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+    Personal Financial Planning For Accountants 20 Online $179.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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A comprehensive course on personal finance. What is more important to the "average person”' than personal financial planning and money management?  This course teaches you all the major areas in personal financial planning—planning your personal finances, managing your personal finances, making your purchase decisions, insuring your resources, investing tour financial resources, and controlling your financial future. Topics covered include time value calculations, budgeting, career planning, banking, Insurance, home buying, consumer credits and money management, investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning.

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+    Project Management: A Financial Perspective 10 Online $69.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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 This course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the applications and importance of Project Management.  You will learn how to assess a project with respect to time, costs, and resources in order to effectively and efficiently reach your goals.  You will become familiar with the five processes involved in Project management – Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing on time and within budget-- Project Integration, Project Scope, Project Time, Project Cost, Project Quality, Project Human Resources, Project Communications, Project Risk Management, and Project Procurement – that are essential to being an expert Project Manager.  This course follows for the most part the framework within the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The material, however, places a financial focus on projects as a way to accomplish desired changes in the enterprise in a coordinated and predictable way for favorable outcomes. Topics covered include economic feasibility study, life-cycle costing, target costing, and earned value analysis. Through better project management, you can reduce or eliminate failed projects and reduce the costs associated with successful ones, increasing enterprise effectiveness in providing the maximum value to shareholders.

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+    Real Estate Accounting And Mathematics 3 Online $19.99 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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A refresher course covering basic concepts and tools of accounting, finance, and math that real estate professionals as well as real estate investors need to be familiar with. Topics covered are balance sheet, income statement, basic accounting concepts, real estate algebra, finance math, and more.

 

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+    Ethics For Real Estate Professionals 4 Online $39.00 View

A course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by real estate professionals in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession.

 

Chapter 1
ETHICS DEFINED

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Define ethics.
2. Differentiate between amoral and ethical values.
3. List and characterize two systems of ethics.
4. Differentiate between legal versus ethical codes.
5. Discuss the development of law and ethics.
6. List examples of Philosophers who contributed to the development of ethics.

Chapter 2
ETHICS IN SELLING

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Characterize the role of ethics in selling.
2. Discuss the salesperson’s responsibility to the consumer.
3. Describe the salesperson’s responsibility toward other sales people.

Chapter 3
ETHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Identify ethical problems in real estate.
2. Diagnose the causes for a lack of ethics.
3. Determine the broker’s responsibility.
4. Explain and give examples of a code of ethics.
5. Demonstrate ethical behavior.

Chapter 4
CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Discuss a realtor’s duties to his/her clients.
2. Outline the realtor’s duties to the public.
3. List and explain the duties of a realtor.

Chapter 5
ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF THE APPRAISAL INSTITUTE

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Illustrate examples of the standards of the Appraisal institute.
2. Elaborate on the code of professional ethics.
3. Explain the uniform standards of the professional appraiser.
4. List and give examples of consequences of violations of standards.
5. Distinguish between remedial and disciplinary measures.
6. Explain the difference among censure, suspension and expulsion.
7. Explain the use of designations, emblems and logos by members.

Chapter 6
CODE OF ETHICS FOR ALL REAL ESTATE AGENTS THE CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Explain the real estate agent’s duties toward his/her client and customers.
2. Clarify the real estate agent’s obligations to society.

 

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Real Estate Financing And Investment 7 Online $49.99 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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This course covers both financing and investing in real estate. The first section deals with two major aspects of real estate financing: 

  1. financial instruments and
  2. the means of financing.  It examines the financial side of the lending process.  The second section deals with investing in real estate·

    Topics include: the advantages and pitfalls of real estate investing, how to value an income-producing property, how to use leverage and increase return, and buying a home.

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+    Retailing: Brick-Mortar/Click-Mortar 14 Online $99.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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Retailing, the business of selling consumer goods to final consumers, is constantly changing.  Retailers are particularly affected by changes in the consumer population; in the economic, social, technological, and political environment; and in competitive conditions. This course teaches you the main requirements of effective retail management: personal qualifications of management; an adequate financial structure; necessary physical facilities; effective policies and procedures; and competence, loyalty, and productiveness of personnel. Also discussed are online retailing (e-tailing) strategy, improving Internet presence, and future changes in retailing.

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+    Sales Management: Products And Services 12 Online $89.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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This course is an overview of the role of the sales manager, both at headquarters and in the field, in managing salespeople, personal selling, resources, and functions of marketing. The problems of organizing, forecasting, planning, communicating, evaluating, and controlling sales are analyzed. A variety of techniques and pertinent concepts of behavioral science are applied to the management of the sales effort and sales force.  Key trends affecting sales organizations and sales managers today are highlighted

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+    Strategy Management: Concepts And Tools 12 Online $109.00 View

Strategic Management introduces, explains, and analyzes the activities needed to develop, select, implement, and evaluate a firm’s competitive strategy. This course focuses on both the content of a firm’s strategy and the process by which this strategy is developed and executed. This course is designed to illustrate development, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of business strategy. Emphasis is placed on the need for awareness of, and accommodation to, changes in an organization's internal and external environments. Generic types of business strategies and techniques for analyzing strategies are also covered.

Field of Study

Business Management

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None

 

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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    The Pocket Mba: Concepts And Strategies 15 Online $109.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today’s busy executive. It’s a working guide to help you quickly pinpoint in the complex world of business.

  • What to look for
  • What to do
  • What to watch out for
  • How to do it

 You’ll find concepts, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help you conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate any business-related problem. Throughout, you’ll find this course practical, quick, and useful. Part I takes you through the world of business strategy, management, marketing, and legal environments of business. Part II covers the economic issues of interest to business managers because they have a signif­icant impact upon corporate success or failure. As companies go global, some relevant issues of concern to business people are foreign exchange rates, currency risk management, political risk, and international sources of financing. It also covers the use of information  systems  and information technology (IT)  in  all  phases  of business and  in  all  functional  areas  to  analyze  and  solve business problems  in  the  "real  world."  This course has been designed in question-and-answer for­mat in order to address the pertinent issues that come up dur­ing the course of business.

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+    The Professional Financial Consultant: 20 Online $99.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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The Professional Financial Consultant: Commercial, Sba, Real Estate, And Venture Capital Financing

This course is designed to train people interested in financing services to develop the knowledge and techniques required to approve and package a variety of loans and financing, such as SBA loans and venture capital financing. Understanding the new money markets and finding available sources of capital for investment, expansion, real estate development, and personal investment have challenged the majority of businesses. The course focuses on the basic principles, concepts, terminology and instruments used to qualify a client, package a loan, and delineate the various services available in the financial community. Useful Internet resources are provided wherever applicable.

Chapter One
THE PROFESSIONAL LOAN BROKER

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Describe the role of the loan broker.
2. Outline the marketing techniques and services offered by the loan broker.
3. List the procedures to achieve financial success.
4. Qualify your clients.
5. Set your fee.
6. Implement a process for loan packaging and guaranteed income.
7. Identify the typical list of loan-packaging services.
8. Interpret the facts available in the marketplace.
9. Distinguish what lenders are look for.

Chapter Two
COMMERCIAL FINANCE

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Outline the process for factoring accounts.
2. Facilitate the use of accounts receivable for financing.
3. Utilize inventory financing.
4. Justify the use of equipment financing and equipment leasing.
5. Select and prioritize your business financing.
6. Apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
7. Arrange for venture capital financing.
8. Work a loan online.
9. Raise equity and venture capital online.

Chapter Three
REAL ESTATE LOANS

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Conduct a basic review of available real estate loans.
2. Define estates.
3. Prepare the transfer of deeds.
4. List and give examples of the kinds of deeds.
5. List and give examples of real estate loan originations.
6. Arrange for residential loans.

Chapter Four
INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCING

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Analyze income property loans.
2. Depict the income-property lending process.
3. Arrange for interim loan underwriting.
4. Locate permanent mortgage investors.
5. Establish the process for financing apartments.
6. Outline apartment loan underwriting guidelines.
7. Arrange for shopping center financing.
8. Utilize the financing opportunities available for office-warehouses.
9. Facilitate financing for general offices (multi-tenancy).
10. Locate and arrange financing for medical office buildings.
11. Select financial package for mobile home parks.
12. Plan and evaluate financial packages for hotels and motels
13. Summarize the financial organization need for nursing homes.
14. Arrange for construction loans.

Chapter Five
REAL ESTATE FINANCING AND FUNDAMENTALS OF INVESTING

After studying this chapter you will be able to:

1. Outline the loan process.
2. Describe an online loan application.
3. Explain and give examples of the lending laws.
4. Identify sources of funds.
5. Summarize the classification of mortgages.
6. State the type of financial paperwork needed.
7. Document the follow up of the loan process.
8. Explain how to get started as an investor.
9. Describe the factors to be considered in investment decisions.
10. Define return and risk.
11. Discuss the risk-return tradeoff.
12. List the types of risk.
13. Identify the factors to be considered in housing decisions.
14. State how to invest in real estate.

 

 

 

 
+    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act And Corporate Governance 11 Online $79.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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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 have fallen, such as Cisco, Nokia, Lucent Technologies, and most 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.

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+    Understanding The Economy 10 Online $69.00 View

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

 

Field of Study

Economics

Level of Knowledge

Basic

Prerequisite

Basic Math

Advanced Preparation

None

 

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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    15 Quick Tips on Becoming a GREAT Consultant 3 Online $29.00 View

“15 Quick Tips on Becoming a GREAT Consultant” is intended for:

  • CPAs, accountants, IT professionals and others who want to learn new skills to become amazing consultants.
  • Students and others who want to learn more about the subject.
  • Consulting firms, and firms that are conducting training programs for consultants.

The course is easy to use and should assist the student in becoming aware of non-technical issues that are very important to any consultant.   This course is designed to give students practical considerations and ideas to use in any consulting project.  Each one of the five chapters presents three tips to improve your consulting experience and to make you one of the best professionals out there.

 

Chapter 1
COMPETENCE AND EXPERIENCE

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Understand the value of being a “guru”
• Know what discretion is, not to be confused with bonding
• Recognize the difference between confidence and arrogance

Chapter 2
COMMUNICATION SKILLS

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Ask proper questions
• Know what effective listening skills are
• Develop diplomatic skills

Chapter 3
LEADERSHIP

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Learn the importance of original thinking
• Understand strategy and its importance to a consultant
• Understand the importance of trust to a consultant

Chapter 4
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Learn the importance of fast learning
• Understand what good judgment is
• Identify and strive for excellence in your work

Chapter 5
INTEGRITY

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Learn the importance of honesty
• Understand what “B.S.” is and how to avoid it
• Understand what transparency is and how it affects consultants

 

 

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Derivatives & Hedging for Accountants 10 Online $119.00 View

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).

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

• Define the various types of risk that impact financial markets.
• Describe the unique characteristics of forwards, futures, swaps and options.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using derivative instruments.

Chapter 1
Introduction to Derivatives and Hedging

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Define the various types of risk that impact financial markets.
• Recognize proper financial risk management practices.
• Describe the tools used to manage financial risk.

Chapter 2
Forwards

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the unique characteristics of forward contracts.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using forward contracts.
• Calculate the payoff from a forward contract.
• Calculate forward prices and describe the effects of arbitrage on forward pricing.

Chapter 3
Futures

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the differences between futures and forwards.
• Explain the mechanics of futures exchanges.
• Calculate futures daily margin requirements.
• Describe the financial and operational risks associated with using futures contracts as hedging tools.

Chapter 4
Swaps

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the unique characteristics of swap agreements and recognize the differences between the various types of swaps.
• Calculate swap settlement amounts.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using swaps.

Chapter 5

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the unique characteristics of option contracts.
• Recognize the differences between option contracts and other types of derivative products.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using option contracts.
• Calculate the payoff from an option contract.

 

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Overview 12 Online $179.00 View

Financial markets represent the lifeblood of our global economy. These mechanisms promote greater economic efficiency by transferring funds from individuals, businesses and governments with an excess of available funds to those with a shortage. Funds are transferred in the financial markets through the purchase and sale of financial instruments (such as stocks and bonds). Short-term financial instruments are available in money markets, while longer-term financial instruments are purchased and sold in the world’s capital markets. Many financial markets have been in existence for hundreds of years; however the modern era has brought along many new innovations such as securitization and the derivatives market.

This course provides an introductory overview of the world’s largest financial markets, including the money, bond, stock, mortgage, foreign currency and derivatives markets. This course reviews the various types of financial risk that impact these markets, as well as the economic variables that influence market activity (such as interest rates and monetary policy).


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of financial markets.
  • Recognize the types of financial instruments traded in financial markets.
  • Explain how economic variables (such as interest rates and monetary policy) and financial risks impact financial market activity.

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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
Click here to view cancelation and record retention policies