Bisk CPEasy

Bisk CPEasy

Overview

Bisk CPEasy, which has awarded over 14 million CPE credit hours since 1971, currently offers 300+ multimedia continuing professional education programs in a variety of multimedia formats — including online, DVD, audio and text — that allow accounting professionals to conveniently meet mandatory reporting requirements while gaining knowledge that will help them excel in their professions.

Bisk CPEasy is now part of Thomson Reuters. Bisk CPEasy consults with and employs leading experts to develop and produce its nationally acclaimed multimedia and web-based study programs and educational products. Bisk CPEasy’s proprietary Learning Management System (LMS) is the common element for all programs, providing anytime, anywhere, 24/7 online learning with streaming video lectures, and an extensive array of communication tools for teacher-student interaction and an optimum learning experience.


ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING FOR OCBOAS

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Identify the current special purpose frameworks and which ones are OCBOAs Discuss the advantages of using a special-purpose framework Describe the note to the financial statements that results from using a special-purpose framework Discuss notes to the financial statements that are required without regard to the basis of...
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ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS COMBINATIONS

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the reasons why the FASB decided to require use of only the purchase method Explain the Accounting Standards Codification® and Accounting Standards Updates for business combinations and intangibles, including goodwill and other intangible assets Define a business, a business combination, and fair value Define co...
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Accounting for Income Taxes

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Distinguish between the objectives of calculating the tax liability and financial reporting Discuss the basic principles of tax assets and liabilities Explain the balance sheet approach of accounting for taxes Describe taxable temporary differences Determine the causes of taxable temporary differences Identify what dis...
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Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Explain the basic principles of the APB Opinion No. 25 model Discuss the SFAS No. 123 and SFAS No. 123(R) models, including reasons why SFAS No. 123(R) was issued Describe the key provisions of FASB ASC Topic 718 Describe the areas the framework of FASB ASC 718 provides guidance for Discuss valuati...
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Advanced Forensic Accounting

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Define forensic accounting Identify types of litigation service roles of a forensic accountant Explain reasons for initiating fraud investigations Identify the differences between financial statement audits and fraud investigations List the steps in conducting a fraud investigation Cite the key elements in obtaining a ...
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Advanced Fraud Techniques

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Define fraud List the three elements necessary to prove fraud Evaluate the risks of fraud and implement the processes, procedures, and controls needed to mitigate the risks Develop an appropriate oversight process Identify the symptoms of fraud Discuss how accounting anomalies can help detect fraud Identify theft inve...
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An Overview of the Impact of IFRS Convergence on Private Entities

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the history and function of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Explain the basis for the change, and the pathway to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) convergence Discuss the reporting transition issues and global convergence tasks List benefits of global IFRS for private entities...
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Application of COSO for Smaller Companies

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the COSO Internal Control—Integrated Framework, its background, objectives, and components Explain the importance of employing a risk-based approach when developing an effective internal control system Discuss the control environment, its seven underlying control principles, and its importance in developing an e...
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Asset Impairment

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Define impairment Identify where the applicable accounting literature may be found Identify the bases of accounting to which the guidance applies Determine how frequently nonamortizable, nongoodwill intangibles need to be assessed for impairment Determine how frequently property, plant, and equipment held and used shoul...
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Audit Documentation and Workpaper Review

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the primary goal of audit documentation in accordance with GAAS List areas that need strong documentation according to GAAS Identify ways to improve audit effectiveness and efficiency Identify ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of clearing workpaper notes Explain which member of the engagement team...
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Audit Reports

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Identify the sections in the clarified literature addressing changes in the audit report Discuss the captions required within the audit report under the clarified guidance Explain what results in a modified audit opinion and how, under the new guidance, a report may be modified
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Audit Risk Alert: Employee Benefit Plans

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Describe the role of certified information for the auditors of employee benefit plans Explain where participant loans are to be reported Discuss the disclosures related to uncertain tax positions Identify items that would constitute a material weakness Discuss requirements for required supplementary information
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Audit Sampling

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss sampling and nonsampling risk Discuss sample size selection for both attribute and substantive testing Explain common sample size selection related to smaller populations Explain sample selection when multiple locations are involved
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Auditing for Contingencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Identify where the primary accounting guidance for contingencies is found Identify the steps in evaluating a contingency for possible accrual and/or disclosure Discuss accrual and disclosure of both loss and gain contingencies Discuss the important audit considerations related to contingencies
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Audits of State and Local Governments

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the significant changes to the AICPA Codification of Auditing Standards Discuss the 2011 revision of Government Auditing Standards Explain the purposes and types of risk assessment and other planning procedures Discuss the entity and its environment, including its internal control Discuss audit planning decision...
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AVOIDING IDENTITY THEFT BY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Upon completion of this program, the user should: Be aware of situations in which a social security number can be obtained Understand how to minimize the risk of identity fraud Be aware of the procedures for removing data from a computer
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BISK ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING REPORT

The Bisk Accounting & Auditing Report is a monthly newsletter that is delivered each and every month either via the Internet with audio streaming or in a traditional paper-based product with accompanying audio CD. Each monthly issue is worth 1 CPE credit hour; the annual subscription will provide you 12 CPE credit hours. The Bisk Accounting & Auditing Report provides late-breaking accounting ...
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Bisk GAAS Guide

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Explain the rationale for recently issued audit standards List the basic responsibilities and nature of the audit function Identify the overall objectives of the independent auditor and the conduct of an audit in accordance with GAAS as stated in SAS No. 122 Discuss the existence of Public Company Accounting Oversight Bo...
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Cash Flow Statements

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Define a complete set of financial statements Identify how the statement of cash flows is different from other financial statements Identify the categories of a statement of cash flows and what falls into each category Explain the two methods of preparation of the statement of cash flows and the differences between them
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Clarity Standards' Scalability

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the changes made under the clarified auditing standards to confirmations Explain changes made to the audit report under the clarified auditing standards Discuss the area of biggest change due to the clarified auditing standards Discuss the different types of risk present in an audit Explain the process of inhere...
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Coaching and Supervising Staff

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Identify motivational factors for individuals List the steps to providing constructive feedback Discuss SMART goals Discuss goal setting Explain the impact of different personality types on effective coaching
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Commonly Controlled Entity Transactions & Combinations

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Identify where the authoritative literature for these transactions and combinations are located Discuss the definition of control Discuss the accounting for two entities rolling together without a change in control occurring Explain the effect of accounting for combinations of commonly controlled entities at fair value
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Compilation & Review Guide

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the applicability of Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) to various types of professional services Explain the guidance regarding a change in the of level of service Explain the objective and requirements of a compilation of financial statements Discuss changes in the report resulti...
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Compilation and Review Alert Practice Issues

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the authoritative guidance for accounting bases other than GAAP Discuss the appropriate note disclosures that need to be present when financial statements are prepared using an OCBOA Discuss the advantages to using an OCBOA Discuss the authoritative source of accounting guidance in the United States for nonissuer...
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Compilation and Review Risk Alert

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the compilation and review hierarchy Explain the current guidance related to engagement letters and where recurring issues arise Distinguish between an attest and an assurance engagement Explain review evidence and risk awareness.
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