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+    101 Financial Solutions: Diagnosis and Remedy 10.0 Online $74.99 View

Course Description

A manager’s success depends largely on his or her ability to manage a company’s assets. This mission is complicated by the interdependent nature of a company’s finances. One short-term financial problem, such as a cash flow shortage, can cause a longer-term credit problem, such as denials for bank loans. The successful manager must be able to quickly identify and resolve such short-term problems in order to prevent their long-term deleterious effects. This course is intended for effective business managers and entrepreneurs. Covering every facet of the daily management of a business’s finances, it is designed to help managers pinpoint, remedy, and prevent business and financial problems. In each case, it also points out potential ripple effects—the ways in which a problem in one sector can disrupt operations in other areas.

 

Field of Study

Management Services

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

Basic Math

Advanced Preparation

None

          Learning Objectives

            After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

            Recognize signs in the concept of revenue base erosion.

            Identify irrelevant cost factors when evaluation special orders.

            Identify causes of a high level of merchandise returns that can affect business profits.

            Identify the causes of low turnover of merchandise.

            Recognize trade-offs between excessive inventory ordering and carrying costs.

            Identify order costs and carrying costs associated with inventory management.

            Recognize how the economic order quantity (EOQ) applies to inventory management.

            Identify technologies used to improve inventory tracking and management.

            Recognize reasons that create a lack of inventory storage space.

            Identify concepts used in the analysis of profitability.

            Recognize ways to reduce the break-even point, and limitations of break-even analysis.

            Recognize how to apply cost-volume-profit analysis.

            Identify the problems of a weak sales mix and the causes of falling sales or profits.

            Identify the risk-return trade-off.

            Recognize components of interest rate risk.

            Identify factors relating to a lack of diversification and increased risk.

            Recognize signs of existing or potential financial problems.

            Recognize influences that can adversely affect the market price of a stock.

            Identify the objectives of debt rating services and some bond terminology.

            Recognize characteristics of evaluating stock prices.

            Identify the conditions when bankruptcy looms.

            Recognize steps management can take to avoid business failure.

            Recognize uses of the Altman Z-Score for spotting risky companies.

            Identify measures that a company can take to avoid a takeover threat.

            Recognize common ratios used by companies to help manage cash positions.

            Identify ways to improve cash flow and return on surplus funds.

            Identify early warning signs of a company going broke.

            Identify ways to minimize the impact of vendor's price increases.

            Calculate the advantage of accepting vendor terms and discounts.

            Recognize the reasons for poor credit ratings.

            Identify methods to prevent check signing fraud and improper payments.

            Recognize commonly used financial ratios that help spot liquidity problems.

            Identify early warning signals for inadequate liquidity.

            Recognize ways to improve return on investment and how return on equity is calculated.

            Identify methods to identify a low rate of return and the signs for poor quality of earnings.

            Recognize how to determine the stability/instability in product revenue over time.

            Identify the causes for excessive labor costs.

            Recognize the concept associated with operating leverage.

            Recognize the applications of activity-based costing.

            Understand how a profit-maximizing firm would adjust prices at different levels of demand.

            Identify how actual costs can exceed standard (budgeted) costs.

            Recognize how to compute an efficiency variance.

            Recognize ways to spot record-keeping errors.

            Recognize the characteristics of different corporate structures used to affect tax planning and preparation.

 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 Complete Guide To Investing 14.0 Online $84.99 View

This course teaches you the securities market, the various types of investment securities (stocks, bond, options, futures, tax-advantaged investments, mutual funds, etc.), and the risk-return characteristics of each. It focuses on the principles and tools of investment analysis, asset allocation, portfolio selection and management.  The course tells you what are available to invest in, the features of each type of investment, the advantages and disadvantages of each investment category, including global investing, and when a particular investment type might be suitable for you. 

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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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+    A Practical Guide To Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures 6.0 Online $49.99 View

Course Description:

This course discusses all facets of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and divestitures, including deciding on terms, key factors to consider, pros and cons, types of arrangements, evaluative criteria, valuation methods, financial effects of a merger, holding companies, takeover bids, SEC filing requirements, accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations, and financial analysis of combinations. Also addressed is emergence of corporate development officers (CDOs).

 

Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

Basic Accounting

 

 

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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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+    Accountant’s Guide to Financial Management 15.0 Online $94.99 View

Course Description

This course is designed for accountants who must have financial knowledge but has not had formal training in finance. Topics include: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act financial reporting requirements, uses and analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting and cash budgeting, risk and return, valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, investing and financing, leverage, optimal capital structure, portfolio selection, management of financial resources, and international finance.

Field of Study:  Finance

Level of Knowledge:  Overview

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Learning Objectives

After studying this course, you will be able to:

            Identify the objectives of managerial finance.

            Distinguish between profit maximization and stockholder wealth maximization.

            Recognize factors that affect the value of a firm.

            Recognize the role of financial managers.

            Recognize the various legal forms of business organization.

            Identify the basic financial statements used by a firm.

            Recognize how the balance sheet portrays a company's financial position.

            Recognize how footnote disclosures are used, and requirements for segment reporting.

            Recognize reporting requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley 404.

            Identify which factors are used in evaluating a firm’s stock.

            Recognize a comprehensive set of financial ratios and how to interpret them.

            Recognize how ROI can be enhanced by management.

            Identify the basic components of the Du Pont formula and how it can be used for profit improvement.

            Recognize steps in projecting financial needs by using the percent-of-sales method.

            Identify major steps in preparing the master budget.

            Recognize how the cash budget can be used to more effectively conduct financial management.

            Recognize the concept and use of the time value of money.

            Calculate the present value of a future payment.

            Recognize the definitions for annuities and minimum rates of return.

            Recognize the components required to compute the return of an investment.

            Define the risk-return trade-off used in understanding diversification.

            Identify the types of risks reported by beta in its use in designing a portfolio.

            Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), calculate portfolio return and portfolio risk.

            Using the Arbitrage Pricing Model (APM), compute rate of return.

            Recognize the key inputs and concepts underlying the security valuation process.

            Distinguish between preferred stock and common stock.

            Recognize the various methods of common stock valuation.

            Compute costs of financing for long-term debt.

            Identify the overall cost of capital.

            Recognize factors used in computing the overall cost of capital.

            Define the capital budget.

            Recognize how different project conditions can affect ultimate investment decisions.

            Recognize the types of depreciation methods.

            Identify how operating leverage affects a firm and compute total leverage.

            Recognize the primary objective of capital structure decisions and the influences on capital structure decisions.

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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+    Business Essentials Concepts and Tools 8.0 Online $59.99 View

Course Description

 

This course provides an overview on the basic concepts and tools of business. Every functional aspect of business is covered. Topics covered are management, organization, human resource management, purchasing, production/operations, accounting, finance, marketing, quantitative methods, legal environment, information technology, business ethics, and international business.

 

Field of Study   Business Management and Organization

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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+    Complete Business Math for Accountants 17.0 Online $104.99 View

Course Description
Complete Business Math for Accountants provides accountants, managers, and business entrepreneurs with the information, analysis, and insights necessary to analyze and calculate the consequences of a wide range of business financial strategies and problems. The ability  to select the right operational technique is vital if the business is to survive, profit, and grow in today's uncertain economic environment. The owner of a small business must be able to make the right financial decision based on sound mathematical reasoning in order to run the business efficiently. They must understand the problem, and then apply math skills to solve it.

This course contains  hundreds of filled-in examples, illustrations, practical applications, measures, procedures, rules of thumb, statistical data, exhibits, tables, graphs, and diagrams. They are presented to aid in the comprehension and successful solution of a particular problem. The reader will also learn when, why and how to use the appropriate computational method.

Field of Study Finance
Level of Knowledge Basic
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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+    Computer and Data Security Basics for the CPA 1.0 Online $14.99 View

Course Description
The course is intended primarily to help business executives and information systems/computer professionals protect the computer and the data from a wide variety of threats.  Security concerns have heightened in the recent years.  Weak computer security and lack of internal controls increases an organization's vulnerability. The major steps in understanding and managing computer security are discussed in this course, and helps business executives identify resources in their organizations that need to be protected.  

Field of Study
    Information Technology
Level of Knowledge    Overview
Prerequisite    None
Advanced Preparation    None

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

·        Recognize importance of computer and data security techniques

·        Recognize and understand how different social engineering techniques can breach computer and data security

 Recognize methods to prevent social engineering fraud schemes


 

 

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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+    Controller's Guide To Multinational Financial Management 14.0 Online $89.99 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

 

 

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 11.0 Online $74.99 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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+    Financial Concepts and Tools for Managers 6.0 Online $49.99 View

Course Description

Finance involves obtaining, using, and managing funds to achieve the company’s financial objectives (e.g., maximization of shareholder value). The course emphasizes and develops an understanding of financial concepts, tools, strategies, and major decision areas related to the financial management of the business. This course is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial knowledge but has not recently had training in finance. 

Topics include a broad overview of business types and formation, funding, capital markets, tax planning, budgeting, financial statement and analysis and many other aspects of running a business.  Many subjects are discussed with the intention of providing the business person with a quick introduction to commonly used business terms and requirements.

Field of Study

Finance

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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+    Financial Essentials For Nonprofit Managers 12.0 Online $79.99 View

Managers of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) generally are not skilled in financial matters.  Or, managers are often preoccupied with its welfare objectives and fund raising and ignore the operations efficiency and operating cost controls.  A series of appropriate questions that nonprofit financial managers must address in connection with an organization’s financial condition and activity include:

1.  Do we have a profit or a loss? 

2.  Do we have sufficient reserves? 

3.  Are we liquid? 

4.  Do we have strong internal controls? 

5.  Are we operating efficiently? 

6.  Are we meeting our budget? 

7.  Are our programs valid? 

8.  Are we competing successfully?

9. Is our prioritizing of programs and activities reasonable?

The course is an attempt to help answer theses questions.

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Field of Study Finance
Level of Knowledge 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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+    Financial Forecasting: Tools And Applications 8.0 Online $59.99 View

Business and financial forecasting is of extreme importance to managers at practically all levels. It is required for top managers to make long-term strategic decisions. Middle management uses sales forecasts to develop their departmental budgets. Every other plan such as a production plan, purchasing plan, manpower plan, and financial plan follows from demand forecasting.  The critical element in any supply chain plan is the demand forecast.

The goal of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of business forecasting that can be applied in the real world regardless of firm size. We walk you through basic forecasting methodology, and then practical applications.  It encompasses a wide range of topics of major importance to practical managers in all functional areas, including cash flow forecasting, cost prediction, earnings forecasts, bankruptcy prediction, foreign exchange forecasting, interest rate forecasting, and technological forecasting. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer technology such as spreadsheets and stand-alone forecasting software.

 

Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

Basic 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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+    How To Organize and Run A Small Business 8.0 Online $59.99 View

Course Description
This course is a primer for aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs. The course explores step-by-step procedures necessary to set up and manage a small business. Topics include the development of a business plan, market entry strategies, organization and management, financing, Internet marketing, software, and critical factors for small business owners and entrepreneurs.


Field of Study    Business Management and Organization
Level of Knowledge    Basic
Prerequisite    Basic Math
Advanced Preparation    None
    

COVID-19 Note

Covid-19 had a major impact on the economy and on small businesses in 2020, and it will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Many sources that are available to small businesses have specific COVID 19 recommendations and strategies as well as other information, such as potential tax credits/deductions, extended due dates, etc.  The following are just a few of these sources:
•    https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
•    https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments
•    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

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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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+    Business Law: The Legal Environments Of Business 12.0 Online $79.99 View


The major purpose of Legal Environments of Business is to provide you with a concise summary of the major legal principles affecting businesspeople and business transactions.  It provides a quick, yet comprehensive, review of this vital and wide-ranging area of the law.  You will be able to analyze business decisions from a legal responsibility perspective.

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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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+    Budgeting for Profit Planning & Control 11.0 Online $74.99 View

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.

Field of Study Finance

Level of Knowledge Overview

Prerequisite Basic 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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+    Modern Supervision 10.0 Online $69.99 View

This course is especially designed to teach you the essential knowledge of supervision and the key role that the supervisor plays in today’s organizations. In most organizations it is recognized that the supervisory job is demanding and exacting. Success or failure of the entire organization is often conditioned by the competency at the supervisory level. This course attempts to present and discuss those things that are essential to being a successful supervisor. It is designed to meet the special needs of a person aspiring to a supervisory job, and the practicing supervisor. The course is applicable to all types of supervisory jobs whether in manufacturing, service, or not-for-profit organizations. For the potential supervisor the course affords a concise but complete presentation and acquaintance with the many problems that will be confronted. For the experienced supervisor the material provides an overall review, a broadening of supervisory horizons, and a kindling of new and fresh thinking in the supervisory area.

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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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+    Personal Financial Planning for Accountants 18.0 Online $154.99 View

Personal Financial Planning for Accountants is a comprehensive course on personal finance. What is more important to the "average person”' than making sure their finances are secure using proper planning and money management?  This course includes all the major areas in personal financial planning - planning your personal finances, managing your personal finances, making your purchase decisions, insuring your resources, investing your financial resources, and controlling your financial future.  Topics covered include time value calculations, budgeting, career planning, banking, insurance, home buying, consumer credit and money management, investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Field of Study    Finance

Level of Knowledge        Overview

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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+    Project Management: A Financial Perspective 9.0 Online $89.99 View

Course Description

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.

 

Field of Study     Management Services

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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+    Real Estate: Basic Accounting and Mathematics 3.0 Online $24.99 View

Course Description

Real Estate: Basic Accounting and Mathematics is a refresher course covering the basic concepts and tools of accounting, finance, and math necessary for new real estate professionals.  It is also applicable to accountants and as well as real estate investors. Topics covered are balance sheet, income statement, basic accounting concepts, real estate algebra, finance math, and more.

 

Learning Objective:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

1.      Recognize basic financial statements and accounting procedures.

2.      Identify and apply different financial analysis ratios

3.      Recognize and apply key financial ratios useful for real estate.

4.      Calculate interest payments, insurance premiums, loan values, and income ratios.

5.      Recognize and calculate various area measurements useful for real estate valuation.

 

Field of Study    Specialized Knowledge
Level of Knowledge    Basic
Prerequisite    Basic Math and Accounting
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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+    Real Estate Financing and Investment 4.0 Online $39.99 View
Course Description
 
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.
 
Learning Objective:
 
After completing this course, you should be able to:
 
1.      Recognize elements of the loan process.
 
2.      Identify transactions covered and disclosures required by the lending laws.
 
3.      Identify agencies involved in the mortgage market.
 
4.      Recognize the classification and uses of different mortgage types.
 
5.      Identify the benefits and disadvantages of buying vs. renting.
 
6.      Identify factors of the real estate purchase price and different loan types.
 
7.      Identify the advantages and disadvantages of real estate investing.
 
8.      Recognize the characteristics of REIT’s.
 
9.      Identify ways to calculate returns for real estate investment.
 
 
 
Field of Study
 
Specialized Knowledge and Applications
 
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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+    Accountant's Guide to Retail Management 13.0 Online $84.99 View

Course Description

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 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 11.0 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 14.0 Online $89.99 View

Course Description

 

This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today’s busy executive. It 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

 

The course has concepts, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help you conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate many business-related problems. Part I takes covers 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 businesspeople are foreign exchange rates, currency risk management, political risk, and international sources of financing. It also covers the use of technology.  This course has been designed to address the pertinent issues that come up during the course of business.

 

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

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 Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Corporate Governance 6.0 Online $49.99 View

Course Description

A corporate scandal involves alleged or actual unethical behavior by people acting within or on behalf of a corporation. Since the turn of the century, the U.S. has seen some large corporate collapses and scandals due to shoddy and deceptive accounting practices. Many companies, shareholders and employees suffered as stock prices fell and reputations were tarnished when businesses such as Nokia, Lucent Technologies, energy, and internet-related businesses conducted questionable practices.

This course examines developments in finance and accounting and a series of corporate accounting scandals on the heels of the Enron debacle that have led to current sweeping accounting guidelines, proposals, and legislation—most notably, the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. Many of the issues surrounding the SOX Act—especially Section 404, 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.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

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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+    Understanding the Economy 8.0 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 6.0 Online $54.99 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 11.5 Online $79.99 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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+    Accounting for Pension and Postretirement Benefits 7.0 Online $54.99 View

Course Description
In 2020, the Pension  Rights Center reported that one out of three older adults received income from  private company or union pension plans;federal, state, or local government pension plans;or railroad retirement, military,or veterans pensions. The need to properly administer and account for pension funds is critical. There are very specific requirements forpension accounting and postretirement benefits. ASC 715 Compensation−Retirement Benefitsprovides guidance on financial reporting  for  employers  who offer pension benefits to their employees.ASC 960 Plan Accounting−Defined  Benefit Pension  Plansand ASC 962 Plan Accounting−Defined Contribution Pension Plansaddress the plan accounting standards for defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans respectively. Those detailed calculations of pension cost and reporting requirements produce a complex accounting standard. This course is designed to help you navigate the complexities of this standard. It begins with an overview of the pension system in the U.S. discussing the nature of pension plans, plan participants’ activities, the classification of pension plans, and types of pension plans and their characteristics. It addressesthe significance ofpension federal laws, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Pension Protection Act, and the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act. This course also provides current coverage of the requirementsfor accounting and reporting on pension plans and postretirement benefits. Itincludes specific examples to illustrate theapplication.Relevant references to and excerpts from ASC 715, ASC 960, and ASC 962 are discussed throughout the course.

Learning Objectives
After studying this course,you will be able to:
1.Identify the key provisions of pension federal laws
2.Distinguish between defined benefit and defined contribution plans
3.Identify theway to evaluateplan assets
4.Recognize various measures of pension obligations
5.Identify the components of pension expense
6.Recognizethe pension assets (overfunded plan) and pension liabilities (unfunded plan)
7.Identify the unique accounting practice of postretirement benefits
8.Recognizethe reporting requirements for the employer and pension plans

Field of Study Accounting
Level of Knowledge Intermediate
Prerequisite GAAP
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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+    Social Media Marketing 6.0 Online $49.99 View

Introduction

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.


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

•    Identify the unique characteristics of ‘social media’ websites.
•    Recognize the most popular social media tools (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, etc.) and des
•    Recognize the primary functions and characteristics of each tool.
•    Identify ‘social media marketing’ techniques and the role that social influence plays in the marketing process.
•    Recognize best practices for launching a social media marketing campaign.


Field of Study: Marketing (100%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview
 

 

 

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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+    Valuations: Businesses, Securities And Real Estate 3.0 Online $24.99 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 9.0 Online $84.99 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.

Learning Objectives

After studying this course, you will be able to:

1.           Recognize characteristics of underwriting and identify federal lending laws.

2.           Identify goals for federal loan programs and factors in determining FICO scores. 

3.           Recognize some of the many regulations and lending laws.

4.           Identify the sources, classifications and types of mortgages.

5.           Recognize the factors to be considered in investment decision, including valuation methods and the risk-return tradeoffs.

6.           Recognize the main categories of commercial finance.

7.           Identify benefits from factoring and leasing.

8.           Identify investment criteria for venture capital firms

9.           Identify different income producing commercial properties. 

10.         Recognize how lenders evaluate commercial real estate properties and borrowers. 

11.         Recognize lending rule-of-thumbs and terminology.

12.         Recognize how property types affect value, risk, and financing sources.

13.         Identify aspects and steps of the construction loan process. 

 

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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+    Marketing: Mastering the Process 10.5 Online $89.99 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

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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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+    Fundamentals of Federal Financial Management 7.0 Online $69.99 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.

Learning Objectives

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 thiscourse 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.

 

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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