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Detecting Fraudulent Financial Reporting (4142669G) - 3/6/2015 - Online
Financial statement fraud is an ever-growing concern and problem for businesses everywhere. This course will help you identify the top 20 methods that are commonly used to falsify financial statements—including overstatement of revenue,...
Update and Implementation of Final Repair Regulations Webcast (4143064C) - 3/13/2015 - Online
Cost capitalization, which affects almost every client, has undergone a major change since the final repair regulations were issued in 2013. This update will explore new regulations which include several taxpayer friendly safe harbors. These...
Cost Principles for State and Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations (4142018C) - 3/13/2015 - Online
With few exceptions, entities that receive federal government grants must follow certain cost principles, which, if violated, can result in unallowable expenditures that culminate in large refunds to the granting agency. Understand the cost...
Basic Concepts of Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Auditing (4141646B) - 3/16/2015 - Online
This course provides an authoritative primer on governmental accounting and financial reporting. You'll review and discuss auditing and internal controls, as well as governmental fund accounting and budgeting. The class includes GASB...
GAAP Update (4142513K) - 3/16/2015 - Online
Keep your knowledge of accounting principles up to date with this best-selling course. It reviews all pronouncements issued from 2012 to 2014, including any issued up through the program date. It will provide you with a comprehensive...
Hedging Risks of Foreign Operations and Currency Transactions (4142804E) - 3/17/2015 - Online
As more companies enter the global marketplace, CPAs must be prepared to address the risks associated with transactions denominated in a foreign currency. Stay ahead of the curve by understanding the risks resulting from foreign exchange gains...
Florida State Tax Update - The Craziness Continues Webcast Replay (ASWR39) - 3/18/2015 - Online
This course discusses the current deranged developments in Florida taxation including new cases, procedures and audit issues.
Fraud and the CPA Profession (4142645H) - 3/20/2015 - Online
This class gives pragmatic guidance on fraud detection and prevention using real-life examples of how fraud has occurred in a number of industries—such as construction, hotels and nonprofits. You'll discover the methods fraudsters use to cook the...
Cost Reduction Strategies: Best Practices (4142585C) - 3/20/2015 - Online
Today's business environment is more competitive than it was a few decades ago. The pace of innovation is accelerating and customers expect ever-higher standards of performance. While these changes have generally benefited the consumer by...
Tax Issues for NFPs Webcast Replay (ASWR35) - 3/24/2015 - Online
2014 was a busy year for the IRS with issuing new guidance and proposed rules.  This course looks at determinations issues, political activities, unrelated business income, foreign activities, and proposed Tax Reform issues.  Further,...
Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting Fundamentals (4142308G) - 3/24/2015 - Online
As the complexity of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) increases, many practitioners are turning to Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting (OCBOA) financial statement presentations. However, practitioners must be aware that these...
Interpreting The Yellow Book (4141554D) - 3/27/2015 - Online
Encompassing performance and financial audits, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards—also known as The Yellow Book—are meant to guide auditors of federal programs. However, the standards are so comprehensive that many...
Corporate Governance, Fraud and Control: Setting the Strategy and Executing it Efficiently (4142809F) - 3/27/2015 - Online
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, businesses lose $1 trillion annually to fraudulent behavior. In this interactive and informative course, you will explore the role of governance and its connection with risk, fraud and...
Top 10 Accounting and Auditing Issues Webcast Replay (FICWR09) - 3/31/2015 - Online
This course examines selected top ten accounting and auditing issues for the CPA profession.  The issues range from pronouncements from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on GAAP, to the auditing issues on Clarity from the...
FASB Update Webcast Replay (FICWR01) - 3/31/2015 - Online
This presentation will briefly review the background of the Accounting Standards Codification, the Private Companies Council (PCC), and the key accounting principles and elements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that impact the...
What's so 'Special' about Special Needs Trusts? Webcast Replay (ASWR13) - 3/31/2015 - Online
This course highlights the importance of special needs trusts in estate and life planning.  Various types of trusts are explored as well as tax implications and an examination of eligible distributions to the beneficiary.
Value Proposition for Internal Control - Integrated Framework by COSO Webcast Replay (ASWR48) - 4/2/2015 - Online
This course discusses how to implement a Good Internal Control Structure that will add Value and address Corporate Governance Requirements.
Yellow Book and Single Audit Update Webcast Replay (MEGAWR18) - 4/2/2015 - Online
If you perform audits for governments and nonprofits, are you up to date on the recent changes to the "Yellow Book" and single audit requirements?  This session cover highlights of the revised yellow book with an emphasis on independence...
New Documentation Issues in A&A Webcast Replay (MEGAWR25) - 4/3/2015 - Online
This course explores the new disclosure requirements related to the Clarity Standards.  It also looks at efficient documentation options and approaches for all audit, review and compilation engagements.
Frequent Frauds Found in Governments and Not-for-Profits (4142232E) - 4/13/2015 - Online
What common frauds occur in governments and not-for-profits—and how could they have been avoided? Through an informative case study approach, this course discusses benefits misappropriation, fictitious employees, bribes, internal control override...
Top10 Tools for CFOs to be More Effective Business Partners (4142811F) - 4/17/2015 - Online
You have a choice. Be a critical business partner and executive team member, or just the steward of historical accounting information. CEOs and board members expect the former, not the latter, and today's successful CFOs and business unit...
Accounting Fraud (4142344C) - 4/17/2015 - Online
This basic course reviews the fundamentals of preventing and detecting fraud. Delve into the principles of fraud examination and methodology, fraud detection and fraud deterrence. This interactive course includes lessons learned from historical,...
Interpreting The Yellow Book (4141554E) - 4/21/2015 - Online
Encompassing performance and financial audits, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards—also known as The Yellow Book—are meant to guide auditors of federal programs. However, the standards are so comprehensive that many...
Controls, Risks and Financial Reporting (4142293G) - 4/22/2015 - Online
Take a close look at how you can prepare fair financial reports and protect yourself from accusations of fraud. Through practical case studies, you will examine how you can use FASB concept statements to prepare financial statements that meet the...
Practical Guide to Accounting Fraud (4142867G) - 4/23/2015 - Online
This course is designed to assist accountants in industry, education and public practice with identifying the places where fraud will most likely occur. Anyone who becomes aware of a possible fraudulent situation ignores the implications at their...
Avoiding Problems in Conducting Single Audits (4142326D) - 4/23/2015 - Online
The Single Audit Act of 1984 requires a single, organization-wide financial and compliance audit for state and local governments. The goal is to improve auditing and management of federal funds provided to state and local governments....
Create Reports that Matter: Turn Information into Action (4142555D) - 4/24/2015 - Online
Financial professionals spend countless hours creating financial reports every year, the end results do not necessarily meet the needs of the reports' recipients. Learn to plan, process and present effective financial reports and presentations in...
GAAP Update (4142513M) - 4/27/2015 - Online
Keep your knowledge of accounting principles up to date with this best-selling course. It reviews all pronouncements issued from 2012 to 2014, including any issued up through the program date. It will provide you with a comprehensive...
Cost Principles for State and Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations (4142018D) - 4/27/2015 - Online
With few exceptions, entities that receive federal government grants must follow certain cost principles, which, if violated, can result in unallowable expenditures that culminate in large refunds to the granting agency. Understand the cost...
Marketing the CPA in Public Practice (4142909E) - 4/30/2015 - Online
How do you market your accounting or tax practice? Or your department within a practice? Or yourself? Learn how you can satisfy client needs versus traditional selling to expand your practice. You'll also gain an understanding of your target...
Estate Planning: A Year in Review Webcast Replay (TFPWR01) - 5/5/2015 - Online
The past year has seen many significant developments in the estate planning area.  This presentation will focus on the cases, statutory and regulatory changes, and IRS rulings dealing with estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and...
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Webcast Replay (SLGWR) - 5/5/2015 - Online
This course covers the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ("CAFR") components.  Note disclosures, required supplemental information as well as other information presented in the CAFR such as statistical information, the letter of...
IFRS and FRF for Small and Medium Sized Entities Webcast Replay (ASWR22) - 5/6/2015 - Online
This course helps answer the question - Is there an end in sight to the FASB regulatory overload, or should I just retire now?  We'll look at what the Private Company Council has done to date, and alternatives to GASB.  We will review...
Employee Benefit Plan Disclosures Webcast Replay (MEGAWR20) - 5/6/2015 - Online
This session will cover the financial statement disclosures that are required for employee benefit plans.  It will include coverage of U.S. GAAP required disclosures, including fair value measurement under ASC 820, as well as those...
Planning Issues with LLCs Webcast Replay (MEGAWR27) - 5/7/2015 - Online
This session is designed to explore some of the more exotic uses for LLCs that can help your clients and businesses protect themselves from "piercing" and "reverse piercing" of the corporate veil; income and estate taxes; and help them...
Lessons from the World of Managerial Accounting Webcast Replay (MEGAWR29) - 5/8/2015 - Online
How knowledgeable are you in managerial accounting?  The use of Managerial Accounting has often been described as critical to the well-being and success of business enterprises. In this session, Morden will explore 7 principles from the...
Special Reporting Framework Updated Webcast Replay (ASWR28) - 5/12/2015 - Online
This course is an overall update on special purpose frameworks such as cash and tax basis as well as a discussion on the literature associated with related engagements.
Going Concern Uncertainties Webcast Replay (MEGAWR21) - 5/12/2015 - Online
There is a lack of guidance in U.S. GAAP and GAAS about when and how going concern uncertainties should be disclosed.  This session will address the FASB's project to address this problem.  Discussion points will include the initial...
Analytical Procedures in a Review Engagement Webcast Replay (MEGAWR23) - 5/13/2015 - Online
The use of analytical procedures in a review differs from their use in an audit.  The results of analytical procedures represent review evidence that the accountant obtains to support the review report.  We'll look at how to prepare and...
IRS and NYS Tax Collections (WEBNAR45) - 5/14/2015 - Online
Owing back taxes to the government can be stressful. A taxpayer's paycheck, bank accounts or driver's license can be at risk. When the IRS or the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance knocks on the taxpayer's door, practitioners need...
GAAP Update Webcast Replay (ASWR50) - 5/20/2015 - Online
This course provides an update on recent activities of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  After briefly reviewing Accounting Standards Updates that recently become effective, the course discusses newly issued standards and...
Advanced Tax Issues for Real Estate Developers and Investors Webcast Replay (TFPWR04) - 5/20/2015 - Online
This presentation explores the key issues that tax advisors face when representing real estate developers and investors.  Several examples of current transactions will be reviewed to guide the discussion including like-kind exchanges,...
A Practical Trust Planning Checklist and Practitioner Compliance Guide for Florida CPAs (WEBNAR34) - 5/21/2015 - Online
Review a practical planning checklist and practitioner tax compliance guide to facilitate implementing a comprehensive overview of practical planning matters and tax compliance issues in your practice.
Federal Taxation and the Repeal of DOMA Webcast Replay (TFPWR03) - 6/1/2015 - Online
This course provides an overview of the financial-planning tax, business and estate-planning issues facing same-sex couples resulting from the repeal of DOMA, and explores recent developments.
The Unexpected Caregiver Webcast Replay (ASWR30) - 6/2/2015 - Online
Caring for an aging love one who has diminished mental or physical skills can be daunting.  This course can provide insight into the issues facing caregivers and individuals regarding the financing of health care, legal issues and estate...
Assembling a Multidisciplinary Team for Business Succession Planning Webcast Replay (MEGAWR30) - 6/4/2015 - Online
The principal theme of this session is that developing a successful exit and estate plan is like assembling a complicated puzzle.  Each part must fit with the others in order for the final image to take shape, given the detailed knowledge of...
Captive Insurance Webcast Replay (MEGAWR31) - 6/9/2015 - Online
Florida recently passed captive insurance legislation.   No longer is captive insurance strictly a Fortune 500 risk management solution - middle market and smaller companies can benefit from implementing a captive insurance...
Yellow Book and Single Audit Update Webcast Replay (MEGAWR19) - 6/10/2015 - Online
If you perform audits for governments and nonprofits, are you up to date on the recent changes to the "Yellow Book" and single audit requirements?  This session cover highlights of the revised yellow book with an emphasis on independence...
Sales Tax Record Keeping: Minimizing Audit Risk Webcast Replay (MEGAWR11) - 6/11/2015 - Online
If and when your company or your client's company gets selected for a Florida sales and use tax audit, are you prepared?  Learn what to expect and how to prepare in advance from a CPA in industry and a CPA in public practice who have...
Florida State Tax Update - The Craziness Continues Webcast Replay (ASWR40) - 6/16/2015 - Online
This course discusses the current deranged developments in Florida taxation including new cases, procedures and audit issues.
Accounting for LLCs: Adapting Partnership Accounting to LLCs (ASWR21) - 6/17/2015 - Online
This A&A course focuses on how to record and account for LLC transactions.  It covers the different methods of recording transactions under US GAAP; IFRS for SMEs; FRF for SMEs; and tax accounting including 704(b) accounting.  For...
New Documentation Issues in A&A Webcast Replay (MEGAWR26) - 6/18/2015 - Online
This course explores the new disclosure requirements related to the Clarity Standards.  It also looks at efficient documentation options and approaches for all audit, review and compilation engagements.
Client Acceptance and Retention Best Practices Webcast Replay (ASWR33) - 6/18/2015 - Online
Client acceptance and retention practices are some of the most powerful risk management defenses available to today's CPAs.  Participants will learn how to triage potential and existing clients and identify signs that allow them to minimize...
IFRS and FRF for Small and Medium Sized Entities Webcast Replay (ASWR23) - 6/22/2015 - Online
This course helps answer the question - Is there an end in sight to the FASB regulatory overload, or should I just retire now?  We'll look at what the Private Company Council has done to date, and alternatives to GASB.  We will review...