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LIVE WEBINARProfessional ethics with case studies (2 hrs)

In this webinar, we will examine specific areas of the CPA code of professional conduct (“code”) and use case studies to highlight key learning objectives. This presentation will also introduce a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to an ethical decision-making framework. Finally, we will explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

The learning objectives include:

  • Understanding how we make decisions using tools such as the Heinz dilemma
  • Understanding how our organizational culture affects our decision-making process
  • Applying a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to a relevant case study

The topic will also explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

LIVE WEBINARArtificial intelligence: Are we handing over professional judgement to AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in our collective awareness since the introduction of the villainous computer HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001. AI has had a few moments in popular culture such as supercomputer IBM Watson’s appearance on Jeopardy in 2011 but has typically been seen as more science fiction than reality. Today, we are interacting with AI more than we ever have and more than what we might realize. Common interactions with AI include the use of Google Home, Netflix and Amazon. The future is now for AI. In this webinar presentation, we will explore how AI is being used and the implications of AI for the future of our profession.

Live webinar:  Monday November 30th 11:00am – 1:00pm Eastern time

Live captioning will be available for this webinar



LIVE WEBINARProfessional ethics for assurance profession (2 hrs)

In this webinar, we will use case studies to apply specific areas of the CPA code of professional conduct (“code”) and the Assurance handbook to examine our ethical responsibilities and challenges within our profession.

This webinar will also introduce a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to an ethical decision-making framework.  Finally, we will explore current events relevant to the profession to understand how to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.


LIVE WEBINARNew Manager Training (9 hrs)

This is a multiple webinar program ((Three webinars, 3 hrs each) designed to address technical and communication competencies that are important for new managers in a CPA firm.  Topics include:

  • Planning and designing effective assurance procedures
  • Effective use of analytical procedures for engagements (including data analytics and data extraction software)
  • Business development and growing your professional network
  • Providing and receiving effective feedback

LIVE WEBINARNew Senior Training (9 hrs)

This is a multiple webinar program (three webinars, 3 hrs each) designed to address technical and communication competencies that are important for new seniors in a CPA firm.  Topics include:

  • Understanding your role in planning and risk assessment as a senior
  • How to supervise your staff while completing your own work
  • How to increase your productivity as a senior

LIVE WEBINARExperienced Staff Training (9 hrs)

This is a multiple webinar program (three webinars, 3 hrs each) designed to address technical and communication competencies that are important for experience staff (1-2 busy seasons) with a CPA firm.

 

LIVE WEBINARNew Staff Training (15 hrs)

This is a multiple webinar (five webinars, 3 hrs each) program designed to address technical and communication competencies that are important for new staff joining a CPA firm (with little prior CPA firm experience).

 

ON DEMANDProfessional ethics (2 hrs) – $65

Learning objectives:

In this online course, we will examine specific areas of the CPA code of professional conduct (“code”) and use case studies to highlight key learning objectives. This presentation will also introduce a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to an ethical decision-making framework. Finally, we will explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

The learning objectives of this course include:

  1. Understanding how we make decisions using tools such as the Heinz dilemma
  2. Understanding how our organizational culture affects our decision-making process
  3. Applying a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to a relevant case study

The course will also explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

LIVE WEBINARHow the Pandemic is pushing forward Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Blockchain has been described as a transformative technology that will fundamentally change our relationships with third-party intermediaries, including banks, lawyers, and accountants.   Blockchain is most associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra.  However, there are many more possible applications for blockchain technology.  The Pandemic is pushing forward blockchain because of it’s potential to solve issues such as detecting Covid-19 hotspots and carriers with the promise of individual data privacy and security.

Blockchain technology has the potential to be a significant disruptor in terms of how business transactions are initiated, authorized and recorded. It has been compared in magnitude to the introduction of the internet. But, what is Blockchain, how does it work and why should we care? We will make blockchain technology understandable and provide you with action steps to help you prepare for this game-changing technology.

ON DEMANDArtificial intelligence and the CPA profession (0.5 hr) – $35

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in our collective awareness since the introduction of the villainous computer HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001. AI has had a few moments in popular culture such as supercomputer IBM Watson’s appearance on Jeopardy in 2011 but has typically been seen as more science fiction than reality. Today, we are interacting with AI more than we ever have and more than what we might realize. Common interactions with AI include the use of Google Home, Netflix and Amazon. The future is now for AI. In this webinar presentation, we will explore how AI is being used and the implications of AI for the future of our profession.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding what the difference is between our perception of AI vs the reality.
  2. Defining machine learning
  3. Identifying machine learning examples that are already a part of our professional and personal lives
  4. Examining how artificial intelligence technology may affect our profession
  5. Providing action steps to prepare for the integration of artificial intelligence by our organizations and clients

0.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)