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2024 Government Contracting Conference

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Vienna

8.00 Credits

Performing Preparation, Compilation and Review Engagements

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Online

2.00 Credits

Definition of an engagement Forms, checklists and other documentation for preparing, compiling and reviewing engagements Explanation of the differences between compilation and preparation engagements Criteria of a compilation engagement and the entities where compilations can be performed Criteria of a review engagement Changes in level of service

Surgent's Critical Conversations

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Online

2.00 Credits

High stakes conversations where the goal or outcome is paramount A Critical Conversation Worksheet to use as a tool Self-assessment of interpersonal approaches on a continuum from aggressive to silent  The stories: mine and yours — are they the same? Contrast statements for ensuring a shared understanding  Building confidence in conducting a Critical Conversation 

Surgent's Establishing State Residency and Saving Your Clients Money

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Online

2.00 Credits

Typical provisions in state statutes regarding domicile and residency In depth analysis of domicile and residency definitions Issues regarding one’s permanent abode Analysis of jurisdiction where taxpayer has the greatest connections Detailed discussion of criteria used to establish domicile and residency

Surgent's Ethics for Tax Professionals

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Online

2.00 Credits

What does practicing before the IRS mean? Who may practice before the IRS? What should a tax preparer do if he or she has knowledge of a client's omission of income from a tax return? May a tax preparer rely on the work of other tax return preparers? May a tax preparer rely on and use client-provided information? Standards associated with giving advice to clients Abolition of the disclaimer requirement When must a tax preparer examine a client’s books and records?

Data Visualization and Mapping Tools for Accountants

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Online

2.00 Credits

The major topics covered in this class include:The new visually rich and post-literate worldBusiness case for data visualizationsFreely usable and stock imagery, animated GIFs, emojis, infographics, animations, logos, interactive images, word cloudsExcel Analytics Apps, Excel Dashboard Tips, PowerPoint TemplatesLocation Intelligence and Maps, sonification, synthetic media, leading software review portalsVideo-conferencing and live broadcasting, screen and webcam recording, online presentation platformsImage Editors, video apps, motion graphics and special effects, video creators, 3D design and simulation, data viz tutorials, design talent marketplacesMind maps, visual resumes, diagrams, charts, timelines, digital flipbooks, information dashboards

Get started with Power BI

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Online

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Overview of the Power BI Tools: Introduction to the Power BI ecosystem, including Excel’s Power BI features (Power Pivot and Power Query) and standalone tools (Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service, Power BI Report Builder and Power BI Report Server).Tour of the Tools: Introduction to the interfaces of Power Pivot, Power Query, Power BI Desktop and Power BI Services.Comparative Analysis: Understand the strengths and limitations of Excel’s Power BI features versus standalone Power BI tools.Strategic decision-making on when to use each tool for optimal efficiency and accuracy in data analysis tasks.

Coping With the Growth of Online Fraud

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Online

4.00 Credits

The major topics covered in this course include:The actuation of online and other cyber fraudsFraudulent acts that are initiated electronicallyAutomated and employee driven methods that can reduce cyber-fraud risk

Audit 207: Sampling - Avoiding Common Mistakes on Audits

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Online

2.00 Credits

The major topics covered in this course include:Types of sampling and sampling riskDifferentiating statistical and nonstatistical sampling approachesAttribute testing for tests of controls and complianceVariables sampling for substantive audit assurance when performing tests of detailsDetermining sample sizes in a compliance audit in conformance with Uniform Guidance

Self-Rental Real Estate: Passive Activity & Section 199A

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Online

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Definition of self-rental property - both for Sections 199A and 469Self-rental income from directly owned properties and reporting on Form 1040, Schedule E, page 1Self-rental income from indirectly owned (partnerships, S corporations) and reporting on Form 1040, Schedule E, page 2Form 8582 (passive activity)The flow-through entity grouping electionIllustrative examples and consequences of failing to comply with the reporting standardsSelf-rental property and "former passive activities" rules

AICPA A&A Focus (6/12/2024)

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Online

1.00 Credits

The A&A landscape today New and emerging areas of service Solutions to timely or complex issues Technical accounting, auditing and assurance information Resources and tools update

MBAexpress: The Art of Effective Writing - V 2.0

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Online

1.00 Credits

Formatting words for readability Making your point Active writing versus passive writing Choosing words for understandability Using emoticons and punctuation Bad writing examples

Presentation Skills for Auditors

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Online

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this course include:How to connect with your audienceWhat to do when the unexpected happensHow to use your natural resources to enhance your messageHow to narrow your message for maximum impactWhat to avoid in a PowerPoint presentation

Surgent's Achieving High Levels of Compliance and Customer Service in Your Organization

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Online

4.00 Credits

Why customer service is not just having nice people; it is truly serving the customer Analysis of the value of the customer to compare it to various costs creating an ROI How to develop a compliance program that adds value to the customer A hard look at several companies and industries that have mastered the dual objectives How COVID-19 has affected compliance and customer service

Surgent's Basics of Employment Law for Non-HR Professionals

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Online

4.00 Credits

How the application of policies and employment laws within the workplace can reduce employee complaints, and protect your company from claims of discrimination or wrongful behavior Examining wage and pay practices, FMLA examples, and other challenging workplace questions, to insure actions are consistent with laws/policies Key functions of employment including recruitment, interviewing and selection

Advanced Googling for Accountants

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Online

2.00 Credits

Getting Google ReadyGoogle Mobile ToolsGoogle Personalization and OptimizationGoogle Eyes and Ears: How Google Can Literally Read, Hear and See You.Googling to Your Own Devices: How Results Vary By Computer Hiding in Plain Sight: What Youƒ?Tre Missing on the Google Results PageGoogle Sweet TalkPower Search ToolsGoogle VerticalsHow to Be a Google Super Hero: Three Key Strategies

Small Firm Update

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Online

0.00 Credits

Small firm finance trends Common pitfalls Best practices used across the country Q&A session

Audit 208: Audit Reporting Basics - Report Issuance Process

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Online

2.00 Credits

The major topics covered in this course include:Objective of financial reporting and Inter-relationships of financial statements and disclosuresSpecial purpose framework financial statements and the impact on auditsTypes of audit reports, including reasons for modificationFinancial statement drafting and issuance processPerforming a final quality control check before report release

Surgent's Opportunities in the Metaverse for Accounting and Other Professionals

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Online

2.00 Credits

Understanding what the metaverse is and what it is not How to access the metaverse Why accounting and other professionals should use the metaverse Where accountants can find their space in the metaverse How the metaverse is changing the way we work Ownership opportunities in the metaverse Work and taxation in the metaverse

Money Laundering Awareness for Accountants

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Online

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Money laundering overviewRole of tax examiners and auditorsTax return examinationPre-audit indicatorsAudit flagsReal estate issuesCash indicatorsInternational trade signalsLoan considerationsProfessional service provider concernsMoney laundering and ethics