Major Changes in Auditing Standards

Objective: To review recent major changes in auditing standards. This course explains the significant changes made to auditing standards by the Auditing Standards Board�s Clarity Project that resulted in the issuance of SAS Nos. 122-125 � Understand the structure of the new ASB Clarity Project � Identify the key changes made by the new SAS Nos. 122-125 � Understand the changes made to the 10 auditing standards by AU-C 200 Level: Update 8 CPE Hours
American CPE

Internal Control & Fraud Detection

Objective: This course covers the essential tools you need to perform internal-control related services. It will take you through your clients� responsibility to design and implement programs and controls to prevent, deter, and detect fraud. It touches on internal control over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The course also covers Management�s Antifraud Programs and Controls and the risk factors included in SAS No.99. The course provides usef...
American CPE

IFRS Module 3 - Subsequent Events

Module 3 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 10 Events after the Reporting Period (a topic commonly referred to as "subsequent events" under U.S. GAAP) and discusses the IASB's and FASB's efforts towards achieving convergence in this area of financial reporting. Objectives: After completing this course, you will: Define "events after the reporting period" per the guidelines of IAS 10. Describe the recognition and disclosure requirements for events after t...
American CPE

Full Disclosure in Financial Reporting

Full Disclosure in Financial Reporting
American CPE

FASB, SSARS and SAS Update and Review

Objective: To review recent accounting, auditing and compilation and review changes. The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes affecting accounting, compilation and review, and auditing engagements including newly issued FASB and FASB statements, new statements issued by the Auditing Standards Board, changes in compilation and review, and more. � Compare U.S. GAAP�s approach to displaying comprehensive income with the approach used by internation...
American CPE

FASB Review for Industry

Objective: To review recent accounting changes important to accountants in industry. The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes affecting accounting and financial reporting including newly issued FASB statements, various industry developments, and more. Compare U.S. GAAP�s approach to displaying comprehensive income with the approach used by international standards Discuss current GAAP�s three-option approach to displaying comprehensive income. Review th...
American CPE

Fair Value Accounting: an Overview

Objective: To discuss a variety of new developments related to accounting and financial reporting. Numerous FASB Standards have been issued requiring certain items to be measured and reported at �fair value� on the Balance Sheet. Prior to the release of SFAS 157 Fair Value Measurements, the concept of �fair value� had never been formally defined in U.S. accounting literature. Since its issuance in September 2006, SFAS 157 has become one the most controversial accounting standards e...
American CPE

Exchange Traded Funds

Objectives: As such, this course will provide you with a thorough understanding of exchange traded funds. Upon completion of this course, you should: � Gain a thorough understanding of exchange traded funds (ETFs), including their key advantages and drawbacks to investors � Increase your knowledge of the ETF market, including the various ETF providers making up the ETF industry today � Learn about the various ETFs available to investors and financial professionals today � Lear...
American CPE

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About GAAP

This course is divided into two sections. The purpose of Section I is to review unusual reporting and disclosure issues that develop in practice including questions such as how to disclose life insurance, leases, catastrophes, agreements not to compete, and investments. Section II deals with how to disclose and present OCBOA financial statements. Objectives: After completing this course, you will: understand the unusual practice issues that affect preparers of balance sheets know how t...
American CPE

Enron & the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Objective: The purpose of this course is to review the factors that lead to the demise of Enron. This course also looks at the aftermath of Enron including changes that were made to accounting, auditing and SEC rules as a direct result of those issues identified as existing in Enron. This course is divided into three sections: Section 1 looks at the Enron case with particular emphasis on the four special purpose entities that lead to Enron�s restatement of its financial statements. Sectio...
American CPE

Detection and Prevention of Fraud in Financial Statements

During this course, you will � Learn the definition of corporate fraud as defined by the agencies who are working diligently to prevent its occurrence. � Review some of the national statistics regarding corporate fraud in the United States. � Understand the general characteristics of the people who are most likely to commit fraud and how to better identify them as well as the most common types of fraudulent activities which are occurring in corporations toda...
American CPE

Current Developments in Accounting and Financial Reporting

Objective: To discuss a variety of new developments related to accounting and financial reporting. The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes affecting the accounting professional related to accounting and financial reporting. Topics include a review of proposed FASB projects including those related to financial performance, leases, and revenue, practice issues involving the statement of cash flows, fair value reporting, pensions, the international convergence ...
American CPE

Cost Management: Accounting & Control

Course description and objectives: Cost Management: Accounting and Control covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to manage costs strategically in order to be globally competitive. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who seek continuous improvement (CI) strategies. Topics include analysis of costs; job order and process costing; break-even and contribution analysis; activ...
American CPE

Corporate Fraud Statistics

Course description and objectives: �Security experts estimate that as many as 30 percent of all employees do steal, and that another 60 percent will steal if given sufficient motive and opportunity. The current economic hard times only add to the temptation of personnel to take what does not belong to them.[1]� This means that it is estimated that only 10 percent of employees will not steal under any circumstances. The least expensive way to fight corporate fraud within your organiza...
American CPE

Corporate Fraud Investigators

In July 2002, President Bush formed a task force comprised of senior executives from various federal agencies to address the barrage of corporate fraud cases that surfaced in the wake of the Enron scandal. As the primary agency investigating corporate fraud, the FBI has focused its efforts on cases which involve accounting schemes, self-dealing by corporate employees, and obstruction of justice to conceal fraudulent activities from criminal and regulatory authorities. This course will re...
American CPE

Compilation and Review Update

Objectives: The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes proposed by the Accounting and Review Services Committee of the AICPA and practice issues surrounding compilation and review engagements. This course covers changes in SSARS Nos. 9 through 20, responsibility for fraud, internal control and going concern, representation letters for reviews, personal financial statements, using staff, compiling pro forma financial information, OCBOA financial statements, legend...
American CPE

Auditing Developments

Content: The latest developments affecting audit engagements are addressed in this course. Auditors will learn how to perform more efficient engagements, assess going concern, advise clients on insurance, audit lease agreements, and lastly, a section on the issuance of SAS Nos. 122-125 as part of the ASB�s Clarity Project, and much more. Level: Update Objectives: To review a variety of auditing developments affecting the profession including audit risk alerts. � Understand the l...
American CPE

Analyzing Cost Data

Major Subjects: Processing Cost Data for Product Costing Analyzing Cost Data for Planning Analyzing Cost Data for Control Analyzing Cost Data for Decision Making Financial Tables
American CPE

Analysis of the Corporate Annual Report

This course focuses on an analysis of the corporate annual report. It help you interpret and understand its components, including the financial statements, footnotes, review of operations, auditor's report, supplementary schedules, management discussion and analysis (MD&A), and Management�s Report On Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. It touches upon how the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 reporting differs from traditional reporting. The course also teaches you how to perform financial ratio ...
American CPE

Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements

Analysis and Uses Of Financial Statements is a primer for financial statement analysis. This course is designed specifically for interested parties who must understand how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements. This course describes in clear, concise, and understandable language the intricacies of financial statements, and their use by investors, creditors, analysts, auditors, and other interested parties. This course can enhance your chance for success in business and investi...
American CPE

Accounting for Management: Concepts and Tools

A primer on the basic theoretical concepts and the practical procedures of financial record keeping and reporting, and the use of financial and cost data in managerial decision making. It provides an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting that can be put to practical application in day-to-day jobs of managers. It also concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communication. Topics include accounting conventions and systems, inter...
American CPE

Accounting for Earnings Per Share

Earnings per share (EPS) is a popular and useful summary measure of a company�s profit performance. It tells you how much profit (or loss) each share of common stock has earned after adjustments for potential dilution from options, warrants, and convertible securities are factored in. This course covers the computation, reporting, presentation, and disclosures associated with earnings per share.
American CPE

Accounting and Finance for Business Operations

This course covers what everything business people need to know about accounting and finance. It is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial and accounting knowledge but has not had formal training in finance or accounting-perhaps a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. The entrepreneur or sole proprietor also needs this knowledge; he or she may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest ide...
American CPE

Accountant's Guide to Financial Management

Objective: 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 finan...
American CPE

Accountant's Guide to Computers and Information Technology

The course covers what every accountant should know about computers and information systems and technology. The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, taxes, audit, write-up, forecasting and statistical, budgeting and planning, project management, activity-based accounting (ABC) software are explained for easy use. The importance of information system and data protection, data bases, artificial intelligence and expert systems, clien...
American CPE

A-Practical Guide to Mergers Acquisitions and Divestitures 10 CPE-Hours-14A

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). After comp...
American CPE

A Guide to Tax Resolution: Solving IRS Problems

Objective: Tax resolution means providing solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. This course can help hundreds of individuals and business with their IRS Collection Problems. To resolve tax matters with the IRS, the IRS� Offer in Compromise (OIC) program encourages delinquent taxpayers to settle their back taxes�-often for pennies on the dollar. The course covers other options to explore. The areas to be covered are: Offers in Compromise,...
American CPE

A Complete Guide To Investing

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, and when...
American CPE

1040 Workshop

Designed to make the practitioner comfortable with "high traffic" issues, this program enables participants to discuss and handle individual tax essentials. The course examines and explains the practical aspects of return preparation and individual planning, bridging the gap between theory and application. Significant new developments are summarized with emphasis on tax savings ideas. Practical applications and illustrations are used to systematically explore tax deferral, reduction, and elimi...
American CPE

101 Business Problems: Diagnosis and Remedy

A managers 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 busin...
American CPE

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