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 Title  Credit  Format  Price  View
+    How To Organize And Run A Small Business 8 Online $59.99 View

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 the business plan, market entry strategies, organization and management, financing, Internet marketing, and software, and critical factors for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

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

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

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


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Online $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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+    Financial Forecasting: Tools And Applications 8 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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+    Financial Essentials For Not-For-Profit Managers 12 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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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 8 Online $59.99 View

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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+    Federal Financial Management 10 Online $79.99 View

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

+    Effective Business Communications 14 Online $89.99 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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+    Economic Analysis For Business And Strategic Decisions 11 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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+    Derivatives & Hedging for Accountants 10 Online $119.00 View

A derivative is a financial product that derives its value based on an underlying asset, liability or other variable (such as an interest rate, foreign currency or commodity price). Derivatives have become very popular tools for “hedging” (i.e. reducing) financial risk; they have also become an increasingly standard item on big companies' balance sheets. Yet understanding how they work, what they are used for and how they can affect the bottom line of a business has proven to be a significant challenge for the accounting and auditing industries.

This course provides an “accountant-friendly” overview of financial risk management and derivative instruments. This overview focuses on the various types of risk that impact financial markets today, as well as the four major categories of derivatives commonly used to hedge these risks (i.e. forwards, futures, swaps and options).

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

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

Chapter 1
Introduction to Derivatives and Hedging

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

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

Chapter 2
Forwards

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

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

Chapter 3
Futures

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

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

Chapter 4
Swaps

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

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

Chapter 5

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

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

 

 

 

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

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Controllers’ Guide To Multinational Financial Management 14 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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+    Computer Security: Crime And Fraud Protection 9 Online $64.99 View

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.  The course helps business executives identify resources in their organizations that need to be protected. 

 

Field of Study

Computer Science

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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+    Budgeting For Profit Planning & Control 12 Online $79.99 View

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

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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The 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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+    Basic Business Essentials: Concepts And Tools 8 Online $59.99 View

A refresher course 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.


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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 Online $49.99 View

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 the 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).

 

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

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