Business / Finance

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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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+    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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+    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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+    Effective Business Communications 14.0 Online $89.99 View

Preface

Good communications, oral or written, is the key to success in business life. The course is intended to assist business people in gaining an understanding of the communication process, writing and organization methods, and oral aspects of communication in business.  Effective Business Communications is intended for people in business who have not recently studied business communications as part of their formal education.


Field of Study    Communications and Marketing
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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+    Managing And Improving Your Cash Flow 7.0 Online $54.99 View

 

Cash is the lifeblood of a business. Sound cash management is the key to the survival of any business. You can go broke even while making a profit. Profit is measured on an accrual basis in accounting. This course alerts you to the difference between profit and cash flow and teaches you the tools and techniques that allow you to effectively increase and manage your cash flow.

 

 

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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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+    Managing For Competitive Advantage 10.0 Online $74.99 View

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

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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This course teaches you the art and science of managing and accomplishing organizational goals and improving the way organizations are managed. Management refers to the process of coordinating and integrating work activities so that they are completed efficiently and effectively with and through other people. Managers of today need to be equipped with all the tools and concepts necessary to perform managerial activities in order to be globally competitive. Topics include functions of managers, strategies, planning, decision making, organization, leadership, motivation, control, total quality management (TQM), the role of information technology (IT), international business, management information systems (MIS), and analysis of problems central to management.

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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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+    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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+    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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+    Techniques of Financial Analysis, Modeling, and Forecasting 13.0 Online $84.99 View

 

Course Description:

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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+    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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+    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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+    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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+    E-Commerce: Application and Technology 6.0 Online $49.99 View

 

The combination of growth in the commercial utilization of the Internet, the rapid changes in technology, and the complexity of management has expanded the scope of the duties of business managers.  This covers all aspects of electronic commerce: the Internet, advertising and marketing, and specific technologies. It also addresses steps to move business online, e-commerce strategies, and the concerns of business managers such as security issues.

Field of Study    Information Technology

Level of Knowledge        Overview

CPE        6

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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+    Quality Management and Benchmarking 2.0 Online $19.99 View

 

This course covers pervasive topics concerning quality management systems, such as total quality management (TQM), benchmarking, and the ISO standards. A pervasive consideration is the pursuit of quality in all aspects of the organization’s activities. Benchmarking and TQM are aspects of the modern approach to quality. Quality management has been recognized by the International Organization for Standardization, which has issued quality assurance standards.

Learning Objectives:

After studying this course, you will be able to:

1.   Identify the different between quality of design and quality of conformance.

2.   Recognize major components of Total Quality Management (TQM).

3.   Identify the different types of quality costs.

Recognize major quality standards and different techniques for measuring quality.

Recognize the benefits and characteristics of a benchmarking program to improve overall quality.

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 Tools and Metrics for the CFO 16.0 Online $99.99 View

Course Description

This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today’s busy accounting executive. The course is a working guide to help you quickly pinpoint in the complex world of business:

                     What to look for

                     What to do

                     What to watch out for

                     How to do it

You’ll find ratios, formulas, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help analyze and evaluate any business-related problem. Throughout, you’ll find this course practical, quick, and useful.

Learning Objectives:

Chapters 1, 2, and 3 take you through accounting principles and guidelines for evaluating a company’s financial health. You will have an increased understanding of various financial statements and their implications. You will be exposed to Corporate Responsibility Law, better known as the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. You’ll learn techniques for analyzing another company’s financial position should you wish to invest, extend credit, or compare. You will also learn how to improve a company’s corporate profitability and shareholder value. We present internal managerial accounting applications to help you evaluate your own company’s performance, profitability, marketing effectiveness, and budgeting process. You’ll learn how to highlight problem areas with variance analysis. You will also learn some valuable new tools, such as activity-based costing (ABC), life-cycle costing, target costing, and corporate balanced scorecard.

Chapters 4, 5, and 6 take a look at financial analysis tools, financial metrics, and financing methods for decision making. Through break-even and sensitivity analysis, you’ll be able to move your company toward greater profits. For investment purposes, this part presents guidelines for evaluating proposals, whether they are short or long term, for profit potential and risk-return comparisons. You’ll learn management and financing techniques to ensure the best possible strategies for maximizing and acquiring cash. Also covered are basic financial tenets of portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), and the Arbitrage Pricing Model (APM).

Chapter 7 provides you with a deeper understanding of the financing of your company.  A comparison of public versus private placement of securities is provided. You’ll learn the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of long-term debt financing. In addition to the various types of debt instruments, the circumstances in which a particular type of debt is most appropriate are considered. The advantages and disadvantages of issuing preferred and common are discussed, along with the various circumstances in which either financing source is most suited. Stock rights are also described.

Chapter 8 discusses how a forecast relates to financial planning. You’ll learn the components of a forecast and what it predicts. Various forecasting techniques with examples are identified to help you select the right method.

Chapter 9 covers what every accounting professional should know about accounting information systems. The components of an accounting information system, the factors in selecting accounting software, the purpose of extensible business reporting language, and the concepts of web-based software packages are discussed. It also discusses how accounting professionals leverage technology to enable operational improvement and control costs (e.g. the Big Data, robotic process automation, and cloud computing).

This course has been designed in question-and-answer format in order to address the pertinent issues that come up during the course of business. The questions are typical of those asked by persons like you. The answers are clear, concise, and to the point. In short, this is a veritable cookbook of guidelines, illustrations, and “how-to’s” for you, the modern decision maker.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Basic to Intermediate

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None

 

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

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior 14.0 Online $89.99 View

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

Field of Study

Business Management 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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+    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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+    Information Security: Basic Safeguards for Practitioners 6.0 Online $49.99 View

All CPAs and Tax Practitioners deal with very sensitive client data. Cybercriminals are highly sophisticated, well-funded, and technologically adept at hacking computers and sealing information. CPAs and tax practitioners are some of their most highly desired targets. Cybercriminals desire the client data of all CPAs and tax practitioners. If these cybercriminals can successfully obtain the client information of CPAs and tax practitioners, they can file fraudulent tax returns for refunds or commit identify theft. As a result, all CPAs and tax practitioners must protect their client’s information by protecting their computers, networks and by taking some simple safety approaches. This course will define information security, describe the numerous types of threats that exist today and define how to protect your computer systems and networks to keep client data safe.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

Identify the importance of information security for CPAs and Tax Practitioners,

Define the term “identify theft” and recognize how identify theft most commonly occurs,

Recognize why CPAs and Tax Professionals are being targeted by cybercriminals,

Recognize the importance of encrypting client data,

Identify the importance of creating internal controls and a security plan to protect client data, and

Recognize the actions that must be taken in the event of a breach of sensitive client identity data.

 

CPE Credit: 6 CPE for CPAs and EAs

Level: Intermediate

Instructional Method: Self-Study

NASBA Field of Study: Information Technology

Program Prerequisites: 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
Click here to view cancellation and record retention policies

 

+    Management Handbook 8.0 Online $49.99 View

This course teaches you the art and science of managing and accomplishing organizational goals and improving the way organizations are managed. Management refers to the process of coordinating and integrating work activities so that they are completed efficiently and effectively with and through other people. Managers of today need to be equipped with all the tools and concepts necessary to perform managerial activities in order to be globally competitive. Topics include functions of managers, strategies, planning, decision making, organization, leadership, motivation, control, total quality management (TQM), the role of technology, international business, and analysis of problems central to management.

 

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
Click here to view cancellation and record retention policies

+    Madoff investment Securities Auditor A Fraud Case Study 2.5 Online $19.99 View

Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was the source of the largest financial fraud in US history. Madoff perpetrated a simple Ponzi scheme whereby older investors were paid with newer investor funds, thus providing the impression of actual investment returns. The extent of the losses related to Madoff's Ponzi scheme have been estimated at $50 - $65 billion.
Many are astounded to hear that Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was audited by a CPA. Unfortunately, Madoff's CPA apparently did not subscribe to the AICPA Code of Conduct as most of the rules contained in the code were ignored. What follows is a case study examining the conduct of Friehling & Horowitz CPA's P.C., the CPA firm that audited Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC, within the context of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

Recommended CPE Credits: 2.0
Category: Ethics
Level: Overview.
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Author:  Joseph Helstrom
Format: Self Study

Learning objectives:
    Recognize professional conduct expected of a certified public accountant and consequences of misconduct under AICPA guidelines.
    Recognize key components of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct with regard to independence.
    Recognize the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct rules on confidential information and acts discreditable .
    Identify ethical safeguards as outlined by the AICPA.
    Recognize the AICPA Joint Ethics Enforcement Program and its disciplinary actions

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 cancellation and record retention policies