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Accounting
Accounting for Derivatives (AAADERDP) -- Course Description:
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.



CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Accounting Changes & Error Corrections-ASC 250 (AAAERRKC) -- Course Description:
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the accounting requirements with respect to accounting changes and error corrections and the related reporting implications within an entity’s financial statements.  The scope of accounting changes includes a discussion of changes in accounting principles, changes in accounting estimates, as well as changes of a reporting entity.  The course also provides an overview of the accounting requirements of correcting errors in previously issued financial statements as well as restatement considerations.  A majority of the information included within this course is sourced from the requirements found within FASB ASC Topic No 250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections.



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Accounting for Inventory (AAAINVSB) -- Course Description:
Accounting for Inventory is intended for accountants, auditors, and students, who can benefit from its broad range of topics related to inventory. The book also provides references to the author’s popular Accounting Best Practices podcast, which provides additional coverage of several inventory topics. As such, it may earn a place on your book shelf as a reference tool for years to come.


CPE Hours: 13
Price: $120.25
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Analysis of the Corporate Annual Report (AAANNRDP) -- Course Description: 
This course focuses on an analysis of the corporate annual report. It helps 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.


CPE Hours: 3.5
Price: $33.35
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Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements (AAAUFSDP) -- Course Description:
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. After a thorough overview of financial statements, major tools and techniques as explained, including: • Horizontal and vertical analysis • Common-size statements • Ratio analysis • Liquidity and activity ratios • Profitability ratios • Capital structure and solvency ratios • Market test ratios • Cash flow ratios The significance of interim financial statements and segment reporting is explored, as are analysis of annual reports and management discussion and analysis (MDA). The analytical techniques discussed in this course are well within the limits of today’s information technology. Once the concepts are understood, software can be used to eliminate much of the computational tedium involved.


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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It's All About Your Bottom Line -Developing Accounts Payables Issues & Practices (AABOTTMS) -- Course Description:
The business world is changing rapidly and along with it the accounts payable function. Technology, automation, new regulatory issues and an exploding fraudulent arena are all having their impact. These changes, if not recognized and dealt with appropriately can have a huge negative impact on any organization’s bottom line. In order to remain competitive, no organization can afford excess expenses or losses due to poor practices in accounts payable. 
It’s All about Your Bottom Line: Developing Accounts Payable Issues and Practices looks at changing best practices and identifies those which must change in order for the accounts payable function to remain effective and thus allow the parent organization to remain competitive. It also explains why best practices are so important and why keeping current on the latest practices is a critical practice for all organizations. In very practical terms, it explores the accounts payable process, identifies developing issues and describes practices every organization should use to ensure their bottom line is not devastated by their use of old practices that don’t provide the protection they should. Topics covered include invoices, payments, the move to electronic payments, the receipt issue, new payment frauds, vendor portals, data analytics, use of personal devices (smartphones and tablets) in AP and more.
 


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $101.75
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Accounting and Auditing Guidance and Resources (AACCNMGR) -- Course Description:
This course will consider several areas of accounting and auditing guidance and resources. The FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification is the source of U.S. GAAP to be applied to nongovernmental entities. The content and organization of the Codification will be reviewed in order for CPAs to effectively access and research the proper accounting standards. The sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act addressing oversight, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and internal controls over financial reporting will be reviewed along with the auditing standards issued by the PCAOB. The activities of the Private Company Council and the guidance issued by the Council will also be outlined.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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New Revenue Recognition Rules: ASU 2014-09 (AACCNMRR) -- Course Description:
This course will consider the significance of the guidance issued, review the core principle related to the recognition of revenue, identify the specific steps that should be applied to recognize revenue and consider the actions needed in order to be prepared to implement the revenue guidance by the effective date of the standard.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $13.25
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A Guide to IFRS (AACDPIFRSG) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Statement of Cash Flows (AACFLOSB) -- Course Description:
The Statement of Cash Flows course describes the objectives of the statement of cash flows, the different presentation methods that can be used, and how to prepare it. The course also notes the presentation treatment of many special situations, data collection issues, and the disclosure requirements for related information. In addition, the course describes several key cash flow analyses, including how to interpret the statement of cash flows.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Accounting Changes and Error Corrections (AACHNGSB) -- Course Description:
The Accounting Changes and Error Corrections course describes the situations in which it is necessary to make adjustments to prior period financial statements, and when adjustments are only needed for the current period or in future periods. The differing treatments of changes in accounting principle, accounting estimate, and reporting entity are noted, as well as how to deal with the correction of errors in previously issued financial statements. The course also addresses the concept of materiality, which pertains to the correction of accounting errors.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Controller's Library Value Pack (AACLibVP) -- Course Description:
This is a value pack consisting of 3 individual courses- Closing the Books, Lean Accounting and Budgeting. Each has a separate PDF and a separate exam. The courses can be taken in any order.


CPE Hours: 43
Price: $255.00
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Compilation & Review Engagements - Current Issues including SSARS #21 (AACLPCRE) -- Course Description:
This material covers issues affecting compilation and review engagements in currently effective SSARS No. 19 and presents changes in SSARS No. 21 effective for periods ending on or after December 15, 2015.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Accounts Receivable Best Practices for Small To Medium Sized Commercial Entities (AACMCARBP) -- 
Course Description:

This course reviews best practices in the accounts receivable function of small to medium commercial entities as it relates to invoicing and pricing.  It also focuses on credit best practices including credit evaluation, use of Z Score and other ratios and methods to secure customer payment when open ended credit is deemed too risky.  Collection best practices are explored including those related to account reconciliation.  Payment application, internal controls and available banking technology are also reviewed.




CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Financial Ratio Analysis (AACMCFRA) -- Course Description:
Financial ratio analysis is an effective tool for CPAs to evaluate and analyze financial trends to highlight operational efficiencies and inefficiencies. For the CPA in the attest function, financial ratios can be an important tool for audit planning to identify operational issues as well as any potential going concern questions that should be addressed.
Through the use of example financial statements, this course demonstrates the practical uses of:
• Common sized financial statements
• Commonly used financial ratios
• The DuPont Model for evaluating return on equity
• Ratios to forecast working capital
• Cash flow ratios to identify potential liquidity issues


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Revenue and Margin Analysis (AACMCRMA) -- 
Course Description
The comparison of actual revenue or margin amounts to either budget or prior year results will generally result in a variance.  This course demonstrates mathematical formulas to compute the amount of that variance that is attributable to pricing decisions, unit volume and product mix.  In the case of margin variances, the calculation for product cost is an additional component.  This method is an important tool to clearly and concisely explain revenue and margin variances to marketing, operations and executive personnel.  Specific topics covered are the calculation of the price, volume, mix and cost components as well as an explanation of the concept of product mix.  Applicable to CPA’s working in the manufacturing or distribution industry as well as CPA’s in public accounting who serve these industries.For a more detailed course description click here.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Creating An Effective AP Policy & Procedures Manual (AACMSAPP) -- Course Description:
Effective policies and procedures in the Accounts Payable function is critical for any organization wishing to reduce or eliminate duplicate payments, prevent and detect fraud, be cost effective and compliant with all regulatory issues affecting the payment function. The first step in that battle is having a current, detailed policy and procedures manual. This course presents information the professional can use to create an effective manual, that not only documents the organizations policies and procedures, can be used as a reference and training guide. Industry expert Mary Schaeffer shows auditors, controllers, and managers how to create such a manual when none exists. She also includes an outline for a sample policy as well as a checklist they can use to determine if their current policy is best practice or something less.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $13.25
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Internal Controls in Accounts Payable (AACMSICAP9) -- Course Description:
Strong internal controls are key to any effective accounts payable function. Without such controls, fraud is easier to commit, duplicate payments increase and the function is not cost-effective. This course presents information the professional can use to identify control problems and implement strong controls.  Industry expert Mary Schaeffer shows auditors, controllers, and managers where control issues are likely to occur, how to strengthen controls, and best practices for a control effective accounts payable function. 

 


 



CPE Hours: 9
Price: $85.50
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Master Vendor File (and other issues) in Accounts Payable (AACMSMVF) -- Course Description:
Vendor issues in an effective accounts payable function are often ignored. This is unfortunate because poor controls around the master vendor file, the way data is entered and the lack of rigid internal controls all play a key role in preventing fraud and duplicate payments. And, it’s not as easy as you might think. There are numerous details, which if ignored, can cause problems whose impact is felt directly in the bottom line. Industry expert Mary Schaeffer delves into this material revealing where the problems are and what every organization should be doing to minimize, if not eliminate, the impact of these issues.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Accounts Payable-Value Pack (AACMSVPAP) -- This Value Pack is comprised of 3 separate courses. Each course has its own EBook, Exam and Certificate.

CPE Hours: 10.5
Price: $79.95
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Preparing for Year End in Accounts Payable (AACMSYEC) -- 
Course Description:
The year-end tasks in accounts payable are critical to accurate financial statements for any organization. Yet, often, they are a last minute affair, and proper attention is not accorded the tasks. This course is designed to highlight the issues both directly related to the year-end close and present information the professional can use to implement a smoother close in accounts payable. Industry expert Mary Schaeffer shows auditors, controllers, and managers where year-end problems are likely to occur, how to prevent those problems moving forward. She also offers some straightforward best-practice advice on how to run the close in accounts payable as smoothly as possible.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Construction Accounting - A Practitioner's Guide (AACONSBB) -- Course Description:
This course addresses every aspect of the accounting for a construction business. The intent is to not only explain accounting concepts, but also provide examples and show how an accounting system can be constructed and operated. The course pays particular attention to unique aspects of construction accounting that are not encountered in other industries, including the job cost ledger, change orders, back charges, percentage of completion calculations, and the treatment of anticipated losses on contracts.


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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Accounting Controls (AACSBAC15) -- Course Description:
The Accounting Controls Guidebook describes the controls needed for all of the major functional areas of a business, including order entry, shipping, billing, cash receipts, accounts payable, payroll, and more.


CPE Hours: 12
Price: $110.00
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Accounting for Investments (AACSBAFI) -- Course Description:
Accounting for Investments describes how the accounting varies for each type of investment classification, notes the treatment of impaired assets, how to deal with realized and unrealized gains and losses, and the treatment of other accounting concepts. The course also describes the controls, forms, and procedures needed to effectively manage investments.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Accounts Payables Management (AACSBAP) -- Course Description:
Proper management of the accounts payable function calls for a comprehensive knowledge of transaction flows, controls, and the latest technology. The Payables Management course delves into these topics in detail, addressing the accounting for each type of payables transaction, control systems, use taxes, payables fraud, record keeping, unclaimed property reporting, measurement systems, and more.


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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Business Combinations and Consolidations (AACSBBCC) -- Course Description:
The Business Combinations and Consolidations course describes the accounting for business combinations, including the identification of goodwill, reverse acquisitions, and disclosures. The course also notes how to account for a reduced investment in an investee using the equity method. The course goes on to discuss goodwill impairment, the consolidation of financial statements, and the steps involved in integrating accounting activities following a business combination.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Cost Accounting Fundamentals (AACSBCAFR) -- Course Description:
Cost Accounting Fundamentals addresses all aspects of cost accounting, including how to compile inventory costs, when to use job costing, process costing, and standard costing, and how to allocate joint costs. We also explain how to use cost accounting in the development of new products and their prices, as well as how to conduct analyses with direct costing, activity-based costing, and constraint analysis.

 



CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Credit and Collections Guidebook (AACSBCC14) -- Course Description:
The Credit & Collection Guidebook shows how to achieve a balance between more sales and a reasonable amount of bad debt by focusing on the design and management of the credit and collection functions. The discussion ranges from the structure of specific jobs to the full range of collection and litigation tactics that can be used to collect money from customers.



CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Corporate Cash Management - A Treasurer's Guide (AACSBCCCM14) -- Course Description: 
Corporate Cash Management reveals how to create a cash forecast, invest cash, raise funds, implement cash controls, mitigate foreign exchange risk, and more.




CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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The CPA's Guidebook (AACSBCPAG) -- Course Description:
The CPA's Guidebook provides the accountant with detailed information about the three responsibilities of accountancy – recordation, classification, and reporting. In addition, the course describes a variety of management and analysis tasks with which the accountant is typically charged. The course is intended to improve the performance of accountants by increasing their knowledge of the practical operational details of accounting, as well as the accounting standards to which they are subjected.


 



CPE Hours: 30
Price: $202.50
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Closing the Books (AACSBCTB13) -- Course Description:
Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide demonstrates how the accounting systems summarize information into financial statements, how to close the books efficiently, how to construct financial statements, and the controls and record keeping systems needed to close the books.


CPE Hours: 13
Price: $120.25
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Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging (AACSBDH) -- Course Description:
Accounting for Derivatives and Hedges describes a number of derivatives that can be used to mitigate certain types of risk, with an emphasis on how these derivatives are deployed. The course also notes the accounting, controls, and disclosures for derivatives and hedges, with specific emphasis on cash flow hedges and fair value hedges.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Accounting for Earnings Per Share (AACSBEPS) -- Course Description:
The Accounting for Earnings per Share course notes the types of organizations that are required to present earnings per share information, and describes the requirements for calculating and presenting basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share. It also addresses the calculation methods used to derive earnings per share, including the treasury stock method, reverse treasury stock method, and two-class method.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Fair Value Accounting Basics (AACSBFVA) -- Course Description:
This course addresses all aspects of the GAAP requirement to report certain assets and liabilities at their fair values. This includes when fair value measurements should be performed, the parameters for measuring fair value, and how to disclose this information in the financial statements. The course also notes those situations in which fair value is used to evaluate whether assets have been impaired.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Hospitality Accounting: Financial & Managerial Accounting Reference (AACSBHOS) -- Course Description:
This course describes the essential accounting for anyone in the hospitality industry, which includes hotels, restaurants, spas, and similar businesses. The course familiarizes the accountant with basic concepts and then addresses the various types of financial statements and the accounting needed to construct them. More detailed financial accounting topics include payroll, fixed assets, and payables. There are also many managerial accounting topics, such as the construction of a budget, price formulation systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cash management.


CPE Hours: 19
Price: $166.25
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New Controller Guide-Revised (AACSBNGG2) -- 
Course Description:
The New Controller Guidebook describes each responsibility of the new controller and shows you how to manage each one as efficiently as possible. Topics also include the financial statements, closing the books, budgeting, and computer system selection.


CPE Hours: 18
Price: $156.60
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Public Company Accounting (AACSBPC) -- Course Description:
In a public company, the accounting department will find itself buried with additional reporting requirements and controls, though senior management will have a clear opportunity to raise money through the public markets. In the Public Company Accounting and Finance course, we explore both of these aspects of a public company. The accountant must learn about earnings per share, segment reporting, and Staff Accounting Bulletins, as well as quarterly and annual reporting to the SEC. 



CPE Hours: 13
Price: $120.25
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Project Accounting (AACSBPRJ14) -- Course Description:
Project Accounting describes the role of the accountant in designing a cost collection system for a project, charging expenses to it, and measuring the amount of revenue to be recognized. The course also addresses the management of change orders, allowances, and contingencies, while noting the impact of GAAP requirements on specific project issues, including interest capitalization and the treatment of research and development costs. The controls and measurements used for projects are also discussed.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Real Estate Accounting (AACSBREA) -- Course Description:
This course describes the accounting to be used for all types of real estate transactions, such as retail land sales, real estate sales, property exchanges, and the sale of time-share intervals. It also reveals the related financial statement presentations and accompanying disclosures. In addition, the course describes the accounting related to the rental of property, and investments in real estate ventures.


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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Revenue Recognition (AACSBRRV) -- Course Description: 
Revenue Recognition describes the five-step process for recognizing revenue related to contracts with customers. The discussion includes the establishment of a contract, the determination of performance obligations, and how to set and allocate prices. The course covers many ancillary topics as well, including the treatment of variable consideration, noncash consideration, price discounts, subsequent price changes, consignments, licensing, repurchase agreements, disclosures, and much more. The course material is based on Revenue from Contracts with Customers, Topic 606, as well as subsequent updates.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Accounting Controls and Accounting Procedures - Value Pack (AACSBVPACAP) -- Course Description:
This Value Pack is comprised of 2 courses: Accounting Controls and Accounting Procedures. Each has a separate Ebook, exam and  certificate.


CPE Hours: 26
Price: $165.75
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Current Developments in Accounting & Financial Reporting (AACSFAFR) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 16
Price: $143.20
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Specialized Industry GAAP: Entertainment (AAENTEDP) -- Course Description:
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.

Each citation in this course will have its ASC topic number and description, ASC citation (XXX-YY-ZZ-PP).


CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Fixed Asset Accounting (AAFAACSB) -- Course Description:
Fixed Asset Accounting addresses both the GAAP and IFRS accounting for all aspects of fixed assets, including their initial purchase, impairment, revaluation, and disposal. The course also covers the disclosure of fixed asset information, as well as related controls, measurements, record keeping, and policies and procedures.


CPE Hours: 12
Price: $111.00
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Fair Value Accounting -Overview (AAFAIRMW) -- Course Description:
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.



CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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Agricultural Accounting (AAFARMSB) -- Course Description:
This course addresses every aspect of the accounting that one might encounter in a farm, ranch, or related business. The intent is to not only explain accounting concepts, but also to provide examples and show how an accounting system can be constructed and operated. The course pays particular attention to unique aspects of agricultural accounting that are not encountered in other industries, including special valuation rules for inventory, hedging transactions, dealing with cooperatives, and recording non-current farm assets.


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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Full Disclosures in Financial Reporting (AAFDISP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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GAAP Guidebook 2017 (AAGAGBSB) -- Course Description:
The accounting by businesses in the United States is largely governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The source documents for GAAP cover multiple thousands of pages, so their heft alone makes them difficult to research. The GAAP Guidebook lightens the research chore by presenting the essential elements of GAAP in a single volume, with an emphasis on key accounting requirements and disclosures. These essential elements are closely supported by several hundred examples and tips.


CPE Hours: 28
Price: $203.00
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Governmental Accounting and Reporting (AAGOVRDP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 7.5
Price: $70.00
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IFRS in the USA-An Implementation Guide (AAIFRSMW) -- Course Description: 
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. 



CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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IFRS Guidebook (AAIFRSSB) -- Course Description:
The IFRS Guidebook discusses the key elements of International Financial Reporting Standards, as well as how to record and disclose accounting information.


CPE Hours: 23
Price: $189.75
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Accounting for Intangible Assets (AAINTASB) -- Course Description:
The Accounting for Intangible Assets course covers the different types of intangible assets, and then describes how to account for goodwill, including goodwill impairment testing and the situations in which goodwill can be amortized. Further, the accounting for internal-use software, website development costs, and patents are noted. A complete set of financial statement disclosure requirements for intangible assets is also stated.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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The Income Statement: Accounting & Reporting (AAISARDP) -- Course Description:
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, unusual 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.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Lean Accounting Guidebook (AALEANSB) -- Course Description: The Lean Accounting Guidebook reveals how to streamline the accounting department with over 150 improvement tips for billing, collections, cost accounting, fixed assets, payables, payroll, and more.

CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Accounting for Leases (AALEASSB) -- Course Description:
The Accounting for Leases course discusses the different components of leases, the types of leases that may be used by a lessee and lessor, and the accounting for each type of lease. The course also addresses how lease liabilities and right-of-use assets are calculated and presented in the financial statements. A number of additional topics are addressed, including the treatment of initial direct costs, sale and leaseback transactions, and lease-related disclosures.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (AALOSSKC) -- Course Description:
This course provides an in-depth overview of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in June 2016. The new standard will apply to nearly all entities, not just those in the financial services industry, and will change how entities document and account for credit impairment on their respective financial instruments. This new standard is effective for public business entities for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods therein. As such, this means that calendar-year SEC filers will have to apply the new requirements starting in first quarter 2020.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Not-for-Profit Accounting (AANOTPDP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Non Profit Accounting- A Practitioner’s Guide (AANPRFSB) -- Course Description:
This course provides guidance in how to create and operate a nonprofit accounting system, close the books, and produce financial statements – all while operating in accordance with the unique nonprofit accounting standards. Coverage of accounting standards includes revenue recognition, joint costs, split-interest agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. The course also describes detailed systems of control, budgeting, and ratio analysis to maintain a proper level of control over funds.



CPE Hours: 16
Price: $143.20
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Partnership Accounting (AAPARTSB) -- Course Description:
The Partnership Accounting course focuses on the accounting for all types of transactions that are unique to a partnership. The discussion includes the contribution of funds to a partnership, capital accounts, the allocation of profits and losses to partners, the admission of a new partner into a partnership, and the liquidation of a partnership


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Payroll Management 2017 (AAPAYMSB) -- Course Description:
Payroll Management describes how to properly manage the payroll department with a variety of efficiency techniques, procedures, and controls. It also shows how to comply with an array of payroll regulations, deposit taxes, account for payroll transactions, and issue payroll reports. It also addresses such special topics as payroll recordkeeping systems and whether to outsource payroll processing.


CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Accounting For Pensions and Postretirement Benefits (AAPRETDP) -- Course Description:
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


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Accounting Procedures Guidebook (AAPROCSB) -- Course Description:
The Accounting Procedures Guidebook describes the procedures and forms needed for all of the major accounting and other functional areas of a business, including order entry, shipping, billing, cash receipts, accounts payable, payroll, and more.


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $101.75
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Current Topics in Accounting & Reporting Value Packs (AAREPTVP) -- Course Description: This accounting value pack is comprised of 6 separate courses. Each course has its own EBook and Exam. The courses are: Statement of Cash Flows, Accounting for Leases, The Income Statement: Accounting 7 Reporting, Revenue Recognition Principles, Current Development in Accounting & Financial Reporting and Fair Value Accounting Basics.

CPE Hours: 30
Price: $200.00
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Revenue Recognition-New Guidelines (AAREVRDP) -- Course Description:
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.  This new revenue recognition standard was issued to replace virtually all revenue recognition guidance found in U.S. GAAP and IFRS, including the existing guidance found in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition.

The new revenue standard creates a single source of revenue guidance for all companies in all industries. This is a significant difference from the guidance used currently, which contains many instances of industry- or transaction-specific recommendations.  This course reviews many of the new provisions through 2016. 



CPE Hours: 4.5
Price: $42.50
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Revenue Recognition Principles (AAREVRKC) -- Course Description:
This course provides an overview of the new revenue recognition standards prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued in May 2014. The new standards are effective for public business entities for annual reporting periods after December 1, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. For calendar year public filers, these entities will need to implement the new standards starting in 2018.  This course primarily walks through the new five-step process involved in the new revenue recognition model.  


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Controller's Library Value Pack (AASBCVP) -- Course Description:
This is a value pack consisting of 3 individual courses- Closing the Books, Lean Accounting and Budgeting. Each has a separate PDF and a separate exam. The courses can be taken in any order.


CPE Hours: 43
Price: $255.00
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The Soft Close (AASCLOSB) -- Course Description:
The Soft Close course describes the normal closing steps that can be eliminated or altered in order to achieve a simpler soft close. It also describes the risks associated with using a soft close, and the situations in which this type of close can be used. Ancillary topics are also covered, including recommended disclosures and how to employ a soft close in a multi-subsidiary environment.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Corporate Governance (AASOXGDP) -- Course Description:
The past years has witnessed a number of high-profile corporate scandals: Enron, Tyco International, Healthsouth, Global Crossing, and WorldCom (now-MCI). While these are the most glaring, there are many more companies whose shareholders and employees have suffered as stock prices fell, such as Nokia, Lucent Technologies, and many internet-related businesses. The course examines recent developments in finance and accounting and a series of corporate accounting scandals on the heels of the Enron debacle that have led to new sweeping accounting guidelines, proposals, and legislation—most notably, the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. Many of the issues surrounding the SOX Act—especially Section 402, 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. The illegal practice of stock option backdating is described as well.


CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation (AASTBCSB) -- Course Description:
The Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation course describes the treatment of equity-based compensation that is paid to employees and outsiders. The valuation and expense recognition for these stock awards is discussed, along with the related concepts of employee stock ownership plans and employee share purchase plans. In addition, the views of the Securities and Exchange Commission in regard to this topic are summarized.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Selected Topics in Small to Medium Sized Businesses Value Pack (AAUSMBVP) -- Course Description:
This value pack is comprised of 5 separate courses. Each one has its own EBook, exam and certificate. The courses are Effective Internal Controls for Small Businesses, Payroll Management, Accounts Payables Management, Accounts Receivable Best Practices for Small to Medium Sized Commercial Entities and Creating an Effective AP Policy & Procedure Manual.


CPE Hours: 30
Price: $200.00
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Year End Close (AAYENDSB) -- Course Description: The Year-End Close course notes the actions to be taken to close the books at the end of the fiscal year, as well as other activities required at the end of the calendar year. There is a particular emphasis on several major areas of accounting, including receivables, inventory, fixed assets, payables, and payroll. Additional tasks required for the year-end close of a publicly held company are also described.

CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Purchasing and Payables Value Pack (APPPSBVP) -- Course Description:
This Value Pack is comprised of 2 separate courses.Purchasing Guidebook (Production) and Payables Management (Accounting). Each course has a separate EBook, exam and certificate.


CPE Hours: 24
Price: $163.20
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CFO Reference Library Value Pack (FSBCFOVP) -- Course Description:
This value pack is comprised of three separate  courses: CFO Guidebook, Investor Relations and Cash Management.  36 hrs- Finance and 14 hrs-Accounting


CPE Hours: 43
Price: $295.00
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Inventory Accounting & Management Value Pack (VPAPINSB) -- This value pack is comprised of 2 different courses. Each course has a separate EBook, exam and certificate. They can be taken in any order.

CPE Hours: 28
Price: $172.55
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Audit
Fraud in the Workplace- An Overview (AACCDFRW) -- Course Description:
After discussing the background of employee fraud, this course will address some of the most common types of asset misappropriation. The frauds will be presented in the following order. Current Assets, Cash,Accounts Receivable Merchandise Inventory, Property, Plant & Equipment, Intangible Assets. Each fraudulent activity covered will include some or all of the following subsections: Description, • Hypothetical example,Prevention and detection methods,Cases-in-Point and Summary.


CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Corporate Fraud Investigators (AACCNMCFB) -- 
Course Description

As the primary agency investigating corporate fraud, the FBI has focused its efforts on cases which involve accounting schemes, self-dealing by corporate employees, and obstruction of justice to conceal fraudulent activities from criminal and regulatory authorities. This course will review the efforts being made by the FBI and several other federal corporate crime busting governmental bodies within the United States to prevent fraud.

 



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Corporate Fraud Case Studies (AACCNMCFC) -- Course Description:
This course will recap several actual cases of corporate fraud as presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition, you will be introduced to an organization known as the Fraud Deterrence Initiative and have the opportunity to read the story of an actual corporate fraud criminal


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Fraud Update:The Impact of Fraud and Actions to Address Fraud (AACCNMFU) -- Course Description:
This course will consider the significant impact of fraud and the measures that have occurred to address fraud, particularly white-collar crime. The United States government response to events and situations involving fraudulent activity will be looked at along with the consequences for committing fraud. The effectiveness of an organization’s internal control system plays an important role regarding fraud. The recently updated Internal Control – Integrated Framework provides valuable information for organizations of all sizes to consider regarding sound actions to deter and detect fraud. Examples of fraud risks will be reviewed along with steps that can be implemented as part of an anti-fraud program.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Who Commits Fraud? (AACCNMWCF) -- Course Description
This course will discuss the typical profile of an employee who is liable to commit corporate fraud as revealed by numerous studies.  In addition, you will be provided with several types of common schemes which these criminals utilize to embezzle funds from their organizations.  Finally, this course will provide you with various tips and techniques which may be utilized to prevent fraud from occurring in your workplace or those of your clients. 


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $13.25
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Overview of SSARS No. 21 (AACKCSS21) -- Course Description:
This course will provide a strong overview of the key principles and requirements of SSARS No. 21,  SSARS No. 21 includes significant revisions that affect the standards used by accountants in public practice who prepare financial statements for their clients.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $13.25
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Auditing Revenue Recognition-An Overview (AACLPARR) -- 
Course Description:
This course focuses on issues of revenue recognition from basic accounting principles and concepts to specific issues in the auditing standards.  Designing strategies and plans to audit revenue recognition will also be discussed.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Compilation & Review Engagements - Current Issues including SSARS #21 (AACLPCRE) -- Course Description:
This material covers issues affecting compilation and review engagements in currently effective SSARS No. 19 and presents changes in SSARS No. 21 effective for periods ending on or after December 15, 2015.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Performing Review Engagements (AACLPPRE) -- Course Description:
 An overview of the requirements from SSARS No. 21 in section AR-C 90 of the AICPA Professional Standards, as well as other sections of the SSARS literature is discussed in these materials. Specific application guidance for some of the SSARS requirements for review engagements is also included. SSARS No.21 is effective for periods ending on or after December 15, 2015 with earlier application permitted.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Performing Tests of Balances (AACLPPTB) -- Course Description:
This course focuses on how to perform auditing procedures for all major financial statement classifications.  The material includes illustrative auditing procedures and discusses the affects of assessed levels of risk of material misstatement on the design and performance of substantive procedures.
Who will benefit: CPA firm staff personnel assigned to audit engagements who desire a better understanding of how to audit tests of balances will benefit.  Internal auditors and finance personnel employed in various industries will also benefit from this material.
 


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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Small Audits Made Easy and Profitable (AACLPSA) -- Course Description:
This course is designed to provide an overview of how to plan and complete high quality small audits efficiently. This course will provide you with a framework that you can apply within your CPA firm to increase profits on small audits.


CPE Hours: 9
Price: $85.50
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Spreadsheet Controls under Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (AACMCS404) -- Course Description
Spreadsheets have become pervasive in most companies and have many uses.  Those that are used in the financial reporting process are of most concern to the assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley. This course discusses how to evaluate spreadsheets under the rules of Section 404 and Auditing Standard No. 5 as well as what specific compensating spreadsheet controls are supported by Excel 2007 and Excel 2010.  This course has been written for 2007.  Steps that differ in Excel 2010 have been noted in gray shadow boxes.. This course splits the CPE hours between Audit and Computer Science


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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SSARS Engagements- Practical Issues (AACPLCRE2) -- Course Description:
SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification, is effective for periods ending on or after December 15, 2015 with earlier application permitted. The contents of this SSARS, covered in the first part of this series, are included in the AICPA Professional Standards in: 1. AR-C Section 60, General Principles for Engagements Performed in Accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services; 2. AR-C Section 70, Preparation of Financial Statements, 3. AR-C Section 80, Compilation Engagements; and 4. AR-C Section 90, Review of Financial Statements.
This part of the series focuses primarily on practical issues related to performing reviews and full-disclosure compilations, the third part specifically addresses compilation and preparation engagements, and the fourth part covers review engagements.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Auditing Developments 2015 (AACSFAD15) -- Course Description:
The latest developments affecting audit engagements are addressed in this course. 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, and lastly, a section on the issuance of SAS Nos. 127 and 128  as part of the ASB’s Clarity Project, and much more.  The course focuses on reviewing and recalling rules related to auditing standards including new developments related to those standards.


CPE Hours: 16
Price: $143.20
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Major Changes to Auditing Standards:SAS Nos. 122-127 (AACSFCAS) -- Course Description:
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. 122-127. The course is written in a format that provides an overview by allowing the reader to review, recall and identify key provisions within the new standards.


CPE Hours: 8
Price: $76.00
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Fraud Overview for Accountants and Auditors (aacsffoaa) -- Course Description:
The course addresses various issues related to fraud. In particular, accountants and auditors need to be aware of the types of fraud that clients and employees may be committing, especially in light of myriad lawsuits against auditors and accountants. Topics include a review of the results of the fraud Report to the Nation, types of fraud, auditor’s role in addressing fraud, and the accountant’s responsibility for fraud in a compilation and review engagement. The course also discusses miscellaneous fraud-related issues including whistle blowing, anti-fraud measures, considering an entity’s fraud scorecard, and more.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Fair Value Accounting -Overview (AAFAIRMW) -- Course Description:
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.



CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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Selected Topics in Small to Medium Sized Businesses Value Pack (AAUSMBVP) -- Course Description:
This value pack is comprised of 5 separate courses. Each one has its own EBook, exam and certificate. The courses are Effective Internal Controls for Small Businesses, Payroll Management, Accounts Payables Management, Accounts Receivable Best Practices for Small to Medium Sized Commercial Entities and Creating an Effective AP Policy & Procedure Manual.


CPE Hours: 30
Price: $200.00
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Fraud Detection Tools (ACCMCFDT) -- Course Description:
Two tools for fraud detection are discussed in this course; Benford’s Law and the Beneish M Score. Benford’s Law predicts the probability of the distribution of first digits in a set of accounting numbers. For the first digit, one is the most likely occurrence, followed by two, etc. In a large population of accounting transactions, by comparing the actual occurrence of first digits in accounting numbers to the Benford distribution, areas of concern are highlighted for further analysis and evaluation. The Beneish M Score quantifies the possibility of financial manipulation occurring in financial statements. If the M Score is greater than (or less negative than) -2.22, it is likely that there is some manipulation of the financial results. Both of these are powerful tools in the detection of fraud. Benford’s Law assists in the detection of transactional fraud while the Beneish M Score assists in the detection of fraud in financial reporting.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Accounting Fraud - Recent Case Studies (AUCASEMC) -- Course Description:
This course uses cases of three recent accounting frauds to demonstrate the importance of internal controls, management oversight by the board of directors and an organizational emphasis on ethics in the prevention of fraud. It also examines the CPA auditor’s responsibility for internal controls and the prevention and detection of fraud as part of its work. The case studies utilized relate to Koss Corporation, Fair Finance Company and Diamond Foods.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Social Engineering Fraud Schemes (AUCYBRMC) -- Course Description: 
Simple fraud schemes that use social engineering techniques are gaining popularity in the United States.  These schemes rely on trickery to persuade an unsuspecting employee to divert cash or sensitive information to the fraudster.  This course examines techniques being employed such as email spoofing, phishing and vishing using actual recent cases and discusses techniques to minimize the possibility of this type of fraud in your organization. 


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Effective Internal Controls for Small Businesses (AUEFFCMC) -- Course Description:
There are internal control fundamentals that are appropriate for small businesses.  This course discusses fundamental operational and accounting controls and also reviews the optimal company culture for an effective internal control environment.    


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Fraud Examination (AUFEXMSB) -- Course Description:
This course is a practical reference for how to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud within a business. It can be used to identify the different types of fraud and construct an environment in which fraud is minimized. In addition, the book describes the many indicators of fraud, so that it can be detected early. The book also describes the process for investigating fraud, including interviewing techniques, document examination, and how to write a fraud report.


CPE Hours: 12
Price: $111.00
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Fraud Value Pack (AUFRCMVP) -- Course Description:
This course is comprised of 4 separate courses. Each course has its own EBook, exam and certficate.


CPE Hours: 7.5
Price: $56.50
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Corporate Fraud Statistics (AUFSTATCM) -- Course Description:
The least expensive way to fight corporate fraud within your organization or those of your clients is to be aware of the statistics surrounding its occurrence and then use that knowledge to put processes and procedures into place which will aide in preventing its occurrence. In this course, you will be provided with several statistics which should help you meet this goal. Following the statistical analysis, you will be provided with the ACFE “Fraud Prevention Check-up” in order to assess the vulnerability of your organization or those of your clients to corporate fraud.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Internal Control and Fraud Detection (AUICFSDP) -- Course Description:
This course also covers Management’s Antifraud Programs and Controls and the risk factors included in AU 240. A major section then deals with forensic accounting, a specialty requiring the integration of investigative, accounting, and auditing skills. The forensic accountant looks at documents and financial and other data in a critical manner in order to draw conclusions, to calculate values, and to identify irregular patterns and/or suspicious transactions. As experts in this area, forensic accountants understand the fraud risk areas and have extensive fraud knowledge and experience of dealing with the application of accounting facts gathered through auditing methods and procedures to resolve legal problems. They do not merely look at the numbers but, rather, look critically behind the numbers in search of significant patterns. Finally, Internal Control and Fraud Detection provides its readers with practical guides and checklists such as indicators of financial crime, the ACFE’s fraud prevention checkup, an internal control assessment form, computer applications checklist, and financial reporting information systems and controls checklist.


CPE Hours: 9
Price: $85.50
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Major Changes to Auditing Standards Auditing Standards Board Clarity Project SAS Nos.122-130 (AUSTANSF) -- Course Description:
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. 122-130. The course is written in a format that provides an overview by allowing the reader to review, recall and identify key provisions within the new standards.


CPE Hours: 8
Price: $76.00
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Workplace Fraud - Video (AUWORKEF) -- Course Description:
In this course we are going to tackle a topic that doesn’t factor into many senior financial leader’s agendas all that often or until something happens, that is, fraud in the workplace.  Occupational fraud is a giant global industry.  Organizations are losing an estimated 5% of revenues to employee fraud each year according to the experts at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ASFE).  Does that statistic shock you? Are you in disbelief that the number could be so high?  In this course, we are going to discuss how employees are doing it, how we can detect it, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent it in the first place.  We will use the research of the ASFE to look at the fraud cases under investigation to reach a deeper understanding of this issue.  You will be astounded, you may be surprised, but the goal of this course is to make you enlightened.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $19.99
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Koss Corporation -A Case Study in Fraud -Video (VAUKOSMC) -- Course Description:
Koss Corporation –This case study examines a $34 million embezzlement that grew over the span of 10 years at a small public company with revenues of approximately $40 million.  It is the story of a shopaholic VP of Finance, ineffective internal controls, collusion to conceal a massive theft, and lots and lots of luxury item purchases.  The embezzlement and the related financial statement fraud to conceal it, the internal controls (or lack of them), the role of Sarbanes-Oxley and the audit firm are all discussed.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Business Law
Business Law -Legal Environment of Business (BLDPLENV) -- Course Description:
The major purpose of Business Law: The Legal Environment of Business is to provide you with a concise summary of the major legal principles affecting business people 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.


CPE Hours: 12
Price: $111.00
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Business Management
Change Management (BMCHNGSB) -- Course Description:
The Change Management course is designed to assist the reader in conducting major change initiatives. It focuses on the many pitfalls that can cause failure, as well as the best change management process for improving the odds of success. The course also notes the characteristics of the person who should lead a change initiative, and how to deal with the conflicts that are frequently triggered by a major change.



CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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MBA Guidebook (BMMBAGSB) -- Course Description:
This course describes the essentials of the core topics covered in a top-tier MBA program. The intent is to give the user a broad understanding of the key concepts needed to run a business – in one comprehensive course. Topics covered include sales and marketing, operations management, product development, risk management, business valuation, capital structure analysis, and the interpretation of financial statements.


CPE Hours: 21
Price: $173.25
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Negotiate Effectively (BMNEGOSB) -- Course Description:
The Negotiation course provides an overview of the negotiation process. It introduces the basic negotiation concepts, including the best alternative to a negotiated agreement, the reservation price, and the zone of possible agreement. The course also notes the differences between distributive and integrative negotiations. It addresses the characteristics of a negotiator, how to prepare for a negotiation, and the types of tactics that can be used in a negotiation. Attention is also paid to dealing with failing negotiations, negotiations with employees and suppliers, and how to measure the effectiveness of negotiations.


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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Disaster Plan Development (BMPLANCM) -- Course Description:
This course will introduce you to the process of developing, communicating and testing a disaster recovery plan to avoid this potential pitfall and ensure the continuation of critical business operations in the case of an unforeseeable event.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $13.25
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Project Management - A Practitioner's Guide (BMPMGTSB) -- Course Description:
This course discusses all aspects of project management. It explores how projects are initiated, evaluated, and selected. It also addresses all phases of project planning, the use of CPM and PERT to schedule tasks, and how to make trade-offs between the various project constraints. The course tackles many other subjects as well, including change management, project estimating, risk management, reporting, and project management at the enterprise level. The course also delves into the intricacies of team development and management. In total, the course is intended to introduce the topic to a new project manager, as well as to refine the skills of a more experienced one.


CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Quality Management and Benchmarking (BMQMGTDP) -- Course Description: 
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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Records Management (BMRECOSB) -- Course Description:
The Records Management course describes the types of records, the record life cycle, record formats, and the concept of information governance. The course then delves into the use of alphabetic storage, numeric storage, and geographic storage, along with a variety of records management best practices and a discussion of records retention. The course concludes with coverage of electronic records management, including such topics as the different types of electronic media, record safety, and the mitigation of catastrophic record damage. The course is intended for anyone who wants a solid grounding in the concepts of record management.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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The Balanced Scorecard -Strategic Based Control (BMSCORDP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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How to Organize and Run a Small Business (BMSMBUDP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 8
Price: $76.00
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Developing and Managing Teams (BMTEAMSB) -- Course Description:
The Developing and Managing Teams course describes when to use teams, why it is critical to staff a team with a mix of personality types, and how to develop a high-performing team. The course also notes the importance of emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and consensus building. It addresses many additional team topics, including how to manage a team, self-directed teams, and the decision-making process within a team.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Employee Engagement Value Pack (HRBMVPSB) -- Course Description:
This value pack is comprised of 3 separate courses. Each course has a separate PDF file, exam and certificate.


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $82.85
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Computer Science-Excel
Spreadsheet Controls under Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (AACMCS404) -- Course Description
Spreadsheets have become pervasive in most companies and have many uses.  Those that are used in the financial reporting process are of most concern to the assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley. This course discusses how to evaluate spreadsheets under the rules of Section 404 and Auditing Standard No. 5 as well as what specific compensating spreadsheet controls are supported by Excel 2007 and Excel 2010.  This course has been written for 2007.  Steps that differ in Excel 2010 have been noted in gray shadow boxes.. This course splits the CPE hours between Audit and Computer Science


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Select & Aggregate Data using Excel's Complex Logic (COLOGIMC) -- Course Description:
This course provides the tools in Excel to easily identify and summarize items in a list that meet complex criteria.  The focus is on the use of Excel’s logic functions (AND, OR, NOT) as well as IF functions, Boolean Logic, the SUMIFS and the SUMPRODUCT functions.  Using these tools, finding and summarizing large amounts of data that meet multiple criteria should be quick and easy.



CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Arrays: A Powerful Excel Tool (CXARRYMC) -- 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.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Excel Worksheets- Best Practices (CXBESTMC) -- Course Description:
Remember when you went to update last year’s budget projections and you wonder why certain formulas were there? Ever opened up a spreadsheet that someone else created and wondered “What the heck?”.  Chances are they were put together on the fly rather than designed well. It takes a little bit of time up front, but it is definitely worth it. Take a look at this course as you set up your budgets and year-end financial information and it will pay dividends next year when you open them because you won’t need to wonder why that 10% is in cell J4 and why you can’t figure out what that formula in cell T300 is doing.  This course provides step by step instruction and Excel practice exercises as well as answer files


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Creating Effective Charts (CXCHARMC) -- Course Description
This course covers the basics of creating, editing and formatting a chart and more. It also shows you how to create a default chart as well as a custom chart. It discusses different chart types such as a combination chart and a 2 y axis chart. The course also discusses how to efficiently link your Excel charts into PowerPoint and Word. 


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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Drive your Dashboards with Excel (CXDASHMC) -- Course Description:
 A dashboard provides pertinent summary information to assist in management decision making. It is geared to emphasize areas of performance that managers are interested in. It essentially provides the analysis which allows the users to draw a quick conclusion based on the trends and comparisons shown.  In this course we are focusing on using Excel to create an effective dashboard using Tables, Charts, Camera Tool, Conditional formatting, Data Validation, In-cell Charts and functions such as SUMIF and INDEX.  This course assumes a good underlying knowledge base of Excel and a basic knowledge of chart creation as much of the course focuses on charting features as well as basic functions. 


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $101.75
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Managing Data with Excel (CXDATAMC) -- Course Description:
This EBook 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 take a look at subtotals and nested subtotals. From there, we explore one of Excel’s most exciting features – the pivot table. The course than discusses how to use Database functions and apply conditional formatting to data.


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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Creating Dynamic and Interactive Charts (CXDCHTMC) -- Course Description:
This course walks your through how to set up Excel charts so that they update automatically as data in entered into the worksheet. So, set your charts up and as you enter data over time, your charts will dynamically update and save you time and potential errors.

 This EBook covers:
Creating Range Names in a SERIES formula
Using OFFSET and COUNTA functions for charting purposes
Discusses other COUNT functions
Shows how to create Self-Expanding Charts
Shows how to displaying the last x number of data points
Selecting a beginning and ending point for a data series
Creating and using Spinners
Linking a Chart Title to a Cell 
There are practice exercises and each exercise file has a corresponding answer file so that you can compare your results if you wish.
 


CPE Hours: 4.5
Price: $42.50
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Excel Analysis Fundamentals Value Pack (CXEAFUVP) -- This value pack is comprised of 5 separate courses. Each has its own EBook, exam and certificate. 

CPE Hours: 18.5
Price: $124.00
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Decision making Functions in Excel (CXLOG3MC) -- Course Description: 
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.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Summarize and Analyze Data with Pivot Tables (CXPIVOMC) -- Course Description: 
This course will help you get out from all of that data and show you how to quickly organize and summarize your data so that you can analyze it. The course covers everything that you want to know about pivot tables.
It starts with having you create a pivot table and then modify and format it. It discusses how to drill down as well as how to create multiple reports
from one pivot table. It also discusses how to create and add other formulas and items to an existing pivot table. Finally, it shows you how to update your pivot table with new data without recreating it every time.
 


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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Excel Time Value of Money Functions for CPAs (CXTIMEMC) -- 
Course Description
This course uses practical examples to provide an overall understanding of time value of money concepts and to illustrate time value of money functions in Microsoft Excel. The course covers present and future values of both single sums and annuities as well as computing the rate, periodic payment and number of periods in accounting and financial planning scenarios. Also included is the creation of an amortization table, Excel CUMIPMT and CUMPRINC functions, capital budgeting and the use of data tables. Written for Exce lversions up to 2013, the course is intended for intermediate to advanced Excel users. This course provides step by step instruction however it does not include exercise files as the examples are simple and can be created easily. This course includes 2 functions new to version 2013


CPE Hours: 3.5
Price: $33.35
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Must Know Excel Tips Tricks and Tools for CPAs (CXTIPSMC) -- Course Description:  
This course is designed for the intermediate user of Excel 2010, through 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. The 2013 AGGREGATE and IFNA 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.


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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Excel: Audit & Analytical Uses for Filters & Tables (EAAFTMC) -- The Course is currently being offered for free. 
Course Description
This course provides a brief introduction to some the Excel 2007 features that can assist you in auditing and analyzing large volumes of data. It is an overview level course. his course provides step by step instruction and Excel practice exercises as well as answer files. 


CPE Hours: 1
Price: Free
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Working with Downloaded Text Data in Excel (EX07IDMC) -- Course Description
This is a beginning course covering the basics of Excel tools and techniques dealing with downloaded data in a text format.  It covers converting numbers formatted as text to numbers usable by Excel functions, concatenation, text to Columns and specific Excel text functions to manipulate and analyze data. For a more detailed description click here.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $13.25
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Using Excel Solver for Optimum Business Solutions (EX10MCSOLV) -- Course Materials
Solver is part of Excel's What-if analysis tools. Solver is a very powerful feature which allows you to find optimum values when working with multivariables. This course provides instruction on the uses of Excel Solver to solve complex business problems. This course requires Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Excel's Advanced Tools for Analysis (EXATA709) -- Course Description
If you are looking for tools to help you analyze data and improve your efficiency with creating budgets and forecasts then this course is for you. 


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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Excel Driven Dashboards (EXMCDASH) -- 
Course Description
A dashboard provides pertinent summary information to assist in management decision making. It is geared to emphasize areas of performance that managers are interested in. It essentially provides the analysis which allows the users to draw a quick conclusion based on the trends and comparisons shown. In this course we are focusing on using Excel to create an effective dashboard using Charts, Camera Tool, Conditional formatting, Data Validation and more. This course assumes a good underlying knowledge base of Excel and a basic knowledge of chart creation as much of the course focuses on charting features.  



CPE Hours: 9.5
Price: $89.00
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Fraud Audit Techniques using Excel (EXMCFAUDIT) -- 
Course Description
This course has 1 Audit CPE Hour and 1 Computer Science CPE Hour associated with it.
 Microsoft Excel provides some easy to use tools that can greatly enhance and expedite the fraud audit process. With all detective work, you want to be able to sift through a large volume of data and utilize a tool that is adequately flexible for you to perform immediate investigations of anything questionable. Excel provides a number of different tools however we are going to focus on a couple of extremely useful ones: Auto filter, Arrays as well as a couple of extremely useful functions that include WEEKDAY and MOD. Another tool used in fraud audits that does not necessarily require Excel, but can be used in conjunction with Excel, is Benford’s Law. Benford’s law is based on an observation that in certain large data sets, certain digits appear more frequently than others. By comparing the distribution of first digits in some accounting data, this tool can assist you in determining where more investigation is necessary by helping to pinpoint where data may have been contrived through fraud.
For a detailed description of the course please click here.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Must Know Excel Functions for CPAs (EXMCMKF710) -- Course Description:
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.  Functions are essential to CPAs as they provide a simplified user interface to work with complex formulas.  This course covers basic functions and then goes into logic functions, text functions, lookup functions and financial functions. This course provides step by step instruction and Excel practice exercises.

 



CPE Hours: 6
Price: $57.00
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Excel Tools and Tips for Accountants- Video (EXMCTTAV) -- 
Course Description
This video walks you through and demonstrates some useful tips that will improve your productivity including: Useful keystroke shortcuts;How to efficiently select data;Some advanced copy techniques
How to navigate through and within sheets;How to use the Watch window; How to "pin" files you use all the time; How to Remove Duplicates. This video course is still considered self-study since there is no instructor so you still need to take the exam to receive your certificate. This video is for Excel 2003,2007 and 2010 however others will  still find it useful.



CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Financial Forecasting Tools (FMCFFTEX) -- Course Description:
There is a difference between forecasting and planning.  Forecasting is much faster and involves significant uses of estimates whereas planning entails the aggregation of a much greater level of detail to support the end result and to use as a comparison to actual results.  This course will not cover planning nor a detail “build” of data.  The intent is to use overall data to create summary forecasts of financial performance so that lenders may be timely informed of covenant issues, cash and debt needs may be anticipated and other issues may be addressed on a timely basis.  There will not be supporting detail.  However, the results will be explainable to shareholders, owners, potential investors or lenders and, more importantly, will make sense from an overall standpoint.  


CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Spreadsheet Auditing Strategies (VCXAUDDR) -- Course Description:
In this presentation, David demonstrates techniques in Excel 2016, but where applicable notes any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007. His webcasts are fast-paced, and attendees often are surprised at the amount of ground he covers in a session. David's detailed handouts, with numbered steps, serve as reference material you can utilize going forward. He also provides an Excel workbook that includes the examples he uses to demonstrate techniques during the presentation.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Decision Making Functions in Excel-Video (VCXDECMC) -- Course Description:
This is a video on Excel logic functions. Topics cover simple IFs, Nested ifs, using AND and OR functions, SUMIF, COUNTIF, SUMIFS,AVERAGEIFs, as well as IFERROR and IFNA. There is an accompanying Excel workbook. RunTime: 58:52.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $19.99
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What to Expect in Excel 2016 (VCXE16DR) -- Course Description:
In this jam-packed session, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, gives you the lay of the land with regard to new features in Excel 2016. Among other things,  David covers new chart types, avoiding the pain that can arise from using XLS workbooks, and building interactive maps with just a couple of mouse clicks. Because many users skip one or two versions before upgrading, David includes features added in Excel 2013, such as the Flash Fill feature, Recommended Charts, Slicers, Quick Analysis, and much more. After this session you'll be able to work more efficiently and capitalize on new features. You'll also see how Microsoft is drawing a distinction between users that buy one-time licenses for Excel 2016 and those that subscribe via Office 365.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Excel Macros for Beginners - Video - part 1 (VCXMB1DR) -- Course Description:
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA introduces one of Excel's most powerful features. David will get you started with macros in Excel, which are a means of automating repetitive tasks. Part 1 of this series focuses primarily on the risks, opportunities, and nuances of Excel's Macro Recorder. You can use this feature to automate simple repetitive tasks. This session gives you some foundational experience with macros in Excel, which you can build upon in Part 2 of this series. David teaches from Excel 2010 in this presentation but every aspect of the material applies equally to Excel 2007, 2013, and 2016.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Excel Macros for Beginners - Video - Part 2 (VCXMB2DR) -- Course Description:
David H. Ringstrom, CPA builds on the concepts in Part 1 of this series to help you go beyond Excel's Macro Recorder. David leads off with an introduction of Excel's Goal Seek feature, and then uses that feature as the basis to explain the concepts of prompting a user for information, and then handling the various actions that could cause a macro to crash. The session then covers debugging techniques for identifying and resolving problems in your code, and then closes with expanding on the accounting report macro recorded in Part 2. You'll see how to ask users yes/no questions, allow the user to select a file for a macro to process, and then offer a completion notification at the end of the macro.

David teaches from Excel 2010 in this session, but covers differences in Excel 2007, 2013, and 2016 where applicable. Excel 2003 is not addressed specifically other than onscreen notes on certain slides.

 



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Streamlining Excel-based Financial Statements (VCXSTRDR) -- Course Description:
In this informative webcast, you’ll learn from Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA, how to create dynamic accounting reports—for any month in a year—on a single worksheet. Building individual Excel worksheets for each month can be cumbersome and time consuming. To mitigate these issues, David shows you how using functions together, such as the VLOOKUP, OFFSET, and SUMIF functions, allows you to quickly create accounting reports that toggle to any reporting period with just a couple of mouse clicks. David also demonstrates ways to effectively export data from an accounting package to create a “set-and-forget” link to your data in Excel.




CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Computer Science-Other
IPAD- Frequently Asked Questions - Answered (CMCKIPAD) -- Course Description:
 This course covers key features of the IPad. The Ebook is structured as a question and answer format.
Topics include: features such as the Notification Center, Control Center, AirDrop  Camera ,Facetime and  Wi-Fi as well as information on sending photos, navigation, copy and pasting, privacy, security and battery life.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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OneNote- A Digital Notebook for CPAs (CO1NOTMC) -- Course Description:

OneNote allows you to take digital notes that are typed, handwritten, copies of Microsoft Office files or copies from the web and organize this material using a notebook.  This course provides an overview of OneNote and many of its features including the ability to create notebooks, sections and pages, navigate between sections, pages and other notebooks, create typed and handwritten notes, copy information from the internet, insert files and file printouts, as well as format sections and pages and search notebooks for key words.  Other features of OneNote such as the ability to create Quick Notes, share notebooks and password protect notebook sections are also covered.

Because of the ease of organizing notes, the myriad types of information that may be stored and the ability to search and share notebooks, OneNote is a great organizational tool for CPAs.  



CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Accountant's Guide to Computer and IT (COGCITDP) -- Course Description:
“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 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.”


CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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Optimizing Search Results with Google (COSRCHMC) -- Course Description:
Google is a well-known and often used tool to search for information. Many don’t know that there are certain search operators and tools embedded in Google search that may be used to find desired information quicker and easier. This course reviews basic, intermediate and advanced search operators and techniques as well as other useful Google tools that are available. Your new search skills are tested throughout the course with 10 short case study questions.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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ECommerce Application and Technology (CXECOMDP) -- Course Description: 
This course covers all aspects of electronic commerce: the 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.




CPE Hours: 7
Price: $66.50
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Computer Science-PowerPoint
Powerful PowerPoint Presentations (COPPTSEF) -- Course Description:
This is a course about how to use PowerPoint.  The course not only covers the features of PowerPoint, but more importantly how to use the features to create presentations that stand apart and engage the audience.  In this course we will learn how to use PowerPoint as an effective visual aid to supplement any presentation.  We will discuss how PowerPoint can be used to create our own graphics and customize imagery to share our ideas visually with our audience.  


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $19.99
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Computer Science-Quickbooks
QuickBooks Pro 2014 (CLKJQB14) -- Course Description:
This course covers the more basic aspects of QuickBooks Pro 2014, teaching the student how to

Set up a QuickBooks company file
Work with preferences, items, lists, and forms
Work with the Fixed Asset Item List and the Loan Manager
Create purchase orders, accounts payable transactions, and automated and manual checks
Create customer invoices, and receive payments and make deposits
Process payroll transactions and create payroll checks
Modify forms to create a customized appearance
Create journal entries and understand when they are needed
Reconcile bank accounts
Create, modify, and export reports
Maintain QuickBooks company data files
 


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $101.75
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QuickBooks Pro 15 - Setting Up Video (CQSETUKJ) -- Course Description:
In Part 1 of this course, we explore QuickBooks product lines, categories, versions, and features; network or standalone setup issues; and how to determine if QuickBooks is the right answer for a particular organization.
In Part 2 of this course, we explore how to start the process of creating a new QuickBooks Company Data file using the “Setup” or “No Company Open” window; how to use the EasyStep Interview or the Express Start process to create a new QuickBooks Company Data file; and how to enter company information into QuickBooks.
In Part 3 of this course, we explore the basic elements of the QuickBooks Desktop and Home Page and how to navigate both; how to determine the difference between QuickBooks User and Company Preferences; how to set or customize Preferences; and general recommendations for Preference settings.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $44.98
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Ethics
Behavioral Ethics (EBBETHSB) -- Course Description:
The Behavioral Ethics course discusses the different theories of how people deal with ethical dilemmas and goes on to cover a number of issues that can impact these decisions. Examples of these issues are contextual factors, the ethical infrastructure of a business, the role of leaders, and employee interactions with management. The course also addresses the fraud triangle, fraud addiction, whistleblowing, and several similar topics.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Colorado CPAs - CR&R -Ethics (ECCCR2MC) -- Course Description:
This course is designed to meet the 2 hour CR&R requirement of the Colorado State Board of Accountancy. The course overviews Colorado’s Accountants Practice Act and examines in depth CCR 705-1 : RULES OF THE STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY. It also covers Colorado State Board of Accountants Policies updates.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Behavioral Ethics: An Overview for Accountants (ECNMBEO) -- Course Description
This Ethics course differs from your typical Ethics course as it presents the material in more of a case study approach. It also covers common realistic issues that the typical CPA may find himself or herself in.
In this course, ethics is defined and then the author provides you with reasons you should be encouraged to continue educating yourself with the goal of achieving the highest standards of ethical conduct. The course will then discuss ethical reasoning and its application to common dilemmas that you may experience.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Ethics for Idaho (EIDAHODP) -- Course Description:
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. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations.

Chapter 3 covers Idaho State Accountancy Rules. 



CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Professional Ethics for Illinois CPAs (EIL15MC) -- Course Description: 
This 4-hour course is designed to meet the 4-hour Ethics CPE requirement for Illinois CPAs.  It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning.  The Illinois statutes and rules regarding continuing professional education and peer review as well as the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct are covered in detail.  Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Professional Ethics for Kentucky CPAs (EKENTUMC) -- Course Description:
This 2-hour course is designed to meet the 2-hour Ethics CPE requirement for Kentucky CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession. The contents of Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 201, Chapter 1, Part 300 – Rules of professional conduct, are covered. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is covered in detail. Case studies and example situations are utilized to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Professional Ethics for Massachusetts CPAs (EMASSAMC) -- Course Description:
This 4-hour course is designed to meet the 4-hour professional ethics CPE requirement for Massachusetts CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The applicable rules promulgated by the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy found in 252 CMR 2.00 and 252 CMR 3.00: Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct are covered in detail. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is also covered in detail. Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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New Code of Professional Conduct for CPAs (EMCAICPA15) -- Course Description:
This course covers the conceptual framework utilized in the reformatted code as well as the rules and interpretations applicable to CPAs in public practice, business and those defined as “other”, which would include retirees and those between jobs. The entire Code of Professional Conduct is covered in the course and case studies are used to reinforce concepts.


CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Ethics for Arizona CPAs (EMCAZ) -- Course Description:
This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Arizona CPAs. The course covers the Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 6 and the sections of the Arizona Administrative Code which govern the Arizona State Board of Accountancy. The course then addresses the key features of the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics and Professional Conduct for California CPAs (EMCCA) -- Course Description:
This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for California CPAs. It focuses on case studies applying the spirit and intent of the California State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct and emphasizes ethical judgment and the ethical standards of the profession. It also overviews the AICPA Code of Conduct.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics and Professional Conduct of Colorado CPAs (CR&R 2015) (EMCCoCCR15) -- Course Description:
This 4 hour course is designed to meet the Ethics and 2 hour CR&R requirement of the Colorado State Board of Accountancy. The course overviews Colorado’s Accountants Practice Act (7/1/2011) and examines in depth CCR 705-1 : RULES OF THE STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY ( effective 7/1/2013) as well as Colorado State Board of Accountants Policies (1/2014) updates and discusses the newly revised AICPA Code of Conduct and how it applies to accountancy.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethical Conduct for Florida CPAs (EMCFL) -- Course Description:
This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Florida CPAs.  It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning.  Chapters 455 and 473 of the Florida Statutes and the related administrative rules found in section 61H1 of the Florida Administrative Code are reviewed along with the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.  Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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General Ethics for CPAs (EMCGEN15) -- Course Description:
This course provides an overview of ethical thought as well as the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The reformatted AICPA Code of Professional Conduct which is effective December 15, 2014 (The Conceptual Framework is effective December 15, 2015) is used as a basis for ethical conduct for CPAs and case studies are used to reinforce concepts. Additionally, the ethical requirements of CPA tax practitioners under Treasury Department Circular No. 230 are also covered in the course materials.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics for Indiana CPAs (EMCIN) -- Course Description:
This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Indiana CPAs. It provides an overview of the foundations that serve as the basis for professional ethics in the CPA profession and the core values of the profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning.  The course addresses the key features of the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct. It also covers standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by Indiana CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize fairness and justice when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession.  This is covered by a review of Indiana statutes and Indiana Administrative Code as they relate to CPAs.  Case studies and examples are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Madoff: A Case Study in the AICPA Code of Conduct (EMCMAD15) -- Course Description:
 Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was the source of the largest financial fraud in US history. Madoff perpetrated a simple Ponzi scheme whereby older investors were paid with newer investor funds, thus providing the impression of actual investment returns. The extent of the losses related to Madoff’s Ponzi scheme have been estimated at $50 – $65 billion. Many are astounded to hear that Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was audited by a CPA. Unfortunately, Madoff’s CPA apparently did not subscribe to the AICPA Code of Conduct as most of the rules contained in the code were ignored. What follows is a case study examining the conduct of Friehling & Horowitz CPA’s P.C., the CPA firm that audited Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC, within the context of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Ethics and Professional Conduct for New York CPAs (EMCNY) -- Course Description:
This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for New York CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. Board of Regents Rules found in Title 8 of the New York Codes, Rules & Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 29.1 and 29.10 are covered in detail in the course. Certain administrative rules found in Title 8, Chapter 2, Part 70 and Title 8 of the New York Code, Article 149, Sections 7400-7410 are reviewed. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, as adopted by the New York State CPA Society is also covered in detail. Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics for CPAs in Business (EMCPABUS) -- Course Description:
This course provides an overview of ethical thought as well as the core values of the CPA in business and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The reformatted AICPA Code of Professional Conduct which is effective December 15, 2014 (The Conceptual Framework is effective December 15, 2015) is used as a basis for ethical conduct for CPAs in business and case studies are used to reinforce concepts


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs (EMCTX) -- Course Description:
This course was accepted by the Texas State Board of Accountancy.  To verify please click on the link below and go to page 3. http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/pdffiles/l0015.pdf

Every licensee must take a four-hour ethics course on the Board’s Rules of Professional Conduct every two years. This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Texas CPAs.  It focuses on case studies applying the spirit and intent of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct and emphasizes ethical judgment and the ethical standards of the profession. 




CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics & Professional Conduct for Washington State CPAs (EMCWA) -- Course Description:

This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Washington State CPA as outlined by the Washington State Board of Accountancy.  This course covers the Washington State Public Accountancy Act and the Board’s rules and policies.  It also discusses the AICPA Code of Conduct and the key differences between Washington State law and the AICPA Code of Conduct..This course was approved by the Washington State Board of Accountancy for 2017.



CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics for Michigan (EMICHIMC) -- Course Description:
This 2-hour course is designed to meet the 2-hour Ethics CPE requirement for Michigan CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is covered in detail. Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Ethics for North Carolina (ENCARODP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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North Carolina Professional Ethics (ENCAROMC) -- Course Description:
This 2-hour course is designed to meet the 2-hour Ethics CPE requirement for North Carolina CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession. The contents of the North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 21, Subchapter 08N – Professional Ethics and Conduct, are covered. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is also covered. Case studies are utilized to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Ohio Professional Ethics (EOHIOPMC) -- Course Description:
This 3 hour course is designed to meet the 3 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Ohio CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession. The applicable laws and rules promulgated under Chapter 4701 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 4701 of the Ohio Administrative Code are covered in detail. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is also covered in detail. Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Professional Ethics for Pennsylvania CPAs (EPACPAMC) -- Course Description:
This 4-hour course is designed to meet the 4-hour professional ethics CPE requirement for Pennsylvania CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The applicable rules promulgated under the Pennsylvania Board of Accountancy Regulations found in Title 49, Chapter 11 of the Pennsylvania Code are covered in detail. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is also covered in detail. Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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California Regulatory Review - Ethics (ESSCARR) -- Course Description:
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 of 90 percent or higher. The examcan be retaken.
 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Ethics for Delaware CPAs (ESSDE) -- Course Description:
This is a Delaware 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 discusses specific rules and regulations for Delaware CPAs.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics for Maryland (ESSDMD) -- Course Description:
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. Also included are some cases of AICPA ethics violations.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics for Mississippi CPAs (ESSMS) -- Course Description:
This is an ethics course for Mississippi 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 Mississippi Licensing Rules and Regulations.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics Training for Texas CPAs (ETEXASDP) -- Course Description: 
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.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Ethics for Utah (EUTAHEDP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Madoff Case Study-Video (VEMADFMC) -- Course Description:
This is a video on demand course that you can watch at your leisure. It is self study and you will need to complete the exam for CPE Credit.
Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was the source of the largest financial fraud in US history. Madoff perpetrated a simple Ponzi scheme whereby older investors were paid with newer investor funds, thus providing the impression of actual investment returns. The extent of the losses related to Madoff’s Ponzi scheme have been estimated at $50 – $65 billion.
Many are astounded to hear that Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was audited by a CPA. Unfortunately, Madoff’s CPA apparently did not subscribe to the AICPA Code of Conduct as most of the rules contained in the code were ignored. What follows is a case study examining the conduct of Friehling & Horowitz CPA’s P.C., the CPA firm that audited Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC, within the context of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Finance
Exchanged Traded Funds (ETF) (FCNMETFS) -- Course Description:
This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of exchange traded funds. We will cover the manner in which ETFs are created and offered to investors. We will take a more comprehensive look at the key features of ETFs and how they stack up to comparable products, such as index mutual funds, including in such areas as tax advantages. We will also feature some of the biggest, as well as most popular, ETF offerings and the companies that offer them. Most importantly, we will provide you with information on useful tools and resources, which you can use to further research and utilize exchange traded funds in your practice


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Modern Budgeting for Profit Planning & Control (FIBUDGDP) -- Course Description:
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. 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, along with active financial planning software and e-budgeting  that combine budgeting, forecasting analytics, business intelligence, and collaboration. 


CPE Hours: 11.5
Price: $105.25
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Derivatives and Hedging (FIDERHMW) -- Course Description:
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). 
 


CPE Hours: 8
Price: $76.00
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Economic Indicators (FIECONMW) -- Course Description:

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.



CPE Hours: 11.5
Price: $105.25
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Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Overview (FIFMKTMW) -- Course Description: 
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).


CPE Hours: 20
Price: $170.00
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Financial Forecasting and Modeling (FIFORMSB) -- Course Description:
The Financial Forecasting and Modeling course discusses the different types of forecasting methodologies, the situations in which they should be used, and how to construct them. The course also examines the layout and formulation of a financial model, and addresses specific issues within such a model, including the treatment of depreciation, debt, equity, and working capital. Further, the course describes the construction of short-term and longer-term cash forecasts, and concludes with a review of the Excel functions that can be used for financial forecasting and modeling.


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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Business Insurance Fundamentals (FIINSFSB) -- Course Description:
The Business Insurance Fundamentals course provides an overview of the insurance industry, including the operations and distribution systems of insurers. The course also notes the more common insurance policy terms and conditions, the types of insurance most applicable to businesses, and how to manage and account for insurance. There is a particular emphasis on managing the cost of insurance.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Business Ratios Guidebook (FINSBBRG) -- Course Description:
The Business Ratios Guidebook describes more than 200 ratios and other measurements that can be used to analyze the results, liquidity, and cash flows of a business. The measurement areas covered include performance, return on investment, share performance and constraints. Examples of the functional areas also covered by the course include cash management, credit and collections, customer service, human resources, production, and sales.


CPE Hours: 16
Price: $143.20
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Budgeting - A Comprehensive Guide (FINSBBUD) -- Course Description:
Budgeting: The Comprehensive Guide shows how to create a budget, whether there are variations on the traditional budgeting concept that may work better, and how to operate without any budget at all. The discussion also covers capital budgeting, flexible budgeting, zero-base budgeting, and all of the procedures, controls, and reports needed for a functioning budget system


CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Capital Budgeting (FINSBCB) -- Course Description: This course describes how requests for capital investments are documented and examined. It also covers the primary methods for determining whether a proposed investment is acceptable, as well as a number of strategic considerations. Lease or buy financing options are also discussed, along with a system of capital budgeting controls.

CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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CFO Guidebook (FINSBCFO) -- Course Description:
The CFO Guidebook discusses risk management, the control environment, mergers and acquisitions, budgeting, cash management, fund raising, going public, and more.


CPE Hours: 22
Price: $181.50
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Corporate Finance - Practical Applications (FINSBCFPA) -- Course Description:
–Practical Applications covers the financial planning process in Chapters 2 and 3, addressing the factors that can alter an organization’s capital structure as well as the construction of cash forecasts and finance budgets. The book then turns to the sources of equity and debt funding in Chapters 4 through 8, covering early-stage financing, the initial public offering, debt financing, and several related topics. The discussion then shifts to financial evaluation tools in Chapters 9 and 10, where the cost of capital and the formulation of discounted cash flows are covered. The best possible deployment of funds is discussed in Chapters 11 through 15, which delve into the management of working capital, the analysis of proposed capital expenditures, the implications of dividend payments, the valuation of acquisition targets, and investment vehicles. Other topics include risk management, supply chain management, and the use of measurements most applicable to corporate finance.


CPE Hours: 15
Price: $135.00
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Cost Management (FINSBCM14) -- Course Description:
The Cost Management Guidebook addresses a number of tools that can be used to examine the cost structure of a business, including analyses for cost objects, constraints, and processes. The course also addresses how to reduce costs in all of the major areas of a corporation, including compensation, sales, production, procurement, and administration. There are also extensive discussions of asset reduction techniques, as well as cost management reports and measurements.


CPE Hours: 17
Price: $152.15
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Financial Analysis - A Business Decision Guide (FINSBFA14) -- Course Description:
Financial Analysis describes how to extract meaningful information from the financial statements of a business. The course also delves into a number of analyses that can be used to improve business decisions, such as price optimization, constraint management, and credit granting. Another area addressed is financing, where the course covers financial leverage, capital structure, foreign exchange risk, and more. Other topics include financial forecasting, discounted cash flow analysis, and the valuation of acquisitions.


CPE Hours: 19
Price: $166.25
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Interpretation of Financial Statements (FINSBIFS) -- Course Description:
 This course describes the structure of the financial statements, notes a number of tools for extracting information from the statements, and provides a wealth of additional insights into the reasons for the presence of or changes in certain numbers within the statements.


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $101.75
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Investor Relations (FINSBIR) -- Course Description: 
 
The Investor Relations Guidebook reveals how to communicate with investors, manage earnings calls, issue guidance, develop an investor relations website, plan for an annual meeting, conduct a road show, and more.



CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Mergers and Acquisitions (FINSBMA3) -- Course Description:
Mergers & Acquisitions describes all of the steps in the acquisition process, with an emphasis on strategy, valuation, synergies, due diligence, integration, and acquisition accounting.


CPE Hours: 19
Price: $163.30
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Controller's Guide to Multinational Financial Management (FINSSMFM) -- Course Description:
Controllers’ Guide to Multinational Financial Management provides a clear and concise introduction to international finance. This course is written and compiled for working professionals engaged in the fields of international finance, global trade, foreign investments, and banking. It may be used for both day-to-day practice and for technical research. This course is a practical reference of proven techniques, strategies, and approaches that are successfully used by professionals to diagnose multinational finance and banking problems. The course covers virtually all important topics dealing with multinational business finance, investments, financial planning, financial economics, and banking. This course will benefit accountants, practicing financial analysts, CFOs, controllers, financial managers, treasurers, money managers, fund managers, investment analysts, and professional bankers, who are engaged in multinational operations. Controllers’ Guide to Multinational Financial Management will enlighten the practitioner by presenting the most current information, offer important directives, and explain the technical procedures involved in the aforementioned dynamic business disciplines. The course applies to large, medium, or small multinational companies. It will help you to make smart decisions in all areas of international finance and banking. You’ll find ratios, formulas, examples, applications, exhibits, charts, and rules of thumb to help you analyze and evaluate any global finance-related situation.


CPE Hours: 13
Price: $120.25
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Enterprise Risk Management (FIRISKSB) -- Course Description:
This course describes the concept of risk management, how to integrate it into an organization’s strategy, and who is responsible for it. The course also addresses risk management at the level of the individual functional area, including treasury and accounting, sales and marketing, human resources, and information technology. There is coverage of contingency planning, insurance, financial analysis, and risk-related measurements and reports.


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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Treasurer's Guidebook (FITREASB) -- Course Description:
This course discusses how the treasury department’s performance can be organized and fine-tuned, focusing on bank relations, cash concentration systems, investment strategies, financing sources, credit management, insurance, and more. The course also addresses the administrative aspects of the treasurer’s job, including the accounting for treasury transactions, treasury management systems, controls, and measurements.


CPE Hours: 16
Price: $143.20
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Valuations: Businesses, Securities and Real Estate (FIVALUDP) -- Course Description: 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.

CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Business Valuation (FIVALUSB) -- Course Description:
The Business Valuation course explores the full range of valuation methods that can be used to derive a business valuation. The course notes the circumstances under which each method should be used, and also describes how to sort through situations in which a range of valuations are indicated. The course goes on to describe valuation methods for intangible assets, a number of valuation adjustment factors, valuation mistakes, and similar topics.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Working Capital Management (FIWCMGSB) -- Course Description:
The Working Capital Management course discusses how to reduce the adverse funding effects caused by working capital. The discussion includes a number of specific recommendations on how to manage cash, receivables, inventory, and payables. The course also addresses the operational characteristics that will allow a business to function with zero working capital. The course also examines the characteristics of different types of asset-based lending.


CPE Hours: 5
Price: $47.50
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CFO Reference Library Value Pack (FSBCFOVP) -- Course Description:
This value pack is comprised of three separate  courses: CFO Guidebook, Investor Relations and Cash Management.  36 hrs- Finance and 14 hrs-Accounting


CPE Hours: 43
Price: $295.00
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CPAs in Business Fundamentals - Value Pack (XCPAVPSB) -- This course is comprised of 3 separate courses. Each has its own course materials, exam and certificate.

CPE Hours: 34
Price: $195.99
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Fraud
Fraud in the Workplace- An Overview (AACCDFRW) -- Course Description:
After discussing the background of employee fraud, this course will address some of the most common types of asset misappropriation. The frauds will be presented in the following order. Current Assets, Cash,Accounts Receivable Merchandise Inventory, Property, Plant & Equipment, Intangible Assets. Each fraudulent activity covered will include some or all of the following subsections: Description, • Hypothetical example,Prevention and detection methods,Cases-in-Point and Summary.


CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Corporate Fraud Investigators (AACCNMCFB) -- 
Course Description

As the primary agency investigating corporate fraud, the FBI has focused its efforts on cases which involve accounting schemes, self-dealing by corporate employees, and obstruction of justice to conceal fraudulent activities from criminal and regulatory authorities. This course will review the efforts being made by the FBI and several other federal corporate crime busting governmental bodies within the United States to prevent fraud.

 



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Corporate Fraud Case Studies (AACCNMCFC) -- Course Description:
This course will recap several actual cases of corporate fraud as presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition, you will be introduced to an organization known as the Fraud Deterrence Initiative and have the opportunity to read the story of an actual corporate fraud criminal


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Fraud Update:The Impact of Fraud and Actions to Address Fraud (AACCNMFU) -- Course Description:
This course will consider the significant impact of fraud and the measures that have occurred to address fraud, particularly white-collar crime. The United States government response to events and situations involving fraudulent activity will be looked at along with the consequences for committing fraud. The effectiveness of an organization’s internal control system plays an important role regarding fraud. The recently updated Internal Control – Integrated Framework provides valuable information for organizations of all sizes to consider regarding sound actions to deter and detect fraud. Examples of fraud risks will be reviewed along with steps that can be implemented as part of an anti-fraud program.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Who Commits Fraud? (AACCNMWCF) -- Course Description
This course will discuss the typical profile of an employee who is liable to commit corporate fraud as revealed by numerous studies.  In addition, you will be provided with several types of common schemes which these criminals utilize to embezzle funds from their organizations.  Finally, this course will provide you with various tips and techniques which may be utilized to prevent fraud from occurring in your workplace or those of your clients. 


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $13.25
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Fraud Overview for Accountants and Auditors (aacsffoaa) -- Course Description:
The course addresses various issues related to fraud. In particular, accountants and auditors need to be aware of the types of fraud that clients and employees may be committing, especially in light of myriad lawsuits against auditors and accountants. Topics include a review of the results of the fraud Report to the Nation, types of fraud, auditor’s role in addressing fraud, and the accountant’s responsibility for fraud in a compilation and review engagement. The course also discusses miscellaneous fraud-related issues including whistle blowing, anti-fraud measures, considering an entity’s fraud scorecard, and more.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Fraud Detection Tools (ACCMCFDT) -- Course Description:
Two tools for fraud detection are discussed in this course; Benford’s Law and the Beneish M Score. Benford’s Law predicts the probability of the distribution of first digits in a set of accounting numbers. For the first digit, one is the most likely occurrence, followed by two, etc. In a large population of accounting transactions, by comparing the actual occurrence of first digits in accounting numbers to the Benford distribution, areas of concern are highlighted for further analysis and evaluation. The Beneish M Score quantifies the possibility of financial manipulation occurring in financial statements. If the M Score is greater than (or less negative than) -2.22, it is likely that there is some manipulation of the financial results. Both of these are powerful tools in the detection of fraud. Benford’s Law assists in the detection of transactional fraud while the Beneish M Score assists in the detection of fraud in financial reporting.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Accounting Fraud - Recent Case Studies (AUCASEMC) -- Course Description:
This course uses cases of three recent accounting frauds to demonstrate the importance of internal controls, management oversight by the board of directors and an organizational emphasis on ethics in the prevention of fraud. It also examines the CPA auditor’s responsibility for internal controls and the prevention and detection of fraud as part of its work. The case studies utilized relate to Koss Corporation, Fair Finance Company and Diamond Foods.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Social Engineering Fraud Schemes (AUCYBRMC) -- Course Description: 
Simple fraud schemes that use social engineering techniques are gaining popularity in the United States.  These schemes rely on trickery to persuade an unsuspecting employee to divert cash or sensitive information to the fraudster.  This course examines techniques being employed such as email spoofing, phishing and vishing using actual recent cases and discusses techniques to minimize the possibility of this type of fraud in your organization. 


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Fraud Examination (AUFEXMSB) -- Course Description:
This course is a practical reference for how to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud within a business. It can be used to identify the different types of fraud and construct an environment in which fraud is minimized. In addition, the book describes the many indicators of fraud, so that it can be detected early. The book also describes the process for investigating fraud, including interviewing techniques, document examination, and how to write a fraud report.


CPE Hours: 12
Price: $111.00
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Fraud Value Pack (AUFRCMVP) -- Course Description:
This course is comprised of 4 separate courses. Each course has its own EBook, exam and certficate.


CPE Hours: 7.5
Price: $56.50
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Internal Control and Fraud Detection (AUICFSDP) -- Course Description:
This course also covers Management’s Antifraud Programs and Controls and the risk factors included in AU 240. A major section then deals with forensic accounting, a specialty requiring the integration of investigative, accounting, and auditing skills. The forensic accountant looks at documents and financial and other data in a critical manner in order to draw conclusions, to calculate values, and to identify irregular patterns and/or suspicious transactions. As experts in this area, forensic accountants understand the fraud risk areas and have extensive fraud knowledge and experience of dealing with the application of accounting facts gathered through auditing methods and procedures to resolve legal problems. They do not merely look at the numbers but, rather, look critically behind the numbers in search of significant patterns. Finally, Internal Control and Fraud Detection provides its readers with practical guides and checklists such as indicators of financial crime, the ACFE’s fraud prevention checkup, an internal control assessment form, computer applications checklist, and financial reporting information systems and controls checklist.


CPE Hours: 9
Price: $85.50
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Workplace Fraud - Video (AUWORKEF) -- Course Description:
In this course we are going to tackle a topic that doesn’t factor into many senior financial leader’s agendas all that often or until something happens, that is, fraud in the workplace.  Occupational fraud is a giant global industry.  Organizations are losing an estimated 5% of revenues to employee fraud each year according to the experts at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ASFE).  Does that statistic shock you? Are you in disbelief that the number could be so high?  In this course, we are going to discuss how employees are doing it, how we can detect it, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent it in the first place.  We will use the research of the ASFE to look at the fraud cases under investigation to reach a deeper understanding of this issue.  You will be astounded, you may be surprised, but the goal of this course is to make you enlightened.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $19.99
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Fraud Audit Techniques using Excel (EXMCFAUDIT) -- 
Course Description
This course has 1 Audit CPE Hour and 1 Computer Science CPE Hour associated with it.
 Microsoft Excel provides some easy to use tools that can greatly enhance and expedite the fraud audit process. With all detective work, you want to be able to sift through a large volume of data and utilize a tool that is adequately flexible for you to perform immediate investigations of anything questionable. Excel provides a number of different tools however we are going to focus on a couple of extremely useful ones: Auto filter, Arrays as well as a couple of extremely useful functions that include WEEKDAY and MOD. Another tool used in fraud audits that does not necessarily require Excel, but can be used in conjunction with Excel, is Benford’s Law. Benford’s law is based on an observation that in certain large data sets, certain digits appear more frequently than others. By comparing the distribution of first digits in some accounting data, this tool can assist you in determining where more investigation is necessary by helping to pinpoint where data may have been contrived through fraud.
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CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Emerging Payment Frauds & How to Deal with Them (MGCYBRMS) -- Course Description:
Technology is making a huge impact on every facet of the business world. The expense reporting function is no exception. It is making it easier for employees to play games but at the same time it provides companies the tools they need to identify that game playing without spending a fortune. This course takes a deep dive into the developing expense reporting issues and reveals the way savvy companies can effectively deal with them.  The issues evaluated in this course are critical to those who want to run a cost-effective, efficient, fraud-resistant expense reimbursement function. 


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Koss Corporation -A Case Study in Fraud -Video (VAUKOSMC) -- Course Description:
Koss Corporation –This case study examines a $34 million embezzlement that grew over the span of 10 years at a small public company with revenues of approximately $40 million.  It is the story of a shopaholic VP of Finance, ineffective internal controls, collusion to conceal a massive theft, and lots and lots of luxury item purchases.  The embezzlement and the related financial statement fraud to conceal it, the internal controls (or lack of them), the role of Sarbanes-Oxley and the audit firm are all discussed.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Information Technology
Computer Security (ITSECUDP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 9
Price: $85.50
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Management
Emerging Payment Frauds & How to Deal with Them (MGCYBRMS) -- Course Description:
Technology is making a huge impact on every facet of the business world. The expense reporting function is no exception. It is making it easier for employees to play games but at the same time it provides companies the tools they need to identify that game playing without spending a fortune. This course takes a deep dive into the developing expense reporting issues and reveals the way savvy companies can effectively deal with them.  The issues evaluated in this course are critical to those who want to run a cost-effective, efficient, fraud-resistant expense reimbursement function. 


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Marketing
Social Media Marketing (MSOCMEMw) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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Personal Development
CFO Attributes (PDCFOACM) -- Course Description:
The complexities of financial regulations and accounting pronouncements and the impact of global competition present businesses and executives with a demanding environment.  Along with the necessary technical financial experience that a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) must possess, many other skills and attributes are required to address the challenges of the role.  This course will discuss many key skills and attributes that contribute to the success of CFOs.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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7 Habits of Effective CFOs (PDCFOHSB) -- Course Description:

The 7 Habits of Effective CFOs course discusses the top seven tasks that a chief financial officer should address in order to be as effective as possible. The suggestions cover a broad range of topics, including financial analysis, cutting back failing or substandard operations, bottleneck management, and how to deal with risk. The course also notes how these recommendations vary from the contents of a typical CFO job description.



CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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How to Run A Meeting (PDMEETSB) -- Course Description:
The How to Run a Meeting course discusses the sequence of events that should be followed to ensure that a meeting is successful. It also notes the different types of decision-making processes that can be used in a meeting, as well as the attributes of the ideal meeting leader. The course covers numerous other topics, including dealing with problem employees and the best meeting room layout.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Personnel/Human Resources
Employee Engagement Value Pack (HRBMVPSB) -- Course Description:
This value pack is comprised of 3 separate courses. Each course has a separate PDF file, exam and certificate.


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $82.85
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Coaching and Mentoring (HRCOMESB) -- Course Description:
The Coaching and Mentoring course discusses how to engage in the coaching and mentoring of employees, so that the results of these engagements are maximized. Topics covered include coaching models, the types of questions to use, how to issue feedback, session preparation, the different types of mentoring arrangements, and more.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Human Resources Guidebook (HRHRGUSB) -- Course Description:
The course describes how to plan for the appropriate staffing and skill levels in a business, as well as how to design jobs and tailor recruiting campaigns to attract the correct types of candidates. There is extensive coverage of employee development, including career development, training programs, and succession planning. The course also notes the many types of compensation and benefits, as well as their tax implications, and finishes with coverage of legal issues, including discrimination, related laws, and records management requirements.


CPE Hours: 20
Price: $170.00
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Employee Onboarding (HRONBDSB) -- Course Description: 
The Employee Onboarding course discusses the reasons for a comprehensive onboarding system and then describes the contents of such a system. The course covers many types of orientation and the need for ongoing performance reviews and surveys, as well as the support of peer advisors, mentors and coaches at various phases of the onboarding process. The course also covers measurement systems, a new employee checklist, and a number of special onboarding challenges.



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Modern Supervision (HRSUPVDP) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 10.5
Price: $96.00
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Wage and Hour Laws 2016 (HRWAGECM) -- Course Description:
This course provides an overview of the wage and hour laws as mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. You will learn about the duties tests that must be met before exempting certain employees from minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. The course also covers the salary level test, beginning with how the Department of Labor determines the minimum salary level and how requirements for the salary level test apply to many different positions. The salary basis test is also addressed.


CPE Hours: 6
Price: $57.00
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7 Habits of Effective Controllers (PDCTRLSB) -- Course Description:
The 7 Habits of Effective Controllers course discusses the top seven tasks that a controller should address in order to be as effective as possible. The suggestions cover a broad range of topics, including how to develop a system for eliminating transaction errors, the alternatives for eliminating reports, and how to point out financial problems to management. The course also notes how these recommendations vary from the contents of a typical controller job description.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Production
Purchasing and Payables Value Pack (APPPSBVP) -- Course Description:
This Value Pack is comprised of 2 separate courses.Purchasing Guidebook (Production) and Payables Management (Accounting). Each course has a separate EBook, exam and certificate.


CPE Hours: 24
Price: $163.20
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Constraint Management (PRDSBCM) -- Course Description:
Constraint Management describes the impact of constraints on an organization, and how constraints can be managed to optimize profitability. The text includes discussions of where the constraint may be located, how constraint analysis compares to traditional cost accounting, and how to design measurement, reporting, and control systems around a constraint. There is also extensive treatment of financial modeling around constraints, as well as how to develop constraint-based strategies.


CPE Hours: 10
Price: $92.50
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Inventory Management (PRDSBIM) -- Course Description:
Inventory Management describes all stages of inventory management, including forecasting, purchasing, receiving, storage, and shipping, plus measurement systems and inventory record accuracy. The course also addresses inventory strategy, inventory policies, inventory counting, and more.


CPE Hours: 15
Price: $135.00
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Purchasing Guidebook (PRDSBPUG) -- Course Description:
This course reveals how the purchasing department’s performance can be fine-tuned, focusing on supplier selection and management, the competitive bidding process, negotiations, and contract management. The course also addresses the many ways in which purchasing can be used to control costs in the areas of inventory management, logistics, and quality, while also providing the financial tools to improve a number of purchasing decisions.


CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Inventory Accounting & Management Value Pack (VPAPINSB) -- This value pack is comprised of 2 different courses. Each course has a separate EBook, exam and certificate. They can be taken in any order.

CPE Hours: 28
Price: $172.55
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Tax
New Video Template (AAAAVideonew)

CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Guide to Federal, Corporate & Individual Tax (TDSGFCIT) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 35
Price: $227.50
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Basic Marital Tax Matters (TXBMDCS) -- Course Description:
 In this mini-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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Bankruptcy Tax Issues (TXBTDCS) -- Course Description
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. 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Corporate Taxation- Mini Course (TXCORPDS) -- Course Description:
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 ad-vantages 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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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1040 Tax Workshop (TXDCS1040) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 40
Price: $240.00
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Automobile Tax Rules (TXDCSATR) -- Course Description: 
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. 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Business Travel and Entertainment (TXDCSBTE) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Divorce Transfers & Settlements (TXDCSDIV) -- Course Description:
 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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Education Tax Benefits (TXDCSED) -- Course Description:
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. Practi-tioners will learn the ins and outs of the tax benefits concerning education and will be able to identify those educational expenses that are deductible. Addition-ally, financial planning strategies and techniques are outlined to better prepare taxpayers for future educational costs.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Estate Tools and Trusts (TXDCSETT) -- Course Description
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. 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Family Tax Planning (TXDCSFTP) -- Course Description
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. 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Fast Track Retirement Planning (TXDCSFTR) -- Course Description:
We are all (including tax practitioners) getting older, and 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.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Partnership Tax - Mini Course (TXDCSP15) -- Course Description:
The mini-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.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $19.99
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Employment Benefits & Compensation -Mini (TXECOMPDCS) -- Course Description
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. 


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Educational Tax Benefits (TXEDUCPW) -- Course Description:
Few advantages are as sought after by parents for their children than an education that will enable them to grow professionally and enjoy the benefits such an education can help bestow. The federal government supports and encourages their efforts to provide that education through various programs and income tax incentives. 
This course will examine the programs, credits, deductions and federal income tax treatment of various items that affect saving for and financing an individual’s education. In so doing, it will consider:
Qualified tuition programs;
Coverdell education savings accounts;
The education savings bond program;
Federal tax credits for education;
The federal tax treatment of scholarships, fellowships, grants and tuition reductions; and
Deductions available for student loan interest, tuition and fees.
 


CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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2017/2016 Easy Update and Inflation Adjustments (TXEEASDS) -- Course Description:
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.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Earned Income Credit (TXEICTPW) -- Course Description:
Earned Income Credit is a four-chapter course that examines the earned income credit rules, the common errors made in claiming the credit, the consequences of its disallowance by the IRS and the requirements imposed on tax return preparers for earned income credit due diligence. The course discusses the rules applicable to everyone, the rules applicable only to individuals with a qualifying child and the rules that apply only when the taxpayer has a qualifying child. The requirements for tax return preparer due diligence are examined and best practices are identified.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Employment Tax (TXEMPCNM) -- Course Description:
This course will detail the federal employment tax requirements and responsibility that employers have for filing returns and making tax payments on a timely basis. Although requirements also apply in most states for income tax withholding and unemployment taxes, state obligations are not covered in this course. Information on internal controls related to the tax withholding, payment and reporting process will be reviewed along with the consequences of non-compliance.  Information presented by the IRS on employment tax investigations and prosecuted cases is also included to illustrate the nature of tax evasion schemes and the penalties imposed for willful actions.




CPE Hours: 1
Price: $9.75
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Federal Income Tax Changes (TXFITCPW) -- Course Description: 
This course will examine the tax changes that took effect in 2017 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, certain other tax changes effective in 2017 that were brought about by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will be discussed.

 



CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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Matching Investments to Tax Saving Techniques (TXMATCDS) -- Course Description:
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 quanitated 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.


CPE Hours: 14
Price: $129.50
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Partnership Taxation (TXPTNRDS) -- Course Description:
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 partner-ships, (3) distributions of assets to partners, and (4) the termination of partner-ship affairs.


CPE Hours: 20
Price: $170.00
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Healthcare Reform: The Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions (TXPWHRA) -- Course Description:
 In addition to imposing various tax increases to increase revenue, the PPACA uses a carrot and stick approach to ensure compliance with its provisions, offering tax credits for compliance and imposing tax penalties for non-compliance. This course will review the principal provisions of the law and will examine its tax impact on individuals and businesses. In so doing, it will consider the: • Coverage-related provisions of the PPACA addressing –
- Plan grandfathering pursuant to which health coverage in force at the time of the law's passage may be continued,
- The prohibition of pre-existing condition exclusions, o The proscription of lifetime and annual benefit limits,
- The limitation of health coverage rescissions,
- The requirement for certain patient protections
- The general requirement for universal health care coverage, and
- The requirement that plans covering children extend child coverage until age 26; • Tax credits available to small businesses to encourage them to sponsor employee health plans; • Shared responsibility for certain large employers to provide employee health coverage and the tax penalties imposed for noncompliance; • Various personal income tax changes affecting taxpayers; and • Tax credits and tax penalties authorized to help enforce the PPACA requirement that individuals maintain minimum essential coverage.


CPE Hours: 5.5
Price: $51.00
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Retirement Plans, Pensions and Annuities (TXPWRPPA) -- Course Description:
Employer-sponsored retirement plans, generally referred to in the aggregate as qualified employee plans, constitute one of the important “legs” of the retirement stool that individuals look to for their income in retirement. The other two legs of that stool are personal savings—through investment in securities, deferred annuities, savings accounts, etc.—and Social Security retirement benefits. This course will examine qualified employee plans, their limits and their tax treatment along with a discussion of annuities and their taxation.


CPE Hours: 3
Price: $29.85
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Tax Treatment of Individual Retirement Arrangements (TXPWTTIRA) -- Course Description:
This course overviews the taxation of IRAs. It covers a variety of topics including eligibility rules for contributions of both traditional and Roth IRA as well as distribution rules. In addition it also looks at requirements and benefits of spousal IRAs.


CPE Hours: 2.5
Price: $23.49
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Ultimate Guide to Retirement Planning (TXRETPDS) -- Course Description: 
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.



CPE Hours: 32
Price: $216.00
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Retirement Planning-Mini (TXRPDCS) -- Course Description
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.


CPE Hours: 4
Price: $39.00
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Tax Research on the Internet (TXRWEBDS) -- Course Description:
The digital divide is upon us! There are those who are getting on the information highway and those who will be left behind. This course gives the practitioner the ability to immediately access information-rich tax Websites at tremendous savings. Emphasis will be given to the substantial speed and cost advantages of the Internet over traditional paper and CD tax “services.” If you want “instant” tax information that’s down to the wire - this is the course.


CPE Hours: 13
Price: $120.25
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Social Engineering Fraud Schemes Video (VAUSENGMC)

CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Preparing the Challenging Form 990 - Video (VTX990SS) -- Course Description:
The object of this course is to train both new and experienced staff accountants and other preparers to deal with the challenges of filing the Form 990 series of tax returns. You’ll learn strategies to expedite the preparation of the return, electronic filing requirements, and how to navigate complex nonprofit taxation issues. Other topics covered include: 

• Preparation of the required summary of the organization’s mission, activities, and financial results 
• Statement of program service accomplishments 
• Statements regarding other IRS filings and tax compliance 
• Governance, management, and disclosure information regarding governing bodies 
• Compensation schedules for officers, directors, and key employees 
• Supplemental financial statements 
• Schedule of activities outside of U.S. 
• Supplemental information relating to fundraising or gaming activities 
• Grants or other assistance to organizations, governments, and individuals 
• Transactions with interested persons that engage in certain relationships or transactions 
• Noncash contributions 
• Political expenditures and lobbying restrictions 
• Reconciliations between book and tax returns 
 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Avoid Tax Practice Mistakes (VTXAV1SS) -- Course Description:
Tax practice and the resolution of tax problems with the Internal Revenue Service can be tedious and outright challenging.  This course will show practitioners how to navigate through the confusing IRS system, help them save time, and enable them to avail their clients of all the rights to which they are entitled.  The techniques and tools this course provides will make tax practice less “taxing.” 
This course is comprised of 2 videos: Collection and Examination and Appeals, Technical Assistance, Penalties and Interest.


CPE Hours: 6
Price: $84.00
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How to Buy Low and Donate High – Building Wealth through Wise Charitable Giving (VTXBUYSS) -- Course Description:
It is not illegal, immoral, or unethical to make money from charitable activity.  However, it does require planning and proper tax treatment to maximize tax savings from charitable giving.  This unique course analyses techniques that donors/ taxpayers may use to obtain the largest legal tax deductions possible.
The following topics are discussed in detail:
Donations of items in a tax-motivated transaction – differences between tax schemes and donative intent
Qualified appraisals and appraisers
Importance of the holding period for charitable donations
Donations at fair market value as opposed to cost or basis
Earmarked gifts – permissible and non-permissible
Charitable tax shelter schemes
Enhanced noncash property deductions for C corporations
Introduction to joint ventures and conversion of a for-profit entity to a nonprofit public charity
 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Churches and Ministries: Understanding Tax Issues & IRS Enforcement Guidelines (VTXCHUSS) -- Course Description:
This is a Video course. Churches and ministries / religious organizations are different in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service. There are differences in the formation of the organization, annual reporting, and IRS examination techniques. This class provides in-depth coverage of a myriad of issues that distinguish the types of entities. It also provides guidance regarding the required and permissible actions of all of the entities.

The following topics are discussed in detail.

  • Proper procedures for forming a church, ministry, or other religious organization
  • Cost saving benefits of obtaining a group ruling
  • Guidelines for establishing an organization with programs in a foreign country
  • Analysis of proper preparation techniques for the challenging IRS application for tax-exempt status
  • The 14 factor the test IRS uses to determine whether or not an organization is a church
  • Permissible and non-permissible political activities including lobbying and partisan politics
  • Impact of excess benefit transactions and the resulting large penalties
  • Unrelated business income – taxable and nontaxable income situations
  • Ministers – tax elections and parsonage allowances
  • IRS examinations of churches


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Construction Industry Tax Issues - Video (VTXCONSS) -- Course Description:
The depressed economy has had a devastating impact on the construction industry making it imperative for tax practitioners to assist their clients to obtain all of the tax benefits that are available to them. This program addresses many of the most relevant tax issues applicable to the construction industry. It will cover the basics of the tax law and will provide insight into tax planning tools that can produce real benefits for clients.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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IRS Correspondence and Matching ProgramS Video (VTXCORSS) -- Course Description:
Seventy-five percent of all IRS audits are conducted through correspondence rather than in face-to-face confrontation.  The audits, which are automated and centralized, are conducted using standardized and extremely inflexible procedures.  Although it would seem that this type of audit would be less burdensome, in a majority of situations it amounts to trying to establish a pen pal relationship with a pre-programmed computer.

This course is led by IRS expert, Stu Sobel, whose 49 years in practice includes 30 years as an IRS employee.  During those 30 years, he held a number of positions in examination functions including high-level management.  By making the IRS correspondence and matching programs more understandable, Stu will lessen the stress for you and your clients and will make these audits less "taxing."
 



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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2016 Critical Tax Update (VTXCRISS) -- Course Description:
A substantial tax development affecting millions of individuals, businesses, nonprofits, farmers, and every tax professional in the United States occurred in December 2015. For many years Congress had done nothing more than to extend prior tax provisions on an annual basis, but the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PROA) changes that. Now many tax provisions that were temporary have become permanent. Tax professionals and nonprofits will now be held to many new standards. Our instructor, Stuart Sobel, does not just recite tax law; he explains it in plain English.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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How the IRS Determines Unreported Income (VTXIRSSS) -- Course Description: The IRS is not limited reviewing only a taxpayer’s books and records to verify income. IRS examiners are allowed to use specific income approaches and alternative methods to propose adjustments. This class will help practitioners to understand the approaches the IRS uses and provide them with adequate defenses for their clients.
The following topics are discussed in detail:
 • Return selection process: how to avoid unnecessary examination
 • Setting the scope of examination with the IRS examiner
 • In-depth analysis of the source and application of funds method, cash transaction analysis, and the net worth method used to determine unreported income


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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International Tax for Businesses - Video (VTXITBSS) -- Course Description:
Businesses are becoming much more involved in international transactions. Many corporations, both large and small, are either opening offices or establishing formal relationships with related entities offshore. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the major tax issues that affect small businesses conducting business in foreign countries.
The following topics will be covered during the presentation
 • Establishing a foreign operation • Classification for U.S. tax purposes
• Introduction to competent authority and tax treaties
 • Overview of transfer pricing issues • Tax withholding issues
 • IRS enforcement of foreign tax shelter schemes
 • Foreign tax credit issues • Update on recent international tax developments
 • Tools and techniques for staying current with foreign tax issues
• IRC section 482 and Subpart F income issues


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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2015-2016 International Tax Update and Review (VTXITUSS) -- Course Description:
Our world has become much smaller.  From the comfort of our offices we are now able to transact business with major financial centers located on other continents.  Taxpayers want to reduce their tax liability as much as possible.  If they have to pay foreign taxes, they want to maximize any foreign tax credits that they are entitled to receive.  As businesses are becoming more involved in international transactions, companies of all sizes are opening offices or establishing formal relationships with related entities offshore. 

The United States tax laws allow exclusions for certain types of income earned abroad.  However, the criteria is very strict, and mistakes can wreak havoc on a clients’ or business’s tax bill.  This course, which provides an overview of the major international tax issues that affect individuals and small businesses, will cover the following topics:

  • 2015 international tax case review – Williams, McBride, and Moore Cases
  • IRS commissioner’s emphasis on offshore tax evasion
  • IRS tax enforcement international initiatives
  • FATCA and FBAR 2014 and 2015 developments
  • Tax havens – impact
  • Tax treaty developments
  • Foreign earned income exclusion
  • Corporate international tax evasion
  • Foreign tax rates – How does the U.S. compare?
  • Competent Authority Update


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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How to Contest IRS (VTXPENSS) -- Course Description:
Tax practice and the resolution of tax problems with the IRS can be tedious and challenging. This course will show practitioners how to navigate through the confusing IRS system and enable them to ensure that their clients receive all of the rights to which they are entitled.

The following topics are discussed in detail.

  • Abating penalties – failure to file ,to pay, to estimate, to deposit, and others
  • Avoiding the understatement of tax penalty
  • Abatement of interest
  • Preparing protests to 30 day letters
  • Negotiating settlement agreements with appeals


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Self Employment Tax Reduction Strategies (VTXSETSS) -- Course Description:
It is neither immoral nor unethical to look for ways to reduce one’s tax liability. The 15.3% self-employment tax asserted against sole proprietors, farmers, partners, and others is an enormous burden for the typical taxpayer. This unique class provides strategies to reduce self-employment taxes by implementing effective tax planning techniques. 
Stu Sobel who has 48 years of tax experience that comes from working within the IRS and in the private sector uses his wisdom to show you ways to reduce taxes and comply with the strict guidelines of the IRS. Topics covered include:
What is self-employment tax?
Self-employment tax planning issues for partners
Trade or business? – impact of the Groetzinger case
Contesting a Form 1099-MISC – line 21 or Schedule C?
Disclosing a questionable position – avoiding penalties
Deducting spouse’s insurance on a Schedule C
Husband and wife joint venture – reducing self-employment tax for one spouse
Request for employment tax ruling – eliminating self-employment tax and substituting FICA tax
LLC guaranteed payments or one-time payment? 
Reducing Schedule C income through home office and auto expense allowances
Become an expatriate and pay less self-employment tax
Create an S corporation and pay reasonable salaries
Retirement strategies for the older taxpayer that reduce self-employment tax for a person currently receiving social security
Trader, investor, and market-to-market election – Schedule C with no self-employment tax
 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Value Pack
Accounts Payable-Value Pack (AACMSVPAP) -- This Value Pack is comprised of 3 separate courses. Each course has its own EBook, Exam and Certificate.

CPE Hours: 10.5
Price: $79.95
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Accounting Controls and Accounting Procedures - Value Pack (AACSBVPACAP) -- Course Description:
This Value Pack is comprised of 2 courses: Accounting Controls and Accounting Procedures. Each has a separate Ebook, exam and  certificate.


CPE Hours: 26
Price: $165.75
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Current Topics in Accounting & Reporting Value Packs (AAREPTVP) -- Course Description: This accounting value pack is comprised of 6 separate courses. Each course has its own EBook and Exam. The courses are: Statement of Cash Flows, Accounting for Leases, The Income Statement: Accounting 7 Reporting, Revenue Recognition Principles, Current Development in Accounting & Financial Reporting and Fair Value Accounting Basics.

CPE Hours: 30
Price: $200.00
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Purchasing and Payables Value Pack (APPPSBVP) -- Course Description:
This Value Pack is comprised of 2 separate courses.Purchasing Guidebook (Production) and Payables Management (Accounting). Each course has a separate EBook, exam and certificate.


CPE Hours: 24
Price: $163.20
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Fraud Value Pack (AUFRCMVP) -- Course Description:
This course is comprised of 4 separate courses. Each course has its own EBook, exam and certficate.


CPE Hours: 7.5
Price: $56.50
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Employee Engagement Value Pack (HRBMVPSB) -- Course Description:
This value pack is comprised of 3 separate courses. Each course has a separate PDF file, exam and certificate.


CPE Hours: 11
Price: $82.85
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Video
New Video Template (AAAAVideonew)

CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Workplace Fraud - Video (AUWORKEF) -- Course Description:
In this course we are going to tackle a topic that doesn’t factor into many senior financial leader’s agendas all that often or until something happens, that is, fraud in the workplace.  Occupational fraud is a giant global industry.  Organizations are losing an estimated 5% of revenues to employee fraud each year according to the experts at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ASFE).  Does that statistic shock you? Are you in disbelief that the number could be so high?  In this course, we are going to discuss how employees are doing it, how we can detect it, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent it in the first place.  We will use the research of the ASFE to look at the fraud cases under investigation to reach a deeper understanding of this issue.  You will be astounded, you may be surprised, but the goal of this course is to make you enlightened.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $19.99
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Powerful PowerPoint Presentations (COPPTSEF) -- Course Description:
This is a course about how to use PowerPoint.  The course not only covers the features of PowerPoint, but more importantly how to use the features to create presentations that stand apart and engage the audience.  In this course we will learn how to use PowerPoint as an effective visual aid to supplement any presentation.  We will discuss how PowerPoint can be used to create our own graphics and customize imagery to share our ideas visually with our audience.  


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $19.99
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Excel Tools and Tips for Accountants- Video (EXMCTTAV) -- 
Course Description
This video walks you through and demonstrates some useful tips that will improve your productivity including: Useful keystroke shortcuts;How to efficiently select data;Some advanced copy techniques
How to navigate through and within sheets;How to use the Watch window; How to "pin" files you use all the time; How to Remove Duplicates. This video course is still considered self-study since there is no instructor so you still need to take the exam to receive your certificate. This video is for Excel 2003,2007 and 2010 however others will  still find it useful.



CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Koss Corporation -A Case Study in Fraud -Video (VAUKOSMC) -- Course Description:
Koss Corporation –This case study examines a $34 million embezzlement that grew over the span of 10 years at a small public company with revenues of approximately $40 million.  It is the story of a shopaholic VP of Finance, ineffective internal controls, collusion to conceal a massive theft, and lots and lots of luxury item purchases.  The embezzlement and the related financial statement fraud to conceal it, the internal controls (or lack of them), the role of Sarbanes-Oxley and the audit firm are all discussed.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Social Engineering Fraud Schemes Video (VAUSENGMC)

CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Spreadsheet Auditing Strategies (VCXAUDDR) -- Course Description:
In this presentation, David demonstrates techniques in Excel 2016, but where applicable notes any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007. His webcasts are fast-paced, and attendees often are surprised at the amount of ground he covers in a session. David's detailed handouts, with numbered steps, serve as reference material you can utilize going forward. He also provides an Excel workbook that includes the examples he uses to demonstrate techniques during the presentation.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Decision Making Functions in Excel-Video (VCXDECMC) -- Course Description:
This is a video on Excel logic functions. Topics cover simple IFs, Nested ifs, using AND and OR functions, SUMIF, COUNTIF, SUMIFS,AVERAGEIFs, as well as IFERROR and IFNA. There is an accompanying Excel workbook. RunTime: 58:52.


CPE Hours: 1.5
Price: $19.99
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What to Expect in Excel 2016 (VCXE16DR) -- Course Description:
In this jam-packed session, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, gives you the lay of the land with regard to new features in Excel 2016. Among other things,  David covers new chart types, avoiding the pain that can arise from using XLS workbooks, and building interactive maps with just a couple of mouse clicks. Because many users skip one or two versions before upgrading, David includes features added in Excel 2013, such as the Flash Fill feature, Recommended Charts, Slicers, Quick Analysis, and much more. After this session you'll be able to work more efficiently and capitalize on new features. You'll also see how Microsoft is drawing a distinction between users that buy one-time licenses for Excel 2016 and those that subscribe via Office 365.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Excel Macros for Beginners - Video - part 1 (VCXMB1DR) -- Course Description:
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA introduces one of Excel's most powerful features. David will get you started with macros in Excel, which are a means of automating repetitive tasks. Part 1 of this series focuses primarily on the risks, opportunities, and nuances of Excel's Macro Recorder. You can use this feature to automate simple repetitive tasks. This session gives you some foundational experience with macros in Excel, which you can build upon in Part 2 of this series. David teaches from Excel 2010 in this presentation but every aspect of the material applies equally to Excel 2007, 2013, and 2016.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Excel Macros for Beginners - Video - Part 2 (VCXMB2DR) -- Course Description:
David H. Ringstrom, CPA builds on the concepts in Part 1 of this series to help you go beyond Excel's Macro Recorder. David leads off with an introduction of Excel's Goal Seek feature, and then uses that feature as the basis to explain the concepts of prompting a user for information, and then handling the various actions that could cause a macro to crash. The session then covers debugging techniques for identifying and resolving problems in your code, and then closes with expanding on the accounting report macro recorded in Part 2. You'll see how to ask users yes/no questions, allow the user to select a file for a macro to process, and then offer a completion notification at the end of the macro.

David teaches from Excel 2010 in this session, but covers differences in Excel 2007, 2013, and 2016 where applicable. Excel 2003 is not addressed specifically other than onscreen notes on certain slides.

 



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Streamlining Excel-based Financial Statements (VCXSTRDR) -- Course Description:
In this informative webcast, you’ll learn from Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA, how to create dynamic accounting reports—for any month in a year—on a single worksheet. Building individual Excel worksheets for each month can be cumbersome and time consuming. To mitigate these issues, David shows you how using functions together, such as the VLOOKUP, OFFSET, and SUMIF functions, allows you to quickly create accounting reports that toggle to any reporting period with just a couple of mouse clicks. David also demonstrates ways to effectively export data from an accounting package to create a “set-and-forget” link to your data in Excel.




CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Madoff Case Study-Video (VEMADFMC) -- Course Description:
This is a video on demand course that you can watch at your leisure. It is self study and you will need to complete the exam for CPE Credit.
Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was the source of the largest financial fraud in US history. Madoff perpetrated a simple Ponzi scheme whereby older investors were paid with newer investor funds, thus providing the impression of actual investment returns. The extent of the losses related to Madoff’s Ponzi scheme have been estimated at $50 – $65 billion.
Many are astounded to hear that Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was audited by a CPA. Unfortunately, Madoff’s CPA apparently did not subscribe to the AICPA Code of Conduct as most of the rules contained in the code were ignored. What follows is a case study examining the conduct of Friehling & Horowitz CPA’s P.C., the CPA firm that audited Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC, within the context of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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Preparing the Challenging Form 990 - Video (VTX990SS) -- Course Description:
The object of this course is to train both new and experienced staff accountants and other preparers to deal with the challenges of filing the Form 990 series of tax returns. You’ll learn strategies to expedite the preparation of the return, electronic filing requirements, and how to navigate complex nonprofit taxation issues. Other topics covered include: 

• Preparation of the required summary of the organization’s mission, activities, and financial results 
• Statement of program service accomplishments 
• Statements regarding other IRS filings and tax compliance 
• Governance, management, and disclosure information regarding governing bodies 
• Compensation schedules for officers, directors, and key employees 
• Supplemental financial statements 
• Schedule of activities outside of U.S. 
• Supplemental information relating to fundraising or gaming activities 
• Grants or other assistance to organizations, governments, and individuals 
• Transactions with interested persons that engage in certain relationships or transactions 
• Noncash contributions 
• Political expenditures and lobbying restrictions 
• Reconciliations between book and tax returns 
 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Avoid Tax Practice Mistakes (VTXAV1SS) -- Course Description:
Tax practice and the resolution of tax problems with the Internal Revenue Service can be tedious and outright challenging.  This course will show practitioners how to navigate through the confusing IRS system, help them save time, and enable them to avail their clients of all the rights to which they are entitled.  The techniques and tools this course provides will make tax practice less “taxing.” 
This course is comprised of 2 videos: Collection and Examination and Appeals, Technical Assistance, Penalties and Interest.


CPE Hours: 6
Price: $84.00
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How to Buy Low and Donate High – Building Wealth through Wise Charitable Giving (VTXBUYSS) -- Course Description:
It is not illegal, immoral, or unethical to make money from charitable activity.  However, it does require planning and proper tax treatment to maximize tax savings from charitable giving.  This unique course analyses techniques that donors/ taxpayers may use to obtain the largest legal tax deductions possible.
The following topics are discussed in detail:
Donations of items in a tax-motivated transaction – differences between tax schemes and donative intent
Qualified appraisals and appraisers
Importance of the holding period for charitable donations
Donations at fair market value as opposed to cost or basis
Earmarked gifts – permissible and non-permissible
Charitable tax shelter schemes
Enhanced noncash property deductions for C corporations
Introduction to joint ventures and conversion of a for-profit entity to a nonprofit public charity
 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Churches and Ministries: Understanding Tax Issues & IRS Enforcement Guidelines (VTXCHUSS) -- Course Description:
This is a Video course. Churches and ministries / religious organizations are different in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service. There are differences in the formation of the organization, annual reporting, and IRS examination techniques. This class provides in-depth coverage of a myriad of issues that distinguish the types of entities. It also provides guidance regarding the required and permissible actions of all of the entities.

The following topics are discussed in detail.

  • Proper procedures for forming a church, ministry, or other religious organization
  • Cost saving benefits of obtaining a group ruling
  • Guidelines for establishing an organization with programs in a foreign country
  • Analysis of proper preparation techniques for the challenging IRS application for tax-exempt status
  • The 14 factor the test IRS uses to determine whether or not an organization is a church
  • Permissible and non-permissible political activities including lobbying and partisan politics
  • Impact of excess benefit transactions and the resulting large penalties
  • Unrelated business income – taxable and nontaxable income situations
  • Ministers – tax elections and parsonage allowances
  • IRS examinations of churches


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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Construction Industry Tax Issues - Video (VTXCONSS) -- Course Description:
The depressed economy has had a devastating impact on the construction industry making it imperative for tax practitioners to assist their clients to obtain all of the tax benefits that are available to them. This program addresses many of the most relevant tax issues applicable to the construction industry. It will cover the basics of the tax law and will provide insight into tax planning tools that can produce real benefits for clients.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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IRS Correspondence and Matching ProgramS Video (VTXCORSS) -- Course Description:
Seventy-five percent of all IRS audits are conducted through correspondence rather than in face-to-face confrontation.  The audits, which are automated and centralized, are conducted using standardized and extremely inflexible procedures.  Although it would seem that this type of audit would be less burdensome, in a majority of situations it amounts to trying to establish a pen pal relationship with a pre-programmed computer.

This course is led by IRS expert, Stu Sobel, whose 49 years in practice includes 30 years as an IRS employee.  During those 30 years, he held a number of positions in examination functions including high-level management.  By making the IRS correspondence and matching programs more understandable, Stu will lessen the stress for you and your clients and will make these audits less "taxing."
 



CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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2016 Critical Tax Update (VTXCRISS) -- Course Description:
A substantial tax development affecting millions of individuals, businesses, nonprofits, farmers, and every tax professional in the United States occurred in December 2015. For many years Congress had done nothing more than to extend prior tax provisions on an annual basis, but the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PROA) changes that. Now many tax provisions that were temporary have become permanent. Tax professionals and nonprofits will now be held to many new standards. Our instructor, Stuart Sobel, does not just recite tax law; he explains it in plain English.


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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How the IRS Determines Unreported Income (VTXIRSSS) -- Course Description: The IRS is not limited reviewing only a taxpayer’s books and records to verify income. IRS examiners are allowed to use specific income approaches and alternative methods to propose adjustments. This class will help practitioners to understand the approaches the IRS uses and provide them with adequate defenses for their clients.
The following topics are discussed in detail:
 • Return selection process: how to avoid unnecessary examination
 • Setting the scope of examination with the IRS examiner
 • In-depth analysis of the source and application of funds method, cash transaction analysis, and the net worth method used to determine unreported income


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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International Tax for Businesses - Video (VTXITBSS) -- Course Description:
Businesses are becoming much more involved in international transactions. Many corporations, both large and small, are either opening offices or establishing formal relationships with related entities offshore. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the major tax issues that affect small businesses conducting business in foreign countries.
The following topics will be covered during the presentation
 • Establishing a foreign operation • Classification for U.S. tax purposes
• Introduction to competent authority and tax treaties
 • Overview of transfer pricing issues • Tax withholding issues
 • IRS enforcement of foreign tax shelter schemes
 • Foreign tax credit issues • Update on recent international tax developments
 • Tools and techniques for staying current with foreign tax issues
• IRC section 482 and Subpart F income issues


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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2015-2016 International Tax Update and Review (VTXITUSS) -- Course Description:
Our world has become much smaller.  From the comfort of our offices we are now able to transact business with major financial centers located on other continents.  Taxpayers want to reduce their tax liability as much as possible.  If they have to pay foreign taxes, they want to maximize any foreign tax credits that they are entitled to receive.  As businesses are becoming more involved in international transactions, companies of all sizes are opening offices or establishing formal relationships with related entities offshore. 

The United States tax laws allow exclusions for certain types of income earned abroad.  However, the criteria is very strict, and mistakes can wreak havoc on a clients’ or business’s tax bill.  This course, which provides an overview of the major international tax issues that affect individuals and small businesses, will cover the following topics:

  • 2015 international tax case review – Williams, McBride, and Moore Cases
  • IRS commissioner’s emphasis on offshore tax evasion
  • IRS tax enforcement international initiatives
  • FATCA and FBAR 2014 and 2015 developments
  • Tax havens – impact
  • Tax treaty developments
  • Foreign earned income exclusion
  • Corporate international tax evasion
  • Foreign tax rates – How does the U.S. compare?
  • Competent Authority Update


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
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How to Contest IRS (VTXPENSS) -- Course Description:
Tax practice and the resolution of tax problems with the IRS can be tedious and challenging. This course will show practitioners how to navigate through the confusing IRS system and enable them to ensure that their clients receive all of the rights to which they are entitled.

The following topics are discussed in detail.

  • Abating penalties – failure to file ,to pay, to estimate, to deposit, and others
  • Avoiding the understatement of tax penalty
  • Abatement of interest
  • Preparing protests to 30 day letters
  • Negotiating settlement agreements with appeals


CPE Hours: 1
Price: $14.99
Add to Cart
Self Employment Tax Reduction Strategies (VTXSETSS) -- Course Description:
It is neither immoral nor unethical to look for ways to reduce one’s tax liability. The 15.3% self-employment tax asserted against sole proprietors, farmers, partners, and others is an enormous burden for the typical taxpayer. This unique class provides strategies to reduce self-employment taxes by implementing effective tax planning techniques. 
Stu Sobel who has 48 years of tax experience that comes from working within the IRS and in the private sector uses his wisdom to show you ways to reduce taxes and comply with the strict guidelines of the IRS. Topics covered include:
What is self-employment tax?
Self-employment tax planning issues for partners
Trade or business? – impact of the Groetzinger case
Contesting a Form 1099-MISC – line 21 or Schedule C?
Disclosing a questionable position – avoiding penalties
Deducting spouse’s insurance on a Schedule C
Husband and wife joint venture – reducing self-employment tax for one spouse
Request for employment tax ruling – eliminating self-employment tax and substituting FICA tax
LLC guaranteed payments or one-time payment? 
Reducing Schedule C income through home office and auto expense allowances
Become an expatriate and pay less self-employment tax
Create an S corporation and pay reasonable salaries
Retirement strategies for the older taxpayer that reduce self-employment tax for a person currently receiving social security
Trader, investor, and market-to-market election – Schedule C with no self-employment tax
 


CPE Hours: 2
Price: $29.99
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