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+    Project Management: A Financial Perspective 10 Online $69.99 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 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 4 Online $39.99 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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+    Real Estate Financing And Investment 6 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 $89.99 View

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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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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+    Strategic Management: Concepts And Tools 11 Online $74.99 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 $94.99 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 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 Sarbanes-Oxley Act And Corporate Governance 6 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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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 8 Online $59.99 View

Course Description

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

 

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
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+    Social Media Marketing 8 Online $89.99 View

In technical terms, social media refers to a variety of Web-based applications (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, et al) that facilitate (1) communication and collaboration amongst users of the Internet and (2) the creation of “user-generated content” in the form of words, pictures, audios and videos. However social media represents much more than this simple definition; social media signifies nothing less than a revolution in the ways that people communicate, consume media and conduct business. Many businesses are rethinking entire marketing strategies in order to focus on this new world known as “Web 2.0”. Social media tools such as social networks, blogs and podcasts are now commonly used to market products and services to consumers.

This course provides an overview of social media and its impact on the marketing process. This overview includes descriptions of the various forms of social media and profiles of the most popular social media websites. This course also introduces the concept of social media marketing and discusses how you can use social media to market your business, promote your brand and influence your potential customers. Finally, this course provides a step-by-step guide for CPA’s and other professionals to utilize when launching a social media marketing campaign.


+    Valuations: Businesses, Securities And Real Estate 2 Online $19.99 View

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

 

Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

Basic Accounting and 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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+    Guide to Commercial Real Estate and Finance 11 Online $74.99 View

This course is designed to train both working CPAs and financial personnel to develop the knowledge and techniques required to review a variety of financing activities for businesses, and commercial and residential real estate.

The glossary defines the specialized vocabulary use in loan processing. A sample number of documents are provided in the Appendix including, loan application forms, income statements, and Equal Credit Opportunity Act Notice.


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Online $69.99 View

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

Field of Study

Management

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None

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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+    Federal Financial Management 10 Online $79.99 View

 

Are you a new federal employee or contractor working with accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial operations, or internal controls?  Have you taken on a new position where federal financial management tasks have been added to your regular duties?  If yes, this book is for you.

 

 

 

This publication provides a short, high level overview of federal financial management that will hopefully help you do your job faster and/or better. It will serve as a baseline for more in-depth courses on federal financial management topics and/or serve as a quick reference manual.  I wish I had this course when I joined the federal government. It would have provided some basic information that took me months or years to learn.

 

It is recommended that you read the chapters as outlined below and then look at the Review Questions before answering the test questions. The exam follows the order of the chapters.