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 Title  Credit  Format  Price  View
+    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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+    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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+    IFRS Learning Module 1: Presentation of IFRS Financial Statements 3 Online $59.00 View

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 1 of the IFRS Learning Module series provides a “deep dive” into the principles governing the presentation of financial statements under IFRS. This includes a review of the IASB’s Framework, which addresses the concepts underlying the information presented in IFRS financial statements. It also includes detailed discussions of the IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements and IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows. Finally, this course provides an in-depth look at the joint IASB/FASB project that will result in sweeping changes to financial statement presentation in the near future.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

• Identify financial reports that are within the scope of the IASB Framework.
• Recognize practices that are consistent with the underlying assumptions and qualitative characteristics of financial statements prepared in accordance with the IASB Framework.
• Describe the characteristics of general purpose financial statements required under IFRS.
• Identify and classify the various elements of IFRS financial statements.
• Describe the IASB/FASB joint project on financial statement presentation and its impact on financial reporting
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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 3 Online $29.99 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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+    E-commerce: Applications for cyberspace technology 11 Online $79.99 View

The combination of growth in the commercial utilization of the Internet, the rapid changes in technology, and the complexity of management has expanded the scope of the duties of business managers.  This covers all aspects of electronic commerce: the World Wide Web, 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.

 

Field of Study

Computer Science

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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+    Quality Management and Benchmarking 2 Online $24.99 View

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.

 

Field of Study

Business 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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+    The Pocket CFO - Tools and Metrics 16 Online $99.99 View

 

Course Description

This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today’s busy executive. The course is 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 ratios, formulas, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help analyze and evaluate any business-related problem. Throughout, you’ll find this course practical, quick, and useful. Part I takes you through accounting principles and guidelines for evaluating a company’s financial health. You will have an increased understanding of various financial statements and their implications. You will be exposed to Corporate Responsibility Law, better known as the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. Part II takes a look at financial analysis tools, financial metrics, and financing methods for decision making. Part III takes you through the seemingly complex world of quantitative analysis. You’ll use statistics for forecasting and validity testing. Decision theories include linear programming, learning curve theory, and queuing models; these are presented concisely and comprehensively to help you use such sophisticated techniques with relative ease. And, you’ll learn how computer applications facilitate the many complex procedures. 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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Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Basic to Intermediate

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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+    Understanding And Managing Organizational Behavior 12 Online $109.00 View

 

This course is an examination of human relations theory and individuals, group, and organizational performance in relation to organizational structure in contemporary business and public agencies. It is an interdisciplinary field, drawing from on concepts from a variety of subject areas.  Covered are personality and attitudes, work motivation, interpersonal and group processes, organizational design and development, and decision making.

Field of Study

Business Management

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

Minimum Passing Percentage

None

70%

 

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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 Four Principles of Happy Cash Flow 4 Online $39.99 View

The Four Principles of Happy Cash Flow

Cash is the most powerful asset your business can have. The Four Principles of Happy Cash Flow reveals four simple rules to keep the cash flowing through your business. In addition to these principles, the course covers such concepts as using profit margins, minimizing inventory, increasing volume, collecting money faster, and stretching vendor payments. The author offers advice and provides examples of businesses that use cash flow well so that you can learn from those businesses.

This course is an easy-to-understand guide for those who want to understand cash flow, who are planning to start a business, or who are looking to improve cash flow in their established businesses.

Course objectives include:

  • Recognize the benefits of generating cash flow
  • Identify the phases of the business cycle and where cash flow principles are best applied
  • Identify the first principle of Happy Cash Flow™
  • Identify the second and third principles of Happy Cash Flow™
  • Distinguish between metrics used to measure the speed of the cash conversion cycle
  • Identify methods to generate additional profits
  • Identify how successful companies apply the principles of Happy Cash Flow™ to generate cash flow
  • Apply the principles of Happy Cash Flow™ to service organizations and other industries
  • Identify techniques to collecting from customers faster
  • Identify techniques for minimizing inventory.
  • Identify techniques for stretching payments to vendors.
  • Identify the benefits and costs of cash flow projection
  • Identify the steps for creating a step-by-step cash flow forecast

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Professionals responsible for managing cash flow, receivables, payables, inventory, performance metrics, and budgets

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

Introduction

 

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.