Your FICPA membership comes with more than 30 hours of FREE CPE credits each year, and we encourage you to make the most of your benefit!
Our next complimentary course is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15, when speaker Gerard Schreiber presents, "Disaster Preparedness Before and After."
You'll find more information below, in addition to details on other FREE CPE opportunities, including our Annual Meeting and Town Hall and Florida CPA Summit Learning Labs.
Click each link to register for these complimentary courses.
Disaster Preparedness Before and After
Sept. 15 | 10 a.m. ET
The increasing number of natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic, unexpected events like the Surfside Condo collapse, and continuing legislative and financial changes are bringing about changes in the dynamics of tax and financial planning, especially for areas like Florida. Conventional planning methods and techniques may not serve the needs of clients for these changing circumstances. This session with Gerard Schreiber will look at the considerations for practitioners in analyzing client needs and offer considerations for future planning.
We'll also hear from Michael Moran of the Florida PACE Funding Agency, as we explore the “perception vs. reality” of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.
Strategies to Find the Optimal Utilization for Tax Engagements
Sept. 16 | 11 a.m. ET
Sponsored by: IRIS Practice Engine
The most challenging aspect of a tax department can be optimizing the utilization of staff. The Charge Hour has been the trusted metric in this area for many years, but the administrative burden of tracking the status of returns and maintaining time records is driving organizations to research a more efficient process, one that will increase not only profitability but also overall capacity. This session will explore strategies to accomplish optimal utilization for any given tax engagement.
Annual Meeting and Town Hall
Sept. 22 | 4:30 p.m. ET
FICPA President & CEO Shelly Weir and past Chair W.G. Spoor will be joined by Orlando City Soccer Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Carlos Osorio, who will walk us through what it’s like to manage the finances of a sports franchise. Afterward, continue the conversation at our complimentary cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m.
Cybersecurity: State of the Industry and How to Protect Your Business
Oct. 21 | 11 a.m. ET
Sponsored by: Coaxis
Cybersecurity threats are getting stronger and coming from more directions than ever before. The consequences of cybercrimes such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks can be staggering, from the loss of customer data and other protected information to the costs associated with strengthening an infrastructure’s security and repairing a damaged reputation. How vulnerable is your firm?
Florida CPA Summit Learning Labs (In-Person)
Nov. 8 | 1 p.m. ET
Please join us for a complimentary series of TED-Style talks that kick off our FICPA Florida CPA Summit! These future-ready, fast-paced CPE presentations feature knowledgeable speakers addressing issues challenging CPAs today. You'll earn four hours of free CPE. In-person only. Registration required. Space is limited.