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Accountants Wanted

  • Credits:  3
  • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
  • Field of Study: -Business Management-
  • Author/Speaker: Lanford Publishing
Available Formats: 
Advanced Preparation:None
Experience Level:Basic
Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
Course ID:LP-302.23
Published Date:Registered for 2023
COURSE DESCRIPTION

An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and greater scrutiny of company finances will drive faster-than-average growth of accountants and auditors, reports the Department of Labor (DOL).

In addition, in response to recent accounting scandals, new Federal legislation restricts the non-auditing services that public accountants can provide to clients. If an accounting firm audits a clients financial statements, that
same firm cannot provide advice on human resources, technology, investment banking, or legal matters, although accountants may still advise on tax issues, such as establishing a tax shelter. This requires the client in most cases
to hire two separate firms to handle their annual accounting and financial service needs.

This course will review some of the causes and effects of the increasing demand for accountants. We will then review some of the steps that you and your firm can take to retain quality accountants and avoid the risk of accountant turnover within your organization.

    Learning Objectives:

    After reading the course material, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the causes of the increased demand for accounting and financial personnel
    • Identify the effects of the increasing demand
    • List what you can do within your organization to improve your chances of retaining quality accountants


    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Capital Budgeting Analysis

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: Business | Industry
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Financing
    Course ID:ME-103.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Capital Budgeting Analysis is a process of evaluating how we invest in capital assets; i.e. assets that provide cash flow benefits for more than one year. We will include three stages within Capital Budgeting Analysis: Decision Analysis
    for Knowledge Building, Option Pricing to Establish Position, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) for making the Investment Decision.

    The long-term investments we make today determine the value we will have tomorrow. Therefore, capital budgeting analysis is critical to creating value within financial management. And the only certainty within capital budgeting is
    uncertainty. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges in capital budgeting is managing uncertainty. We deal with uncertainty through a three-stage process:

    1. Build knowledge through decision analysis.
    2. Recognize and encourage options within projects.
    3. Invest based on economic criteria that have realistic economic assumptions.

    Once we have completed the three-stage process (as outlined above), we evaluate capital projects using a mix of economic criteria that adheres to the principles of financial management. Three good economic criteria are Net Present
    Value, Modified Internal Rate of Return, and Discounted Payback.

    Additionally, we need to manage project risk differently than we would manage uncertainty. We have several tools to help us manage risks, such as increasing the discount rate. Finally, we want to implement post-analysis and tracking
    of projects after we have invested. This helps eliminate bias and errors in the capital budgeting process.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Competitive Intelligence Part I

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: -Business Management-
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-110.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Competitive Intelligence (CI) pulls together data and information from a very large and strategic view, allowing you to predict or forecast what is going to happen. This, in turn, allows you to effectively strategize in relation
    to your competitive environment. Therefore, competitive intelligence allows you to remain competitive by improving your strategic decisions and this leads to better performance against your competitors.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Competitive Intelligence Part II

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: -Business Management-
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-114.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course provides more in-depth coverage on competitive intelligence with an emphasis on analytical models used by CI Professionals. The course also provides an overview of CI Systems and pulls all concepts together by presenting some short case studies.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Creating Value for Non Profit and NGOs

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: Management Services
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-115.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course introduces managers and other professionals working in the nonprofit sector to Value-Based Management. The course attempts to establish a common framework for how nonprofit's and non-governmental organizations can apply
    Value-Based Management in such areas as Strategic Planning, Resource Development, Leadership, and Performance Measurement.

    This course outlines how value-based management can be applied to non-profit and non-governmental organizations. This course also attempts to highlight several best practices for creating value in the nonprofit sector.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Creating Value in the Nonprofit Sector

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: -Business Management-
    •  
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-112.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Up until now, little if any information has been available on how we can apply this framework to the Nonprofit Sector. However, as the nonprofit sector become more business-like, the need for value-based management grows.

    To ensure that non-profits function within this value-based framework, we can do many things, such as making the organization more entrepreneurial in how it manages social programs, recognizing and measuring social value in the delivery
    of services and products, using logic models for assessment and measurement, and making the connection between emotional intelligence and effective leadership.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Creating Value Through Financial Management

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: Business | Industry
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-107.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    When we look at the typical financial function within an organization, we will find a host of accounting activities: processing of payables, customer invoicing, payroll administration, financial reporting, etc. According to one survey,
    over 70% of all financial management functions are spent on the processing of accounting transactions.

    Less than 20% of financial management is spent on "real" financial management, things like w measurement, risk management, forecasting, strategic planning, investment analysis, competitive intelligence, etc. All of these things are
    where the real value comes from.

    Therefore, one of the first steps for financial functions to take when it comes to creating value is to move out of the traditional accounting box and into real financial management.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $29.00 each Add to cart

    Disaster Plan Development

    • Credits:  3
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: -Business Management-
    • Author/Speaker: Lanford Publishing
    Available Formats:
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding ofManagement
    Course ID:LP-309.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Ensuring the business continuity, the continuation of critical business operations in the event of an unforeseeable disaster is a chief responsibility of an organizations management team including its financial officer or external CPA. According to Kit Tuveson, chairman of the International Facility Management Association and worldwide facility operations manager for Hewlett-Packard in San Francisco, only 40% of the companies that experience a disastrous event at their place of business will ever open their doors again. In addition, a study developed by the University of Minnesota found that the average company which was put out of business for as little as four and a half days experienced up to a 50% loss in its capacity to operate.

    Many companies believe that because they are small that they are at less risk and are unable to afford the protection that larger companies can afford. However, it is the smaller companies that are at the greatest risk and therefore should be even more inclined than the larger companies because they are more likely to have all their eggs in one basket. For example, the smaller company commonly has only one work location, a limited number of employees, all of their assets stored at one location, etc.

    This course will introduce you to the process of developing, communicating, and testing a disaster recovery planto avoid this potential pitfall and ensure the continuation of critical business operations in the case of an unforeseeable event.

    Throughout this course, the term disaster shall mean any unforeseeable event which has the potential ability to cause an interruption in the normal business operations of an organization. This would include natural disastrous events such as fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, etc. in addition to electrical power failure, communication system malfunction, information system crashes, etc.

    We will begin by taking a look at a mock scenario of a company that experiences a flood during the normal course of a day. This company does not have adisaster plan in place and as a result, experiences a huge loss both financially and emotionally. You will then be introduced to some of the processes and procedures which this mock company and your company or clients can utilize to ensure the continuation of critical business operations in the event of an unforeseeable disaster to reduce your financial and emotional risk.

    This course will then revisit the mock scenario under the assumption that the company did have a disaster plan implemented when the flooding took place and compare the resulting damages imposed by the event. Finally, you will be provided with additional resources that you may choose to utilize when developing your own disaster plans and a glossary of some of the more common disaster recovery terms.

    Learning Objectives:

    After reading the course material, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the importance of having a corporatedisasterplanin place within your organization.
    • Identify the basics of how to develop, communicate, and test a disaster plan.
    • Identify the steps to recovering damages.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Evaluating Financial Performance

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: Business Finance
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Business Finance
    Course ID:ME-101.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Financial information is used by almost everyone and any manager hoping to effectively communicate and understand business must be able to analyze financial information. This course explains the basics of accounting, links accounting
    to financial statements analyzes financial statements and works through economic analysis of investments.
    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Financial Planning and Forecasting

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: Business Finance
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Business Finance
    Course ID:ME-102.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Financial planning is a continuous process of directing and allocating financial resources to meet strategic goals and objectives. The output from financial planning takes the form of budgets. The most widely used form of a budget
    is Pro Forma or Budgeted Financial Statements. The foundation for Budgeted Financial Statements is Detail Budgets. Detail Budgets include sales forecasts, production forecasts, and other estimates in support of the Financial Plan.
    Collectively, all of these budgets are referred to as the Master Budget. We can also break financial planning down into planning for operations and planning for financing. Operating people focus on sales and production while financial
    planners are interested in how to finance the operations.

    Therefore, we can have an Operating Plan and a Financial Plan. However, to keep things simple and to make sure we integrate the process fully, we will consider financial planning as one single process that encompasses both operations
    and financing.

    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Going Public

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: -Business Management-
    •  
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats:  
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-111.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    There are millions of privately held companies throughout the United States and the World. Very few of these privately held companies will graduate from the minor leagues of business (privately held) to the major league of business (publicly held). This transformation from the minor league to the big league in business is called going public and it culminates when the company can finally sell its stock to the public; referred to as an Initial Public Offering or IPO. As with any major business transformation, going public requires extensive planning, preparation, and perseverance. This short course will outline the IPO process and some of the critical issues that a privately held company must address for successfully going public.

    The main reason for going public should be to grow the business through increased capitalization. In reality, many IPOs are driven by the need to make the company liquid so investors can get a return for their risky investment. To go public, strong consistent growth rates should be in place to support this major capital increase. Companies with slow growth rates should consider alternatives to going public since failure to put this major infusion of capital to immediate use can drive down valuations.

    Topics Covered:

    We will divide the process into three phases, all of which tend to be somewhat concurrent
    (taking place over similar time frames):

    1. Preparing for the IPO
    2. Registering the IPO
    3. Selling the IPO
    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Managing Cash Flow

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: -Business Management-
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-104.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Cash is the most liquid of assets and it represents the lifeblood for growth and investment. To generate cash, we must efficiently and effectively manage the activities that provide cash.

    These activities include billing customers as quickly as possible, disbursing payments only when they come due, collecting cash on overdue accounts, and investing idle cash.

    Therefore, managing cash flow involves several objectives:

    • Accelerating cash inflows wherever possible.
    • Delaying cash outflows until they come due.
    • Investing surplus cash to earn a rate of return.
    • Borrowing cash at the best possible terms.
    • Maintaining an optimal level of cash that is neither excessive nor deficient.

    This course will attempt to outline how these objectives can be met. We will try to answer the following questions:

    • How much cash do we need to run our business?
    • How much cash is locked up in other current assets?
    • How long does it take to collect our cash from customers?
    • How much cash should we hold?
    • How do we cover cash deficits?
    • How do we identify problems with cash flow?
    Who Should Attend:
    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
    NASBA


    $19.00 each Add to cart

    Mergers and Acquisitions Part I

    • Credits:  2
    • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
    • Field of Study: -Business Management-
    • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
    Available Formats: 
    Advanced Preparation:None
    Experience Level:Basic
    Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
    Course ID:ME-106.23
    Published Date:Registered for 2023
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Mergers and acquisitions represent the ultimate change for a business. No other event is more difficult, challenging, or chaotic than a merger and acquisition. Everyone involved in the process must have a clear understanding of how
    the process works. Hopefully, this short course will provide you with a better appreciation of what is involved.

      You might be asking yourself, why do I need to learn the merger and acquisition (M & A) process? Well for starters, mergers and acquisitions are now a normal way of life within the business world. In today's global, competitive
      environment, mergers are sometimes the only means for long-term survival. In other cases, such as Cisco Systems, mergers are a strategic component for generating long-term growth. Additionally, many entrepreneurs no longer build
      companies for the long-term; they build companies for the short-term, hoping to sell the company for huge profits.

      Who Should Attend:
      • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

      Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
      NASBA


      $19.00 each Add to cart

      Mergers and Acquisitions Part II

      • Credits:  2
      • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
      • Field of Study: -Business Management-
      • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
      Available Formats:
      Advanced Preparation:None
      Experience Level:Basic
      Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
      Course ID:ME-116.23
      Published Date:Registered for 2023
      COURSE DESCRIPTION

      Mergers and acquisitions represent the ultimate change for a business. No other event is more difficult, challenging, or chaotic than a merger and acquisition. Everyone involved in the process must have a clear understanding of how
      the process works. Hopefully, this short course will provide you with a better appreciation of what is involved.

      You might be asking yourself, why do I need to learn the merger and acquisition (M and A) process? Well for starters, mergers and acquisitions are now a normal way of life within the business world. In today's global, competitive environment,
      mergers are sometimes the only means for long-term survival.

      In other cases, such as Cisco Systems, mergers are a strategic component for generating long-term growth. Additionally, many entrepreneurs no longer build companies for the long-term; they build companies for the short-term, hoping
      to sell the company for huge profits.

      Who Should Attend:
      • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

      Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
      NASBA


      $19.00 each Add to cart

      Process Improvement The Six Sigma

      • Credits:  2
      • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
      • Field of Study: -Business Management-
      • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
      Available Formats: 
      Advanced Preparation:None
      Experience Level:Basic
      Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
      Course ID:ME-113.23
      Published Date:Registered for 2023
      COURSE DESCRIPTION

      Everything everyone does within an organization is part of a process. So invariably if you want to improve what the organization does, then you have to focus on improving the process. By putting your emphasis on the process, you
      avoid the typical trap that so many business leaders seem to fall prey to looking to cut costs, they focus on trimming payrolls or pushing people to do more with less. This short-sided approach may get a brief bump in performance.
      However, in the long run, you end up increasing costs, reducing value to the customer, and making it harder for the company to compete.
      Who Should Attend:
      • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
      Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
      NASBA


      $19.00 each Add to cart

      Strategic Planning

      • Credits:  2
      • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
      • Field of Study: -Business Management-
      • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
      Available Formats: 
      Advanced Preparation:None
      Experience Level:Basic
      Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
      Course ID:ME-108.23
      Published Date:Registered for 2023
      COURSE DESCRIPTION

      The essence of management includes the ability to plan. As you work your way up the organization, planning moves from operational to strategic. Strategic Planning is one of the principal responsibilities of upper-level management.
      Once management decides on the Strategic Plan, lower-level managers implement the Strategic Plan through an Operating Plan.

      Strategic Planning attempts to answer a very fundamental question:

      • Where do we want to be one year from now, two years from now, three years from now, etc.?
      • Does Strategic Planning require that an organization develops a vision of itself (how do we see ourselves in the future)?
      • Strategic Planning looks at the big picture from a long-range perspective whereas the Operating Plan represents the specific tactics for carrying out the Strategic Plan year to year
      Who Should Attend:
      • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
      Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
      NASBA


      $19.00 each Add to cart

      The Balanced Scorecard

      • Credits:  2
      • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
      • Field of Study: -Business Management-
      • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
      Available Formats: 
      Advanced Preparation:None
      Experience Level:Basic
      Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
      Course ID:ME-109.23
      Published Date:Registered for 2023
      COURSE DESCRIPTION

      Accountants communicate with financial statements. Engineers communicate with as-built drawings. Architects communicate with physical models. It seems that almost every profession has some means of communicating clearly to the
      end-user. However, for people engaged in strategic planning there has been an ongoing dilemma. The finished product, the strategic plan, has not been communicated and reached the end-user. Sure, strategic plans are nice to look at,
      full of bar charts, nice covers, well written, and professionally prepared; but they simply have not impacted the people who must execute the strategic plan. The result has been poor execution of the strategic plan throughout the entire
      organization. And the sad fact of the matter is that execution of the strategic plan is everybodys business, not just upper-level management. Upper-level management creates the strategy, but execution takes place from the bottom up.

      Who Should Attend:
      • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
      Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
      NASBA


      $19.00 each Add to cart

      The Management of Capital

      • Credits:  2
      • Format: Interactive Self Study eBook-
      • Field of Study: Business Finance
      • Author/Speaker: Matt Evans
      Available Formats:  
      Advanced Preparation:None
      Experience Level:Basic
      Program Prerequisites:General Understanding of Management
      Course ID:ME-105.23
      Published Date:Registered for 2023
      COURSE DESCRIPTION

      The long-term investments we make today will determine the value of our business tomorrow. To make long-term investments in new product lines, new equipment, and other assets, managers must know the cost of obtaining funds
      to acquire these assets. The cost associated with different sources of funds is called the cost of capital. The cost of Capital represents the rate a business must pay for each source of funds - debt, preferred stock, common stock,
      and retained earnings. Since we want to maintain existing market values, the cost of capital is the minimum acceptable rate of return for long-term investments. If the business earns more than its cost of capital, the market value
      of the business will increase. Likewise, if returns on long-term investments are below the cost of capital, market values will decline. This leads us to a very fundamental objective within financial management - maximizing values for
      the owners of the business. Therefore, how we manage capital is extremely important to fulfilling the basic objective of increased shareholder value.


      Who Should Attend:
      • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
      Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships:
      NASBA