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 Title  Credit  Format  Price  View
+    Accounting And Finance For Managers 16 Online $149.00 View

This course covers what everything business people and managers need to know about accounting and finance. It is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial and accounting knowledge but has not had formal training in finance or accounting-perhaps a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts.  The entrepreneur or sole proprietor also needs this knowledge; he or she may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting that can be applied, regardless of the firm size, in the real world.  It gives nonfinancial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in finance.

 

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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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+    Analysis And Uses Of Financial Statements 12 Online $129.00 View

Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements is designed for interested parties who must understand how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements. This course describes in clear, concise, and understandable language the intricacies of financial statements, and their use by investors, creditors, analysts, and other interested parties.

This course can enhance your chance for success in business and investing; by enabling you to profit from the knowledge, insights, and perceptions of professionals who use financial statement analysis tools and techniques on a day-to-day basis. Realistic examples and illustrations of financial statement analysis are widely used in this course to make the subject matter crystal clear. That is the major objective of this course.

This course explains the objectives of financial statements in a meaningful manner. The accounting principles used in compiling financial statements and the qualitative characteristics of data appearing on financial statements are relevantly and reliably described. After a thorough overview of financial statements, major tools and techniques as explained, including:

  • Horizontal and vertical analysis
  • Common-size statements
  • Ratio analysis
  • Liquidity and activity ratios
  • Profitability ratios
  • Capital structure and solvency ratios
  • Market test ratios
  • Cash flow ratios

 

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The significance of interim financial statements and segment reporting is explored, as are analysis of annual reports and management discussion and analysis (MDA). The analytical techniques discussed in this course are well within the limits of today’s information technology. Once the concepts are understood, software can be used to eliminate much of the computational tedium involved.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Overview

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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+    Techniques Of Financial Analysis, Modeling, And Forecasting 19 Online $129.00 View

This comprehensive course gives you every sales and financial forecasting formula and modeling techniques you need to analyze your operation both as a whole and by segment. You'll be provided with proven techniques that help you identify and fix problem areas, analysis techniques that help you evaluate proposals for profit potential, proven methods that improve the accuracy of your short- and long-term forecasting, analysis tools that help you better manage working capital, cash, and accounts receivable, plus much more. You also receive dozens of worked-out models and modeling techniques that simplify your most difficult business decisions, and are easy to adapt to any computer spreadsheet program. This course supplies company accountants, treasurers, CFOs with all the forecasting techniques needed to financially analyze a business as a whole or a segment. Includes analysis techniques, methods for improving forecasting accuracy, analysis tools for managing capital, and more.

 

Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Intermediate

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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+    Nonprofit Finance: A Practical Guide 12 Online $129.00 View

 

 

This publication provides a detailed overview of the major nonprofit areas for persons interested in the financial operations of an organization, such as financial statements, accounting, grant management, internal controls and tax issues.

                I recommend this publication as a useful, practical resource for any new controller, manager, board member, or CFO working in the nonprofit sector. Maybe you have questions regarding operations or specific accounting issues, such as:

·         Is the nonprofit tax-exempt?

·         What are “funds” or “net assets”?

·         What is a “release of net assets”?

·         What is a Statement of Position?

·         What is a Statement of Activities?

This course answers these questions and others you may have in the back of your mind regarding the nonprofit sector. Some chapters are more technical than others are, so if you’re not accounting-oriented, you may still understand the concepts as terms and vocabulary are explained with numerous examples to clarify typical nonprofit models of operation, taxes, and financial reporting.

Samples of letters, forms, and reports pertinent to the nonprofit world are presented along with vignettes of my own experiences and recommendations, giving this material a different perspective from a purely academic or technical approach.

Each chapter covers an important topic within the nonprofit world, combining theory and practical information to make the issues clear and straightforward to understand.

Upcoming changes to financial statements are covered here including significant aspects of FASB ASU 2016-14 Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. We also review ASU 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and ASU 2016-02 Leases.

The publication is based on the IRS, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and other government publications, including the “Super Circular,” a federal grant guide. Please note that, like everything in life, things change, and you must keep up with the updates in the law and accounting regulations that come along, not yet picked up by this publication. 

I hope you find this publication an informative and valuable resource to better understand and appreciate the nonprofit sector.


+    Derivatives & Hedging for Accountants N/A 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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+    Economic Indicators 10 Book $119.00 View

Introduction

 

Economic indicators are those often-voluminous statistics released by government agencies, non-profit organizations and even private companies. They provide measurements for evaluating the health of our economy, including the latest business cycles, consumer spending, inflation, housing, and so on. Various economic indicators are released quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily.

 

This course provides an introductory overview of the world’s most prevalent economic indicators, including those related to unemployment, consumer sentiment and confidence, inflation, productivity, housing, manufacturing, and international trade. This course reviews the impact that changes in these indicators have on the financial markets and monetary policy.

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

 

·         Identify the types of economic indicators that exist and recognize the unique characteristics of each type.

·         Recognize the characteristics and economic impact of key economic indicators, including those related to unemployment, consumer sentiment and confidence, inflation, productivity, housing, manufacturing, and international trade.

·         Identify the components of gross domestic product (GDP) and recognize how economic indicators impact these components.

 

·         Recognize how changes in economic indicators and the actions of the Federal Reserve impact financial market activity.

+    Cost Management Accounting And Control 20 Online $109.99 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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Cost Management: Accounting and Control covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to manage costs strategically in order to be globally competitive. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who seek continuous improvement (CI) strategies. Topics include analysis of costs;  job order and process costing; break-even and contribution analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); balanced scorecard, cost allocation; responsibility accounting; budget for profit planning; short-term decisions; capital budgeting; quality costs and total quality management (TQM); inventory management and just in time (JIT).

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+    Controllers’ Guide To Multinational Financial Management 14 Online $109.00 View

This course is designed for managers working for multinational companies (MNCs) as well as accountants, CFOs, controllers, treasurers, and international investors.  In a modern economy, neither businesses nor individual investors can afford to be ignorant of the basic concepts of international finance. Changes in exchange rates and differences in national inflation and interest rates can affect the competitive position of businesses regardless of whether they are engaged in international operations.

For companies that are engaged in international business, national differences in banking, commercial laws, regulations, and political stability also complicate decision making. Today’s investors must also understand the effects of, and interactions among, exchange rates, inflation rates, and interest rates if they wish to maximize their returns and minimize their risks.

The study of multinational finance constitutes an essential component of a modern business education. The subject multinational finance is offered in a variety of titles including international finance, global finance, international financial management, or financial management of multinational corporations etc. at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Controllers’ Guide to Multinational Financial Management provides a clear and concise introduction to international finance.  This course is written and compiled for working professionals engaged in the fields of international finance, global trade, foreign investments, and banking.  It may be used for both day-to-day practice and for technical research. This course is a practical reference of proven techniques, strategies, and approaches that are successfully used by professionals to diagnose multinational finance and banking problems. The course covers virtually all important topics dealing with multinational business finance, investments, financial planning, financial economics, and banking. This course will benefit accountants, practicing financial analysts, CFOs, controllers, financial managers, treasurers, money managers, fund managers, investment analysts, and professional bankers, who are engaged in multinational operations.

Controllers’ Guide to Multinational Financial Management will enlighten the practitioner by presenting the most current information, offer important directives, and explain the technical procedures involved in the aforementioned dynamic business disciplines. The course applies to large, medium, or small multinational companies. It will help you to make smart decisions in all areas of international finance and banking.

You’ll find ratios, formulas, examples, applications, exhibits, charts, and rules of thumb to help you analyze and evaluate any global finance-related situation. 

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Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None

+    Analyzing Cost Data For Management 10 Online $99.99 View

Course Description

Analyzing Cost Data for Management covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who need hand-on knowledge and tools in processing, developing, and analyzing financial, cost, and business data for managerial use. Topics include strategic cost management, analysis of costs; break-even and contribution analysis; cost behavior analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); responsibility accounting and corporate balanced scorecard (CBS); budget for profit planning; short-term decisions; capital budgeting.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

Basic Math and Accounting

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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+    Effective Business Communications 11 Online $99.00 View

Good communications, oral or written, is the key to success in business life. The course is intended to assist business people in gaining understanding of the communication process, writing and organization methods, and oral aspects of communication in business. Emphasis is also placed on new technology in business communications, including e-mails, blogs, social networking, and meeting systems.  Effective Business Communications is intended for:

  • People in business who have not studied business communications---particularly business writing--as part of their formal education.
  • Students preparing for subject or credit examinations and practitioners in fields in which competence in communication skills is part of a certification program.
  • Business, government, and educational organizations conducting in-service training programs.

 

The course is easy to use and should assist the user in gaining understanding of the communication process, writing and organization methods, and oral aspects of communication in business. At the same time, to develop skill in applying this understanding takes practice which can only be gained in day-to-day application.

 

Field of Study

Communications

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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+    Accounting For Management: Concepts And Tools 8 Online $89.99 View

A primer on the basic theoretical concepts and the practical procedures of financial record keeping and reporting, and the use of financial and cost data in managerial decision making. It provides an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting that can be put to practical application in day-to-day jobs of managers. It also concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communication. Topics include accounting principles and reporting trends, accounting conventions and systems, interpretation and analysis of financial statements; cast flow statement; break-even analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); responsibility accounting; budget for profit planning; short-term and long-term investment decision making. A list of computer software for accounting, ABC, and budgeting is presented.

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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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+    Economic Analysis For Business And Strategic Decisions 11 Online $89.00 View

This course provides a clear and concise introduction to managerial economics.  The course managerial economics is offered in a variety of titles including business economics, economic analysis for business decisions, economics for management decisions, etc. at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

It focuses on the fundamentals and essentials needed to understand how business decisions are made and tackled using economics and other quantitative tools. It illustrates decisions with many solved problems to test and help students reinforce their understanding of the subject.  Further, many business professionals can benefit from this course. The reader is assumed to have done some introductory-level work in economics. A minimal amount of background in college-level math and statistics is also expected.

This course extensively and intensively shows the application of economic theory and concepts to real-life business decisions.  It consists of questions and problems along with their answers and suggested solutions.

 

Field of Study

Economics

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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+    Modern Budgeting For Profit Planning & Control 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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The course is intended for business professionals engaged in budgeting, financial planning, forecasting, profit planning, and control. A budget is the formal expression of plans, goals, and objectives of management that covers all aspects of operations for a designated time period. The budget is a tool providing targets and direction. Budgets provide control over the immediate environment, help to master the financial aspects of the job and department, and solve problems before they occur. Budgets focus on the importance of evaluating alternative actions before decisions are actually implemented. This course explains what budgets are, how they work, how to prepare and present them, and how to analyze budget figures and results. The new development and use of budgets at various managerial levels within a business are discussed. Active financial planning software that combine budgeting, forecasting analytics, business intelligence, and collaboration.

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+    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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+    IFRS in the USA 7 Online $69.99 View

Introduction

 

International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) represents the international alternative to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Most of the world already communicates with investors and stakeholders about corporate financial performance in the language of IFRS. 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.

 

This course provides an introductory overview of International Financial Reporting Standards, including detailed discussions of the impact that adopting IFRS will have on businesses. This course also includes comprehensive reviews of the IASB structure and its standard-setting process, the basic framework that serves as the foundation for IFRS and the differences that exist between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

 

  • Define “IFRS” and recognize practices consistent with the due process followed when developing and issuing IFRS.

·         Recognize the basic concepts by which financial statements are prepared under IFRS.

 

  • Identify the primary differences that exist between IFRS and U.S. GAAP as well as the efforts by the IASB and the FASB to eliminate these differences.
  • Recognize the costs and benefits associated with adopting IFRS.