provides a working knowledge of the fundamentals of lease standard that can be applied, regardless of the company size, in the real world.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 7.0

7.0 $ 54.95 CPA Buy
A primer on the basic theoretical concepts and the practical procedures of financial record keeping and reporting, and the use of financial and cost data in managerial decision making. It provides an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting that can be put to practical application in day-to-day jobs of managers. It also concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communication. Topics include accounting principles and reporting trends, accounting conventions and systems, interpretation and analysis of financial statements; cast flow statement; break-even analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); responsibility accounting; budget for profit planning; short-term and long-term investment decision making. A list of computer software for accounting, ABC, and budgeting is presented.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
The pension fund is a separate legal and accounting entity. Although a company is not required to have a pension plan, if it does it must follow financial accounting standards and government accounting and presentation dictates. The major types of pension plans are defined contribution and defined benefit. The course presents reporting by a trustee for the plan, including the requirements surrounding pension plan financial statements. The accounting for settlements, curtailments, and terminations is presented. Postretirement benefit plans other than pensions are also discussed. Finally, the accounting and reporting for postemployment benefits are presented.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA Buy
The purpose of this course is to review the changes made to lease accounting by ASU 2016-02, Leases, and to establish the principles that lessees and lessors shall apply to report useful information to users of financial statements about the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from a lease. Topics include a review of the new rules for lessees and lessors, the types of leases, how to account for the balance sheet, income statement and cash flows statement impacts of different types of leases, the implementation requirements, and more.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today's busy accounting executive. The course is a working guide to help you quickly pinpoint in the complex world of business. - What to look for - What to do - What to watch out for - How to do it You'll find ratios, formulas, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help analyze and evaluate any business-related problem. Throughout, you'll find this course practical, quick, and useful. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 take you through accounting principles and guidelines for evaluating a company's financial health. You will have an increased understanding of various financial statements and their implications. You will be exposed to Corporate Responsibility Law, better known as the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. You'll learn techniques for analyzing another company's financial position should you wish to invest, extend credit, or compare. You will also learn how to improve a company's corporate profitability and shareholder value. We present internal managerial accounting applications to help you evaluate your own company's performance, profitability, marketing effectiveness, and budgeting process. You'll learn how to highlight problem areas with variance analysis. You will also learn some valuable new tools, such as activity-based costing (ABC), life-cycle costing, target costing, and corporate balanced scorecard. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 take a look at financial analysis tools, financial metrics, and financing methods for decision making. Through break-even and sensitivity analysis, you'll be able to move your company toward greater profits. For investment purposes, this part presents guidelines for evaluating proposals, whether they are short or long term, for profit potential and risk-return comparisons. You'll learn management and financing techniques to ensure the best possible strategies for maximizing and acquiring cash. Also covered are basic financial tenets of portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), and the Arbitrage Pricing Model (APM). Chapter 7 provides you with a deeper understanding of the financing of your company. A comparison of public versus private placement of securities is provided. You'll learn the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of long-term debt financing. In addition to the various types of debt instruments, the circumstances in which a particular type of debt is most appropriate are considered. The advantages and disadvantages of issuing preferred and common are discussed, along with the various circumstances in which either financing source is most suited. Stock rights are also described. Chapter 8 discusses how a forecast relates to financial planning. You'll learn the components of a forecasts and what it predicts. Various forecasting techniques with examples are identified to help you select the right method. Chapter 9 covers what every accounting professional should know about accounting information systems. The components of an accounting information system, the factors in selecting accounting software, the purpose of extensible business reporting language, and the concepts of web-based software packages are discussed. It also discusses how accounting professionals leverage technology to enable operational improvement and control costs (e.g. the Big Data, robotic process automation, and cloud computing).

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA Buy
Accounting is evolving. The accounting function has been transformed from information supplier to strategic contributor, and there is a growing pressure to deliver higher quality management data. Organizations now expect the accounting department to be a central resource for critical business information used in the decision-making process across the organization. Many leading accounting departments have implemented a robust infrastructure to address powerful external forces, such as globalization and increased regulation requirements, and to cope with the internal pressure from stakeholders. This course discusses the trends in the market, and will share meaningful insights, tips, techniques, and best practices that help the professionals take an innovative approach to reducing the closing cycle requirements. It can be used as a roadmap to build a modern and strategic financial close that meets regulatory requirements, manages the challenges of data quality, increases efficiency, improves transparency and delivers a competitive advantage.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA Buy
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes affecting accounting and financial reporting, as well as a review and recall of existing accounting standards. Topics include a summary of newly issued FASB statements, current and pending developments, practice issues, and more.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA Buy
Accounts payable is changing. Increased competition resulting from an emerging global market has underscored the intense need for attention on the accounts payable teams. The realm of accounts payable, no longer a simple invoice/payment processing center, is evolving. To move the Accounts Payable departments beyond a back-office operation to a contributor to the company's bottom line, accounts payable leaders must take a more strategic and holistic approach to a successful transformation. This course can be used by accounting professionals who are seeking to improve their operations and results. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 1) describe the accounts payable operations; from the workflow, accounting concepts to proper closing 2) recognize signs of potentially fraudulent behavior 3) implement controls to mitigate risk 3) prepare for the audit 4) identify trends and new methods 5) develop accounts payable analytics and performance metrics.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA Buy
Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements is designed for interested parties who must understand how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements. This course describes in clear, concise, and understandable language the intricacies of financial statements, and their use by investors, creditors, analysts, and other interested parties. This course can enhance your chance for success in business and investing; by enabling you to profit from the knowledge, insights, and perceptions of professionals who use financial statement analysis tools and techniques on a day-to-day basis. Realistic examples and illustrations of financial statement analysis are widely used in this course to make the subject matter crystal clear. That is the major objective of this course. This course explains the objectives of financial statements in a meaningful manner. The accounting principles used in compiling financial statements and the qualitative characteristics of data appearing on financial statements are relevantly and reliably described.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 10.0

10.0 $ 69.95 CPA Buy
This course focuses on an analysis of the corporate annual report. It help you interpret and understand its components, including the financial statements, footnotes, review of operations, auditor's report, supplementary schedules, management discussion and analysis (MD&A), and Management's Report On Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. It touches upon how the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 reporting differs from traditional reporting. The course also teaches you how to perform financial ratio and cash flow analyses.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA Buy
Analyzing Cost Data for Management covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who need hand-on knowledge and tools in processing, developing, and analyzing financial, cost, and business data for managerial use. Topics include strategic cost management, analysis of costs; break-even and contribution analysis; cost behavior analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); responsibility accounting and corporate balanced scorecard (CBS); budget for profit planning; short-term decisions; capital budgeting.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 10.0

10.0 $ 69.95 CPA Buy
The level of public confidence in the auditor's work is related to the credibility of the auditor. This course focuses on the principles of independence, audit risk, and audit documentation that establish a foundation for the credibility of an auditors' work. It emphasizes the importance of the audit independence, values of auditor's assessment and response to risk, and the significance of sufficient audit documentation. Competence also significantly influences on audit credibility. One way to maintain competence is through understanding the auditing standards, especially the latest developments. To inform auditors of significant changes affecting audit engagements, this course reviews: - Rule 3210 and 3211 that improve transparency of audits by requiring disclosure of certain audit participants - PCAOB's new organizational structure that improves the usability of the auditing standards - SAS 130, part of the Attestation Clarity Project, providing guidance for integrated audits - SAS 131, addressing the reporting requirements of GAAS and PCAOB - Highlights of AICPA's Cybersecurity Risk Management Reporting Framework - Highlights the Yellow Book such as overall 2011 revision, applicability, and relationship with other standards

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
The objective of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes made to the compilation and review standards by the AICPA's Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC), and to address practice issues related to compilation and review engagements. Section I of this course consists of an overview of SSARS No. 21, as amended by SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services- 2016. The course addresses the three types of engagements that can be performed under the SSARSs: a preparation of financial statements engagement, a compilation engagement, and a review engagement. The course also discusses SSARS No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information. Section II consists of practice issues in compilation and review engagements. Topics include a discussion of an accountant's responsibility for fraud, internal control and going concern, representation letters for review engagements, personal financial statements, tax-basis financial statements, legends on financial statements, accountant's liability in compilation and review engagements, saving time in engagements, and more. The focus of the course is to identify, recognize and recall the rules pertaining to various pronouncements, including those related to recent developments. (Note: 8 CPE are related to SSARS 21 and 23.)

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 20.0

20.0 $ 109.95 CPA Buy
This course explains the significant changes made to auditing standards by the Auditing Standards Board's Clarity Project that resulted in the issuance of SAS Nos. 122-133. The course is written in a format that provides an overview by allowing the reader to review, recall and identify key provisions within auditing standards.

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
The purpose of this course is to review, recall and identify the changes that SSAE No. 10, Attestation Standards: Revision and Recodification, made to the Attestation Standards. Additionally, the overall theme of special reporting issues, including guidance found in AU-C Section 800: Special Considerations- Audits of Financial Statements Prepared in Accordance With Special Purpose Frameworks (formerly found in SAS No. 62, Special Reports), is covered. You will gain an understanding of the foundation of Attestation Standards and of the fundamental and key changes that SSAE No. 10 made to the existing standards. Moreover, the section covering the general framework of the standards explain the requirements, examination engagements, review engagements and other matters affecting Attestation Standards. Section 2 covers agreed-upon procedures engagements, while Section 3 covers compliance engagements and reporting on specific elements, accounts or items of a financial statement. Section 4 addresses prospective financial information. Because of investors' and bankers' need for forward-looking information, accountants in both public accounting and industry need to understand the rules for prospective financial forecasts and projections. Finally, Section 5 of the course covers reporting on pro forma information, summarizes the basics of MD&A, and more. The course focuses on reviewing, recalling and identifying the rules related to the attestation standards.

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 12.0

12.0 $ 79.95 CPA Buy
Part of planning an audit involves consideration of the business and economic environment in which the client operates. Thus, auditors need to be aware of the various types of fraud that clients and employees may be committing, especially in light of myriad lawsuits against auditors and accountants. In addition to applying techniques to limit their liability to their clients and third parties, auditors are confronting other major problems facing the accounting field, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The peer review comments and new auditing statements provide further guidance on current issues. To deal with the volatility in the business climate, auditors should focus their efforts in key areas and should take lessons from litigation. Additionally, in this course, auditors will learn how to perform more efficient engagements, understand the guidance found in SAS Nos. 131 to 133 and SSAE No. 18, and much more. The course focuses recalling, recognizing and identifying rules related to auditing standards including new developments pertaining to those standards.

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA Buy
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes made to the compilation and review codification by SSARS No. 21 as amended by SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services- 2016. The course addresses the three types of engagements that can be performed under the SSARSs: a preparation of financial statements engagement, a compilation engagement, and a review engagement. The course also discusses SSARS No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 10.0

10.0 $ 69.95 CPA Buy
This course discusses generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for reporting assets on the balance sheet. An asset is an item of economic value that is expected to yield a benefit to the owing entity in future periods. Assets are classified as being either current or noncurrent assets. A current asset, such as cash, account receivable, and prepaid expenses, is expected to be consumed within one year, while noncurrent assets, such as long-term investments, property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets, are to be consumed in more than one year. This course includes a discussion of both current and noncurrent assets. For example, promulgated GAAP for current assets is provided in ASC 210-10-45-1 through 45-4, Balance Sheet: Overall. Receivables are covered in ASC 310 Receivables comprising nonrefundable fees, loans and debt securities, and troubled debt restructurings by creditors. Guidance on the accounting and reporting of inventory is provided in ASC 330 Inventory. ASC 360 Property, Plant, and Equipment provides guidance on accounting for long-lived tangle assets such as land and land improvements, buildings, and equipment.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 4.5

4.5 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This course discusses the accounting, reporting, and disclosures associated with both current and long-term liabilities on the balance sheet. A liability is a legal debt or obligation that arises during the course of business operations. A current liability, such as accounts payable, is payable within one year. A long-term liability, such as bonds payable, long-term loan, and capital lease, is an obligation that is not due within one year of the date of the balance sheet. This course includes items covered in ASC 210-10-45-5 through 45-12, Balance Sheet: Overall and 470-10, Debt: Overall. Topics cover loss contingencies, compensated absences, termination benefits, troubled debt restructuring, refinancing of current to noncurrent debt, callable obligations by creditors, issuance of bonds, calling debt, imputing interest on noninterest notes payable, environmental liabilities, and offsetting of liabilities.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
This course discusses generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for reporting stockholder's equity on the balance sheet. Stockholders' equity represents the cumulative net contributions by stockholders plus accumulated earnings less dividends. Stockholders' equity is synonymous with net worth, or net assets (assets less liabilities). This course discusses the accounting, financial statement presentation, and disclosures associated with preferred and common stock, stock retirement, treasury stock, dividends, appropriation of retained earnings, stock splits, stock warrants (including fractional share warrants), and quasi-reorganization.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
The world of the CFO is in constant flux; today?s CFO is tomorrow?s CEO or chairman. The contemporary CFO should be at the elbow of the CEO, as a strategic partner and advisor. To fulfill the expectations and effectively operate as a key member of the leadership team, CFOs need a broad perspective and a wide set of capabilities and skills. This course is designed to help CFOs and future aspiring CFOs in enhancing competence through learning the tools and techniques that support sustainable business success. It also shares good practices and ideas that apply in performing a CFO role.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA Buy
Today's controllers are facing a complex and constantly changing business environment pressuring their accounting departments to provide timely, accurate and reliable information in a more efficient manner. The controller's office is increasingly viewed as a business asset. Despite the uncertainty of the future, organizations look to the controller to provide clear insights using historical and forward-looking data. This course will present recent research relevant to today's controllers, as it describes the role of the controller in detail. He/she is at the center of the corporate universe due organizations' need to capture, manage and leverage accounting and business data to enhance their performance in a competitive market. Dramatic changes in the business environment, such as increased globalization, changes in reporting requirements, rapid technological advancement, and the long-term impact of capital expenditures, have driven businesses to reevaluate the controller's role. Most organizations now expect the controller's office to be a central resource for critical business information to help drive strategic and critical decisions from the C-suite as well as across all operations.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 15.0

15.0 $ 93.95 CPA Buy
Cost Management: Accounting and Control covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to manage costs strategically in order to be globally competitive. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who seek continuous improvement (CI) strategies. Topics include analysis of costs; job order and process costing; break-even and contribution analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); balanced scorecard, cost allocation; responsibility accounting; budget for profit planning; short-term decisions; capital budgeting; quality costs and total quality management (TQM); inventory management and just in time (JIT).

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 13.0

13.0 $ 84.95 CPA Buy
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes to accounting and financial reporting affecting the accounting professional. Topics include a review of proposed FASB projects including those related to financial performance, leases, and financial instruments, practice issues involving the statement of cash flows, fair value reporting, pensions, the international convergence project, little GAAP, and more. The structure of the course is to encourage the reader to recall existing GAAP rules coupled with identifying, stating and outlining rules related to new and proposed pronouncements.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA Buy
Numerous FASB Standards have been issued requiring certain items to be measured and reported at "fair value" on the Balance Sheet. Prior to the release of ASC 820 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (formerly known as SFAS 157), the concept of "fair value" had never been formally defined in U.S. accounting literature. Since its issuance in September 2006, ASC 820 has become one the most controversial accounting standards ever released. This course provides a conceptual review of fair value accounting, as outlined in ASC 820 and other U.S. accounting standards. This course will also provide an overview of the authoritative guidance for auditing fair value measurements and disclosures, SAS No. 101.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
Fair values are more common in financial reports because fair values have increased in business importance in recent years. Increasingly elaborate financial instruments and risk management practices have created financial statement elements for which historical cost is almost irrelevant, and fair value, and fluctuations in fair value, are extremely relevant. This course is a comprehensive survey of fair value accounting with a discussion of: (1) ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, (2) A list of the financial statement items for which fair value reporting is required or allowed. (3) A variety of valuation models, and (4) Fair value disclosure requirements.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes affecting accounting, compilation and review, and auditing engagements as well as a review and recall of existing standards. Topics include a summary of newly issued FASB statements, new statements issued by the Auditing Standards Board, changes in compilation and review, current and pending developments, practice issues, and more.

Field of Study: Accounting 16 CPE and Auditing 8 CPE

CPE Hours: 24.0

24.0 $ 109.95 CPA Buy
Fixed assets can compose a significant amount of the total assets in many companies. For example, fixed assets usually account for 35-50% of Fortune 500 companies' total assets and represent the majority of capital investments for most of the companies. These resources are necessary for the companies to operate and ultimately make a profit. In many cases, the efficient use of these resources determines the amount of profit that companies will earn. This course is designed to address the key accounting principles and concepts of fixed assets and share meaningful insights and techniques that help the accounting professionals build a solid foundation to achieve greater efficiency. To reach the higher efficiency, one is ready to answer the following questions: * What are the basic accounting rules and requirements for recording, reporting and disclosures of fixed assets? * How do I properly account for intangible assets and assess goodwill? * What are the key differences between IFRS and GAAP affecting the fixed assets? * What are the top issues of fixed assets and how do I address them? * What are the internal controls for safeguarding valuable assets? * How can I be "audit-ready" for fixed assets? What are the targeted audit areas and common audit findings? * How do I make optimal long-term investment decisions regarding fixed assets? * What are the various aspects of the lease/buy decisions and considerations of new lease accounting standards?

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA Buy
Cybercrime continues to escalate, ranking as the one of the most reported economic crimes. The interconnectivity of people, devices and organizations in today's digital world, opens up a whole new playing field of vulnerabilities and access points where cybercriminals can enter. Cyberattacks are becoming more destructive globally. In today's cybercrime environment, the issue is not whether a business will be compromised, but rather how successful an attack will be. This course covers digital technology as it continues to transform and disrupt the business world, exposing organizations to both opportunities and threats. Key elements of an effective cybersecurity risk management, including a threats and vulnerabilities awareness, understanding of cyber risks, implementation of an effective framework, and detection of and response to cyberattacks. The challenges, such as the leadership engagement and the approach to managing cyber risks, are discussed, along with government's efforts to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the nation, businesses, and individuals.

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
The purpose of this course is to review the factors that led to the demise of Enron. This course also looks at the aftermath of Enron including changes that have been made to accounting, auditing and SEC rules as a direct result of those issues identified as existing in Enron. This course reviews the GAAP rules in effect at the time of the Enron abuses, at the Enron case with particular emphasis on the four special purpose entities that led to Enron's restatement of its financial statements and its ultimate bankruptcy filing. It also looks at the aftermath of Enron including the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and its rules affecting auditors and accountants, and the new consolidation rules related to variable interest entities (VIEs) which require that certain off-balance sheet entities be consolidated.

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 10.0

10.0 $ 69.95 CPA Buy
This course covers the essential tools you need to perform internal-control related services. It will take you through your clients' responsibility to design and implement programs and controls to prevent, deter, and detect fraud. It touches on internal control over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This course also covers Management's Antifraud Programs and Controls and the risk factors included in AU 240. The course provides useful indicators and checklists such as indicators of financial crime, the ACFE's fraud prevention checkup, internal control assessment form, computer applications checklist, and financial reporting information systems and controls checklist.

Field of Study: Auditing

CPE Hours: 9.0

9.0 $ 65.95 CPA Buy
A corporate scandal involves alleged or actual unethical behavior by people acting within or on behalf of a corporation. Since the turn of the century, the U.S. has seen some large corporate collapses and scandals due to shoddy and deceptive accounting practices. Many companies, shareholders and employees suffered as stock prices fell and reputations were tarnished when businesses such as Nokia, Lucent Technologies, energy, and internet-related businesses conducted questionable practices. This course examines developments in finance and accounting and a series of corporate accounting scandals on the heels of the Enron debacle that have led to current sweeping accounting guidelines, proposals, and legislation-most notably, the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. Many of the issues surrounding the SOX Act-especially Section 404, Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Sections 302 and 906, Management Certifications -are discussed. The general issues on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR), including stock option expensing, are also covered.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
The full disclosure principle, one of major accounting principles, requires that information provided in financial statements be sufficiently complete to avoid misleading users of the reports by omitting significant facts of information. The full disclosure principle also refers to revealing information that would be useful in the decision-making processes of informed users. Full disclosure is required for the fair presentation of financial statements. This course discusses the disclosures required of companies, including those related to accounting policies, segmental information, related parties, contingencies, long-term purchase contract obligations, inflation, and derivatives. Sample annual reports addressing this requirement are illustrated.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.5

2.5 $ 24.95 CPA Buy
This course is divided into two sections. The purpose of Section I is to review unusual reporting and disclosure issues that develop in practice including questions such as how to disclose life insurance, leases, catastrophes, agreements not to compete, and investments. Section II deals with how to disclose and present tax basis financial statements.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA Buy
This course on accounting for governmental entities is intended to be used by anyone who would like to gain knowledge of accounting and financial reporting currently recommended for state and local governmental units. The course provides an overview of (1) the fundamental concepts underlying state and local governmental accounting and reporting, (2) the importance of budgetary accounting in government, and (3) the recognition rules and journal entries related to governmental financing. It also describes (1) the accounts and journal entries related to transactions specific to governmental entities, (2) the process of defining the governmental reporting entity, (3) the components of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), (4) the reporting requirements for government- wide and fund-based financial statements, and (5) other required information in the CAFR.

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) was established in 1984. The GASB develops and issues accounting standards for state and local governments. When the GASB was formed, the first standard issued (GASB Statement No.1) gave authoritative status to the in-force and currently effective National Council of Government Accounting (NCGA) pronouncements and the AICPA Industry Audit Guide. The GASB issued additional accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments from 1984 through 2014. As of December 31, 2014 the GASB codified all accounting and reporting standards for state and local governments currently effective as of that date. Additions or amendments to the standards are added to the Codification. The current GASB accounting and reporting standards are codified and organized into five parts: Part I - General Principles; Part II - Financial Reporting; Part III - Measurement; Part IV - Specific Balance Sheet and Operating Statement Items; and Part V - Stand-Alone Reporting and Specialized Units and Activities. Parts I-III follow a textbook-type format and present topics of general interest in accounting and financial reporting. The organization of Parts I and II is based on the twelve basic principles of accounting and financial reporting established by the National Council of Government Accounting (NCGA Statement 1). This course will focus on Parts I and II, the basic principles of accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments.

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA Buy
Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the "Green Book," sets the standards for an effective internal control system for federal agencies. This course covers the control environment of the governmental internal control framework, as discussed within the GAO Green Book. The GAO Green Book standards describe the control environment as the foundation for a system of internal controls, providing the discipline and structure needed to help an entity reach its objectives. The course takes an in-depth look at the 5 key principles that the GAO recommends must be in place for an entity's internal control environment to be considered effective.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA Buy
Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the "Green Book," sets the standards for an effective internal control system for federal agencies. This course covers the risk assessment and control activities, as discussed within the GAO Green Book. Management of any governmental agency should assess the risks facing its organization as it seeks to achieve the organization's objectives. This assessment will provide the basis for developing appropriate risk responses. Control activities are the actions management establishes through policies and procedures to achieve objectives and respond to risks, which includes actions to address risks associated with the entity's information system.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA Buy
Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the "Green Book," sets the standards for an effective internal control system for federal agencies. This course covers the effective information, communication system and monitoring of the government internal control framework, as discussed within the GAO Green Book. Effective information and communication systems are a key component of an effective system of internal controls. Effective internal control monitoring assesses the effectiveness of control performance over time and promptly resolves identified weaknesses. These ongoing control evaluations, and corrective actions, are necessary to achieve objectives because they help ensure an effective system of internal controls is in place and operating effectively to mitigate any risks. Together, information, communication, and monitoring support the functioning of the other key components: the control environment, risk assessment, and control activities.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
This course describes the requirements created by the Government Auditing Standards, known as the Yellow Book. The course goes over the general, field work, and reporting standards for both financial audits and attestation engagements conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). It covers the field work standards and the reporting standards for performance audits. This course will describe how to prepare attest documentation and the detail required in order to comply with GAGAS.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 10.0

10.0 $ 69.95 CPA Buy
Fraud, a heavy economic and moral burden on society, is a global scourge that harms government and costs trillions of dollars in worldwide damages each year. Although the probability of fraud occurring may vary depending on the size and complexity of the operations and programs, opportunities to commit fraud are always present. To prevent and detect fraud, we must understand why people commit fraud, and identify the common type of government fraud, factors leading to government fraud, and the most frequent fraud detection approaches.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA Buy
Generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) provide a framework for conducting high quality audits with competence, integrity, objectivity, and independence. GAGAS contains standards for audits and requirements and guidance dealing with ethics, independence, auditors' professional judgment and competence, quality control, performance of the audit, and reporting. This course will focus on the government auditing foundation and ethical principles, standards for use and application of GAGAS, and the general standards. These areas apply to all GAGAS engagements.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
Generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) provide a framework for conducting high quality audits with competence, integrity, objectivity, and independence. GAGAS contains standards for audits and requirements and guidance dealing with ethics, independence, auditors' professional judgment and competence, quality control, performance of the audit, and reporting. This course will focus on the purpose of performance audits, and the field work and reporting standards for performance audits conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
Generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) provide a framework for conducting high quality audits with competence, integrity, objectivity, and independence. GAGAS contains standards for audits and requirements and guidance dealing with ethics, independence, auditors' professional judgment and competence, quality control, performance of the audit, and reporting. This course will focus on the additional GAGAS standards for performing and reporting on financial audits and attestation engagements.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") represents the international alternative to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Most of the world already communicates with investors and stakeholders about corporate financial performance in the language of IFRS. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. This course provides an introductory overview of International Financial Reporting Standards, including detailed discussions of the impact that adopting IFRS will have on businesses. This course also includes comprehensive reviews of the IASB structure and its standard-setting process, the basic framework that serves as the foundation for IFRS and the differences that exist between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is the framework used by many publicly traded companies around the world today to report their financial results. With support from important constituencies, the SEC and the FASB have taken several steps toward what will be a major transition from accounting and reporting framework currently in place in the United States to IFRS. In an effort to better understand how convergence will affect financial reporting in the United States, depending on the IFRS implementation action taken by the SEC, this course examines some of the material differences that currently exist between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world's financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.
The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.
Module 2 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors and discusses the IASB's and FASB's efforts towards achieving convergence in these areas of financial reporting.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 1.5

1.5 $ 17.95 CPA Buy
IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world's financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.
The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.
Module 6 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 33 Earnings per Share; this overview includes a detailed discussion of the processes for calculating and reporting earnings per share measurements in IFRS financial statements. The course also discusses the IASB's and FASB's efforts towards achieving convergence in EPS reporting.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world's financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.
The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.
Module 4 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 2 Inventories, the accounting standard for classifying and measuring inventories in IFRS financial statements. This module also discusses the IASB's and FASB's efforts towards achieving convergence in this area of financial reporting.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world's financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.
The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.
Module 5 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IFRS 8 Operating Segments; this overview includes a detailed discussion of the processes for identifying, aggregating and reporting operating segments in IFRS financial statements. The course also discusses the IASB's and FASB's efforts towards achieving convergence in segment reporting.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world's financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.
The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.
Module 1 of the IFRS Learning Module series provides a "deep dive" into the principles governing the presentation of financial statements under IFRS. This includes a review of the IASB's Framework, which addresses the concepts underlying the information presented in IFRS financial statements. It also includes detailed discussions of the IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements and IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows. Finally, this course provides an in-depth look at the joint IASB/FASB project that will result in sweeping changes to financial statement presentation in the near future.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world's financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.
The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.
Module 7 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment, the accounting standard for classifying and measuring property, plant and equipment (also known as 'fixed assets') in IFRS financial statements. The course also discusses the IASB's and FASB's efforts towards achieving convergence in fixed assets reporting.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world's financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.
The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.
Module 3 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 10 Events after the Reporting Period (a topic commonly referred to as "subsequent events" under U.S. GAAP) and discusses the IASB's and FASB's efforts towards achieving convergence in this area of financial reporting. Completion Deadline & Exam: This course, including the examination, must be completed within one year of the date of purchase. In addition, unless otherwise indicated, no correct or incorrect feedback for any exam question will be provided.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 1.0

1.0 $ 14.95 CPA Buy
This course addresses income statement accounting and reporting. It discusses a variety of accounting issues surrounding income statement items and related information; the format of the income statement, major income statement categories, extraordinary and nonrecurring items, discontinued operations, research and development costs, deferred compensation arrangements, share-based payment, compensation expense arising under a stock option plan, insurance costs, and earnings per share (EPS) calculation.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA Buy
Inventory usually represents a substantial portion of a company's total assets: on average, it is more than 30% of total current assets for a U.S. company. Inventory management has significant influence on a company's cash flow and continued viability, and as an asset on the balance sheet, inventory can have a direct impact on reporting the solvency of the company. Thus, determining ideal inventory levels is a balancing act and a key to a healthy and growing business. This course is designed to address the main accounting principles and concepts for inventory. It shares insights and techniques focused on improving inventory optimization processes, forecasting accuracy, and replenishment strategies. It also discusses common warning signs of inventory fraud, investigation techniques, and some control activities to mitigate risks. This course also identifies uses of technology to improve the inventory management systems. Finally, risk areas, processes, and tips for planning a smooth inventory count are included to help a company prepare for year-end audits. This course can be used by accounting professionals as a roadmap to what every accountant should know about inventory accounting, reporting, safeguarding, and optimization strategies.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
This course provides a detailed overview of major nonprofit areas for the finance professional or board member. This publication is a great resource for any new controller, manager, board member, or CFO working in the nonprofit sector. Each chapter covers an important topic within the nonprofit world, combining theory and practical information to make the issues clear and simple. The material is based on IRS, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and other government publications, including the "Super Circular," the new federal grant guide. Please note that, like everything in life, things change, and you must keep up with the modifications in the law and accounting regulations.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 9.0

9.0 $ 65.95 CPA Buy
Business organizations obtain resources by providing goods and services. Many not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs) obtain resources from contributors and are accountable to the providers of those resources or to their representatives. In general, GAAP requires not-for-profit organizations to issue a statement of financial position, a statement of activities, and a statement of cash flows. The focus is on the organization as a whole and on reporting assets, liabilities, and net assets; changes in net assets; flows of economic resources; cash flows, borrowing and repayment of borrowing, and other factors affecting liquidity; and service efforts. This course addresses the accounting and financial reporting for NFPOs (or NPOs) ---colleges and universities, healthcare providers, voluntary health and welfare organizations (VHWOs), and other not-for-profit entities such as religious, educational, social, recreational entities. Also addressed is financial analysis and ratios that can be useful to analyze financial fitness of NFPOs.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 4.5

4.5 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
In 2014, after years of deliberations, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (the IASB) jointly issued the Accounting Standard Update (ASU) No. 2014-09 (codified primarily in ASC 606) and IFRS 15, respectively. ASC 606, the new revenue standard, replaces virtually all (including industry-specific) U.S. GAAP revenue guidance with a single model. The standard not just changes the amounts and timing of revenue but potentially affects organizations' financial statements, business processes and internal control over financial reporting. The standard also affects other related accounting topics such as contract modification, rights of return, licensing, principal-versus-agent considerations, and income tax. Moreover, the standard creates new and expanded disclosure requirements. In light of the new revenue standard, organizations need to reassess their current revenue accounting processes and systems and implement changes required to maintain compliance with the new guidance. This course reorganizes the guidance contained in ASC 606, to follow the five-step revenue recognition model along with other guidance impacted by this standard. It also provides examples to illustrate the application. The course is designed to help you navigate the complexities of this standard, identify the implications of it, and prepare for implementation. It also shares insights to help you evaluate the effect of required changes to the internal control environment. It provides a working knowledge of the fundamentals of revenue standard that can be applied, regardless of the company size, in the real world.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
This course discusses all of the important authoritative pronouncements on GAAP for entertainment industries. This course addresses accounting principles, financial reporting presentation requirements, required and recommended disclosures for the entertainment industries such as broadcast, cable television, film, and music.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.5

2.5 $ 24.95 CPA Buy
Specialized Industry GAAP - Real Estate discusses all of the important authoritative pronouncements on GAAP for this specialized industry. This course addresses accounting principles, financial reporting presentation requirements, required and recommended disclosures for real estate, title plant, and mortgage banking industries.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
The objective of this course is to discuss the general rules and applications used in the preparation of and reporting on tax-basis financial statements and other bases of accounting found within the special purpose frameworks (also referred to as other comprehensive bases of accounting.) Updated for changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, topics include and overview of the types of special purpose frameworks, advantages and disadvantages of using tax-basis financial statements, tax-basis accrual versus cash basis, reviewing the key differences between GAAP and tax-basis revenue and expenses and other differences, tax-basis disclosures, reporting options for tax-basis financial statements, unusual reporting and presentation issues related to tax-basis financial statements, an overview of other types of special purpose frameworks including pure cash basis, modified cash basis, regulatory basis, contractual basis, and the other basis of accounting, and more.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
This course covers valuations ranging from businesses, bonds, preferred stock and common stock to real estate. Business valuation is essentially a present value concept that involves estimating future cash flows of a business and discounting them at a required rate of return. The value of a bond is essentially the present value of all future interest and principal payments. Stock price may be expressed as a function of the expected future dividends and a rate of return required by investors. The Gordon's valuation model reflects this process. Real estate valuation involved several rule-of-thumb valuation methods.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
This course presents the consolidation of variable interest entity rules found in ASC 810, Consolidation ( previously found in FASB Interpretation No.46R, Consolidation of Variable Entities-An Interpretation of ARB No. 51, as amended by FASB No. 167, Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46R (FIN 46R)), in a comprehensive format. Following the review of the old rules for consolidation of special purpose entities (SPEs) and the background on consolidations are the general rules of FIN 46R. These include the application of FIN 46R and the special exemptions from FIN 46R. The basic rules of FIN 46R, which include three requirements, are covered in complete detail throughout the remaining course material.

Field of Study: Accounting

CPE Hours: 12.0

12.0 $ 79.95 CPA Buy

Computer Software

Course Name CPE Price Profession Select
The course covers what every accountant should know about computers and information systems and technology. The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, taxes, audit, write-up, forecasting and statistical, budgeting and planning, project management, and activity-based accounting (ABC) software are explained. The importance of information system and data protection, data bases, client/server computing, and cloud computing are discussed, with an emphasis on security issues. The course also teaches you how to make lease-purchase decisions and analyze and evaluate information technology (IT) investments.

Field of Study: Information Technology

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
Course Description Arrays in Microsoft Excel are a very powerful, yet generally unknown tool. Using array formulas allows you to perform tasks that may currently take more than one step, and consolidate them into one step, improving efficiency. Array formulas make it easier to perform tasks such as comparing and evaluating lists, mathematical operations, quantifying errors and identifying duplicates in data. Excel also has built in functions that may be used to work with arrays. These functions include SUMPRODUCT, the combination of the INDEX and MATCH functions and the AGGREGATE function. These functions will also be discussed.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
The course is intended primarily to help business executives and information systems/computer professionals protect the computer and the data from a wide variety of threats. Security concerns have heightened in the recent years. Weak computer security and lack of internal controls increases an organization's vulnerability. The major steps in understanding and managing computer security are discussed in this course. The course helps business executives identify resources in their organizations that need to be protected.

Field of Study: Computer Science

CPE Hours: 9.0

9.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
This course covers how to create a custom function (sometimes called a user-defined function) in Excel. A custom function is a calculation that the user creates and names. This custom function is then stored in Excel and can recalled when it is needed. In this course we will be using the Visual Basic Editor and using a couple of VBA keywords; however this is NOT a VBA or programming course. You will create a couple of different custom functions and then see how to create an ADD-IN file so that these functions can be used in all your workbooks.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 1.5

1.5 $ 14.95 CPA Buy
This course will help you to improve presentations and efficiency by creating effective and useful charts in Excel. There are practice exercises for you to try and each file has the answer to the practice exercise so that you can compare your results. You'll learn: The different chart types Excel offers and how to use them; How to link Excel charts into PowerPoint and Word; How to create custom and default charts; How to improve your presentations through formatting.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA Buy
This course overviews several Excel Logical functions and then covers other decision-making functions such as AVERAGEIF, SUMIF, SUMIFs, COUNTIFs and IFERROR. You will find these functions useful in your budgeting and analysis work. This EBook is based upon 2016 and includes exercise files.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
The combination of growth in the commercial utilization of the Internet, the rapid changes in technology, and the complexity of management has expanded the scope of the duties of business managers. This covers all aspects of electronic commerce: the World Wide Web, Internet, Intranet, Extranet, advertising and marketing, Web 2.0, XML, etc. It helps managers implement electronic commerce in their organization. It also addresses steps to move business online, e-commerce strategies, and the concerns of business managers such as security concerns.

Field of Study: Information Technology

CPE Hours: 7.0

7.0 $ 54.95 CPA Buy
This course introduces you to using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts within Excel 2016. You will learn how to use pivots to manipulate data available in an Excel spreadsheet. You will work with columns and rows, and learn how to summarize data, such as the Sum and Average functions. You will learn how to open and use PivotChart Tools, including chart types, chart designs, and add chart titles. This training will also instruct how to import data from an external source.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
This course is designed for the intermediate user of Excel 2013 and 2016 who are looking to improve their productivity and to learn some cool new Excel skills. The course covers some basics, along with some advanced tips and tricks on selecting, navigating as well as copying and moving data efficiently. It also covers a spectrum of functions that can be used in everyday practice. Functions such as SUBTOTAL, SUMIF, SUMIFs as well as INDEX MATCH are discussed. New functions, such as AGGREGATE, IFNA, TEXTJOIN and IFS functions are covered. Comparing lists using arrays is overviewed. Pivot tables are discussed in detail. Other topics include: functions and tools for importing data into Excel, conditional formatting as well as charts. There are no associated Excel files.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
This course explores functions in Excel that CPAs should use to enhance productivity and ensure accurate answers when working with data. Functions are built-in, preset formulas in the Excel program that calculate certain values or accomplish a certain calculation goal. Formulas are instructions given to Excel to perform calculations.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA Buy
This course shows you how to take basic rows and columns of data and to manage it and turn it into useful information that can be incorporated into the decision-making process. We start with Excel's simple basic Database features of sorting and filtering data and then look at subtotals and nested subtotals. From there, we explore one of Excel's most exciting features - the pivot table. The course then discusses how to use Database functions and apply conditional formatting to data.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
This training course provide an introduction to using Excel for financial analysis. The student will be introduced to data manipulation in Excel, financial functions available, and other aspects of the program.

Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy

Ethics

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This course is designed for California CPAs to meet the 2 hour Regulatory Review requirement. It includes a review of current the California Accountancy Act and the current California Board of Accountancy Regulations. Also included are historic and recent disciplinary actions taken by the Board to help illustrate how the acts and regulations are enforced. The course must be passed with a grade exceeding 90 percent. California State Board Approval Number: RRS-014-0414

Field of Study: Regulatory Review

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for Arizona covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. Finally, the course includes the required 1 hour of information from the Arizona Statutes and Rules.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a Arkansas ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a California ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

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This is an ethics course for Colorado CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. Chapter 3 and the appendices cover Colorado Rules of the State Board of Accountancy, the Revised Statutes and Policies adopted by the Board. Note: This course does not fulfill the 2 CR&R Course for new or reactivating CPAs.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a Connecticut ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. Chapter 3 covers Connecticut Licensing Regulations and Codes.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information Enrolled Agents and other professionals who need an understanding of Ethics, as it relates to the IRS. This course is based on Circular No. 230, Rev. 8-2011) published by the IRS and available for free or for download at www.irs.gov. The material was updated to include the final regulations released by the IRS in June 2014 ( TD 9668). Since this course is only 2 hours in length, it will concentrate on selected items. This course is specifically for Enrolled Agents. CPAs should not take this course for credit.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This is an ethics course designed for Florida CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an ethical overview, the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and the threats and safeguards approach to coping with ethical dilemmas. Chapter 3 covers Florida Ethics, including a review of key sections within Chapter 61H1: Administrative Code, Chapter 473: Regulation of Professions and Occupations - Public Accountancy, and Chapter 455: Business and Professional Regulation: General Provisions. This course has been approved by the state board. Provider Number: 0006223 Course Number: 0018800

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a Hawaii ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for Idaho CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. A review of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is covered in Chapter 2, along with some cases of AICPA ethics violations. Chapter 3 covers Idaho State Specific Ethics.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an Illinois ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an Indiana ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an Iowa ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for Kansas covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach - the threats and safeguards approach - to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. It fulfills the 2-hour annual ethics requirement for Kansas.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 2.0

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This is an ethics course for Kentucky covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. It fulfills the 2-hour ethics requirement.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for Louisiana CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices that should be adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It presents the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, along with the threats and safeguards approach to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Louisiana State Board Rules are discussed in different sections of the course. Included are some case studies to show appropriate application of the rules and also AICPA ethics violations.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 29.95 CPA Buy
This is a Maine ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

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This is an ethics course for Maryland covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. A brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service is included along with some specific rules from the Maryland State Board.

Field of Study: Regulator Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

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This is an ethics course for Massachusetts covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, rules and regulations from the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy are presented.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for Michigan covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach - the threats and safeguards approach - to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. It fulfills the 2-hour annual ethics requirement.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 2.0

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This is an ethics course for Michigan covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants and CPAs. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. The course also presents Article 7 of the Michigan Administrative Rules for CPAs and public accounting firms. It fulfills the 2-hour annual ethics requirement.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA Buy
This is a Minnesota ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a Missouri ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a Nebraska ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a Nevada ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a New Mexico ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for New York CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. Chapter 3 deals specifically with New York State rules on ethics as found in the NYS Law, Rules and Regulations.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for New York CPAs with a taxation concentration covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. Chapter 3 covers the Standards for Tax Professionals and IRS Circular 230. Chapter 4 deals specifically with New York State rules on ethics as found in the NYS Law, Rules and Regulations.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for North Carolina covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and the North Carolina Administrative Code are reviewed.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 2.0

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This is an ethics course for Ohio CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. Chapter 3 covers Ohio Professional Standards and Responsibilities.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 29.95 CPA Buy
This is a Oklahoma ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for Oregon CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations. Chapter 3 covers the specific Oregon Statutes, Rules, and Code of Professional Conduct. An overview of recent case studies pertaining to Board rules is included in the Appendix.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a Pennsylvania ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics course for Texas CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It provides a background on ethical principles and values, ethical codes and requirements included in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, and a focus on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct. It also presents an approach to coping with ethical dilemmas, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the responsibilities for Texas CPA's. The rules will be supplemented with case studies and enforcement actions that the Board has taken. The intention is to provide you with precise text from the Board, along with supplemental information to help understand real-life situations or nuances.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a 4 hour course for Utah covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The course includes one CPE hour of education on the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act and Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act Rules, and three CPE hours of AICPA ethics.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This course is designed to meet the 4 hour ethics CPE requirement for Vermont CPAs. It covers standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is an ethics and regulations course for Washington CPAs covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It covers the specific Washington Public Accountancy Act and the Board's rules and policies, the profession's Code of Conduct (Code), and the differences between Washington State law and the AICPA Code. After completing this course, participants will have an understanding of the laws and regulations in Washington State governing accountancy, where to access those laws and regulations, and an understanding of the scope and nature of those laws and requirements.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
This is a West Virginia ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach --the threats and safeguards approach -to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy

Finance

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This course teaches you the securities market, the various types of investment securities (stocks, bond, options, futures, tax-advantaged investments, mutual funds, etc.), and the risk-return characteristics of each. It focuses on the principles and tools of investment analysis, asset allocation, portfolio selection and management. The course tells you what are available to invest in, the features of each type of investment, the advantages and disadvantages of each investment category, including global investing, and when a particular investment type might be suitable for you.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 13.0

13.0 $ 84.95 CPA Buy
This course is designed for accountants who must have financial knowledge but has not had formal training in finance. Topics include: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act financial reporting requirements, uses and analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting and cash budgeting, risk and return, valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, investing and financing, leverage, optimal capital structure, portfolio selection, management of financial resources, and international finance. The goals of the course are fourfold: 1. It provides an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial decision making and strategy that can be put to practical application in day-to-day jobs of accountants and managers. 2. It also concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communication. 3. It uses examples and illustrations, with emphasis on the practical application of financial concepts, tools, and methodology. 4. It also includes checklists, guidelines, rules of thumb, diagrams, graphs, and tables to aid your comprehension of the subjects discussed.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 15.0

15.0 $ 77.95 CPA Buy
Complete Business Math for Accountants provides accountants, managers, and business entrepreneurs with the information, analyses, and insights necessary to analyze and calculate the consequences of a wide range of business financial strategies and problems. The ability to select the right operational technique is vital if the business is to survive, profit, and grow in today's uncertain economic environment. The owner of a small business must be able to make the right financial decision based on sound mathematical reasoning in order to run the business efficiently. They must understand the problem, and then apply math skills to solve it. This course contains hundreds of filled-in examples, illustrations, practical applications, measures, procedures, rules of thumb, statistical data, exhibits, tables, graphs, and diagrams. They are presented to aid in the comprehension and successful solution of a particular problem. The reader will also learn when, why and how to use the appropriate computational method.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 18.0

18.0 $ 103.95 CPA Buy
This course is designed for managers working for multinational companies (MNCs) as well as accountants, CFOs, controllers, treasurers, and international investors. In a modern economy, neither businesses nor individual investors can afford to be ignorant of the basic concepts of international finance. Changes in exchange rates and differences in national inflation and interest rates can affect the competitive position of businesses regardless of whether they are engaged in international operations. It is a valuable overview of financial management of MNCs and how it works. Discussed in detail are practical techniques and tools needed for currency risk management, financing, working capital management, international banking, imports and exports, and international investing and portfolio diversification, as well as for business on a global scale. Foreign currency risks are explained as they are conditioned by inflation, regional political factors, and government intervention in foreign markets.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 88.95 CPA Buy
A derivative is a financial product that derives its value based on an underlying asset, liability or other variable (such as an interest rate, foreign currency or commodity price). Derivatives have become very popular tools for "hedging" (i.e. reducing) financial risk; they have also become an increasingly standard item on big companies' balance sheets. Yet understanding how they work, what they are used for and how they can affect the bottom line of a business has proven to be a significant challenge for the accounting and auditing industries. This course provides an "accountant-friendly" overview of financial risk management and derivative instruments. This overview focuses on the various types of risk that impact financial markets today, as well as the four major categories of derivatives commonly used to hedge these risks (i.e. forwards, futures, swaps and options).

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
This course provides a clear and concise introduction to managerial economics. The course managerial economics is offered in a variety of titles including business economics, economic analysis for business decisions, economics for management decisions, etc. at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It focuses on the fundamentals and essentials needed to understand how business decisions are made and tackled using economics and other quantitative tools. It illustrates decisions with many solved problems to test and help students reinforce their understanding of the subject. Further, many business professionals can benefit from this course. The reader is assumed to have done some introductory-level work in economics. A minimal amount of background in college-level math and statistics is also expected. This course extensively and intensively shows the application of economic theory and concepts to real-life business decisions. It consists of questions and problems along with their answers and suggested solutions.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA Buy
Economic indicators are those often-voluminous statistics released by government agencies, non-profit organizations and even private companies. They provide measurements for evaluating the health of our economy, including the latest business cycles, consumer spending, inflation, housing, and so on. Various economic indicators are released quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily. This course provides an introductory overview of the world's most prevalent economic indicators, including those related to unemployment, consumer sentiment and confidence, inflation, productivity, housing, manufacturing, and international trade. This course reviews the impact that changes in these indicators have on the financial markets and monetary policy.

Field of Study: Economics

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA Buy
Finance involves obtaining, using, and managing funds to achieve the company's financial objectives (e.g., maximization of shareholder value). The course emphasizes and develops an understanding of financial concepts, tools, strategies, and major decision areas related to the financial management of the business. This course is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial knowledge but has not recently had training in finance. Topics include a broad overview of business types and formation, funding, capital markets, tax planning, budgeting, financial statement and analysis and many other aspects of running a business. Many subjects are discussed with the intention of providing the business person with a quick introduction to commonly used business terms and requirements.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy
Managers of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) generally are not skilled in financial matters. Or, managers are often preoccupied with its welfare objectives and fund raising and ignore the operations efficiency and operating cost controls. A series of appropriate questions that nonprofit financial managers must address in connection with an organization's financial condition and activity include: 1. Do we have a profit or a loss? 2. Do we have sufficient reserves? 3. Are we liquid? 4. Do we have strong internal controls? 5. Are we operating efficiently? 6. Are we meeting our budget? 7. Are our programs valid? 8. Are we competing successfully? 9. Is our prioritizing of programs and activities reasonable? The course is an attempt to help answer these questions.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 12.0

12.0 $ 65.95 CPA Buy
Business and financial forecasting is of extreme importance to managers at practically all levels. It is required for top managers to make long-term strategic decisions. Middle management uses sales forecasts to develop their departmental budgets. Every other plan such as a production plan, purchasing plan, manpower plan, and financial plan follows from demand forecasting. The critical element in any supply chain plan is the demand forecast. The goal of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of business forecasting that can be applied in the real world regardless of firm size. We walk you through basic forecasting methodology, and then practical applications. It encompasses a wide range of topics of major importance to practical managers in all functional areas, including cash flow forecasting, cost prediction, earnings forecasts, bankruptcy prediction, foreign exchange forecasting, interest rate forecasting, and technological forecasting.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
Financial markets represent the lifeblood of our global economy. These mechanisms promote greater economic efficiency by transferring funds from individuals, businesses and governments with an excess of available funds to those with a shortage. Funds are transferred in the financial markets through the purchase and sale of financial instruments (such as stocks and bonds). Short-term financial instruments are available in money markets, while longer-term financial instruments are purchased and sold in the world's capital markets. Many financial markets have been in existence for hundreds of years; however the modern era has brought along many new innovations such as securitization and the derivatives market. This course provides an introductory overview of the world's largest financial markets, including the money, bond, stock, mortgage, foreign currency and derivatives markets. This course reviews the various types of financial risk that impact these markets, as well as the economic variables that influence market activity (such as interest rates and monetary policy).

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 12.0

12.0 $ 79.95 CPA Buy
The course is intended for business professionals engaged in budgeting, financial planning, forecasting, profit planning, and control. A budget is the formal expression of plans, goals, and objectives of management that covers all aspects of operations for a designated time period. The budget is a tool providing targets and direction. Budgets provide control over the immediate environment, help to master the financial aspects of the job and department, and solve problems before they occur. Budgets focus on the importance of evaluating alternative actions before decisions are actually implemented. This course explains what budgets are, how they work, how to prepare and present them, and how to analyze budget figures and results. The new development and use of budgets such as rolling budgets at various managerial levels within a business are illustrated, as well as active financial planning software and e-budgeting that combine budgeting, forecasting analytics, business intelligence, and collaboration.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 12.0

12.0 $ 79.95 CPA Buy
A comprehensive course on personal finance. What is more important to the "average person"' than personal financial planning and money management? This course teaches you all the major areas in personal financial planning-planning your personal finances, managing your personal finances, making your purchase decisions, insuring your resources, investing tour financial resources, and controlling your financial future. Topics covered include time value calculations, budgeting, career planning, banking, Insurance, home buying, consumer credits and money management, investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 19.0

19.0 $ 106.95 CPA Buy
This comprehensive course gives you every sales and financial forecasting formula and modeling techniques you need to analyze your operation both as a whole and by segment. You'll be provided with proven techniques that help you identify and fix problem areas, analysis techniques that help you evaluate proposals for profit potential, proven methods that improve the accuracy of your short- and long-term forecasting, analysis tools that help you better manage working capital, cash, and accounts receivable, plus much more. You also receive dozens of worked-out models and modeling techniques that simplify your most difficult business decisions, and are easy to adapt to any computer spreadsheet program. This course supplies company accountants, treasurers, CFOs with all the forecasting techniques needed to financially analyze a business as a whole or a segment. It includes analysis techniques, methods for improving forecasting accuracy, analysis tools for managing capital, and more.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 88.95 CPA Buy
CPAs must have a working knowledge of future value and present value concepts because of their application to numerous types of business events and transactions that require proper valuation and presentation. Time value of money is also a critical consideration in financial and investment decisions. For example, compound interest calculations are needed to determine future sums of money resulting from an investment. Discounting is used to evaluate the future cash flow associated with capital budgeting projects. This course aims at presenting the time value tools and techniques that are necessary for fair value measurements and for various financial decisions.

Field of Study: Finance

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
Understanding the economy and coping with the economic environment is critical in today's business performance, which is a major concern for managers and investors. The course will address macro-economic factors that may affect the performance of the business. Macro-economic factors include business cycles, interest rates, economic policy, inflation, unemployment, housing starts, money supply, and foreign exchange rates. For example, how the Fed's monetary policy affects corporate earnings is stressed. A variety of economic statistics and indicators are also explained in depth.

Field of Study: Economics

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy

Business Management and Organization

Course Name CPE Price Profession Select
A manager's success depends largely on his or her ability to manage a company's assets. This mission is complicated by the interdependent nature of a company's finances. One short-term financial problem, such as a cash flow shortage, can cause a longer-term credit problem, such as denials for bank loans. The successful manager must be able to quickly identify and resolve such short-term problems in order to prevent their long-term deleterious effects. This course is intended for effective business managers and entrepreneurs. Covering every facet of the daily management of a business's finances, it is designed to help managers pinpoint, remedy, and prevent business and financial problems. In each case, it also points out potential ripple effects-the ways in which a problem in one sector can disrupt operations in other areas.

Field of Study: Management Services

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA Buy
This course discusses all facets of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and divestitures, including deciding on terms, key factors to consider, pros and cons, types of arrangements, evaluative criteria, valuation methods, financial effects of the merger, holding companies, takeover bids, SEC filing requirements, accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations, and financial analysis of combinations. Also addressed is emergence of corporate development officers (CDOs).

Field of Study: Advisory Services

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
Retailing, the business of selling consumer goods to final consumers, is constantly changing. Retailers are particularly affected by changes in the consumer population; in the economic, social, technological, and political environment; and in competitive conditions. This course teaches you the main requirements of effective retail management: personal qualifications of management; an adequate financial structure; necessary physical facilities; effective policies and procedures; and competence, loyalty, and productiveness of personnel. Also discussed are online retailing strategy, improving Internet presence, and future changes in retailing.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 13.0

13.0 $ 84.95 CPA Buy
This course provides an overview on the basic concepts and tools of business. Every functional aspect of business is covered. Topics covered are management, organization, human resource management, purchasing, production/operations, accounting, finance, marketing, quantitative methods, legal environment, information technology, business ethics, and international business.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
The major purpose of Business Law: The Legal Environment is to provide you with a concise summary of the major legal principles affecting businesspeople and business transactions. It provides a quick, yet comprehensive, review of this vital and wide-ranging area of the law. You will be able to analyze business decisions from a legal responsibility perspective.

Field of Study: Business Law

CPE Hours: 12.0

12.0 $ 79.95 CPA Buy
Good communications, oral or written, is the key to success in business life. The course is intended to assist business people in gaining understanding of the communication process, writing and organization methods, and oral aspects of communication in business. Emphasis is also placed on technology in business communications, including e-mails, blogs, and the Internet.

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 88.95 CPA Buy
This course is a primer for aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs. The course explores step-by-step procedures necessary to set up and manage a small business. Topics include the development of the business plan, market entry strategies, organization and management, financing, Internet marketing, and software, and critical factors for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
This course teaches you the art and science of managing and accomplishing organizational goals and improving the way organizations are managed. Management refers to the process of coordinating and integrating work activities so that they are completed efficiently and effectively with and through other people. Managers of today need to be equipped with all the tools and concepts necessary to perform managerial activities in order to be globally competitive. Topics include functions of managers, strategies, planning, decision making, organization, leadership, motivation, control, total quality management (TQM), the role of information technology (IT), international business, management information systems (MIS), and analysis of problems central to management.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA Buy
Cash is the lifeblood of a business. Sound cash management is the key to the survival of any business. You can go broke even while making a profit. Profit is measured on an accrual basis in accounting. This course alerts you to the difference between profit and cash flow and teaches you the tools and techniques that allow you to effectively increase and manage your cash flow.

Field of Study: Management Services

CPE Hours: 7.0

7.0 $ 54.95 CPA Buy
This course teaches you key components of marketing strategy and tactics including: identification, analysis and selection of target markets; development of product/service lines; pricing; distribution systems; advertising and promotions; service marketing; and international marketing. Major forces impacting marketing strategy, such as consumer behavior, competition, and regulating forces, are discussed. Also covered are marketing information systems, search-related marketing, interactive marketing and E-commerce, and multichannel marketing.

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA Buy
This course is especially designed to teach you the essential knowledge of supervision and the key role that the supervisor plays in today's organizations. In most organizations it is recognized that the supervisory job is demanding and exacting. Success or failure of the entire organization is often conditioned by the competency at the supervisory level. This course attempts to present and discuss those things that are essential to being a successful supervisor. It is designed to meet the special needs of a person aspiring to a supervisory job, and the practicing supervisor. The course is applicable to all types of supervisory jobs whether in manufacturing, service, or not-for-profit organizations. For the potential supervisor the course affords a concise but complete presentation and acquaintance with the many problems that will be confronted. For the experienced supervisor the material provides an overall review, a broadening of supervisory horizons, and a kindling of new and fresh thinking in the supervisory area.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA Buy

Field of Study: Management Services

CPE Hours: 10.0

10.0 $ 69.95 CPA Buy
This course covers pervasive topics concerning quality management systems, such as total quality management (TQM), benchmarking, and the ISO standards. A pervasive consideration is the pursuit of quality in all aspects of the organization's activities. Benchmarking and TQM are aspects of the modern approach to quality. Quality management has been recognized by the International Organization for Standardization, which has issued quality assurance standards.

Field of Study: Management Services

CPE Hours: 2.5

2.5 $ 24.95 CPA Buy
In technical terms, social media refers to a variety of Web-based applications (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, et al) that facilitate (1) communication and collaboration amongst users of the Internet and (2) the creation of "user-generated content" in the form of words, pictures, audios and videos. However social media represents much more than this simple definition; social media signifies nothing less than a revolution in the ways that people communicate, consume media and conduct business. Many businesses are rethinking entire marketing strategies in order to focus on this new world known as "Web 2.0". Social media tools such as social networks, blogs and podcasts are now commonly used to market products and services to consumers. This course provides an overview of social media and its impact on the marketing process. This overview includes descriptions of the various forms of social media and profiles of the most popular social media websites. This course also introduces the concept of social media marketing and discusses how you can use social media to market your business, promote your brand and influence your potential customers. Finally, this course provides a step-by-step guide for CPA's and other professionals to utilize when launching a social media marketing campaign.

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA Buy
Strategic vision and action are necessary to enhance a company's competitive superiority, achieve superior performance, and improve its value. Strategic Management introduces, explains, and analyzes the activities needed to develop, select, implement, and evaluate a firm's competitive strategy. This course focuses on both the content of a firm's strategy and the process by which this strategy is developed and executed. This course is designed to illustrate development, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of business strategy. Emphasis is placed on the need for awareness of, and accommodation to, changes in an organization's internal and external environments. Generic types of business strategies and techniques for analyzing strategies are also covered.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 61.95 CPA Buy
The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a strategic-based responsibility accounting system that converts an organization's mission and strategy into operational objectives and measures for four perspectives: the financial perspective, the customer perspective, the internal process perspective, and the learning and growth perspective. The course addresses the main features of the Balanced Scorecard and its implementation. Presented are several notable case studies that implemented and applied the BSC.

Field of Study: Management Services

CPE Hours: 2.5

2.5 $ 24.95 CPA Buy
This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today's busy executive. It's a working guide to help you quickly pinpoint in the complex world of business. - What to look for - What to do - What to watch out for - How to do it You'll find concepts, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help you conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate any business-related problem. Throughout, you'll find this course practical, quick, and useful. Part I takes you through the world of business strategy, management, marketing, and legal environments of business. Part II covers the economic issues of interest to business managers because they have a significant impact upon corporate success or failure. As companies go global, some relevant issues of concern to business people are foreign exchange rates, currency risk management, political risk, and international sources of financing. It also covers the use of information systems and information technology (IT) in all phases of business and in all functional areas to analyze and solve business problems in the "real world." This course has been designed in question-and-answer format in order to address the pertinent issues that come up during the course of business.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 15.0

15.0 $ 77.95 CPA Buy
This course is an examination of human relations theory and individuals, group, and organizational performance in relation to organizational structure in contemporary business and public agencies. It is an interdisciplinary field, drawing from on concepts from a variety of subject areas. Covered are personality and attitudes, work motivation, interpersonal and group processes, organizational design and development, and decision making.

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 73.95 CPA Buy

Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Course Name CPE Price Profession Select
This course is designed to train both working CPAs and financial personnel to develop the knowledge and techniques required to review a variety of financing activities for businesses, and commercial and residential real estate. In the last few decades the financial institutions of America have gone through many radical changes and periods of uncertainty. Understanding the money markets and finding available sources of capital for investment, expansion, real estate development, and personal investment have challenged the majority of investors seeking loans. The course focuses on the basic principles, concepts, terminology and instruments to learn and understand how to review a client, a loan, and delineate the various services available in the financial community.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA Buy
Real Estate Accounting and Mathematics is a refresher course covering the basic concepts and tools of accounting, finance, and math necessary for all real estate professionals. It is also applicable to accountants and as well as real estate investors. Topics covered are balance sheet, income statement, basic accounting concepts, real estate algebra, finance math, and more.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

CPE Hours: 3.5

3.5 $ 27.95 CPA Buy
This course covers both financing and investing in real estate. The first section deals with two major aspects of real estate financing: (1) financial instruments and (2) the means of financing. It examines the financial side of the lending process. The second section deals with investing in real estate. Topics include: the advantages and pitfalls of real estate investing, how to value an income-producing property, how to use leverage and increase return, and buying a home.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 39.95 CPA Buy

Taxation

Course Name CPE Price Profession Select
This course covers the deductions allowable for medical expenses, taxes, and interest expense normally found on the 1040, Schedule A. It provides an explanation of who can claim these deductions, the different types of deductions available, how to compute the deductions, and where to claim them.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act ("TCJA") was approved by Congress December 20, 2017, and signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act impacts virtually every individual and business in a way not seen in over 30 years. With most provisions effective 2018, it lowers the individual and corporate tax rates, repeals numerous tax credits and deductions, enhances the child tax credit, boosts business expensing, and impacts the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by effectively repealing the individual mandate. This course is an overview providing reference to selected individual, education, business, retirement, insurance, international and estate tax provisions enacted or indexed for inflation by the TCJA. The resulting major tax changes carry special meaning to the tax practitioner and return preparer. The course is intended to be a resource for tax professionals and staff alike to gain easy access to the most important major changes enacted by TCJA.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA, EA Buy
This mini-course examines key individual, business, retirement, and estate tax provisions recently enacted or indexed for inflation in an overview format that is easy to reference. The emphasis is on quick access to major tax changes having special meaning to the tax practitioner and return preparer. The course is a great resource and way for professionals and staff alike to easily get the "big chunks" and bring their professional knowledge up to speed. It includes changes that resulted from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 6.0

6.0 $ 49.95 CPA, EA Buy
Each year, various limits affecting income tax return preparation and tax planning are affected by inflation-related changes. In addition, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will significantly affect tax planning and may also affect taxpayers' income tax liability. This course will examine many of those changes. The Annual Tax Filing Season Update course discusses new tax law and recent updates for the 2019 filing season, provides a general tax review, and examines important rules governing tax return preparer ethics, practices and procedures.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA, EA Buy
Affordable Care Act: Employer Rights & Responsibilities reviews the principal provisions of the law affecting employers and considers the law's coverage-related provisions affecting employers and its tax impact on them.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
The Affordable Care Act - Individual Rights & Responsibilities reviews the principal provisions of the Affordable Care Act affecting individuals. It considers the coverage-related provisions of the law, the personal income tax changes affecting taxpayers and the tax credits and tax penalties authorized under the law. By changing many of the rules traditionally applicable to health insurance and imposing healthcare-related requirements on virtually every individual, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is likely to affect virtually every person in the United States in some way. The law imposes various tax increases in order to generate revenue and uses a carrot and stick approach to ensure compliance with its provisions by offering tax credits for compliance and imposing tax penalties for non-compliance. This course will review the principal provisions of the law affecting individuals and will consider the:  Coverage-related provisions of the PPACA addressing - o Plan grandfathering pursuant to which health coverage in force at the time of the law's passage may be continued, o The prohibition of pre-existing condition exclusions, o The proscription of lifetime and annual benefit limits, o The limitation of health coverage rescissions, o The requirement for certain patient protections, o The general requirement for universal health care coverage, and o The requirement that plans covering children extend child coverage until age 26;  Various personal income tax changes affecting taxpayers; and  Tax credits and tax penalties authorized under the law to help enforce the requirement that individuals maintain minimum essential coverage.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
The current litigation explosion has created tremendous interest in asset protection. Not only does this area have financial and estate aspects but it directly impacts tax planning. This mini-course is designed to survey opportunities for asset protection that can arise during tax planning and to determine how to properly report such transactions.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This informative course covers traditional planning tools and their utilization to protect assets. The Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act, the Bankruptcy Code and various aspects of the tax law are highlighted in describing asset protection aspects of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, family partnerships, trusts, retirement plans, insurance products and other conventional tools. Special topics include: protection against lawsuits, costs of long-term illness, divorce settlements, foreign asset protection trusts, statutory protections, homestead provisions, exempt assets, cancellation of indebtedness taxation and marital agreements.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 18.0

18.0 $ 103.95 CPA, EA Buy
This mini-course integrates federal taxation with overall financial planning. The course explores tax strategies relating to the central financial tactics of wealth building, capital preservation, and estate distribution. The result is a unified explanation of tax-economics that will permit the tax professional to locate, analyze, and solve financial concerns. Designed to improve the quality of services to clients and the profitability of engagements, this program projects the accountant into the world of financial planning.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
Operating costs for vehicles used in the course of a taxpayer's business are deductible. Thus, when taxpayers use their vehicles in their businesses or employment, they can deduct that portion of the cost of operating their vehicle. Such costs that can be deducted are property taxes that are paid on their vehicle if deductions are itemized on Schedule A. This mini-course reviews apportionment of personal and business use, the actual cost method and the standard mileage method, and expensing. Moreover, this presentation informs practitioners about topics such as the benefits and costs of leasing versus owning, and working condition fringe benefits.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course covers tax implications of bad situations like divorce, bad debt, foreclosures, and more. It will teach participants how to apply, implement, and evaluate the strategic tax aspects of marital dissolutions and living together arrangements. Current perspectives on property transfers, asset divisions, alimony, filing status, exemptions, and child support are examined with an emphasis on planning considerations. The cancellation of indebtedness income inclusion rules are examined in the context of debt forgiveness and property foreclosure. Emphasis is given to the exceptions from income inclusion contained in section 108. The tax treatment of property repossession under section 1038 is explored with detail given to the calculation of gain and received property basis. Finally, bad debt treatment under section 166 is reviewed and critical distinctions made between business and non-business debts.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 15.0

15.0 $ 93.95 CPA, EA Buy
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act was enacted to minimize abuse of the bankruptcy system. Included in this Act were tax law changes and other changes that individuals, partnerships, and corporations will see in the bankruptcy procedures and qualifications. This mini-course both examines these changes that debtors will face when filing for federal bankruptcy and also explores the many tax issues of bankruptcy. Practitioners will also learn about other issues such as homesteading and garnishment by creditors.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
In this course, initial marital tax matters such as living together, property rights, premarital agreements, filing status, exemptions, and dependents are explored. The detail support test for children of divorced or separated parents, the tax treatment of back child support, the deduction of divorce costs, and estimated tax payments are reviewed. Emphasis is given to marital property rules, married versus unmarried tax rate comparison, head of household status, and treatment of refunds and deficiencies.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course takes an in-depth look at audit triggers from cash intensive businesses, the hobby loss rules, the proper classification of independent contractors and employees, and the requirements of the recent Tangible Property Regulations. This course also briefly reminds the practitioner of the requirements of some of the older red flags, such as meals and entertainment, travel, and the office in the home deduction. At the end of each chapter is an Action Plan, which the practitioner can use to develop procedures with respect to properly addressing these potential audit issues. By following these procedures, we can certainly go a long way to keep our clients out of trouble with the IRS and the DOL.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA, EA Buy
Taxpayers are once again looking to CPAs for guidance and planning related to travel and entertainment expenses. This comprehensive mini-course examines and explains the practical aspects of business travel and entertainment deductions. To determine the expenses that taxpayers are able to deduct, fundamentals are reviewed and planning opportunities are identified. Practitioners will learn to master the proper administration of these complex and often cumbersome provisions.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This mini-course describes and compares sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, "C" corporations and "S" corporations. It examines their advantages and disadvantages, permitting the participant to properly select the right business entity for their tax and liability needs.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA, EA Buy
This comprehensive book describes and compares sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, "C" corporations and "S" corporations. It examines their advantages and disadvantages, permitting the reader to properly select the right business entity for their tax and liability needs. Major emphasis is given the maximization of tax benefits in each business format. Fringe benefits, retirement plan alternatives, and nonqualified deferred compensation are discussed in detail.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 22.0

22.0 $ 115.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course examines and explains the practical aspects of using the closely held corporation to maximize after-tax return on business operations. Recent developments giving corporations a competitive edge over other entities are explored and detailed. Practitioners are alerted to often missed fringe benefits, retirement planning opportunities, corporate business deductions, income splitting possibilities and little known estate planning techniques. The program covers step-by-step tax procedures to form, operate, and ultimately dispose of a closely held corporation. Distinctions between S and C corporations will be unraveled and guidelines for client direction given.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 21.0

21.0 $ 112.95 CPA, EA Buy
This mini-course examines the various ideas, methods, and techniques capable of optimizing the overall compensation package for key employees and principals in small to medium sized businesses. Qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation, benefit targeting, insurance programs, statutory fringe benefits, interest free loans, and investment planning are investigated. Consideration is given to indirect compensation in the form of business entertainment, expense accounts, auto use, travel, and transportation. The new field of professional services is probed to provide tax, financial and estate planning to the key executive.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course examines the various ideas, methods, and techniques capable of optimizing the overall compensation package for key employees and principals in small to medium sized businesses. Qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation, benefit targeting, insurance programs, statutory fringe benefits, interest free loans, and investment planning are investigated. Effective pay plans essential to attract, motivate, and retain key people are described and evaluated. Consideration is given to indirect compensation in the form of business entertainment, expense accounts, auto use, travel, and transportation. Equity participation is explored through stock sales, repurchase agreements, incentive stock options, ESOTs, stock options, and bonuses. The new field of professional services is probed to provide tax, financial and estate planning to the key executive.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 19.0

19.0 $ 106.95 CPA, EA Buy
Designed to make the practitioner comfortable with "high traffic" issues, this program enables participants to discuss and handle business/personal tax essentials. The course examines and explains the practical aspects of individual & corporate planning, bridging the gap between theory and application. Significant new developments are summarized with emphasis on tax savings ideas. This course examines and explains the practical aspects of using the closely held corporation to maximize after-tax return on business operations. Recent developments giving corporations a competitive edge over other entities are explored and detailed. Practitioners are alerted to often missed fringe benefits, retirement planning opportunities, corporate business deductions, income splitting possibilities and little known estate planning techniques.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 35.0

35.0 $ 139.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course examines and explains the basics of corporate taxation. The focus is on regular or C corporations, their formation, and operation under tax law. The advantages and disadvantage of corporations are examined; incorporation and capitalization issues are discussed; and, basic tax rates and specialty taxes are reviewed. The tax treatment of operational expenses and deductions are outlined; and accounting periods and methods are explored. Finally, the dangers of multiple corporations and corporate distributions are highlighted.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
Everyone needs to do estate planning. It is more than just planning for death. Estate planning is designing a program for effective wealth building, preservation, and disposition of property at the minimum possible tax cost. This mini-course surveys wills, gifts, marital property, and probate avoidance. Designed to eliminate estate problems and death taxes, the emphasis is on practical solutions that are cost effective. The text reviews and explains both federal gift and estate tax systems giving practice pointers and planning observations.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 1.0

1.0 $ 0.00 CPA, EA Buy
This course will teach participants how to apply, implement, and evaluate the strategic tax aspects of marital dissolutions and living together arrangements. Current perspectives on property transfers, asset divisions, alimony, filing status, exemptions, and child support are examined with an emphasis on planning considerations. Property settlements, basis allocation, third party transfers, and purchases between spouses are explored and analyzed. Special attention is given to the division of business interests, retirement plans (including QDROs), insurance policies, and the family residence.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA, EA Buy
This mini-course will teach participants how to apply, implement, and evaluate the strategic tax aspects of marital and financial setbacks. Property transfers, asset divisions, alimony, filing status, exemptions, and child support are examined. The cancellation of indebtedness income inclusion rules are discussed in the context of debt forgiveness and property foreclosure. Emphasis is given to the exceptions from income inclusion contained in section 108. The tax treatment of property repossession under section 1038 and bad debt treatment under section 166 is reviewed.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
Participants will learn how to apply, implement, and evaluate the strategic tax aspects of marital dissolutions and living together arrangements. Current perspectives on property transfers and asset divisions are examined with an emphasis on planning considerations. This mini-course reviews property settlements and other transfers incident to divorce. Basis allocation, third party transfers and purchases between spouses are also examined. Common pitfalls for the unwary such as transfers in trust, installment notes, and purchases between spouses are analyzed. Application of these tax principles is exampled in selected asset divisions of the residence, business interests, insurance, and pension benefits.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
Today taxpayers must plan for their children's education. Touching on various topics such as qualified tuition programs (QTPs), scholarships and fellowships, this mini-course examines the tax treatment of costs related to education. Practitioners will learn the ins and outs of the tax benefits concerning education and will be able to identify those educational expenses that are deductible. Additionally, financial planning strategies and techniques are outlined to better prepare taxpayers for future educational costs.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
The various ideas, methods, and techniques to optimize the overall compensation package for key employees and principals are examined in this mini-course. Generally, businesses may deduct employees' pay including wages, salaries, and other perks. Certain fringe benefits that can provide an unusually tax favored manner of supplementing compensation are described and evaluated. In addition, equity participation is explored through stock sales, repurchase agreements, incentive stock options, ESOT's, stock options, and bonuses. Finally, deferred compensation arrangements are investigated. The goal of this mini course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of types of compensation necessary to structure a compensation package minimizing tax liabilities and cost.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA, EA Buy
Before launching into an estate planning program, it's important to know who owns what and exactly for whom you are planning. This requires that methods of holding title must be analyzed, considered, and selected. Sole proprietorships, S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies are analyzed as to formation, operation, and ultimate disposition. Since who or what holds title imposes its own unique tax and legal consequences on the estate plan, emphasis is given to the maximization of tax benefits in each business format. While each has its own separate characteristics, several may be used together in more sophisticated planning.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
While accounting and the practice of law are separate professions, the accountant must be conversant with essential legal concepts. Modern accounting practice requires familiarity with corporate legal structure, business entities, partnership operations, contracts, property rights, employment law, divorce, consumer protection, will & trusts, and even bankruptcy law. This course explores these specific areas with emphasis on business and accounting issues. This informal and clear guide to the basic concepts of business law provides accountants with an excellent review of legal concepts that arise in any tax professional's practice. The attendees will gain the ability to recognize and discuss general legal concepts with both client and their counsel.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 30.0

30.0 $ 129.95 CPA, EA Buy
Estate planning is when tomorrow becomes today! As a result of recent legislation, estate planning has been made surprisingly simple. This mini-course surveys wills, living trusts, gifts, insurance, marital property and probate avoidance. The will and trust forms are explored along with living wills, durable powers of attorney and nominations of conservator.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
Learn how to structure an effective estate plan using a highly visual, real-life situation approach. Diagrams, charts, tables, and calculation sheets are used to present key elements of any successful estate plan - from the simplest to the most complex.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 10.0

10.0 $ 69.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course covers many different aspects of estate planning, including wills, living trusts, gifts, marital property, and probate avoidance. Will and trust forms are explored along with living wills, durable powers of attorney, and nominations of conservator. Designed to eliminate estate problems and death taxes, the emphasis is on practical solutions that are cost-effective.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 22.0

22.0 $ 104.95 CPA, EA Buy
This presentation integrates federal taxation with overall financial planning. The course will explore tax strategies relating to the central financial tactics of wealth building, capital preservation, and estate distribution. The result is a unified explanation of tax-economics that will permit the tax professional to locate, analyze, and solve financial concerns. Designed to improve the quality of services to clients and the profitability of engagements, this program projects the accountant into the world of financial planning. This course will give the participant practice in analyzing problems, developing solutions, and presenting final personal financial plans to clients. The course surveys wills, living trusts, gifts, marital property, and probate avoidance. Will and trust forms are explored along with living wills, durable powers of attorney, and nominations of conservator. Designed to eliminate estate problems and death taxes, the emphasis is on practical solutions that are cost effective.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 35.0

35.0 $ 139.95 CPA, EA Buy
Practitioners are brought up-to-date information on tax issues affecting estate planning and business issues. A major emphasis of this mini-course is practical estate planning solutions that are cost effective. Devised to reduce or eliminate estate problems and death taxes, this comprehensive guide examines wills, trusts, gifts, insurance, private annuities, and other general estate planning tools. The planning issues and problems that arise from owning a business interest are also addressed.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
Everyone needs to do estate planning. It is more than just planning for death. Estate planning is designing a program for effective wealth building, preservation, and disposition of property at the minimum possible tax cost. This exceptional mini-course surveys wills, living trusts, gifts, marital property, and probate avoidance. Designed to eliminate estate problems and death taxes, the emphasis is on practical solutions that are cost effective. The text reviews and explains both federal gift and estate tax systems giving practice pointers and planning observations.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
While tax reform visions have changed the tax on profits realized from the disposition of real estate, investors still seek escape hatches from the capital gain tax. Tax-deferred exchanges permit the disposition of property often with the taxpayer receiving significant cash but without the payment of any tax. Functionally, an exchange is a bridge over the normally taxable event of moving from one property to another. This course alerts the practitioner to the different planning opportunities that surround exchanging. Participants will be able to identify, analyze, and handle effectively the complex tax problems that arise under 1031. This understanding will be directly applied to the structuring and audit survival of multi-party and delayed exchanges.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 88.95 CPA, EA Buy
While the nuclear family remains the centerpoint of society, today it is under tremendous economic and social pressure. This mini-course is designed to cover "hot" topics having a direct impact on the practitioner who represents any client with family issues. The emphasis is on using tax solutions to ease family economic concerns permitting the practitioner to be a real tax hero.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course provides a general overview of the key issues facing families, focusing on how federal taxation affects their current economic situation and their future plans. A wide range of topics include marital tax implications, children, education, retirement, estate planning and more. This course is designed to cover the most important topics that will have a direct impact on the financial planning for a family, today and tomorrow. The emphasis is on providing the tax practitioner with key tax solutions to help alleviate the economic concerns of most families.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 24.0

24.0 $ 119.95 CPA, EA Buy
Each year, various limits affecting income tax preparation and planning change. Some changes commonly occur each year as a result of inflation indexing, while others occur because of new legislation or the sunsetting of existing law. In addition, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 became effective in 2018. This course will examine the tax changes that took effect in 2018 that are more significant from the perspective of an income tax preparer. Some context will be supplied, as appropriate, to assist readers in understanding the changes. In addition to these customary annual changes affecting various limits, other tax changes effective in 2018 that were brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be discussed.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 5.0

5.0 $ 43.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course integrates federal taxation with overall financial planning. It will explore tax strategies relating to the central financial tactics of wealth building, capital preservation, and estate distribution. The result is a unified explanation of tax-economics that will permit the tax professional to locate, analyze, and solve financial concerns. Designed to improve the quality of services to clients and the profitability of engagements, this program projects the accountant into the world of financial planning. This course will give the participant practice in analyzing problems, developing solutions, and presenting final personal financial plans to clients. The emphasis is on practical simplicity in dealing with the self-employed and highly compensated individual.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 89.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course will teach participants how to apply, implement, and evaluate the strategic tax aspects of bankruptcy, property settlements, debt cancellation, and foreclosure. Current perspectives on asset protection, repossession, and bad debts are examined with an emphasis on planning considerations. The cancellation of indebtedness income inclusion rules are examined in the context of debt forgiveness and property foreclosure. Emphasis is given to the exceptions from income inclusion contained in section 108. The tax treatment of property repossession under section 1038 is explored with detail given to the calculation of gain and received property basis. Finally, eldercare and estate planning are reviewed and detailed.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 19.0

19.0 $ 106.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course is an overview of basic fringe benefits and examines their mechanics, compensation methods, valuation, withholding, and accounting. Achievement awards, term life insurance, medical reimbursement, meals & lodging, educational assistance, dependent care, employer-provided automobiles, interest-free loans, etc. are identified. Employer and employee economic and tax considerations are recognized. Fringe benefit requirements and limits are specified and ERISA compliance requirements are determined.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA, EA Buy
Home Office Deduction examines the federal income tax deduction for business use of a home. It addresses the qualifications for a home office deduction and the actual expense and simplified methods of determining the deduction. In addition, it discusses the special home-office deduction rules applicable to daycare facilities and the recordkeeping requirements applicable to taking a home office deduction. It considers where the deduction should be taken and the forms a tax preparer should use in connection with the deduction.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
Course description and objectives: Designed to make the practitioner comfortable with "high traffic" issues, this program enables participants to discuss and handle individual tax essentials. The course examines and explains the practical aspects of return preparation and individual planning, bridging the gap between theory and application. Significant new developments are summarized with emphasis on tax savings ideas. Practical applications and illustrations are used to systematically explore tax deferral, reduction, and elimination opportunities accompanying return preparation. For example, the analysis of gross income is discussed together with income splitting techniques; property transactions are examined alongside like-kind exchanges and involuntary conversions. The result is an extraordinary blend of the latest developments affecting individual returns and their related planning ideas.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 30.0

30.0 $ 119.95 CPA, EA Buy
An installment sale is a sale of property where one or more payments are received after the close of the tax year. This mini-course discusses the particulars of installment sales, including requirements, calculation and pitfalls. Cross issues such as a combined installment sale and like-kind exchange, the impact of related parties, pledging, repossession and contingent payments are reviewed. Also, the importance of recognizing the dangers of dealer status, inventory, purchase price allocation, and installment note disposition are emphasized.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course focuses on tax issues affecting the treatment of interest and debt. It covers the definition of bona fide debt, the impact of related parties, the avoidance of equity and lease characterization, and deductible versus nondeductible interest factors. Sticky cross issues such as the impact of at-risk rules under section 465, passive loss restrictions of section 469, and below-market rate loans under section 7278 are examined. In addition, accounting method treatment of interest, points, prepaid interest, and discounted loans are reviewed. Particular attention is given to imputed interest and original issue discount.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course brings the practitioner up-to-date information on tax issues affecting interest and debt. It covers the definition of bona fide debt, the avoidance of equity and lease treatment, imputed interest rates and debt modification. The various types of interest and their required allocation are explored and reviewed. For the economically troubled client, special attention is devoted to debt cancellation, repossession, discounts, and foreclosure. The program also discusses installment sales, equity participation debt, taxable interest, and bad debts.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 18.0

18.0 $ 103.95 CPA, EA Buy
All tax professionals need to know the tax-economics of investing for themselves and their clients. This need is accentuated by the rapid rise of the Internet as a broad-based and effective investment tool. The tax professional is in a special position to detect a client's need for financial planning. Preparing returns discloses assets, savings, business entities, and family members. Knowledge of the client's assets, activities and the tax characteristics of available entities permit investment matching for maximum after-tax return. The basic tax characteristics of the primary tax entities are explored and analyzed. Their ability to defer, reduce, and eliminate tax is examined. Client goals, purposes and risk tolerances are determined and quantified using the Sharp ratio. Investments and assets are then evaluated using a variety of tools found on the Internet. Finally, investments and entities are matched to produce the best after-tax return for the client.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 88.95 CPA, EA Buy
We may all confront issues that directly impact how much we can deduct. This course is designed for participants who want to explore and examine the tax consequences of medical costs, charitable contributions, and casualty and theft losses, especially in relation to their deductibility. The emphasis is examining a wide variety of situations related to these items and the extent to which they may or may not result in a deduction and what limitations on deductibility may be imposed.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
The course will examine tax issues relating to the formation and operation of partnerships. Participants will gain a familiarity with basic areas of partnership taxation so as to recognize a problem and have at hand some practical knowledge for its solution.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
The program will examine tax issues relating to the formation and operation of partnerships. Participants will gain a familiarity with basic areas of partnership taxation so as to recognize a problem and have at hand some practical knowledge for its solution. This course is presented in four practical segments: (1) the formation of partnerships, (2) the basic day-to-day operations of partnerships, (3) distributions of assets to partners, and (4) the termination of partnership affairs.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 14.0

14.0 $ 88.95 CPA, EA Buy
With the adoption of the passive loss limitation rules, taxpayers are looking to CPAs for guidance related to what deductions are allowed, disallowed, or suspended. Updating practitioners on the practical aspects of section 469, this course addresses the needed skill to handle these pragmatic issues. Fundamentals are reviewed, planning opportunities are identified, and creative strategies are discussed and evaluated along with remaining traditional approaches. The goal of this instructive course is to understand and solve client problems under section 469, with emphasis on tax savings ideas. Participants will learn to master the proper administration of these complex and often cumbersome provisions.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course addresses the practical aspects of section 469 and the needed skill to handle pragmatic issues. Fundamentals are reviewed, planning opportunities identified, creative strategies discussed and evaluated along with remaining traditional approaches. The goal of this instructive program is to understand and solve problems under section 469, with emphasis on tax savings ideas. Readers will overview the proper administration of this complex and often cumbersome provision.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA, EA Buy
Tax reform provisions have frequently changed the tax on profits realized from the disposition of real estate. This has forced investors to seek "escape hatches" from fluctuating capital gains taxes. Tax-deferred exchanges permit the disposition of property often with the taxpayer receiving significant cash but without the payment of any tax. Functionally, an exchange is a "bridge" over the normally taxable event of moving from one property to another. This course alerts the practitioner to the different planning opportunities that surround exchanging and also identifies the tax consequences of home sales, foreclosure, repossession and other real property dispositions. Additional topics of interest include involuntary conversions and at-risk limits.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course is designed to survey selected "hot" topics having a direct impact on the property owner and investor. The emphasis is on problem areas where the unwary beginner and expert alike can be trapped. You will learn to identify dangers involving installment sales, imputed interest, exchanging, equity participation, condemnation, passive loss rules, and transactions with foreign investors.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 11.0

11.0 $ 74.95 CPA, EA Buy
The need for effective retirement planning has never been greater. This course is essential for participants who wish to attain a comfortable retirement for themselves and their clients by maximizing tax saving strategies. Retirement income needs are calculated; net after tax Social Security benefits are determined; and distribution options from IRAs and retirement plans are explored. Special consideration is given to the tax treatment of the home and business on retirement. Buy-sell agreements are discussed and eldercare planning is examined.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 17.0

17.0 $ 99.95 CPA, EA Buy
The need for effective retirement planning has never been greater. This mini-course is essential for participants who wish to attain a comfortable retirement for themselves and their clients by maximizing tax saving strategies. Retirement income needs are analyzed; Social Security benefits are determined; and distribution options from IRAs and retirement plans are explored.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
The need for effective retirement planning has never been greater. This course is essential for participants who wish to attain a comfortable retirement for themselves and their clients by maximizing tax saving strategies. This presentation integrates federal taxation with retirement planning. The course will examine tax and savings strategies related to determining retirement income needs, wealth building, capital preservation, and estate distribution. The result is a unified explanation of tax-economics that will permit the tax professional to locate, analyze, and solve financial aspects of retirement. Designed to improve the quality of services to clients and the profitability of engagements, this program projects the accountant into the world of retirement planning. This course will give the participant practice in analyzing problems, developing solutions, and presenting final personal retirement plans to clients. The emphasis is on practical simplicity in dealing with the self-employed and highly compensated individual. Retirement income needs are calculated; net after tax Social Security benefits are determined; and distribution options from IRAs and retirement plans are explored. Special consideration is given to the tax treatment of the home and business on retirement. Buy-sell agreements are discussed and eldercare planning is examined.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 32.0

32.0 $ 123.95 CPA, EA Buy
This presentation integrates federal taxation with retirement planning. The course will examine tax and savings strategies related to determining retirement income needs, wealth building, capital preservation, and estate distribution. The result is a unified explanation of tax-economics that will permit the tax professional to locate, analyze, and solve financial aspects of retirement. Designed to improve the quality of services to clients and the profitability of engagements, this program projects the accountant into the world of retirement planning. This course will give the participant practice in analyzing problems, developing solutions, and presenting final personal retirement plans to clients. The emphasis is on practical simplicity in dealing with the self-employed and highly compensated individual.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 18.0

18.0 $ 103.95 CPA, EA Buy
We are all (including tax practitioners) getting older, and the need for effective retirement planning has never been greater. This course is essential for participants who wish to attain a comfortable retirement for themselves and their clients by maximizing tax saving strategies. Designed to improve the quality of services to clients and the profitability of engagements, this presentation integrates federal taxation with retirement planning. The emphasis is on practical simplicity in dealing with the self-employed and highly compensated individual. Distribution options from IRAs and other retirement plans are explored.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 4.0

4.0 $ 34.95 CPA, EA Buy
In this course, the intricacies of setting up and terminating an S corporation are detailed and taxation is discussed. The numerous advantages and disadvantages of this entity are identified to help practitioners determine whether the S corporation is most suitable for their clients. Eligible domestic corporations can avoid double taxation by electing to be treated as an S corporation under the rules of Subchapter S. Subchapter S provides an optional method of corporate taxation and allows small business corporations to elect unusual tax treatment. The S corporation is taxed like a partnership, but in other respects, S corporations are taxed like C corporations.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
Business expenses are the costs of carrying on a trade or business, and they are usually deductible if the business is operated to make a profit. This mini-course reviews various expenses that businesses may deduct and the requirements that must be met for those expenses to qualify for deduction. Furthermore, practitioners can use this as a guide to determine which of their clients' taxes are deductible as business expenses.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
How can you help your clients protect their assets? What is the best way for your client to "go bankrupt"? How can you help your client avoid the tax trap when going through a divorce? This course addresses all of these and many other, critical legal issues for the tax practitioner in a quick and effective potpourri of legal topics and their tax impact. The emphasis is on the tax consequences of common legal issues in today's litigious society. From the Americans with Disabilities Act to Social Security taxes, a generous sampling of key areas is examined and explored. Tax practitioners will be quickly surprised to find how often the "tax tail" can wag the legal dog.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Acts of 2010 represent the most sweeping and controversial public health care program since the creation of Medicare. Overhauling a healthcare industry that accounts for over one sixth of the national economy while adding coverage for 32 million Americans, these Acts make extensive use of the Internal Revenue Code to reform health insurance. In fact, they contain more than $400 billion in revenue raisers and new taxes. This course overviews these major tax law changes and their affect on individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 2.0

2.0 $ 19.95 CPA, EA Buy
Americans who want to be their own boss are not entirely on their own. They have a rich uncle - Uncle Sam - who is there to help, as well as to make demands. The nation's tax laws are intended to encourage people to start new businesses and are chock full of incentives and tax breaks, as well as sometimes onerous reporting requirements. This course is a fast-paced and entertaining guide through tax issues affecting business entities and their owners. The focus of this class is on tax devices and techniques available to the small-business owner. Emphasis will be given to operational deductions, fringe benefits, compensation, family income splitting, retirement plans, and estate planning.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 24.0

24.0 $ 119.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course brings the practitioner information on tax issues affecting interest and debt. The various types of interest and their required allocation are explored and reviewed. For the economically troubled client, special attention is devoted to debt cancellation, repossession, discounts, and foreclosure. The program also discusses installment sales, taxable interest, and bad debts.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
Tax resolution means providing solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. To resolve tax matters with the IRS, the IRS' Offer in Compromise (OIC) program encourages delinquent taxpayers to settle their back taxes-often for pennies on the dollar. This course covers other options to explore. The areas to be covered are: Offers in Compromise, Wage Garnishments, Bankruptcy, Installment, Delinquent Tax Returns, IRS Bank Levies, Freedom of Information Requests, IRS Payment Plans, Payroll Tax Problems, IRS Audits, Penalty Abatement, Liens, Collection Appeals, IRS Appeals, Innocent Spouse and Expiration of Statutes. The course also contains step-by-step information needed in order to prepare a complete and accurate Offer in Compromise (Form 656), 433-A, and 433-B.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 8.0

8.0 $ 59.95 CPA, EA Buy
This course explores many tax issues that arise from filing for bankruptcy. Also addressed are asset protection for the tax practitioner and medical costs covered under section 213. There is an examination of property settlements and other transfers incident to divorce. A tax surprise for many taxpayers is the taxability of debt cancellation and repossessing property sold on the installment method can also be taxable. Finally, practitioners are brought up-to-date information on tax issues affecting estate planning and business issues.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 3.0

3.0 $ 27.95 CPA, EA Buy
Updating practitioners on current developments, this core program examines and explains the practical aspects of travel and entertainment deductions. Fundamentals are reviewed and planning opportunities identified. Creative strategies are discussed and evaluated along with traditional approaches. Taxpayers are once again looking to their tax professional for guidance and planning related to travel and entertainment expenses. The goal of this course is to understand and solve problems. Participants will learn to master the proper administration of these complex and often cumbersome provisions in an entertaining format.

Field of Study: Taxes

CPE Hours: 16.0

16.0 $ 99.95 CPA, EA Buy

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